Mindful Joint 2018: Contemporary Korean Art in Conversations
Logan Center for the Arts and Cochrane-Woods Art Center, April 2–3, free.
Beginning the evening of April 2, this two-day symposium brings artists and scholars from South Korea and the U.S. together for screenings and panel discussions to explore artistic practices and cultural backgrounds.
Student Creativity Grant Application Information Sessions
Reynolds Club, South Lounge, 4:30 p.m., free.
Interested in having your artistic endeavors funded? Learn more about how to apply for a grant from the University! The same session will take place on Wednesday in Logan 801 at 10:30 a.m.
Still Motion: Truth, Memory, and Image in East Asia
Regenstein Library and Cochrane-Woods Art Center, April 5–7, free.
Presented by the Center for East Asian Studies, this workshop includes dance performances, art exhibitions, and lectures centered around the exploration of “image” in East Asia throughout history.
￼Pearl Andelson Sherry Memorial Poetry Reading by Cecilia Vicuña
Logan 801, 6 p.m., free
Through her poetry, artist, and activist Cecilia Vicuña explores issues from ecological destruction to human rights. Her artwork will be exhibited at the Neubauer Collegium until June 3.
Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Songs of Freedom
Logan Center, 7:30 p.m., $38 general public/$30 faculty and staff/$10 students.
This concert will feature landmark songs from the 1960s by Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone. Musicians Theo Bleckmann, Alicia Olatuja, and Joanna Majoko will appear on stage alongside Ulysses Owens Jr.
UC Dancers Presents: RISE
Logan Center Theater West, April 6–7, 7:30 p.m., $8 general/$5 students
RISE features student-choreographed contemporary performances from the longest-running dance troupe on campus. The show aims to express through dance, music, and poetry what “empowerment” means for women today.
Jana Winderen Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone
Stage Lab, Reynolds Club, 5 p.m., free.
Watch Norwegian artist Jana Winderen showcase an eight-channel mix of sounds recorded at the North Pole and other remote glaciers. Her work, informed by her background in fine arts and fish ecology, has been featured worldwide.
Third Annual Washington Park Arts Festival
5350 South Prairie Avenue, 12–3 p.m., free.
An afternoon of performance, food, and retail vendors, this festival will brighten up your weekend. Campus groups like the Chicago Swing Dance Society and the Underground Collective will showcase their skills as well as community groups like Burke Elementary School Band. There will be offerings from Yassa African Restaurant and Jennifer’s Edibles and retail items like Cutie Bumps and Better Belly.
The Sensasia Show
Logan Center, 7:30 p.m., $10 for dinner and show/$5 show alone
Following on the heels of SASA, the Sensasia Show is UChicago’s first East and Southeast Asian cultural show. The event will offer food at 5 p.m. and a show featuring K-pop and traditional Southeast Asian and Chinese dance.
Mandel Hall, 5–10 p.m., $12 for dinner and show/$8 show alone
Organized by the Organization of Latin American Students, this cultural show will feature a range of student performances (ranging from a telenovela skit to merengue) and dinner from local Chicago food vendors!