Piano Recital: Phil Taylor. 7-8 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Prseenting works by Chopin, Szymanowski, Faure, Debussy, Messiaen, and Scriabin by U. of C. composition Ph.D. student Phil Taylor.
Open Mic & Live Performance: BOOMscat. 6:30 p.m., Logan Center, cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $5 students with U. of C. ID, $7 general admission. Open mic poetry, music, and performance co-sponsored by the Organization of Black Students.
Borderline Aesthetic Exhibit and Roundtable Discussion. 5 p.m., Logan Center, Gidwitz Lobby 100G, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Described as an “unscripted, collective experiment in thinking along the border, via unconventional images of US-Mexican line of demarcation.”
Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:45 p.m. and 1:45-2:45 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Muslim Friday prayers.
Sexual Justice Beyond Reproduction: A Graduate Student Working Conference. 9:15 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Reynolds Club, room 010, 5706 S. University Ave., 773-702-9936.
Discussion. Objective/Subjective. Noon-1 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. U. of C. anthropology professor William Mazzarella and Angie Tillges, associate artistic director at Chicago’s Redmoon theater, present. Lunch provided. Space limited. Register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/calendar/register.
Musical Performance. “The Michael Weiss Quartet: A Tribute to Johnny Griffin.” 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $10 general, $5 student with ID. Pianist and composer Michael Weiss performs with others to pay tribute to saxophonist Johnny Griffin. Presented with the Hyde Park Jazz Society.
Lecture. “The Napalmed Girl; or War, Beauty, Forgiveness.” 4:30-6 p.m., Rosenwald Hall, room 405, 1101 E. 58th St., 773-702-9936, free. The author of “The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages” presents.