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.
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.
Tour. Private Spaces Tour of the Robie House. 9 a.m., every Saturday and Sunday, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, flwright.org, $55 non-members, $45 members. Tour includes spaces not normally open to the public, including the servant’s wing and billiards room, and the third floor.
Handel’s Messiah. $25-$55/$5 for students. 3 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Continue the beloved tradition of a matinée performance of Handel’s Messiah to usher in the Christmas season with the Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Motet Choir, Chicago Men’s a Cappella and Haymarket Opera Orchestra, led by Jeri-Lou Zike. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Run time is approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute intermission.
Hyde Park Community Players Presents: “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” $12.75 advanced online tickets/$15 at the door. 3 p.m. University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Directed by Paul Baker.
‘Tis the Season of Two Divas: A Holiday Concert. $15-$20. 5 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Featuring Greta Pope and Tecroa Rogers, with Daryl Nitz and George Howe. All ages. Doors open at 4 p.m.
Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Evening Jazz. $10 for adults, $5 for University students with ID or children. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. Featuring vocalist Dee Alexander. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”
Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight (#4 medium) yarn and size US 8 (5.0 mm) or US 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles.
Harold Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Del Prado Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. We meet on the first Monday of every month.
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.
Older Adult Life Planning: Lifestyle Choices. $5. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The U. of C. Community Program Accelerator, 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The Chicago Hyde Park Village presents Older Adult Life Planning, a guide to planning for later years for ourselves, our friends and our family. Presented by Deborah Hart, the CEO of Montgomery Place. Space is limited, please register at 773-363-1933.
Campaign for the 10th President. 6 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join artist Seamus Nolan in his campaign to have William Delaney, a child who died while in the care of the Irish state, appointed as the tenth president of Ireland.
One Book One Chicago Film Screening-“Food Patriots.” 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904. Lake Park Ave. Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, filmmakers Jeff & Jennifer Spitz document their family’s struggle to raise backyard chickens, grow food and transform into Food Patriots. The film features people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat, buy food and educate the next generation of consumers. Running time 74 minutes.
R.J. Nelson at the Co-op. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. R.J. Nelson will discuss “Dirty Waters: Confessions of Chicago’s Last Harbor Boss.”
Gertrude Stein: Poetry in the age of Mechanical Reproduction (Part I). Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. This two-part program investigates the work of Gertrude Stein through an experimental tour of “There was a whole collection made” at the Smart Museum, a collaborative printmaking project, and a special Forms and Features writing workshop at the Poetry Foundation. Space is limited, please register in advance.
4th Ward Michael Reese RFP Meeting. 6 p.m. West Point Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3566 S. Cottage Grove, Ave. Presentation on the Michael Reese RFP process and an overview of the 2013 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill report on the Michael Reese site. Presented by Alderman Sophia King. For more information call 773-536-8103.
Poetry Reading. 6-7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Two acclaimed poets, Reginald Gibbons and Alan Shapiro, will read from their latest work.
Nichols Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7-9 p.m. Nichols Park Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the second Thursday of every month.