5–7 p.m. Check out the opening reception for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A provocative artist known for his outspoken stance on human rights and criticism of the Chinese government, Ai's exhibit #AiWeiWei consists of social media installations and early photographs of New York and Beijing that center on what he calls “social activism.” Museum of Contemporary Photography, free.
6–9 p.m. Appreciate art a little closer to campus at the UChicago Night at the DuSable. Enjoy special access to items of the museum’s special collection as well as presentations by University graduate students as part of the “Expose Yourself” series. DuSable Museum, free.
7 p.m. Third week means New Work Week for UT/TAPS students. The festival features the premieres of 12 new plays and staged adaptations. Logan Center 501, $5 per show/$12 pass for all 12 shows.
6 p.m. Get pumped for warm weather by learning how to spin fire with Le Vorris & Vox Circus this quarter! There will be a safety lecture for the first hour and a half, followed by a fire orientation from 7:30–8:30, and a fire jam to music! Logan 701 and Courtyard, free.
7 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of spring (finally!) with the Taiwanese American Student Association’s annual Spring Lantern Festival. Write your dreams and wishes down and release the lanterns over Botany Pond while munching on snacks from Chinatown. Reynolds Club, free.
7 p.m. Missed your chance to watch this year's Best Picture, Moonlight? You're in luck, because Doc Films will be screening the film three times this weekend: at 7 and 10 pm on Saturday, and 4 pm on Sunday. And yes, we meant Moonlight, not La La Land. Doc Films, $5.
8–10 p.m. From freestyle to bhangra, PhiNix Dance Crew’s Revival celebrates the many facets of dance in Chicago’s largest collegiate dance showcase. In addition to UChicago’s PhiNix, Maya, and Bhangra groups, crews from UIC and the greater Chicago area will be performing. Mandel Hall, $6 advance/$8 door.