Film. “Treasure Seekers: From Passion to Plunder.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Screening of a documentary that explores treasure seeking, from archaeology to the pillaging of antiquities in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents guitarist Peter Lerner.
Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Screening of “In Our Heads About Our Hair,” a documentary about the history and politics of Black hair.
Book Launch. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Book launch for “The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” by Rick Perlstein.
Film. “The Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Screening of three short films, including “Barbasol,” “A Different Tree” and “Text Tone.”
Movie. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9:40 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Man of Steel.” Movies begin at dusk.
Lecture. “A Historic Perceptive of the Spirit and Culture of the Maranhão Maroons of Northeastern Brazil.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, AMES Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. In conjunction with the exhibition “Bandits & Heroes, Poets and Saints” the DuSable Museums presents a lecture by Professor Arthur Amaker on the enslaved Africans resistance movement in Brazil.
Reception. “Greater House of Prayer Combined Choirs CD Release and Reception.” 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787. The Greater House of Prayer Combined Choirs releases their first CD, “Miracle.”
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Nicole’s Jazz Trio performs.
Expo and Back to School Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., 312-225-5300.
Workshop. “LEGO Architects.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants model their own floor plan designs, facilitated by a youth educator. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Required tickets can be purchased at flwright.org/programs/legoarchitects.
Discussion. “Adult Book Discussion.” 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “Love Anthony” by Lisa Genova.
Author Talk. 3 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Discussion with Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of “‘Til the Well Runs Dry.”
Movies in the Park. 6 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Screening of “20 Feet From Stardom,” starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Patti Austin.
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Chester McSwain Jazz Band performs.
“Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories.” 2-4 p.m., Montgomery Place, 5550 S. Shore Drive, 773-493-1893, hydeparkhistory.org. The Hyde Park Historical Society hosts their fifth annual oral history program. Participants tell stories related to neighborhood parks. RSVP by calling Lala Rodgers at 773-401-0474 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Performance. 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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalists Julia Huff and Sharon Mevaa.
Information session. Young Professional Leaders Meeting. 6:15-8:15 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu. Learn about the Oriental Institute’s Young Professional Leaders, a group of 22- to 45-year olds who support the museum through fundraising, advocacy and volunteering. For more information, contact Membership Program Manager Amy Weber by calling 773-834-9777 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert. “Funkin with Acoustic Soul — Tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown.” 6-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5. Part of the “Sounds of History” jazz series, featuring Dee Alexander. To purchase a reserved table on the patio, call 773-947-0600.
Screening. 6-8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A public screening highlighting student projects. RSVP by sending an e-mail to Dominique Boyd at email@example.com.