“The Winning Words Initiative: A Midwest Regional Resource Network for Pre-Collegiate Philosophy.” 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. A series of talks on philosophy at the K-12 level. To R.S.V.P. visit civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/wwinitiative.shtml or call 773-834-3929, ext. 1.
Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games for adults and kids 9 and up.
Family Day: Kite Flight. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Families create kites out of recycled plastic bags with artist Cydney M. Lewis. All materials provided.
Workshop. Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery — Faces and Figures. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $25 non-members, $20 members. A sketching session focusing on a museum gallery with instructor Vesna Jovanovic. Materials not provided.
Workshop. “Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery–Faces and Figures.” Hone your sketching skills while developing a new appreciation for art and artifacts created thousands of years ago. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 1-3 p.m., $20/$25 non-members, 773-702-9507.
Gallery Talk. 2-5 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Raub Welch, curator of the museum’s exhibit, “The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man,” presents.
Symposium. “Living with the Past: How the Ancient Middle East Shaped Our World.” Inspired by the special exhibit, Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins, join Oriental Institute scholars for an engaging and spirited conversation and learn about surprising legacies of the past that are still around us today. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 2-5:15 p.m., 773-702-9507.
An Evening of Bulgarian Puppetry. International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., 773-753-2274.
Author Talk. 3-4 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Ytasha Womack, author of “Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture,” presents.
Gallery Tour. 6:30-7 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. A tour focusing on highlights of the museum’s collection. Participants meet in the lobby.
Highlight Tour Gallery. International House, lobby, 1155 E. 58th St., 6:30-7 p.m., 773-834-9777.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Communion with excerpts of Durufle’s Requiem.
Founder’s Day. Noon-5 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. A celebration of the birthday of museum founder Dr. Margaret Burroughs, featuring performances and a special guest speaker. For more information, call 773-947-0600, ext. 255.
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. Call for fee information.