Reading. 12:30 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. Laila Lalami, author of “The Moor’s Account,” presents.
Discussion. 11 a.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. GOP strategist Steve Schmidt and IOP Executive Director Steve Edwards(…)
Fourth Ward Shred-a-Thon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Meadows Shopping Plaza, parking lot, 3357 S. King Dr., 773-536-8103. A chance to shred sensitive documents on site.
Performance. “An Evening of Horror and Suspense in the Old Time Radio Tradition.” 8 p.m., at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue, $12 at the door, $10 in advance. The Hyde Park Community Players(…)
Film Screening. “Om Obama,” 3 p.m., Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. The U.S. premiere of Janaki Viswanathan’s 2011 Tamil film, a comedy about one Indian village’s high hopes for the election(…)
Concert. “Classified.” 7-8:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8484, $8 suggested donation for general admission, $4 suggested donations for students and children. The University Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Halloween concert.
Family Program: Mummies Night. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants get up close and personal with a mummy, go on a treasure hunt in the Egyptian Gallery and more. Also(…)
Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $10 Oriental Institute member parent and child, $14 non-member parent and child. Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family(…)