53rd Street Dinner Crawl; 1420 E 53rd St.; 5 – 9 p.m.; join other gourmands for a culinary tasting visit to 20 different Hyde Park restaurants; $30.
Make Music Chicago; Blackstone Branch of Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Library hosts a day of celebrating music to appeal to music fans of all styles and ages; call the branch for the list of performers and times; 312-747-0511.
Jackie Wilson Tribute; Blackstone Branch of Chicago Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.; 1 p.m.; The Afrikan Connection presents a tribute to “Mr. Excitement,” Jackie Wilson, one of the most dynamic performers of his era; this multimedia program will include a film of Wilson’s career, discussion of his music and a performance by Black Elegance.
Rainbow PUSH Convention; Sheraton Grand Hotel, 302 N. Water St., plus satellite gatherings at the Apostolic Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave.; the Hyde Park-based coalition opens its 48th convention, which runs through July 2; for more information, call 773.256.2700