Family Fun

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games and complete crafts.

Zen Meditation at Rockefeller

When: February 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Soto Zen mediation instruction for newcomers at 5 p.m., followed by 35 minutes of meditation.

Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class. 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A class on mindfulness of breathing.

Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner

When: February 5, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A lunchtime organ performance. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch. Beverages provided.

Lecture. “Media Aesthetics, Media Meteorology: Balázs’ Atmospheres, Benjamin’s Clouds, McLuhan’s Temperatures.”

When: February 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Lecture. “Media Aesthetics, Media Meteorology: Balázs’ Atmospheres, Benjamin’s Clouds, McLuhan’s Temperatures.” 7 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8596. Antonio Somaini, of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle — Paris(…)

Lecture. “The Rise of Christianity in Iran.”

When: February 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute

When: February 5, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Oriental Institute Categories: Upcoming Events Lecture. “The Rise of Christianity in Iran.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, 773-834-9777, free. Richard Payne, of the U. of C., presents.

Gallery Tour

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St. Categories: Upcoming Events Gallery Tour. 6:30-7 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. A tour focusing on highlights of the museum’s collection. Participants meet in the lobby. 

Author Talk

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: International House, 1414 E. 59th St.

When: February 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: International House, 1414 E. 59th St. Categories: Upcoming Events Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. Allan Friedman and Peter W. Singer, authors of “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar,” present.