Arts & Events
We encourage you to join us this Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm, for Food Patriots, the final film in our 61st Street Farmers Market Movies series.
As we get ready to connect with our food once again starting this May 11th at the 61st Street Farmers Market, we invite you to reflect on your food system by joining us in the kitchen of Experimental Station on Wednesday April 3 at 6:30pm for the first in a series of Market Movies! This next week's film will be the first in a 3-part documentary entitled "The Weight of the Nation." We thank Kaiser Permanente for providing us with this series.
Come get a checkup with Chekhov! The Hyde Park Community Players are proud to announce their production of The Good Doctor, an adaptation by Neil Simon of several Anton Chekhov short stories. Ranging from men seducing married women, to finding love in old age, to dealing with downright pushy people, all of the stories are light-hearted and funny, yet with hints of gravity—a combination for which Chekhov is well-known. Set in 19th century Russia, the play offers doses of human folly that people from anywhere and any time can take to feel better.
The Good Doctor will be playing at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone in Hyde Park from April 12th-14th. Show times are 8:00 pm on Friday, April 12th (with a food reception to follow), 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 13th and 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 14th.
Tickets are $10 in advance available online at www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org or $12 at the door.
We invite you to join us at the Experimental Station next Wednesday, March 20, at 7pm for an evening with aviatrix Bessie Coleman! Well, actually, Bessie Coleman will not be there in person, but through the genetic legacy she left to her great-niece Gigi Coleman. In the role of her great-aunt, the living Ms. Coleman will share with us the story of the first female pilot of African-American descent, whose name graces our streets and public libraries, but whose life and accomplishments may not be known to you. Come and learn about this ground-breaking woman!
Please enter on Blackstone. The Experimental Station is accessible for persons with handicaps. Suggested donation $5 per person.
We hope to see you there!
If you're looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day, we invite you to join us at the Experimental Station this Thursday, February 14 at 8pm for Flowers For the Living, "a soulful night of live music and love" by Chicago duo H.N.I.C., comprised of songstress Charisma DeGrandeDiva and lyricist Harold Green. Flowers For the Living is an annual 'viral' project created by H.N.I.C. This year, the duo has decided to incorporate a live show as well.
Please join us at the Experimental Station this Saturday, December 15, between 6-10pm for the release of the graphic novel Chinatown, the first book published by the Sun Bros. In addition to offering Chinatown for sale, the event will feature a reception with hors d'œuvres from Chicago's Chinatown, a gallery preview of future Sun Bros artwork and projects, "crazy good" Chinese pop music, and a chance to meet the authors/artists behind the book. Can't beat that!
Please join us at the Experimental Station this coming Saturday, December 1, from 4-7pm for some bracing conversation with scholar activist Beth E. Richie and a panel of local and national activists, including Jane Hereth, Mariame Kaba, Sharmili Majmudar, Erica Meiners, Andrea Ritchie, and Mary Scott-Boria.
The Chicago Storytelling Guild Invites you to the 16th Annual Tellabration storytelling event. Featuring nationally and regionally renowned Tellers, and a few new voices from the South Side.
Sunday, November 18th
Family Stories: 3pm-5pm
Adult Evening Concert: 7-10pm
This event is in the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.
Enter through the door on Blackstone Ave.
Sign Interpretation provided by Liz Bartlow Breslin.
$5 suggested donation.
The Hyde Park Community Players present their third annual Evening of Horror & Suspense. The format is a “broadcast” of classic radio scripts, including “Sorry, Wrong Number,” as well as original adaptations of suspenseful stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Saki (H.H. Munro), and Mary Wilkins Freeman.
Skillful voice actors, live sound effects, and original music bring each episode to life. Golden-voiced announcer, Christopher Skyles, and “commercials” that hark back to the golden age of radio complete the time travel effect.
A cider & cookies reception will follow the performance. Advance tickets are available for $10 online at hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, and locally at: 57th Street Books, at 57th & Kimbark; and at What the Traveler Saw, in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 55th & Lake Park. At the door, adult tickets will be $12; but $10 for students & Seniors. Join us for this Hyde Park tradition.
Thanks to everyone who came to this great event. Here's a video: