Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. To sign up in advance, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
q2Writing Workshop. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. With children’s author Kate Hannigan. Open to children ages 8 and up.
Panel Discussion. “Meeting China’s Environmental Crisis: Religion’s Unlikely Role.” 5-6:30 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721. Moderated by Jon Sawyer, executive director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Andy Weir’s “The Martian.”
Film Screening. 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $10 general admission, free for U. of C. students. A screening of Robert Wiene’s 1924 film, “Mains d’Orlac,” with live organ accompaniment by Michael(…)
Author Talk. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Andrew Kaufman, author of “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times,” presents.
The African American Alliance of Chicago recognizes outstanding talent in the African American arts community. To buy tickets, visit aaaachicago.org or call 773-754-3923.
Artist Talk. 1-3 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Artist of the Month Ty Watts will discuss his exhibit of photography currently on display at the Great Frame Up.