Explore Thursdays. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 6 to 11 to learn about animals and birds.
Toddler Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.
Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Conversation. 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Participants will bring their own dishes and have a discussion in the center’s new exhibition, “The Beast.” With architect Wilfried(…)
Talk. Cuba Uncensored. 10 a.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671,politics.uchicago.edu. With Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez. To R.S.V.P., visit politics.uchicago.edu/events.
Epic Wednesday: Mesopotamians, Those Fantastic Foodies. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $20 non-members at the door, $15 non-members in advance, $15 members at the door, $12 members in advance. Activities and(…)
Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A knitting class for beginners. Participants are asked to bring their own project.
Family Fun Hour. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games or make crafts.
Second Tuesday Jazz Series. 7-10 p.m., Logan Center, cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Trumpeter and composer Marquis Hill performs. Part of the Hyde Park Jazz Society and Logan Center’s Second Tuesday Jazz Series.