Calendar

Jan
11
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement! For children ages five and under. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/spanish-storytime-4

Free Demo Day of “Twinkle Stars.” @ Hyde Park Suzuki Institute
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am

Free Demo Day of “Twinkle Stars.” 11 a.m. Hyde Park Suzuki Institute,5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hyde Park Suzuki Institute is hosting an early childhood music class. RSVP to nia.barberousse@hydeparksuzuki.org or call 773-643-1388.

Reading and Conversation with Jenny Fran Davis and Riley Redgate @ 57th St. Books
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Reading and Conversation with Jenny Fran Davis and Riley Redgate. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Authors Jenny Fran Davis and Riley Redgate read and discuss their latest novels, “Everything Must Go” and “Noteworthy,” books that explore themes like identity and community. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/reading-and-conversation-jenny-fran-davis-and-riley-redgate

Jan
13
Sat
Gallery Talk: Factories and Fire @ Smart Museum of Art
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

Gallery Talk: Factories and Fire. 2 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., free, 773-702-0200. This gallery talk seeks to be a bridge between the ongoing exhibition Revolution Every Dayin the Smart Museum and the upcoming exhibition “Brick, Cardboard and Ashes. The Experimental Monuments of International Communism, which will take place in the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow in 2019. Participants will be led by Miguel Caballero, Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago. For more information visit https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/events/1364/gallery-talk-factories-and-fire/

AACM: Eccentric Coincidental Configurations @ Logan Center Performance Penthouse 901
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm

AACM: Eccentric Coincidental Configurations. 7 p.m., Logan Center Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., free, 773-702-2787. Always innovative the AACM series, Eccentric Coincidental Configurations, will take improvisation and spontaneity to a new level by engaging the audience in identifying which aggregation of musicians will actually perform together at each concert. The band member’s names will be placed in a box a week before the first concert and the performers for the first concert will be drawn. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/aacm-eccentric-coincidental-configurations-2

First Unitarian Church to host Emancipation Pageant @ First Unitarian Church
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

First Unitarian Church to host Emancipation Pageant. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., present an Emancipation Pageant on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday morning, Jan. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Racial Justice Task Force of the First Unitarian Church will present an Emancipation Pageant. This pageant is part of the Illinois Commemorative Dates Act calling for celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863. The Pageant describes the background and meaning of the Emancipation in narration and song. It is particularly relevant today as we remind Americans of the history of slavery and the struggles after the Civil War interrupted by the Reconstruction period and the continuing efforts of civil rights for all.  It is particularly important in building a multicultural/multiracial society in our country and, ultimately, the world. In addition to the pageant each night there will also be a reception.  For further information, call Allan Lindrup at 773-595-4921, Finley Campbell at 773-752-4019, or Joan Staples, 773-288-8196. 

Jan
14
Sun
Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Sunday. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Join us for an afternoon of free family art making activities. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/second-sunday-63/

Resilient Images Opening Reception: Artist Talks, Performances, and More @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Resilient Images Opening Reception: Artist Talks, Performances, and More. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Join us for an evening celebration of the Resilient Images exhibition, featuring new work from Justine Pluvinage (Paris) and David Schalliol (Chicago/Minneapolis) created during a two-year international residency exchange project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France. More information regarding the event schedule can be found at http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/resilient-images-opening-reception-micro-talks-performances-more/

First Unitarian Church to host Emancipation Pageant @ First Unitarian Church
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

First Unitarian Church to host Emancipation Pageant. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., present an Emancipation Pageant on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday morning, Jan. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Racial Justice Task Force of the First Unitarian Church will present an Emancipation Pageant. This pageant is part of the Illinois Commemorative Dates Act calling for celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863. The Pageant describes the background and meaning of the Emancipation in narration and song. It is particularly relevant today as we remind Americans of the history of slavery and the struggles after the Civil War interrupted by the Reconstruction period and the continuing efforts of civil rights for all.  It is particularly important in building a multicultural/multiracial society in our country and, ultimately, the world. In addition to the pageant each night there will also be a reception.  For further information, call Allan Lindrup at 773-595-4921, Finley Campbell at 773-752-4019, or Joan Staples, 773-288-8196. 

Jan
15
Mon
Martin Luther King Day of Reflection: Film Program and Discussion @ Hyde Park Art Center
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Martin Luther King Day of Reflection: Film Program and Discussion. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Filmmaker Floyd Webb curates a selection of short films highlighting the Black Arts/Black Power movements, including a short film on the Wall of Respect. Floyd Webb is the founder of the Blacklight Festival of International Black Cinema. More information can be found at http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/martin-luther-king-day-of-reflection-film-program-and-discussion/

Jan
16
Tue
Denis Johnson Tribute Tour @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Denis Johnson Tribute Tour. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. Join authors Ling Ma, Daniel Raeburn, Augustus Rose, and Vu Tran for a reading, discussion and celebration in honor of Denis Johnson’s final collection of short stories, “The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” completed just before he passed away. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/denis-johnson-tribute-tour-largesse-sea-maiden

Third Tuesday Jazz: Bernard Scavella, Sax @ Logan Center Cafe
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm

Third Tuesday Jazz: Bernard Scavella, Sax. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., free, 773-702-2787. The Hyde Park Jazz Society selects local jazz musicians to perform on the third Tuesday of every month at Café Logan. Enjoy beer, wine, a full coffee bar, and food along with some of the best jazz the city has to offer. Presented by the Logan Center and Hyde Park Jazz Society with additional support by WDCB. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/third-tuesday-jazz-bernard-scavella-sax

Jan
17
Wed
Offen Poetry Reading by Duriel Harris @ Logan Center Seminar Terrace 801
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm

Offen Poetry Reading by Duriel Harris. 6 a.m., Logan Center Seminar Terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., free, 773-834-8524. Duriel E. Harris selects a student from a group of anonymous submissions to read their original work. Harris will read her work as well. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/offen-poetry-reading-duriel-harris

Jan
18
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement! For children ages five and under. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/spanish-storytime-4

Jan
19
Fri
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am

Spanish Storytime! 10:30 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Have fun exploring the Spanish language with books, songs, and lots of movement! For children ages five and under. For more information visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/spanish-storytime-4

Chicago Stage: Kenthaney Redmond Quartet @ Logan Center cafe
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm

Chicago Stage: Kenthaney Redmond Quartet. 3 p.m., Logan Center cafe, 915 E. 60th St., free, 773-702-2787. In partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and the Jazz Institute of Chicago, Jazz at the Logan presents CHICAGO STAGE at the Logan showcasing local jazz artists in free pre-concert performances. Featuring Kenthaney Redmond on flute, Cesar Martinez on guitar, Nicholas Davis on bass, and Josh Ross on drums. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/chicago-stage-kenthaney-redmond-quartet

William Mazzarella – “The Mana of Mass Society.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

William Mazzarella – “The Mana of Mass Society.” 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. William Mazzarella discusses his new book “The Mana of Mass Society.” He will be joined in conversation by W. J. T. Mitchell. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/william-mazzarella-mana-mass-society-w-j-t-mitchell

Jan
20
Sat
Family Program: What’s up King Tut? @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Family Program: What’s up King Tut? 1 p.m. – 3 p.m, Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., free, 773-702-9507. King Tut wasn’t the only boy king? Find out the real story of what makes King Tutankhamun famous, find his artifacts in our gallery, and decipher the hieroglyphs on his 17-foot-tall statue. Registration recommended. More information can be found at https://oi.uchicago.edu/events/event.html?guid=CAL-ff808081-5fc3c43d-015f-c5b83393-00001689eventscalendar%40uchicago.edu&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal

Jan
23
Tue
CEERES of Voices: Laura Engelstein – “Russia in Flames.” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CEERES of Voices: Laura Engelstein – “Russia in Flames.” 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. “Russia in Flames” offers a compelling narrative of heroic effort and brutal disappointment, revealing that what happened during these seven years was both a landmark in the emancipation of Russia from past oppression and a world-shattering disaster. Engelstein will be joined in conversation by Faith Hillis and Kenneth Pomeranz. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/laura-engelstein-russia-flames-faith-hillis

Jan
24
Wed
On Time and Art with Laura Letinsky and John Muse. @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On Time and Art with Laura Letinsky and John Muse. 6 p.m – 7:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. Join us for a conversation between Laura Letinsky and John Muse about time and art, moderated by Bill Brown. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/time-and-art-laura-letinsky-and-john-muse-bill-brown