Open Studio. Noon-3 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5520 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. With resident artist Rosine Kouamen.
Seminar. Noon, U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington presents as part of her U. of C. Institute of Politics fellow seminar series, “Elections 2015: The ‘Real’ Thing.” For more information, or to R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday Lunch. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. A weekly lecture over lunch hosted by the U. of C. Divinity School. Sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Meditation. 2:15-2:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-5143, free. A chance to practice formal mindfulness meditation.
Author Discussion. 6 p.m., 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., 773-752-4381. With poet Gahl Liberzon and Scott Beal, author of “Wait ‘Til You Have Real Problems.”
Family Fun. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to listen to stories, play board games and make crafts. For all ages.