Film. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Despicable Me 2.” Movies begin at dusk.
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: What’s Up, King Tut?” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about King Tut from his 16-foot statue. Children must be accompanied by an(…)
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Discuss the short story collection “Games Creatures Play.”
20×20 Presentations: School. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A spoken presentation organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick.
Performance. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents drummer Charles Heath with pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist Kurt(…)
“Makin’ Manhood.” 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Theater East 127, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, firstname.lastname@example.org, $10 suggested donation. Storytelling event about raising Black boys in the urban landscape.
Film. “Sign, Symbol, and Script: Origins of Written Communications and the Birth of the Alphabet.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening on communication, spanning gestures, phonetics and written(…)
Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. D.J. night with house music.