Lecture. “Counter Cinema/Counter Media: Queer Cinema as Counter Cinema in the 21st Century.” 5 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8596, Nick Davis, assistant professor of English at Northwestern University, presents.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Play. “A Legacy for America’s Children” (Encore Presentation). 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. A play on Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Emmy Award-winning vocalist Joan Collaso. For students grades 3 through 12.
African American Heritage Q and A. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Visitors test their knowledge about famous African Americans and important events in celebration of African American Heritage Month. Open to children.
Performance. Music Teachers of Hyde Park (MTHP) Artists Series. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, free. Elaine Smith, Beth and Van Bistrow, and Dan Golden perform.
Knitting and Needle Crafters Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Visitors learn how to knit and meet other knitters.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Author Talk. “Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair.” 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Authors Joseph M. Di Cola and David Stone present.