Presentation. “New Smart Meter: Put It To Work For You.” 6-7:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. ComEd introduces its new smart meter initiative.
Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” 5-7 p.m., Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, free. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble performs, with vinyl selections by Uncanned Music before, between and after sets.
Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold Cazaril.
Performance. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents keyboardist Reginald T. McCants.
Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening about the birth of modern archeology.
Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page. 1-6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, $15. Participants learn about performing Shakespeare and rehearse and perform favorite scenes to each other.
Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.
“Pearl Fest.” 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 39th Street Beach, 1099 E. Oakwood Blvd., 773-268-5045, blackpearl.org, free. Little Black Pearl hosts an outdoor festival with food, activities and music. Performers include Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Ferrell(…)