Participants will discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.”
Muslim Friday prayers.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free. Time for quiet reflection, meditation and yoga instruction.
Lecture. “Secrets of the H.M.S. Pinafore.” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Classics Building, 1010 E. 59th St., free. Ralph MacPhail Jr., of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin, presents.
Lecture. “Literary Declamation around 1800: Theory, Practice, Representation.” 4:30-6 p.m., Wieboldt Hall, room 206, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8494. Mary Helen Dupree, of Georgetown University, presents.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Flutist Masha Popova and pianist Svetlana Krasnova perform. With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.
With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.
Workshop. Ethnoise! 4:30-6 p.m., Goodspeed Hall, room 205, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. An ethnomusicology workshop with Elizabeth Branch Dyson, associate editor at the University of Chicago Press.
Lecture. 6 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., obsuchicago.com, free. Democratic strategist and syndicated columnist Donna Brazile presents the 2014 George E. Kent Lecture, organized by the U. of C.’s Organization of Black Students.
Lecture. “When Freedom Replaced Fear: Illinois and the Underground Railroad.” 6:30-9 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, free. Historian Glennette Tilley-Turner presents. For more information, call 773-947-0600, ext. 223. To R.S.V.P., visit bit.ly/M0RsGM.
Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu presents. Visit bit.ly/KWiZs6 to register.
The UChicago Jazz X-tet and Bobbi Wilsyn Quartet perform. A Hyde Park Jazz Society program.
Lecture. “Sex and the Soul: Putting the Meaning Back Into Intimacy.” 7:30-9 p.m., Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave. Donna Freitas, of the University of Notre Dame, presents.
Vespers. 8-9 p.m. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.