Noontime Concert Series. 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free.
Lecture. “The Green Sheikh: Toward Sustainability in the Middle East.” Noon-1:30 p.m., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, room 140C, 1155 E. 60th St., 773-834-2196. Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, environmental advisor to the government of Ajman, in United Arab Emirates, presents.
Author Talk. “Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future‚”
Author Talk. “Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future‚” 5:30-6:30 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Peter Eichstaedt, author of a book by the same title, presents.
Lecture. “Shakespeare’s Private Linguist: Coriolanus‚” 5-6:30 p.m., Rosenwald Hall, room 405, 1101 E. 58th St., 773-702-8536. English and theater professor Sarah Beckwith, of Duke University, presents.
Lecture. “The Power of the Presidency in a Time of Political Gridlock.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 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.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.