Spektral Quartet: Full Disclosure
Fulton Hall, 5 p.m., free
The artist-in-residence string quartet will be hosting an interactive session that dives into the early development phase of a piece and decision-making processes that lead up to an actual performance.
Pillars of Thought: Audrius Plioplys Exhibit and Reception
Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, 5737 S. University Ave, 5 p.m., free
Working artist and neuroscientist Audrius Plioplys will discuss how his work merges the two fields through a cross-disciplinary investigation into thinking and consciousness. His works have been displayed internationally, as well as at the Oriental Institute and Rockefeller Chapel.
Rockefeller Chapel at 90: A Gala Performance
Rockefeller Chapel, 7:30 p.m., free
Celebrate the iconic campus landmark’s 90th birthday with an eclectic series of performers including the Hyde Park Youth Symphony, the South Asian Music ensemble, and the Chapel Choir featuring the premiere of a new work. There will be a reception afterward.
UChicago Presents: Seong-Jin Cho
Mandel Hall, 7:30 p.m., $38/$30 faculty and staff/$10 students
Winner of the prestigious Chopin International Competition in 2015, concert pianist Seong-Jin Cho makes his Chicago debut with a program of virtuosic and fantastical works by Bach, Mussorgsky, Schubert, and Chopin. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Shadi Habib Allah Walk-Through
Renaissance Society, 2 p.m., free
Explore the latest exhibit with a guided tour by Solveig Øvstebø, executive director and chief curator of the Renaissance Society. The Palestinian artist’s Put to Rights is a multimedia examination of how objects circulate through various networks.
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre: My Past / Our Present
Logan Center, 7:30 p.m., $30 in advance/$35 at the door/$5 discount for students and seniors
The Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre’s latest four works explore identity and belonging in a performance that fuses dance and a live jazz band for a moving and compelling show.
Smart Museum of Art, 8–10 p.m., free
Indulge in after-hours fun at the Smart with the annual Masquerade Ball featuring food, a costume contest, and exclusive access to the galleries.
Conversation with Artist Philippe Parreno
Logan Penthouse 901, 6:30 p.m., free
Known for his work on media technologies and their manipulation of time, French artist Philippe Parreno will sit down for a conversation with visiting professor Ina Blom and visiting scholar Jörn Schafaff. The event will feature selected excerpts of Parreno’s film work. Audience Q&A and reception to follow.