Event. 9th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival. 1-10:30 p.m. Different artists every hour at several locations. To see locations and schedule, go to http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org/schedule/.
Discussion. Marco Politi-“Pope Francis Among the Wolves.” 6 p.m. The Seminary Co-op, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Marco Politi discusses “Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution”. He will be joined in conversation by Carolyn Alessio.
Meeting. Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club. 6:30-7:45 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Group will discuss “Aurora” by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Discussion. Caroline Heller-“Reading Claudius.” 6-8 p.m. Seminary Co-op, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Written with sensitivity and grace, Reading Claudius is a profound meditation on the ways we strive to solve the mysteries of our pasts, and a window into understanding the ones we love.
Meeting. Elm Park Advisory Council. Free. 6:30 p.m. Nichols Park Field House, 1355 E. 53rd St. 312-747-2703. Meetings are the last Tuesday of every month, general public welcome.
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.
Discussion. “Love in the Anthropocene.” 6-8 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Award-winning novelist Bonnie Nadzam and leading environmental philosopher Dale Jamieson discuss their collaboration, “Love in the Anthropocene.”
Performance. Harper Court Music Series featuring Papo Santiago. 6-9 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct.
Meeting. Public Forum on Land Rights and Public Space. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chris Moore Parlor at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., the Pennington Center. The impetus for this forum began two years ago, with neighbors’ concerns about construction upon the former Scammon Garden for the Laboratory Schools’ celebrated new arts facility. It was rumored that there was a legal provision keeping the field open, free, and clear. Peter Zelchenko will present a case study based on his research into the historical records. This will be followed by general discussion about other concerns in recent years relating to land intended for public use.
Event. Opening Reception: Expressionist Impulses. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Celebrate the opening of the Smart Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, Expressionist Impulses. The exhibition charts the ebb and flow of key Expressionist tendencies in German and Central European art between 1890 and 1990.
Event. Crystal Seeing Event. Free. 4-8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Receive insight and empowerment in a personal Crystal Seeing with artist Dana Major.
Meeting. Eagle Tavern Reunion. 5 p.m. Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. Celebrate the life and times of the Eagle. We are asking anyone who has an Eagle story either to email or bring to the event. Questions or suggestions, call Bruce Thomas: 773-426-3259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance. Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater: Tales of Spain/Historias de Espana. Adults $3, students $2.50. 10:15 a.m. Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St. Multimedia daytime lecture concert series. Attendees will view the three styles of Spanish dance (flamenco, classical and folklore) and engage in an audience participation segment led by Artistic Director Irma Suarez Ruiz.
Discussion. Do Not Submit: Hyde Park. Free. 7 p.m. First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., email@example.com. Arrive at 7 p.m. to sign up for a spot, and when your name is called, you will get seven minutes onstage to tell any story you’d like. Late arrivals can sign up as long as spots are available. All ages, backgrounds, beliefs/non-beliefs are welcome. No experience necessary to participate.
Event. DARE Fall Flea Market. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1616 E. 55th St. Reservations for tables must be made and paid in advance. Call George Rumsey at 773-955-4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tour. Walking Tour: The Legacy of Urban Renewal in Hyde Park. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Urbanologist Max Grinnell leads walking tour exploring neighborhoods of Chicago and what they’ve contributed to the city’s growth.
Event. Hyde Park Vineyard Harvest Fest. Free. 1 p.m. Lutheran School of Theology, 100 E. 55th St. Join the Hyde Park Vineyard Church in celebrating its 12th annual Harvest Fest for a fun-filled community event.
Meeting. Learn How to Lower Your Utility Bills. 1-3 p.m. Treasure Island Community Room, 1526 E. 55th St. Jeff Chilsen, Communications Director for Citizens Utility Board, a consumer watchdog organization will give us an informative presentation on how to save money and lower costs on phone, electric and gas bills.
Event. Stony Island Arts Bank Opening. Free. Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island Ave. Serves as a new space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage.