Art in Action. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Logan Center, Courtyard, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring performances and workshops by Phinix Dance Crew, Latinas Progresando, Young Chicago Authors, and the South Side Free Music Program. Free lunch provided.
Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:45 p.m. and 1:45-2:45 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St, 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.
Concert. Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today II. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall 074, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8068, free.
Film Screening. “The Days of the Commune.” 7 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596, free. Featuring director Zoe Beloff’s 2013 film.
Franco-German Concert: Elysée Treaty 50th Anniversary. 5-6 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Harpist Isabelle Olivier and violinist Mathias Tacke perform.
Lecture. “Envisioning Modern Portugal, Music and Nation.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco, of the New University of Lisbon, presents as part of the Music Department’s Visiting Committee Colloquium Series. Reception follows.
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.
Third Thursday. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Visitors view an abstract painting by Mark Rothko and then create their own color field painting. All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.