Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Lecture. “City and Hinterland in Ancient Mesopotamia.” 7-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773- 702-9507, free. Professor Elizabeth Stone, of Stony Brook University, presents on city and countryside settlements from 5,000 B.C. until the time of Christ. Register at oimlstone.eventbrite.com
Play. “A Legacy for America’s Children”. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. A play on Martin Luther King, Jr. written by Emmy Award-winning vocalist Joan Collaso. For students grades 3 through 12.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
Restorative Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m., and 6:45-7:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free for students, $5 suggested donation for nonstudents.
Homeless Food Run. 6-8 p.m., Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave. Those attending prepare and pass out bagged meals for the city’s needy.
Lecture. “The Artful Universe.” 7-8 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall 074, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. U. of C. theoretical physicist Michael S.Turner takes on the universe.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.