The Oriental Institute – Its First Hundred Years @ Augustana Lutheran Church
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm

The Oriental Institute – Its First Hundred Years; Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.; 1:30 p.m.; Presented by the University of Chicago Service League, Anne Flannery discusses the first century of the Oriental Institute.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park @ Blackstone Public Library
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm

Music Teachers of Hyde Park; Blackstone Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; Pianist Laura Fenster launches the fall series with a performance of two Beethoven Sonatas: “Les Adieux” and “Waldstein.”

Jazz at the Logan Center @ Logan Center for the Arts
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz at the Logan Center; Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.; 7:30 p.m.; Pianist Fred Hersch and guitarist Julian Lage join forces to launch the 2019/20 season of Jazz at the Logan; tickets $10 – $38.

Open House Chicago Hyde Park Historical Society @ Hyde Park Historical Society
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open House Chicago Hyde Park Historical Society; 5529 S Lake Park Ave,; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; the Historical Society’s historic cable car building will be a featured stop on this year’s Open House Chicago; the Society also will sponsor a preview of its upcoming Nancy Hayes photo exhibit.

Newberry Consort @ International House at U. of C.
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm

International House at U. of C., 1414 E. 59th St.; 2 p.m.; Newberry Consort opens its season with a performance of “The Empress: Margarita Teresa;” a pre-concert lecture begins at 1:30 and a reception to celebrate Global Voices will follow the performance; tickets: $10 – $50 available at

Songs of Gustav Mahler @ Mandel Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm

Songs of Gustav Mahler; Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St.; 7:30 p.m.; baritone Christian Gerharer and pianist Gerold Huber perform the songs of Mahler in recital; pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $10 – $38.

Jazz Society Grand Opening @ Promontory Music Venue
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz Society Grand Opening; Promontory Music Venue, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W; first set 7:30 p.m., second set 9 p.m.; Dee Alexander kicks off the Hyde Park Jazz Society’s move into its new home; admission $10; students $5.

Halloween Party @ Blackstone Public Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Halloween Party; Blackstone Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.; 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; An evening of stories, crafts and goodies for children of all ages and their families.