Architectural Tour. 1 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626, free.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Panel Discussion and Reception. An Integrated Approach to Women’s Health. 4-6:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2270. Nancy Goodman Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, presents the keynote address and physicians, business and non-profit leaders participate in a panel as part of the U. of C.’s Global Health Week programming.
Lecture. “Blacks In and Out of the Left.” 4:30-6 p.m., Center for Gender and Race Studies, 5733 S. University Ave., 773-834-0957. Michael C. Dawson, director of the U. of C.’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, presents.
Lecture. “Ethnography and Architecture in the City at War.” 4:30-5:30 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 157, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Sheila Crane, of the University of Virgina, presents as part of the Smart Lecture Series.
Lecture. “Grand Theft Ovid: Literary Studies in the Internet Age.” 4:30-6 p.m., Social Science Research, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St. David Damrosch, a professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, presents.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Featuring piano music and complimentary tea and cookies.
Third Thursday: Extra-Ordinary. Appreciate the art of the mundane and make your own conceptual art inspired by “State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970.” Use commonplace materials—even your body—to transform the banal into the beautiful and bizarre. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 773-702-0200.
Third Thursday: Extra-Ordinary. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Visitors make their own conceptual art, inspired by the museum’s new exhibit, “State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970.” All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.
Author Talk. 6-9 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, authors of “Dollarocracy: How Billionaires Are Buying Our Democracy and What Can we Do About It,” present.
Gallery Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Artist Floyd Atkins, appraiser Diane Dinkins-Carr and collector Patric McCoy present a discussion in conjunction with the Logan Center’s new exhibit, “Disaporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora.”
Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols on Dollarocracy: How Billionaires Are Buying Our Democracy and What Can We Do About It. International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 6-9 p.m., 773-753-2274.
The Social Justice Address. Address by William Upski Wimsatt, Lab ’90, social entrepreneur, philanthropic consultant, journalist, and political organizer. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 773-702-1431.
Poetry reading by Dana Gioia. Swift Hall, third floor lecture room, 1025 E. 58th St., 7 p.m., 773-955-5887.