The carillon is played live in recital for a half hour twice each weekday, heard throughout the campus and also broadcast into the Chapel. Climbing the tower: Tower tours take place throughout the academic year, weekdays at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm (through Friday August 28, and starting again Monday September 28 for the autumn quarter), and Sundays at 12:15 pm. Meet at the front desk to climb the 271 steps of the tower. Free. Learn More.
57th Street Books is hosting bestselling indie author K.B. Jensen for a book signing and reading at 2 p.m. on Sat., May 7 at 1301 E. 57th St, Chicago, to celebrate the launch of her new book, “A Storm of Stories.” “A Storm of Stories” is general fiction and handles love, craziness and impossibility. Early readers are calling it “a modern 1,001 Nights.” “A Storm of Stories” is about a woman who hits a hitchhiker with her car during a whiteout storm in rural Wisconsin. The two of them end up stranded in the car telling stories to pass the time as they wait for help. Some of the stories take place in India, Denmark and Canada, as well as Midwestern locales, like Chicago. For more information about the book, visit www.kbjensenauthor.com. Learn more.
This documentary follows Pug, a 13-year-old boy from Baltimore’s Westside who yearns to join the urban dirt bike riders known as the 12 O’Clock Boys: young African American men who tear around the city, popping wheelies and weaving through traffic. As his fascination grows, it begins to eclipse everything else in his life. Part of the Renaissance Society’s Between the Ticks of the Watch event series, presented in partnership with Doc Films Free and open to the public; no booking necessary.