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.
Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-2:45 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Vocal Master Class. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianist Elizabeth Buccheri, of Northwestern University and the Lyric Opera, presents.
Author Talk. “Our Man in Iraq.” 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. J.C. Hallman presents on his book with the same title.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Crescents over Rockefeller. 8-9 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, ADDRESS, 773-702-2100, free. Marking the full moon.