Practicing Nonviolent Communication. 5-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free.
Lecture. “Overcoming the Odds: Education Reform in Liberal Arts and STEM Fields.” 6:15-8 p.m., Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, Harry A. Bigelow Lecture Hall, 1111 E. 60th St, free. Freeman Hrabowski III, president at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, presents. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Talk. “Brokers of Deceit.” 7:30-9:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Historian Rashid Khalidi, author of a book by the same title, presents.
An Evening of Comedy: LGBTQ Student Life’s Five Year Anniversary Celebration. 5-8 p.m., 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., room 107, 773-834-1005.
Musical Performance. New Organ Recital: Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Part of a series of recitals with Tom Weisflog and guest organists.
Knitting and Needle Crafters Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Infant Playgroup. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, email@example.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10 session pass. Playtime along with infant-oriented music time toward the end of class. Intended for infants and toddlers from birth to 18-months-old.