- Van Halen (Facebook)
Robert Shiller argues finance isn't inherently amoral in his new book, Finance and the Good Society. A professor of economics at Yale University and author of The Subprime Solution and Irrational Exuberance, he says the financial sector shouldn't be blamed entirely for current economic times. "Further democratization of finance entails relying more on effective institutions of risk management that prevent random redistributions of power and wealth. We have to further develop the financial system’s inherent logic, its own ways of making deals among independent and free people — deals that leave them all better off," he writes. Politics & Prose. 7 p.m.
THEATER & MUSIC
Playwright Will Eno's The Flu Season opens at Georgetown University. Set in a mental hospital, the play "investigates the changes wrought by time on art and affection in this wry drama...where the chief ailments are disengagement and misunderstanding." 8 p.m. $12/$10.
CANCELLED! 9:30 Club Presents Example at U Street Music Hall.
CANCELLED: Former Husker Du dummer, Grant Hart, recently released an album, The Argument, wherein he retells John Milton's Paradise Lost. He performs at Black Cat with The Chance. 8 p.m. Backstage. $12.
Flashback! Van Halen with Kool & the Gang at Verizon Center. 7:30 p.m. $35 - $170.