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.
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.
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.
Humanities Day Presentation. This lecture will give a brief history of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality archival collections origins in feminist and women’s history, and ask what it means to once-marginalized communities to have a place in the university archives. It will offer a first look at many of the items and oral history interviews that have been collected documenting LGBTQ life on campus from the era of Gay Lib to the present day. The presentation will be followed by a reception celebrating the Center’s newly renovated building on University Avenue. Centers for Gender/Race Studies, 5733 South University, 1st floor, 5733 S. University Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 773-702-9936.