7–9 p.m. Celebrate Poetry magazine’s fall editions with poetry readings, performances, and its first live taping of its podcast at the Poetry Foundation downtown. 61 West Superior Street. Free.
7 p.m.–midnight. Dance your way through 8th week at the Promontory’s monthly salsa night! The UChicago Ballroom Latin Dance Association will lead a free lesson from 8–9 p.m., followed by performances and open dancing. The Promontory. Free.
4:30–5:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo and 1940s bebop as part of the UChicago Music Department’s Tea Time Concert Series. Complimentary tea and cookies will be served at 4:15 p.m. Fulton Recital Hall. Free.
7:30–9 p.m. The UChicago Brass Ensemble presents arrangements of classic and contemporary favorites, including works by Mozart, Bach, and Claude Debussy. Fulton Recital Hall. Free.
8–10 p.m. Rapper Vince Staples will be performing at Mandel Hall for the Major Activities Board’s fall show, hyping you up two quarters in advance to Summer Breeze! Mandel Hall. $5 students, $10 other.
7:30–9 p.m. Run away with the school circus at Le Vorris and Vox’s annual Fall Showcase, featuring various circus arts such as poi, partner acrobatics, silks, and more! Logan Center, room 701. Free.
7:30–11 p.m. Join the Chicago Swing Dance Society for a night of swing dancing to a live jazz band, LePercolateur. There will be a beginner lesson from 7:30–8:30 p.m., followed by open dancing. Ida Noyes Hall. $5 student, $7 other.
3–4:30 p.m. Listen to the University Chamber Orchestra perform pieces by Rossini and Beethoven, as well as feature the 2016 UChicago Concert Competition third place winner, Isaac Friend, as the soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K.271, “Jenamy.” Logan Center, Performance Hall. Free.