Film. “Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of the Alphabet.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening on communication, spanning gestures, phonetics and written(…)
Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. D.J. night with house music.
Workshop. “Art Glass Done Wright.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants create art-glass designs using colored pencils. Appropriate for ages 7 and up.(…)
Artist of the Month Program. 1-3 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Painter Maria Jang will be on site to discuss her work on display at the store.
Workshop. “Saturday School: Junk Drawer Workshop.” 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Eric Bartholomew leads writing workshop. Participants should bring an item from a junk drawer to write and(…)
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSwain’s jazz band performs.
Sounds for Wellness. 4:30-4:45 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Zachary Cahill plays bagpipe music from a PA system.
“Fourth Friday Tour.” 1:30-2:15 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Deputy Director Christina Jensen leads behind-the-scenes tour.