Film Screening and Discussion. “Emerging Thailand: The Spirit of Small Enterprise.” 6:30-8:45 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-5599, free. A screening of a film by the same name, preceded by a reception. U. of C. economist Robert M. Townsend will sign copies of his new book, “Chronicle from the Field: the Townsend Thai Project.” For more information, call 773-834-2240. For speciall assistance, call 773-753-2274.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
Film Screening. 7 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596, free. Featuring several films addressing such issues as Jim Crow and gentrification, with an introduction by Sergio Mims, co-founder of the Black Harvest Film Festival. Seats can be reserved at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film. Part of the L.A. Rebellion Film Series.