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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendar Manager: Gary Ossewaarde.
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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.
Culture Coast- Discover
Hyde Park": visit the Culture Coast Network website incl. calendar:
Good Neighbors/Chicago Hyde Park Village calendar (Jay Mulberry): http://tinyurl.com/HydeParkWeek.
See also the Discover Hyde Park site and calendar- http://www.secc-chicago.org/disccover-hyde-park/intro
Visit http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org (last Sept. weekend of year). http://www.explorechicago.org. choosechicago.org.
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.),
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.
One Book One Chicago- Discussions in various libraries and online, plus performance at Steppenwolf Th. in onebookchicago.org. One Book One Chicago- year round now. Fall 2014-spring 2015: Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. About the Jewish kids who created escaped fascism and in 1939 created the first comic book hero, The Escapist, and how that led to Superman et al. The theme of the program this year is Heroes Real and Imagined.
26th District book drive for schools underway in spring 2015- drop off at 449 E. 35th St.
Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 - Join the Conversation. Plan released in fall 2012.
And the Museum Campus South (announced July 2014): DuSable Museum of African American History, Reva and David
Museum of Science and Industry, Oriental Institute Museum, Logan Center for the Arts, the Renaissance Society, Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and the Smart Museum of Art.
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
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.
Say "Culture Coast"
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.
Martin Luther King Jr. events at UC and elsewhere mid January (cel & talk at Rock),
Quadrangle Club Revels (last weekend of January or 1st of Feb.- 2013 Feb. 1 and 2)
Black Creativity end of Jan. through c Mar. 1 at Museum of Science and Industry. There are other major events there, at DuSable Museum and around the neighborhood planned to coincide with February Black History Month.
U of C Folk Festival. (February 2nd weekend 2013 Feb 8-10)
Hyde Park Historical Society Annual dinner program-(Feb 28 2015.)
Gilbert and Sullivan. March 13-15 2015Funds to UC Music Dept. and its music ensembles.)
I House annual East European Festival of Music and Dance.
Midwest Quilt Show at United Church (Sat. 2nd or 3rd weekend in April)
Hyde Park Art Center anniv. cel. and auction (April)
Festival of the Arts (FOTA) at U of C. Us. 3rd week in May but a winter mini too)
The Hyde Park Garden Fair Sales (3rd Fri and Sat in May, 3rd Sat in September)
I House annual Festival of Nations
Hyde Park Brew Fest June 6 and7 2015- Kenwood and 55th St.
Jackson Park Bowling Green Open House - weekend of the art fair.
Annual Fiddler's Picnic and Concert (1st Sunday June- that of the Art Fair)
Pearl Fest Little Black Pearl Art and Design. (moved to 31st St. beach- date to be checked but LATER THAN THIS POS. SHOWS)
Juneteenth various (3rd weekend of June)
Also, Lake Meadows Art Fair and jazz fest; ?Bronzeville Cultural Festival at King High; ? Bronzeville Historic Bike Tour. (3rd weekend of June)
Make Music Chicago! June 21 always
53rd Celebrate Hyde Park/Hyde Park Music Festival (July 20 and 21 in 2013)
African Caribbean Festival of Life moved to Union Park for 2013
Annual Bronzeville Historic Bike Tour- June 29 2013)
DuSable Arts and Crafts Festival (2nd weekend in July- July 12-13 2014)
4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic, from 54th Lake Park in a long circle s-e-w finally down 53rd to festival in Nichols Park. Always on the 4th. Concerts Sundays 4-6 pm. music concerts in Nichols Park August - early September
Not in 2014. Summerfest Celebrate Hyde Park (2013 July 20, 21) Major acts, fair and food fair, beer garden, kids games
Ghana Fest. Washington Park July 26 2014- also High Noon Horseback Ride and Picnic.
Bud Billiken Parade. 2nd Saturday in August. (Aug. 9 2014) King from 39th into Washington Park.
???? Kilimanjaro's 53rd St. Harambee Festival (Aug. date? Kimbark 53rd)
Pearl Fest Little Black Pearl Art and Design. (39th Beach- Aug 23 11-9-20th anniv.)
Carifest on the Midway. (3rd Saturday in Aug.- moved? no announcement)
African Festival of the Arts. (Labor Day extended weekend northeast part of Washington Park)
Groovin' and Gospel on the Grove, 4400 block. 773 268-7232. (Sept. 10 2-7 and maybe movie at 8, and 13 12-6)
UniverSoul Circus in Washington Park, (Mid Sept- mid Oct.)
Hyde Park Fall Mum and Bulb Sale. (September 21, Saturday, Hyde Park Shopping Ctr. courtyard)
October- Chicago Artists Month - 2014 theme "Crossing Borders"
Rockefeller- daily carillon recital half hour twice a day in academic quarters.
Oktoberfest and pumpkin patch- in Nichols Park October 4, 2014
Hyde Park Used Book Sale. (2014 Oct. 11-13 S-S 9-6, M 9-2) Columbus Day weekend given by HPKCC, sponsored by Treasure Island Foods. In HP Shopping Center courtyard 55th/Lk. Pk. Book Drop off now closed.
University of Chicago Humanities Festival Day at U of C- usually Saturday 3rd weekend in 2014 October 18. humanities.uchicago.edu- 2014 info should start appearing in spring, registration opens in Aug. for 2013.