Urban Art and the Block: Placemaking Symposium
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 2 p.m., free.
Speakers Terry Clark, Brodie Fischer, Tom Mitchell, Jacqueline Stewart, and Eyal Weizman will discuss the many facets of place as an abstract and concrete concept and the factors that complicate it.
Embodying Diaspora: Kizomba
Washington Park Arts Incubator, 6:30 p.m., free.
This dance workshop focuses on Afro-diasporic movement traditions and connects embodiment with the cultural traditions of the black Atlantic.
The Other Side: Osaka From the Brooks McCormick Jr. Collection
Smart Museum, free.
The Smart Museum’s newest exhibit features the often-overlooked woodblock prints of the Osaka tradition produced from the 17th to 19th centuries. The exhibit will be on view through June 10.
“Painting, Offense, and Judgment”
Gray Center Lab, 929 E. 60th Street, 6 p.m., free.
Artists Taylor Renee Aldridge, Mike Cloud, and Alexander Provan join moderator Yesomi Umolu in deliberating the uses of offense and judgment in the contemporary art world in this discussion.
Much Ado About Nothing
FXK Theater, Reynolds Club, 7:30 p.m., free.
The Dean’s Men reimagine Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, setting it in a Mediterranean villa to encourage an examination of our own world of constant “social scrutiny.” Show is free on Thursday and runs through Saturday.
Shifting Sands Screening
Ida Noyes Hall, 3–5 p.m., free.
In anticipation of the One Earth Film Festival in March, learn about the Indiana sand dunes and the environmental policies surrounding their conservation at this screening and post-film discussion.
Logan Center Cabaret: Part 1
Logan Center Penthouse, 7–9 p.m., free.
Enjoy an evening of performances from student dancers, slam poets, musicians, and filmmakers as well as a set by a cappella group TheRansom Notes.
Ida Noyes Library Lounge, 7:30 p.m., free.
A performance of Anne Carson’s reimagined version of Antigone showcases alternative narratives to the Greek tragedy.
Opening Reception for Unthought Environments
The Renaissance Society, 5–8 p.m., free.
Through video, sculpture, photograph, and installation, artists explore the elemental world that we take for granted, and humans' relationship with it in the exhibition. The exhibit will run through April 8.
Newberry Consort: Forbidden Love
Logan Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $40 general, $5 student.
Actors share the writing of a socially taboo love by reading the letters between 12th-century poet Pierre Abélard and his student Héloïse d’Argenteuil. The performance will provide a lyrical and musical look into a promiscuous love story.
OLAS Art Fair
Logan Center, 12–5 p.m., free
Student and professional artists will be sharing their work exploring Latinx identity.
Tango & Zouk Workshops
Logan Center, 12–7 p.m., $10 per workshop, $25 for all workshops (student).
Featuring workshops taught by a variety of dancers, this event will provide a number of Zouk and tango moves for your arsenal. Please see the event page on Facebook for further information about pricing.