The Smart Museum’s latest exhibit The History of Perception explores the ways in which we experience and make intelligible bodily sensations. The exhibit is a primary source for a class of the same name offered through the University’s Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. Smart Museum, through April 22nd.
5–6:30 p.m. Join three accomplished artists/activists, Syrus Marcus Ware, Jenn M. Jackson, and Precious Brady Davis, for a conversation on "Art, Activism, and the Movement for Black Lives." To see Ware in action at the easel, stop by on Thursday, 2:00-5:00pm or Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm. The Center for Gender/Race Studies, free.
6:00 p.m. Come watch the 1958 comedy Auntie Mame with the Office of LGBTQ Student Life! Snacks will be provided. 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, Room 107, free.
6–8 p.m. The Smart Museum, in conjunction with UChicago's Student Support Services and the Center for College Student Success, will be hosting first generation college students for an evening of tours and activities, including a “show-and-tell” in which students will have the opportunity to share their own stories. Smart Museum, free.
6 p.m. In "Mix at Six," Brian Brooks explores the idea of "undoing" by choreographing pieces that portray a state of rewind through movement. The dance piece will be accompanied by a visual installation and piano music by Chopin. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, $10 Admission & Free Transportation with UCID.
7 p.m. Can’t get enough of Doc Films? Canyon Cinema 50: Studies in Natural Magic will be screening a series of independent artist-made experimental films centering around a range of themes and settings. Logan 201, free.
7:30 p.m. Choreographed and performed by students, UChicago Maya’s show Reflections examines the themes of representation and memories through dance. Logan East, $6 online/$8 at the door, performances continue on Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.
7 p.m. Come see Indian classical dance group Apsara Presents: Parinati explore transformation through classical dance, with guest performers from the South Asian Music Ensemble. FXK, Reynolds Club, $3 at the door.
6:00 p.m. Law school alum and author Claire Hartfield discusses her book A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, which were triggered by the death of a young black man for swimming to close to the “white beach” in Lake Michigan. 57th Street Books, free.
7:30 p.m. A multi-genre masterpiece, Ask Your Mama is a Grammy-winning composition of jazz, spoken word poetry, opera, and orchestra performed by the Chicago Sinfonietta for it’s 30th anniversary MLK tribute concert. Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Ave., $10 student rush/$62 general.
Correction on Jan. 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m. CST:
Claire Hartfield's book talk was previously listed as occurring on Saturday, January 13th. It will take place on Monday the 15th. We apologize for the mistake.