“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: John Preus.” 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artist John Preus presents and answers questions about his creation, “The Beast.”
“Kidsworks Theater: Endangered Animals? What’s a Kid to Do?” 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Kidsworks’ actors lead children on a “safari” around the world, teaching them about animals and(…)
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Little Scribe.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.,773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about ancient and modern writing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages(…)
Reception. “Testimony” — Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Opening reception for the exhibit “Testimony,” featuring artists-in-residence David Boykin, Krista Franklin and Andres L.(…)
Family Day: Rain Drawings. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Led by artist Brent Fogt, participants create “rain drawings” using rain, ink, leaves, stems, sticks and twigs. Recommended(…)
Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants play board games. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
4th on 53rd Parade. Participants meet between 10 and 11 a.m., parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St., 773-955-3622. Participants march south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street,(…)
Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about lions and other cats. Open to children ages 6 to 11.