Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.

When: October 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Andy Weir’s “The Martian.”

Film Screening

When: October 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, The University of Chicago, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Film Screening. 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $10 general admission, free for U. of C. students. A screening of Robert Wiene’s 1924 film, “Mains d’Orlac,” with live organ accompaniment by Michael(…)

Author Talk

When: October 27, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Seminary Co-op Bookstore, The University of Chicago, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Talk. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Andrew Kaufman, author of “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times,” presents.

14th Annual Black Excellence Awards

When: October 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

The African American Alliance of Chicago recognizes outstanding talent in the African American arts community. To buy tickets, visit aaaachicago.org or call 773-754-3923.

Artist Talk

When: October 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: The Great Frame Up, Dorchester Commons Shopping Center, 1418 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Artist Talk. 1-3 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. Artist of the Month Ty Watts will discuss his exhibit of photography currently on display at the Great Frame Up.

Performance

When: October 26, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Room 43, 1043 East 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653, USA

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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Teddy Thomas.

Author Reading

When: October 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Seminary Co-op Bookstore, The University of Chicago, 5751 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Reading. 3-4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Author Lucy Pick reads from her first novel, “Pilgrimage.”

Film Screening. “Nefertari: The Search for Eternal Life.”

When: October 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, The University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Film Screening. “Nefertari: The Search for Eternal Life.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A screening of the Getty Conservation Institute’s 1993 video about Queen Nefertari, wife of Pharaoh(…)