Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. presents as part of his U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Program. “Urban Subcultures, Pop Music, and Youth Movements in Latin America.” 2-4 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8420, free. Featuring presentations from scholars and a screening of Victor Gaviria’s 1990 documentary “Rodrigo D: No future,” followed by a discussion. For more information, send an e-mail to Steven Schwartz at email@example.com.
Ethnomusicology Workshop. “Acid Diversions: Race, Memory, and Mediation on the U.K. Dance Floor.” 4:30-6 p.m., Goodspeed Hall, room 205, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. U. of C. Ph.D. student William Faber presents.
Lecture. 4:30 p.m., Logan Center, seminar terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524. Oren Izenberg, of the University of California, Irvine, presents.
Lecture. 4:30-6 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, room 157, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Anna Seastrand, of the U. of C., presents as part of the South Asian Art Lecture Series.
Panel Discussion. “Chicago as Muse.” 6 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artists featured in the Center’s current exhibit “Ground Floor” including Assaf Evron, Eseau McGhee, Ben Murray and Julie Weber, discuss how the city influenced and impacted their work.
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.
Open Studio. Noon-3 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With resident artist Rosine Kouamen.
Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Elections 2015: The ‘Real’ Thing.” For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday Lunch. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. A weekly lecture over lunch hosted by the U. of C. Divinity School. Sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Meditation. 2:15-2:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-5143, free. A chance to practice formal mindfulness meditation.
Author Discussion. 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-752-4381. With poet Gahl Liberzon and Scott Beal, author of “Wait ‘Til You Have Real Problems.”
Family Fun. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.
Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children up to age 2.
Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Republican political consultant Karen Slifka and 2014 Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State Brad Anderson present as part of their U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series. For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Gallery Talk. “Models of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Nadine Moeller, of the U. of C., presents as part of the Oriental Institute’s Lunchtime Traveler Series.
Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. With Adam Kosko, author of “Creepiness.”
Lecture. “The Life and Times of Jean Baptist Pointe DuSable – Founding Father of Chicago.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, Ames Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $5 general admission, free for museum members. Pemon Rami, director of Education Services and Public Programs at the DuSable Museum of African American History, presents as part of its Missing Pages Lecture Series. To buy tickets, visit thedusablemuseum.eventbrite.com.
Lecture. “Vocal Prosody in Popular Music.” 3:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Victoria Malawey, of Macalester College, presents as part of the U. of C. Music Department’s Colloquium Series.
Concert. 7 p.m., Logan Center, performance hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. The University Chorus and Women’s Ensemble perform Brahms and more.