Oktoberfest

When: October 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where: Nichols Park

Oktoberfest. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Nichols Park, near 55th Street, secc-chicago.org, free admission. A neighborhood tradition, featuring blues performances, a beer garden, a Chicago Park District-run pumpkin patch and a harmonica workshop.

Fourth Ward Senior Ball

When: October 4, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, 4900 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Fourth Ward Senior Ball. Noon-4 p.m., Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, 4900 S. Lake Park Ave., $200 per table, $20 per person. An annual tradition for seniors, featuring a band, comedian and raffle. To buy tickets(…)

Primary Stars Book Club

When: October 4, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A book club for children ages 6 through 9.

Game Day

When: October 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants play board games.

Symposium. “Redefine Genius: Who Do We Imagine Belongs on Campuses?”

When: October 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Logan Center, 915 East 60th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Symposium. “Redefine Genius: Who Do We Imagine Belongs on Campuses?” Who Do 10 a.m-6 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-9936, free. An exploration of perceptions of Black men. Co-sponsored by the Center for(…)

Open Studio Hours

When: October 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Open Studio Hours. 1-3 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520. With Hyde Park Art Center Artist-in-Residence Nuria Montiel.

Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School

When: October 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Where: Swift Hall, common room, 1025 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Michael W. Phillips Jr., founder of non-profit South Side Projections, presents. To sign up in advance, send(…)

Author Talk

When: October 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Classics Building, room 110, 1010 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Talk. Noon-1:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-834-0957, free. Jaqueline Bhaba, author of “Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age,” presents.