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., 7-8:30 p.m., $20, 773-702-2787.
Concert. Playing with Fire: Virtuoso Music from the 16th and 17th Centuries. 8-9:30 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8484, $45 preferred seating, $35 general admission ($38 at the door). Buy tickets at newberryconsort.org. Cornettist Bruce Dickey and the Newberry Consort perform the Howard Mayer Brown Memorial Concert.
The Newberry Consort: Playing with Fire. Cornetto virtuoso Bruce Dickey joins the Newberry Consort for music from the Italian late Renaissance and early Baroque, a time of dazzling pyrotechnics, sublime poetry, and gorgeous harmonies. This concert honors the memory of University of Chicago musicologist and Consort founder Howard Mayer Brown, who did seminal research into the ornamentation styles of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 8-9:30 p.m., pre-concert lecture 7 p.m., preferred seating $45, general $35, at the door $38, 773-702-8484.
Chicago Humanities Festival. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., various U. of C. campus sites, 312-494-9509, chicagohumanities.org. Talks will be given across the neighborhood by speakers including U. of C. paleontologist Paul Sereno and poet Brenda Shaughnessy, as part of the 24th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Communion with music from the Rockefeller Chapel Choir.
“The Art of Science” at Chicago Humanities Festival. University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno kicks off Hyde Park Day with an illustrated discussion of the latest findings in his field. This program is appropriate for both children and adults. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 11 a.m.-noon, 773-702-2787.
Art Class. Slabwork with Amanda Gentry. 12:30-4:30 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Gentry, the artist behind the center’s exhibit, “Expanding,” shares the tools and techniques behind her clay work.
Lecture. “Historic, Waterproof, Affordable and Still Beautiful.” Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. A presentation on roofing by Bogdan Bosak of Conrad Roofing, the last of the Hyde Park Historical Society’s series, “This Old (Hyde Park) House.”
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. Saxophonist Ron Salter performs.
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.
Community Yoga with Chaturanga Seeds: Beginner Level. 10-11 a.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., 773-702-9724. Instructor Mela Woods teaches yoga.
The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court. 4-5:30 p.m., Social Science Research, Tea Room, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8420. Authors Mary Miller and Claudia Brittenham present on Mayan murals.
Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. Debora Spar, author of “Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection,” presents.