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.
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. 4-5 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Jakobi Williams, author of “From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago,” presents.
Annual Holiday Art Sale. 6-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Featuring Hyde Park Art Center student work for sale, including pottery, prints, paintings and photographs.
Open Studio. 6-9 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With artists John Preus, Assaf Evron and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford.
Film Screening. “The Middle of Nowhere.” 7-9:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. A screening of Ava DuVernay’s 2012 Sundance Best Director Award-winning film.
Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. The Rudresh Mahamthappa Quartet performs. For tickets, call 773-702-2787.
Concert. 8-10 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, $45 choir area seating, $40 choir pews, $30 front nave, $20 general admission, $5 students. The University Choir, Motet Choir and Rockefeller Chapel Choir and Orchestera peform Handel’s Messiah. A tradition since 1930.
42nd Annual Crafts Open House. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 4810 S. Ellis Ave. Featuring drawings, purses, pillows, ceramics and more.
Teacher Workshop. “Teaching Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture with the Oriental Institute Museum Collection.” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $40 non-members, $30 members. U. of C. archaeologist Megaera Lorenz presents. With a gallery sketching workshop. Bring a sketchpad and pencils. Space is limited. Register at oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes.
Dance Performance. “A Taste of the Nutcracker.” 10:15 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. The Hyde Park School of Dance peforms scenes from Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s ballet based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.
Annual Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., 773-363-1620. Featuring Christmas decorations. Wares from The Fair Trader and others.
Holiday Lecture and Open House. “Physics with a Bang!” 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kersten Physics Teaching Center, 5720 S. Ellis Ave., free. Featuring physics demonstrations, discussions and hands-on activities. Space is limited.