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February 20, 2017

Exhibit A


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[2/21] Tuesday

7:30–10 p.m. Logan Center’s Third Tuesday Jazz is back this month with jazz trumpeter Victor Garcia, known for his characteristic blend of bebop and Latin tunes. Come enjoy music by a local artist while sipping on wine, beer, or coffee! Logan Café, Free.

 

[2/22] Wednesday

7–8:30 p.m. Travel back in time at the Smart Museum’s opening reception of Classicisms, which features 70 objects from antiquity to the 20th century. Watch a monologue performance from Court Theatre’s Electra, chat with director Alison Gass about what’s next for the Smart, and explore the gallery! The Smart Museum of Art, Free.

8 p.m.–midnight Dance your way through 8th week at The Promontory’s monthly salsa dancing event! There will be a beginner lesson for the first hour, followed by an open dance floor until midnight. Come for a little pre-Bar Noche salsa. The Promontory, Free.

 

[2/23] Thursday

Thursday, February 23, through Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee on Saturday, February 25, at 2 p.m. If you did not manage to get through James Joyce’s Ulysses, let UT’s Circe take you through the odyssey instead. Directed by Gabriel Garey Levine, the show will incorporate vivid lighting and circus aerials to entrance and thrill as the protagonists pursue their fantastical quests for self. Theater West, Logan Center for the Arts, $6 advance, $8 door.

 

[2/24] Friday

7:30 p.m. Join the American String Quartet as they perform Paul Cantelon’s suite on The Enchantress of Florence, a work based on the 2008 Salman Rushdie novel of the same name, for the first time in the Midwest. College lecturer in fiction Rachel Dewoskin and the artists will lead a discussion an hour before the concert, which will also feature a Beethoven string quartet in its latter half. And yes, the author himself will be reading his work at the performance. Mandel Hall, $35 general, $28 faculty and staff, $5 students.

8–10 p.m. Come watch your friends showcase innovative designs and strut their stuff at the Drake Hotel. MODA’s 13th annual Winter Fashion Show, complete with a cocktail reception and after-party, is an event worth getting dressy for. The Drake Hotel, $20 students, $30 general.

7:30–10 p.m. If Circe wasn’t enough, head back to Logan for more circus fun at Le Vorris & Vox’s Winter Showcase, which will feature a range of circus skills including poi, acrobatics, and aerials. Come for the flips and the food. Logan 701, Free.

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