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.
Tour. “Brown Bag Architectural Tour of St. Thomas the Apostle.” 1 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626 ext. 103. Guided tour of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Tour begins on the steps in front of the church on Kimbark Avenue. Participants are invited to meet beforehand and bring lunch to the lawn outside Carith House.
“Third Thursday: Meso Chicago.” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Participants are joined by Meso Chicago, a collaborative project that uses food to explore culture, mixed identity and authenticity. Open to adults of all skill levels.
“‘Steppin’ Under the Stars!” 5:30-10:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, suggested donation of $5, tables $20. Dance hosted by the DuSable Museum, featuring a DJ. To reserve a personal table, call 773-947-0600 ext. 236.
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Lepercolateur Gypsy Jazz Band performs.
“Pearl Fest.” 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 39th Street Beach, 1099 E. Oakwood Blvd., 773-268-5045, blackpearl.org, free. Little Black Pearl hosts an outdoor festival with food, activities and music. Performers include Lalah Hathaway, Leela James, Rachelle Ferrell and Rahsaan Patterson.
Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp: Getting Shakespeare off the Page. 1-6 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, $15. Participants learn about performing Shakespeare and rehearse and perform favorite scenes to each other.
Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.
Film. “Stones and Bones: The Birth of Archaeology.” 2-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Documentary screening about the birth of modern archeology.
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 keyboardist Reginald T. McCants.
Book Club. “Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club.” 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants discuss “The Curse of Chalion” by Lois McMaster Bujold Cazaril.
Concert. “Chicago Overground: Progressive Jazz in Public Thoroughfares.” 5-7 p.m., Plein Air Cafe, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2787, free. Makaya McCraven Percussion Ensemble performs, with vinyl selections by Uncanned Music before, between and after sets.
Presentation. “New Smart Meter: Put It To Work For You.” 6-7:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. ComEd introduces its new smart meter initiative.
“Testimony — David Boykin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Conversation with artist David Boykin and Nicole Mitchell.
Film. “Cinda Firestone’s ATTICA: A Screening and Discussion.” 7 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Documentary screening about the rebellion at New York’s Attica Prison in September 1971. Chicago’s People’s Law Office attorney Michael Deutsch, who was an attorney for the Attica prisoners during their criminal trials, and National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated’s President Benneth Lee, a former gang member involved in a 1978 uprising, will be present for a discussion after the film.
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Contraband Latin Jazz Band performs.
Concert. “Hereafterfest.” 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, sonichealingministries.com, $10 suggested donation. Annual after set of the Chicago Jazz Festival.