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When 9 p.m.

Where livetalksla.org/events/michael_lewis

Explore what net zero emissions might look like in a discussion presented by The New York Times and Morgan Stanley. The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Matt Dwyer, vice president of product impact and innovation at Patagonia; and other experts to explore how the economy can transform in the fight against climate change. The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, will also be in conversation with Motoko Rich, The Times’s Tokyo bureau chief, to discuss the city’s plan to integrate circular strategies in policy. Finally, The Times’s international events manager, Whitney Richardson, will discuss the impact art has on climate-change awareness with Alice Aedy, a documentary photographer and filmmaker, and Daiara Tukano, an Indigenous activist and artist. This event is free to attend, and registration is required.

When 1:30 p.m.

Where nytimes.com/2021/04/30/climate/net-zero-circular-economy-climate-event.html

Dive into the work of the photographer Dawoud Bey, presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Josh Lubin-Levy, a Joan Tisch senior teaching fellow at the Whitney Museum, will examine Mr. Bey’s work, which centers on underrepresented and marginalized communities and their histories. This event is free, and registration is required.

When 12 p.m.

Where whitney.org/events/art-history-from-home-may-20-21

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s album “What’s Going On,” with a concert led by the Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride followed by a conversation with those who knew Mr. Gaye best. The round-table discussion will feature his widow, Janis Gaye, and David Ritz, author of “Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye,” as well as the music journalist Nelson George, the writer and critic Angelika Beener and the music director Steven Reineke. Tickets to this event, presented by 92Y, are $15.

When 7 p.m.

Where 92y.org/event/marvin-gaye-what-s-going-on-at-50

Watch a conversation about food in the Black community and its effect on American culture. Carla Hall, a TV chef on “The Chew” and the author of “Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration,” and Tonya Hopkins, the founder of The Food Griot, will be discussing the history of Black food and their personal memories tied to it. This event, presented by the New York Botanical Garden Humanities Institute, is free to attend.