Lecture. 4:30-6 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, room 157, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Christopher Heuer, of Princeton University, presents as part of the Smart Lecture Series.
Lecture. 4-6 p.m., U. of C. Law School, Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom Auditorium, 1111 E. 60th St., 773-702-9936. Janet Halley, of Harvard University, presents on reproductive rights and freedom in the U.S.
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. 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. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A book club for children ages 6 through 9.
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?” 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. 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.