Lakeside Quilting Guild. 6:30-9 p.m., Treasure Island, basement, 1526 E. 55th St., lakesidequiltingguild.weebly.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “Mistborn: the Final Empire” by Brandon Sanderson.
Sundays at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Communion with Rockefeller Chapel Choir and organ and carillon music.
Open house. “Smart Fest.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Open house marking the Smart Museum’s 40th anniversary, including art activities, exhibitions, food and live music.
Author Talk. “After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan.” 9 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Journalist Ted Rall, the author of a new(…)
Music. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.
Xbox Fun Fridays. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. School-age children play Xbox games, including dancing and sports. Open to children ages 5 and up.
Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books and action activities. Open to children up to 2. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration(…)