Friday, January 27
Cloister Club, Ida Noyes Hall, 6–10 p.m.
Hillel hosts separate Orthodox, Reform, and Egalitarian services at 6 p.m., followed by food and discussion about Israel.
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5–7 p.m.
Critical Inquiry, the University of Chicago Press journal of the humanities, will release its winter quarter issue, which considers humor “as both an aesthetic mode and a form of life.” This celebration of the issue’s release will feature a conversation among several of its contributors.
DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, 7–9 p.m.
Renowned artist, dancer, and choreographer Bill Jones will present an audio-visual experience reflecting on his life as an HIV-positive individual. This event is part of the Art AIDS America Chicago exhibition by the Alphawood Foundation.
Saturday, January 28
Quadrangle Club, 6–10 p.m.
Quadrangle Club members—including faculty and other figures in the University orbit—gather to act out a musical plot too bizarre to transcribe. Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie stars as Baba the Piratess.
Sunday, January 29
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Avenue, 1:30–4 p.m.
Chefs compete to be crowned the "Best Chef on the South Side," and, in a way, everybody wins. Money goes to support mentoring on the South Side.
Jimmy's, 1172 E. 55th St, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Opponents of the Trump agenda in Hyde Park meet up as part of a national movement that consciously tries to repeat the Tea Party's success in pressuring members of Congress.
Mandel Hall, 4–8 p.m.
UChicago Chinese Students and Scholars Association will be celebrating the New Year alongside students from eight other colleges in a gala. Enjoy a lovely meal and a performance in celebration of the New Year.
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 3–4:30 p.m.
The author of a book on a hunger strike in Chicago's Little Village discusses the story with Bill Ayers.