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.
Opera. “Die Fledermaus.” 7-9 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $30 general admission, $20 students and seniors. American Chamber Opera presents Johann Strauss’ comedy.
Special Shabbat Service. “The Art of Prayer, Poetry and Music.” 7:30 p.m., K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., 773-924-1234, kamii.org. Featuring the world premiere of a commission by Chicago a capella artist director Jonathan Miller.
Film Screening. 7:30-9:15 p.m., Stuart Hall, room 102, 5835 South Greenwood Ave. A Central Asian Studies Society Film Night. For more information, e-mail Claire Roosien at firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Screening and Discussion. 6-8 p.m., Harper Memorial Library, room 130, 1116 E. 59th St., 773-834-1987, free. Featuring the documentary, “Visa al Paraiso,” and a discussion with director Lillian Liberman and U. of C. professor Susan Gzesh.
Reception. 5-6:30 p.m., Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., 773-753-4483, free. For the About Chicago Writing Contest.