Author Talk. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Richard Fizdale, author of “999: A History of Chicago in Ten Stories,” presents.
Concert. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8420. Third Coast Percussion performs to commemorate the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador.
Poetry Performance and Open Mic. “The New Speak.” 4:30-6 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A poetry open mic and performance for teenagers, hosted by the Rebirth Poetry Ensemble.
Panel Discussion. “Lessons from El Mozote.” 3:30-5 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8420. Focusing on the 1981 El Mozote massacre in El Salvador.
Family Day. “Blockheads.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants make helmets that look like Chicago buildings, play Jenga and build action figures and dolls. All materials provided. Activities(…)
Family Saturday Festival. “Family and Friends.” Noon-5 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 families of five or more, $5 individuals. Featuring a screening of films for the 31st Annual Chicago International Children’s(…)
Teacher Program. “History through Writing: Exploring Egyptian Hieroglphys in Context.” 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., $40 non-member, $30 member. A chance to learn about hieroglyphs and ancient scribes with U. of(…)
Tot Lot Halloween Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free. Featuring a Halloween costume photo session for $5 and coffee and treats for a small fee. Clothes and(…)