7:30 p.m. Artist-in-residence and pianist Daniel Pesca will perform a concert of Debussy and other composers alongside assistant principal cellist of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra Paul Dwyer. Logan Penthouse 901, free.
7:30 p.m. In conjunction with the Renaissance Society exhibit Alejandro Cesarco, Song, writer and performer Wayne Koestenbaum will be reading excerpts of his works and improvising musical arrangements. Logan Penthouse 901, free.
10 p.m. In anticipation of finals week, Uncommon Nights presents Golden Ticket, an evening of food (Flaco Tacos, Wow Bao, and Insomnia Cookies), RSO performances and a screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Reynolds Club, free.
7–9 p.m. British visual artist Simon Starling will be screening and discussing several of his recent films as part of the ongoing University Art in the Nuclear Age series. A recipient of the 2005 Turner Prize, Starling's multimedia work explores scientific discoveries and global economic and ecological issues through art. Logan 201, free.
7:30 p.m. If impending finals makes a return to childhood seem especially appealing, UT's latest production of Peter and the Starcatcher is for you. Based on the novel by Dave Barry, the play focuses on Peter Pan's childhood before he discovered Neverland. Logan Center Theater East 127, $6 advance/$8 door.
8 p.m. This quarter's Jazz X-Tet concert features the music of swing legends like Duke Ellington and the premier of a new work by local Chicago jazz composer Brian Smith. Reception to follow. Logan Performance Hall, free.
8 p.m. Performance group Underground Collective presents Keepsake, an evening of poetry, song, comedy, and theatre centered on personal objects and the meaning they carry. Drinks available for those with ID. The Revival, $5 at door
9:00 p.m. Upgrade your study space from the 3rd floor of the Reg with the Uncommon Nights Study at the Smart event. Free pizza, borscht, and coffee will be on hand to help you power through. Smart Museum, free.
7:30 p.m. A cappella group Voices in Your Head will perform a concert to showcase their new music and newest members. This year they will be joined by Ransom Notes and Maize Mirchi from the University of Michigan. International House Assembly Room, $7 general/$5 students, tickets available at arts.uchicago.edu.
9 p.m. Escape the pull of the Reg by heading even further across campus with Uncommon Nights’s Study at Logan Center. Free food and coffee will be provided. Logan Center, free.
4 p.m. Fire Escape Films will be hosting a screening of seven student-produced films created this quarter. Free food will be served. Doc Films, free.
8 p.m. Reflecting on three major historical turning points of the last century–the turmoil of 1917, Hiroshima, and 9/11–the University Symphony Orchestra presents Echoes of History with a program featuring work by Eric Ewazen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Mandel Hall, free but donations requested $10 general/$5 students
3 p.m. A yearly Hyde Park tradition, Rockefeller Chapel will host a stirring performance of Handel's Messiah by Chapel Choir, Motet Choir, and members of CMAC accompanied by the Haymarket Opera Orchestra. Rockefeller Chapel, $25 general/free with current student ID.