Director’s Lecture with J. M. Coetzee
Regenstein Library, 5–7 p.m., free
The Neubauer Collegium is hosting South African novelist and essayist J. M. Coetzee. A winner of the Nobel Prize and two Booker Prizes, Coetzee was a faculty member at the University’s Committee on Social Thought from 1998 to 2003.
Lorca Alma Presente: Lorca Forever
Laboratory Schools, 7 p.m., free
Under the direction of Iraida Tapias, Water People Theater and the Laboratory Schools are presenting dramatic adaptations of works by 20th century Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca, including Blood Wedding and Yerma. The performances will be in Spanish with English subtitles.
Michael Ondaatje: Warlight
Seminary Co-Op, 6–7 p.m., free
Author of the Booker prize–winning The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje will debut and discuss his new novel Warlight, a post-WWII mystery, followed by a Q&A and signing session.
UChicago Night at the Art Institute
Art Institute of Chicago, 5–8 p.m., free
Make use of your ArtsPass this Thursday night and see all that the Art Institute has to offer in a late-night setting. With lectures and artist talks, shuttles will leave from the Reynolds Club and deliver UCID holders straight to the front steps of the museum.
Mandel Hall, 7:30 p.m., $38/$30 for faculty/$20 under 35/$10 for students
UChicago Presents will bring the popular Takács string quartet with their Hungarian-influenced sound to campus this Friday. Following a pre-concert talk with music professor Steven Rings, the group will perform three masterpieces: Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, and Brahms’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2.
CSO College Night
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 6:15–10 p.m., $15 for students
Spend this Saturday night at the symphony! Complete with dinner, dessert and a Q&A, college night this season will feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.
Saturday [10/13] and Sunday [10/14]
Open House Chicago
Chicago Architecture Center, free
The Chicago Architecture Center invites you to indulge your architectural curiosity in a festival giving inside access to over 250 Chicago buildings, ranging from towering skyscrapers to intimate neighborhoods. For more information on the locations, visit https://openhousechicago.org/sites/.