12 p.m. What’s so important about a Cadillac encased in concrete? Come to the Smart Museum for a gallery talk with Rafael Vostell, Wolf Vostell Estate managing director, and Hannah Higgins, UIC Professor of Art History, to discuss the 1970s interdisciplinary art group Fluxus. Gallery, Smart Museum of Art. Register online. Free.
5:15 p.m. At the Oriental Institute, winter is the season of Egyptian films. Dina Rashed of UChicago’s political science department will introduce The Open Door (El bab el maftuh) (1964), directed by Henry Barakat. Come experience classical film while enjoying Egyptian tea and sweets! Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute. Free.
6 p.m. The Logan Center, in conjunction with the Chicago Jazz Institute, will feature saxophonist Jenna Przybysz as part of its “Chicago Stage” series. Przybysz will play alongside vibraphonist Ben Karon, bassist Davi Priest, and percussionist Andy Danstrom. Cafe Logan. Free.
7–9:30 p.m. Join UChicago’s arts group, Outside the Lines, for their weekly figure drawing session. No need to bring your own materials; paper, utensils, and snacks will be provided. This week will feature a male model. Room 802, Logan Center. Free.
7:30 p.m. Off-Off Campus and UT/TAPS present an evening of sketch comedy and improv, entitled “Titanic 2: Reunion Cruise.” The Revival. $5.
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Classroom educator and community arts worker Lavie Raven will lead the first of two hands-on workshops addressing social issues through an unconventional arts lens. “Nurturing Experimental Spaces for Learning and Making” will conclude with a second session on February 3. Arts Incubator, 2nd Floor Flex Space, 301 East Garfield Boulevard. Free.
3–4:30 p.m. Celebrate Chinese New Year with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Civic Orchestra of Chicago as they perform the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto to ring in the Year of the Rooster. The concert will also feature traditional instruments. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Free.
7 p.m. Watch romance, treachery, and magic take center stage at the University Symphony Ballet’s adaptation of “Swan Lake,” set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s score of the same name. There will also be a performance on Sunday, 2 pm. Logan Center, Performance Hall. $5 pre-sale / $7 at the door with UCID, $10 pre-sale / $12 at the door for public.