Tea Time Concert. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Baritone Gyuri Barabas performs as part of Fulton Hall’s Tea Time Concert Series. Complimentary tea and cookies will be served at 4:15 p.m.
Author Reading. 6 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. Author Charles Bock will read from his upcoming novel, “Enlightenment.”
Play and Discussion. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-753-4472. A showing of Court Theatre’s play, “Waiting for Godot,” followed by a conversation with David Bevington, of the U. of C. “Waiting for Godot” runs through Feb. 15. To purchase tickets, call 773-753-4472 or visit tickets.courttheatre.org.
Jumu’ah Prayers. Noon and 12:45 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.
Forum Discussion. 12:15-1:15 p.m., Saieh Hall for Economics, 5757 S. University Ave., 773-702-7587. Steven Levitt, of the U. of C., participates in a casual discussion on economics. Questions welcomed.
Conversation. 1 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. With writers Charles Bock and Vu Tran.
Film Screening and Discussion. 6:30-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A screening of “Untitled (Just Kidding),” a program of video works by Jesse Malmed featured in the Center’s current exhibit, “Ground Floor.”
Workshop. “The Art and Craft of Acting for Singers.” 4-6 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., performance penthouse 901, 773-702-8484, free. With acting and singing coach David Alt.
Panel Discussion. 6:30 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, free. Four Chicago-area authors will discuss diversity in children’s books and writing underrepresented characters in their own work, in a discussion hosted by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Hyde Park/South Side Network. R.S.V.P. by sending an e-mail to Kate Hannigan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance. “Mortal City.” 7-8 p.m., Logan Center, theater west 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. A music performance presented as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.
Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants ages 6 to 9 discuss Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.”
Festival. “Puppets!” Noon-5 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 families, $5 individuals. Featuring a puppet performance and puppet making workshops. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.
Master Class. 4-6 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. With pianist Ilia Radoslavov.
Dance Performance. 7-9 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. U. of C. Indian dance group Aspara performs.
Monologue Performance. 7-10 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, free. Actor Roger Guenveur Smith performs a monologue conversation with the late Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles cops ignited outrage over police brutality and racial injustice.
Concert. “Now and Then I.” 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $25 general admission, $5 students. The Pacifica Quartet and eighth blackbird perform, preceded by a pre-concert roundtable conversation, to mark the 50th anniversary of the U. of C.’s Contempo music collective. To buy tickets, visit ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.