Jazz at the Logan Center; Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.; 7:30 p.m.; Pianist Fred Hersch and guitarist Julian Lage join forces to launch the 2019/20 season of Jazz at the Logan; tickets $10 – $38.
Open House Chicago Hyde Park Historical Society; 5529 S Lake Park Ave,; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; the Historical Society’s historic cable car building will be a featured stop on this year’s Open House Chicago; the Society also will sponsor a preview of its upcoming Nancy Hayes photo exhibit.
International House at U. of C., 1414 E. 59th St.; 2 p.m.; Newberry Consort opens its season with a performance of “The Empress: Margarita Teresa;” a pre-concert lecture begins at 1:30 and a reception to celebrate Global Voices will follow the performance; tickets: $10 – $50 available at tickets.newberryconsort.org.
Songs of Gustav Mahler; Mandel Hall, 1131 E 57th St.; 7:30 p.m.; baritone Christian Gerharer and pianist Gerold Huber perform the songs of Mahler in recital; pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $10 – $38.
Jazz Society Grand Opening; Promontory Music Venue, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W; first set 7:30 p.m., second set 9 p.m.; Dee Alexander kicks off the Hyde Park Jazz Society’s move into its new home; admission $10; students $5.