Culture, Arts and Entertainment Calendar for Hyde Park and Kenwood area Chicago

A service of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference and its website, www.hydepark.org. Send us your additions and corrections: hpkcc@aol.com. Calendar Manager: Gary Ossewaarde.
Help support our work: Join the Conference!
Navigate via portal to our other calendars and directories. For a few recommended activities see our fanpage in Facebook, the Hot Events/Mtgs calendar in HPKCC's Hyde Park Record , and the Calendar (when it is up again) in the new hydepark.org homepage.

"Chicago's Culture Coast- Discover Hyde Park": visit the Culture Coast Network website incl. calendar: http://www.culturecoastnetwork.org
Good Neighbors/Chicago Hyde Park Village calendar (Jay Mulberry): http://tinyurl.com/HydeParkWeek.

Visit http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org (last Sept. weekend of year). http://www.explorechicago.org.

Visit titles-only for next two weeks linked to complete calendar by date. Start dates beyond this.
Go directly to events calendar By Date.

What's going on next few weeks at various venues/museums- quick, details. Performance Series.

In this page:

To Cultural and Arts Venues and Resources Directory - Provider, venue Links by type and by alpha run with some description
To Community Events, Entertainment
To Community Resources- Arts and Culture section
To Cultural and Arts News and perspectives
To Hyde Park Arts Fest, a different synopsis of Hyde Park's cultural venues/wealth
This website's (Hyde Park Record) other Calendars and Directories
The calendar in the new hydepark.org (HPKCC website) will have the events and meetings of the Conference or others it is promoting.
University of Chicago: start with http://arts.uchicago.edu and http://music.uchicago.edu. Find a whole set of UC arts links in our Neighborhood Links.

Cultural Plan 2012
City of Chicago Bureau of Tourism, including calendars and cultural tourism, and it's voted number one in Twitter feeds- http://www.ExploreChicago.org. The following are just examples:
Wine, Dine and Fun and reviews- http://www.chicago.metromix.com (/restaurants, etc.)
Our restaurants/entertainment venues plus page.
Half off deals etc.- http://www.groupon.com
Cultural happenings- http://www.explorechicago.org (Get the South Chicago edition of "Eat, Play, Love" from them.),
http://www.centerstagechicago.com/, ...../festival/styles/ethnicultural.html
Playing-general- http://www.chicagomag.com, http://chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Going-Out, http://timeout.com
Community calendars- http://webblogs.cltv.com/community/news/chicago

Chicago Artist Resources (CAR) from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs-- includes notices of seminars, grants/scholarships, events etc. To get on the listserve, contact through http://www.cityofchicago.org/culturalaffairs.

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Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 - Join the Conversation. Plan released in fall 2012.

In July 2014 Ingenuity, the CPs partner in developing CPS's 2012 Cultural Plan, released a "State of the Arts" (in CPS schools) report. Conditions described mainly were before or as the CPS Cultural Plan were being ramped up, but, Ingenuity said, showed how much far below standard things are. Especially disturbing to many are that funds for new art teachers etc. to schools are only temporary and rapidly go down the next two years and that this infusion is not likely to completely close the gap, especially in arts-in-schools deserts (and poor program, lack of resources and arts partners and in reaching 120 arts minutes and time-equivalent teachers in schools) in south and west side schools. This fits in with the US Department of Education findings that schools of poor and minority students are likely to have 1st year and inadequate teachers. Findings of Ingenuity: only 56% of schools met the 1:350 art teacher per student ratio. To get the report visit ingenuity-inc.org.

In 2012 the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) released the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 plan. www.chicagoculturalplan2012.com or www.cityofchicago.org/dcase.
More on the plan in our Arts and Cultural News page.

University of Chicago calendars: http://calendar.uchicago.edu. And http://events.uchicago.edu. Also arts.uchicago.edu, music.uchicago.edu, logan.uchicago.edu. arts.uchicago.edu/artsandpubliclife.
http://news.uchicago.edu. http://oca.uchicago.edu/insideout/. Civic Knowledge, Southside Arts and Humanities Network. (additional and updated U of C cultural and arts links in our Neighborhood Websites/Media and Online Links)
Civic Knowledge UC Calendar: http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/calendar.shtml.

Website of Culture Coast Network
Maps

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference is a Member of the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture
Proud to support
Visit their website, hypachicago.org. Peek at their calendar. And get your Passport to Jazz and see its calendar. See here
"Chicago's Culture Coast-
Discover Hyde Park." More about
Hyde Park Jazz Festival site. Add /volunteer to volunteer at the Festival September 25.




Culture Coast Network

Say "Culture Coast"

(Logo use by permission of HyPa)

To Dept. of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tourism http://www.ExploreChicago.org. Becoming one of the most comprehensive of such websites. Next Tour of Hyde Park from Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph October 24. http://www.chicagoneighborhoodtours.com.


BIG 30+: Neighborhood "big events" to seek here or in the Community Events page are: (See also "12 Free" a sampler in the HyPa section. NO 53rd St. festivals in 2014 except after (4-8 pm) 4th of July Parade and Picnic.

Best bets' circle:

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BOTH THE CHICAGO CULTURAL PLAN 2012 AND THE CPS ARTS AND CULTURE PLAN HAVE NOW BEEN RELEASED

done til next year

done til next year.

SHoP gone but presents in Hyde Park Art Center an in Logan Square.

History- coming attractions: see in History and Preservation homepage

 

Find out about the first district-wide Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan. Developed by the CPS Department of Arts Education, in partnership with Ingenuity Incorporated and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Plan will set the standards and policies for improved and expanded arts programs across Chicago's public schools. Weigh in at one of these sessions:

Chicago Cultural Plan 2012-
Download final at http://www.chicagoculturalplan2012.com.

Logan Center website: arts.uchicago.edu/logan and new phone no. 773 702-arts.

Hyde Park Jazz Society returned to Room 43. "We are so grateful to you for being a friend and supporter of jazz on the South Side of Chicago. As the HPJS is halfway into our 6th year of producing jazz, we want to give a special thanks to those of you who have been with us from our modest beginnings in 2006 to the great successes that followed. And we send out a BIG thanks to all of you, recent and long-time audience members, who have followed us during our many moves. It has often been challenging and always an adventure!
"And now we have exciting news to share with you. In the new year, we return home to ROOM 43--on JANUARY 8th. The City licenses are in place, and our plans are made. Room 43 is now secure for us.
For our kick-off event, we will present the John Burnett Orchestra, featuring vocalist Frieda Lee. Additionally, the Hyde Park Jazz Society and John Wright Music will honor Frieda for her contributions to jazz in Chicago. That night will also be our annual Black & White evening where we ask our patrons to dress in black, white, or black and white. To celebrate our homecoming, many of our patrons will be wearing evening attire. But the door charge remains a modest $10. And whatever your clothes, black jeans or black tie, we want you to celebrate our "opening night" with us."

Free Museum Passes. Ald. Will Burns writes:

Did you know that you can visit the Art Institute, Field Museum or Brookfield Zoo for FREE with a museum passport from the Chicago Public Library?

Passes for families of up to four people are available for check out from Chicago Public Library branches. Each library location has a limited number of Passports for each of the 13 museums that participate in the program, and one Museum Passport can be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period for each Great Kids Museum Passport is one week.

More information and a list of participating museums and institutions is available at http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/kids/grkids_museumpass.php.

Museum of Science and Industry is looking for your old photos of Christmas Around the World, for display in a special gallery with this year's Christmas Around the World. Go to http://www.msichicago/Christmas and click "Season's Snapshots" by October 7.

HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 is on September 27 and 28, but starting thereafter look for special events through the year, including a 2nd Tuesdays at Logan or equivalent.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival news and full schedule: Visit http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org.
HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 LINEUP

including Pianist of the Year Craig Taborn in his first solo performance in Chicago as well as the Dee Alexander Quartet featuring Oliver Lake, the J.D. Allen Quartet, Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, and the Art Hoyle Quintet.

September 27 & 28, the 8th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will bring more than 30 bands to 14 stages throughout Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Alongside live musical performances by critically acclaimed local, national, and international jazz talents, the festival will also feature an outdoor dance floor, artisan vendors, and for the second year, a community-wide oral histories project where festival goers can share their experiences with jazz.

The 8th annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival is FREE to the public through the support of the University of Chicago, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. We invite a suggested $5 donation per person to help sustain the festival's future. As mentioned in Howard Reich's recent Chicago Tribune article, the Festival aims to continue its momentum by building year-round programming in the coming year.

This year's performing artists include: Craig Taborn; the J.D. Allen Quartet; Etienne Charles & Creole Soul; the Dee Alexander Quartet featuring Oliver Lake; the Art Hoyle Quintet; Dana Hall's Black Ark Movement; Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble; Tomeka Reid "Hear in Now;" and the Houston Person Quartet.

Festival Weekends- "Celebrate Hyde Park." Next is Oktoberfest Oct. ?? 2014 then Small Business Saturday. Details will be posed under the date.

57th St. Children's Book Fair has now become the Children's Book Fair- now 1-6 pm in Nichols Park Sunday October 6 or 12.

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Explore Chicago: This summer, the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture (COTC) is making it easier than ever for visitors and residents to experience the city's diverse neighborhoods and discover hidden gems and other 'must sees' along the way. Urban Excursions- check out at ExploreChicago.org.

Our Urban Excursions: Explore Chicago website offers numerous resources to help plan a perfect roadmap for exploring the city, from daily blog postings highlighting fun recommended itineraries to new SCVNGR and Foursquare games for mobile phones spotlighting iconic neighborhoods, Chicago music trivia and local ice cream shops, among others.

The centerpiece of Urban Excursions is the North American premiere of En route, a theatrical journey through Chicago presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theater; the Australian performance company, One Step at a Time Like This; and Richard Jordan Productions. Taking their cues from Motorola ATRIX™ 4G smartphones, audience members wind their way through Chicago, where performance artists will spontaneously open their eyes to new ways of understanding the city, and themselves, in the process.

Another exciting offering this summer is Family Adventures, fun one-day guided excursions with plenty of hands-on activities to keep the kids active while learning about unique Chicago neighborhoods and parks. Lunch, round-trip transportation from the Chicago Cultural Center and all other fees are conveniently included in the ticket price.

COTC's ever-popular visitor programs, such as Chicago Neighborhood Tours, Chicago Greeter and Instagreeter, are bigger and better than ever before too, including an all-new Instagreeter outpost offering free guided walks of the vibrant arts and ethnic enclave of Pilsen.

Visit Urban Excursions: Explore Chicago to learn more about these and the hundreds of other free programs and activities taking place this summer in Chicago.

 

HP Community Players- This time 6 presentations of the fall production- "Desire, Desire, Desire, and More Desire."

Art Speaks returns to U of C for 2011-12.

Tickets for all 3 $50, $12. Single $20, $5. 773 702-8080, 5720 s. Woodlawn room 100 M-% 10-5.

 

Chicago Humanities Festival is revving up- and events continue year round. October and November 2011- Sunday OCTOBER 21 2012 is the day in Hyde Park.
Registration (required) http://www.chicagohumanities.org or 312 494-9509. Or
http://humanitiesday2012.uchicago.edu

October 21, Sunday. Chicago Humanities Festival- Hyde Park Day. Full schedule and instructions for tickets (some events ticketed separately)- http://www.chicagohumanities.org.
Law School Lloyd Aud. 1111 E. 60th St. 2 pm #203 High Rise Stories. 4 pm #207 Lady Gaga's of the 19th Century
Reva and David Loan Ctr. for Arts 915 E. 60 th St. Perf. Hall 12 pm #200 Adam Copnkc: The Table Comes first. 2 pm #204 Sinha: The War within th war in Afghanistan. 6 pm #210 Fred Hersch: Leaves of Grass
Logan Center Performance Penthouse. 1:30 pm #202 Women and the Word in Early America. 3:30 pm Poetic Outrider- a performance with Anne Waldman
Logan Center Screening room 201 #208 Beyond Hollywood: The Ascendant Israeli Film Scene
Walking Tour- Leopold and Loeb with Paul Durica- start location 49th and Ellis, sep. purchase of tickets. 3 times, 201 at 12 pm, 205 at 2 pm, 209 at 4 pm.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club has many programs for toddlers, kids, youth that are arts or cultural. Their remade website will soon be up. You can get a sense in the Neighborhood Club Programs page in this site, and in this page in "By Date," for today's date into the next week for every day they are open. See in News of Collaborers and Neighborhood Club Programs.
WE WISH TO CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION THE PROGRAMS BY BABY PHD CHILDCARE NETWORK, which go far beyond what the name connotes-- for information on this UC supported program contact phdccn@gmail.com.
There are also programs for toddlers and beyond at Joan's Studio, Marsha's Music Together, Blackstone Library, KAM Nursery School, and most preschools.

(Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture- NOW BECOME CULTURE COAST NETWORK) http://www.culturecoast.org. Includes a calendar.

 

UC announces Arts in Public Life Initiative and Washington Park Arts Incubator. September 2011. Theaster Gates first director

We are excited to share with you news of the launch of the University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life Initiative, with Theaster Gates appointed as its inaugural director. A major component of the Initiative will be the creation of the Washington Park Arts Incubator. We invite you to read the official announcement:http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2011/09/29/arts-and-public-life-initiative-deepen-university039s-engagement-local-arts-commu

This initiative is a vital component of our plans to expand the role of the arts on campus by strengthening our relationship with cultural and civic partners in the city and especially on Chicago's south side. We look forward to collaborating with and learning from all of you as we expand our role in the Chicago arts community through this and other initiatives.

The Arts and Public Life Initiative will complement the arts-based community engagement already happening on campus. Existing programs at Court Theatre, the Smart Museum of Art, the Oriental Institute, and Theater and Performance Studies, among others, offer superb models and opportunities for continued partnership in community outreach and arts education. The Arts and Public Life Initiative will also increase interactions between the University of Chicago and artists and organizations across the city.

As Director of Arts and Public Life, Theaster will work to achieve the initiative’s primary goals: advancing artistic ambition through a program of artist residencies, amplifying cultural assets by promoting interactions between artists and cultural institutions on the South Side and the University’s faculty and students, and inspiring creativity in youth through apprenticeship programs and enhanced K-12 arts education efforts. The Washington Park Arts Incubator will play a central role in the success of the endeavor.

Theaster, who is also an accomplished practicing artist, brings a wealth of experience and insight to the project. He will work closely with University colleagues, our Aldermen, and other community partners to ensure a high level of artistic, scholarly, and community engagement happens in Washington Park, on campus, and elsewhere in the city. In addition, Theaster will continue as Resident Artist and Lecturer at the University.

Please join us in congratulating Theaster on his new role as the inaugural Director of Arts and Public Life. Expect more exciting news on this front in the coming months.

Finally, we thank all of you for your continued support of the arts at the University of Chicago. We are fortunate to be part of Chicago's rich arts community. This announcement follows the news of the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry and precedes the 2012 opening of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, all initiatives that support the distinctive culture of arts practice and scholarship at the University of Chicago.

Sincerely,

Larry Norman

Deputy Provost for the Arts

Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Theater and Performance Studies, and the College

 

Mary J. Harvey

Associate Provost for Program Development

 

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UC Humanities Day. October 20, Saturday. Humanities 2012 at University of Chicago. http://humanitiesday.uchicago.edu.

Chicago Humanities Festival Hyde Park Day. October 22. 1013, Sunday

 

Open House Chicago coming Oct. 20 and 21. Hyde Park and South Shore featured.

O- a free, two day event that takes guests behind the scenes at great spaces normally closed to the public in several neighborhoods plus a green trail tour of environmentally friendly structures. - http://www.architecture.org. Volunteers are sought.

The Op Shop is intermittently open with exhibits, performances, lectures, activities at HOME GALLERY and other locales. Southside Hub of Production.

http://www.southsidehub.org

http://www.thelarch.org

laura.shaeffer@gmail.com.

 

Shopping for art ... From Mia Ruyter of the Renaissance Society via http://www.hypachicago.org, site of the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture.

Shop for gifts in Hyde Park and find wonderful, unusual presents for everyone on your list.

The Renaissance Society has exhibition posters, books, and limited edition objects by contemporary artists like Thomas Struth, Kara Walker, and Sol Lewitt. You can also shop online on their website.

The Renaissance Society
5811 South Ellis Avenue, 4th floor
(The University of Chicago Cobb Hall)
Tuesday to Friday - 10am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5pm.

The Oriental Institute has wonderful handmade crafts from Ethiopia, such as a delicate hand woven scarves, and beautiful jewelry with semi-precious stones.

Oriental Institute Museum
1155 East 58th Street
Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 6 pm, open until 8:30 on Wednesdays. Sundays noon to 6 pm.

The gift shop at the Smart Museum has great children’s books, beautiful stationary from India, and gorgeous handmade jewelry with woven gold and Murano glass beads, and the cafe has some of the best espresso in town.

The Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday - 8 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11 am to 4:30 pm

The Robie House has wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright designed items, like a silk scarf inspired by Machine Age Screen (c. 1934) and a bold mural design adapted in 1973 for use as wallpaper in the Biltmore Hotel (Phoenix, Arizona, 1927).

Robie House Museum Shop [Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust]
5757 S. Woodlawn Avenue (enter through garage court on 58th street)
Thursday to Monday - 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center has ceramics for sale. The glazes are beautiful, and each piece is unique. Bowls, mugs and plates in earth tones and brilliant reds are fabulous gifts.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center
1060 East 47th Street
Monday to Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

And while you’re at the Little Black Pearl, step next door to enjoy a sandwich at Hyde Park’s newest gourmet deli, Zaleski & Horvath Market Cafe. (1126 East 47th Street.)

 

Some Volunteer seekers:

Blackstone Library/Friends of Blackstone Library for dramatic readings from Robert Elder's book, "Last Words of the Executed" at the Library's Despres Family Lectures Wednesday May 26 6 pm. If interested, contact Brenda Sawyer.

Choose Chicago/Chicago Bureau of Tourism- Be a greeter- You are needed as a Chicago Greeter in the neighborhood for InstaGreeter tours and more. Contact http://www.chicagogreeter.com.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House. Lead tours, special events, ed. programs, office, gift shop, info booth. At least 4 hours a month. Training. 5757 S. Woodlawn, 798 848-1976. http://www.gowright.org.

Gilbert and Sullivan.

HyPa- contact irene@hypachicago.org.

Hyde Park Art Center. Exhibit building and installation, family and class workshops, events like Cocktails and Clay, auxil/bd service orgs... Apply in person or ask for Crystal Pernell at x 1003 or cpernell@hydeparkart.org. 18+ with a year to commit can apply for Art Corps for in depth training. 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520. http://www.hydeparkart.org.

Hyde Park Community Players. All kinds of activities! Paul Baker, plsbkr@netscape.net, 773 319-9249. Nov. 16, 17, 22-24 Les Liaisons Dangereuses at University Church. http://www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Hyde Park Historical Society. Adult members can work as docents, assist with archives and programming, event and exhibition planning, and maintain the building. 2 hours a week. 5529 S. Lake Park, 773 493-1893. http://www.hydeparkhistory.org.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival last weekend each September. http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org.

Hyde Park School of Dance. sew costumes, help with stage production, sell merchandise. 18+. Email Ann Billingsley at ann@hydeparkdance.org. 5650 S. Woodlawn, 773 493-8498. http://www.hydeparkdance.org.

Hyde Park Suzuki Institute. Assist with grant writing, tech support, instrument tuning, chaperoning. Apply online or email corps@hydeparksuzuki.com. 5500 S. Woodlawn, 773 643-1388. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com.

Little Black Pearl. Assist students with homework and artists with projects and exhibits. Some require background check. 1060 E. 47th St. 773 285-1211. http://blackpearl.org.

Metro Squash. About 60 students get academic instruction and squash lessons 3 times a week after school. Vols-- High school sophomores or older, help mainly with the tutoring or as chaperones on field trips, games, community service projects. E-mail david@metrosqush.org or call 773 251-1711. 5655 S. University, 773 241-5150. http://www.metrosquash.org.

Museum of Science and Industry. Act as an exhibit guide and lead interactive activities. Adults and teens (14-17) must commit to 40 hours a year with no less than one shift every three months, and attend orientation. Also opportunities for youth to train with professionals. Apply online , call volunteer coordinator Rachel Carter at 773 753-1382, or e-mail rachel.carter@msichicago.org. 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773 684-1414. http:/www.msichicago.org.

Op Shop

Oriental Institute Museum. Lead tour, work in the gift shop, assist with the archives, and participate in outreach programs. Not less than three hours a week fo one yer required. Extensive training and great rewards to those avid in the areas of study. Apply online; interview and training will follow. Email c-duenas@uchicago.edu or et-friedman@uchicago.edu. 1155 E. 58th T. 773 702-9514. http://oi.uchicago.edu.edu/museum.

 

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Hyde Park Community Players. Needs volunteers. Contact plsbkr@netscape.net and http://www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Hyde Park Community Players
c/o Paul Baker
5014 S. Dorchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60615.

Jackson Park Wooded Island Bird Walks are now on Saturdays, 8 am and wednesdays at 7. Informal, Meet at Darrow Bridge south of the Museum. 773 493-7058.

Come to Blackstone Library year round- find programs in the Friends of Blackstone page. 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0505. Despres Family Author Series- next March 31- on the folk scene in 60s Chicago with photographs. 6:30 pm. FLYER in pdf.

 

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Hyde Park Art Center with a bevy of ongoing exhibits, classes and specials. 5020 S. Cornell. Always free (almost) .

exhibit and event schedule - Not to be missed, Roger Brown, Calif. USA.

At Hyde Park Art Center. 773 324-5520. generalinfo@hydeparkart.org

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Inside the Outside. January 26-May 4 2014

Hyde Park Art Center’s 75th Anniversary exhibition season begins with a twist featuring a guest-curated exhibition of work by two longtime artists: Richard Loving and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris. Inside the Outside presents an appropriately upended and inverted look at the Art Center’s heritage as the birthplace of Chicago Imagism, an internationally recognized movement that emerged in the 1960s through Art Center exhibitions like Hairy Who and False Image. Quintessential Chicago artists with careers spanning decades, Loving and Spiess-Ferris both have history with the Art Center, and each offers a unique insight on Imagism—from the edges of the genre. Inside the Outside, curated by Aaron Ott, addresses how Loving and Spiess-Ferris have navigated their artistic practices over the past fifty years through and alongside the influential Imagist movement. Colors, figuration, and symbolic content place both Loving and Spiess-Ferris within the larger and ongoing conversation concerning Chicago artistic production from the 1950s forward. While Imagism itself has come to be thought of as part of a Chicago Style or a Chicago school of production, it remains an elusive and at times problematically vague designation—not to mention one that Chicago artists embrace or eschew in varying measure. Because the term has nebulous parameters, its application by historians and critics is often as ambiguous as the framework is amorphous. The pairing of Loving and Spiess-Ferris in Inside the Outside explores how each has actively worked on the boundaries of Imagism in spite of manifesting strikingly different positions. While Loving’s work leans more towards abstraction, Spiess-Ferris’s has always been resolutely figurative. Yet the vibrant colors, visual distortions, and psychological complexity that mark Imagism’s trademark attributes are deeply evident throughout both Loving’s and Spiess-Ferris’ works. It is easy to say with a sense of certainty that some artists are indeed Imagists, for example: Karl Wirsum, Gladys Nilsson, or Christina Ramberg. And it is just as easy to declare that some of their contemporaries are definitively not Imagists—Barbara Crane, William Conger, or Richard Hunt as counter-examples. But somewhere in the Venn diagram where Imagism meets Abstraction, Pop Art, and Art Brut, there are rich intersections of artists (which continue to this day) working in “ism”-defying styles. Foremost and essential among those artists operating in conversation with Imagism—simultaneously inside its accepted boundaries of production while remaining resolutely unrestrained by any genres conventions—are Richard Loving and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication documenting the paintings in the exhibition, which will also be contextualized in texts by Margaret Hawkins, Keith Brown and Aaron Ott. The publication will be released toward the end of the exhibition. - See more at: http://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibitions/inside-the-outside#sthash.Qb2BJYea.dpuf

Ross Sawyer- Model Pictures. April 1-July 13 2014. Almost 30 photos

John Preus- The Beast. April 13-August 3 2014

The philosopher-king was ancient philosopher Plato’s idea of the ideal ruler—a thoughtful leader who would act in the best interests of the body politic. John Preus is what you might call a philosopher-artist. He’s a thoughtful builder who fabricates objects with a philosophical bent, creating new spaces for the community to come together for cultural inquiry, public dialogue, and creative production.
Since September, Preus has been working in our studios on a large-scale, architectural intervention called “The Beast.” Uniting site, spectacle, and community engagement, the artwork will double as a programming space throughout the run of the exhibition. Within “The Beast,” community members are invited to gather in ways that they find meaningful, directing programming to suit their needs.
Below, you’ll find images of objects found in Preus’ studio, paired with his words, as a means to introduce you to his methods, materials, and musings.

“I’m a woodworker by trade, and often work within the language of building, construction and craft, which becomes a language for approaching identity, community and social action."
“For me, art vacillates between being inspired by wonder and fancy, and being a response to political and existential disappointment.”
“Almost without exception, my projects begin with something inherited, not-yet-used-up, forgotten, un-valued, thrown out, or found. Working with leftovers in a sense attempts to wring the remaining love out of a piece of the world.”
“I’m interested in the role of the artist as an agent of transformation. My work uses the process of material transformation as a way to think about and propose social, economic, political changes and adjustments.”
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nteract with The Beast April 13 – August 3. Join us for the opening celebration on Sunday, April 13, from 3 – 5 pm, and visit The Beast at hydeparkart.org/exhibitions for the most up-to-date schedule of related events and programming.
For more information about other upcoming events and programs, head to hydeparkart.org/events.

The Chicago Effect: Redefining The Middle. August 24-November 23 2014

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Not Just Another Pretty Face (in conj. with auction and collecting). Through March 30, 2014

Samantha Hill- Topographical Depictions of the Bronzeville Renaissance. Though May 18. An interactive installation by Samantha Hill featuring oral narratives and material donated from the African American community in Bronzeville .

Kay Rosen- Don't Look Back. Through April 15, 2014

(New!) The Residency at the Hyde Park Art Center. Catalyzing Global Experience, The Jackman Class:
next: Minouk Lim with public performance/ video program January 26 2013 (open studio phase) - see http://www.hydeparkart.org/residency.
Lim is from Seoul, South Korea and is a major exhibited rising star in Asia and Europe and LA and biennials. She will be part of the Chicago citywide performance festival IN>TIME '13 throughout Chicago in February.

Deniz Gul (video, phot., installation.) From Istanbul
Miouk Lim (video, performance) Seoul
Hema Uphadyay (phot, sculpture, installation) Mumbai
Jen Delos Reyes (a leading social practice artist) Portland, OR
Jeremiah Husebos-Spofford (working on a large-scale instillation for solo exhibit April 2013) Chicago.

Not Just Another Pretty Face- a collaborative commissioning project designed by HPAC: The Center arranges commissions between patrons and artists who then create engaging personalized works of art, from traditional to very untraditional, that are shown for several months in the main gallery then (to check: belong to the patrons or are auctioned). NJAPF is designed to develop a new and diverse group that thinks of themselves as patrons and supporters of contemporary art who with other local collectors invest directly in the city's artists and their work-- to build lasting relationships that will be a new base of support for artists and in growing the vitality of Chicago's cultual community. This is a new model that is spreading across the country and has had major impact in Chicago- over 200 participants, over 200 original works created, $200,000 to artists and $200,000 raised for the Center's programs. Find out about it at semi-annual salons- next Feb. 2014- visit hydeparkart.org/support or contact Alex Myagkova at amyagkova@hydeparkart.org, 773 324-5520 x1016.

Volunteer at HPAC: Exhibit building and installation, family and class workshops, events like Cocktails and Clay, auxil/bd service orgs... Apply in person or ask for Crystal Pernell at x 1003 or cpernell@hydeparkart.org. 18+ with a year to commit can apply for Art Corps for in depth training. 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520. http://www.hydeparkart.org.

School Days Off programs for kids including "Creativity series" at Hyde Park Art Center: December and January breaks and holidays. Sept 25 Sound Suits. Oct. 12 Books and Stories. October 23 Masks. November 6 Puppet Theater. November 11 A Day with Clay. November 18 Memory boxes. December 4 Portraits and Identity.....
Youth and adult classes

Summer Creativity Camp New Art Explorations 2010. Started June 15. 5 weekly sessions and two mini camps. Grades re-1, 2 and 3, 4 and 5. $600 to $650, discounts, minicamps $350-375, aftercare available with cost. Also a camp fo kids aged 10 and up. Subjects include various visual arts in the morning and theater arts in the afternoon. Includes stop motion animation, printmaking, guerilla art, video, models and miniatures, scrolls and screens, still life, digital photo, costumes, printmaking, comics, metalsmithing. June 14-September 3.

Fun for All family programs 2nd Sundays once a quarter (Sept. this time 12-4 pm) and the rest are called Second Sundays 1-4 pm-

Adult workshops -

Hyde Park Art Center

Cocktails and Clay first Fridays 8-midnight. Under various names and various Fridays.

A:List (hydeparkart.org/alist)- online curated database as part of 4833 rph. (Replaced by various cutting edge writers and author talks or discussions) Poetry workshops.

Hyde Park Art Center quarterly classes- kids, youth, adult. Times range from start 10 am through close at 9:30 pm and various run every day of the week except holidays and for a few sessions to weeks. Sample includes digital-photo-video labs, painting, figuration, art exploration, ceramics (big), stenciling, abstraction, puppetry, knitting, acrylic, digital and other photography, asian another ink painting, sculpture, weaving, printmaking, wire wrapped jewelry, experimental digital, watercolor, oil approaches, media, origami, crochet, creative process, stained glass, printmaking, silkscreening, quilting, graphite pencil, metalsmithing and jewelry, animation, writing for artists, multicultural. For various levels and ages.

The Hyde Park Art Center and the Chicago Artists Coalition recently partnered to create a reciprocal membership, providing even more exciting benefits to members of both organizations.

CAC's members have exhibited at dozens of venues, including Art Loop open, which awarded over $65,000 in prizes and expanded their skills through the A.B.C. series of professional development workshops designed to educate artists on the business of art, covering such vital topics as legal rights and protections, proposal writing, fiscal sponsorship, tax and record keeping, budget building, portfolio reviews, pricing work and more.

Be among the first to learn about our upcoming move to the vibrant, art-centric west loop and the launch of Bolt Residency, a one-year artist residency program consisting of nine studios and exhibition space with ongoing professional development programming. This dynamic program will be juried by the Art Center's very own Director of Exhibitions Allison Peters Quinn.

Chicago Artists' Coalition
www.chicagoartistscoalition.org
773.772.2385

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An alpha run of upcoming programs in various venues:

Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield. Garfield Arts Incubator, 301 E. 55th (Garfield). Black Ink Book Exchange Apr 15-May 31. A pop up library for exchange of books by black authors or about black culture and books as cultural currency. Workshops, reading lounge, book barter.

Artisans 21 is closed again for now.

 

Artspeak Series University of Chicago.

Blackstone Branch Library. See Friends of Blackstone /Blackstone programs page.One Book One Chicago:
4094 S. Lake Park. "View from a Chicago Cab" work of Dmitry Samarov, author of "Hack". Through October 31.

Catholic Theological Union- Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery, 5416 S. Cornell. Weekdays 90-4:30, weekends by appointment. Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell. 773 371-5415, communications@ctu.edu. February 21, Friday, 6-8 pm. Catholic Theological Union opens exhibit of 8 local artists, "This Can't End Well (This Can't Go Wrong)". 5416 S. Cornell, in the Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery. Through May 6.

Checkerboard Lounge Blues 'n' Jazz! Jazz Suns, blues, poetry, dj various days- Call the club daily after 5:00 p.m. at: (773) 684-1472.
Visit our Checkerboard page.

Famous for presentation of blues for over two decades, the Checkerboard Lounge re-opened, in its new location in Harper Court at 5201 S. Harper. The Checkerboard is now hosting jazz every Sunday night--with possibly a second night of jazz to be added to the programming. See by date.
There is a nominal cover charge, and drinks are reasonably priced. There is ample parking on the site.

Center for study of Race, Politics and Culture and for Gender Studies. February 13, Thursday, 4:30 pm. Exhibit opening, reception, and talk. Kim Katrin Crosby on her photography exhibit, "100 Butches." Center for Study of Race, Politics and Culture, 5733 S. University.

Chicago Storytelling Guild. Meets monthly 3rd Tuesday at KAM, produces an annual Tellebration Sunday before Thanksgiving. Special Halloween at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Oct. 23. Contact Judith Heineman, 5020 S. Lake Shore Dr. Apt. 1214-16, 60615, 773 288-7217, juhestories@aol.com.

Civic Knowledge Project classes in conj. with Graham School

http://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/php/ckp or 773 834-3929 x1.

 

Court Theatre 5535 S. Ellis. 773 753-4472. http://www. courttheatre.org- includes link to rehearsal blog. 773 753-4472.

Subscriptions are also still available in 3, 4, and 5 play packages, or flex tickets. It's not too late to lock in your seats for the whole season and enjoy subscriber benefits like free ticket exchanges and discounts on additional tickets. Subscribing is the best way to ensure you don't miss a single moment of "the most consistently excellent theatre in the country.

Court Theatre

2013-14 season

M Butterfly-may 8-june 8


2014-2015 season

Native Son- sept 11-oct 11

Iphigenia in Auli (Euripides)-nov 6-dec 7

Waiting for Godot (Beckett)- jan 15-feb 15

The Good Book (world premiere)- mar 19-april 19

The Secret Garden (musical)- may 21-june 29

Crerar Library atrium, 5730 S. Ellis. - February 3, Monday, 5:30pm? (check back later). Reception and talk by urban geographer and ecologist Joel Greenberg on/at Crerar Library special exhibit, "Charles Otis Whitman: His Science, His Special Birds, and the (Woods Hole) Marine Biological Laboratory." Includes the centenniary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Crerar library is in the science quad west of Ellis Avenue a 5730 S. Ellis Ave. Presented by Hyde Park Historical Society and others.
Next: The Body as Data- part of campus-wide exhibits Image/Imagining: The Body in Medicine and Art. March 25-June 20?

Doc Films. To go to daily run.

DOVA Temporary. Department of Visual Arts, UC. At the Temporary Space, 5228 S. Harper 773 324-2089.
DOVA Gallery, 5228 S. Harper. Ryszud Kapuscinski, Poet of Reportage. At Dept. of Visual Arts Temp Gallery through Feb. 4. 5228 S. Harper.

DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600. Mon-Sat. 10-5, Sunday noon-5


"A Slow Walk to Greatness: The Harold Washington Story"
****"Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of African Americans in the Armed Forces."
"Tracing the Civil Rights Movement 1948-1968"

"The Freedom Now Mural"
Africa Speaks
Thomas Miller Mosaics
"Harold Washington in Office"
"Masterpieces From the DuSable Museum Collection"


Opening Oct. 16. "The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man."

June 27, Friday through October 20. Opening, "Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution." Featuring Black animation art from classic cartoons of the '70s. DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600.


Experimental Station with Backstory Cafe and more. Ongoing art, music, lectures-symposia-workshops, cafe with books from Powell's, farmers market. Seeks to combine service to and input from-connections between diverse neighborhoods, arts, sustainable-living green communities and lives, activist politics and lots more.

The Experimental Station is located at 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue (map). Admission to the exhibition is free.

Hours:
Weekdays: 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
Wednesday evenings: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

This project was made possible by the support of WBEZ and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
The Invisible Institute is a program of the Experimental Station.

Franke Institute for the Humanities at University of Chicago

Gender Studies. April 9, Thursday. http://genderstudies.uchicago.edu. 5733 S. University.

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company: For 50 years has been a mainstay of Chicago's Hyde Park cultural scene since its first production, The Gondoliers, in 1960. The Company is devoted to the promotion and performance of the musical arts and to the presentation of Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful operatic oeuvre and in so doing support the University of Chicago's concert program. The 2010 Production was one of the most popular of them all, and was absolutely first rate: The Mikado.
2013: March 15, Friday, 16, Saturday (both 8 pm), March 17, Sunday (matinee). The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company with the University Chamber Orchestra. The 2013 production will be "The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty." Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Tickets open in February, various. The production is presented by, and benefits, the University of Chicago Department of Music.
Best to visit http://www.gilbertandsullivanoperacompany.org.

Gordon Center for Integrative Science. 929 E. 57th St.

Graham School of General Studies at the University of Chicago

Summer Programs for Teachers and Educators. Kari Stachura at 773 702-4950 or kstachura@uchicago.edu.
Basic Program.
UChicago Summer Session for Visiting College Students and UChicago Summer Session for High School Students. Apply at https://summer.uchicago.edu/register-today.cfm and https://summer.uchicago.edu/apply-today.cfm.

Gray Center Lab- see in Midway Studios

Harper Court. 5235 S. Harper Court. Lobby. Ongoing: "Building Ideas: A Selection." Photographs by Tom Rossiter in conj. with publication of Jay Pridmore's and Rossiter's "Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago." Clayco and Forum Studio "Art & Science" series.

Harper Library. "Bureaucratics"- 51 portaits by Dutch photojournalist Jim Banning. Through June 11.

Home Gallery, (SHoP) 1407 E. 54th Pl. Laura Shaeffer. By appointment, http://crookedarm.blogspot.com or http://www.thelarch.org. by appointment only. Home Gallery (SHoP). March 16-May 4- resumption of "This House Is not a Home" exhibit with artists Alberto Aguilar * Kayce Bayer * Marissa Lee Benedict * Jim Duignan * Paul Durica * Mejay Gula * Rachel Herman * Samantha Hill * Chris Lin * Jorge R. Lucero * John Preus * Kevin Reiswig * Hui-min Tsen * Hoyun Son * This exhibit is open by appointment (inside), and always (outdoor projects by Jim Duignan, John Preus and Alberto Aguilar) until May 4th or until the poppies bloom! ;) See our website for photos and events (coming soon). www.thelarch.org.

Hyde Park Community Players. Plays several times a year, various locations, very low price. Paul Baker, 773 319-9249. Nov. 16-17, 22-24. - contact plsbkr@netscape.net. http://www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Hyde Park Historical Society.

Hyde Park Jazz Society. Sunday jazz 7:30-11:30 pm at Room 43, 1041 E. 43rd St. See website http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.com/calendar for next lineup and venues or Jazz Scene below.

Hyde Park Suzuki. Classes year round based at Augustana Lutheran, perfs quarterly include in Mandel Hall (such as Nutcracker). Buy their CD for outreach classes in south suburban schools- http://kickstarter.com/projects/1269416/arcadia-elementary-stings-project.

Hyde Park Union Church. Nov. 10 10 am Jazz Sunday.

IIT- incl Kemper Gallery of Galvin Library and Mies van de Rohe Society (http://miesvanderohesociety.creates1.com/)
- c 35th and State. http://www.iit.edu.

Incubator- see Garfield

Kalapriya Dance, 1438 E. 57th St. 773 363-9303
I would like to introduce the Kalapriya Foundation, Center for Indian Performing Arts (a 501 3 c organization) to you. Kalapriya has recently taken office space at 1438 E. 57th St. in Joan's Studio. The company has had a presence in Hyde Park for a few years now, starting with the company's annual cross cultural dance festival presented at The International House of the University of Chicago and with Bharata Natyam training classes being given at Joan's Studio. You can get move information about the organization at www.kalapriya.org. info@kalapriya.org.

Little Black Pearl. 1060 E. 47th St. 773 285-1211. M-F 7:30-6, Sat 8-12:30.
Little Black Pearl is a special and growing place.
Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center has launched a quarterly program, "Black: Unplugged," with live poetry, arts, lectures, and music performances. Hosts/producers are singer-songwriter Nona Hendryx and musician Terri Lynn Carrington. December 16 2011 is the first. This is tied into membership in the Black Card program with discounts, exclusive admissions, and merchant discounts. Funds are being raised for afterschool and summer programs.
Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center/Workshop, 1060 E. 47th St. M-F 7:30-6, Sat 8-12:30. "The Tipping Point Between Me and We" through July 6 looks at society's breaking points using a variety of platforms including visual land performing arts, writings, artist-led discussions and film screenings. At the June 1 opening a set of films by South Side Projections in analogue technology was shown. Honey Pot Performance is on June 13 presenting "The Price Point of Living"- notions of fairness and balance. Tempestt Hazel is curator. Seasoned and rising artists. Five writers follow and write in depth the stories of the artists for the catalogue. These are Michel Dinges, EJ Hill, Peter Kepha, Nicholas Lambert, Paul Kjelland, Kendrick Mcfarlane, Mark Moleski, Sarah Ross, and Javbari Zuberi. Writers include Allison Glenn, Joseph D. Jordan, Patrick, Lichty, Jennifer Patifio, Rebecca Zorach. Through July 6. 1060 E. 47th St., 288-1211.

Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts
Ongoing multi artist exhibition "Wall Text." Second level
Ongoing- Installation "Sonic Environments: The Work of Richard Lerman" in the Tower Stairwell.
William Pope.L "Better" and :"Cliff" installation in North Stairwell windows- shows peaks and valleys contradicting the Midwestern urban landscape visible beyond. In the desert cliffs we see "On Strike for Better Schools. Also dialoguing bumper sticker: Does virtue make one moral? and that the war for better questions is never over.
July 9, Wednesday. Opening at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. "Testimony." Through August 30. Featuring Artists-in-Residence of Art + Public Live and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: David Boykin, Krista Franklin, and Andres L. Hernandez.
Boykin, maker of "Drone of Testimony: A Vigil Against US Drone Attacks" is a saxophonist using various visual and sound techniques to explore drones and drone attacks and their impacts. Hernandez is a designer and Franklin is a mixed media artist. Franklin's exhibit is "Fantastic," which is Afrofuturism inspired, is spray paint, cutouts of Masai tribespeople, African statues and audio equipment. Outside the gallery is Hernandez' "Benign Neglect"- long prints of vacant Woodlawn and Washington park and layering of rubble.

GALLERY HOURS:
Tue-Sat: 9 am-9 pm
Sun: 11 am-9 pm
Mon: Closed

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Midway Studios. Midway Studios. Includes Gray Center and Gray Center Lab.
April 9, Wednesday-April 27. Exhibit, "Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal. Gray Center Lab, room 112, Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St.

Multicultural Center/OMSLA, 5710. Woodlawn. Various permanent and temporary art. Ditto 5733 S. University- Center for Study of Race, Politics and Culture and Gender Studies.

Museum of Science and Industry, lots of temporary as well as permanent exhibits, M-Sat 9:30-4, Sun 11-4 varies through the year. Periodic free days

Museum of Science and Industry- Omnimax ("Flight of the Butterflies"), Science Storms. Opening April 6- 2 new exhibits, "Earth Explorers" and "Think." Temp. exhibit "Dream It, Design It, Fab It! Workshops. April 5-17 National Robotics Week programs. April 5, 11 am- coming back, improved"Exploring the White City and Its Devil" with Lisa Snyder and Tim Samuelson (reg. mandatory). Inventive Genius Lecture Series, Sat April 12 at 2 must register.
Tours are available (reg. in advance?) of the historic features of the museum. http://www.msichicago.org.

New MSI permanent exhibit "Fast Forward-Inventing the Future" features new inventions. Highlighted is the work of a dozen engineers and inventors. From expanding human life span to all-electric cars, they feature works in progress in a display that will rotate.

New permanent exhibit, YOU! the experience. Celebrate everything that makes you..YOU! More than just as body, you are a complex blend of your choices, your personality, and your environment. Who you are depends on how you care for yourself and enjoy your your life. YOU! brings these elements together into an interactive exhibit examining and celebrating the experience of life itself. Whether testing your basketball moves with a virtual coach or playing Mind Ball, a game of "competitive relaxation" in which players win by controlling their brainwaves, you will see yourself--and your health--in new and fascinating ways: use your heartbeat to make the new giant Heart come alive, diagnose with the Human Patient Simulator, watch your face age based on lifestyle choices and habits, run a hamster wheel with real-time feedback, examine human embryos and other human specimens.

Opened - new permanent exhibit Storm Science. In this exhibit you experience a 40-foot tornado, 20-foot avalanche, high-voltage lightning storms and a live fire exhibit, and how tsunamis, earthquakes, eruptions et al happen. There is also a re-creation of Sir Isaac Newton's prism experiment and a display of a first edition copy of his "Opticks." Video presentations are a big part, focusing on the scientists and on what can't be seen by the naked eye. It's an enormous two-story, 26,000 sq. ft. new installation in the north center of the Museum.

Open March 14-September 2- Animal Inside Out!
The Art of the Bicycle.
80 at 80-
See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary. Through Feb. 2
Souvenirs! Come Get Your Souvenirs-- the Chicago World Fairs. Opens some time in September.

Now at Omnimax- Flight of the Butterflies


Sub U505 massive exhibit open. "Capture the Experience, Experience the Capture"
New: a 3-D High definition theater. Shorts include Mars 3-D and Misadventures.
The Museum of Science and Industry 57th at Lake Shore Drive. 773 684-1414. Has a garage at 57th/Cornell Drive ($8)

 

Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Performs various incl. May 19 2010 6 pm at Experimental station. http://www.jot.org.

Open Produce. Open Produce is delighted to showcase new works by Ashleigh Brown and Eric Thomas, Photography students at Kenwood Academy High School.
The second exhibition in a series from advanced Kenwood drawing and photography students, Portrait Works features challenging, on-trend images. Ashleigh inscribes environment onto figure through digital image blending, and Eric creates compelling traditional portraits.



We are hosting an opening reception on Friday, February 14th, from 7 to 10 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The show will run until February 27th.

Open Produce is located at 1635 E. 55th Street, near the corner of 55th and Cornell.

We can be reached regarding the show at art@openproduce.org


Schedule for Kenwood Academy exhibitions:
January 17- February 13: Group Show, drawing

February 14- February 27: Duo Show, photo

February 28- March 13: Solo Show

March 14- April 3: Small Group Show

April 4- April 24: Small Group Show

April 25- May 8: Solo Show

May 9- June 6: Group Show, photography


See past work by Kenwood students at: http://www.kenwoodacademy.org/
It's not too late to see K-EX 1: Organic Studies! Visit before February 13th.

The Op Shop. Watch for the next and for S.H.o.P. in Fenn House 5638 S. Woodlawn

Open Produce. October 5, Saturday, 9 -11 pm. Opening art and craft receptions at Open Produce, 1635 E. 55th St. The craft products of artist Maya Pillai. Her hand-carved wooden stamps and wool-silk yarn will be on sale for a limited time, so please stop in during the event. Ongoing in October October 5th, from 9 to 11 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The show will run for the month of October. Open Produce is located at 1635 E. 55th Street, near the corner of 55th and Cornell. We can be reached regarding the show at art@openproduce.org.

Oriental Institute Museum. 1155 E. 58th St. 773 702-9507.

Lectures, family features et al. Films on Sunday at 2. IPOD tours- and if you provide contact info, you will get a monthly electronic newsletter, the E-Tablet. 30-minute drop-in tours on various topics. Weds at 1 pm.

Temporary Exhibit: "Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders: Connecting China and the Middle East." Feb. 18- June 29 2014

Temporary Exhibit: "Michael Rakowitz: The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist." Feb. 18- May 25 2014. Colorful reproductions of ancient objects that were looted in the Iraq War- in the Mesopotamian Gallery by the real things.

Temporary Exhibit: "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East." April 8-January 4 2015.

Now open for 5th and 6th graders schools- the Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. Dig in a reconstruction of the ancient tel Har Megiddo (yes, that one).

OI is looking for docent volunteers. Lots of perks. contact the Volunteer Office at 773 702-9507, oi-education@uchicago.edu.

Classes spring 2014: ..Everything You Wanted to Know About Islam... Sats May 3-June 7. From Alexander to Cleopatra- art Sats May 10-June 21 skipping May 24.

Regenstein Library. 1100 E. 57th St. (Many of their former exhibits are now on line- lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/.)

"Women's Work: Scholarship a the U of C" through opens March 3.

The Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago Library’s Special Collection Research Center invites all jazz lovers to explore the history of Chicago jazz online and in person this fall:

1. View and hear our new Web exhibit, Sounds from Tomorrow’s World: Sun Ra and the Chicago Years, 1946-1961. While living in Chicago, Herman Poole “Sonny” Blount became Sun Ra—the leader of the Arkestra and a composer and arranger of some of the most avant-garde jazz of the time. He was also the architect of a philosophy that informed his music, his life, and the lives of those around him: a synthesis of Black Nationalism, Egyptology, futurism, occultism and Southern Baptist preaching. This Web exhibit explores Sun Ra’s Chicago years through images and sound recordings of his poetry and music, vinyl records and album artwork, promotional materials and early controversial broadsheets. A media kit is available online.

2. Visit the Special Collections Research Center to consult the original materials shown in the Sun Ra Web exhibit and thousands of other publications, photographs, articles, posters, programs, ticket stubs, and other ephemera of musicians, clubs, record companies, and jazz organizations found in the Chicago Jazz Archive.

3. Visit our updated Chicago Jazz Library Guide for information on researching the history of Chicago jazz at libraries across the city.

4. Stop by the Chicago Jazz Archive table at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival this Saturday, September 25. The Special Collections Research Center is a member of the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture (HyPa), which co-produces the festival.

Please contact me if you have questions about any of these offerings.

Best regards, Rachel A. Rosenberg, Director of Communications, The University of Chicago Library

Regenstein Special Collections: October 14, Monday. 1100 E. 57th St. Homer in Print: The Transmission and Reception of Homer's Works. Through March 15, 2014. Closed

And coming next- Body As Text - part of campus wide set of exhibits on Image/Imagining - the Body in Medicine and Art.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. when University of Chicago classes are in session. With a web-based companion exhibit at
lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/. 1100 E. 57th St.

Regenstein lobby- Women's Work- Scholarship by Women at the University of Chicago

Special Collections: RR Donnelley Printers' Marks. Permanent.
2nd floor exhibit-


Renaissance Society.

Cobb 418, 5811 S. Ellis. 773 702-8670.

March 9, Sunday, 4-7 pm. Opening reception at Renaissance Society, Cobb 418, 5811 S. Ellis. Sculpture, Photography and Video works."Teen Paranormal Romance, art by Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Roe Ethridge, Guyton\Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., and Jack Lavender. 5 m. conv. with artists moderated by Hamza Walker in Kent 120, 1020 E. 58th St.

Opening April 27- Christina Mackie, "Colour drop" through June 29. April 27 reception 4-7 with talk in Kent 120.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, run by Wright Plus, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, gives tours, has a bookstore et al, special events, is restoring the "most important historic residential property in America" at multimillion dollar cost in conjunction with the National Trust. Extended access are now Fri-Sun and will in July go to Thurs-Mon 11-5:30, with several in depth interactive programs rotate and there are photo options . http//gowright.org. 708 848-1976. 5757 S. Woodlawn. See our Robie House page.

Rockefeller Chapel exhibits. 5850 S. Woodlawn. New: Center for Interfaith Worship and Fellowship, in the undercroft. Do not miss the carillon--programs every Sunday at during academic year at 12:15 after service and weekdays 12 and 6 in academic year. Summer Carillonathon, 6 pm.

April 20-May 16. "Dancing for My Tribe: Potawatomi Traditions in Modern Times." Photos by Sharon A. Hoogstraten. Real Citizen Potawatomi Nation persons intentionally using uniquely designed regalia, not staged and honoring the past and engaging the future. Rockefeller Chapel and Spiritual Life.

Tea and Pipes Tuesdays at 4:30 at Bond, Lunch w Mr. Skinner at Rockefeller Weds 12:30 in academic year. Restorative Yoga Tuesdays at 64:35 in academic year. Interspiritual drumming circle 1st Tuesdays at 8 in academic year. Weekday Carillon recital M-F at noon and 6 in academic year. Open Chapel Choir rehearsal Thursdays at 7 Oct 19 example.

Summer Carillonathon Sundays 6 pm (tours at 5:30) through early August.

Visit By Date or in Series for a whole suite of programs. Most Sunday 11 am services have special sacred music presentations, from early to contemporary.

SHoP- Southside Hub of Production. Probably closes at the end of December 2012.

Smart Museum: 5550 S. Greenwood. Main number 773 702-0700. Hours now expanded- 10-5 Tu-Sun and 10-8 Thursdays.

Serial Drawings July 1-August 31 2014

July 1, Tuesday. Through August 31. Opening at Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773 702-0200. Serial Drawings. Three sets of works from three generations of artists associated with Chicago explore drawing’s expressive or narrative potential through unified cycles of drawings. Serial Drawings features figurative works from Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi, and Robert Lucy. Each artist assumes a different and highly personal approach to the human form. This collection-based exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art reunites ten drawings by Barnes based on Ezra Pound’s Cantos (1961) and also includes Rossi’s series Very Rich Hims and Hers (1970) and Lucy’s suite Sea Fashions (2002–03).

Zach Cahill. USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic—affair of the heart
Open August 23 2013.
In this site-specific banner commissioned for the Smart Museum's courtyard, zachary Cahill considers the parallel traditions of the artistic retreat and the health spa or sanatorium while questioning whether art has the power to make us well


Also "Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago." Through June 2016.

Judy Ledgerwood, Chromatic Patterns for the Smart Museum - through Spring 2015

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South Asia Language and Area Center.

South Side YMCA- has occasional blues and jazz.

South Shore Cultural Center Gallery, 7059 South Shore Drive. 773 256-0149. Creative Artist Association exhibit into August.

Washburne Culinary Institute of City Colleges of Chicago (Kennedy King)- regular and community classes continue/return at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. This is one of the best and oldest cooking schools in the country. All community classes meet on Saturdays 10-1 and costs $45. Lower age limit uncertain. Each month a single-day class starts late each month and includes such topics as hearty soups, vegetarian, thrill of the grill, cajun/creole, pickling and canning, Parrot Cage restaurant, Sikia Restaurant African Dishes, Thanksgiving Favorites and more. Contact Continuing Education Department at 773 602-5042. Registration is a t 6343 S. Halsted Building @ room 220.

In the Fine Arts Gallery: LOIZA in Chicago. Traveling Exhibition that explores the West African and Spanish history of the Vejigante Traditions July 5-September 7.

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago.

South Side Community Arts Center, 3831 S. Michigan. sscartcenter.org
July 27, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Opening at South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan. Printmaker Eldzier Cortor. As the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) approaches its 75th Anniversary in 2015, it will host an exhibit of the work of one of its founders, Master Artist/Printmaker Eldzier Cortor, beginning Sunday July 27. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cortor at 98, is still a practicing artist who weaves a social and political vision into his work. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 2 - 5 p.m. at the SSCAC located at 3831 South Michigan. Cortor's artistic style merges the influences of both traditional African art and European Surrealism, and he was among the first artist to prominently incorporate the African American female form into his work. He is noted for using elongated nude figures of women in intimate settings to depict the Black race and the continuance of Black culture. Of painting African American women he has said, "The Black woman represents the Black race. She is the Black Spirit; she conveys a feeling of eternity and a continuance of life."
"Cortor's work has always been deeply influenced by the social, political and economic challenges of the particular era in which he was creating," said Sammie Dortch, SSCAC Board President. "The SSCAC is thrilled to display our founders' work which comes from the artist himself." His pieces are available for purchase.
During the 1930s, Cortor found work with the Federal Art Project of the WPA, and in 1941, was one of the founding artists of the SSCAC. Cortor exhibited in the 1938 interracial show "An Exhibition in Defense of Peace and Democracy", which was sponsored by the Chicago Artists' Group. In 1940 he was one of the young artists exhibited at "The Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro" in Chicago. Cortor credits the studying of African sculptures at the Field Museum for transforming his work. According to Cortor, "that was the most important influence in all my work, for to this day you will find in my handling of the human figure that cylindrical and lyrical quality I was taught to appreciate in African art."

Special Collections- see Regenstein Library.

Third World Cafe. Photographs by Kevin Eatinger including interiors of area boarded up churches. 1301 E. 53rd St.


UC Special Collections Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.

Special Collections and Reg. Library: Jewish Heritage, Gilbert and Sullivan, more. Tadanori Kokoo: Recent Poster Works. (psychedelic + album works from the Beatles on question what is being advertised.) Through June 19.
"On the Edge: Medieval Margins and the Margins of Academic Life."

At Crerar: "Science at the University of Chicago: A History from the Library's Photofiles." Celebrate over 100 years of groundbreaking scientific research and discoveries with this amazing collection of photographs from the University of Chicago. Sponsored by the John Crerar Foundation.

UChicago Tech. 6030 S. Ellis.

University Theater - visit http://ut.uchicago.edu for schedule. March 26, Monday. STARTING NOW (THIS QUARTER) UNIVERSITY THEATER MOVES TO LOGAN ON 60TH ST. Plays will include Mickel Maher's adapation of An Actor Prepares and (Deans' Men) Shakespeare's Cymbeline in the Courtyard.

Washington Park Incubator - see Garfield.

Ongoing select Wednesdays 3-4 pm. WHPK's (88.5, whpk.org) The Groks Science Show. 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19...

The Chicago Ensemble, Mostly Music, University of Chicago Presents, and The Chicago Chorale events at Rockefeller Chapel. Jazz and Gamelan events at Hyde Park Union Church. Series section.

Astronomical viewing with Ryerson Astronomical Society Wednesdays 7-9 weather permitting. Ponder the heavens through the vintage 6-inch telescope. Ryerson is at the northeast corner of the campus circle drive.

Jazz (and other music) on Tap (or coffee houses/restaurants)

*****(http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org) Became even bigger with the TWO DAY Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 24-25 2011. And the benefit with Freddye Cole on Sept. 22. Watch for it in September 2012.

The Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago Library’s Special Collection Research Center invites all jazz lovers to explore the history of Chicago jazz online and in person this fall:

1. View and hear our new Web exhibit, Sounds from Tomorrow’s World: Sun Ra and the Chicago Years, 1946-1961. While living in Chicago, Herman Poole “Sonny” Blount became Sun Ra—the leader of the Arkestra and a composer and arranger of some of the most avant-garde jazz of the time. He was also the architect of a philosophy that informed his music, his life, and the lives of those around him: a synthesis of Black Nationalism, Egyptology, futurism, occultism and Southern Baptist preaching. This Web exhibit explores Sun Ra’s Chicago years through images and sound recordings of his poetry and music, vinyl records and album artwork, promotional materials and early controversial broadsheets. A media kit is available online.

2. Visit the Special Collections Research Center to consult the original materials shown in the Sun Ra Web exhibit and thousands of other publications, photographs, articles, posters, programs, ticket stubs, and other ephemera of musicians, clubs, record companies, and jazz organizations found in the Chicago Jazz Archive.

3. Visit our updated Chicago Jazz Library Guide for information on researching the history of Chicago jazz at libraries across the city.

4. Stop by the Chicago Jazz Archive table at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival this Saturday, September 25. The Special Collections Research Center is a member of the Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture (HyPa), which co-produces the festival.

Please contact me if you have questions about any of these offerings.

Best regards, Rachel A. Rosenberg, Director of Communications, The University of Chicago Library
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Jazz in Mandel Hall: April 15, 2012, Sunday, 6 pm. Chicago Presents a Special Event, jazz. Gretchen Parlato Quartet. $20, $5. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Jazz program to be announced from stage. First place winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition (2004), Gretchen Parlato is a rising jazz star described as having a "deep almost magical connection to the music," by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. Saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter said that, "in an inconspicuous way, Gretchen plays th same instrument as frank Sinatra. There's no on out there like Gretchen." Next April 22.

AACM- see L26. Also at DuSable frequently. Summer series at Carruthers Center 700 E. Oakwood- see in By Date June 30, July 8, August 12, September 9. Also at South Side Center July-Sept at l3 every 1t and 2nd Sunday. Every Friday at L26 (qv) at 10 $10 and jam sessions every Thurs there at 9 $5.

Hyde Park Jazz Society, http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.com for lineup. Formed to do what its former name says, Committee to Restore Jazz in Hyde Park, including bringing the Checkerboard to Hyde Park. Now organizes the large, annual jazz festival in Hyde Park, supports jazz Sunday night at the various venues-- see their website for next. Find description and contacts at their site and in our Arts and Cultural Directory alpha run. Sunday evening sets are now at L26 in South Loop Hotel, 12 W. 26th at State.

Checkerboard Lounge
. Check our Checkerboard page for their lineup of blues, jazz, and other music. Checkerboard Lounge, 5201 S. Harper 773 684-1472.

Jazzy Sundays with Jabon Jazz or other groups. To book jazz groups, call Ms. Acklin at 773 447-5927.

Now underway 2010- Friday noon jazz or concerts in Hyde Park Shopping Center courtyard near 55th and Lake Park.
Summer Fridays for noontime concerts in Hyde Park Shopping Center courtyard. Into September.

Also (not always live music at) 2nd weekends this summer 10-8 as part of International Art and Craft Shows. The latter also occurs 3rd weekends in summer in Harper Court--also with live music.

Nichols Park Sunday afternoon concert series mid July-September. 4-6 pm by the north fountain.

Jazz (and blues and gospel) brunches in HP and beyond: Chant, 1509 E. 53rd- Sundays 11-3,
Backstory (often the avant guarde trio Recovery)
W.C. Handy's Bistro in South Shore
Blues47 Gospel Brunch on Sundays? King and 47th Suffered major fire damage, don't know if/when it reopens
South Side YMCA sometimes has jazz, blues or.

New venue- Jackson Park Fieldhouse, 2nd Mondays April-June at 1 pm- in conjunction with the seniors program. "Blue Mondays." (starts again fall 2011)

CLOSED> Backstory Cafe at Experimental Station. There is a new place, B Grabs may or not have performance.

ETA Creative Art Foundation- Charles Hath presents Jazz'n on the South Side. 7558 S. chicago Ave. June 2011 remaining- Wednesdays, june 22 Marquis Hill, June 29 Curtis Robinson. Doors open at 6, perf. at 7. $10 cover.

Hyde Park Art Center including AACM occasionally on weekends.

Hyde Park Jazz Society Sundays- moving Dec. 4 2011 to the Marmon Grand, 2230 S. State.

??Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center- Hidden Pearl Art Cafe. Jazz offerings 2nd and 4th Thursdays 7-11 pm. Currently Crosswind, leader and percussionist Greg Penn. Food and bevs available. $10, $ students with ID and LBP members or jam session participants. 1060 E. 47th St. 773 285-1211. info@blackpearl.org.

1st Fridays jazz at Quadrangle Club bar, 1155 E. 57th st. Dress, cover.

Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 9:30 pm And Sundays 11 am- 3 pm at C.H.A.N.T Chinese and Asian American tapas restaurant, 1509 E. 53rd St., has jazz and blues soloists, several of them stars such as Ray Silkman, and sometimes DJs. 773 324-1999, http://www.chantchicago.com.

Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap- Blues Sundays 4-7:30, Curtis Black Trio (mostly jazz) 9 pm- 1 am. 1172 E. 55th St. 773 643-5516.

L26 at South Loop Hotel, 12 W. 26th at State - Fridays at 10 $10 AACM Fred Anderson Memorial Series- July 8 Art Turk Burton and Congo Square, July 15 Maggie Brown Quartet, July 22 saalik Ziyad Collective, Aug. 19 Corey Wilkes Trio, Aug. 26 Edwin Daugherty, Sept. 2 Earnest Dawkins Black Star Project, Sept. 9 Ann Ward with Ari Brown, Sept 16 Chicago Horns, Sept. 23 Vincent Davis Percussion Plus, Sept. 30 Justin Dillard Trio. And jam sessions every Thursday at 9 $5.
And Sundays 7:30-11:30 pm Hyde Park Jazz Society Series $10, $5.

Mellow Yellow, Occasional Friday (or some holidays or Saturdays) night Jazz 8 or 9-midnight. James Tyler Quintet, Snatch Jazz. Kevin Nabors Quintet, or Chester McSween. 1508 E. 53rd St. 773 667-2000. No cover, 2 dr. min. http://www.mellowyellowrestaurant.com. http://www.snatchband.com.

Park 52, Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm. 5201 S. Harper. 773 241-5200, http://www. Park52Chicago.com.
Special show based on Oscar Brown - see by date Feb. 9, 16, 24. Otherwise jazz Wednesdays.

Piccolo Mondo. Italian fine restaurant has a Spanish Guitarist Wednesday evenings. 1642 E. 56th St. 773 643-1106. Norberto Zas, mzas@sbcglobal.net.

Potbelly Sandwich Works in Hyde Park Shopping Center has Samuel "Savoir Faire" Williams playing Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9 pm.
Michael Beetly Mons non-1 pm.

Room 43, 1039-43 E. 43rd St.

Quadrangle Club, 1st Fridays Jazz, 6 pm-?. 1155 E. 57th St.

Curtis Black Trio, other groups Sundays at 9 pm, Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, 11-- E. 55th St.

Hyde Park Art Center, Renaissance Society, and Hyde Park Shopping Center and Harper Court are places for occasional jazz concerts.

Occasionally there are large concerts at Mandel Hall and even on the quads.

At least once a quarter the Jazz XTet under Mtawa Bowden perform at the University of Chicago's Fulton Hall. music.uchicago.edu.

First Unitarian, 5650 S. Woodlawn, and Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn often have jazz events, including by Willie Pickens and Jimmy Ellis. Don't miss the Christmas concert. Also Sunday afternoon monthly series various quarters.

Some outside include Live in the Alley Sats. 2-8 in summer, at Black United, 1801 E. 71st St.

Op Shop 1530 E. 53rd St- 1530 E. 53rd St.

Smart Sounds: Concerts in the Courtyard- summer Passport series 2010 done, but

The free performances continue with the Hyde Park Jazz Festival on September 25. The fourth annual festival includes another mammoth lineup of jazz greats, including Art Hoyle and Rio Bamba at the Smart. Visit hydeparkjazzfestival.org.

The concerts wrap up under a tent in the courtyard on September 30, with the premiere performance of a new score by composer Jeffrey Rukaman. The eclectic, meditative piece--commissioned by the Smart to celebrate the opening of Echoes of Past--will be performed by members of Kansas City's acclaimed Spoonbender Orchestra [which was involved in the art of the Midwest exhibit].

Passport to Jazz- discontinued.

Jazz in Chicago-- it lives in at least these venues: (Pub Crawl with Jazz Institute of Chicago September 1, 6-Midnight. JazzInChicago.org.

Andy's- 11 E. HubbardBacroom 1007 N. Rush
Buddy Guy's Legends- 700 S. Wabash
City Life-712 E. 83rd st.
Close Up 2- 416 S. Clark
Marmon Grand- 2230 S. Michigan
Green Mill- 4802 N. Broadway
Jazz Showcase- 806 S. Plymouth
M Lounge- 1520 S. Wabash
New Regal Theater- 1645 E. 79th St.
Reggie's- 2109 S. State St.
Red Pepper's Masquerade Lounge- 428 E. 87th St.
Velvet Lounge- 67 E. Cermak

Then Chicago Jazz Festival September Labor Day weekend- Millennium and Grant Parks and Chicago Cultural Center. Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. jazzinchicago.org/jazzfest. Don't miss Joan Collaso, sponsored by Hyde Park Jazz Society.

Rock Scene

Hyde Park has a U of C scene, centered performances in Bartlett and Hutchinson and Main Quads, Uncommon Grounds (2nd fl. Reynolds), Hutchinson Commons, or the several coffee shops-- and thought by some to be rather subdued and fusion. It also has a cutting edge underground scene-- literally more often than not in a basement, often in west Hyde Park. For the latter especially, you have to get into the scene or on various email. facebook, twitter, or pass-the-flyer groups to find them.

To start with the South Side rock and cutting edge scene, frequent such spots as Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State, South Union Arts, 1352 S. Union, Go0Go Town, 3117 S. Morgan.

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Series

Persons needing assistance at U of C programs should call 773 702-8484. To Artspeak 2009-2010

Amadeus Consort (at Shrine of Christ the King)
Apollo Chorus
Baroque Band
Bella Voce (Rockefeller perfs.)
Chicago a cappella
Chicago Chorale
Chicago Ensemble
Christ the King - Hidden Treasures series
Series Music UC
UC non-Presents quarter programs
Noontime Music Series at UC
Chicago Presents
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Chicago Presents Classic
Chicago Presents Early
Chicago Presents Contempo
Gilbert and Sullivan operetta in March- dir. to info in this page. Website. Benefits perf. ensembles at U of C.
Winter groups
Pacifica Quartet
** 2010-11 Chicago Presents
Newberry Consort
Court Theatre
Mostly Music
Music Teachers of Hyde Park

Rembrandt
South Shore Opera
Sundays at First Unitarian
The Tiny Mahler Orchestra

Amadeus Consort (info coming) holds concerts 4th Sundays 3 pm at St. Gelasius (Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, 6415 S. Woodlawn)- free. Hidden Trasures Classical Consert Series: baroque and early classical from known authors but rarely heard pieces.

Apollo Chorus. http://www.apollochorus.org.

Baroque Band. (either .com or .org work on its busy website.) Partial (Hyde Park) schedule. Programs are often also in Rockefeller Chapel, Nichols Hall of Chicago Music Institute in Evanston and Symphony Center. New to Chicago and Hyde Park in 2007. Director is Briton Garry Clarke. "Informed period performance." Outstanding. $35, 15 single, series range from $54 student to $126. Hyde Park dates and locations tba or visit their website. Garry Clarke - Artistic Director Get all FOUR concerts for just $140, seniors 126, student 60.

2014-15

October 3, Friday, 730 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Mad Men. Spanish counter tenor Xavier Sabata makes his Chicago debut in a concert that includes works featuring mad characters by Handel and Vivaldi. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. (Sept. 28 at Music Inst. of Chicago Evanston, October 1 at Symphony Center). Next in HP Jan. 17)

January 17, Saturday, 730 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Beastie Boyz. Barking dogs, squalling cats, caking frogs and more wild things in the music of Faina, Schmeltzer, Telemann and Uccellini. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn (Jan. 16 Music Inst. Evanston, Jan 21 Symphony Center). Next in HP March 7.

March 7, Saturday, 7:30 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Past Masters. Released in 1988, the Beatles' two-volume "Past Masters" CD featured songs recorded between 1962 and 1970. Baroque Band's tribute to Past Masters includes music composed between 1662 and 1670 and features music by Matthew Locke, Thomas Baltzar, Lully, and Buxtehude. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. ) March 4 Symphony Center, March 5 Music Inst. Evanston.) Next in HP May 30.

May 29 , Saturday,730 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Water Works. Telemann's overture Hamburger Ebbund Fluth and Handel's three Water Music suites. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. (May 29 Music Inst Evanston, June 3 Symphony Center). End of season.

 

Bella Voce (Rockefeller performances- ) ??925 W. Huron #608, Chicago, IL 60622, http://www.bellavoce.org, mail@bellavoce.org. Also given as Bella Voce, c/o Department of Performing Arts, College of Architecture and tArts, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 E. Harrison St., Rm L018, MC255, Chicago, IL 60607-7130.

No concerts in Hyde Park 2013-14. Nearest is a couple at St. Procopius.

Chicago a cappella (Rockefeller performances 2012-2013 (except Oct. 13 is at KAM and April 28 is at Logan Ctr.)
http://www.chicagoacappella.org.

2013-14

October 12, Saturday, 8 pm. Chicago A Cappella. The best of C AC, a 20th Anniversary Celebration .Jonathan Miller, Dir. Logan Performance Hall, 915 E.60th St. (different dates 4 locations). http://www.chicagoacappella.org, 773 281-7820. Second program in Hyde Park- Feb. 16. (The Holiday program is not). Spirituals and folksongs, sacred works and pop tunes. Look at thee future with a new commission form Paul Crabtree, the innovative composer whose music we've sung fo over 10 years. The Windblower reflects what he calls "the thrillingly successful flight of Chicago a cappella." With poignant music by Chicagoan Stacy Garrop, Rufus Wainwright's "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,"and a rocking chorus from Spring Awakening.

February 16, Sunday, 4 pm. Chicago A Capella. Melodic Migrations: Global Jewish Music. Music Direction Jonathan Miller. K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Cong., 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (different dates 4 locations). http://www.chicagoacappella.org, 773 281-7820. Third program in Hyde Park- April 19.
This new program shines a spotlight on emotionally powerful and beautiful Jewish a cappella music from around the world, including South Africa, Canada, Israel, Europe, and elsewhere--even Yiddish tango! Find out what happens when traditional musical styles intermingle with cultural influences from distant lands, as we explore melodies from across the diaspora.

April 19, Saturday, 8 pm. Chicago A Capella. The Birth of Gospel. Music Direction Rollo Dilworth. Logan Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. (different dates 4 locations). http://www.chicagoacappella.org, 773 281-7820. Final of the season.
Chicago a cappella will tell the story of gospel music's beginning
through songs. We'll take you on a journey from teh pre-gospel classical works sung in many African-American churches to hymns, spirituals, and finally the full flowering of gospel music itself, which began right her in Chicago. At each of our venues, a gospel choir from that community will join Chicago a cappella on stage as musical guest artists. Dilworth will lead from the piano for a rousing gospel finale.




Chicago Chorale.
Bruce Tammen, Director. Hyde Park-based and largely HP artists but absolutely top rate. 1100 E. 55th St. (Lutheran School). Contact: Jana French, 5550 S. Blackstone 60637. 773 288-8459, janaf@sbcglobal.net. http://www.chicagochorale.org. chicagochorale@gmail.com.

2013-2014 season

March 16, Sunday, 2, 3 pm (lecture at 2 by Claudio Vellutini, concert at 3) . Chicago Chorale performs at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn. German music of the Romantic period. Centerpiece is Anton Bruckner's Mass #2 in E Minor, for eight-voiced choir and wind orchestra. "Lyrical and dramatic" it forecasts Bruckner's later grand pieces. Preceded by a cappella motets of Mendelssohn (Herr, nun lassest Du Deinen Diener), Josef Rheinberger (Abendlied), Brahms (Er ist das Heil, Ich aber bin elend) and Bruckner (O justi, Christus factus est). 2 pm lecture by Claudio Vellutini of UC). Last of Season May 18 at Logan. Advance $35, 25, 15. Door add $5.
Purchase at website or 773 305-6195.

May 18, Sunday, 2 pm, 3 pm. Chicago Chorale at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. 2 pm. pre-concert lecture. 3 pm, performance. The Chorale's first perf. on a concert stage. Both sets of Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes with other works celebrating spring and love: Poulenc's Les Chemins de l'Amour (sop. Tambra Black), Grieg's Varen, Vaughan Wiliams' Scottish folksong Ca' the Yowes, and Kern's All the Things You Are (orig. from musical), Kit Bridges and Don Seitz are the pianists.

Chicago Ensemble at I-House Sundays, 3 pm (except one). (also Tuesdays- succeeding or following-- at Fourth Presbyterian 126 E. Chestnut 7 pm). All works have a personal introduction by Founder and Artistic Director /pianist Gerald Rizzer and refreshments. $25, student $10. Subscription $10o for 5 programs, plus intro complementary tickets to distribute. International House, 1414 E. 59th St. theceweb@thechicagoensemble.org 773 889-4206. (Dates given generally are at International House. Alternates for the same program are various days before or after at private residences, LaSalle St. Church, or Sherwood Academy of Music.) http://www.thechicagoensemble.org. Mail contacts P.O. Box 409048, Chicago, IL 60640. 773 889-4206. Managing Director Jennifer Harris. You can buy tickets from their site from Brown Paper Tickets (which claims to be "fair trade").
Join The Chicago Ensemble for its 36th season of eclectic classical chamber music performances!

Contact: Jennifer Harris, (773) 889-4206
Managing Director, The Chicago Ensemble
theceweb@thechicagoensemble.org

Venues
Performances will take place at Hyde Park's International House of University of Chicago Select Sundays at 3 pm and at Fourth Presbyterian Church on Chicago's Gold Coast.

2013-14- Program dates are now confirmed. You can use your season tickets one at a time or all at once, at any subscription season concert. Tickets:

5-ticket subscription - $100 (20% off single-ticket price!) 3-ticket subscription - $65 (more than 10% off!) Single tickets - $25 general, $10 students with valid ID
Discover America special concert - $25 single, $20 with subscription
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 2 subscriptions and receive The Chicago Ensemble's Highlights: 2009-2012 CD set for no additional charge.

To order tickets: In advance of our brochure mailing, you can order by phone, 773-889-4206, or by mailing an order form. Online ticket purchasing is not yet available for 2013-2014.

PROGRAM II. Clarinet, violin & piano: November 24, Sunday, 3 pm International House, 1414 E. 59th St.; November 26, Tuesday, 7:30 pm at Fourth Presbyterian

Darius Milhaud: Suite (1936) for clarinet, violin and piano
Meyer Kupferman: The Garden of my Father's House (1972) for clarinet and violin
Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, op. 80 (1938) for violin and piano
Alban Berg: Adagio, from Chamber Concerto (1925) for clarinet, violin and piano (Composer's arrangement)
Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, op. 120 no. 1 for clarinet and piano

The Chicago Ensemble presents the second program in the group’s 37th season of chamber music concerts Sunday November 24 at 3:00 pm at International House on the University of Chicago campus and Tuesday November 26 at 7:30 pm at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Avenue and Chestnut. The Chicago Ensemble appears in different combinations of instruments and voice for its series of five concerts. The November program features violinist Mathias Tacke, formerly of the Vermeer Quartet, and clarinetist Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, along with the Ensemble’s artistic director and pianist Gerald Rizzer in a compelling program holding two sonatas – the Prokofiev F Minor for violin, in turn brooding, aggressive and sensuous, and the Brahms F Minor for clarinet, autumnal in its melancholy beauty. The program also includes two 20th century trios of contrasting sensibilities—Milhaud’s Suite, light-hearted and drawing on popular sources, and Berg’s Adagio, in which Viennese Romanticism coexists with modernist techniques. Completing the program is The Garden of My Father’s House by the American Meyer Kupferman, a gentle intertwining of clarinet and violin.
A complimentary reception precedes the program. Tickets are $25 single admission, $80 for four programs. Contact The Chicago Ensemble at (773) 558-3448 or at www.thechicagoensemble.org.

PROGRAM III: January 26, Sunday, 3 pm International House, 1414 E. 59th St.; January 28, Tuesday, 7:30 pm at Fourth Presbyterian

J. S. Bach: Cantata Aria for mezzo-soprano, string quartet and piano
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpetuelle for mezzo-soprano, string quartet and piano
W alter Piston: Quintet (1949) for sting quartet and piano
Manuel DeFalla: Seven Popular Spanish Songs (1914) for mezzo-soprano and piano
Frank Bridge: Quintet in D Minor (1912) for string quartet and piano

PROGRAM IV: April 27 , Sunday, 6:30 pm- note time International House, 1414 E. 59th St.; April 29, Tuesday 7:30 pm at Fourth Presbyterian

Max Reger: Serenade No. 2 in G Major, op. 144a for flute, violin and viola
L. van Beethoven: Trio in Eb Major, op. 38 for clarinet, cello and piano (Composer's arrangement of his Septet, op. 20 for flute, clarinet and piano
Ronn Yedidia: Black Snow (1987) for flute, clarinet and piano- this is Winner, Discover America I competition
William Walton: Quartet (1921) for viola, cello and piano

PROGRAM V: June 8, Sunday, 3 pm, International House, 1414 E. 59th St.; June 10, Tuesday, 7:30 pm Fourth Presbyterian

J.S. Bach: Cantata Aria for soprano, oboe, violin and piano
G.P. Telemann: Trio Sonata fro soprano, oboe, violin and piano;
W.A. Mozart: Aria: Non piu. Tutto ascoltai for soprano, violin and piano
Francis Poulenc: Sonata (1962) for oboe and piano
R. Vaughan Williams: Selections from Blake Songs for soprano and oboe
R. Vaughan Williams: Selections from Along the Field for soprano and violin
Johannes Brahms: Selected Songs, for soprano and piano
W.A. Mozart: Sonata in A Major, K. 526 for violin and piano


Christ the King Hidden Treasures of Classical Music. Monthly.

Institute of Christ the King, resumes its monthly concert program, Hidden Treasures in Classical Music. Hear the works of Baroque composers known and unknown performed in the acoustically beautiful Shrine of Christ The King as presented by The Amadeus Consort.http://www.classicalconcerts.org.
Watch for 2012-13.


UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MUSIC SERIES-Chicago Presents and other series: Chicago Presents 2011-12 subscription sales are now open.

Non- University of Chicago Presents, non noontime and non colloquium Winter program (see details in By Date under date):


Colloquia-

Besides the series below, Chicago Presents has combination mini-series such as Quartet

Noontime Concert Series Thursdays except as noted, 12:15 pm. at Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed 4th, 1010 E. 59th St.


Chicago Presents- most in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Office 5720 S. Woodlawn, 60637, 773 702-8068.

Subscription Series: Full pass $299 ($295 staff, $60 UC student). Saves 40%
Classic Plus: $184 ($180, $34)
Classic" $144 (($140, $25)
Quartet Series: $100 ($17)
Early Music: $75 ($13)
Single tickets with subscription- generally $25, 35, or 40 except Contempo Ganz Hall $15, Lise de la Salle $10, Lionele Loueke Tri0 $20
(Most performances are $35 non student, some $25. Mandel and Logan are the main venues, a few are at Rockefeller.

View preconcert lectures at http://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu.

Chicago Presents See 2013-14 below

 

Chicago Presents Howard Mayer Brown International Early Music Series- 2012-13 season. Subscr. $85 general, $40 student reduced. Single $35 and student less. See 2013-14 below

Chicago Presents Contempo. 2012 season See 2013-14 below

Chicago Presents 2013-2014 Series. Britten, Classic, Early, Pacifica, Contempo, Jazz at the Logan, Music Across Genres
See descriptions at dates.

Benjamin Britten Festival 2013-14 EACH CONCERT IS PRECEDED BY A LECURE OR EVENT ONE HOUR PRIOR)

September 11, Wednesday, 7 pm. Benjamin Britten Festival event of Chicago Presents. Poetic Muses: Britten, Auden, and Sitwell. Free AT THE POETRY FOUNDATION, 61 W. Superior. 312 787-7070. With the Collaborative Works Festival or the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. A salon concert featuring works of Britten inspired by Dame Edith Sitwell and W.H. Aden. With a discussion hosted by tenor Nicholas Phan. Performances by tenor Nicholas Phan, soprano Kiera Duffy, pianist Shannon McGinness, and more. Reserve at poeticmuses.eventbrite.com. Contact 312 787-7070.

The String Quartets- (see descriptions in Classic, Early, Across Genres...)
October 4- Jupiter String Quartet
October 6- Pacific Quartet

Dedicated to Friends
October 15- Jean-Guihen Queyras
October 18- Nicholas Phan and Friends

Influences Among Centuries
November 8- Fretwork/Elizabeth Kenny Dowland's 7 Teares- and at 6:30 Roger Chase Britten's sim. and Elegy
November 10- Spektral Quartet

RelatEd Events
September 11 at 7 pm- Poetic Muses: Britten, Auden and Sitwell (at Poetry Foundation)
October 5 at 10:30 am- Jupiter Quartet and Spektral Quartet with Seth Brodsky
(rels. 3rd Str Q and Thomas Ades' Arcadiana)
October 11 at 7 pm- A Time There Was with Tony Palmer, filmmaker
November 10 at 3 pm- Spektral Quartet at Logan (has a charge of $15)
At Rockefeller 11 am- October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9 and
March 9 at 3 pm at Rockefeller Rejoice in the Lamb (choral)

Classic Concert Series (at Mandel)

October 4, 7:30 m. Jupiter String Quartet (Britten and Brahms) (lecture 1 hour in advance)

October 18, 7:30 pm. Nicholas Phan and Friends (Britten and Schubert) (lecture 1 hour in advance)

November 1, 7:30 pm. Cuarteto Casals with Denis Azabagic (Haydn, Debussy, Boccherini)

January 31, 7:30 pm. Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio (Beethoven, Verdi/Liszt, Debussy, Kopytman, Brahms)

April 25, 7:30 pm. Rafal Blechacz, piano (Chgo debut). (Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin)

May 2, 7:30 pm. Shanghai Quartet (Haydn, Krystztof, Zhou Long, Verdi)

Early Music Series (var. locs) (series $74)

November 8, 7:30 pm. Fretwork with Elizabeth Kenny, lute. (Dowland- Lachrimae or Seaven Teares)
6:30 performance violist Roger Chase performs BRITTEN's work based on the same and Britten's Elegy. Mandel, 1131 E. 57th St.
Leading European lutenist Elizabeth Kenny joins the peerless British viol consort Fretwork for a program by English Renaissance composer John Dowland, inspiration for Benjamin Britten three centuries later. Join in the celebration of the Benjamin Britten Festival and enjoy a pre-concert performance by British violist Roger Chase at 6:30 PM, included with your ticket.

February 28, 7:30 pm. Venice Baroque Orchestra (Porpora, Veracini, Geminiani, Vivaldi). Mandel
The charismatic, impeccable and award-winning Philippe Jaroussky makes his Chicago debut, along with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, performing instrumental gems by Italian composers Porpora, Cimarosa and Leo. Enjoy a pre-concert talk led by Martha Feldman, Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music and the Humanities at 6:30 PM, included with your ticket.

April 4, 7:30 pm. Anonymous 4 (Marie and Marion from the 13th c. Montpellier Codex). Rockefeller
The acclaimed quartet returns to Rockefeller Chapel with sublime interpretations of 13th century motets. Marie & Marion, music of endless variety and exotic beauty, summarizes the ethos of an entire age. Enjoy a pre-concert lecture with Robert Kendrick, Professor of Music at 6:30 PM, included with your ticket.

Pacifica Quartet (Logan)

October 6, 3 pm. (Britten String Q 2 and Beethoven String Quartet B-flat 130 with Grosse Fuge) (pre-concert lecture 1 hour prior)

January 12, 3 pm. Mozart, Shostakovich, Brahms)

April 13, 3 pm, with Anthony McGill! (Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor)

Contempo (Logan except May 16)

February 4, 7:30 pm. eighth blackbird, Anubis Quartet, Julia Bentley, and Daniel Won- Myth and Awakening

March 2, 3 pm. New Music for Violin and Piano--Miranda Cuckson, Ning Yu

April 26, 7:30 pm. Double Bill 10 Anniv. Pacific Quartet, Patricia Barber and others

May 9, 7:30 pm. Tomorrow's Music Today I- 8th blackbird and Pacifica Quartet

May 16, 7:30 pm. Tomorrow's Music Today II- " " (in Ganz Hall Roosevelt University)

Jazz in the Logan

October 25, 7:30 pm. The Bad Plus "On Sacred Ground"

December 6, 7:30 pm. Rudresh Mahanthappa Quartet "Gamak"

May 30, 7:30 pm. Double Bill: The Great American Songbook- Dick Hyman then Bill Carlap Trio

Music Across Genres (Logan except April 16 in Rockefeller)

October 15, 7:30 pm. Jean-Guihen Queyras (Bach, Britten, Kodaly)

February 21, 7:30 pm. Third Coast Percussion

April 16, 7L30 pm. Seraphic Fire and Spectral Quartet (Haydn- 7 Last Words of Christ. In Rockefeller)

 

The Newberry Consort. $35, $28? Performs at the Newberry, U of C, and Northwestern. Theme this year is Treasures from the Newberry Library. The Consort is Artist-in-Residence at all three but is now an independent 501. Performances are Friday evening at the Newberry's Ruggles Hall, Saturday 7:30 at the U of C, and Sunday, 3 pm at Lutkin Hall at Northwestern in Evanston. Visit the website for information on subscription, advance ticket sales, and exchanges. Address is The Newberry Consort, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, Il 60610. Center for Public Programs, 312 255-3610.

pre-lecture concert an hour ahead.

2014.

May 3 Saturday, 8 pm. The Newberry Consort in Hyde Park. Celestial Sirens II: music from the Mexican Convent of the Encarnacion with newly-edited music from the Newberry Choirbooks. End of series.

May 2, 3, or 4, 8 pm. The Newberry Consort in Hyde Park. Celestial Sirens II: music from the Mexican Convent of the Encarnacion with newly-edited music from teh Newberry Choirbooks. End of series.

See below

 

There are too many other groups to do more than list here--Jazz X-Tet, Middle Eastern Ensemble, Rockefeller Chapel ensembles, Computer Music Studio, University Wind Ensemble, Motet Choir, University Chamber Orchestra, University Symphony Orchestra, New Music Ensemble. 12 groups are underwritten in part by the Gilbert and Sullivan production (this year Pinafore, March 9-11). music.uchicago.edu.

Noontime Concert Series Thursdays at 12:15 pm. Above

University Symphony

University Wind Ensemble

University Chamber Orchestra

University Chorus

Motet Choir

Rockefeller Chapel Choir

New Music Ensemble

Jazz X-tet

Middle East Music Ensemble

Central Javanese Gamelan

Gilbert and Sullivan. March 15, Friday, 16, Saturday (both 8 pm), March 17, Sunday (matinee). The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company with the University Chamber Orchestra. The 2013 production will be "The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty." Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Tickets open in February, various. The production is presented by, and benefits, the University of Chicago Department of Music.

End of season concerts/Alumni weekend

Noontime Concert Series, Thursdays at 12:15

Student Composers Alliance

Chicago Men's A Cappella, Unaccompanied Women, Umoja Gospel Choir, Voices in Your Mind, Goluska, Midway Brass (See May 3), Fire Wire Ensemble....

 

Monthly organ concerts on the Ganz Organ at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55tth St. First Tuesdays in academic year.

Mostly Music - Hyde Park Series- Sundays at 4 pm. Master (11 at different venues) $150, flex 4 (you choose which) $95, flex 4 $75?, individual $30, $15. http://www.mostlymusicchicago.com.
info@mostlymusicchicago.com. Jan Feldman President
312 287-5761, fax 312 268-6318. Or 312 287-5761. 180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 908.

2012-2013 season includes

September 23- David Schrader (keyboards)
David Schrader celebrates his birthday: Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 3:00 - World-renowned harpsichordist David Schrader turns 60 this year and celebrates the occasion with us! In this very special performance, David plays his favorites just for us. He will announce his selections from the stage so you have to come to the gorgeous Driehaus Museum (40 E. Erie) to find out just what are his favorites.

November 18- Peter and Katherine van de Graaff (opera stars)
Peter Van De Graaff and Kathleen Van De Graaff : Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 3:00 - Hear and see one of history's greatest love stories come alive in music and words as WFMT's Peter Van De Graaff and his lovely wife, Kathleen, enact "The Life and Love of Robert and Clara Schumann". Private residence in Evanston.

January 13- Ian Maksin and Ani Gogova: Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 3:00 - These two accomplished soloists have joined forces and combined their artistic vision as the iAN&ANi DUO. With Ian playing the cello and Ani on the piano this duo is committed to the classical repertoire as well as great music of the last 100 years from Russia, Spain and Latin America. Private residence not in Hyde Park.

Ars Antigua Presents:
Sunday, April 7, 2013 @ 3:00 - Ars Antiqua. Join Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1750 at the Art Institute of Chicago and Ars Antigua, directed by Jerry Fuller, for this special program event...an exploration of the Art Institute's most interesting renaissance and baroque art through discussion of the art itself and performances of music related to the art. Art Institute of Chicago?

Music Teachers of Hyde Park Changed to 3rd Wednesdays 6:30 pm- Fall-Spring, skipping December - at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511 or 773 643-9251. Proceeds to charity.

Rembrandt Chamber Players. PO Box 0547, Chicago, IL 60690, Fax 312 360-0606, phone 312 360-3145, Website http://www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org. 5 concerts a year. 2014. Hyde Park only given here.

March 24, Monday 7:30 pm. Rembrandt Chamber Players. At Logan Arts Center. Trios and Quartets. Carol Cook, Viola; William Buchman, bassoon; Todd Levy clarinet. Jazz melodies from Andre Previn's Trio. Brahms' Trio for clarinet, cello, piano. Sperger: Quartet in D Major for solo bass, flute, viola and cello. brahms: Trio for clarinet, cello, piano in A minor op. 114. Features also Rembrandt Chamber Players 19th Annual High School Competition winners.
$35 each; 3 concerts $90, 4 $120, 5 $145. On line or to Rembrandt Chamber Players, PO Box 0547 Chicago IL 60690. http://www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org, 312 360-3145. Logan, 915 E. 60th St. Next May 21.

May 21, Wednesday, 7:30 pm. Rembrandt Chamber Players. At Logan Arts Center. Old and New World Folk. National Chamber Music Month. Mozart: String Duo No. 1 in G Major KV423, featuring Lyric Opera's new principal viola, Carol Cook. Berio Folk Song Suite for mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, viola and cello. John Adams: Shaker Loops for three violins, viola, two cellos and bass. Teresa Fream, Shiela Hanford,violin, Carol Cook viola, Julia Bentley mezzo, Judy Stone cello, She-e Wu percussion, Steve cohen clarinet, Avison Atta harp, Ryan Nelson conductor.
$35 each; 3 concerts $90, 4 $120, 5 $145. On line or to Rembrandt Chamber Players, PO Box 0547 Chicago IL 60690. http://www.rembrandtchamberplayers.org, 312 360-3145. Logan, 915 E. 60th St. Last of series.

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago. http://www.southshoreopera.org.

 

Sunday Afternoon Concerts at First Unitarian Church. Various sets during the year.

The Tiny Mahler Orchestra. DISBANDED

 

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Continuing, next few weeks and by running date--mostly places

(For most religious venues, links can be found in the Religious Directory.
A more extensive listing of the incredible array of cultural programming providers is in the
Cultural Directory, especially the alpha listings. See also After School.)

Continuing or set-period run

Every Saturday? Robie House offers interior tours . Robie House. 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. 708 848-1976.

Court Theatre. 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 773 753-4472.
Special deals such as preview week, student rush available. Occasional staged readings also. 773 753-4472. See above for 2007-08 run.

Continuing at DuSable Museum:
The DuSable Museum of African American History is located in Washington Park near the corner of 56th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue at 740 E. 56th Pl.

Short runs. University Theater Reynolds 1st fl. th. or 3rd floor, us. Wed.-Sat. 7506 S. University. http://ut.uchicago.edu.

Continuing or short run: the Big ones

Continuing at Hyde Park Art Center:
See in types-art exhibits below and in "Best Bets" above.
Hyde Park Art Center classes, exhibits, events. 773 324-5520.
Park Art Center.
Now at 5020 S. Cornell

Continuing. Museum of Science and Industry: More see in alpha listing. 773- 955-9503.
Submarine U 505 new underground exhibit opens June 4. Watch for special events.
57th at Lake Shore Drive , 773 684-1414.
Omnimax:

Smart Home: Green and Wired

Oriental Institute 1155 E. 58th St. 773 702-9507.
Films on Sunday at 2, other specials, periodic lectures and classes. New permanent exhibits. " special exhibits and interactive programs, lectures, Sunday films a t 2 pm.
Open at Oriental Institute: "Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq's Past." Through December. Lecture by McGuire Gibson, followed by candlelight vigil. 1155 E. 58th St. 773 702-9514. See symposium April 12.


Renaissance Society Bergman Gallery. 4th (418) floor Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 773 702-8670.10-5 Tu-F, 12-5 Sat.-Sun, Exhibits and openings with lectures, concerts and more.

info@renaissancesociety.org.


Continuing at Smart Museum: see in venue section above and types section below.
5550 S. Greenwood. 773 702-0200.

Continuing or short run: Other venues

Continuing at Augustana Lutheran, 55th and Woodlawn.

Continuing at Catholic Theological Union. 5416 S. Cornell, replacing Courtyard Gallery. 773 324-8000. M-F 9-4.y.

Continuing. Center for Gender Studies. 5733 S. University

Continuing. John Crerar Library, M-S 8:30-5. 5730 S. Ellis. 773 702-8717.

Continuing . Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone. Concerts and exhibits.

Continuing. Franke Institute, JRL S-118 1100 E. 57th St.

Friends of the Gamelan. gamelan@uchicago.edu. Or info@chicagogamelan.org.

April 9, Thursday. Opening at Gender Studies, "The Life of the Female Mind: Gender and Education at the University of Chicago." (cf. exhibit at Regenstein Special Collections.) Shows student research. Through June 13. http://genderstudies.uchicago.edu. 5733 S. University.

God's Gang artists coop. Contact 773 213-6992, http://godsgang1.net.

Grand Ballroom, 6357 S. Cottage Grove.

Great Frame Up, The. 1413 E. 53rd St., 773 752-2020.

U of C Library Society lectures are often on public affairs matters. For information and RSVP: Barbara Palmer-Bostick at 773 702-7695 or bbostick@uchicago. edu. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/alumnifriends/libsoc/programs.html.

Continuing at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. 5480 S. Kenwood.

Continuing at Hyde Park School of Ballet. Classes (Quarter system) culminating in recitals and performances in collaboration with U of C performing groups. More details in Afterschool.

Continuing. Every Tuesday, 7 pm. International Folk Dancing at Quaker House, 5615 S. Woodlawn. 8-10:15. $4. 773 241-5834 or Mike at 773 241-5834. (Check and see if still functioning.)

Continuing. Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center. 1060 E. 47th St. 773 285-1211. Through June 30: "A Father's Choice/Chicago artists." Opening ? through July 31: "Printmaking Exhibition."

Lookingglass Theatre Summer Camp for 9-15 year olds at Promontory Point fieldhouse on the lake. Create an original piece July -August 1 to be performed on the mainstage. 773 477-9257 x193. lookingglasstheatre.org/education.

Occasional at Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore.

Continuing. Marsha Melsheimer presents Music Anytime with the Young Child in the basement of Blackstone Branch Library. Several other ongoing programs for kids and a book club there. Call the Library, 312 747-0511. Visit the Friends of Blackstone page. Marsha's Music Together holds classes in var. venues, esp. at Joan's Studio on 57th. email. 773 288-3815.

At Nichole2 Gallery, 4653 S. King Dr. 312 787-7716. (See more South Side Galleries in "Outside the Hyde Park Box.")
One of 3 closely set Bronzeville galleries, Nichole Smith's 2nd space is currently featuring not only Haitian and other Caribbean art but that of Africa, specifically Nigeria.See also Steele Life, Gallery Guichard in South Side Art Outside the Hyde Park Box (below) and Cultural Resources page-Galleries.

Continuing mid through late each academic quarter except summer: Off-Off Campus improv comedy at University Church, 5655 S. University. Resumes a few weeks into fall quarter.

Continuing at Regenstein Special Collections. Watch for next fall's, specialcollections@lib.uchicago.edu

Continuing at Renaissance Society, Cobb 418, 5811 S. Ellis, 773 702-8670.
Rockefeller Chapel. 5850 S. Woodlawn. Religious and Music events, special art exhibits. Details passim By Date.
5850 S. Woodlawn. 773 702-5059. 773 702-2100.

Continuing. South Shore Shore Cultural Center Gallery. 7059 South Shore Drive. 773 256-0149.

University Theater Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University.

Continuing. Every Monday and Wednesday morning there is toddler storytelling and read-a-book at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. 773 684-1300. New monthly book club has started.

Continuing. Every first and third Thursday evening (7:30>) at Borders'. Cyber Session Poetry Open Mic. 1539 E. 53rd St. 774 752-8663. And every Thursday is Storytime Thursday for children at 11 am.

Continuing. Sunday evenings at 9 the Curtis Black Trio performs jazz at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, 1174 E. 55th St.

Continuing. University of Chicago Argentine Tango Club. Lessons during academic year. Ida Noyes 2nd fl. west lounge./ 1212 E. 59th St. Sometimes just nominal fee. Lots of styles of dance being taught and demonstrated at Ida. A different one almost every night!

Nichols Park field house classes and sessions. Includes arts and crafts and other programs for tots. small fee. 1355 E. 53rd St. 312 747-2703. Say Salsa at Neighborhood Club and Nichols fieldhouse ? (Tuesdays at 7?) 4 week $100, 8 week $160. info@saysalsa.com, 773 955-0222.

 

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The next few weeks and beyond- best bets by major type (a selection)

Art shows and talks, other exhibits

February 6-10 the Art Institute is Free.

Smart Museum. 5550 S. Greenwood. 773 702-0200. See in Best Bets above.

See best bets.

Exhibits at the Regenstein Special Collections -see in Best Bets, above

DuSable Museum
The DuSable Museum of African American History is located in Washington Park near the corner of 56th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. 740 E. 56 th Pl.
For information call 773/947-0600 or visit the website at http://www.dusablemuseum.org/exhibit1.asp. For other specials see above in Best Bets.


Hyde Park Art Center
.
5020 S. Cornell--

Exhibit and event schedule is near top in best bets. Class schedule at their website.

Catholic Theological Union Gallery (replaces Courtyard Gallery). 5416 S. Cornell. 773 324-8000. M-F 9-4.

John Crerar Library at University of Chicago. 5730 S. Ellis (west side of inner quadrangle behind Bookstore).

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center sometimes has open studio or classes Wednesday evenings, many other classes. 1060 E. 47th St., 773 285-1211.

Montgomery Place. 5550 South Shore Drive. 773 753-4100.

Museum of Science and Industry See Best Bets and Continuing above. The Glass Experience. Smart Home.

Nichole2 Gallery, 4653 S. King Dr. 312 787-7716. Tu-Sat 11-5. In the revitalized Bronzeville Center.
Nichole Smith's 2nd space is currently featuring not only Haitian and other Caribbean art but that of Africa, specifically Nigeria. See also Steele Life, Gallery Guichard in South Side Art Outside the Hyde Park Box (below) and Cultural Resources page-Galleries.

Nichols Park field house fall classes for kids of various ages registration (online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or a Saturday in person, is underway. 773 747-2307. Field house is at 1355 E. 53rd.

Oriental Institute , 1155 E. 59th St. 773 702-9514. Films on Sunday at 2.

Renaissance Society Cobb 418, 5811 S. Ellis. 773 702-8670.
10-5 Tu-F, 12-5 Sat, Sun. "Several Silences" through June 7.

Regenstein Library Special Collections. Renovated and reopened. Regenstein Library Special Collections exhibit, 1100 E, 57th St. specialcollections@lib.uchicago.edu.

Crerar Library in the science quad, 5730 S. Ellis.
bkern@uchicago. edu.
www.lib.chicago.edu/e/crerar/exhibits/

Rockefeller Chapel exhibits. Statuary models. Next phase opens?
5850 S. Woodlawn. 773 702-5059., 773 702-2100.
http://rockefeller.uchicago.edu. 773 703-2100. 5850 S. Woodlawn.

Third World Cafe. 1301 E. 53rd St. 773 288-3882. Always south side artists' work on display. Medici on 57th also has a long-standing art display.

eta Gallery, 7558 S. South Shore Drive.

South Shore Cultural Center Gallery. 7059 S. Shore Drive. Call 773 256-0149 for hours. South Shore Cultural Center. 7059 S. Shore Drive. Lots- look in South Shore or above in Best Bets alpha run, or below by date. "Interiors."

U of C- Dept. Visual Arts MFA temp. exhibit at 5228 S. Harper. August 15, 5-7pm.

UC Hospitals bridge between Mitchell and DCAM

General Lectures, Literature/Literacy, programs on culture or specific cultures, reading/literature, classes, workshops

 

Hyde Park Art Center 773 324-5520.
Mondays, 6 pm. Hyde Park Art Center presents monthly Talking Point series by artists for artists. 5020 S. Cornell. 773 324-5520.
Talking Point is a (often 2nd) Monday program with artists and a ceramics class- starts at 6 pm. 2nd Monday Talking Point programs
See Sept. 18, Oct 23, Nov. 20 for the 3rd Tuesday Series A lectures.

Quarterly classes.

Classes at Little Black Pearl 773 285-1211, 1060 E. 47th St.

Jazz Dance classes for kids 6-12, arts and crafts classes for toddlers all fall at Nichols Park field house, 1355 E. 53rd St. 312 747-2307. Various times of day incl. after school.

Chicago Public Library One Book, One Chicago Contact Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312 747-0511. Look for events in By Date below and also the Friends of Blackstone Library page.

Arthur H. Compton, Charles Huggins Lecture Series (c 11 weeks) at the University of Chicago, Saturday mornings 11 am. Kersten Physics Ctr. in the Fall and Spring series 11 am, Kersten Physics, 5620 S. University. 312 572-2718.

U of C Civic Knowledge Project/Odyessy Enhancing Assets hosts workshops and classes, often with the Graham School, for community arts orgs. esp on public relations and other "how to" classes. Information 773 834-3929.
rschultz@uchicago.edu or 773 834-3929.
Listhost service info:
listhost:http://listhost.uchicago.edu/mailman/listinfo/civicknowledge
Also: Odyssey Project free yearlong course in five humanities subjects for adults at or below poverty level. 6 college credits. Also in Spanish. 773 834-3929.

Museum of Science and Industry Omnimax Theater.

Ongoing series of author talks and readings offered by 57th Street Books (with Seminary Co-op Bookstore and Newberry Library-those outside Hyde Park generally are not listed here). http://www.semcoop.com.

Oriental Institute classes: 773 702-9514.

Hyde Park School of Ballet classes in progress. 3 Hyde Park locations. www.hydeparkschoolofballet.org, 773 493-8498. Top

Blackstone Branch Library All kinds of activities. Adult and teen book groups, stories for kids, Despres Family Author Series. 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

Music-

 

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

U of C Dept. of Music. University of Chicago Presents.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park 4th Monday series at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 7:30 pm. 312 747-0511. (not summer)

South Shore Cultural Center certain times of the year- a new opera company, Civic Orchestra, various by Chicago Music Assoc. and UC Young Composers.

Music groups-see Series above. Includes University of Chicago Concert and Chicago Presents series (incl. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra), Chicago Chorale, Chicago Ensemble, Mostly Music. See below and in Series.

Checkerboard Lounge, 5201 S. Harper, open. Blues all days except Sun eves CheckerJazz 7:30-11 pm. 773 684-1472.

Compton Lectures of Enrico Fermi Institute. Fall and Spring series. (Winter has Huggins Lectures at the Medical Center.) Kersten Physics Teaching Center, 5720 S. Ellis (southeast corner).

Friends of the Gamelan. At Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn; Beginning Classes

Quadrangle Club- 1st Fridays Jazz in the bar, 6:30-9 pm. 1155 E. 57th St.

First Unitarian Church 5650 S. Woodlawn has concerts including Sunday series at 3 pm. Check in by date or their website, http://www.firstuchicago.org.
Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. Check their website for concerts, http://www.hpuc.org.

 

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Theater and performance, dance, cinema, festivals, classes.

Films winter quarter from Film and Media Center - visit http://1537news.com/eventsFilm.php. or http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu.
DOC Films.

Backstory Cafe will have occasional film series-- 6100 S. Blackstone.

Civic Knowledge courses, esp. for the members of Southside Arts and Humanities Network. LAEPPK. Bart Schultz at rschultz@uchicago.edu or 773 702-8821. Silk Road Theatre Project. www.srtp.org.

University of Chicago Argentine Tango Club. Lessons every Thursday in academic quarters. 7:30-9:30 pm by Somer Surgit and an hour of dancing $3 UC students, faculty, staff; $5 others. Ida Noyes 2nd fl. west lounge. 1212 E. 59th St.

Cafe Society at Valois Cafeteria, 1520? E. 53rd St. Thursdays, 7 pm. Moderated discussions of cultural or civic/political subjects.

Court Theatre. 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 773 753-4472.
Special deals such as preview week, student rush available. 773 753-4472 For 2007-2008 playbill see near top in Best Bets. Opens January 10- Titus Andronicus.

Hyde Park Community Players. Contact plsbkr@netscape.net.

Journal of Ordinary Thought/Creative Writers Alliance.

Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St. Details. 773 486-9612. $4, Passes $24. 773 702-8575. See below.

DuSable Museum (see in best bets above). Sunday movies with a mission at 2 or 3. 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0700.

Friends of the Gamelan. At Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn. Beginning Classes
gamelan@uchicago.edu. Or info@chicagogamelan.org. Programs including . puppets November 17, 2 and 5.

Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. March middle weekend. Benefits the performance ensembles , including student groups at University of Chicago. Information: 773 702-8069, music.uchicago.edu. Best to visit http://www.gilbertandsullivanoperacompany.org.

Hyde Park Art Center. Classes. 773 324-5520. Creativity Camps , classes.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club has "Films on Friday" noontime for seniors at 1 pm at a nominal fee. Generally real classics or first-run. Shown on large-screen tv.

Little Black Pearl.

Museum of Science and Industry Omnimax Theater. At Omnimax:

NWA Writing Group every Thursday 9:30-11:30 am at Blue Gargoyle, 5638 S. Woodlawn. 773 684-2742.

Nu-Stage Theatre Company, 500 E. 67th St 773 493-0901 offers classes to ages 5-20. Saturdays, $5 reg, $15 per class.

Oriental Institute films every Sunday at 2, specials see by date. 1155 E. 58th St. 773 702-9507.
Classes four to six sessions each. 773 702-9507.

Renaissance Society Bergman Gallery. 4th (413) floor Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 773 702-8670.10-5 Tu-F, 12-5 Sat.-Sun, Exhibits and openings with lectures, concerts and more.

Dorchester Project/Civic Knowledge summer films and shorts series.

If you love movies with connections to Chicago and the South side, do we have
the film festival for you. Beginning this Thursday and into August, the
Dorchester Projects will team up with the Chicago Film Archives and show an
assortment of films (documentaries and home movies). The Chicago Tribune had a
great article about us in Friday's edition. For those who are interested, I have
the program notes for all of the films (except the home movies) in the series.

Here's the story:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-mov-0708-movies-grand-crossing-20110709,0,7032936.story

About the program- Erika Dudley via http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.

Best,
Erika Dudley
Civic Knowledge Project
Dorchester Projects

 

DOC Films

South Side Art & performance outside the Hyde Park box, and HP related happenings

The Zhou Brothers has a new major art manufactory and gallery in the old Spiegel hq, 35th and Morgan. 1029 W. 35th. 87,000 sq. ft. It's fast becoming a major and chic art center in Chicago. Raises stipend money for struggling artists and arts organizations. Third Fridays-reception and artists at work. Note, big public events/bashes are suspended due to police interference.

Art crawls- 2nd Fridays in Pilsen, 3rd Fridays in Bridgeport.

23rd Atmosphere group gallery, 1907 S. Halsted. Beyond Warhol in the 21st Century, a Post-PopMetaRomanticRetrofit.

32ndandurban gallery in Bridgeport. 3201 S. Halsted. Th-F 5-9, Sat 12-6. Gallery closed.

33 Contemporary/33 Collective. 1029 W. 35th St. 773 837-4534. Mario Zore Gonzales- art of the tag, Jan. 18-Feb. 9

47th St. Marketplace. 4655 S. King. Sn 12-5;30, Tu-Sat 11-5:30.

4Art Inc. 1932 S. Halsted, (Zhou B) Unit 100. Tu-Sat 10-6.

ACRE Projects, 1913 W 17th St. 773 837-0145. Melt, Jan. 20.

Alexander Fedirko. 1932 S. Halsted #206. 2nd Fridays 6-10 or by appointment. Monochromatics.

antena, 1765 S. Laflin, 773 257-3534. http://www.antennapilsen.com. (Sat noon -5? by appointment.) Nick Black's The Road to Candyland- the sexual and the mundane, May 18-June 9.

Art Within Reason- see Within.

Artpentry. 1827 S. Halsted, 312 624-8687. http://www.artpenny.com. By appointment. Floyd Davis IV. Out of carpentry....

Ben Russell, 1716 S. Morgan.

Beverly Art Center. 2407 W. 111th St. 773 445-3838. Play: "Tour Guides" from Poetic Performance Incubator.

Black Cloud Theatre. 1909 S. Halsted. 773 678-3950. Natural Selection (ecology and artistic symbiosis) through May 30.

Black Ensemble Theater. 740 W. 63rd St. (at Kennedy King College). $45, $25, ticketmaster or 773 769-4451. http://www.blackensemble.org.

Blackstone Library, 4094 S. Lake Park. "View from a Chicago Cab" work of Dmitry Samarov, author of "Hack". Through October 31.

Blanc. 4445 S. King, 773 752-4394, blancchicago.com. A gallery in Bronzeville. Dreams in Jay Z Minor.

BLOC Artist Collective. Pilsen W. 19th. Exhibits in a truck ("This is not a truck"/TiNT) and seeks to rehabilitate a warehouse on the South side. Find via blocartistudios.com, blockartistsstudios@gmail.com.

Bronzeville Community Theater. Jacob Carothers Center, 700 E. Oakwood. Nov. 12 and 13 A Raisin in the Sun.

Bronzeville Visitors Information Center has performances, exhibits, talks and classes. 3501 S. King Dr. 773 436-4169.

Brown Derby club. 5107 S. Prairie.

Bruehmueller Studio. 571 W. 18th St. By Appt. Dagmar Bruehmueller.

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater (CRDT). A company that has redefined the concept of performance ensemble by fusing contemporary dance, live music, and visual art together on stage. Each concert focuses on a different era and segment of society. Ethnically diverse. Includes in-school presentations and CR Youth Ensemble of underserved high school students. Kevin Holt, 7741 S. Indiana 60619 and 2449 S. California 60608. 773 847-0305, http://www.cerquarivera.org, cerquadrivera@sbcglobal.net.

Chicago Art Department gallery. stacey@chicagoartdepartment.org. (1837?) 1932 S. Halsted, 312 226-8601 or 312 725-4223. Mon-Thurs 7-10 or by appt. Both a creating community and cutting edge display place. Big Dreams I'm Chasing (Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy Program. freewritejailarts.org.)
Corporeal- Laudra Chiaramonte April 26-27.

Chicago Arts District.1915 S. Halsted. By appointment only. Southern Illinois University MFA Exhibition (Opening?) June 11.

Chicago State University's President's Gallery. 9501 S. ML King, 773 995-3984. Heritages and Horizons exhibit Feb. 1-26.

Chicago Urban Art Society. 600 W. Cermak. Works with Chicago Public Art Group, Urban gateways, and the mega galleries. In the Chicago Sustainable Manufacturing District, 2003 S. Halsted. http://www.chicagourbanartsociety.org. Medley through June 16.

Chinese American Museum of Chicago. 238 W. 23rd St. 312 949-1000.

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book And Paper Arts. 1104 S. Wabash 2nd floor.

Columbia College A+D Gallery, 619 S. Wabash. Hokin Gallery

The Connection, 4321 S. Cottage Grove. Nov. 21 Holidays Around the World- Comedian Damen Williams, live music.

Contemporary pop-up. 310 S. Michigan. October 12, Tuesday. Opening in CONTEMPORARY Gallery, 310 S. Michigan. Photography exhibition: Tony Gleaton, " Africa's Legacy in Mexico" co-sp. Hyde Park Art Center, UC Center Race, Politics, Culture, Columbia College. Curator Dawoud Bey. Through Nov. 19.

Co-Prosperity sphere/Lumpen. Dedicated to the underrepresented-- art and people. 3210-21 S. Morgan, 773 837-0145. Visionfest 13 includes SHoP people in the window and stuff by John Preus June 14, 6-11. Part of longterm project examining how to revitalize public space.

cyt O Gallery, 1932 S. Halsted. www.cytogallery.com.

Diasporal Rhythms Gallery (Cottage Grove near 43rd) http://www.diasporalrhythms.net.

Design Lab Workshop, 1932 S. Halsted, Studio 405. 1x.

Dorchester Project. Somewhere in Grand Crossing. Led by Theaster Gates.

Dream Theater, 556 W. 18th St. 773 552-8516. Peter Pan's Shadow Pat II Everland.

Dubhe Carreno. 1841 S. Halsted. Tues-Sat. 11-5. Substantial Equivalence - ceramicist Tyler Lotz

East Bank Storage (in Bridgeport)

Eastern Expansion. 244 W. 31st St. 773 837-0145. This House Ain't a Home. Through Dec. 1.

Englewood Film Festival- Kennedy King 6258 S. Halsted and Ice Theater, 210 W. 87th St.. Oct 26 5 pm to Oct. 26 7 pm. $30 pass.

EP Theater in Pilsen, 1820 S. Halsted, 60608. 312 850-4299. Original local performing artwork. Annual Holiday Special Dec 7-21, Th-Sat 8 pm. Three short holiday comedies by Shawn Pfautsch, Scott Barsotti, and Andrew Swanson accompanied by rotating Chicago musicians incl. the Joe Hurt Trio (jazz), Ornery Little Darlings (glam rock), Pet Peeve (gypsy), and Paul Gulyas ) blues originals and interpreted holiday songs)-- so call if you are interested in which music. $15

eta Creative arts. Gallery, classes, and performance. 7558 S. South Chicago Avenue. 773 752-3955. Nancy McKeever, Board President. Director Abena Joan P. Brown. http://www.etacreativeartsfoundation.org. email@etacreativearts.org. Music Mondays- adm. $10.
Jazz Wednesdays?. Plays: Katori Hall's "Hoodoo Love" . June 6-July 28. $30 general. F, S, Su mat.

Experimental Station. 6100 S. Blackstone. Usually co-presents in other venues, but has classes and projects there. 6100 S. Blackstone.

Extension Gallery and experimental architecture space. 1835 S. Halsted.

EXPgallery, 726 W. 18th.

FaiE African Art in Bronzeville. 4317 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 7773 268-2889.

Fedirko- See Alex Fedirko.

Floyd Atkin's Underground Studio, 2215 S. Michigan.

Gallery Guichard, 3521 S. King Dr., 773 373-8000. MAJOR! Third Fridays gallery trolley tours, 6-9 pm. Galleries participating: Guichard, Neleh Artistic Expressions, Nichole, South Side Community Art Center, Steelelife. Guichard stresses art of the Diaspora.
Danny Campbell- Repurposed Wonders opens Feb. 22.

Galvin Library IIT- see Kemper Room.

Get Knifed Gallery, 1932 S. Halsted.

Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S. Wabash. Part of Columbia College gallery.

God's Gang artists coop. gg60628@aol.com, 773-213-0229, http://godsgang.indiemade.com/. Maybe in Woodlawn.

Go Go Town. 3117 S. Morgan. Cutting edge and earlier rock groups. Read about in myspace.com/gogotown3117

Golden Age, 17444 W. 18th. Activity #91 (Alex de Corte) through Jan. 31.

Governors State University- President's Gallery 3rd floor. Opening Jan. 27: Bobby Stentacke of Chicago Defender family

Grand Ballroom, 6357 S. Cottage Grove Avenue.

Grass Roots Art. Ollie Dantzler. 8048 S. Escanaba, Chicago, IL 60617

Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive.

Ice Theaters Chatham 14. 210 E. 87th St. Includes 1st Thursday showings of Black World Cinema (http://blackworldcinema.net).

IIT- See Kemper Room.

Jazz N the Alley N the Valley. Summer outdoor jazz and blues at an old-time venue: Jazz N the Alley N the Valley behind 641 E. 47th. 312 263-1649. Moved to 71st St?

Jokes and Notes. 4641 S. King, 773 373-3390. A Black comedy club in Bronzeville. Weds open mic, Thurs talent and variety with spoken word, stand-up and singing. Saturday jazz too(7:30-9:30 $10. Fri and Sat comedy! 8:30, 10:30 $20. Suns jazz 6-9 $10. Note, 2 drink minimum.

Kemper Room Gallery at Illinois Institute of Technology's Galvin Library, 35 W. 33rd St. Mon-Th 12-10, Fr 12-5, Sat 8:30-5, Sun 2-10.

Knock Knock Gallery. 3658 S. Wolcott, 2F. Sat and Sun 12-6 and by appointment, 719-651-7623. http://www.knockknockgallery.wordpress.com. Unique and isolated-- and closes August 2010.

Kristoffer's Cafe and Bakery. Thursday evenings from 7 live Jazz ex. Kells Nottenberger and Sandbox Trio, 1733 S. Halsted. 312 829-4150.

Lee's Unleaded Blues, 7401 S. South Chicago. 773 493-3477. $5 cover. Shows at 10.

L26 see South Loop Hotel.

Logsdon 1909 Gallery, 1909 S. Halsted, 312 666-8966. Saturday 11-5 or by Appointment. Work of Gabe and Jillian Lanza and work of Logsdon.

The Lumpen Version Art Festival various times of year. www.versionfest.com. http://www.selectmedia.festival.org.

Mexican Fine Arts Museum- See National Museum of Mexican Art.

Mies van der Rohe- see Kemper.

Mijiza Art Gallery and Creativity Center. Niambi Jaha, 1508 E. Marquette Road, 60609. 773 324-5704, njaha@excite.com.

mn gallery. 3524 S. Halsted.

Moka Gallery, 1825 S. Halsted. Tu-Sat 11 am-6 pm.

National Museum of Mexican Art. 1852 W. 19th. Art from the Heart silent auction December 5; temp. exhibit on murals

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, 1801 S. Indiana. www.nvvam.org.

Negro League Cafe, 401 E. 43rd St. 773 536-7000. 7 pm's Soule Cafe with guest artists.

New Apartment Lounge, 504 E. 75th St, 773 483-7728. Von Freeman and Friends Tuesdays at 10.

Nichole2 Gallery, 4653 S. King Dr. 312 787-7716. Tu-Sat 11-5. In the revitalized Bronzeville Center.
Nichole Smith's 2nd space is currently featuring not only Haitian and other Caribbean art but that of Africa, specifically Nigeria and Zimbabwe. See also Steele Life, Gallery Guichard in South Side Art Outside the Hyde Park Box (below) and Cultural Resources page-Galleries. 773 373-4700.

No Coast Collective, 1500 W. 17th at Lafflin. 312 850-2338.

Normal Projects, 2844 S. Normal. By appointment.

NU Stage Theater, 500 E. 67th St. 773 493-0901. Poetry, Jazz etc. all nights of week. Weekly Fun(d)raiser. Mon,-Staged comedy 7, 8, 9:30 $5. Tues. Stand Up Comedy open mic or featured a 7, 8, 8:30, 9:30 $5. Wednesday Poetry Slam prizes at 7, 8:30 $5. No known if still in operation.

The Orphanage. 643 W. 31st St. 773 807-5157. http://www.theorphanage.org. Cont. bands, performers Fris, Sats.

Prospectus, 1210 w. 18th St. wed-Sun noon -5 or by appointment. 312 733-6132. Santa Fe Railroad- political cartoons by Eric J. Garcia. Through May 15.

Pullman State Historic Site and Museum. 11111 S. Forrestville. December 11-18 11 am-9 pm. South of The Loop Art Exhibit, incl. by Hyde Parkers. The South of the Loop Art Exhibition is a new show by Pullman artists and friends. The show is sponsored by the Pullman State Historic Site and held at the Hotel Florence in the Historic Pullman District neighborhood of Chicago on the far south side. Art work in the show includes paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, photography, mosaics, and stained glass. Artists include: Lorraine Brochu, Linda Beierle Bullen, James Caffrey, Christopher Campagna, Nathan Tecumseh Abraham Cowing, Katie Flowers, Rachel Gregersen, Beverly Johnson, Larry Kuhn, Constance Lange, Arthur Melville Pearson, Ronald Schereck, Lynn A. Smith, Natasha Tarpley, Linda M. Walker, Norma Zarris.
For information: 773-660-2341 or sleepingcars@sbcglobal.net.

Regal Theater, 1845 E. 79th St. http://www.chicagoregal.com. New Shanghai Circus.

Rezidentz Collective, 3145 S. Morgan. Nothing Lasts Forever: Making Sense of eh Mess. Oct. 19.

Room 43 club, 1039 E. 43rd St. Major DJ shows with dancing, sometimes live. Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday nights 7:30-11:30- acts play to overflow crowds.

Rooms Productions. Relationship between artist an audience through language and live performance. Tod and Marrakesh Frugi, MOVED TO 835 S. HALSTED 60608, 773 450-9016, marrakesh72@gmail.com. Controlled chimes/female performances.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions. New, important. 2130 W. 21st St. new. Short films by Jenna Caravello June 8 at 8 $5.

SecondBEDROOM Project Space, 3216 S. Morgan 4R . http://www.secondbedroomproject.blogspot.com. By appt. 630 849-7750.

The Shrine,2100 S. Wabash. theshrinechicago.com.

Sonic Healing Ministries. 7534 S. Eberhart, 773 966-7572. Free jazz services. Sundays 2 pm.

South Halsted Gallery, 1825 S. Halsted. 312 804-8962. http://www.sohachicago.com. By appointment.

South Loop Hotel/l26 Restaurant and Lounge, 11 w. 26th St. Replacement for Velvet Lounge by group spearheaded by Nichole Mitchell.

South Shore Cultural Center Gallery, 7059 South Shore Drive.
7059 South Shore Drive. 773 256-0149. Open daytime, closed Sundays.
South Shore Cultural Center. 7059 S. Shore Drive. Lots- look in South Shore or below by date. Creative Artists Association exhibit.

South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan. 773 373-1026. Free. W-F12-5, Sats 9-5, Sun 2-5.
Andrius Kulikauskas explores inner operations of an omniscient, omnipresent God. through April 29. Women of a Certain Age through April 30.

South Union Arts Center 1352 S. Union Ave. One of many of these that have performance and art-making nights. Bands. 30 artist exhibit in progress.

Spoken Word Cafe, 4655 S. King Dr. 773 373-2233. M-Th 9-6, Fri 9-4, Sats 12-6. Poetry readings and live music incl. underground hip-hop, R&AB, jazz, performance. The house drink is a latte known as "Bronzeville Blues."

Steelelife Gallery, 4655 S. King Dr. Tues.-Fri. 12-8, Sat. 12-6. 773 538-4773. Diverse pieces for sale also, including works by owner Bryan Johnson's works.

Studio 101, 1932 S. Halsted. Appointment only. 312 624-8291. http://www.studio101gallery.com.

Studio 402, 1932 S. Halsted. By appointment. http://www.nuez.com.

TEAzzz jazzy tea bar. 125 E. 27th St. 60653. 312 794-5700. M-F 8-5. Nov. 8-Dec. 4. Marcus Robinson- Bronzeville Legends from Hoops to Hope.

The Underscene, 2215 S. Union.

Vanderpoel Mem. Art Gallery. 95ht an Longwood. hrough April 30 Kiloe Anderson. "The Line Between ___ Is Transparent."

Velvet Lounge. 67 W. Cermak. 312 791-9050. SEE REPLACEMENT- SOUTH LOOP HOTEL.

Vespine Gallery and Studios. Closes at end of January 2010. 1907 S. Halsted. By appointment only. Retrospect of favorite works through Jan. 29.

Carter G. Woodson Regional Library Vivian C. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature- the largest and arguably best in the Midwest.

Within(Reason), 1932 S. Halsted #408, 773 562-7464. http://artwithinreason. Appointment.Time to Get LOvely.

World Folk Music Company. 1808 W. 103rd St.

Woodshop Art Gallery, E. 441 E. 75th St. Annie Lee Nov. 6 an 7- modest charge.

Zhou B(rothers) Art Center and Foundation. 1029 W. 35th St. huge! Director Oskar Friedl. With 33 Collective and lots of other artist housed there at same address--see shows there. Pay attention to this one and its specials! Off Balance-Balance through June 15.

Pilsen Gallery Crawl. Every second Friday, 5-10 pm. Just go to 18th and Halsted.

By date (Doc films see above) (University of Chicago Department of Music. University of Chicago Presents. Full series are in the Series-Music-UC section.)
To Start of date sequence

Ongoing:

Films Film and Media Center - visit http://1537news.com/eventsFilm.php. or http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu.
DOC films

Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield. Garfield Arts Incubator, 301 E. 55th (Garfield). Black Power: In Tribute to Fred Hampton. Through March 21. Library of Love exhibit through March 31 (reception Feb. 21)

Artisans 21- Has closed.

Arts Incubator/Garfield Incubator- see in Incubator.

Blackstone Library - stuff for kids and adults all the time. For listing for June visit the Friends of Blackstone page. View from a Chicago Cab.

Blanc Gallery, 4445 S. King Dr. February 22, Friday, 6 pm. Opening and reception at Blanc Gallery, 4445 S. King Dr. The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man, by Raub Welch.

Catholic Theological Union Veeck Gallery, 5416 S. Cornell. communications@ctu.edu, 773 371-5415. February 21, Friday, 6-8 pm. Catholic Theological Union opens exhibit of 8 local artists, "This Can't End Well (This Can't Go Wrong". 5416 S. Cornell, in the Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery. Through May 6.

Center for Gender Studies and Center for Study of Race, Politics, and Culture- 5733 S. University. February 13, Thursday, 4:30 pm. Exhibit opening, reception, and talk. Kim Katrin Crosby on her photography exhibit, "100 Butches." Center for Study of Race, Politics and Culture, 5733 S. University.

Chant restaurant, 1509 E. 53rd St. t- 1st and 4th Saturdays late night DJs and dancing.

Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis. 5535 S. Ellis. 773 753-4472, http://www.courttheatre.org. Seven Guitars Jan. 9-Feb. 9 2014

Crerar Library, 5730 S. Ellis. Crerar Library atrium, 5730 S. Ellis. - http://tt.lib.uchicago.edu. February 3, Monday, 5:30pm? (check back later). Reception and talk by urban geographer and ecologist Joel Greenberg on/at Crerar Library special exhibit, "Charles Otis Whitman: His Science, His Special Birds, and the (Woods Hole) Marine Biological Laboratory." Includes the centenniary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. Crerar library is in the science quad west of Ellis Avenue a 5730 S. Ellis Ave. Presented by Hyde Park Historical Society and others.
Next: The Body as Data- part of campus-wide exhibits Image/Imagining: The Body in Medicine and Art. March 25-June 20?

DOVA Gallery- gone to Logan.

DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600.
****"Red, White, Blue & Black: A History of African Americans in the Armed Forces."
Africa Speaks
"Harold Washington in Office"
"Masterpieces From the DuSable Museum Collection"

Opening Oct. 16. "The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man."
June 27, Friday through October 20. Opening, "Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution." Featuring Black animation art from classic cartoons of the '70s. DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600.

Gordon Center for Integrative Science. 929 E. 57th St.

Gray Center- see in Midway Studios

Harper Court. 5235 S. Harper Court. Lobby. Ongoing: "Building Ideas: A Selection." Photographs by Tom Rossiter in conj. with publication of Jay Pridmore's and Rossiter's "Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago." Clayco and Forum Studio "Art & Science" series.

Harper Library.

Home Gallery (SHoP). March 16-May 4- resumption of "This House Is not a Home" exhibit with artists Alberto Aguilar * Kayce Bayer * Marissa Lee Benedict * Jim Duignan * Paul Durica * Mejay Gula * Rachel Herman * Samantha Hill * Chris Lin * Jorge R. Lucero * John Preus * Kevin Reiswig * Hui-min Tsen * Hoyun Son * This exhibit is open by appointment (inside), and always (outdoor projects by Jim Duignan, John Preus and Alberto Aguilar) until May 4th or until the poppies bloom! ;) See our website for photos and events (coming soon). www.thelarch.org. 1407 E. 54th Pl.

Humanities Day October 19 at UC. http://humanitiesday2012.uchicago.edu.

Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell: see in venues section above.

April 13- reception for several exhibits, including by intern John Preus "The Beast."

Hyde Park Community Players. http://www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org incl. for tickets. Reading series at Augustana Church. Nov. 16-17, 22-24 Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park, 773 493-1893. Seminary Co-op Bookstore Project exhibit. Next lecture see May 18- Chicago Cable Cars.

Hyde Park Jazz Society now on Sundays MOVING TO MARMON GRAND, 2230 S. MICHIGAN. See Jazz and Music Scene on other music providers.

Hyde Park Union Church. August 2013 "Reframing Beauty," an exhibit of work by persons with disabilities. Work is on sale and on display this month in the sanctuary in conjunction with Sunday worship lecture series "Shalem, Shalom: Mental Health, Balance, Wellness, and Peace." Presented by Project Onward, which gets 40% of the proceeds. 773 363-6063 or projectonward.org.

Incubator, 301 E. Garfield. -Black Ink Book Exchange Apr 15-May 31. A pop up library for exchange of books by black authors or about black culture and books as cultural currency. Workshops, reading lounge, book barter. Arts + Public Life.

Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap- Blues Sundays 4-7:30, Curtis Black Trio (mostly jazz) 9 pm- 1 am. 1172 E. 55th St. 773 643-5516.

L26 at South Loop Hotel, 12 W. 26th at State - Fridays at 10 $10 AACM Fred Anderson Memorial Series- July 8 Art Turk Burton and Congo Square, July 15 Maggie Brown Quartet, July 22 saalik Ziyad Collective, Aug. 19 Corey Wilkes Trio, Aug. 26 Edwin Daugherty, Sept. 2 Earnest Dawkins Black Star Project, Sept. 9 Ann Ward with Ari Brown, Sept 16 Chicago Horns, Sept. 23 Vincent Davis Percussion Plus, Sept. 30 Justin Dillard Trio. And jam sessions every Thursday at 9 $5.
And Sundays 7:30-11:30 pm Hyde Park Jazz Society Series $10, $5.

Library see Regenstein Special Collections at UC Regenstein and the Crerar Sciences Library.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center/Workshop, 1060 E. 47th St. M-F 7:30-6, Sat 8-12:30. "The Tipping Point Between Me and We" through July 6 looks at society's breaking points using a variety of platforms including visual land performing arts, writings, artist-led discussions and film screenings. At the June 1 opening a set of films by South Side Projections in analogue technology was shown. Honey Pot Performance is on June 13 presenting "The Price Point of Living"- notions of fairness and balance. Tempestt Hazel is curator. Seasoned and rising artists. Five writers follow and write in depth the stories of the artists for the catalogue. These are Michel Dinges, EJ Hill, Peter Kepha, Nixcholas Lambert, Paul Kjelland, Kendrick Mcfarlane, Mark Moleski, Sarah Ross, and Javbari Zuberi. Writers include Allison Glenn, Joseph D. Jordan, Patrick, Lichty, Jennifer Patifio, Rebecca Zorach. Through July 6. 1060 E. 47th St., 288-1211.

Logan- 915 E. 60th St.. Ongoing multi artist exhibition "Wall Text." Second level
Ongoing- Installation "Sonic Environments: The Work of Richard Lerman" in the Tower Stairwell.
William Pope.L "Better" and :"Cliff" installation in North Stairwell windows- shows peaks and valleys contradicting the Midwestern urban landscape visible beyond. In the desert cliffs we see "On Strike for Better Schools. Also dialoguing bumper sticker, Does virtue make one moral? and that the war for better questions is never over.
July 9, Wednesday. Opening at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. "Testimony." Through August 30. Featuring Artists-in-Residence of Art + Public Live and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: David Boykin, Krista Franklin, and Andres L. Hernandez.
Boykin, maker of "Drone of Testimony: A Vigil Against US Drone Attacks" is a saxophonist using various visual and sound techniques to explore drones and drone attacks and their impacts. Hernandez is a designer and Franklin is a mixed media artist. Franklin's exhibit is "Fantastic," which is Afrofuturism inspired, is spray paint, cutouts of Masai tribespeople, African statues and audio equipment. Outside the gallery is Hernandez' "Benign Neglect"- long prints of vacant Woodlawn and Washington park and layering of rubble.

Midway Plaisance Skating Rink- . Through Feb 28, weather permitting. Free M-Th 12-7, Fri 12-4:30 and 5-7, Sat 1-9 pm, Sun 12-7 pm. At University Ave.312 745-2470.

Midway Studios 929 E. 60th St. Includes the Gray Center and Gray Center Lab.

Montgomery Place. 5550 S. Shore Drive. 773 753-4102.

Museum of Science and Industry- Omnimax ("Flight of the Butterflies"), Science Storms. Opening april 6- 2 new exhibits, "Earth Explorers" and "Think." Temp. exhibit "Dream It, Design It, Fab It! Workshops. April 5-17 National Robotics Week programs. April 5, 11 am- coming back, improved"Exploring the White City and Its Devil" with Lisa Snyder and Tim Samuelson (reg. mandatory). Inventive Genius Lecture Series, Sat April 12 at 2 must register.
Tours are available (reg. in advance?) of the historic features of the museum. http://www.msichicago.org.

Nichols Park Sunday Concerts in the Park 4-6- late July-August.

Op Shop (Opportunity Shop). Now occasional events in the HOME Gallery and var. others. Laura Shaeffer (Home Gallery)http://www.theopshop.org. http://www.thelarch.org.

Open Produce, 1635 E. 55th St. Monthly art exhibits. Jennifer Martinez from Nov. 7.

Oriental Institute (1155 E 58th St, 773-702-9514, oi.uchicago.edu). Donation $7, kids $4. Closing February 23. : Our Work: Modern Jobs- Ancient Origins. Opening at Oriental Institute, temporary exhibit "Silk Road and Indian Ocean Traders: Connecting China an the Middle East." February 18-June 29. 1155 E. 58th St.
Temporary Exhibit: "Michael Rakowitz: The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist." Feb. 18- May 25 2014. Colorful reproductions of ancient objects that were looted in the Iraq War- in the Mesopotamian Gallery by the real things.
Temporary Exhibit: "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East." April 8-January 4 2015.
Classes spring 2014: ..Everything You Wanted to Know About Islam... Sats May 3-June 7. From Alexander to Cleopatra- art Sats May 10-June 21 skipping May 24.

Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. - jazz evenings first Fridays.

Regenstein- Lobby- "Women's' Work: Scholarship at the U of Chicago" open March 3.
Special Collections. Regenstein Special Collections: 1100 E. 57th St. Body As Text - part of campus wide set of exhibits on Image/Imagining - the Body in Medicine and Art.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. when University of Chicago classes are in session. With a web-based companion exhibit at
lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/. 1100 E. 57th St.

Renaissance Society- Renaissance Society Bergman Gallery.


Robie House- Tours now run Thurs -Monday ns. And several in-depth interactive learning experiences are available. Occasional concerts.
Volunteer training contact them. http://www.gowright.org. Looking for volunteers- 312 994-4046, volunteer@gowright.org.
June 12 - Aug. 28 Wright Around Chicago bus tours with lunch at Robie House- Wednesdays.
Wright 3 Mystery Tours Sats. 1:30
LEGO Architects 3rd Sats at 10.
Summer July 13-24 every Sat. a creative program 10-12.

Rockefeller Chapel- 5850 S. Woodlawn. 5850 S. Woodlawn. NEW- noon and 5 pm carillon recitals - noon every weekday, 5 during academic year 12:15 tour on Sunday (tours half hour before- $3 and 271 steps!). Lots of musical and other programs.
April 20-May 16. "Dancing for My Tribe: Potawatomi Traditions in Modern Times." Photos by Sharon A. Hoogstraten. Real Citizen Potawatomi Nation persons intentionally using uniquely designed regalia, not staged and honoring the past and engaging the future. Rockefeller Chapel and Spiritual Life.

Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5757 S. University- in the cloister is an exhibit of pictures and recollections of the history of the Co-op Bookstore, part of a historical research ahead of the store's move to 5751 S. Woodlawn.

SHoP Southside Hub of Production-laura.shaeffer@gmail.com
773-710-5464
. FOR NOW SEE "HOME"

The Teachers Lounge by Jim Duignan (2nd floor) The Teachers Lounge will serve the space with two functions:
One - to generate workshops for the public by young teachers and teaching artists around an informal art education and community learning. The second function, which dovetails the first, is to situate a publication office to develop a zine on this work including other tangential ideas and projects that fit under the title of Informal Art Education and Community Learning. Our time in the office will be devoted to collecting images and texts, drawings and ephemera for the zine and organizing the zine on site. Please contact Jim Duignan or Laura Shaeffer if you’re interested in participating.

Smart Museum. July 1, Tuesday. Through August 31. Opening at Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773 702-0200. Serial Drawings. Three sets of works from three generations of artists associated with Chicago explore drawing’s expressive or narrative potential through unified cycles of drawings. Serial Drawings features figurative works from Robert Barnes, Barbara Rossi, and Robert Lucy. Each artist assumes a different and highly personal approach to the human form. This collection-based exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art reunites ten drawings by Barnes based on Ezra Pound’s Cantos (1961) and also includes Rossi’s series Very Rich Hims and Hers (1970) and Lucy’s suite Sea Fashions (2002–03).

Judy Ledgerwood, Chromatic Patterns for the Smart Museum - through Spring 2015

Zach Cahill. USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic—affair of the heart
In this site-specific banner commissioned for the Smart Museum's courtyard, zachary Cahill considers the parallel traditions of the artistic retreat and the health spa or sanatorium while questioning whether art has the power to make us well


Also "Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago." Through June 2016.

South Shore Cultural Center Gallery-

South Side Community Art Center- July 27, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Opening at South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan. Printmaker Eldzier Cortor. Details above.

UChicago Tech. 6030 S. Ellis.

University Theater -

Farmers Markets underway by May- 61st/Blackstone, 53rd/S. Hyde Park Blvd (June 6). Bronzeville at 4400 Cottage Grove.

2014 HP Jazz Festival September 27-28 preview: In a sneak peek of the 2014 line-up, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the following musicians will be participating at the festival:

Craig Taborn in his first solo performance in Chicago
at Rockefeller Chapel

JD Allen Quartet featuring Orrin Evans (piano), Alexander Claffy (bass), Jonathan Barber (drums), and JD Allen (sax)

Dana Hall’s Black Ark Movement featuring Ben Goldberg (clarinetist), Russ Johnson (trumpet), John Wojciechowski (reeds),
and Dana Hall (drums/cymbals)

Houston Person Quartet

Tomeka Reid with her string trio Hear in Now featuring Mazz Swift (violin/vocals) and Silvia Bolognesi (bass)

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble

Stay tuned for the full line up of more than 40 programs to be announced in early July.

And- Don't forget the host of cultural, arts, music, dance providers in our Cultural Directory and our After School page--a great many of these also have programs for adults.

Date- to start-run

Specials. Reserved seating is now available.

Harper Theater 5242 S. Harper. For up to date listings (runs start Fri. mornings), get on their Facebook list from harpertheater.com.
Reserved seating is now available. Now sells beer on tap , wine, whiskey, vodka. Wed and Thurs seniors get sm popcorn and bev. if buy a ticket.
Now showing:
update from their website. Roster changes on Fridays.
July 11-17- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tammy , Transformers 3, Think Like a Man Too

DOC FILMS- EVERY EVENING IN ACADEMIC QUARTERS. http://www.docfilms.uchicago.edu.

Field Museum-Chicago Architecture Foundation tours of the 1893 fair site in Jackson Park (featuring MSI, Wooded Island, and Golden Lady). Price $42-$48 includes admission to "Opening the Vaults- Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair." These bus tours from Field Museum run Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit http://www.architecture.org or http://www.fieldmuseum.org for information or tickets.

Plein Air Cafe in Seminary Coop Bookstore will have concerts ("progressive") on its cafe patio including 3 4th Thursdays, starting June 24. Scott McNeice, Music Curator at the Plein Air Cafe. The series is called Chicago Overground, (you can check uncannedmusic.com/chicagooverground for more details

DuSable Summer on the lawn ($5 sugg don)- 3rd Weds 6-8:30: Sounds of History Jazz Series. Food by Norman's Bistro

July 16th: A Tribute to John Coltrane-“Celebrating 50 years of A Love Supreme”
Featuring Ari Brown, Isaiah Collier, Rajiv Halim Orozco & Duke Payne

August 20: Funkin with Acoustic Soul-Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown
Featuring Dee Alexander

3rd Fridays 6-10: Steppin' Under the Stars- celebrity DJs
3rd Saturdays 6-10 (movies start at dusk) Movies in the Park (free)
July 12 and 13- Arts and Crafts Festival

SHoP summer camp (July 28-Aug. 15) registrations now open- laura.shaeffer@gmail.com, 773 710-5464, http://www.southsidehub.org.Info see July 28

Carillon tower tours and recitals at Rockefeller, 5850 S. Woodlawn. Weekdays 11:30 and 4:30 through August 21. $3 freewill.

Midweek @ The Midway. Movies 2014. At dusk, free. On Midway Plaisance between Woodlawn and Ellis.
July 16 The Lego Movie. July 23 The Butler. July 30 Despicable Me 2. August 6 Back to the Future. August 13 Man of Steel.

George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts 4 pm July 13-September 14. Blues, reggae, funk, Latin and more. Sp from 4th on 53rd supporters and HP Vitality Committee (UC, Chamber of C and SECC)- visit culturecoast.org.

July 13: Bernard Crump (“James Brown Review” & “Muddy Waters Tribute”)
July 20: Bruce Henry (R&B/soul)
July 27: The Damn Choir (indie rock)
Aug. 3: Billy Flynn (blues)
Aug. 10: Akasha (reggae)
Aug. 17: Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta (Latin/cumbia)
Aug. 24: The Heard (funk)
Aug. 31: Dave Herrero (Texas rock)
Sept. 7: Strictly Jug Nuts (jug band)
Sept. 14: Billy Branch (blues)

Friday noon jazz concerts in the Courtyard, Hyde Park Shopping Center 1st and 3rd Fridays through September.

Union Church 7 weeks of Sacred Summer Jazz Sundays at 10 am July 13-August 24.

Aug. 2 Hyde Park Suzuki will hold a Capital Fund Kickoff for its move to Chicago Theological Seminary. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com.

July 24, Thursday, 7 am-1 pm. Hyde Park Farmers Market, 53rd and S. Hyde Park Blvd.

July 24, Thursday, 9 am-5 pm. Art on Location. A seminar run by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that explores socially engaged practices across the city. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520.

July 24, Thursday, 10:30 am. Toddler Time at Blackstone Library. 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312 747-0511.

July 24, Thursday, 11 am. "Dave Dinasco's Traveling World of Reptiles." Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

July 24, Thursday, 1:30-3:30 pm. Junior Archeologists at Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. $10, $18. oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.

July 24, Thursday, 3-4 pm. Lakefront Safety Class. Chicago Fire Department water safety and rescue demos at 57th St. Beach. Sp. by 5th, 7th, 10th wards.

July 24, Thursdays, 3:30 pm. Explore Thursdays at Blackstone Library: Snakes: Cool and Slithery, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511. Children learn about animals.

July 24, Thursday, 6 pm. Colin Ward Mem. Potluck. Last of 4-part series "Upheaval, Grief and Creativity." This one discusses Homicide. Invisible Institute presents a series of 4 community conversations and potluck dinners led by writer and journalist-activist Jamie Kalven and including a different guest each session. The themes are things that disrupt the relationships between city and citizen and put them in geographic relationship. Hyde Park Art Center, The Beast, 5020 S. Cornell. 773 324-5520.

July 24, Thursday, 6:30 pm. At the Logan (throughout): The Hammer Trinity Tour. A one-hour tour through workshop phases of The House's upcoming fantasy trilogy of plays, The Hammer Trinity, including playwriting, staging, and puppet design. This epic play cycle(with a 10-foot dragon) takes place as a part of the Summer, Inc. Residencies (3 year) of House Theater of Chicago with TAPS/UChicago's Theater and Performance Studies. Logan Penthouse and other. 915 E. 60th St. $25 benefit tickets includes food drink, and guided viewing. http://thehousetheatre.com/playsandevents/hammertrinity#quicktabs-show_tabs=2. 773 702-9315.

July 24, Thursday, 7 pm. Cafe Society moderated discussion Thursdays at Valois Cafeteria, 1518 E. 53rd St.

July 24, Thursday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

July 25, Fridays in July, 11 am. The LamaSeuss Series at Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. (last in series). Learn about animals in the Ancient Near East. Ages 5-8, accomp. by adult. Registation req. at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes..

July 25, Friday, 1:30-2:15 pm. Fourth Friday Tour at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell, 324-5520. Get insider access to our exhibitions and programs! Meet in The Beast and join Deputy Director Christina Jensen on a behind-the-scenes tour every fourth Friday of the month this spring and summer.

July 25, Friday, 3:30 pm. XBox Fridays at Blackstone Library. 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

July 25, Friday, 4:30-4:45 pm. Sounds of Wellness at Smart Museum. Zachary Cahill plays bagpipes on PA. 5550 S. Greenwood, 773 702-0200.

July 25, Friday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

July 25, Friday, 9 pm-midnight. Music at Chant- Chester McSwain's Jazz Band, 1509 E. 53rd St. 773324-1999.

July 26, Saturday, 8 am. Saturdays at 8, and Wednesdays at 7 year round. Jackson Park bird walk of Wooded Island and more. Audubon experts present. Meet at Darrow Bridge south of the Museum.

July 26, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm. Bronzeville Farmer's Market, 4400 block of S. Cottage Grove.

July 26, Saturday. 9 am-2 pm. 61st St. Farmers Market, between Dorchester and Blackstone- it's b

July 26, Saturday, 9 am. Tri-Masters Invitational Kids Triathlon. 63rd St. Beach. Safety-secured swim is in Lake Michigan (parallels beach in shallow water) Bike and run are on closed park roadways ant running paths and along the lakefdront. Goodies. Different ages different distances. Can still signup at http://www.tri-masters.org.

July 26, Saturday, 10 am. Saturday School by SHoP at Hyde Park Art Center. 5020 S. Cornell. 773 324-5520. Hosted by SHoP, "Junk Drawer Workshop" writing workshop led by Eric Bartholomew will take place inside the belly of The Beast. This week's topic will explore the idea of the junk drawer- a space for random things that defy standard forms of categorization and organization. Bring an item from your junk drawer! Each participant will get to write, discuss and share stories associated with their items.

July 26, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Robie House workshop. Art Glass Done Wright. Ages 7 and up. $5 per child (adult free). 5757 S. Woodlawn. Four workshop topics rotate through summer. Use colored pencils to create art glass designs. reg. online.

July 26, Saturday, 11 am-4 pm. Block Party: A Celebration of Arts and Culture on Garfield Boulevard. Prairie Avenue to King Drive. Celebrate the artistic and cultural potential of the Washington Park neighborhood. Check out the draft plan for the Garfield Boulevard corridor and provide feedback while enjoying a wide range of fun activities, performances, and a variety of food vendors. SOME ITEMS REQUIRE RSVP on Facebook- visit arts.uchicago.edu.
Schedule:

11 am – 12 pm
Comment on draft plans for the 300 block of E Garfield Boulevard.
Space is limited; please RSVP.

11 am - 4 pm
Artist Vendors + Design Apprenticeship Program Displays

11:30 am - 12 pm
Hyde Park Suzuki Institute

12 - 3 pm
Blackstone Bicycle Works

12 - 12:15 pm
Community Actors Program Showcase

12:15 - 1:15 pm
KLEO Center Readings, KLEO Facilitation + MC Open Mic

1:30 - 2:15 pm
David Boykin Expanse

2:30 - 3 pm
63rd Street Drummers

3:15 - 4 pm
Maggie Brown's Interactions


Co-presented by Arts + Public Life, Office of Civic Engagement, and UChicago Arts at the University of Chicago; South East Chicago Commission Experience Series; 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell; and Discover Washington Park Experience Series.

July 26, Saturday, 11 am-10:30 pm. Ghanafest 2014: A showcase of Ghanaian culture, food, music, fashion and African Arts and craft.Ghana's Music Dance hall King, and Artist of the year, Shatta Wale is scheduled to make an appearance. Washington Park, 5600 S. Russell Dr. (by the Refectory) Chicago

July 26, Saturday, 11 am. White City (1893 World's Fair footprint) tour in Jackson Park. Rotates between tours of the west side, east and south, and along Cornell Dr and Midway Plaisance. Meets at the west edge of the parking lot south of the Museum (Darrow Bridge). For information look in http://www.FriendsoftheWhiteCity.org.

July 26, Saturday, 1-3 pm. Local Hyde Park artist Maria Jiang will be at The Great Frame Up in its Artist of the Month program on Saturday, July 26, from 1-3 to talk about her work. Ms Jiang is part of the Artist of the Month program at The Great Frame Up, which is at 1418 East 53rd Street. This is an example of a small independently owned local business trying to give local artists who do not normally have access to a gallery, a chance to display their work.

July 26, Saturday, 1:30 pm. Wright 3 Mystery Tour at Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn.

July 26, Saturday, 2-4 pm. Saturday Classes with arts orgs of all kinds- at least 4 classes ongoing Saturdays through mid August at Logan Center, 915 E.60th St.. logan.uchicago.edu.

July 26, Saturday, 6-10 pm (movies start at dusk). Movies in the Park at DuSable Museum, "Twenty Feet from Stardom". 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0511. 3rd Saturdays in summer. Free.

July 26, Saturday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

July 26, Saturday, 7 pm. Muntu Dance Theatre presents Continuum. Logan Performance Hall. 915 E. 60th St. Ticketed. $10-$30. 8 pm. Continuum Gala after perf.- $125 includes perf. ticketsweb.uchicago.edu. muntu.com.

July 26, Saturday, 10 pm-2 am. Music at Chant. 1509 E. 53rd St. 773 324-1999. DJ night- house music.

July 27, Sunday, 10 am. 7 Sundays of Sacred Jazz services at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. Today- Bethany Pickens Trio.

July 27, Sunday, 11 am. Sunday service music and following carillon tour at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn.

July 27, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Free jam sessions with the Microsonic Sound Orchestra. Arts Incubator, Studio A. 301 E. Garfield. Sundays through August.

July 27, Sunday, 2 pm. Oriental Institute documentary film. "Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communication and the Birth of the Alphabet." Free. 1155 E. 55th St. 773 702-9507.

July 27, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Opening at South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan. Printmaker Eldzier Cortor. As the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) approaches its 75th Anniversary in 2015, it will host an exhibit of the work of one of its founders, Master Artist/Printmaker Eldzier Cortor, beginning Sunday July 27. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cortor at 98, is still a practicing artist who weaves a social and political vision into his work. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 2 - 5 p.m. at the SSCAC located at 3831 South Michigan. Cortor's artistic style merges the influences of both traditional African art and European Surrealism, and he was among the first artist to prominently incorporate the African American female form into his work. He is noted for using elongated nude figures of women in intimate settings to depict the Black race and the continuance of Black culture. Of painting African American women he has said, "The Black woman represents the Black race. She is the Black Spirit; she conveys a feeling of eternity and a continuance of life."
"Cortor's work has always been deeply influenced by the social, political and economic challenges of the particular era in which he was creating," said Sammie Dortch, SSCAC Board President. "The SSCAC is thrilled to display our founders' work which comes from the artist himself." His pieces are available for purchase.
During the 1930s, Cortor found work with the Federal Art Project of the WPA, and in 1941, was one of the founding artists of the SSCAC. Cortor exhibited in the 1938 interracial show "An Exhibition in Defense of Peace and Democracy", which was sponsored by the Chicago Artists' Group. In 1940 he was one of the young artists exhibited at "The Exhibition of the Art of the American Negro" in Chicago. Cortor credits the studying of African sculptures at the Field Museum for transforming his work. According to Cortor, "that was the most important influence in all my work, for to this day you will find in my handling of the human figure that cylindrical and lyrical quality I was taught to appreciate in African art."

July 27, Sunday, 2-8 pm. Sundays - Universal Jazz Jam in the Alley- terrace of Black United on 71st St.

July 27, Sunday, 3-5 pm. Spencer Hutchinson will be doing a live drawing performance using Max/MSP concurrent with an improvised DJ set of originally produced electronic music, free jazz, and world music. By SHoP in Hyde Park Art Center's The Beast. 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520.

July 27, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. The Damn Choir-indie rock.

July 27, Sunday, 4 pm. ChicagoShakes- Shakespeare in the Park, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Washington Park outside. 5531 S. King Dr.

July 27, Sunday, 5 pm through August 26. The Bells of Summer: Rockefeller Carillon Festival. Outside or in at 5850 S. Woodlawn. Free. Today Tiffany Linn and Michael Solotke.

July 27, Sunday, 7 pm. "Makin' Manhood." Storytlling about raising Black boys in the urban landscape. Sug. $10. Logan Center Theater East. 915 E. 60th St. qelansana@aolc.om, 773 702-2787.

July 27, Sunday, 7:30-11 pm. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $10, $5. Charles Heath, drums with Alexis Lombre, piano, Kurt Shelby, bass, Isaiah Collier, sax.

July 27, Sunday, 9 pm-midnight. Curtis Black jazz at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St.

July 28, Monday. SHoP Camp begins. SHoP CAMP: Experimental, child centered, project based arts camp, offered for three weeks; July 28th - August 1st, August 4th-8th and 11th-15nd now taking registrations! Space is limited register now!

Join us for three weeks of free-spirited, self-directed and experiential learning with local teaching artists and creative makers! We will embark on creative local adventures, create large and small scale public art interventions, build new friendships, learn about geometry through origami, gain life skills through cooking, sewing, knitting and weaving, build confidence through drama games, storytelling and creative writing and play freely for hours like we remember from our own childhood summers!

SHoP Founder Laura Shaeffer will lead three weeks of free-spirited, self-directed and experiential learning along with a host of visiting local teaching artists and makers!
* Light cooking and gardening at the Nichol's Park Learning Garden
* Arts and crafts, origami, sewing, knitting and weaving, drawing and painting from nature
* Theater, play writing, experimental poetry, prop making, storytelling and drama games
* Free play, picnics and performances
* Public art projects: Guerrilla art, mud graffiti and seed bombs
SHoP Camp will be led by experienced teaching artists Laura Shaeffer, Origami master Jerry Marciniak and artist/environmental activist Francesca Dana with many wonderful visiting artists!

Possible visiting artists:

Judith Heineman- Storyteller (Founder of Telebration)
Bill Honke- Hyde Park Children's Theater
Farhana Becker- Architect in training
Kevin Reiswig- Artist, builder and carpenter
Carolyn McDonald- Teaching artist
Elie O'Hallaron- Teaching artist
Eleanor Ray- Teaching artist (Radical Mending)
Pete Zelchenko- Teaching artist (Unscrew U)
and more!

SHoP CAMP meets every morning at a local park, our home base for rain or shelter from the heat will be at my home at 1407 E 54th Place or our after-school space at 57th and Kimbark (depending on numbers of children attending).
Full week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm $200
Drop in days, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm $50
Half Days, 9 am - 2:00 pm $35

Week one: July 28th - August 1st
Week Two: August 4th - 8th
Week two: August 11th - 15nd
Meeting at local parks with our home base at Home School #3 for rain and shelter address provided at registration. Full week, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Drop in days, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Half Days, 9 am - 2:00 pm
Ages: 4 to 60+ ;) Registration was currently open as of June 14 for all weeks. Please contact us ASAP. Limited enrollment!
Tuition:Full week camp [includes all instruction, materials and healthy snacks], Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm = $200
Day drop in hours, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm = $50, Half days, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm = $35

Camp includes:

* Cooking (Smoothies 101, Dips for chips, Grains for brains, vegetarian sushi)
* Gardening at the Nichol's Park Learning Garden
* Arts and crafts, origami, sewing and knitting, drawing from nature, poetry as painting and weaving
* Movement and Meditation
* Theater, play writing, prop shop, storytelling and drama games
* Play, picnics and performance
* Public art projects: Guerrilla art, mud graffiti and seed bombs

Laura Shaeffer at 1407 E 54th Place, Chicago, IL 60615. Tel: 773-710-5464
E-mail: laura.shaeffer@gmail.com Website: www.southsidehub.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/490536901020416/?context=create#

Needed- an asssistant leader-

July 28, Monday, 6 pm. 20X20 Presentations theme School at Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520. In The Beast. This PECHA KUCHA-style event includes 6-minute-40-second spoken presentations accompanied by 20 images. The series will collect evocative, meditative, informative variations on a monthly theme from interesting Chicago minds. This event is organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick.

July 28, Monday, 6:30 pm. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club at Blackstone Library. Short Story Collection "Games Creatures Play." 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511. chpublib.org.

July 28, Monday, dusk. Movie in the Park- "Rebel Without a Cause." (st. James Dean, 1955) Closed captioned. 63rd St. beach house. Free. Bring chair or blanket. No indoor alt.

July 29, Tuesday, 10:30 am. Preschool Story Time at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

July 29, Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Lakeside Quilting Guild meets weekly in Treasure Island Lower Level, 1526 E. 55th St. lakesidequiltingguild.weebly.com, lakeside_quilters@yahoo.com.

July 29, Tuesday, 7 pm. Dance Libs with Matter of Reaction Movement Project. Harris Rec. Ctr. 6200 S. Drexel Ave.

July 30, Wednesday, 7 am. Bird walks in Jackson Park, with Audubon experts. Year round but starts later in short-day seasons. Meets at Darrow Bridge south of the Museum.

July 30, Wednesday, 11 am. Oriental Institute Family Program- Hands On History. "What's Up, King Tut?." Rec. 8-12. Children must be acc. by adult. 1155 E. 58th St. 773 702-9507. Free. Weds in July.

July 30, Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Family Fun at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-0511.

July 30, Wednesday, 6:30 pm. ?? Knitting and Needlecrafting at Blackstone, 4904 S. Woodlawn, 312 747-0511. Probably suspended for summer.

July 30, Wednesday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

July 30, Wednesday, 7:30 pm. July 30,31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 (3rd at 6:30). Theater on the Lake. 30 Plays in 60 Minutes / Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. (south of Morgan/55th center of the park).

July 30, Wednesday, dusk. Midweek @ The Midway. Movies 2014. At dusk, free. On Midway Plaisance between Woodlawn and Ellis.
July 30 Despicable Me 2. August 6 Back to the Future. August 13 Man of Steel.

July 31, Thursday, 7 am-1 pm. Hyde Park Farmers Market, 53rd and S. Hyde Park Blvd.

July 31, Thursday, 10:30 am. Toddler Time at Blackstone Library. 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312 747-0511.

July 31, Thursday, 11 am-2 pm. 5th Ward Seniors Day at the Harbor. Museum Shores Yacht Club, 5900 S. Lake Shore Drive. Ask ward office for directions, 773 324-5555 and if you need the bus, which leaves 2325 E. 71st St. at 10:30 am.

July 31, Thursdays, 3:30 pm. Explore Thursdays at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511. Children learn about animals.

??July 31, Thursday, 6 pm. Colin Ward Memorial Potluck series. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell, 773 324-5520.

July 31, Thursday, 7 pm. Cafe Society moderated discussion Thursdays at Valois Cafeteria, 1518 E. 53rd St.

July 31, Thursday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

July 31, Thursday, 7:30 pm. July 30,31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 (3rd at 6:30). Theater on the Lake. 30 Plays in 60 Minutes / Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. (south of Morgan/55th center of the park).

August 1, Friday, 12-2 pm. Jazz in the Courtyard- 1st and 3rd Fridays in summer. 55th and Lake Park in the Hyde Park Shopping Center. Chuck Webb Quintet. Next Aug. 15.

August 1, Friday, 1-3 pm. Concert in the Park. Kenwood Community Park, 1330 E. 50th St.

August 1, Friday, 3:30 pm. XBox Fridays at Blackstone Library. 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

August 1, Friday, 6 pm. Opening reception for exhibit "How to Make a Hood" (through Oct. 10) at Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield.

August 1, Friday, 6:30 pm. Concert in the Park. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St.

August 1, Friday, 7 and 9 pm. Dee Alexander album release concert at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. $20, $10, $50 VIP. Free Parking. Purchase arts.uchicago.edu, ?ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.

August 1, Friday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

August 1, Friday, 7:30 pm. July 30,31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 (3rd at 6:30). Theater on the Lake. 30 Plays in 60 Minutes / Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. (south of Morgan/55th center of the park).

August 1, Friday, 10 pm-2 am. Possible music at Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St. 773324-1999.

August 2, Saturday, 8 am. Saturdays at 8, and Wednesdays at 7 year round. Jackson Park bird walk of Wooded Island and more. Audubon experts present. Meet at Darrow Bridge south of the Museum.

August 2, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm. Bronzeville Farmer's Market, 4400 block of S. Cottage Grove.

August 2, Saturday. 9 am-2 pm. 61st St. Farmers Market, between Dorchester and Blackstone- it's b

(continues in Aug.?) August 2, Saturday, 10 am. Saturday School by SHoP at Hyde Park Art Center. 5020 S. Cornell. 773 324-5520.

August 2, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Robie House summer workshops.$5 per child. 5757 S. Woodlawn. Four workshop topics rotate through summer.

August 2, Saturday and August 3, Sunday. Jazz Unites South Shore Jazz Festival. 7059 South Shore Drive. Check their website http://www.jazzunitesinc.org for rules and amenities, lineup.

August 2, Saturday, 11 am. White City (1893 World's Fair footprint) tour in Jackson Park. Rotates between tours of the west side, east and south, and along Cornell Dr and Midway Plaisance. Meets at the west edge of the parking lot south of the Museum (Darrow Bridge). For information look in http://www.FriendsoftheWhiteCity.org.

August 2, Saturday, 1:30 pm. Wright 3 Mystery Tour at Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn.

August 2, Saturday, 2-4 pm. Saturday Classes with arts orgs of all kinds- at least 4 classes ongoing Saturdays through mid August at Logan Center, 915 E.60th St.. logan.uchicago.edu.

August 2, 5 pm. (come at 4 for a brief history and nature tour/talk. Snacks and water should be available.)
SPECTRALIA THEATER. SHAKESPEARE'S "TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA." - Shakespeare in the Parks by Chicago Park District-- This will be a re-inauguration of Olmsted's sons' (1906 plan) for a "Music Court" performance place in the park-- which it was used as for many years. Jackson Park Music Court ("The Grove")south of the parking lot behind the Museum Auto access from LSD at 5800 Science Drive.
Free but donations to the Spectralia company welcome. Have to miss it? every weekend day in a different park-- http://www.spectralia.org.

SPECTRALIA THEATRE’S FREE BARD IN THE PARKS TOUR OFFERS
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA JUNE 21—AUGUST 3

CHICAGO, IL— Spectralia Theatre, in cooperation with Friends of the Parks and the Chicago Park District, presents William Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona June 21st to August 3rd. Set against the backdrop of the 1896 Yukon Gold Rush, Spectralia's production features prospectors, saloon gals, and outlaws in a search for love and fortune. This family-friendly, 90-minute version of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a great introduction to Shakespeare as well as a new take on a classic comedy. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or chairs to this outdoor production.

Spectralia Theatre founder Don Johnson directs the production. Originally from Delta Junction, Alaska, this is Johnson’s seventh Shakespeare adapation and his third for Spectralia. Artistic staff includes Lauren Angel-Nichols (set/graphic design) Cherish Varley (costume design), Chelsea Taylor (assistant director/stage manager), and Zach Blackwell (music).

The Two Gentlemen of Verona runs June 21-August 3, Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. Performance dates/locations: June 21st and 22nd at Chase Park (4701 N. Ashland), July 6th at Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd St), July 12th and 13th at Ravenswood Manor Park (4626 N. Manor), July 19th and 20th at Touhy Park (7348 N. Paulina), July 26th and 27th at Skinner Park (1331 W. Adams), August 2nd at Jackson Park (6401 S. Stony Island) and August 3rd at Sauganash Park (5861 N. Kostner). All performances are free of charge. Donations are appreciated.

August 2, Saturday. Hyde Park Suzuki will hold a Capital Fund Kickoff for its move to Chicago Theological Seminary. Features the 70s Funk band SLAVE and Captain Sky. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com.

August 2, Saturday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

August 2, Saturday, 7:30 pm. July 30,31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 (3rd at 6:30). Theater on the Lake. 30 Plays in 60 Minutes / Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. (south of Morgan/55th center of the park).

August 3, Saturday, 9 pm-midnight. Possibly music at Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St. 773 324-1999.

August 3- watch for a special tba.

August 3, Sunday, 10 am. 7 weeks of Sacred Summer Jazz, Listening for the Spirit in Not so Ordinary Time. At Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. Free and open to the public. Today Peter Saltzman, piano (of "Piano Diaries" one-man show.)

August 3, Sunday, 11 am. Sunday at Rockefeller and carillon tour. 5850 S. Woodlawn.

August 3, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Free jam sessions with the Microsonic Sound Orchestra. Arts Incubator, Studio A. 301 E. Garfield. Sundays through August.

August 3, Sunday, 2-8 pm. Sundays - Universal Jazz Jam in the Alley- terrace of Black United on 71st St.

August 3, Sunday, 2-4 pm. Screening/discussion at DuSable. "Half of a Yellow Sun." A story set in Nigeria. $10. 740 E. 56th Pl., 773 947-0600.

August 3, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. Billy Flynn, blues.

August 3, Sunday, 5 pm through August 24. The Bells of Summer: Rockefeller Carillon Festival. Outside or in at 5850 S. Woodlawn. Free. Today Julie Zhu.

August 3, Sunday, 6:30 pm. July 30,31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 (3rd at 6:30). Theater on the Lake. 30 Plays in 60 Minutes / Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. (south of Morgan/55th center of the park).

August 3, Sunday, 7:30-11 pm. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $10, $5.

August 3, Sunday, 9 pm-midnight. Curtis Black jazz at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St.

August 5, Tuesday, 10:30 am. Preschool Story Time at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

August 5, Tuesday, 3 pm-7 pm. Multi Aldermaic and CAPS National Night Out fair and party w. entertainment- Jesse Owens Park, 8800 S. Clyde'

August 5, Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Lakeside Quilting Guild meets weekly in Treasure Island Lower Level, 1526 E. 55th St. lakesidequiltingguild.weebly.com, lakeside_quilters@yahoo.com.

August 6-7, Wednesday and Thursday. Nike International Basketball Tournament. This will take up the whole center of the park and probably in South Side YMCA and Hyde Park Career Academy as a "campus". This will be big with major stars, free but ticketed. Infrastructure work had already started in late June and will result in some permanent improvements to paths etc. and permanent upgraded and new basketball courts/facilities.

August 6, Wednesday, 7 am. Bird walks in Jackson Park, with Audubon experts. Year round but starts later in short-day seasons. Meets at Darrow Bridge south of the Museum.

August 6 , Wednesday, 6:30 pm. Family Fun at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-0511.

August 6, Wednesday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

August 6, Wednesday, dusk. Midweek @ The Midway. Movies 2014. At dusk, free. On Midway Plaisance between Woodlawn and Ellis.
August 6 Back to the Future. August 13 Man of Steel.

August 7- Nike International Nike Tournament continues- Jackson Park and Stony Island.

August 7, Thursday, 7 am-1 pm. Hyde Park Farmers Market, 53rd and S. Hyde Park Blvd.

August 7, Thursday, 10:30 am. Toddler Time at Blackstone Library. 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312 747-0511.

August 7, Thursday, 12:15 pm. Monthly. Lunchtime Traveler series at Oriental Institute. (Disregard previous listing of program.) Terra Firma, A Closer look at Pottery. Join Catherine Kenyon, Head of Public Education and Outreach, for a tour of the Museum galleries, and take a closer look at pottery to understand its importance to the field of archaeology and the understanding of civilizations. You'll never look at a potsherd the same way again. Free and open. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. 773 702-9507.

August 7, Thursdays, 3:30 pm. Explore Thursdays at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511. Children learn about animals.

August 7, Thursday, 7 pm. Cafe Society moderated discussion Thursdays at Valois Cafeteria, 1518 E. 53rd St.

August 7, Thursday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

August 8, Friday, 3:30 pm. XBox Fridays at Blackstone Library. 4904 S. Lake Park. 312 747-0511.

August 8, Friday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

August 8, Friday, dusk. Movie in the Park. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Harris Rec. Ctr. 6200 S. Drexel.

August 8, Friday, 9 or 10 pm. possible Music at Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St. 773 324-1999.

August 9, Saturday, 8 am. Saturdays at 8, and Wednesdays at 7 year round. Jackson Park bird walk of Wooded Island and more. Audubon experts present. Meet at Darrow Bridge south of the Museum.

August 9, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm. Bronzeville Farmer's Market, 4400 block of S. Cottage Grove.

August 9, Saturday. 9 am-2 pm. 61st St. Farmers Market, between Dorchester and Blackstone.

August 9, Saturday, 10 am kickoff? Annual Bud Billiken Parade- the largest (or one of them) in the country. Assembles at 39th and goes down King Dr. into Washington Park, where people traditionally picnic. Highly important in th Blalck Community and beyond. Expect difficult traffic in the vicinity and go way north or south to go east west.

(continues in Aug.?) August 9, Saturday, 10 am. Saturday School by SHoP at Hyde Park Art Center. 5020 S. Cornell. 773 324-5520.

August 9, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Robie House summer workshops.$5 per child. 5757 S. Woodlawn. Four workshop topics rotate through summer.

August 9, Saturday, 11 am. White City (1893 World's Fair footprint) tour in Jackson Park. Rotates between tours of the west side, east and south, and along Cornell Dr and Midway Plaisance. Meets at the west edge of the parking lot south of the Museum (Darrow Bridge). For information look in http://www.FriendsoftheWhiteCity.org.

August 9, Saturday, 1:30 pm. Wright 3 Mystery Tour at Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn.

August 9, Saturday, 2-4 pm. Saturday Classes with arts orgs of all kinds- at least 4 classes ongoing Saturdays through mid August at Logan Center, 915 E.60th St.. logan.uchicago.edu.

August 9, Saturday, 7 pm. DOC Films. 1212 E. 59th St.

August 9, Saturday, 9 or 10 pm. possible music at Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St. 773 324-1999.

August 10, Sunday, 10 am. 7 weeks of Sacred Summer Jazz, Listening for the Spirit in Not so Ordinary Time. At Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. Free and open to the public. Today Chris Mahieu with Jade Maze.

August 10, Sunday, 10 am. Volunteer orientation at Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn. Training for Robie House interpreters will take place in October. For more information about volunteering, fill out an online form or contact Linda Bonifas-Guzman, Volunteer Resources Manager at lguzman@flwright.org or 312.994.4045,

August 10, Sunday, 11 am. Sunday at Rockefeller and carillon tour. 5850 S. Woodlawn.

August 10, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Free jam sessions with the Microsonic Sound Orchestra. Arts Incubator, Studio A. 301 E. Garfield. Sundays through August.

August 3, Sunday, 2-8 pm. Sundays - Universal Jazz Jam in the Alley- terrace of Black United on 71st St.

August 10, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. Akasha, reggae.

August 10, Sunday, 5 pm through August 24. The Bells of Summer: Rockefeller Carillon Festival. Outside or in at 5850 S. Woodlawn. Free. Today Auke de Boer and Adolph Rots.

August 10, Sunday, 7:30-11 pm. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $10, $5.

August 10, Sunday, 9 pm-midnight. Curtis Black jazz at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St.

August 11-15, M-F. Allegro Music Camp at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St.
at the Logan Center for the Arts on the UC campus.
9:00am-4:00pm
Including optional late music hour 4:00-5:00pm
For Ages 6-11
Camp includes one-hour introductory hands-on instrument sessions,
focused mini lessons (choose up to three instruments),
music theory, optional Indian folk dancing, handbell ensemble, movie break,
musical games and more!
Sessions are taught by Chicago area teachers and musicians.
Please visit the camp Website: www.hpamc.org
or contact Donna Lee Fackenthal, email: dlfpiano@me.com for more information.

August 11, Monday, 6 pm and August 13, Wednesday, 6 pm. Black Harvest Film Festival screenings at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312747-0511. (Screenings at other libraries,- check with the Festival or Chicago Public Library.)
Aug. 11, “In Our Heads About Our Hair”
Aug. 13, Family Matters series of short films, including “Barbasol,” “A Different Tree” and “Text Tone”.

August 13, Wednesday, 6 pm. Black Harvest Film Festival screenings at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park. 312747-0511. (Screenings at other libraries,- check with the Festival or Chicago Public Library.)
Aug. 13, Family Matters series of short films, including “Barbasol,” “A Different Tree” and “Text Tone”.

August 13, Wednesday, dusk. Midweek @ The Midway. Movies 2014. At dusk, free. On Midway Plaisance between Woodlawn and Ellis.
August 13 Man of Steel. Last.

August 13, Wednesday, dusk. Movie "Claudine." South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.

August 14, Thursday and August 15, Friday, 6:30-8 pm. Night Out: ChicagoShakes in the Parks. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents "A Mid Summer Night's Dream. Directed and adapted by David H. Bell. South Shore Cultural Center lawn, 7059 South Shore Drive. Free. Bring your blanket or chair! Questions- www.chicagoshakes.com/parks, @chicagoshakes, #shakesintheparks, 312 595-5600.

August 14, Thursday, 6-9 pm. Summer Dance in the Parks. 63rd St. Beach House.

August 14, Thursday, 6-9 pm. Summer Dance in the Parks. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. (south of Morgan/55th).

August 15, Friday, 12-2 pm. Jazz in the Courtyard- 1st and 3rd Fridays in summer. 55th and Lake Park in the Hyde Park Shopping Center. Bosa Tres Brazilian music. Next Aug. 29.

August 15 , Friday,6-9 pm. Bronzeville Art Trolley 3rd Fridays. Circulates between Gallery Guichard and Bronzeville Artists Loft Incubator, 446 E. 47th St.; Blanc Gallery, 4455 S King, South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan; Faie, 1005 E. 43rd St.

August 15, Friday, 6-10 pm. Steppin' Under the Stars, outside DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600. 3rd Fridays in summer. Celebrity DJs.

August 15, Friday, 6:30-8 pm. Night Out: ChicagoShakes in the Parks. Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents "A Mid Summer Night's Dream. Directed and adapted by David H. Bell. South Shore Cultural Center lawn, 7059 South Shore Drive. Free. Bring your blanket or chair! Questions- www.chicagoshakes.com/parks, @chicagoshakes, #shakesintheparks, 312 595-5600.

August 16, Saturday, 10 am-evening. South Shore Summer Festival (5th and 7th Wards). South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. Lots of performersincl. Keil Wiliams, Ad____ Shuffle?? and a surprise honoring Jerry "Iceman" Butler.

August 16 , Saturday, 2-4 pm. Saturday Classes with arts orgs of all kinds- at least 4 classes ongoing Saturdays through mid August at Logan Center, 915 E.60th St.. logan.uchicago.edu.

August 16, Saturday, 6-10 pm (movies start at dusk). Movies in the Park at DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0511. 3rd Saturdays in summer. Free.

August 17, Sunday, 10 am. 7 weeks of Sacred Summer Jazz, Listening for the Spirit in Not so Ordinary Time. At Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. Free and open to the public. Today Buddy Fambro Trio.

August 17, Sunday, 12-2 pm. Absence is Fullness, a (E)utopian Assembly. Arts Incubator 2nd floor flexspace, 301 E. Garfield.

August 17, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Free jam sessions with the Microsonic Sound Orchestra. Arts Incubator, Studio A. 301 E. Garfield. Sundays through August.

August 17, Sunday, 2-4 pm. Hyde Park Historical Society presents Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories. Theme is Parks of Hyde Park and Kenwood. Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive. CHECK BACK-THIS PROGRAM MAY BE EARLIER, SUCH AS AUG. 3.

August 3, Sunday, 2-8 pm. Sundays - Universal Jazz Jam in the Alley- terrace of Black United on 71st St.

August 17, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta, Latin and Cumbia.

August 17, Sunday, 5 pm through August 24. The Bells of Summer: Rockefeller Carillon Festival. Outside or in at 5850 S. Woodlawn. Free. Today Julia Littleton.

August 19, Sunday, 5:30 pm. Toddlers, Turtles and Tunes. Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St.

August 20, Wednesday, 6-8:30 pm. Sounds of History Jazz Series at DuSable Museum. 3rd Wednesdays through August. 740 E. 56th Pl. 773 947-0600. Bring blanket & chair as this is scheduled outdoors. Sugg. Don. $10. August 20: Funkin with Acoustic Soul-Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. Featuring Dee Alexander.

August 20, Wednesday, dusk. Movie "Car Wash." South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.

August 20, Wednesday, dusk. Movie "The Nut Job." Nichols Park, on the hill south of 54th St.

August 23, Saturday, 11 am-9 pm. Pearl Fest- gala by and for Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center. Features Lala Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Farrell, Rahsaan Paterson. At 39th St. Beach. VIP passes available. Contact LBP. Free.

August 23, Saturday, times? Hyde Park Community Players holds its 5th Annual Shakespeare Workshop: Getting Shakespeare Off the Page. Always a hit! Details coming.

August 24, Sunday, 10 am. 7 weeks of Sacred Summer Jazz, Listening for the Spirit in Not so Ordinary Time. At Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. Free and open to the public. Today Tim Fitzgerald Trio. Last of series, but during the HP Jazz Festival Sunday at 10September 23 Victor Garcia Quartet.

August 24, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm. 5th Ward Back to School Picnic and Extravaganza. Features South Shore Drill Team and Jesse White Tumblers, Power96. 63rd St. Beachhouse. (backpacks only to children of school age there).

August 24, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Free jam sessions with the Microsonic Sound Orchestra. Arts Incubator, Studio A. 301 E. Garfield. Sundays through August.

August 24, Sunday, 4 pm. Chicago Music Association "Fantasie Negre II: A Celebration of My People In observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Special Guests Mark Rucker, Metropolitan Opera baritone and Kenwood Academy alum and Charles Smith, composer and award-winning pianist. General Admission $35 Adults/$15 Students with ID and Children 12 and under. Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 SouthShore Drive. chgomusicassn.org, 773 721-3210.

August 24, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. The Heard, Funk.

August 24, Sunday, 5 pm through August 24. The Bells of Summer: Rockefeller Carillon Festival. Outside or in at 5850 S. Woodlawn. Free. Today Wylie Crawford. Last of series.

August 25, Monday, dusk. Movie "The Great Gatsby." South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.

August 26, Tuesday, 5-7 pm. Plein Air Cafe in Seminary Coop Bookstore will have concerts ("progressive") on its cafe patio including 3? Tuesdays?, starting June 24. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble . Free. 5751 S. Woodlawn.

August 27, Wednesday, 6 pm. Conversation with artist David Boykin. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. "Testimony." Through August 30. Featuring Artists-in-Residence of Art + Public Live and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: David Boykin, Krista Franklin, and Andres L. Hernandez. See July 20, 23, 27 for conversations with each of the three- Hernandez, Franklin, and Boykin respectively.

August 27, Wednesday, dusk. Movie "The Wiz." South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.

August 29, Friday, 12-2 pm. Jazz in the Courtyard at Hyde Park Shopping Center, 55th just west of Lake Park. Jazzin' w/Reggae. Last of season.

August 30 Saturday. Closing at Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. "Testimony." Through August 30. Featuring Artists-in-Residence of Art + Public Live and Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: David Boykin, Krista Franklin, and Andres L. Hernandez.

August 30, Saturday, 4-8 pm. Culture Coach Pop-Up Stage and 6-8 Wheel Jam. Kenwood Community Park, 1330 E. 50th St.

August 31, Sunday. Closing at Smart Museum: Serial Drawings. 5550 S. Greenwood.

August 31, Sunday, 2-5 pm. Free jam sessions with the Microsonic Sound Orchestra. Arts Incubator, Studio A. 301 E. Garfield. Sundays through August.

August 31, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. Dave Herrero, Texas rock.

September 4, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. COMMUNITY CONCERT details tba- FREE - Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultual Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. http://www.chicagomodernorchestraproject.org.

September 7, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. Strictly Jug Nuts.

September 5, Friday, 12-2 pm. Jazz in the Courtyard- 1st and 3rd Fridays in summer. 55th and Lake Park in the Hyde Park Shopping Center.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 11, Thursday, 7:30 pm. P.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 12, Friday, 8 pm. P.

September 13? Hyde Park Garden Fair Fall Bulb and Mum Sale.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 13, Saturday, 8 pm. P.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 14, Sunday, 2:30 pm.P.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 14, Sunday, 7:30 pm. P.

September 14, Sunday, 4 pm. George Franklin Memorial Sunday Afternoon Concerts in Nichols Park, 53rd and Kenwood Ave. Free. Billy Branch, blues.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
??September 17, Wednesday, 7:30 pm. P.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 18, Thursday, 7:30 pm. P.

September 19, Friday, 12-2 pm. Jazz in the Courtyard- 1st and 3rd Fridays in summer. 55th and Lake Park in the Hyde Park Shopping Center.

September 19, Friday, 6-9 pm. Big Table Dinners, family fun in Washington Park. 5531 S. King Dr.

September 19, Friday,6-9 pm. Bronzeville Art Trolley 3rd Fridays. Circulates between Gallery Guichard and Bronzeville Artists Loft Incubator, 446 E. 47th St.; Blanc Gallery, 4455 S King, South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan; Faie, 1005 E. 43rd St.

September 11, Thursday-September 19, Sunday- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" in preview (P), then regular run through October 12. Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 19, Friday, 8 pm. Last Preview.

September 20, Saturday, 10 am-1 pm. South Side Schools Fair. Meet principals, parents, reps from a wide variety of south side schools, learn your options. HP Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood.

September 20-21- AAHH Festsival HAS BEEN MADE A ONE-DAY AND IN UNION PARK ON NEAR WEST SIDE.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 20, Saturday, 8 pm.

September 21, Sunday. (57th Street) The Children's Book Fair. Outside (and at?) Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood. This is one of the neighborhood's classic great annual events. Visit http://www. 57cbf.org.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 21, Sunday, 2:30 pm.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 21, Sunday, 7:30 pm.

September 21, Sunday, dusk. Movie "The News." South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 24, Wednesday, 7:30 pm.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 25, Thursday, 7:30 pm.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 26, Friday, 8 pm.

September 27, Saturday (main day) and September 28, Sunday. Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 27, Saturday, 3 pm.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 27, Saturday, 8 pm.

September 27, Saturday. Chant is expected to have jazz or blues c 9 or 10 pm. 1509 E. 53rd St. 773 324-1999.

September 27, Saturday, starting c. midnight? Mellow Yellow has been the traditional host of the open After party for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. 1508 E. 53rd St.(Could move to Promontory or)

September 28, Sunday, 10 am. Sacred Jazz at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn in conjunction with the HP Jazz Festival. Victor Goines Quartet. Goines is a great saxophonist and clarinetist.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 28, Sunday, 2:30 pm.

September 20-October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
September 28, Sunday, 7:30 pm.

September 28, Sunday- no Hyde Park Jazz Society presenting at Room 43, in deference to the HP Jazz Festival.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 1, Wednesday, 7:30 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 2, Thursday, 7:30 pm.

October 3, Friday, 730 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Mad Men. Spanish counter tenor Xavier Sabata makes his Chicago debut in a concert that includes works featuring mad characters by Handel and Vivaldi. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. (Sept. 28 at Music Inst. of Chicago Evans ont, October 1 at Symphony Center). Next in HP Jan. 17).

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 3, Friday, 8 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 4, Saturday, 3 pm.

October 4, Saturday, 7:30 pm. Bach Organ Festival- all the organ pieces of J.S. Bach spread out over 10 concerts Sept. 21-Oct. 21 in city and suburbs, presented by WFMT.
Today: David Schrader at Lutheran School of Theology Chapel, 1100 E. 55th St. $25- Schedule and buy (does not give pieces) at WFMT.com (will be on a list- no tickets) or buy at door.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 4, Saturday, 8 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 5, Sunday, 2:30 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 5, Sunday, 7:30 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 8, Wednesday, 7:30 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 9, Thursday, 7:30 pm.

Oct 10 3:30 SSAHN special.

October 10, Friday. Closing at Arts Incubator- "How to Make a Hood." 301 E. Garfield.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 10, Friday, 8 pm.

*****October 11, Saturday, 9 am-6 pm, October 12, Sunday, 9 am-6 pm, October 13, Monday, 9 am-noon. (Columbus Day Weekend.) Hyde Park Used Book Sale. Presented by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, supported by Treasure Island Foods. Details coming, visit Used Book Sale page. This is one of the great annual events of the neighborhood.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 11, Saturday, 3 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 11, Saturday, 8 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 12, Sunday, 2:30 pm.

through October 12- Court Theatre with American Blues Theater presents "Native Son" Adapted by Nambi E. Kelley, dir by Seret Scott. 5535 S. Ellis, 773 753-4472. Saturday matinees are only on 9-27, 10-6, and 10-11.
October 12, Sunday, 7:30 pm. Closing performance.

October 17, Friday, 7:30 pm. Bach Organ Festival- all the organ pieces of J.S. Bach spread out over 10 concerts Sept. 21-Oct. 21 in city and suburbs, presented by WFMT.
Today: David Schrader at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn. $25- Schedule and buy (does not give pieces) at WFMT.com (will be on a list- no tickets) or buy at door.

October 18, Saturday and October 19, Sunday. Open House Chicago. Some locations in Hyde Park and South Shore, more in Bronzeville. architecture.org and openhousechicago.org, more details as date approaches.

******October 18, (prob. since also Open House Chicago) Saturday or October 26, Saturday- Humanities Day at University of Chicago
AND October 19, Sunday (Probably since Open House Chicago) or October 26, Sunday- Chicago Humanities Festival Hyde Park ( U of C) Day.

October 18, Saturday, time tba. South Shore Opera of Chicago 6th annual ticketed gala concert and reception. tba. South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. http://www.southshoreopera.org.

October 19, Sunday, time tba. Hyde Park Historical Society celebrates and reminisces on the 75th Anniversary of Hyde Park Art Center. Panel of notables. At the Center, 5020 S. Cornell.

November 16, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Chicago Music Association "Harvest of Music"- COMMUNITY CONCERT - FREE Chicago College of Performing Arts Student Showcase. Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. chgomusicassn.org, 773 721-3210.

November 21, Friday. Hyde Park Art Center Gala 75th Anniversary event. Info at http://www.hydeparkart.org/support.

December 16, 2014, Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Chicago Music Association "Do-It-Yourself Messiah" - FREE. Robeson Theater, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 South Shore Drive. chgomusicassn.org, 773 721-3210.

2015

January 17, Saturday, 730 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Beastie Boyz. Barking dogs, squalling cats, caking frogs and more wild things in the music of Faina, Schmeltzer, Telemann and Uccellini. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn (Jan. 16 Music Inst. Evanston, Jan 21 Symphony Center). Next in HP March 7.

February 25-26, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30 pm, February 27, Friday at 1 pm. Lyric Unlimited and Logan Center for the Arts to Partner In 2014-15. World premiere of Marhulets’s The Property to be presented at the Logan Center. 915 E. 60th St. $20 and up. On sale on July 1 2014 at lyricopera.org/property or 312-827-5600.

Lyric Unlimited, a new initiative of Lyric Opera of Chicago, continues its multifaceted program of expanded community engagement, artistic initiatives, and Lyric's longstanding education programs with the world premiere of The Property, a klezmer opera to be presented in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, February 25–27, 2015. Commissioned by Polish composer Wlad Marhulets, The Property will feature the work of librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, director Eric Einhorn, and performances by members of Chicago’s Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.

From Logan release, July? 2014.

The 28-year-old Los Angeles-based Wlad Marhulets—winner of the Susan W. Rose Fund Grant, the Peter D. Faith Prize, and five ASCAP Awards (including their prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award)—has been commissioned to write the opera. Adapted from the acclaimed graphic novel by Rutu Modan, The Property tells the story of Regina Segal and her granddaughter Mica, who travel to modern Warsaw to try to regain family property lost during World War II. As their journey unfolds, Regina is forced to confront painful truths about her past, while Mica realizes their reasons for coming might not be all that they seemed.

Librettist Stephanie Fleischmann adapted the novel with director Eric Einhorn. Like the story, Marhulets’s vision for the work will incorporate traditional and modern musical styles—from klezmer to funk—to illustrate that the work exists in two places: memory and modern day.

Marhulets is known for incorporating klezmer influences into his work. His Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Orchestra had its world premiere by clarinetist David Krakauer with the Detroit Symphony in December 2009, and he has composed many smaller-scale chamber works that utilize the distinctive klezmer sound.

As a klezmer opera, The Property will draw on the Eastern European and Jewish references from Modan’s original story. The work is scored for a cast of six singers and a klezmer ensemble of seven instrumentalists, featuring members of Chicago’s Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.

The Property will feature three performances at the Logan Center on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, February 27 at 1 p.m. It will also be performed at Skokie’s North Shore Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, both at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and will go on sale on July 1 at lyricopera.org/property or 312-827-5600.

The world premiere of The Property is the centerpiece of a series of activities planned around Lyric’s mainstage performances of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s 1968 The Passenger in February and March 2015. A recently rediscovered work that explores the devastating consequences of the Holocaust from the perspectives of both victim and perpetrator, it had its first complete staging at the Bregenz Festival in 2010 directed by David Pountney. Lyric presents the Chicago premiere of this acclaimed production. Weinberg’s father worked as a violinist and conductor in Yiddish theater, and provided Mieczyslaw with practical experience in and exposure to the traditional klezmer and liturgical Jewish music that informed his compositions.

Lyric Unlimited plans to present film screenings, chamber music recitals, symposia, and discussions at venues throughout Chicago in conjunction with The Passenger’s Chicago premiere. More information about these activities will be announced later this year.


March 7, Saturday, 7:30 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Past Masters. Released in 1988, the Beatles' two-volume "Past Masters" CD featured songs recorded between 1962 and 1970. Baroque Band's tribute to Past Masters includes music composed between 1662 and 1670 and features music by Matthew Locke, Thomas Baltzar, Lully, and Buxtehude. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. ) March 4 Symphony Center, March 5 Music Inst. Evanston.) Next in HP May 30.

May 29 , Saturday,730 pm. Baroque Band. Riotous Baroque. Water Works. Telemann's overture Hamburger Ebbund Fluth and Handel's three Water Music suites. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. (May 29 Music Inst Evanston, June 3 Symphony Center). End of season.

 

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