Radical Legacies in Contemporary French Theater: a conversation with Aleksi Barrière
Centers for Gender and Race Studies, 5733 South Woodlawn Avenue, Community Room (105), 5 p.m., free.
Join Paris-based director Aleksi Barrière in conversation as he discusses his theatrical approach, the avant-garde, and his upcoming production, Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo).
Fiction & Forms: Reading by Samantha Hunt
Logan Center, Room 801, 6 p.m., free.
Novelist Samantha Hunt will give a reading hosted by the Committee on Creative Writing. Hunt’s work has won the Bard Fiction Prize and has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other publications.
How to Draw in Museums
Smart Museum, 5:30 p.m., free.
Ever wanted to walk through an art gallery and not just view, but also sketch what you see? Let the Smart Museum show you how it’s done! This two-part workshop is open to all skill levels and provides free materials; the second session will take place at the Art Institute the following week.
Painter, Hero, Star
Logan Center, 6 p.m., free.
Artists Oscar Murillo and Mike Cloud (whose exhibit Mike Cloud: The Myth of Education is currently on display in Logan Center) discuss the role of artists in society and the phenomena of “art star” versus “art hero.”
Underground Collective: Midnight Oil
McCormick Lounge, 7–9 p.m., free.
Featuring poetry, dance, comedy, spoken word performances, and more from nearly a dozen students, Underground Collective’s winter showcase examines the things that keep them going through the night.
The 14th Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar
Oriental Institute, March 1-2, free.
We are all aware of the role clothing plays in forming and displaying our personal identities, and our identities within society. But what can we say about ancient dress? This unique conference brings together scholars in the search for an understanding of the “clothed self” in the ancient world.
Men in Drag: Pie 2k18
Bond Chapel, 7–10 p.m.
A cappella group Men in Drag bring sweet treats for the eyes, ears, and stomachs with their yearly dessert auction featuring performances by Off-Off, Voices in Your Head, and PhiNix.
University Chorus and Women’s Ensemble
Logan Center, 7:30 p.m., free.
The University Chorus and Women’s Ensemble consider the theme of “transformation” through a diverse range of music, spanning from Renaissance polyphony to American song.
The Quadrangle Club, 7:30–10:30 p.m., free.
Following a sure-to-be exciting performance of Haydn, Fauré, and Beethoven, string quartets, young music lovers are invited to mingle with the French string quartet, Quatuor Ebène, over drinks and dessert.
Elliott Powell: Super Freaks and ATLiens: The Queer Afro-South Asian Aesthetic Futures of Rick James and OutKast
Fulton Hall, 3:30 p.m., free.
Elliott Powell, an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota, will speak about his paper on the 1980s and 90s musicians, and what he argues was their use of “South Asian culture to articulate transformative black political ideologies.”
Hyde Park Youth Symphony Concert
Logan Center, 3 p.m., free.
Come out to support and learn from the Hyde Park Youth Symphony as they invite audience members to join them on stage for an interactive and collaborative concert!
University Symphony Orchestra
Mandel Hall, Reynolds Club, 8–9:30 p.m., free.
The orchestra will play a selection of pieces by Igor Stravinsky and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. Additionally, acclaimed violin soloist Mo Yang joins the orchestra for a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s "Symposium."
South Asian Music Ensemble
International House Assembly Hall, 2 p.m., free.
The group will explore a variety of music from the Indian subcontinent, from classical to popular, for their winter performance.
Towards a Politics of Healing: Ethics of Storytelling with Patricia Nguyen
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard, 1–3 p.m., free.
Leading a discussion of systems of power and oppression, Nguyen will be exploring how we tell stories of violence faced by communities of color. The workshop converges with the Eclipsing Festival, which offers a vegan marketplace, performances and other exciting events.
KSO Annual Culture Show
Logan Center for the Arts, 6–9 p.m., $10 advance, $12 at door.
This year’s Korean Student Organization (KSO) culture show is inspired by popular Korean talent competitions and will include 13 acts including PhiNix, Hyde Park Taekwondo Dojo, and various KSO dance groups. Dinner, included with ticket purchase, begins at 6 p.m.
Lecture-Demonstration with Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Performance Penthouse, Logan Center for the Arts, 5 p.m., $10, free with UCID.
Artist Pierre-Laurent will speak about his artistic life along with musical illustrations to accompany his lecture.
BlacKorea Screening and Q&A
Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, 7–9 p.m.
Based on the life experiences of Patti Kim Gill, BlacKorea explores the collision of cultures of sisters born half Korean, half African-American growing up in Chicago.