Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today I. 7:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8068, free.
LA Rebellion “Bush Mama.” 7 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596, free. Featuring an appearance by director Haile Gerima. Seats can be reserved at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film. Part of the L.A. Rebellion Film Series.
Lecture. “The Power of the Presidency in a Time of Political Gridlock.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. President Obama’s former Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, Chris Lu, presents.
Cello Masterclass. 7-9 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. World renowned cellist Sebastian Bäverstam performs.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Noontime Concert Series. 12:15-1 p.m., Fulton Hall 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Director of Vocal Studies Patrice Michaels presents a dramatic concert of unaccompanied songs.
Reading and discussion. Work, Music, Politics: Readings from Issue 6 of The Point. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. J.C. Hallman presents on his book with the same title. Contributors from the latest issue of The Point participate in a reading and discussion.
Evening of Activities and Information. 5-7 p.m., Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-285-8400, www.halesfranciscan.org, free. A chance to meet faculty and staff, tour the facility and play games. To register, call 773-285-8400, ext. 216.