Second Annual Civil War Family Day: The Battle of Nashville. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, free. Featuring battle re-enactments and impersonators of President Lincoln, Harriett Tubman(…)
Improv Show. “Drones, Clones, And Phones: I Know What You Did Last Summer.” 7 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., $12 at the door, $10 advance. Presented by the Hyde Park Community Players.(…)
Lecture. 3-5 p.m., Rosenwald Hall, room 405, 1101 E. 58th St., 773-702-8513. Nomy Arpaly, of Brown University, presents as part of the U. of C. Department of Philosophy’s Ethics Speakers Series.
Explore Thursdays. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 6 to 11 to learn about animals and birds.
Toddler Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.
Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Conversation. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Participants will bring their own dishes and have a discussion in the center’s new exhibition, “The Beast.” With architect Wilfried(…)
Talk. Cuba Uncensored. 10 a.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671,politics.uchicago.edu. With Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez. To R.S.V.P., visit politics.uchicago.edu/events.
Epic Wednesday: Mesopotamians, Those Fantastic Foodies. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $20 non-members at the door, $15 non-members in advance, $15 members at the door, $12 members in advance. Activities and(…)