Adult Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Those attending will discuss novelist Julian Barnes’ “The Sense of an Ending.”
Opera. “Madame Butterfly.” 7 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $50 VIP admission, $30 general admission, $20 university students with ID, free for International House residents. Tickets available at the door beginning at 6 p.m. The American Chamber Opera Company presents.
Logan Center Cabaret Series. 8-9:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Artists showcase a variety of talents at this event hosted by student MCs.
Neon Night 2013. 6-10 p.m., Ratner Athletics Center, 5530 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-7684, $4 adults, $2 ages 6-18, free for university students with ID and children under 5. A doubleheader pitting the U. of C.’s men’s and women’s basketball teams against Brandeis University’s.
Lecture. “Islam, Violence and the Sacred: Insurgent Shi’ism in Muslim History.” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Swift Hall, Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-9565. Visiting U. of C. history professor Robert Gleave presents.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
The University of Chicago Annual MLK Celebration. 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Filmmaker for the PBS documentary series “Eyes on the Prize” and former SNCC activist Judy Richardson presents.
Poetry Reading. 5-6 p.m., Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. U. of C. graduate student Ariana Nadia Nash will read from her Philip Levin Prize-winning first collection of poetry.