Sean Healy Presents: Joe Budden. $20-$35. 8:30 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Joe Budden is an American rapper from Jersey City, NJ, who, in addition to being a solo artist, is a member of the American hip-hop super group, Slaughterhouse. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show is for ages 18 and over.
Worship. Open Space. 11:30 a.m.-noon, every Wednesday, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, and planned by a student-led worship committee.
All BLVCK. $10. 10 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The ALL BLVCK tour makes its Chicago stop on Black Wednesday. The popular party series for urban professionals that originated on the east coats promises to be a delight for everyone home for the holidays as well as Chicago’s elite. All black attire is highly encouraged.
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Admiral” by Sean Danker.
Smart Investing-Woman and Money: Twelve Months to Take Charge of Your Finances. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Get your financial house in order with personal finance educator Karen Chan’s Money Calendar. Follow the calendar to organize your finances each month and before you know it you’ll learn where your money goes, manage your debt, estimate your retirement income and learn where to get help when you need it.
Exhibition Walk-Through: “Shared Eye.” 6 p.m. Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Native American Heritage Month-God’s Eyes Craft Program. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Using sticks and yarn, children will weave their own colorful god’s eyes, a traditional spiritual object among many indigenous peoples of the Americas. Program is presented by Lisa Bernal from the CPS Title VII American Indian Family Resource Center. For children ages 5 and up and their families.
Zadie Smith Book Tour. 6:30 p.m. DuSable Museum Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl.
Taize Worship. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. First Fridays of every month, come for an ecumenical worship in the Spirit of Taize.
Kids Movie Night. $5 donation. 6 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. Movies for kids ages 6 through 12 on The Revival’s big screen! Games and prizes from 5:30-6 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. sharp! Pickup at 8:30 p.m.
Contempo: Interplay. $25/$20 for UChicago Faculty and Staff/$5 for students. 6:30 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Talea Ensemble will perform a concert that showcases instrumental theater works by Mauricio Kagel and others. A pre-concert lecture with Seth Brodsky will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Men’s A Cappella Christmas Concert. $10/$5 for students. 7 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago Men’s A Cappella presents a Christmas special, with the Chicago Children’s Choir, Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir, directed by Mollie Stone and with Rockefeller Chapel organ scholar Bryan McGuiggin.
Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 8 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.
Hazardous Waste Disposal. 9-11 a.m. First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Hazardous items accepted include mercury-florescent bulbs, anti-freeze, used motor oil, oil based paints, car batteries, herbicides, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, household fire extinguishers and more. Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Group of First Unitarian Church of Chicago. For more information, call 773-595-4921 or email email@example.com.
45th Annual Open Art House. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 4810 S. Ellis Ave. Come to the annual open house that started 45 years ago when two University of Chicago students placed an ad in the Hyde Park Herald asking if any artists wanted to get together and sell their work. Familiar artists will be showcasing and selling their work. Art will include jewelry, ceramics, knitted pieces, quilts, and much more. There is free parking on the street.
A Taste of the Nutcracker. 10 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. The Hyde Park School of Dance will perform scenes from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet The Nutcracker based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Meet the Nutcracker-Prince, Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy and other characters in this delightful production. For adults and children of all ages.
Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Play board games all day long. Learn new games and enjoy some of your old favorites including Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Zombies, Pandemic, Talisman and Ticket to Ride. Dungeons & Dragons RPG will also be played. For adults and kids 9 and up.
Children’s Bridge Workshop. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us as Chicago author Patrick McBriarty reads his book “Drawbridges Open and Close” aloud and discusses basic bridge design. Children will also have a chance to do some hands on bridge building of their own! Open to children ages 5 to 10. Presented by CARA-Chicago Area Reading Association.
Family Day: Raining Cats n Dogs. Free. 1-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This Saturday, create your own stuffed animals, puppets and home-mad cat and doggie toys. Inspired by photographs on view in “There was a whole collection made.” All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.
An Angelic Toy Drive Affair. $10/$5 with a toy. 2 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Join Angela Pena and Curtis McClain as they host An Angelic Toy Drive Afffair with some of Chicago’s finest DJs including Derek Smokin Jones, Dion Hunter, Steve Poindexter, Craig Loftis and more. Ages 21 and older.