Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $50 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.
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.
Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Beyond the Box Score.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Lecture. “From Fustat to Cairo: The Many Meanings of ‘Old Cairo.’” 5 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Donald Whitcomb, of the Oriental Institute, presents.
Discussion. “Reporting from the Frontline.” 6 p.m., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St., 773-834-4671, free. War correspondants Richard Engle, of NBC, and Jon Lee Anderson, of The New Yorker, discuss conflict reporting. For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com
Author Talk. 6:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Taigen Dan Leighton, author of “Just This Is It: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness,” presents.
Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times deputy editorial page editor Kate Grossman presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Politics of School Reform.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Homeschool Workshop: How to Make an Exhibit. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $16 non-members, $10 members, $8 per additional non-member, $5 per additional member. A chance to learn about how curators make a museum display from Oriental Institute Chief Curator Jack Green.
Seminar. 4:30 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Turkish parliament member Suat Kiniklioglu presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “The Bridge Between the Bosphorus.” For more information, or to RSVP, visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Xbox Fun Friday. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 5 and up to play Xbox dancing and sports games.
Performance. “Tsukasa Taiko.” 5:30-7:30 p.m, International House, 1414 E. 59th Street, 773.753.2274, free. Tsukasa Taiko celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage month with various styles of traditional Japanese music performed on the taiko, shamisen and shinobue.
Concert. “Cutting Edge Spirit Music: The Women of the AACM.” 6:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600. An improvisational mini-concert by women from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, including Ann Ward, Sherry Scott and Coco Elysses, followed by a conversation about women and music. Held in conjunction with the DuSable Museum’s current exhibit, “Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.”
Workshop. “Big Ideas for Small Parks.” 9:30-11:30 a.m. Elm Park, 5215 S. Woodlawn. Rain location Nichols fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. Join Chicago Park District, Elm and other Park Advisory Councils for a workshop on how to make great things happen in our small parks. Four citywide PAC’s will present.
Book Discussion. 3:00 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Focusing on “City by City,” a collection of essays. U. of C. sociology Ph.D. student Ben Merriman and Sam Biederman, assistant commissioner for communications at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, present.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., every Sunday, Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100. Music, communion and a sermon.
Author Talk. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Steven Fiffer and Adar Cohen, authors of “Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement That Changed America,” present.
Sunday Evening Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalist Joan Collaso as part of her 5th Sunday Jam.
Needs assessment walk through Stout Park. 5:30 p.m., 5400 block of South Greenwood Avenue. Group will discuss possible organization of a park advisory council. Arranged by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Parks Committee. For information contact Louise McCurry, 773-844-2225.
Discussion. “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: A Discussion with Former White House Press Seretaries.” 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, dining room, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671.