“Explore Thursdays: Snakes, Cool and Slithery.”

When: July 24, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

“Explore Thursdays: Snakes, Cool and Slithery.” 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about reptiles. Open to children ages 6 to 11.

Lakefront Safety Class

When: July 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 57th Street Beach, 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Lakefront Safety Class. 3-4 p.m., 57th Street Beach, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. City of Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose A. Santiago presents a class on water and boating safety.

Family Program. “Junior Archaeologists.”

When: July 24, 2014 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Family Program. “Junior Archaeologists.” 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, $18 general ($9 additional registrant), $10 members ($5 additional registrant). Participate in a simulated excavation site. Children must be accompanied by(…)

“Dave Dinaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles.”

When: July 24, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

“Dave Dinaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles.” 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Interactive program about reptiles and amphibians.

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.”

When: July 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues

Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “The Butler.” Movies begin at dusk.

“Testimony — Krista Franklin in Conversation.”

When: July 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 East 60th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

“Testimony — Krista Franklin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion between poet, visual artist and performer Krista Franklin and Alexander Wehellye, professor of(…)

Performance. “Dance in the Parks.”

When: July 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Where: Washington Park, 5531 South Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Drive, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Performance. “Dance in the Parks.” 6:30-7:45 p.m., Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., danceintheparks.org, free. Chicago-area dance groups perform, including Hyde Park School of Dance’s youth company, Tyego Next Generation.

“Testimony – Krista Franklin in Conversation.”

When: July 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 East 60th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA

“Testimony – Krista Franklin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion between poet, visual artist and performer Krista Franklin and Alexander Wehellye, professor of(…)