Lecture. “Behind Marx’s ‘Hidden Abode.’” 4:30-6 p.m., Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, 5733 S. University Ave., 773-702-0230. Nancy Fraser, of the New School, presents.
Wednesday Lunch. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, $5. Sign up in advance by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Taoism 101. 7-8:30 p.m., Disciples Divinity House, 1156 E. 57th St., 773-702-8200. U. of C. Divinity School student Jem Jebbia will present.
Talk. 3 p.m., U. of C. Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. With former Republican U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson. To R.S.V.P., visit uchipolitics.eventbrite.com.
Author Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Hillary Chute, author of “Outside the Box,” and Patrick Jagoda, co-editor of Critical Inquiry, present.
Lecture. “Legitimation Crisis? On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism.” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library, room S-102, 773-702-9936. Nancy Fraser, of the New School, presents.
Concert. 7:30-10 p.m., Logan Center, cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Ari Brown performs as part of the Logan Center Third Tuesday Jazz Series.
Lecture. “The Creation of Hard and Soft Currencies: Historical Roots of PResent Inequalities in Africa.”
Lecture. “The Creation of Hard and Soft Currencies: Historical Roots of PResent Inequalities in Africa.” 5:25 p.m., Wilder House, 5811 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-702-7721. Toby Green, of Kings College, presents.