“Listening to the Image.” In celebration of the launch of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago, internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge will deliver a public lecture about the practice and theory of making meaning in the studio, while exploring the relationship of sound and image. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 6-7:30 p.m., 773-834-8936.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., email@example.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a
10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.
“Virtues of Bastardy.” As part of its official launch, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago welcomes acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge and South African writer, curator, and scholar Jane Taylor to discuss “Virtues of Bastardy: Mixed metaphors and collaborations in the studio.” Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B, 1100 E. 57th St., 5-6:30 p.m., 773-834-8936.
Jupiter Quartet with James Dunham, viola. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 7:30-9:30 p.m., $35/$5, students, 773-702-8068.
The Mountaintop, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 8-10 p.m. See description on Wednesday, Sept. 25, for details.
Jupiter Quartet and Spektral Quartet with Seth Brodsky. Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ticket prices at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu, 773-702-8068. Family concert, 2-4 p.m., $10/$5 for children.
South Side History Bike Tour. Come explore the social, cultural, and political history of Chicago’s South Side on a guided bike tour. Led by Dean John Boyer and Professors Terry Nichols Clark and Mark Hansen, participants will have the opportunity to visit prominent sites. Begins at Bartlett Quad, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 773-834-4483.
Family Day: Makin’ Waves. A Smart Museum first Saturday event inspired by “State of Mind.” Collaborate with others on drawings of the Pacific Ocean, surfboards and swimming pools. All materials provided. Activities are best for kids ages 4 to 12, accompanied by an adult. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 1-4 p.m., 773-702-0200.
The Mountaintop, Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 3-5 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. See description on Wednesday, Sept. 25, for details.
“Recreating Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great’s Paradise.” A screening and discussion of “Recreating Pasargadae, Cyrus the Great’s Paradise,” a film by Farzin Rezaeian. The film presents the first digital reconstruction of Cyrus’ palace and gardens at Pasargadae, the first capital of the Persian Empire. Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 5-8 p.m., 773-834-9775.
Guest Artist Recital: Lincoln Trio. The Lincoln Trio will perform music of Prof. Shulamit Ran and winners of the Sejong Prize Competition. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 8-9:30 p.m., 773-702-8484.
Comer Kids’ Classic 5K. Dedicated to advancing pediatric research, the Comer Kids’ Classic takes place in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood. Share the morning with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and other runners while promoting wellness and showing a commitment to our smallest patients. Main quad, 8-11 a.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.), 773-834-1980.
11th Annual Comer Kids’ Classic, happening 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The Comer Kids’ Classic is a chip-timed 5K Run/Walk that begins and ends on the University of Chicago Quadrangle and travels through Hyde Park and along the lakefront. After the 5K join us for the Kids’ Dash, for children ages six and younger, and the Kids’ Mile, a one-mile, chip-timed run suggest for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. All proceeds from the event benefit the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital.
To register or find more information visit: http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/race.