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.
Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games for adults and kids age 9 and up.
Family Day. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. A chance to build instruments using everyday materials with musician LeRoy Bach and artist John Preus. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult.
Workshop. Archaeological Reconstruction Drawing Workshop. 1-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $20 non-members, $15 members. Instruction in pottery drawing with U. of C. Ph.D. candidate Natasha Ayers. CPDUs available.
Concert. “Past Masters.” 7:30 p.m., Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., $39 adults, $35 seniors, $17 students. Baroque Band presents Locke, Schmelzer and more. To buy tickets, or for more information, call 312-235-2368 or visit baroqueband.org.
Panel Discussion. “Multi-tasking: One Artist / Multiple Practices.” 1-3 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With artists Hannah Barco, Kelly Lloyd, Kyle Schlie and Ramya Vala.
Second Sunday. 1-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. A chance to construct small and colorful mixed media tapestries with artist Katie Romans.
Open Studio. 2-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With resident artists Rosine Kouamen and Susan Giles.
Sunday Evening Jazz. 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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents saxophonist Jarrard Harris.
Presentation. College Savings 101. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. On how to save for college. Registration required.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and crafts for children ages 2-3.
Tea and Pipes. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Tea and biscuits with organ music.