Film Screening and Discussion. “All Roads Lead to Aubervilliers (1945): Eli Lotar and Social Documentary in France.” Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 5 p.m., 773-702-8596, free. Professor Steven Ungar, of the University of Iowa, presents.
Lecture. “Covering the Calamity: The Financial Crisis, and How We Faced It.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Bethany McLean, contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine, presents.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., free.
Lecture. “The New York Times Matt Bai on the Past, Present & Future of Political Journalism.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Matt Bai, chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, presents.
Authors’ Talk. Catherine Chung (Forgotten Country) and Elizabeth Scarboro (My Foreign Cities). 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Two U. of C. author alumni present.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Third Thursday. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Visitors create works of art inspired by the museum’s “Sahmat” exhibit. All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.
Exhibition Reception. 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. For the exhibit, “Hall of Khan,” featuring the work of artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford. The reception will include the mounting of two of his sculptures on live horses.