Open house. “Smart Fest.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Open house marking the Smart Museum’s 40th anniversary, including art activities, exhibitions, food and live music.
Author Talk. “After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan.” 9 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Journalist Ted Rall, the author of a new(…)
Music. 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.
Xbox Fun Fridays. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. School-age children play Xbox games, including dancing and sports. Open to children ages 5 and up.
Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books and action activities. Open to children up to 2. Children must be accompanied by an adult and registration(…)
Nightime Family Storytime. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books, action activities, flannel board stories and crafts. Open to children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by(…)
Introduction to Photography. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn how to use digital cameras with local photographer Spencer Bibbs, focusing on the features of the DSLR camera. Please(…)
Hyde Park Dinner Crawl. 5:30-9 p.m., 53rd Street, $30 tickets in advance, $35 day of dinner crawl. A chance to taste goods and dishes from eight neighborhood restaurants and stores. For more information, or to(…)