Cocktails and Clay. 8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Drinks, dancing, and working with clay. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Event Commemorating Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring. 7-9 p.m., Southside Hub of Production, 5638 S. Woodlawn Ave., southsidehub.org. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publishing of “Silent Spring.” With artist Dan Godston.
Artist Talk. 2 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. London-based Polish artist Goshka Macuga presents. Followed by a reception over hot chocolate.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Christmas Concert. 6:30-9:30 p.m., K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. With Hope Church-Chicago.
Claude William Reavis Elementary School local school council. 7:30-8:30 a.m., 834 E. 50th St., 773-535-1060.
Canter Middle School local school council. 6-7 p.m., 4959 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-535-1410.
Charles Kozminski Community Academy local school council. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 936 E. 54th St., 773-535-0980.