Performances. Catcher in the Rhyme. 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring student work, such as readings, spoken word, open mics and slam competitions.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.
“Joe Scarborough and The Right Path: A Conversation with David.” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-834-4671, free. Scarborough, former Florida Republican Congressman and host of MSNBC’s show “Morning Joe,” speaks with Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Lecture. “Ballads, Nations and Histories of Form.” 4:30-6 p.m., Rosenwald Hall, Room 205, 1101 E. 58th St., 773-702-8537, free. Meredith Martin, of Princeton University, presents.
Lecture. “Why Disability? Or, Who Should and Should Not Inhabit the World?” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Classics Building, Room 110, 1010 E. 59th St. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, of Emory University, presents.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.
Author Talk. “Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn From Them.” 6-7:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Richard Grossman, of Wesleyan University, presents on his similarly titled book.
Film Screening and Discussion. “Gasland 2.” 7-9 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-7721. A screening of director Josh Fox’s 2013 film, the sequel to his Oscar-nominated “Gasland.”
Lecture. 7 p.m., St.Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-324-2626, free. Richard Cahan, author of “Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home: Chicago’s Forgotten Renaissance Man,” discusses the architect’s work and his connection to the church.
Dance and Opera Performance. “Traviata.” 8 p.m., Logan Center, Peformance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $15 general admission, $5 students. Tickets for sale at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu. Italy’s Artemis Danza dance company presents Guiseppe Verdi’s work.
Open House. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-535-0970. A tour for prospective parents, starting in the school’s cafeteria.