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Sarah Wake appointed Title IX Coordinator for University

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    Sarah Wake appointed Title IX Coordinator for University
    By the end of Sarah Wake's first week on the job in October as assistant provost and the University's new Title IX Coordinator, she was already leadingtrainings on issues in sexual harassment. The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics had requested help to prevent problems that departments elsewhere have encountered.
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"Van Gogh's Bedrooms," Valentine's Day, and more things to do this weekend

...6/12: "Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago" at the Smart Museum of Art (5550 S. Greenwood) is the first major survey of the era of Chicago artists who worked in an...

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Fri 2/12: The Bike Winter Art Show features artwork on bicycles. The night at Motor Gallery (2345 S. Michigan) includes music from DJ Jivefresh and drinks from Motor Row Brewing. 5:30-11 PM

Fri 2/12: The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) hosts The Brian Costello Show With Brian Costello, a live talk show featuring guests such as musician Tim Kinsella and the "inventors of Tinder," George and Tammy Tinder. 6:30 PM

Sat 2/13: At the Lunar New Year Parade floats and lion and dragon dancers make their way through Uptown (starting at 1121 W. Argyle) in celebration of the Year of the Monkey. Neighbors can enjoy face painting and lantern-making. 1 PM

2/14-5/10: "Van Gogh's Bedrooms" at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) offers a collection of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of his bedroom in Arles, France, from 1888 to 1889.

    "Van Gogh's Bedrooms," Valentine's Day, and more things to do this weekend
    click to enlarge Courtesy Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Time to plan the most romantic (or depressing) weekend of the year! Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 2/12: The Bike Winter Art Show features artwork on bicycles. The night at Motor Gallery (2345 S. Michigan) includes music from DJ Jivefresh and drinks from Motor Row Brewing.
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9 Great Things For Single People To Do On Valentine's Day Weekend

The Promontory is located at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue.

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Beauty Bar is located at 1444 W. Chicago Ave.

Danny’s Tavern is located at 1951 W. Dickens Ave.

The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N. Western Ave.

John Barleycorn is located at 3524 N. Clark St.

Up Comedy Club is located at 230 W. North Ave.

The Peninsula is located at 108 E. Superior St.

Bub City is located at 435 N. Clark St.

    9 Great Things For Single People To Do On Valentine's Day Weekend
    Let's get this out of the way now: being single on Valentine's Day sucks. We're not going to pretend it's not depressing when the most you get out of the holiday is an "I love you!" text from your mom.
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School News

Valerie Walker, the office clerk at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., is retiring after 37 years at the school. Acceshia Hart will take on the role as the new school clerk when Walker steps down this month.

City Elementary, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., is hosting a math presentation by Susan Levine on Feb. 17 titled “Early Math Learning: Why a Strong Start is Important.”

The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Feb. 27 in Gordon Parks Arts Hall at Lab, 5815 S. Kimbark Ave. To register visit: ucls.uchicago.edu.

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On Feb. 17 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave., will host its “Second Look” event. Prospective parents are invited to see the classrooms of...

    School News
    Bret Harte says farewell to school clerk Valerie Walker, the office clerk at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., is retiring after 37 years at the school. Acceshia Hart will take on the role as the new school clerk when Walker steps down this month.
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Muslim community members protest gun violence in Hyde Park

This Sunday, Feb. 14, Muslim community members and leaders from across Chicago will convene at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., to speak out against the city’s continuing tragedy of gun violence.

    Muslim community members protest gun violence in Hyde Park
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer This Sunday, Feb. 14, Muslim community members and leaders from across Chicago will convene at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., to speak out against the city's continuing tragedy of gun violence. Community group Sirat Chicago and charitable organization the Zakat Foundation of America are hosting the event, which begins at 2:30 p.m.
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Valentine's Day weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.

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BellyQ (1400 W. Randolph St. 312-563-1010) offers glasses of sake, house punch, 25-ounce Kirin, dumplings, grilled chicken wings, rib tips and barbeque spring rolls for $5 each from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Valentine's Day weekend: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A party to benefit LGBTQ youth, an undie run, a singles masquerade and more things to do in Chicago this weekend, Feb. 12-14. Bone & Moan Freehand Chicago 19 E. Ohio St. 312-940-3699 Share an order of wings and a bottle of champagne ($30) and listen to music from DJs Scottie McNiece and Leah Ball at this Valentine's Day bash.
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A Hyde Park Itinerary

Relax at Hyatt Place South (5225 S. Harper Avenue) and get familiar with Hyde Park's local scene  This cozy hotel supplies a welcoming...

Grab a latte and head to the Oriental Institute (1155 E. 58th Street), just five blocks away. A hidden treasure, the institute supplies exhibits focusing on ancient Egypt...

Choose from Hyde Park institutions like Mellow Yellow (1508 E. 53rd Street), a classic 70s style diner serving up crepes and American dishes or try newer eateries...

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Walk a few more blocks to explore the Museum of Science of Industry (5700 S. Lake Shore Drive). Learn about trains, submarines, coal mines and even a fairy castle.

    A Hyde Park Itinerary
    Hyde Park might be most known as President Obama's neighborhood and the home of the University of Chicago but this eclectic enclave has a lot more going on beyond these landmarks. From the leafy streets to the bohemian residents, this South Side community stands out from other Chicago hoods.
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Scientists find ripple in fabric of spacetime: UChicago physicists say discovery of gravitational waves opens new universe of possibilities

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    Scientists find ripples in fabric of spacetime
    " We've been dreaming about this for a long time. It's our first time ever seeing something like this, and it truly opens up a new chapter in physics." -Daniel HolzAssociate professor in physics and LIGO collaborator Early on the morning of Sept.
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Eastman Egg Food Truck Brings More Than Eggs to Hyde Park Students

For the past three weeks, around 9 a.m., the truck has pulled up to nearby Ray Elementary at 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., where it’s met by throngs of kids awaiting (some more eagerly than others) warm scrambled eggs with sauteed peppers, spinach and salsa verde.

    Eastman Egg Food Truck Brings More Than Eggs to Hyde Park Students
    Eastman Egg Company's Keisha Jackson serves snacks to Ray Elementary students. [DNAinfo/Janet Rausa Fuller] HYDE PARK - The area around the University of Chicago is a regular stop for the Eastman Egg Company food truck, but not because of the eager lunch crowd.
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Police Task Force holds South Side public forum

...on Thursday, Feb. 11, to field suggestions from South Side residents, including those living in Hyde Park and Kenwood, on how best to reform the Chicago Police Department (CPD...

    Police Task Force holds South Side public forum
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Members of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force will be at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., on Thursday, Feb. 11, to field suggestions from South Side residents, including those living in Hyde Park and Kenwood, on how best to reform the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
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CPS budget cuts to affect area schools

An emergency LSC meeting at Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 so members can approve the cuts. Glover assured everyone that no teacher positions would be in jeopardy.

In addition to Kozminski, budget cuts at other local elementary schools include $14, 776 at Reavis, 834 E. 50th St.; $37,673 at Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St.; $38,726 at Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St.; $83,039 at Ray, 5361 S. Kimbark Ave. and $87,408 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

In addition to Kozminski, budget cuts at other local elementary schools include $14, 776 at Reavis, 834 E. 50th St.; $37,673 at Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St.; $38,726 at Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St.; $83,039 at Ray, 5361 S. Kimbark Ave. and $87,408 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

In addition to Kozminski, budget cuts at other local elementary schools include $14, 776 at Reavis, 834 E. 50th St.; $37,673 at Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St.; $38,726 at Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St.; $83,039 at Ray, 5361 S. Kimbark Ave. and $87,408 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

The budget at Kenwood Academy High School, 5105 S. Blackstone Ave., has been cut by $296, 463.

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In addition to Kozminski, budget cuts at other local elementary schools include $14, 776 at Reavis, 834 E. 50th St.; $37,673 at Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St.; $38,726 at Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St.; $83,039 at Ray, 5361 S. Kimbark Ave. and $87,408 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

In addition to Kozminski, budget cuts at other local elementary schools include $14, 776 at Reavis, 834 E. 50th St.; $37,673 at Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St.; $38,726 at Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St.; $83,039 at Ray, 5361 S. Kimbark Ave. and $87,408 at Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

    CPS budget cuts to affect area schools
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer At the Kozminksi Elementary School local school council (LSC) meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9, Principal Bernadette Glover told LSC members about drastic cuts from Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
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FBI asks for help in finding the "Pinball Bandit"

On Feb. 2, the second hit was made on Chase Bank, 1204 East 53rd Street, at 5:38 p.m. The first was on Jan. 13 at 5:51 p.m. The other three robberies were:

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Dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the robber who hit the Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division, on Jan. 25, has struck again and the FBI is asking for your help. 

MB Financial, 5918 North Broadway, 4:38 p.m. on Jan. 19

Chase Bank, 1130 West Taylor Street, 5:51 p.m. on  Jan. 19

    FBI asks for help in finding the "Pinball Bandit"
    Dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the robber who hit the Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division, on Jan. 25, has struck again and the FBI is asking for your help. Michael J.
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Hyde Park group hopes to encourage community

Hyde Park resident Michelle Hoffman arranged the meeting, which was held at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., on Sunday, Feb. 7.

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Sanson fell victim to a shooting in September, 2015, while in his car in the 5000 block of S. Dorchester Ave.

    Hyde Park group hopes to encourage community
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer An organizational meeting for a new anti-violence initiative showed that Hyde Park has a ways to travel before it embraces an inclusive vision of community. Hyde Park resident Michelle Hoffman arranged the meeting, which was held at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S.
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Folk Festival needs community support to survive

It is my hope that you will join us for the concerts, Friday Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., and spend Saturday at the free workshops. Please join your neighbors in helping keep our folk festival going for another 56 years.

    Folk Festival needs community support to survive
    I am writing to ask the Herald and the Hyde Parkers who read the Herald for help in keeping a Hyde Park tradition alive. The University of Chicago Folk Festival has been around for 56 years. The Folklore Society is run by a student organization and helped by a few very dedicated local residents.
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'Monster Roster' confirms Chicago's significance in midcentury American art

Opens Thu 2/11-6/12, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. Free

    'Monster Roster' confirms Chicago's significance in midcentury American art
    John Corbett describes the artwork on display at "Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago"-an exhibit he cocurated that opens this weekend at the Smart Museum -as "a howling, terrified, introspective whorl of penetrating angst and disoriented subjectivity."
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New Neubauer Collegium projects to explore complex human questions

As a 2016-17 visiting fellow, Potofsky will have an office at 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave., facilitating a localized, sustained collaboration with Cheney. The Neubauer Collegium’s global visiting fellows program...

    New Neubauer Collegium projects to explore complex human questions
    The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected 12 new collaborative research projects that unite leading scholars from the University of Chicago and beyond to explore novel approaches to complex human questions.
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Nicky’s Chinese Food fails inspection

The restaurant, 5231 S. Woodlawn Ave., has failed four food inspections since 2014. On the popular review website, yelp.com, Nicky’s has an average rating of two out of five stars.

    Nicky's Chinese Food fails inspection
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Nicky's Chinese Food failed a Feb. 4 food inspection due to foods at improper temperatures and rodent droppings in the restaurant. According to the public report, the Feb. 4 inspection was the result of a complaint. The report states that cooked chicken was at 49.9-52.5 F and cooked beef at 49.2-61.1 F.
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Jackie Chan's dance troupe celebrates Chinese New Year, Sluttalk with female comedians, and more things to do this week

Wed 2/10: The storytelling discussion series the Tequila Tales celebrates its three-year anniversary at the Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West) with host Isaac Paul. 8 PM

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...at "Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen" the exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 W. Washington) that also features sketches, "fossils," video, and photography, as well as daily demonstrations of Strandbeest...

Mon 2/8: Devised Ensemble presents This . . ., a multimedia dance performance exploring living in the moment. It closes tonight at Links Hall (3111 N. Western). 7 PM

Tue 2/9: Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu dance troupe presents 11 Warriors, a performance combining ballet, martial arts, and modern dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th). 7:30 PM

Tue 2/9: Women in Comedy presents Love Letter to Myself at the Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway), a night of stand-up from female comedians along with readings of self-addressed love letters written by other women in the city such as a homicide detective, a Cook County judge, and more. 8:30 PM

Through 2/21: The season's winter performance at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress), Bold Moves, includes the return of two pieces from Joffrey's recent repertoire: Yuri Possokhov's Raku and Jiří Kylián's Forgotten Land. Wed-Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 and 7:30 PM, Sun 2 PM

Wed 2/10: The Smear Campaign presents Sluttalk at the East Room (2828 W. Medill), a night of females sharing their jokes and stories about being called a slut. Alicia Swiz hosts and a Q&A with the performers follows. 8-10 PM

Thu 2/11: Prove you know everything about the show about nothing at Seinfeld Trivia at Reed's Local (3017 W. Belmont). Winners will be bought a cheap round of drinks, and they'll also be awarded a round of non-fat strawberry yogurt and an Oro-Dent electric toothbrush. 7 PM

    Jackie Chan's dance troupe celebrates Chinese New Year, Sluttalk with female comedians, and more things to do this week
    click to enlarge This week marks the start of the Year of the Monkey! Here's some of what we recommend to celebrate the Chinese New Year: Through 5/1: Strandbeests ("beach animals") are the invention of 67-year-old Dutch artist and engineer Theo Jansen.
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Hyde Park businesses give Valentine’s Day couples a reason to celebrate

For couples wanting to celebrate throughout the entire weekend, A10 Hyde Park at 1462 E. 53rd Street, The Promontory at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chant at 1509 E. 53rd Street, and...

...throughout the entire weekend, A10 Hyde Park at 1462 E. 53rd Street, The Promontory at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chant at 1509 E. 53rd Street, and Porkchop at 1516 E. Harper Court are all...

...at 1462 E. 53rd Street, The Promontory at 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chant at 1509 E. 53rd Street, and Porkchop at 1516 E. Harper Court are all offering special menus and events from...

Kilwins, at 5226 S. Harper Avenue, is the perfect destination for all your Valentine’s Day sweets. Stop by for chocolate...

NoteworthyNotes, at 5231 S. Harper Court, is offering one free greeting card with any three cards purchased in February, as well...

The new Hyde Park improv comedy club, The Revival, at 1160 E. 55th Street, is presenting “Love Is...” – a night of stand up comedy, games and music. “Couples will...

    Hyde Park businesses give Valentine's Day couples a reason to celebrate
    With Valentine's Day next Sunday, February 14 - it's the perfect time to start planning your gifts and celebrations. There will be no lack of romance in Hyde Park with several restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues offering special menus, gifts, and events for couples (and singles!)
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Crying Babies OK at Oriental Institute on Tuesday for Parents' Tour

The museum, 1155 E. 58th St., will hold a tour at 2 p.m. Tuesday about the many ways people have changed how they present themselves in public throughout history.

    Crying Babies OK at Oriental Institute on Tuesday for Parents' Tour
    HYDE PARK - The Oriental Institute is hosting a gallery tour where it is totally OK if the baby starts crying. The museum, 1155 E. 58th St., will hold a tour at 2 p.m. Tuesday about the many ways people have changed how they present themselves in public throughout history.
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ATN: February 2016

The Smart Gallery of Art will present Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago Thursday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, June 12. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10. The museum is at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

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Armour Square Park, located at 3309 S. Shields, has begun registration for winter programs online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or in person at...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Low-income families gain financial knowledge and pay off thousands of dollars in debt with guidance from a financial coaching Progress Program led by the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), located at 567 W. Lake St. Call (312) 252-

The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., offers tours, exhibits, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education to enhance awareness and...

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1800 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

Chicago Hope Academy High School, 2189 W. Bowler St., will hold a placement examination for eighth grade students on Saturday, Feb. 6. Students should...

Chicago KICS United FC soccer will hold a Vegas Night on Valentine’s fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 to 10 p.m. at Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Ave. Cost of tickets is $150 per couple or $85 per individual. For more information, log on to www.kicsunited.org/vegasnight or call (312) 995-7117.

...Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th St. Proceeds from What’s Brewing With CASA will support its Child Advocacy Program, which recruits...

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., is hosting special events in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m., enjoy...

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, a center for Spanish language and cultural exchange, offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

...families and individuals, senior services, and youth programs. The Marillac Social Center is located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773...

...located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 722-7440...

The Maxwell Street Market is open Sundays at 800 S. Desplaines St. For more information, contact (312) 243-0394 or HistoryStreetGuy@gmail.com or visit www.Maxwell-StreetFoundation.org.

...Rose and Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward). The event was held at McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. and facilitated by Rose. Call (312) 747-6527...

...10, 17, and 24. Call (773) 821-8450 for more information. Classes are held at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Kelly M. Fitzgerald, MD, has joined the Mercy Department of Pediatrics, and Ruth Dubyel, MD...

...annual benefit auction, Darkroom, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $175...

MoCP will host free public programming related to the MoCP at 40 exhibition running through April 10. All works on view come from the museum’s permanent collection. Zanele Mhuli will give a photography lecture Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., at 6 p.m.

A symposium on the “unstable image,” a discussion on fading prints, will be held Friday, March 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at 600 S. Michigan Ave.

The National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., is hosting Greek dance lessons for teens and adults on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The current classes run through Feb. 27. Drop-ins welcome. Call (312) 655-1234 or log on to www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org.

The Saint John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of the country’s top ten Newman Centers by Best College Reviews, www.bestcollegereviews.org. The Newman Center is at 700 S. Morgan St. Call (312) 226-1880.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., offers praying of the rosary every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and a garage sale every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraising is underway to restore the church’s twin towers and its pipe organ. Call (312) 226-2300.

...dialogue about international politics with Alexey Zaytsev, a Russian official. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org...

...on Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Furama Restaurant, 2828 S. Wentworth Ave. Nancy Loo of WGN News will emcee this event, which will feature food, school performances...

St. John Cantius Parish, 825 N. Carpenter St., has released two CDs, Magnificat and Te Deum, featuring its choir and orchestra, Ensemble Cor et Vox. For information or to buy CDs, call (312) 243-7373, ext. 111.

The Shedd Aquarium has named its baby dolphin Makoa, which means “fearless” in Hawaiian. Nearly 3,500 people participated in an election to choose the name. The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 939-2438.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. Call (312) 226-6234.

The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will hold an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

...drawing after the Sunday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Mass. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757...

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in his office at 1645 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or email ward25chicago@gmail.com.

Institute is located at 610 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 322-1756.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club that meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players of all skill levels welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

The Sentience exhibit features five Chicago-based artists’ work and kicks off with an opening on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, March 27, at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522 or log on to www.uima-chicago.org.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre will present Snafu, a story of a family dealing with the aftermath of war, from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19 through 28. The theatre is located at 1044 W. Harrison St. Call (312) 996-2939.

...Valparaiso Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. All games are at the UIC Pavilion, Harrison Street and Racine Avenue. Log on to www.uicflames.com for tickets. UIC College of Dentistry student Nisha Garg...

From now through Saturday, March 12, at the Linda Warren Projects gallery is showing still lifes by Ed Valentine and works by Michael Stillion in an exhibition called In the Belly of the Whale. The gallery is at 327 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 432-9500 or log on to www.lindwarrenprojects.com.

...9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Metro Chicago Hotel, 733 W. Madison St. Get information and see exhibits about childcare, schools, extracurricular activities, and child health and nutrition...

The West Loop now has a privately owned bike station one block north of Lake Street at 210 N. Green St., offering showers, lockers, a tire pump, and 75 indoor bicycle racks. Created by the firm WeWork, it leases the bicycle parking spaces and lockers. Email bikepark@wework.com.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email pr@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: February 2016
    Eight students from De La Salle's Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women, along with De La Salle math instructor Norma Ramos, recently attended the Sonia Kovalevsky Math and Magic Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Hit and Run on 52nd Between Harper and Blackstone

Hi Everyone, my car was hit on 52nd between Harper and Blackstone sometime between 12:30 a.m. Saturday, 2/6 and 1:45 p.m. that same day, 2/6. I'm posting here on the off-chance that someone may have witnessed the hit-and-run. The damage is pretty extensive-- and the front hood is in bad shape. It looks like a larger car (truck or SUV) reverse-accelerated at a decent speed directly into my Honda Civic. Any info that can be provided would be greatly appreciated, as I sort through the claim with my insurance. Thanks!

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Your Chicago comedy calendar for February 8-13 and Valentine’s Day

Love is … at The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., 7:00 p.m. Presented by “Done Waitin’” and hosted by Doc Love. Stand-up, games and music. Evening is for both couples and singles.

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Blackout Diaries at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8:00 p.m. Tonight continues UP’s series highlighting Chicago’s best comedy. Hosted...

3Peat at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 10:00 p.m. An audience-inspired monologue which is followed by long-form improv...

Sonia Denis at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, 7:30 p.m. Sonia Denis headlines this month’s Sappho’s Salon which is...

If you can’t make it to WCF, Sonia Denis also headlines The Love Below showcase on Thursday at Beermiscuous, 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. at 7:00 p.m.

The Comedy Bowl at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey, 8:00 p.m. An evening of trivia games and comedy. This twice-monthly event...

AWK Presents: Rejected at The Annoyance Theatre, 851 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. “American Wonderbread Kaleidoscope (AWK) is excited to present an evening of...

A Love Letter to Myself at The Laugh Factory, 3175 N. Broadway, 8:00 p.m. “An all female lineup of laughter discussing what it means to...

Snack Attack Presents Azhar Usman and Reese’s Cups at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Prateek Srivastava. Featuring Bill Gevirtz, Jerry Tran, Erica Clark...

Pre-Valentine Comedy Showcase at Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., 6:00 p.m.A fundraiser for the Alternative Schools Network with performances by B. Cole, Just Nesh, Jeremiah Frazier and Jamal Hawkins (DJ SLO).

Be Mine at Fizz Bar, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. Dandelion Theatre presents a variety show of “sketch, musical improv, and...

The Valentine’s Show with Patrick O’Hara at The Zodiac Café & Lounge, 113 Main St., Crown Point, IN, 8:00 p.m. “So romantic you’ll be sick.” Comedian and fellow ChicagoNow blogger Patrick O’Hara is the special guest. Headliner: Amy Nico Schwartz. Featuring Claire Swanson. Hosted by Todd McNeeley.

Jim Norton’s “Mouthful of Shame Tour” at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. Jim Norton has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman...

Just Dickin' Around at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, 8:30 p.m. "All genders showcase. The JDA showcase has top-of-the-line...

The Kates at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. All female comedy showcase led by Kelsie Huff.

A Very Sultry Valentine’s with Kory Smith at WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, 10:00 p.m. Stand up with lots of love and crowd work.

Chic-A-Go-Go David Bowie Tribute Dance Party #3 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North, 4:00 p.m. This episode of the cable TV family-friendly dance party is...

Mortified Chicago Presents Valentine Shmalentine at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Brave everyday folks get on stage and reveal the comedy and horror of love. The bravest will be accompanied onstage by their significant others.

Cupid Has a Heart On … In Bed at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Chicago’s longest running musical comedy show. Both shows include a champagne toast and a V-Day goodie bag.

“Yeah Buddy Awesome Time Gets Sexy” at Brainstorm Comics, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Ste. 321, 8:30 p.m. Featuring Derek Smith, Deanna Ortiz, Charlie Vergos, Todd Massey, Derek Moulds, Jon Lyons, Justin Vestal. Hosted by Jason Melton.

Margaret Smith: Pole Dancing and Pickup Lines at Theater WIT, 1229 W. Belmont, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Margaret Smith returns to Chicago, her...

Valentine’s Day Double Feature at Under the Gun Theater, 956 W. Newport, 6:00 p.m. You can buy tickets to one or both.

Mikey O’s Valentine’s Day Comedy Show & Concert at Joe’s Bar, 940 W. Weed, 7:30 p.m. Comedy with Vince Acevedo and Melissa Duprey. Concert begins at 10:00 p.m. with Michael Stuart and his Orchestra.

Heather McDonald at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave. 8:00 p.m. Valentine’s Day comedy about family, spouses, kids, step kids and...

The Royal Comedy Tour at Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 8:30 p.m. With Sommore, Gary Owen, Tony Rock and Chicago’s own George Willborn and Tony Sculfield.

    Your Chicago Comedy Calendar for February 8-13 AND Valentine's Day 2016
    Many opportunities over the next eight days to celebrate love and/or mock it. I've listed shows that promise fun with the highs and lows of Valentine's Day, plus more of the week's comedy highlights. Visiting this week: Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately), Margaret Smith (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Jim Norton, and the Royal Comedy Tour which...
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