Calendar

Dec
27
Wed
Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $10/class or $80/12wks, Seniors (60+) and college students with ID: $7/class or $56/12wks. 773-493-6451. Celebrate Steppin Productions, in partnership with Chicago Hyde Park Village and Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, presents “Chicago Style Steppin”, a 12-week dance class that promises to be a fun, social and fitness event. Get ready to “Go all out on the Dance Floor” as instructor Steppin’ Rick Ball “steps” you into a healthier routine. Beginners welcome.

Jan
3
Wed
Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. $10/class or $80/12wks, Seniors (60+) and college students with ID: $7/class or $56/12wks. 773-493-6451. Celebrate Steppin Productions, in partnership with Chicago Hyde Park Village and Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, presents “Chicago Style Steppin”, a 12-week dance class that promises to be a fun, social and fitness event. Get ready to “Go all out on the Dance Floor” as instructor Steppin’ Rick Ball “steps” you into a healthier routine. Beginners welcome.

Jan
4
Thu
Spanish Storytime! @ 57th St. Books
Jan 4 @ 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

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Communicating with the Beyond in Ancient Egypt @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jan 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Communicating with the Beyond in Ancient Egypt. 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., free, 773-702-9507. Join Emily Teeter, Egyptologist and Research Associate of the Oriental Institute, as she explores the many ways that people in ancient Egypt communicated with the gods and with their deceased relatives and friends. This talk will highlight objects in the gallery that document the astounding ease with which people communicated with the beyond, and will address the social impact of that communication. For more information visit https://oi.uchicago.edu/events/event.html?guid=CAL-ff808081-5f8098d9-015f-837b235c-0000141aeventscalendar%40uchicago.edu&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal

Artist Talk with Pope.L and Dieter Roelstraete @ Logan Center
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Talk with Pope.L and Dieter Roelstraete. 6 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., free, 773-702-2787. Join artist Pope.L and curator Dieter Roelstraete as they discuss Pope.L’s contribution to Documenta 14, Flint Water, and the Wrens campaign. Co-sponsored by the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago and the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. For more information visit http://arts.uchicago.edu/event/artist-talk-popel-and-dieter-roelstraete

Jan
10
Wed
Evidence-Based Approaches to Gun Violence @ Ida Noyes - Cloister Club
Jan 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Evidence-Based Approaches to Gun Violence. 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Ida Noyes – Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St. Gun violence threatens lives in our communities every day. The University of Chicago will host a discussion on the intersection of activism, research, policy and enforcement in addressing gun violence in our nation’s cities along with State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the founder and president of Mother’s Against Senseless Killings, Tamar Manasseh, and other esteemed panelists who will be addressing gun violence here in Chicago and across the United States.  The panel will examine this issue and how evidence-based approaches can prevent violence – and ultimately, save lives. Lunch will be provided to RSVP by Jan. 7 visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evidence-based-approaches-to-gun-violence-registration-41392140005.

Lecture: Kites, Tombs, and Houses in the ‘Land of Conjecture’: New Discoveries in the Black Desert, Jordan @ Oriental Institute Museum
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Lecture: Kites, Tombs, and Houses in the ‘Land of Conjecture’: New Discoveries in the Black Desert, Jordan. 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St., free, 773-834-9775. In this talk, Yorke Rowan discusses recent discoveries of tombs, petroglyphs, well-built houses, and vast chains of hunting traps across the landscape, all of which suggest the environment was quite different to what we see now. For more information visit https://oi.uchicago.edu/events/event.html?guid=CAL-ff808081-5da6cf61-015d-a9ab51e6-00005530eventscalendar%40uchicago.edu&calPath=%2Fpublic%2Fcals%2FMainCal

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