Musical Performance. 7:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Kirill Gerstein perform Brahms, Bartok, Busoni and Liszt.
Film Screening. “Louder Than a Bomb.” 7 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring an introduction and Q and A with director Greg Jacobs.
Discussion. “Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania.” Ida Noyes Hall, west lounge, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721, free. A conversation on shale gas with freelance journalist, Dimiter Kenarov, whose work has appeared in Esquire magazine and in the International Herald Tribune.
Poetry Reading. 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Seminar Terrance 801, 915 E.60th St., 773-834-8524, free. Renowned poet Li-Young Lee reads from his work.
Workshop. “Arithmetic to Calculus.” 5- 6 p.m., Ratner Athletic Center, Berwanger Room, 5530 S. Ellis Ave., 773-834-1935. Assata Moore, director of the University of Chicago Woodlawn Charter High School, will discuss strategies for helping students understand basic to the most complex problems in math. To R.S.V.P, visit http://goo.gl/Op1e0.
Noontime Concert Series. 12:15-1 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702- 8484, free. Violist Doyle Armbrust and pianist Svetlana Belsky perform Shostakovich.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Reflections: Gallery Talk With Tar. 6:30-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, ext. 290, dusablemuseum.org. New York City photographer Terrence A. Reese, (a.k.a “Tar”), who has done work for Harper’s Bazaar, Details and Vibe magazines, discusses “Reflections,” his new exhibit of 60 photographs on display at the museum.