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.
Discussion. Object/Subjective. Noon-1 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, cafe, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Sara Mendelsohn, executive assistant for program support at the Smart Museum, and Faye R. Gleisser, a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, discuss the work of Bruce Nauman.Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Register at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu /calendar/register.
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.
Winter Holiday Party. 4:30-7 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. A celebration of Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and more. Co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Parent Network.
Volunteer Work Day. 9 a.m., Jackson Park, Bobolink Meadow. Participants spread native grass and seeds in the meadow. For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Annual Holiday Party. 2-4 p.m., Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Those attending are invited to bring their stories and refreshments to share.
Logan Center Family Saturdays. 2-4 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring workshops on arts and crafts, music videos, DJing and legos, as well as storytelling and musical performances. Register in advance (recommended) at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu.
Family Program. The Look. 6-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th ST., 773-702-9507, $9 non-members, $5 members. Participants learn about the origins and science behind Egyptian makeup, how jewelry and clothes is made and how fashion helps archaeologists date artifacts. For families with children age 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Second Annual Holiday Dance Recital. 6 p.m., Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., 773-368-4058, $10. Students from the ITwirl Dance Programs perform. To buy tickets, call or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for the programs’ Winter 2014 classes is open. For more information, visit facebook.com/itwirldanceprograms
Concert. “Making Spirits Bright.” 8-10 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $35 premier seating, $25 general admission and $20 seniors and students. The Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus performs a holiday show.
Lecture. “The Jews of Iran.” 10:30 a.m.-noon, KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., 773-924-1234, free. U. of C. history professor John E. Woods presents.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Communion with Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Cantata BWV 61.”
Talk. “Palestine and Israel: Why There is No Peace.” 11:30 a.m., First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Ray Hanania, former Chicago City Hall reporter, presents.