Lecture. “The Last Hapsburg Poet: Paul Celan’s Love Poetry and the Limits of Language.” 5-6:30 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-834-8524, free. Marjorie Perloff, of Stanford University, presents. Reception follows. For special assistance, contact Maureen Grey by calling the same number or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Film Screening and Discussion. “Emerging Thailand: The Spirit of Small Enterprise.” 6:30-8:45 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-5599, free. A screening of a film by the same name, preceded by a reception. U. of C. economist Robert M. Townsend will sign copies of his new book, “Chronicle from the Field: the Townsend Thai Project.” For more information, call 773-834-2240. For speciall assistance, call 773-753-2274.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.