Movies in the Parks. Free. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North. Screening of “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.” All movies begin at dusk.
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 piano player, Julius Tucker. Room 43 offers bar and good service, including a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.”
Knitting and Crochet Club. 6 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. This group is for anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting or other needlework. Bring your current project and get together to chat about our craft, learn techniques and trade ideas. All ages and levels are welcome with beginners especially encouraged to come.
Family Program: Secret of the Mummies. Free. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies and discover tomb treasures.
Emerald City Theatre: Magic Tree House with Jack and Annie. 2 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Go on a Magic Tree House exploration with Jack and Annie in their voyages through history presented by the Emerald City Theatre. Ask questions about their trips, play theatre games and listen to a story time with these well-loved characters. Best for ages 6-10. Registration is required.
Bookbinding. $10. 5:30 p.m. Logan Center, Room 602, 915 E. 60th St. Learn basic bookbinding techniques to get you started in the book arts. In this workshop, participants will learn about materials, tools, and methods for making your own variations of pamphlets and stab-bound books, and other common non-adhesive bindings. Participants will walk away with 4-5 different books at the end of the session that can be used for journals and sketchbooks.
AARP Smart Driver Course. $15 for AARP members/$20 for non members. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Registration is recommended. To register, call 773-363-1933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Midweek on the Midway: The Lorax. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance on 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues. Activities begin at 7 p.m. and movies begin at 8 p.m. There will be Looney Tunes cartoons before each movie. The first 100 children will receive a seedling of their own to nurture and grow. Everyone will have a chance to win a 15 gallon tree.
Family Workshop: Junior Archaeologists. $10 members/$14 non members. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Let loose your inner Indiana Jones! Children and parents have a chance to dig into our simulated excavation while learning about the real science of archaeology at the Oriental Institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. This program includes an interactive guided tour of the galleries.Registration required. For kids ages 5-12.
Mad Science of Chicago: Going Places. 1:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Discover how to get from here to there by exploring the science of navigation, engines, the four forces of flight, and more. Unfold your maps, fasten your seatbelts and rev your engines. Mad Science is going places. Recommended for children ages 6-13.
U. of C. Service League Monthly Movie: “Spotlight.” $2 suggested donation. 1:30 p.m. Vista Homes Community Room, 5844 S. Stony Island Ave.
Summer Cookout. Free. 5-7:30 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. We’re unveiling the latest changes over the summer with a series of celebratory cookouts in the sculpture garden featuring food, drink, performances and conversations about art and belonging. RSVP at SmartRSVP@uchicago.edu.
Artist Conversation and Book Release. 6-8 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Alice Hargrave talks about her work and new monograph “Paradise Wavering” with Allison Grant. Books will be available for signing and purchasing.
Children’s Literature “Ask the Agent” Fest. 6:30 p.m. 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St. “Ask the Agent” features Lori Kilkelly from Rodeen Literary Management, who will curate a selection of questions from those sent in by members and address them in this session.
Nichols Park Advisory Council. 7-9 p.m. Nichols Park Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Work Day at Amanda’s Garden. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 56th Street and Kenwood Avenue. We will be weeding, watering and spreading chips in the path. Please join us if you can! For more information, contact Andy Cater at email@example.com.
Jazz in Harper Court. Free. 12-2 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Featuring Victor Goines.
Bronzeville Summer Nights Arts District Trolley Tour. 6-9 p.m. Explore the rich artistic culture and entertainment of Bronzeville and surrounding neighborhoods! A trolley stops at a gallery/featured business every 15 minutes. Guests can get on and off the trolley as they please.
“The Tempest.” 6:30 p.m. Sylvia Square Courtyard, Harper Avenue and 57th Street, South of Powell’s Bookstore. The Hyde Park Community Players presents their first outdoor performance with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This abridged version—full of magic, dance, clowns and music—is appropriate for all ages. Bring a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner!
Black Friday. 9:30 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. The Martin Luther Kings of Comedy are back! This unique Chicago based stand-up collective brings you a comedy-variety show from voices that typically don’t get a chance to shine. Comedy, skits, music and spoken word! You never know what you’ll see.
The Soulful Chicago Book Fair. Free. 61st Street from Cottage Grove to King Drive. Join us in an outdoor celebration of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora.
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.
Summer Brick Party! $18 for adults/$11 for kids ages 3-11. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. Guests can get creative at interactive stations. A free showing of “The LEGO Movie” will begin at 1 p.m. in the Omnimax Theater. WBEZ Chicago will host a build-your-own podcast station, teaching guests about the technology behind the recording process. Other activities include performances by musical act Ben and the Tatar Tots, LEGO-influence yoga drop-in classes courtesy of CorePower Yoga, and face painting.
Wooded Island Workday. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. The Jackson Park Advisory Council invites you to help a team adding more mulch to the trail on Wooded Island. Meet at the south end gate, at the lot at 63rd Street/Hayes Drive east of Cornell Drive. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.