Family Program. “LamaSeuss Series: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants explore the museum’s hatted artifacts to learn what ancient hats can tell archaeologists. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages 5 to 8. Required registration at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.
Concert. “Dee Alexander CD Release Concert: Songs My Mother Loves.” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $50 VIP seats (includes CD), $20 general, $10 students. “Songs My Mother Loves” is the title of Dee Alexander’s current recording project, which consists of selections of classic jazz that her mother listened to when Dee was a child.
Music. 9 p.m.-midnight, Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. Curtis Black Jazz Band performs.
Performance. “the timekeeper’s meditation…” 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artist Lindsey Barlag Thornton holds a 100-pound block of ice, which drips into tin buckets below a hand-made wooden table over the course of the day.
Workshop. “Saturday School.” 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Southside Hub of Production hosts a workshop inside John Preus’s exhibition “The Beast.”
Workshop. “Summer Saturdays: Origami.” 10 a.m.-noon, Frederick C. Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., flwright.org, $5 per child (accompanying adults free). Participants learn origami designs, make figures inspired by architecture and discover how Japanese art influenced Frank Lloyd Wright. Ages 8 and up with an adult.
Taste of Kenwood. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-373-2861, kenwooducc.net. Featuring food, fun and live entertainment, as well as a dance contest and raffle.
“Family Day: Fishy Fashion.” 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Create collages, drawings and watercolor paintings inspired by Robert Lucy’s Sea Fashions series. Recommended for ages 4 to 12. Must be accompanied by an adult.
“Grand Finale of ‘Rahm’s Readers’: Explore and Roar.” 1 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Grand finale of the Summer Learning Challenge with stories, crafts and prizes.
Reception. 2-5 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, Gallery 2 and the Cleve E. Carney Gallery, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Join the artists and curators of the new exhibition, “Mind the Gap.”
Shakespeare in the Parks. 5 p.m., Jackson Park, music court, south of the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org. A performance of Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona” by Spectralia Theater.
Concert. “Hyde Park Suzuki Institute Capital Campaign Kickoff Concert.” 8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $75 VIP seats, $25 general. Hyde Park Suzuki Institute hosts concert featuring bands Slave and Captain Sky. Purchase tickets at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.
Music. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., 773-324-1999, chantchicago.com. DJ night with house music.
Film. “Half of A Yellow Sun.” 2-4 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, $10. The South Side of Chicago premier of “Half of A Yellow Sun,” written by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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. Hyde Park Jazz Society presents the Jazz Community Big Band led by Marianne May.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Includes picture books, songs, action activities and flannel board stories. Open to ages 3 to 6.
Author Talk. 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-684-1300, semcoop.com. Discussion with Prajwal Parajuly, author of “The Gurkha’s Daughter.”
Family Fun Hour. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Families will have an opportunity to play classic board games or to make crafts.
Movie. “Midweek @ the Midway.” 8-9 p.m., Midway Plaisance Center, 1130 Midway Plaisance, 59th Street between Ellis and Woodlawn Avenues, free. Screening of “Back to the Future.” Movies begin at dusk.