Author Talk. “Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin.” 1-2 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Liesl Shurtliff, author of a book by the same title, presents.
Adult Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants with discuss Tan Twan’s “The Garden of Evening Mists.”
Authors’ Talk. “In & Oz.” 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Steve Tomasula, author of a book by the same title, presents.
Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:45 p.m. and 1:45-2:45 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Muslim Friday prayers.
Lecture and Performace. “Natya Yoga: Bhava, Abhinaya, and Rasa in Bharatha Natyam.” 12:30-1:30 p.m., Goodspeed Hall, Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave. A lecture by psychotherapist and dancer Aparna Ramaswamy, followed by a musical and dance performance. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture. “Towards Functionality/Dysfunctionality and the Autonomy of Music in Film.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Martin Zenck, a professor of musicology at the University of Wurzberg and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, presents, as part of the Music Department’s Visiting Committee Colloquium Series.
Lecture. “Armenian Women and the Politics of Conversion in Early Modern Ottoman Aleppo.” 4-5:30 p.m., Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Pick Hall, room 201, 5828 S. University Ave., 773-702-8296. Elyse Semerdjian, an associate professor at Whitman College, presents.
Taize Worship: Contemplative Prayer and Song. 7-8 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St.