Musical Performance. 8-9:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8484, donations requested ($10 general admission, $5 students). Harp soloist Bridget Kibbey performs. Reception to follow.
Piano Master Class. 4-6 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianist Elena Abend, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, presents.
Logan Center Family Saturdays: Family Arts Workshops. 2-4 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. An afternoon of interactive arts workshops for families.
Slow Art Day. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. A chance to slowly view art on display and discuss with others.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Creating Enlightened Society. 7:30-9 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $40 premier, $20 general admission, free for students with ID (limited). Tickets can be purchased byonline at imaginingpeace.com and at the door for students (limited). Featuring music by the Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
Musical Performance. Asian Pacific Month Celebration with Tsukasa Taiko Japanese Drumming. 5:30-7 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Tsukasa Taiko at the Japanese American Service Committee presents.
Lecture. “Notes for a History of Nostalgia in Claassical Arabic Culture.” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-9565. Visiting U. of C. professor Leonardo Capezzone presents. Reception to follow.
Lecture. “Sounds, Shadows and Songs.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Lei Liang, an associate professor of music at the University of California, San Diego, presents as part of the Music Department’s Visiting Committee Colloquium Series.