6–8 p.m. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens its doors to college students throughout Chicago for University Night. The evening features snacks, complimentary tours of Merce Cunningham: Common Time, and prizes! Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave, free admission and transportation with UCID.
7:30–8:30 p.m. Third week of the month means the Third Tuesday Jazz Series is back. For April, the Hyde Park Jazz Society presents saxophonist Pat Mallinger. Snacks, music, and good vibes at Café Logan. Second set at 9 p.m. Café Logan at Logan Center for the Arts, free.
6–9 p.m. In this one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, critically-acclaimed writer and actress Echo Brown tackles sexual assault, black femininity, gentrification, the prison-industrial complex, sexism, and racism. Join Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention for this performance, as well as dinner and a discussion. Logan Center for the Arts, free.
6–8 p.m. Start:, a pop-up gallery featuring works by fourth-years Gabby Davis and Juliet Eldred, is celebrating its Hyde Park opening with a reception. There will also be refreshments! 1520 S. Harper Court, free.
4–5 p.m. Art in Our Times, a roundtable discussion on the practice of art in the current political climate, features Chicago-based artists Faheem Majeed, Sabina Ott, and Lan Tuazon at the Logan Center. Logan Center for the Arts, free.
7:30 p.m. One of the finest chamber ensembles performing today, the Pacifica Quartet comes to Mandel Hall for an evening of Mozart, Beethoven, and Shostakovich to close UChicago Presents’ Classic Concert Series. Mandel Hall, $5 for students.
3–4 p.m. The Smart Museum of Art and University Ballet of Chicago have joined forces to create A Classical Ballet, choreographed by third-year Magdalena Glotzer. The work is inspired by the comparative themes of the Smart's special exhibition Classicisms (on view through June 11). A brief panel discussion and reception will follow. Smart Museum of Art, free.
6:30 p.m. Bus transport from Logan Center, 7:30 p.m. performance. Hitting Chicago for the first time, The Perfect American explores the final three decades of Walt Disney’s life. With music by award-winning alum Philip Glass (A.B. ’56), the opera shows that there was much more to this American icon than making dreams come true. Students can attend a pre-opera reception with Opera Underground. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, $10 with UCID.
7–9:30 p.m. This year’s African Caribbean Students Association (ACSA) cultural show, ACSA Aesthetics, celebrates the diversity that characterizes the African and Caribbean diaspora in Chicago and around the world. Join ACSA for an evening of music, dance, comedy, food, and fashion. International House, tickets available for purchase in Reynolds Club or online.
8–10 p.m. The University Symphony Orchestra is joined by award-winning pianist Ko-Eun Yi for Gershwin Greats, an evening in celebration of this all-American composer. A reception will follow. Mandel Hall, free.
9–10 p.m. Travel through space in “A Wrinkle in Time,” a piece written by fourth-year Corson Barnard and directed by third-year Sarah Stark and based on the beloved children’s novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Logan Center for the Arts, free.
5:30–7 p.m. Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa begins the first of his four-part lecture on his fascinating creative process. This lecture series is part of the Berlin Family Lectures, which are co-sponsored by the UChicago Division of the Humanities. The 2017 lectures are also sponsored by the International House Global Voices Community Program. International House, tickets available at berlinfamilylectures.uchicago.edu.
9–11 p.m. Doc Films is screening Three Crowns of the Sailor, a cult classic that is particularly difficult to come by. And, as if that weren’t exciting enough, it’s being shown in its intended 35mm format, which has come to Chicago from France. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, $5 for students.