Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School @ Swift Hall, common room
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School. “Teaching Religion and the First Amendment: The Case of the Hobby Lobby Bible Curriculum.” Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Margaret M. Mitchell, dean of the U. of C. Divinity School, presents. To sign up in advance, send an e-mail to

“What’s up in Planetary Exploration!” @ Blackstone Library
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm

“What’s up in Planetary Exploration!” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, NASA Solar System ambassador Elizabeth Koprucki discusses space missions, what we are learning and why it is important. Open to children ages 5 and up.

Lecture. “Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money.” @ Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture. “Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. Alain Bresson, of the U. of C., presents.

Gallery Talk @ Oriental Institute
Oct 2 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Talk. 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Monica Phillips, U. of C. Ph.D. candidate in Assyriology, presents on the Epic of Gilgamesh, as part of the Oriental Institute’s Lunchtime Traveler Series.

At the Threshold @ Smart Museum of Art
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At the Threshold. 5-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200,, free. A chance to socialize over drinks and music hosted by the 500 Clown theater company.

Lecture. “Thinking into the Future.” @ Logan Center, Performance Hall,
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lecture. “Thinking into the Future.” 5-7 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20 members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and American Institute of Architects and U. of C. alumni, faculty and staff, $5 students. British landscape architect James Corner presents.

Panel Discussion. “Ukraine in Flames.” @ International House, home room
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion. “Ukraine in Flames.” 6 p.m., International House, home room, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. A discussion on recent events in the former U.S.S.R., moderated by Robert Bird, of the U. of C.

Concert @ Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, fourth floor
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Concert. 8 p.m., Renaissance Society, Cobb Hall, fourth floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8670, free. Experimental musicians Birgit Ulher and Andreas Trobollowitsch perform together for the first time.