The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race
Seminary Co-Op, 6 p.m., free.
Iranian-American sociologist Neda Maghbouleh will discuss her latest book, The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans & the Everyday Politics of Race, about racial politics as an Iranian-American, alongside Ph.D. student and writer Alex Shams.
MODA Ticket Sales
UChicago Arts Box Office, 12 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to secure tickets for UChicago’s annual fashion show, which features student designers and models. Tickets sell out quickly!
Objectionable: A Courtroom Farce
Logan 501, 7:30 p.m., $5.
Watch UChicago Commedia dell’Arte as they put on their quarterly show. This winter’s show is titled Objectionable: A Courtroom Farce and will be complete with their defining mix of masks and improvisation.
UT God of Carnage
Logan Center Theater East. 7:30 p.m., $6 advance, $8 at door.
University Theater will kick off their production of God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play about the escalation of a playground fight, with a free performance on Thursday evening.
Contempo-Jazz Double Bill
Logan Center, 7:30–9:30 p.m., $11 student/$21 faculty and staff/$26 general.
Imani Winds, Ensemble Dal Niente, Daniel Pesca, and Craig Taborn present a diverse lineup of work by a range of female composers, preceded by a discussion with the composers and associate professor Berthold Hoeckner at 6:30 p.m.
Off-Off Campus presents: Paranormal Activia.
The Revival, 7:30–10:30 p.m., $5.
Laugh away sixth-week midterm anxieties and general winter quarter blues with a performance from everyone’s favorite improv troupe.
The 58th Annual UChicago Folk Festival
Various locations, Friday 8 p.m.–Saturday 10 p.m., $11 student.
This year's folk festival presents a lineup of musicians playing old-time bluegrass, electric blues, western swing, and more, as well as a full day of free music and dance workshops on Saturday. For an exact schedule of events, visit uofcfolk.org.
Art Institute University Partner Day,
Art Institute of Chicago, 1–5 p.m., free.
UChicago Arts Pass and UCIJAM present Art Institute University Partner Day, a free afternoon at the Art Institute featuring faculty art tours, panel discussions, student art talks, and more to enjoy alongside peers from other Chicagoland colleges.
Spektral Quartet: Schoenberg the Emancipator
Fulton Hall. 7:30 p.m., free.
UChicago’s ensemble-in-residence is joined by soprano Kiera Duffy for a concert centered around Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 and framed by the music of Anton Webern and Béla Bartók.
Imani Winds: At the Cutting Edge
Rockefeller Chapel, 3 p.m., free.
The Grammy-nominated quintet will perform a series of works from French composer Aaron Helgeson and pieces from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade in this performance, titled “At the Cutting Edge.”