Logan Center for the Arts, Room 801, 6–7:30 p.m., free
Butler’s latest novel, The New Me, has been called “a definitive work of millennial literature.” Don’t miss your chance to catch one of America’s most promising literary voices, as well as an opening reading by creative writing minor Mireille Farjo (A.B. ’20).
Smart Museum of Art, 9 p.m.–12 a.m., free
Join UChicago clinical law professor Craig Futterman in conversation with activists Trina Reynolds-Tyler and Damon Williams in this quarter's edition of the “Smart Talk: What About Human Rights?” presented with the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry. Take the chance to check out the museum after dark too, including the latest Bread, Butter, and Power exhibit.
Ex Libris Café, 11:59 p.m.–1 a.m., free
If you think you’ve heard the last of her, then you’ve thought wrong—the popular haunt is resurrected from the grave for one night only with a spooky secret menu. Don’t ghost this event.
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 7–9:30 p.m.
UChicago Hindu Student Sangam invites one and all to celebrate the traditional Diwali puja, one of India’s biggest religious celebrations. Usher in the lights with prayer, music, dance, and food.
Doc Films at the University of Chicago, 10–11:30 p.m., $7 per ticket.
What better way to spend Halloween night than with a film at Doc? Catch this action-packed vampire thriller after dark, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Pull up in costume for your chance at a quarterly movie pass.
Chicago Humanities Festival: Hyde Park Day
Logan Center, International House, and Oriental Institute, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Tickets available online at www.chicagohumanities.org
Chicago Humanities Festival rolls through campus for its Hyde Park Day events. Listen to the likes of National Book Award–winning historian Ibram X. Kendi and Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta in a day dedicated to this historic neighborhood.
Swift Hall, Third floor, 1025 East 58th Street, 3–5 p.m.
Members of the United Auto Workers Women’s Committee talk with LaToya Ruby Frazier about their work as it continues both in public and behind the scenes. This event is part of the Renaissance Society’s current exhibition, The Last Cruze.
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 South Kenwood Avenue, 2–5 p.m., free admission, $4/slice of pie
What is fall in Hyde Park without the South Side Pie challenge? Spend a lovely afternoon eating pie and listening to live music—all for a good cause!
Mandel Hall, 7–10 p.m., $25 per ticket
South Chicago Dance Theater will perform at Mandel Hall alongside other dance troupes from the South Side, including UChicago Maya.