Lecture. “The Life of Mexico City: Indigenous Presence in the Sixteenth Century Capital.” 4:30-5:30 p.m., Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0278. Barbara Mundy, of Fordham University, presents.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Flutist Masha Popova and pianist Svetlana Krasnova perform. With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.
Lecture. “Seeing Into and Seeing Through: The Promise and Peril of Imaging.” 5 p.m., Regenstein Library, room 122A-B, 1100 E. 57th St. Dr. Richard B. Gunderman, of Indiana University, presents.
Third Thursday: How to Draw Hands. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants use as inspiration drawings in the museum’s exhibit, “Imaging/Imagining,” for their own sketches of the human hand. All materials provided. Open to adults of all skill levels.
Freedom for All the Earth: An Interfaith Passover Seder. 6 p.m., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th ST., 773-896-2400. Co-sponsored wtih the Hyde Park Muslim Family Circle and Mishkan Chicago. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Author Talk. “U.S. Policy and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.” 6:30-8 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Josh Ruebner, national advocacy director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will discuss his most recent book, “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.”
Film Screening. “The Abominable Crime.” 7-9 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307, 773-702-7721. Micah Fink’s 2013 film, followed by a Q and A with him.
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.
Symposium. “Affective Labor in Dance: South Asia and Beyond.” Noon-2 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Focusing on dance as work and the dancer as laborer.
Workshop. 1-4 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianists Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya, dancer Wendy Clinard and painter Dmitry Samarov host a workshop inspired by their collaborative work, “Chicago’s Watershed: A 156 Mile Choreography.”
Lecture. 4:30 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-9565. Sahar Khamis, of the University of Maryland, College Park, presents a U. of C. Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative lecture, followed by a reception.v
Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Virginia Zaharieva, co-author of “Nine Rabbits,” and Albena Stambolova, co-author of “Everything Happens as It Does,” presents.
Conversation. “On Disappointment.” 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Philosopher Simon Critchley, of the New School for Social Research in New York, will participate in a discussion with artist John Preus and Bart Schultz, director of the Humanities Division’s Civic Knowledge Project at the University of Chicago.