“Story Slam.” 6-7:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Storyteller Judith Heineman and artist and educator Laura Shaeffer curate a series of story slams. This slam’s theme is “Trauma/Grief.”
Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Senet — the Favorite Game of Egypt.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants play an ancient Egyptian board game. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12.
“Testimony – Krista Franklin in Conversation.” 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Discussion between poet, visual artist and performer Krista Franklin and Alexander Wehellye, professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University.
Performance. “Dance in the Parks.” 6:30-7:45 p.m., Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr., danceintheparks.org, free. Chicago-area dance groups perform, including Hyde Park School of Dance’s youth company, Tyego Next Generation.