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.
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.
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.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Musical Performance. New Organ Recital: Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Part of a series of recitals with Tom Weisflog and guest organists.
Lecture. “Saving Haiti’s Heritage: Cultural Recovery after the Earthquake.” Noon-1:20 p.m., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, room 289B, 1155 E. 60th St., 773-702-1999, free. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, presents. No R.S.V.P. necessary.
Talk. Critical Inquiry Spring Release Party. 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. Contributor Russ Castronovo will discuss his article “State Secrets: Ben Franklin and Wikileaks.”
Lecture. “Words Matter: Storytelling with President Obama in an Age of Sound Bites.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau presents.