Discussion. “State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?” 5-6 p.m., Pick Hall, room 016, 5828 S. University Ave., 773-702-1673, free. With Thomas Prugh of the Worldwatch Institute.
Lecture. “Covering the Calamity: The Financial Crisis, and How We Faced It.” 4:30-6 p.m., Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Bethany McLean, contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine, presents.
Lecture. “The Politics of Debt and the Deficit of Trust in Washington.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette presents.
Gallery Talk: Serge Charchoune. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Artists and exhibition co-curators Merlin James and David Schutter, of the University of Chicago’s Department of Visual Arts, host a discussion on the opening day of the Smart Museum’s exhibition, “Other Modernisms: Serge Charchoune (1889-1975).” Space is limited. Register(…)
Talk. “Egypt: A Public Private Partnership to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Countries in Crisis.” Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th St., room 289B, 773-702-1999, free. Deborah Lehr, founding chair of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University, presents.
Author Talk. Noon-1 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671. Keith Koeneman, author of “First Son: The Biography of Richard M. Daley,” presents. Lunch will be provided.
Yoga. 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, sdiwan@hpn club.org, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass. The Hatha yoga class poses are sequenced to build coordination and breath awareness. Stories and music lead the poses and animal poses incorporate sounds to match. Adults and(…)
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.