Calendar

Dec
9
Sat
Fall Student Showcase @ The Revival
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm

Fall Student Showcase. 9 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., free. The Revival offers a variety of classes for adults including improv, stand up comedy, spoken word, storytelling, and more. Tonight, our students take the stage to share what they’ve learned in the fall session. For more information visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/d1b29313ffd3bacd78bdd84b0d31568d

C.R.E.A.M. (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me) @ The Revival
Dec 9 @ 9:30 pm

C.R.E.A.M. (Comedy Rules Everything Around Me). 9:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $10 – $15. Em Brown and Lem Slaughter – two of Chicago’s favorite comics – bring you C.R.E.A.M., a showcase of Chicago’s hidden treasures including stand-up comics, sketch comedians, poets, musicians and more. Special surprise guests bless the stage at every show! You don’t want to miss this! For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/7a5402591ad839a2bf2a0614d9c59d40

Dec
10
Sun
Building for Tomorrow, Today @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Building for Tomorrow, Today. 1 p.m. – 2:40 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., free, 773-324-5520. Participants will learn how to draw a street scene that creates the illusion of depth on a piece of paper.  They will be guided through constructing one and two point perspective drawings that will incorporate urban architectural buildings and elements. Participants will have the opportunity to gain insight on creating vanishing points, analyze and interpret scale within a picture plan as well as create light and shadows for illusion enhancement. Program is for middle school-aged students only. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/building-for-tomorrow-today-2/

Second Sunday @ Hyde Park Art Center
Dec 10 @ 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 music, art activities and more! Activities will include a puppet making workshop with materials provided. Classical guitarist Ney Allie will also perform as part of “Embracing Chicago’s Diversity Through Music” a project that celebrates Chicago’s cultural diversity and encourages communities to keep alive their musical traditions through interactive music performances and workshops. For more information visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/event/second-sunday-60/

The Revival Hour @ The Revival
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

The Revival Hour. 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. The Revival Hour is a hilarious evening of sketch and improve comedy, solo performance and music from a diverse range of artists from across Chicago’s South Side and beyond. For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/333e309402b4297f26594367b99b09bd

Dec
12
Tue
Local School Council Meeting @ Elementary Community Academy
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 5:30 p.m., Charles Kozminski Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St. 773-535-0870

Local School Council Meeting @ Dunbar Vocational Career Academy
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 6 p.m., Paul L. Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, 3000 S. King Dr., 773-534-9000

Local School Council Meeting @ Kenwood Academy
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1350

Dec
13
Wed
Local School Council Meeting. @ Bret Harte Elementary School
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 5:30 p.m., Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., 773-535-0870

Local School Council Meeting @ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm

Local School Council Meeting. 6 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, 4445 Drexel Ave., 773-535-1180

Dec
20
Wed
Coffee Tea + Chat @ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coffee Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. 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.

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