Diasporal Rhythms Gallery Encounters: Sapphire and Crystals. 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Artists Felicia Grant-Preston and Joyce Owens and curator Tempestt Hazel present. In conjunction with the Logan Center’s exhibit, “Diasporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora.”
Off the Record Pt. 2: booker t. soultreyne rekkid release. Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 7-10 p.m.,
Performance. 7:30-9 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Bariton Jeff Ray performs.
Worship Without Prerequisites. 8-9 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. A chance for those interested in progressive Christian theology and community to gather for music, discussion, open prayer time, communion and fellowship.
Music, Post-Memory, and Indigenous Voice after the War in Peru. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 773-702-8484.
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.
Performance. “Black Bottom Boulevard.” 12:30-1 p.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-702-2787, free. Artist Cecil McDonald Jr. performs in the windows of the Arts Incubator.
Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:45-2:15 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St, 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.
Author Talk. 3-4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Shemi Zarhin reads from her book, “Some Day.”
Lecture. “Music, Post-Memory, and Indigenous Voice after the War in Peru.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Jonathan Ritter, of the University of California, Riverside, presents. Part of the Department of Music Colloquium Series.
2013 George B. Walsh Lecture. “The Purpose of Aristotle’s Poetics.” 4-5:30 p.m., Social Sciences Research Building, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8514. Andrew Ford, of Princeton University, presents.
Sounds for Wellness. To mark the last Friday of each University of Chicago pay-period, Zachary Cahill will play bagpipe music from a portable PA system in the Smart’s courtyard. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 4:30-4:45 p.m.
Sounds for Wellness. 4:30-4:45 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Bagpiper Zachary Cahill performs.