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.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
At the Threshold. 5-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Featuring drinks, music and a chance to socialize.
Book Presentation. 4-6 p.m., Katz Center for Mexican Studies, Helly Hall, room 112, 5848 S. University Ave. 773-834-1987. Professors Brodwyn Fischer, of Northwestern University, and Ruben Gallo, of Princeton University, present on Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo’s book, “I speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” Reception follows.
Concert. 7-8 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8670, free. Pianist Winston Choi performs Jean Barraqué. Presented by The Renaissance Society.
Lecture. “Death and Taxes in Ancient Egypt.” 7-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, 773-702-9514, free. Egyptologist Brian Muhs, of the U. of C., presents. Register online at oimlmuhs.eventbrite.com