Yael Shy – “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond.” 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., free, 773-752-4381. “What Now? Meditation for your Twenties and Beyond” shares mindfulness practices to help twenty-somethings learn to identify and accept powerful feelings and respond – not react – to stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/yael-shy-what-now-meditation-your-twenties-and-beyond
Free Musical Improv Workshop. 6:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., free. After Party is coming to The Revival! And, they’re offering a free musical improve workshop for community members! Try your hand at music created on-the-spot. And stick around for the post show jam where you can join After Part on stage too! For more information visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/3e71798ea4528b5cc81074bcda3e01e9
After Party. 7:30 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. After Party is coming to The Revival! Starring Chicago’s leading musical improvisers, After Party brings vocal chops and fast-paced comedy to the stage. Join these fierce women for a completely improvised musical performance and post-show jam! For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/7d55de5740b68cbfdbb107d9733f73cc
The Hutchins Plan with Scientist Peter Eng! 9 p.m., The Revival, 1160 E 55th St., $5 – $10. The Hutchins Plan is named for early twentieth century University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins. Featuring “Special Guests” from across the College, this improve comedy performances begins with an extemporaneous monologue that inspires a series of interconnected scenes. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/3f9e2dd4b091376113eae9e9202667e8
Crafts and Storytime with Author Pam Saxelby! 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Author Pam Saxelby returns to read from Max and Bear, a story of patience and friendship about the importance of waiting for good things to come. Children are invited to stay after storytime and create their own bear! For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/crafts-and-storytime-author-pam-saxelby-0
Violet Lemay – “Artists and their Pets.” 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St., free, 773-684-1300. Violet Lemay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose children’s books include “100 Pablo Picassos,” “My Foodie ABC,” and the Local Baby series, which includes “New York Baby” and “Beach Babies.” Her new book explores the relationships between famous artists and their pets. For more information and to RSVP visit https://www.semcoop.com/event/violet-lemay-artists-and-their-pets
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). 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
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. 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. 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
Local School Council Meeting. 5:30 p.m., Charles Kozminski Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St. 773-535-0870
Local School Council Meeting. 6 p.m., Paul L. Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, 3000 S. King Dr., 773-534-9000
Local School Council Meeting. 6:30 p.m., Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1350
Local School Council Meeting. 5:30 p.m., Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., 773-535-0870
Local School Council Meeting. 6 p.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Prep, 4445 Drexel Ave., 773-535-1180
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. 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. 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. 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