Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Infant Playgroup. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, email@example.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10 session pass. Playtime along with infant-oriented music time toward the end of class. Intended for infants and toddlers from birth to 18-months-old.
Film Screening. “The Future of Food.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Presented by consumer advocacy organization Food and Water Watch. To R.S.V.P., visit the organization’s Illinois events Facebook page at facebook.com/events/233904253417338, or send an e-mail to Mary Grovesteen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture. “Shari’ah Demystified: Understanding Islam’s Sacred Law.” 7:30-8:30 p.m., Harper Hall, room 140, 773-702-2100, free. U. of C. professor Ahmed El-Shamsy presents.
Film Screening. 7-9 p.m., School of Social Service Administration, Room E-IV, 969 E. 60th St. For more information, contact Tom Hunter at email@example.com. Featuring the film, “Queaborn and Perversion.”
Presentation. Icons: The Cosmos Filled with Glory. 6-7 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Talk. “Climate Change: A Policy Forecast.” 6 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-834-4671, free. Register online at climatepol.eventbrite.com.
Talk. “Governing Disaster: Policy and Practice.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-1673, free. Professor Peter Walker, of Tufts University and economist Apurva Sanghi, of The World Bank Group, present.