5:30–6:30 p.m. Stop by McCormick Tribune Lounge and grab a Bite—literally—at Bite Magazine’s winter quarter launch party. Flip through UChicago’s quarterly print culinary magazine, complete with snacks from Cedar’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Pho 55 Vietnamese Kitchen, and homemade cheese parfaits. Stop by to feed your mind and mouth!
McCormick Tribune Lounge, Free.
4:30–6 p.m. Join the program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) for the latest installment of CRES Talks, entitled "Bronzeville Out: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Reshaping of African American Poetry". The panel discussion, which will feature poets and performers, is a part of a Winter 2017 course, “Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and Politics,” and the city-wide celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks, “Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration.”
5733 S. University Ave., Free.
8–11 p.m. Who run the world? Girls! Women across the country are gathering throughout the month of March to perform short plays on the topic “The future is female.” Come to the Bughouse Theater for the Chicago performance of The Future is Female Festival to enjoy empowering 10-minute storytellings, play readings, and stand-up comedy. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Sarah’s Circle, a charity serving underprivileged Chicago women.
1910 W Irving Park Rd., Tickets are $10 at the door and seats can be reserved at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2889569.
A free preview performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on March 9, with additional performances on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 11 at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. UT/TAPS is delving into dystopia. In Mr. Burns, the planet is left in ruins and characters reminisce about mass media to pass the time. An episode of The Simpsons , of all things, is reimagined on stage into a performance that “integrates ritualistic spectacle and campy musical theater to light the way in the darkest times.”
Logan Center for Performing Arts, Theater East. $6 advance, $8 at the door.
9 p.m.–midnight Museum by day, late-night study space by night: stop by the Smart Museum to start your reading period off right and enjoy free coffee, pizza, and snacks. Sit next to millions of dollars’ worth of art for a priceless study experience.
The Smart Museum of Art, Free.
7:30–10 p.m. on March 10 and 11, 2–4:30 p.m. on March 12 Electoral politics and fairies share the stage in Iolanthe, a play regarded by many as “Gilbert and Sullivan's finest and most perfect collaboration.” This performance, a collaboration between the UChicago Chamber Orchestra and the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, is sure to enchant with its theatrical mix of England’s House of Peers and Hans Christian Anderson-esque whimsy.
Mandel Hall, Tickets are $5 for students and $25 for non-students.
9 p.m.–midnight B-Level got you down? Study at the Logan Center instead! Leave your table in the Reg behind for a quiet study spot on one of Logan’s nine floors. Free snacks, coffee, and a massage therapist available to quell your finals anxiety.
Logan Center for the Arts, Free.
Noon–3 p.m. Rid yourself of tiresome writer’s block this finals week at the Arts Incubator. Get your creative juices flowing in this venue open exclusively to UChicago students for the afternoon. Shuttle buses will run every 30 minutes between the Arts Incubator, Regenstein Library, and Granville-Grossman Residential Commons. Free food and snacks will be provided.
301 E. Garfield Blvd., Free.
6 p.m.–midnight The Museum of Contemporary Art is the site of the Chicago premiere of Morton Feldman’s iconic Quartet No. 2. Performed by the Chicago-based, Grammy-nominated Spektral Quartet, the piece lasts between five to six hours and listeners are invited to stay for as long or as little as they please. The fourth-floor galleries will be open for listeners’ enjoyment during the performance. Let your mind and conceptions of time wander during this groundbreaking performance.
220 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets available on a walk-up basis beginning at 5 p.m.
Noon.–4 p.m. Local artisan craft and food makers will gathering at the Promontory for the monthly Hyde Park Handmade Bazaar. Stop by to peruse their handmade creations, listen to a set by DJ Sean Alvarez, and enjoy a fashion show of vendors’ work. Treat yourself to the Promontory’s luxurious brunch menu and an open bar while you’re at it.
5311 S. Lake Park Ave., the fashion show begins at 2 p.m., Free.