Event. Sunday Night Community Potluck. 6 p.m. Southside Hub of Production, 1448 E. 57th St. SHoP is reinstalling it’s tradition of Sunday Community Potluck dinners in the bitter cold months of January, February and March. Let’s get together in this warm and cozy storefront to share good food and conversation!
Meeting. Washington & Jackson Parks Public Workshop. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr. Includes discussion on Washington and Jackson Park framework plans and the next steps.
Class. Beginning Knitting Class. 6 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Don’t know how to knit but really want to learn? Join our beginning knitting class. Please bring if possible one skein of worsted weight yarn and size #8 needles.
Meeting. Jackson Park Advisory Council. 7 p.m. Jackson Park Field House, 6401 Stony Island Ave. The Jackson Park Advisory Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month.
Performance. 2nd Tuesday Jazz Jam Session. Free. 5-7 p.m. Hyde Park Union Church, North Entrance, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Musicians of all ages are invited to join in.
Music. French Quarter Style: A Musical Celebration of Resilience and the Preservation of Ole’ Orleans. $15-$30. 7 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. All guests are welcome to stay for the 9th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Funk Party.
Event. The 9th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Funk Party. $5 until 10 p.m./$10 after. 9 p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park 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.
Discussion. Meet the Author: Jordan Rivers. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us or a book reading of “The Spider that Grew and Grew” followed by a discussion with author Jordan Rivers.
Event. Opening Reception: Monster Roster. Free. 7-9 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Monster Roster brings together approximately 60 major paintings, sculptures and works on paper in order to provide the definitive account of the movement. The event will feature performances, live poetry and prose, tours, video and food and cocktails.
Film. U. of C. Service League Movie: “Water”. $2 donation. 1 p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. This month’s movie, “Water,” is an Indian film about a child widow who is disposed of by being sent to an ashram, or perhaps just about the plight of widows. Everyone is invited.
Family. Valentine’s Day Story Crafts. 4:30 p.m. Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Join us for stories and make a craft for the one you love as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Open to children ages 5 and up.
Reading. Poet Ed Roberson. 6 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Recipient of the 2015 Ron Offen Poetry Prize, Ed Roberson reads from his canon of ten books of poetry.
Meeting. Ray School LSC Meeting. 6:15-7 p.m. William H. Ray Elementary School, Cafeteria, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday.
Meeting. Nichols Park Council Meeting. 7-9 p.m. The Fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month.