Lecture. “A Racial Equity and Social Justice Agenda for Schools: What Would It Look Like?” 1:30-3 p.m., School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St., 773-702-1172. Charles Payne, of the U. of C. School of Social Service Administration, presents.
Lecture. “Norms, Deviance, and the Queer Ordinary.” 4:30-6 p.m., Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, 5733 S. University Ave., 773-702-9936. Heather Love, of the University of Pennsylvania, presents.
Lecture. “Institutional Corruption: Finance.” 5-6:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-6030. Lawrence Lessig, of Harvard University, presents.
Screening and Book Talk. “Monastic Silence and a Visual Dialogue.” 7 p.m., Cobb Hall, third floor, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-955-5887, free. U. of C. graduate Abbie Reese will discuss a long-term oral history and visual arts project that is the basis for her recent book, “Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns” and her documentary film in-progress, “Chosen (Custody of the Eyes).” For more information and to register, visit lumenchristi.org.
Lecture. “Neuroscience, Therapeutic Action, and Clinical Pragmatism: Experiments in Adapting to Need.” 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th St., 773-702-1172. William Borden, of the U. of C. School of Social Service Administration, presents the Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture.
Lecture. “Creative Strategies for Spontaneous Composition.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Jazz artist Steve Coleman presents as part of the Music Colloquium Series.
Xbox Fun Fridays. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. School age get a chance to play Xbox games. Open to children ages 5 and up.
Film Screening. 6 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596, free. A screening of Lav Diaz’s 2013 film, “Norte, the End of History.”
Lecture. 6:30-8:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, former Massachusetts public health commissioner, gives the U. of C. School of Social Service Administration’s Social Justice Lecture.
Concert. 7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $35 general admission, $5 students. The Regina Carter Quintet performs with harpist Edmar Castaneda.
Fourth Ward Shred-a-Thon. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Meadows Shopping Plaza, parking lot, 3357 S. King Dr., 773-536-8103. A chance to shred sensitive documents on site.
Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $10 Oriental Institute member parent and child, $14 non-member parent and child. Featuring a simulated archaeological dig in the institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. For children ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult. To buy tickets, visit orientalinstitute.eventbrite.com.
Film Screening. “Om Obama,” 3 p.m., Doc Films, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. The U.S. premiere of Janaki Viswanathan’s 2011 Tamil film, a comedy about one Indian village’s high hopes for the election of President Barack Obama, followed by a Q and A with the director. For more information, or to order advance tickets, call 708-320-9245, visit mangonetworx.com or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Family Program: Mummies Night. 5-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants get up close and personal with a mummy, go on a treasure hunt in the Egyptian Gallery and more. Also featuring a CD release party and performance by Judith Heineman and her musical partner, in celebration of their new album, “The Magic Carpet: Songs and Stories from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.”
Concert. “Classified.” 7-8:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8484, $8 suggested donation for general admission, $4 suggested donations for students and children. The University Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Halloween concert.
Performance. “An Evening of Horror and Suspense in the Old Time Radio Tradition.” 8 p.m., at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue, $12 at the door, $10 in advance. The Hyde Park Community Players present their 5th annual Halloween season show, featuring stories by Ray Bradbury, T.C. Boyle, Shirley Jackson and more with live sound effects. For more inforomation, or to buy advance tickets, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.
Discussion. 11 a.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. GOP strategist Steve Schmidt and IOP Executive Director Steve Edwards kick of the Chicago Humanities Festival’s Hyde Park Day with a discussion.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100. Music, communion and a sermon.
Reading. 12:30 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, $5 students and teachers. Laila Lalami, author of “The Moor’s Account,” presents.
Teach-In. Sahlins 101. 12:30 p.m., Logan Center, Theater West 115, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, arts.uchicago.edu, $9 Chicago Humanities Festival Members, $12 general admission, free for students and teachers. U. of C. Professor Emeritus and anthropologist Marshall Sahlins presents.