Musical performance: Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artists Series. 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Free. Blackstone Public Library 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. 312-747-0511. The Sylvan Trio performs music by Bonis, Muczynski and Martinu.
Children’s activity: St. Patrick’s Day Story Crafts. 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Children 5 and up. Blackstone Public Library 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Stories and crafts for school age children.
Dinner and Discussion: Black Lives Matter and the Church. 5p.m.-7p.m. Free. McCormick Theological Seminary 5460 S. University Ave. Registration required, dinner provided firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayndan Dance: The Expression of Sri Lanka. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. $10-15 Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall 5845 S. Ellis Ave. Sudesh Mantillake speaks on and performs traditional Sri Lankan dance
Spoken Word: Grown Folks Stories. 7p.m. Free. The Silver Room 1506 E. 53rd St. 773-947-0024. Professional and amateur storytellers take the stage for five minutes each. Participation welcome.
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds. Arts Incubator. 9:30 a.m. Free. Washington Park 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Instruction in beginning yoga
After Party- The Improv. 7:30 p.m. $10 general $5 students The Revival 1160 E. 55th St. All-woman comedy improv group. theater@the revival.com
Children’s book activity: Primary Stars Book Club. 11:00 am-noon. Free. Blackstone Public Library 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Recommended for children 7-10. The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett will be discussed
The Art of Glass Blowing : A Workshop for Adults. 2p.m.-6:30p.m. $70 Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center. 1060 E. 47th St. 21 and older. A four hour glass blowing workshop. No experience necessary
Music performance: Love TKO. 3p.m.-6p.m. $39 Logan Center, Performance Hall 915 E. 60th St. 773-702-2787. Johnnie Brown and his 14-piece band celebrate the music of Teddy Pendergass
Zen Meditation. 5p.m.- 6:30p.m.Free. Rockefeller Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Soto Zen meditation and instruction
Book discussion: Temporary People. 6p.m.-7:30p.m. Free. Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-752-4381. Author Deepak Unnikrishnan discusses his novel concerning the plight of foreign nationals in the United Emirate Republic
Get Covered Illinois: Need Health Care? Free.10 a.m.- 1p.m. Blackstone Public Library. 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Assistance with signing up for the Affordable Care Act. 312-747-0511
Film: Notfilm. Free. 6p.m. Seminary Coop Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Filmmaker Ross Lipman presents a selection of rare clips of Samuel Beckett films to coincide with the DVD release of Film, made with Buster Keaton
I Love Chicago. 7 p.m. Reggies Music Joint, 2105 S. State St., $10 in advance $15 at the door. Ages 21 and up. Reggieslive.com. Former Hyde Park resident and author Karen Roddie’s book “Chicago in 77,” “I love Chicago” is about encouraging a different narrative in 2017 and showing love to a city we call home. Hosted by the Chicago in 77 Project, “I love Chicago” will bring together several local authors to read stories about their relationship with the city. Share some of your favorite Chicago experiences while connecting with other local singles. Soulful and funky sounds provided by local Chicago band Willy Dynomite.
Book discussion: Photography and Humor. Free with RSVP. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Seminary Book Co-op 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Author Louis Kaplan discusses his book about finding humor in photography. 773-752-4381 rsvp at https://www.facebook.com/events/949334611835436/
Spring Festival of Eastern European Dance and Music. 8 p.m.-midnight. International House 1414 E. 59th St. A three day festival of Eastern European Music and Dance. Balkan, Eastern European, and Mediterranean dance, music and culture. The festival will include dance, music, singing workshops, concerts, culture sessions, and evening dance parties with live music. This is one of the largest and most significant festivals of its type and attracts participants from across the US and Canada. Price packages vary. http://www.balkanskiigri.com/spring-festival-details.html 773-753-2270
Discussion: Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World. Free 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library. 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Exhibit brings together the ideas of thousands of people and organizations dedicated to finding a path to lasting peace. Presented by the local chapter of Soka Gakkai International – USA. 312-747-0511
Ladies Auxiliary’s 14th Annual Prayer Breakfast “Growing the Fruits of Mercy in Community.” 10 a.m. St. Thomas the Apostle School, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave. $25. Call Ladies’ President Gloria Palmer-Pitts 313-339-4499 or Treasurer Enid Collins 312-972-2230 for tickets. Keynote speaker Father Robin Ryan, Systematic Theology Professor and Director of M.A. program at Catholic Theological Union, award-winning author, and founder of On-Call movement, will give an address titled “”Becoming a Reconciled and Reconciling People: Inspiration from Pope Francis.” After the Keynote speech there will be a question and answer session. All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Thomas the Apostle School and parish community. Checks should be made out to “Madonna Della Strada.”
Red Cross Blood Drive. Drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints 5200 S. University Ave. Blood donation drive. 17 and over, photo ID or Red Cross card necessary. Pre-register at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code JCLDS