15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. 8:30 a.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. The conference theme will be “Culture and Subcultures” and feature speakers David Grazian of the University of Pennsylvania and Jeffrey Kidder of Northern Illinois University. To register, or for more information, visit chicagoethnography2013.wordpress.com.
Family Day: Books for a Better World. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Visitors look at illustrated children’s books from India during a family tour of the exhibition, “The Sahmat Collective,” then make their own storybook about harmony and acceptance. All ages welcome. Activities designed for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.