Tea Time Concert: Early Music For The Holidays. Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59Th St. 4:30 P.M. Free. The University Of Chicago Early Music Ensemble Performs Selections Of Medieval, Renaissance And Baroque Music For The Holidays.
Chamber Check-in; Hyatt Place Chicago South; 5225 S. harper Ave.; 5:30 p.m.; join members of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the holiday season and take advantage of the opportunity to expand your business and professional network.
PUSH Annual Food Giveaway. Mt Pisgah Baptist Church, 4622 S. King Drive. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition holds its annual food basket giveaway. To receive a food basket, participants must register at PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th St. The charitable event will be repeated on Dec. 14 and Dec 21.
Art Open House. Hutchins House, 4810 S. Ellis Ave. 10 A.M. To 6 P.M. Free. Numerous Artists And Artisans Will Display Their Works Ranging For Quilts To Updated Vintage Clothing To Jewelry And Many More; Attendees Also Have The Opportunity To See The First Floor This Beautiful Kenwood Home Including A Four-Wall Mural Of The 1893 Columbian Exposition.
Hyde Park Holly Day Celebration. 53Rd Street Business Corridor. 10 A.M. To 4 P.M. Get Into The Holiday Spirit With A Sleigh Full Of Activities For Children And Adults, Including Ice Sculpture, Caroling, Buddy The Elf And A Live Reindeer; For Details Go To Www.Hphollyday.Com/Activities.
Taste of the Nutcracker. Blackstone Branch of Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 10:30 am. Hyde Park School of Ballet will perform scenes from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet. Attendees can meet the Nutcracker Prince, Clara and other characters.
Caroling with the Carillon. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. 5 p.m. Free. University carillonneur Joey Brink and members of the Guild of Student Carillonneurs play an evening of carols and other holiday favorites; hot chocolate and snacks will be available.
The Nutcracker. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 7 p.m. Tickets $10 to $40. The Hyde Park School of Dance open its annual production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, and this year’s performance will include new hip-hop choreography of the battle scene. Dec. 14 performances are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and the Dec. 15 performance is at 2 p.m.
Vends + Vibes. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Noon to 5 p.m. Chicago artists open their sixth-annual two-day marketplace of unique items while music is supplied by some of the city’s hottest DJs; Dec. 15 hours also are noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.vendsandvibes.com.
Kwanzaa Craft Program. Blackstone Branch of Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Kwanzaa with artist Creola as she demonstrates how to make jewelry, dolls and drums inspired by the holiday.