Summer Arts Workshop. Creative Writing with Quraysh Ali Lansana and Toni Asante Lightfoot. Every weekday from Monday, Aug. 12 through Aug. 23, 1-4 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A course on poetry, creative writing (week 1), composition and prose (week 2). Recommended for teens.
Exhibit. “AFRICOBRA: Philosophy.” Logan Center, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring works by founding members of the African-American AfriCOBRA art movement, curated by U. of C. art history professor Rebecca Zorach. Runs through Aug. 11.
CHPV Drop-In. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Aug. 21 and Sept. 4, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-6587, chpv.org, free. Light exercise, lunch and discussion. Enter building from 55th Street.
Annual African Festival of the Arts. Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 5100 Cottage Grove Avenue, africanfestivalchicago.com. Daily admission is $20 at the entrance to the festival. Advanced tickets are $10 and can be purchased sold through Thursday at several locations, including What the Traveler Saw in Hyde Park, 1508 E. 55th St., 773-955-5505. Consult the festival’s website(…)