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., 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.
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.
2014 TEDxUChicago Conference. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., tedxuchicago.com. A local, independently organized TED conference.
Easter Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m.-noon, Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 E. 55th St. Featuring two Easter egg hunts, food, games, crafts and a raffle. Organized by the Hyde Park Vineyard Church. For more information, call 773-939-3445.
Workshop. Lego Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use Legos to create a 3D model of a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy the required advance tickets. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up with an adult.
Dance Workshop. “Affective Labor in Dance: South Asia and Beyond.” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Logan Center, performance penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. Led by dancer Joanna de Souza.
Book Discussion. 1-2 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discussion Adam Johnson’s “The Orphan Master’s Son.”