6–10 p.m. Lewis Achenbach, who portrays the energy and nuances of jazz music through visual art, will sketch to live music by saxophonist Ari Brown at the opening reception of The Sonic Story. Café Logan, free.
6–7 p.m. Join MURAL Magazine for a writing/art study break with snacks, writing prompts, and art supplies! MURAL is a bilingual publication that celebrates Latin American perspectives through creative writing, visual arts, and cultural events. Harper Memorial 135, free.
8–10 p.m. Remembering the 75th anniversary of the first self-sustaining nuclear reaction, which took place at UChicago, Party at the Smart: Radioactive will present an after-hours party that features access to current exhibitions, glow-in-the-dark crafts, and performances from campus groups and artists such as PhiNix, Le Vorris & Vox Circus, and Chief Wicked. Smart Museum, free.
6–8 p.m. Chicago-based poet Kevin Coval will discuss his latest book, People’s History of Chicago, and share the stage with students and other performing poets for a poetry showcase. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in performing! Logan Performance Penthouse, free.
7–9 p.m. UChicago’s largest literary magazine, Sliced Bread, turns 10 this year! Join them for their launch party, which will feature an open mic, refreshments, and a performance by the professional local storytelling troupe 2nd Story. McCormick Tribune Lounge, free.
7–10 p.m. Hosted by the Bridgeport Art Center, the opening reception of Outside the Practice features work by Chicago architects and designers who explore beyond the boundaries of contemporary practice. Runs through March 2, Bridgeport Art Center, free.
7:30–9:30 p.m. UChicago Presents will be hosting jazz songwriter and vocalist René Marie for a performance of her first, entirely self-penned original album, Sound of Red. Logan Center Performance Hall, $11 students/$31 staff and faculty/$39 general.
5–9 p.m. With the dining halls closed on Saturday nights, stop by Nando’s for RSO ArtShould’s annual fundraser. 40 percent of the proceeds will help the RSO fund arts education in the public schools of Hyde Park and Woodlawn. 1447 E. 53rd St.
2–4 p.m. The Boston Camerata will come together with the Trebles of the Choir of St. Luke’s and the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel Choir to perform The Play of Daniel. See the 800-year-old play retold for a modern audience, right here in Rockefeller Chapel. Rockefeller Chapel, $11 students/$31 staff and faculty/$39 general.