Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Musical Performance. 7:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. String quartet Brooklyn Rider performs Mendelssohn and an original work.
Film Screening. “The Color of Pomegranates.” 7 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring Parajanov’s 1968 film preceded by a Q and A with U. of C. cinema academic Robert Bird.
Lecture. “Theater and Reinvention: Tawfiq Al-Hakim’s Fate of a Cockroach and Aristophanes’ Birds.” 4-5:30 p.m., Stuart Hall, Room 102, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-8296.
Presentation. “Final Curtain: the End of Antiquity on the Operatic Stage.” Fulton Hall 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The University of Oslo’s Erling Sandmo presents as part of the Department of Music’s Visiting Committee Colloquium Series. 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Lecture. “From Conceptualism to Crying Out Loud.” 1-2 p.m., Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. Poet and author Cal Bedient, of the English Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, presents.
Author Talk. 6-7:15 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Contributors to Chicago collective 2nd Story’s anthology, “Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low-Flying Duck,” present.
Workshop. “Elementary Reading Tutoring.” 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ratner Athletic Center, Berwanger Room, 5530 S. Ellis Ave., 773-834-1935. Dr. Cheryl Watkins, principal of Pershing West Elementary, will share her experiences and expertise in the area of literacy for elementary school students. To R.S.V.P, visit http://goo.gl/Op1e0.