Reception. 5-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Reception for “Front & Center,” the third annual exhibition of work from participants in the Hyde Park Art Center’s The Center Program.
“Printmaking with Nuria Montiel.” 1-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Resident artist and printmaker Nuria Montiel debuts her mobile press to demonstrate her printing techniques.
Workshop. “Archaeological Reconstruction Drawing Workshop.” 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $20 general, $15 members and students. Natasha Ayers, Ph.D. candidate in Egyptian archaeology, instructs participants on pottery drawing. Required registration at(…)
“Best of Hyde Park Art Center: 75th Anniversary BBQ Block Party Bash.” Noon-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org, free. Includes artist performances, workshops, exhibitions and music.
Bobolink Meadow Volunteer Work Day. 9 a.m.-noon, Jackson Park, Golf Driving Range Parking Lot, jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org. Volunteers help maintain a healthy ecosystem. Bring gloves, water and sunscreen.
Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m., Chicago Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave., 773-371-5400, ctu.edu. For the new exhibits, “Peace, I Miss You” and “Imagine New Orleans,” featuring art by Jennifer Hereth and students from Chicago non-profit(…)
Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:30 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St, 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Hassan Khan jazz band performs.