FOTA Presents: Late Night Latte
Reynold’s Club, 8:30–9:30 p.m., free
Get your snack-fix and support UChicago artists at FOTA’s fall gallery showcase.
Mobilizing through Improvisation: A Global South & Southside Chicago Collaboration
Gray Center Lab, Midway Studios, 6–8:30 p.m., free
Centered on the idea of “translations,” this event features an improvisational collaboration between Brother El, an electronic musician from the South Side, with members of Ilkhom and Bata theaters of post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Incorporating Central Asian instruments and synthesizers, the work will be structured around vignettes of Central Asian poetry.
Student Night of Frankenstein
Court Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $5 with UCID
Multimedia company Manual Cinema combines shadow puppetry and music for an innovative world premiere of Mary Shelley’s classic tale of creation.
Opening Reception & Tour: “Petlacoatl”
Logan Center Gallery, 6–8 p.m. Free
Join exhibitions curator Yesomi Umolu for the opening of “Mariana Castillo Deball: Petlacoatl” at the Logan Center, followed by a tour given by the artist herself at 6:30.
LOW: Double Negative
Rockefeller Chapel, 7:30 p.m., General $25, students with UCID $11
Hear LOW as they perform their newest and critically acclaimed album, Double Negative. Brought to campus by Empty Bottle, the concert is bound to be an exciting start to the weekend.
Opening Reception: “Let me consider if from here” at the Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society, 5-8 p.m., free
Celebrate the opening of the group exhibition by Constance DeJong, Saul Fletcher, Brook Hsu, and Tetsumi Kudo at the Renaissance Society in Cobb Hall.
Yvan Alagbé Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 3:00 p.m., free
Join provocative and pioneering cult comic artist Yvan Alagbé for a discussion of the above work, a stylistically inventive immigrant narrative which has never before been available in English.