4:30 p.m. An informal gathering with the Department of Music faculty and performing arts program, Fall Fête promises conversations with performers and teachers alike, with a catered Roti Mediterranean spread. Fulton Hall, free.
7 p.m.–midnight. Dance your fourth-week worries away at Salsa at The Promontory, where you can get an hour-long lesson at 8 p.m. Enjoy open dancing to DJ’ed music until midnight. 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, free.
11:30a.m.–1:30 p.m. Come learn more about the arts programs and museums on and around campus at the UChicago Arts Bazaar (and pick up artsy swag!). Main Quad, free.
12:30 p.m. Take a break from the Reg with a talk from Argentine artist Amalia Pica whose work explores the complexities of communication and has been displayed at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim, and the Venice Biennale. Logan 802, lunch provided.
4 p.m. As part of the University's "Art in the Nuclear Age" program, Film and Media Studies professor Susan Courtney of the University of South Carolina will be giving a talk on her latest book. Her work focuses on the relationship between popular conceptions of identity and moving image culture, and most recently on questions of race in the Cold War and atomic age. Logan Center Screening Room 201, free.
5–8 p.m. Spend the evening with a hassle-free and admission-free UChicago Night at the Art Institute. Filled with enticing recent exhibitions, from contemporary photography to Modern Art in Brazil, the museum is buzzing with a range of works. Art Institute of Chicago, free.
6 p.m. It's an a cappella fest as award-winning groups Voices in Your Head and Men in Drag team up for a warming performance on the quad in A Very Fall Arch Sing. Cobb Gate, free.
10 a.m. to Sunday 5 p.m. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is commemorating its 50th anniversary with MCA Hearts Chicago, a weekend-long celebration featuring the launch of a new community space and exhibition, a lineup of performances from diverse artists, and more! The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, free.
7–9:30 p.m. “Forget about your worries and your strife” at Doc Films this weekend as they screen The Jungle Book on 35mm film to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this 1967 Disney classic. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, $5 for students.
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 38 presentations by 45 different presenters comprise this year’s Humanities Day, the Division of the Humanities’ annual day-long celebration of its various departments and disciplines. Stuart Hall, free.