Lecture. “Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy.” 6-8 p.m., International Hosue, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh discusses his latest book by the same title.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Featuring picture books and songs for children ages 3 to 7.
“An Iliad” (Preview). Timothy Edward Kane returns to reprise his award-winning performance in this highly revival of Artistic Director Charles Newell’s critically acclaimed 2011 production. A one-man adaptation of Homer’s Iliad created by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare (TV’s “True Blood”), An Iliad returns Homer’s epic poem to the voice of the lone poet as he recounts a story of human loss and folly that echoes across three millennia of war and bloodshed. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., $15-$25, 773-753-4472.
Concert. 8 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8670, free. Yumiko Tanaka and Yoko Reikano Kimura perform the shamisen, a Japanese instrument similar to the banjo.
Performances. Catcher in the Rhyme. 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring student work, such as readings, spoken word, open mics and slam competitions.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., email@example.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club,
5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a
10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.
“Joe Scarborough and The Right Path: A Conversation with David.” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-834-4671, free. Scarborough, former Florida Republican Congressman and host of MSNBC’s show “Morning Joe,” speaks with Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Lecture. “Ballads, Nations and Histories of Form.” 4:30-6 p.m., Rosenwald Hall, Room 205, 1101 E. 58th St., 773-702-8537, free. Meredith Martin, of Princeton University, presents.
Lecture. “Why Disability? Or, Who Should and Should Not Inhabit the World?” 4:30-6:30 p.m., Classics Building, Room 110, 1010 E. 59th St. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, of Emory University, presents.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. With complimentary tea and cookies at 4:15 p.m.
Author Talk. “Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn From Them.” 6-7:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Richard Grossman, of Wesleyan University, presents on his similarly titled book.