Animals Strike Curious Poses. 6 p.m.-7:30p.m. 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. 773-684-1300. Author Elena Passarello discusses her book about animals immortalized in stories, history, science and myth. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/280340305712305/
Book discussion: Identity Unknown 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Author Donna Seaman discusses the careers of seven underappreciated woman artists. 773- 743-5281 https://www.facebook.com/events/337258603293408/
Toddler time. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Program features the theme of travel and includes picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories for children 18 months to 3 years.
Women’s History Month story crafts. 4 p.m.-5:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Children ages 5 and up are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Just for Laughs-Montreal Audition Showcase. 7 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E.,55th St. $10. 866- 811-4111. Mary Lindsey hosts 10 comedians trying out of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal Visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/93d9d2f14ded9d01bf4106153611103e
Remainder. 7 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., screening room. Free. 773-702-8670. Omer Fast film about a man stuck in the head by a box.
Ghost Note: A Snarky Puppy Project. 8p.m. The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. $12 standing room and bar $22 table with reservation. 312-801-2100. Two member of Snarky Puppy perform. Visit http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=7175645&pl=promchi&REFID=wordpress
Classicisms lecture with Salvatore Settis. 4:30 p.m. Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S, Greenwood. Free with registration. 773-702-0200. Archeologist and historian Settis gives a talk on Caravaggio and the Antiquities of Rome. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-salvatore-settis-registration-31461031793#tickets
The Republic of 43. 6p.m.-7:30p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore. 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free, reservation available. 773.752.4381. Author Jennifer Scappeltone discusses her book about toxic waste sites. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/745393835627040/
Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. Board games for children 9 up to adults. Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic , Dungeons and Dragons and other games will be available. Call 312-747-0511 or sign up at www.warhorn.net
Build a Bust.1 p.m.-4 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S.Greenwood Ave. Free. 773-702-0200. Kids 4-12 build a self-portrait bust from cardboard and plaster.
OWL monthly meeting. 1 p.m.-3p.m. Treasure Island, lower level, 1526 E. 55th St. Free. The Older Woman’s League Hyde Park Chapter will feature a panel discussion on “What is effective advocacy in the Trump era?” featuring Margaret Huyck, Bea Lumkin and Anne Marie Cunnigham. The panel will present their collective experiences of advocating for change. Feel free to bring snacks for social time. Social hour 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Contact Delores Rosenbaum, program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Bonomo Field Recordings. 2p.m. Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Free. 773-752-4381. Author Bonomo discusses his book about the impact of music on our lives. visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1878749265732989/
Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter. 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Co-op Bookstore, 1301 E. 57th St. Free . 773-684-1300 Author Elizabeth A.I. Powell discusses her book, a textual mixture of memoir, mythology, lyric poetry, and postmodern interrogations. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/290548424698406/
Film: Rats, Roaches and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga –Yamahtta Taylor. 5 p.m. University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, 5733 S. University Ave. Free. 773-702-8063. Films about housing activism will be presented
Let’s Dance Gala. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. Tickets $130 and up. 773-493-8498. Fundraiser for Hyde Park School of Dance. A program featuring Broadway inspired dance performed by HPSD company dancers with music by Bopology. A silent auction, raffle, dinner & dancing and awards ceremony will be featured. Visit https://hydeparkdance.org/gala
Chicago Home Theater Festival. 1 p.m.-3p.m. Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Free. 773-324-5520. Participants will gather neighborhood stories and create zines, audio collages, and dramaturgical tools which will be utilized by artists to create neighborhood-specific work and performed as part of HPAC festival in May 2017
Botanical Shakespeare. 3 p.m. Co-op Bookstore, 1301 E. 57th St. Author Gerit Quealy discusses “Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright.” Free. 773-684-1300 RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/751720711645475
Curtis Black Quartet. 9 p.m.-midnight. Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. Free, donations appreciated. 773-643-5516. Improvisational jazz.
Gallery Talk with Anthony Grafton. Noon. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free but registration required. 773-702-0200. Historian Anthony Grafton talks on the classical tradition from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century in connection to objects on view in the Smart Museum of Art’s special exhibition Classicisms. Visit email@example.com