Calendar

Jan
27
Sat
Southside Gentrification: the Pros and Cons @ Blackstone Public Library
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Southside Gentrification: the Pros and Cons. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join members of our community for a round table discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of gentrification sponsored by Chicago Metro South OFA. For more information contact Cynthia Clark at 312-802-7015.

Neighbors Night @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Neighbors Night. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Hyde Park area neighbors are invited for an evening of art making activities, music, films and refreshments. For more information visit www.hydeparkart.org.

The Last Days Of Revolution Featuring Kirill Medvedev And Cauleen Smith @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Last Days Of Revolution Featuring Kirill Medvedev And Cauleen Smith 6 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.A closing event held on the final weekend of the special exhibition Revolution Every Day. Russian poet Kirill Medvedev performs selections of his work. Following the reading, Medvedev will join exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith and Revolution Every Day guest curators Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer for a conversation that reflects on the relationship between art and revolutionary ideals and practices. Free, open to all. A reception follows the discussion.

Jan
28
Sun
Curator Tour: Revolution Every Day @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 28 @ 12:30 pm

Curator Tour: Revolution Every Day.12:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free. Closing-day tour of Revolution Every Day. Join guest curators Robert Bird, Christina Kiaer, and Zachary Cahill for a final look at the Soviet posters and film and contemporary video art on view in this special exhibition.

Feb
7
Wed
Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

LECTURE: The Other Book of the Dead @ Oriental Institute , Breasted Hall
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

LECTURE: The Other Book of the Dead. 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall1155 E. 58th St. Free. 773-834-9775. Oriental Institute Lecture Series. David P. Silverman, Eckley B. Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Curator in Charge of the Egyptian Collection, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology The Book of the Dead (the modern term for the ancient Egyptian Book of Going Forth in the Day) is usually described as a roll of papyri with inscribed funerary texts that often included illustrated vignettes. From the New Kingdom on, it became part of the equipment Egyptians wanted for their Afterlife. The spells, however, were not limited to papyri and appear on coffins, figurines, jewelry, amulets, chests, shrines, wrappings, shrouds, tomb walls, etc. The lecture will focus on this latter group and its use of these magical texts.

Feb
8
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories around a weekly theme. For toddlers 18 to 24 months.

Chicago State University Graduate and Professional Studies Open House @ CSU Library 4th Floor, Sunroom
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Chicago State University Graduate and Professional Studies Open House. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 9501 S. King Drive, Library 4th Floor, Sunroom. Information will be shared about the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctorate in Education Leadership programs and over 40 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs offered at the university. For more information visit ww.csu.edu.

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Nichols Park Field House
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm

Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Nichols Park Field House, 1355 E. 53rd St. For more information call Stephanie Franklin at 773- 995-3622.

Feb
9
Fri
Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Feb
10
Sat
Family Day @ Smart Museum of Art
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free. Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.

Feb
11
Sun
Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Sunday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. 773-324-5520. Join us for free family art making activities.

Feb
12
Mon
Local School Council (LSC) Meeting @ Reavis Elementary School
Feb 12 @ 7:30 am

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Reavis Elementary School, 834 E 50th St., in room 305. 773-535-1060.

Feb
14
Wed
Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

Feb
15
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories around a weekly theme. For toddlers 18 to 24 months.

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., room 206 (science lab). 773-535-1764.

Feb
20
Tue
Toddler Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting. 6:30 p.m. King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Beat 223 – Boundaries: 47th-51st and King Drive-Drexel

Feb
21
Wed
University of Chicago Service League book discussion @ Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm

University of Chicago Service League book discussion. 1:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. Author Claire Hartfield will discuss her book “One Drop of Red,” a book about Chicago race riots of 1919. Refreshments will be served after the discussion.

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting @ The basement of the Treasure Island
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting. 6:30 p.m. The basement of the Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St. Beat 233 – Boundaries: 51st-60th/King Drive to Woodlawn (51st-55th), King Drive to Cottage Grove (55th-60th).