Oktoberfest. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Nichols Park, near 55th Street, secc-chicago.org, free admission. A neighborhood tradition, featuring blues performances, a beer garden, a Chicago Park District-run pumpkin patch and a harmonica workshop.
Fourth Ward Senior Ball. Noon-4 p.m., Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, 4900 S. Lake Park Ave., $200 per table, $20 per person. An annual tradition for seniors, featuring a band, comedian and raffle. To buy tickets(…)
Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A book club for children ages 6 through 9.
Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants play board games.
Symposium. “Redefine Genius: Who Do We Imagine Belongs on Campuses?” Who Do 10 a.m-6 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-9936, free. An exploration of perceptions of Black men. Co-sponsored by the Center for(…)
Open Studio Hours. 1-3 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520. With Hyde Park Art Center Artist-in-Residence Nuria Montiel.
Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Michael W. Phillips Jr., founder of non-profit South Side Projections, presents. To sign up in advance, send(…)
Author Talk. Noon-1:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-834-0957, free. Jaqueline Bhaba, author of “Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age,” presents.