Gallery Talk. “Prehistoric Collections.” 12:15-1 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Yorke Rowan, of the U. of C., presents as part of the Oriental Institute’s Lunchtime Traveler Series.
Film Screening. “Vinicius.” 5-7:30 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8420, free. A screening of Miguel Faria Jr.’s 2005 film on Brazilian poet Vinicius de Moraes. Followed by a reception.
Lecture. “Monetary Networks in Graeco-Roman Antiquity.” 7 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. Sitta von Reden, of the University of Freiburg, presents.
Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Jesse Ball, author of “Silence Once Begun,” presents.
Gallery Tour. 6:30-7 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. A guided tour of the Institute’s galleries. No reservation necessary.
Lecture. “Rebellion: Agamben’s Reception of Dostoevsky in ‘The Open.’” 4:30-6 p.m., Social Science Research Building, room 107, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-8486. Olga Soloviva, of the U. of C., presents.
Wednesday Lunch. “Ecumenism 101 with Aaron Hollander.” Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. U. of C. Ph.D. student Aaron Hollander presents. To sign up in advance, send an e-mail(…)
Knitting Class. 10 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.