“What’s up in Planetary Exploration!” 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. 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.” 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. 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. 5-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. A chance to socialize over drinks and music hosted by the 500 Clown theater company.
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.” 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. 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.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100. Music, communion and a sermon. The Rockefeller Chapel Choir sings Mozart’s Coronation Mass as part of the chapel’s First Choral Sunday.
Panel Discussion. Dining with the Dead in the Ancient World. 1-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free.
Sunday Mass. 5 p.m., Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave., 773-288-2311.
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. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents Bill McFarland and The Chicago Horns.
Performance. “Clinic.” 3-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520. Artist Steve Juras gives an evolving performance of a multi-layered dissection.
Author Talk. Noon-1:30 p.m., Classics Building, room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-834-0957, free. Jaqueline Bhaba, author of “Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age,” presents.
Wednesday Lunch at the Divnity School. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Michael W. Phillips Jr., founder of non-profit South Side Projections, presents. To sign up in advance, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Open Studio Hours. 1-3 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520. With Hyde Park Art Center Artist-in-Residence Nuria Montiel.