Workshop. “Saturday School: Junk Drawer Workshop.” 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Eric Bartholomew leads writing workshop. Participants should bring an item from a junk drawer to write and(…)
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSwain’s jazz band performs.
Sounds for Wellness. 4:30-4:45 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Zachary Cahill plays bagpipe music from a PA system.
“Fourth Friday Tour.” 1:30-2:15 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Deputy Director Christina Jensen leads behind-the-scenes tour.
Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: Safari, So Good!” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about animals in the ancient Near East. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended(…)
“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Jamie Kalven.” 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Writer Jamie Kalven of Invisible Institute leads conversation on homicide. Participants are asked to bring food or(…)
“Explore Thursdays: Snakes, Cool and Slithery.” 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about reptiles. Open to children ages 6 to 11.
Lakefront Safety Class. 3-4 p.m., 57th Street Beach, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. City of Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose A. Santiago presents a class on water and boating safety.