Noontime Concert Series. 12:15-1 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Elena Doubovitskaya, piano, performs selections from Scarlatti Sonatas, Rachmaninoff Preludes, and Bach transcriptions by F. Busoni and A. Siloti.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Third Thursday. 5:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchic ago.edu, free. Visitors join a docent for a viewing of color woodblock prints by Utagawa Kunisada and then make their own designs on paper using inks and gouaches
Afterschool Story Break. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories, crafts and a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King.
Lecture. “Prophecy and Gender in Ancient Israel.” 4:30 p.m., Swift Hall, Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-7108. Esther Hamori, of the Union Theological Seminary in New York City presents this lecture, part of the “Trouble with Prophets” Series.
Performance. Music Teachers of Hyde Park (MTHP) Artists Series. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.