Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about lions and other cats. Open to children ages 6 to 11.
Open Studio: Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar. Noon-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Resident artist Sanjeev Shankar discusses his research and work with public sculptural installations.
Gallery Talk. “Lunchtime Traveler Series — Megiddo: Cultural Crossroads.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Meditation instruction followed by 35 minutes of meditation.
Eine Kleine Sommer Musik: An evening of songs and instrumental selections. Featuring Leila Bowie, Soprano, Matvey Kostukovsky, Clarinet and Luciano Laurentiu, Piano. Performing works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Dvorak, F. Schubert, and R.(…)
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival will host a benefit concert at the Promontory Restaurant and Club. The festival benefit will be among the first events at the new venue. Promontory owner Bruce Finkelman had not(…)
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants will discuss S.A. Corey’s “Leviathan Wakes.”
20X20 Presentations: Repair. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520,hydeparkart.org. Short spoken word presentations accompanied by images, based on the theme of repair. Held in conjunction with the center’s new exhibition,(…)
Yoga and Meditation. 10-11 a.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520,hydeparkart.org. An hour of vinyasa yoga led by instructor Brook Rosini.