Concert. “A Tribute to Shulamit Ran.” 8-9:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The New Music Ensemble performs work by Shulamit Ran, of the U. of C., and recent works by the school’s graduate student composers. Followed by a reception.
Concert. “Contemporary Classics.” 4-5 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. The University Wind Ensemble performs with the U. of C. Laboratory Schools U-High Concert Band.
Sunday Evening Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents electric bassist Frank Russell.
Variety Show. “Weekend.” 9-10:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A variety show created and produced by U. of C. students.
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.
Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Elections 2015: The ‘Real’ Thing.” For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday Lunch. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. A weekly lecture over lunch hosted by the U. of C. Divinity School. The team behind the Enhancing Life Project, research into how to make life better backed by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, will discuss their work. Sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Democratic New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley presents a U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar, “Beyond Stalemate.” For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Art Party. 5-7 p.m., The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St., 773-752-2020. For the store’s current exhibit of collages by Artist of the Month Anne Harlan. Featuring a meet and greet with Harlan and a chance to make art. Supplies provided.
Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.
Lecture. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Screenwriter Shahari Moore, of Oliver-Harvey College, presents as part of the Friends of Blackstone Library’s Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series.
Lecture. “Michel Foucault 101.” 7-8:30 p.m., Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St., 773-702-8200. U. of C. Ph.D. student Daniel Wyche presents.
Catcher in the Rhyme. 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring student work, such as readings, spoken word, open mics and slam competitions.
Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children up to age 2.
Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Program. “Urban Subcultures, Pop Music, and Youth Movements in Latin America.” 2-4 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8420, free. Featuring presentations from scholars and a screening of Victor Gaviria’s 1990 documentary “Rodrigo D: No future,” followed by a discussion. For more information, send an e-mail to Steven Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethnomusicology Workshop. “Acid Diversions: Race, Memory, and Mediation on the U.K. Dance Floor.” 4:30-6 p.m., Goodspeed Hall, room 205, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. U. of C. Ph.D. student William Faber presents.
Lecture. 4:30 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Oren Izenberg, of the University of California, Irvine, presents.
Lecture. 4:30-6 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, room 157, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Anna Seastrand, of the U. of C., presents as part of the South Asian Art Lecture Series.
Panel Discussion. “Chicago as Muse.” 6 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artists featured in the Center’s current exhibit “Ground Floor” including Assaf Evron, Eseau McGhee, Ben Murray and Julie Weber, discuss how the city influenced and impacted their work.