Calendar

Dec
20
Wed
Committed Knitters @ Arts Incubator
Dec 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Chicago Style Steppin’ Learn It- Dance It @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Dec 20 @ 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.

The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series: Winter Holiday Concert @ Blackstone Public Library
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series: Winter Holiday Concert. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., free, 312-747-0511. Music Teachers of Hyde Park is an alliance of independent private music teachers serving Chicago’s Hyde Park, Kenwood, and South Shore neighborhoods. The Artist Series is presented by the artist members of Music Teachers of Hyde Park. December’s program will be a festive Winter Holiday program featuring the music teachers! For more information visit https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=branch_location_id:(12)/event/59c035583e46b13500924e4e

Dec
21
Thu
Tai Chi Classes For Seniors & All Abilities @ TRC Senior Village
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Tai Chi Classes For Seniors & All Abilities. Expert instruction, seated and standing. Build balance, mobility, strength—fun too! Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15p.m. At TRC Senior Village, 346 E. 53rd Street. Freewill offering (suggested $8). Ongoing classes. Call 630-234-5532. Email: Annasyork@Gmail.Com.  Website: Www.Annayork.Ning.Com

Dec
22
Fri
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds @ Arts Incubator
Dec 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds. Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Boulevard. 773-702-9724. Beginner Yoga is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques & great for stress relief and overall relaxation.

Dec
23
Sat
61st Street Farmers Market
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

61st Street Farmers Market. Every Saturday. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Link and senior farmer’s market coupons accepted. Link purchases matched up to $25 every market day.

Private Spaces Tour Of The Robie House @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am

Private Spaces Tour Of The Robie House. 9 a.m., Every Saturday and Sunday, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, $55 Non-members, $45 Members. Tour includes spaces not normally open to the public, including the servant’s wing, billiards room and the entire third floor. Flwright.org

Hyde Park-Kenwood Food Pantry @ Hyde Park Union Church
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hyde Park-Kenwood Food Pantry. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Every Saturday, Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-363-6063. Recipients may come for groceries once every four weeks. Case manager also available. Enter through side door on 56th Street. Service area covers Cottage Grove Avenue to Lake Michigan, 39th Street to 60th Street.

Dec
24
Sun
Private Spaces Tour Of The Robie House @ Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am

Private Spaces Tour Of The Robie House. 9 a.m., Every Saturday and Sunday, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, $55 Non-members, $45 Members. Tour includes spaces not normally open to the public, including the servant’s wing, billiards room and the entire third floor. Flwright.org

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43” @ Room 43
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43”. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Sundays. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $5 students with ID or children, $10 adults. The Hyde Park Jazz society presents Sunday evening jazz at Room 43.

Weekly Meditation Class @ Chaturanga Holistic Fitness Suite No. 302
Dec 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Weekly Meditation Class. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Every Sunday, at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., Suite No. 302. Free. A graduated class of mindfulness of breathing for the development of calm and clarity. Beginners always welcome. For more information, send e-mail to Samathachicago@Gmail.Com.

Dec
25
Mon
Zen Meditation @ Rockefeller Chapel
Dec 25 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Zen Meditation. Every Monday. 7:15 p.m.- 9 p.m. Instruction. 5:30p.m.-6:05 p.m. Meditation. 6:05-6:45 p.m. Dharma talk or discussion. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. With Nyozan Eric Shutt of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.

Nonviolent Communication Practice Group @ Regents Park
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Nonviolent Communication Practice Group. Every Monday. 7:30-9 P.M. Regents Park, 5050 S. Lake shore Dr. Free. Dr. Hemlata Pokharna and Dr. Mandakini Pokharna lead the program that trains participant to develop skills to connect with the self through meditation and focus, and connect with others through nonviolent communication. The goal is to inspire and empower people in the world to discover healthy and harmonious ways of being with themselves and being together.

Dec
26
Tue
The Hysterical Material @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Hysterical Material. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200. This is a show about feelings and emotion: how these twin registers are represented and produced in both the materiality of the body and in the objects we call art. The exhibition investigates these possibilities in the work of two leading artists of Western art history, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) and Bruce Nauman (born 1941).

Dec
27
Wed
Coffee Tea + Chat @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Wednesdays. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. For more information visit www.rebuild-foundation.org.

Hyde Park Village Drop In @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Dec 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Hyde Park Village Drop In. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Every second and fourth Wednesday Of The Month, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., $7 suggested donation 773-493-6451, Chpv.org. Featuring lunch, light exercise and socializing. Call 773-363-1933 for more information or assistance with transportation.

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