Masterclass with pianist Daria Rabotkina. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 3-5 p.m., 773-702-8484.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Rami Gabriel discusses his book, “Why I Buy: Self, Taste, and Consumer Society in America.”
Poetry Reading. 6 p.m., Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., free. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mark Strand presents.
Concert and Discussion. Inside Out Faith. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-1005, free. Former Christian rock Grammy-nominated musician Jennifer Knapp performs and discusses her lesbian sexual identity.
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.
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.
Lecture. 1 p.m., Classics Building, Room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., free. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand speaks.
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.
Lecture. “Love and Justice in Music.” 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Martin Stokes, a professor of music at King’s College in London, speaks. Part of the Department of Music Colloquium Series.
Discussion. The Future of the Humanities. 4-5:45 p.m., Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-3662. Psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva, of Paris Diderot University, and Arnold Davidson, a professor in the U. of C. Department of Comparative Literature, speak.
Opening Reception. 6-9 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Musicians including vocalist Dee Alexander perform for the Logan Center’s exhibition, “Diasporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora.”
Film Screening. “A Time There Was.” 7-9 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8068, free. Tony Palmer’s 1980 film on composer Benjamin Britten. R.S.V.P. at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu or by calling 773-702-2787.