Dialogue. “Pivot to Asia: A New Road Map to the Sino-US Relations.” 5:30-8 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free.
Noontime Concert Series. 12:15-1 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Featuring a vocal showcase by University of Chicago singers.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Reading and discussion. Work, Music, Politics: Readings from Issue 6 of The Point. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. J.C. Hallman presents on his book with the same title. Contributors from the latest issue of The Point participate in a reading and discussion.
Lecture. “Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Sex in Babylonia …” 7-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.,773-834-9777, free. Register online at oimlcooper.eventbrite.com. Professor Jerry Cooper, of Johns Hopkins University, presents.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Evening of Activities and Information. 5-7 p.m., Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-285-8400, www.halesfranciscan.org, free. A chance to meet faculty and staff, tour the facility and play games. To register, call 773-285-8400, ext. 216.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.