Conversation with the Artist: Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford. 6-7 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Hulsebos-Spofford will discuss his exhibit at the Hyde Park Art Center, “Hall of Khan.”
Author Talk. “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror.” 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Dean Strang, author of a book by the same title, presents.
Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. Indoor Tot Lot if raining.
Lecture. “Words Matter: Storytelling with President Obama in an Age of Sound Bites.” 4:30-6 p.m., Social Sciences Building, Room 122, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau presents.
Film Screening and Discussion. “NoBody’s Perfect.” 6-7 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall 074, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring a panel discussion after the 2009 film on those born disabled by Thalidomide. Reservation recommended.
Film Screening. “Invisible War.” 6:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-324-4100, free. Featuring the 2012 film on rape in the military, with a following discussion led by a female veteran sexual assault survivor.
Talk. “A Conversation with Elie Wiesel.” 6 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Obama strategist and U. of C. Institute of Politics director David Axelrod interviews Nobel Peace Prize winner, author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.
Talk. “‘Neither Whores Nor Submissive:’ The Burqa Ban in France.” 5:30-7 p.m., International House, Aseembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-3662. Former French Secretary of State for Urban Policies, Fadela Amara, speaks. Moderated by U. of C. professor Bernard Harcourt.