Second Sunday. 1-4 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5200 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Participants create a communal mural in the center’s public conference room under the guidance of a teaching artist, as part of a city-wide monthlong drawing festival, “Big Draw Chicago.”
Author Talk. 2-3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Robert B. McKersie discusses his book, “A Decisive Decade: An Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s.”
Family Program: Junior Archaeologists. 2-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $5 members, $9 non-members. Pre-registration is required. Children and parents experience a simulated archaeology dig. For ages 5-12, accompanied by an adult. To register at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.
Junior Archeologists. Children and parents have a chance to dig into our simulated excavation in the Oriental Institute’s Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. This program also includes an interactive guided tour of the galleries. Suggested for ages 5 to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 2-4 p.m., $5 per participant with membership/ $9 for non-members, 773-702-9507.
37th Season Chicago Ensemble Series. International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 3-5 p.m.; tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students with valid ID, free for I-House Residents, 773-753-2274.
Concert. 3-5 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, $25 general admission, $10 students with ID. The Chicago Ensemble peforms its first performance of the 37th season.
Concert. Sunday Night Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., $10 adults, $5 for university students. A Hyde Park Jazz Society event. Drummer Xavier Breaker performs.
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.
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds: Beginner Level. 10-11 a.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-702-9724. Instructor Mela Woods offers an opportunity to learn yoga.
Free, Rapid, Anonymous HIV Testing. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., Room 302, 773-834-1005, lgbtq.uchicago.edu.
Conversation. “No Such Thing as Closure.” 6-8 p.m., Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Room 107, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4672. Chicago Public Media reporter Natalie Moore speaks on youth violence in Chicago.
Family Science Fair Night. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for students and parents to be introduction to the Chicago public libraries’ science fair-related resources.
Cross Currents: Journey to Asian Environments – A Film and Visit by Nick Deocampo. With water as its central theme, Nick Deocampo’s “Cross Currents” takes its viewers across five Asian ecological sites and shows how local inhabitants, often without scientific help, have developed indigenous ways of taking care of their local environments. A Q and A with the director will follow the screening. International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 7-9 p.m., 773-702-1673.