Conversation. “Not Your Grandmother’s Arts Scene: Cultural Change, Organizational Adaptation, and Social Research. Noon-1:20 p.m., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, Room 289B, 1155 E. 60th St., 773-702-1999, free. Consultant Peter Linett presents.
Performance. “There’s Something About Africa.” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. For students grades K through 12.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Lecture. “Poverty and Education: To What End?” International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union presents, followed by a Q and A session.
Lecture. “Judaism and Politics II: Professor Zvi Gitelman on Communism and the Jews.” 7-9 p.m., Rosenwald Hall, Room 405, 1101 E. 58th St., 773-702-7108. Political science professor Zvi Gitelman, of the University of Michigan, presents.
Workshop. “Balancing the Stress of Work and Academics.” 5-6 p.m., Ratner Athletic Center, Berwanger Room, 5530 S. Ellis Ave., 773-834-1935. To R.S.V.P, visit http://goo.gl/Op1e0. Workshop limited to the first 20 to R.S.V.P.
Celebrate Dances of West Africa (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.
Educator Evening at the Smart. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. CPS teachers, art educators, and administrators are invited to enjoy refreshments, access to the galleries, and participate in an ideas exchange with teachers who have developed successful, cross-disciplinary lessons using objects in the Smart’s collection. Register in advance at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/calendar/regi(…)