Tour. Guided Tour of Wooded Island. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jackson Park, Wooded Island, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. On the 4th Saturday of each month, Lauren Umek, the project director for the Chicago Park District will will lead tours of Wooded Island for anyone interested in seeing the progress of the construction work there. The construction is now complete and everything is in readiness for the planting of trees and plants this spring. Meet at the south bridge just off of 63rd Street.
Family. Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for a discussion of the hilarious classic poetry collection of “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein. Recommended for readers ages 7-10.
Discussion. Alternative Cartographies. 2-4 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Join us for an informative conversation on gender, sexuality and topography.
Event. St. Thomas the Apostle School Starry Night Benefit. $100. 6 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle School, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave. Please join us for a benefit featuring dinner and drinks and a silent auction.
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.
Performance. Pacifica Quartet. $30/$5 for students. 2 p.m. Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. A 2 p.m. lecture with Patrick Fitzbibbon will be followed by the concert at 3 p.m.
Event. Opening Reception of “Between the Ticks of the Watch.” 4-7 p.m. The Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall 4th Floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Join us to celebrate the opening of “Between the Ticks of the Watch.” Artist Kevin Beasley performs a new work in the gallery at 5 p.m.
Music. 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 saxophonist Melvin Butler. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”
Event. Lab Presents: The Great Indoors. 5-6:30 p.m. University of Chicago Lab School, Gordon Parks Assembly Hall, 1362 E. 59th St. Lab is pleased to welcome Luke Leung and Jack Gilbert for this lecture. Using the Hebrew, Islamic, Chinese, and Christianity culture/words, this discussion will touch on the work of this collaboration, and how we can develop positive habitats that are symbiotic with humans, beautiful, and are shadows of heavenly home. Immediately following the talk, please join us in the lobby for a reception and informational exhibit on the interactions and impact of tiny organisms (microbes) on the daily life of humans. This lecture is free and open to all (best for children in third grade and higher) but due to space limitations, reservations are required.
Discussion. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. We will discuss “Gentleman Jole an the Red Queen” by Lois McMaster Bujold.
Meeting. Monthly 5th Ward Meeting with the Alderman. 6 p.m. Parkside Community Academy, 6938 S. East End Ave.
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.
Event. Money Smart-Demystifying Investing. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This seminar is intended to help investors feel more comfortable with the investment process. By familiarizing themselves with the strategies and terminology used by financial advisors, they’ll feel more in control of their own financial destiny and more comfortable with the collective decisions they’ll make with the guidance of their financial advisor.
Reading. Nonfiction Writer Jeff Hobbs. Free. 7 p.m. Logan Center, Terrace Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th St.
Performance. Ken Vandermark. Free. 7:30 p.m. Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. New music composed by Ken Vandermark to celebrate the art and artists of the “Monster Roster” exhibit at the Smart Museum. Doors open at 7 p.m.