Lecture. “Mental Health and Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 001, 924 E. 57th St., 773-834-0957, free. Rwandan health experts Naasson Munyandamutsa and Donatilla Mukumana present. Light lunch will be provided. R.S.V.P. by sending an e-mail to email@example.com (encouraged).
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.
Author Talk. 2-3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Eric Lohr discusses his book, “Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union.”
Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Adam Rome discusses his book, “The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation.”
Performance. “A Salon Evening with Nicholas Phan.” Preceded by a lecture by Dan Wang. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 6:30-9:30 p.m., $35/$5 students, 773-702-8068.
The 2013 Social Justice Address. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Activist and University of Chicago Laboratory Schools alum William Upski Wimsatt presents.
A Salon Evening with Nicholas Phan. 7:30-9:30 p.m., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. Call 773-702-2787 for tickets. The tenor performs Benjamin Britten.
Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-8647, free. Songwriter Yoshio Hayakawa and producer Masahide Sakuma perform.
Red Clay Dance Company: Transcending. In celebration of their 5th Anniversary season, Red Clay Dance Company presents its inaugural fall concert” Transcending,” featuring “On Hallowed Ground,” a world premiere choreographed by Artistic Director Vershawn Sanders Ward, as well as company repertory work “Gone 2 Soon.” Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 7:30-9 p.m., $20, 773-702-2787.
Dance Performance. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20. The Red Clay Dance Company performs.
Cash Mob and Second Annual Chef Throwdown at the 61st Street Farmers Market. Watch Chicago culinary students compete in an outdoor cooking competition and vote on a winner. Teams start shopping and preparing food at 9am, and will serve their completed dishes at 11:30am. Meet at the flagpole on the main quad at 9 a.m. and walk to the 61st Street Farmers Market at 61st Street and Dorchester Avenue. 773-834-5143.
Author Talk. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. U. of C. assistant professor of english Srikanth Reddy presents for the school’s Humanities Day.
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 ages 6 and up with an adult.
Open House Chicago at the Oriental Institute. The Oriental Institute joins the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a second year to present Open House Chicago, a free weekend festival providing access to over 150 of Chicago’s greatest places and spaces. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 773-702-9507.