Tuesday, October 8
Workshop: Pop, Politics, Poetry (Part 1)
Smart Museum of Art, 6–8 p.m., Free
Part one of this two-part series will include a gallery tour of the Smart’s new exhibit, Samson Young: Silver Moon or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy of Me? Then, get your hands dirty with an art project and discussion centered around utopias in the artistic imagination.
Thursday, October 10
UChicago Night at the Art Institute
Art Institute of Chicago, 5–8 p.m., Free for University staff, faculty and students with UCID
Although the Art Institute is always free to UCID holders, this UChicago Arts Pass event will provide an exciting after-hours peek into the galleries, accompanied by live music from Grammy-winning musical ensemble Eighth Blackbird, and free sketchbooks. Even the transportation there is provided, with shuttles leaving from Reynolds!
Gallery Talk with Maite Borjabad
Logan Center Exhibitions, 6 p.m., Free
Maite Borjabad, Neville Bryan Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, will give a gallery talk centered on U.K. architecture collective Assemble’s expansive approach to architecture and design.
Friday, October 11
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
7:30 p.m. Mandel Hall, $38 general admission, $10 student tickets
UChicago Presents’s (UCP) season opener is a chamber group made up of members from the world-renowned, London-based chamber orchestra. The group will perform Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet, along with a sextet by Erich Korngold and a contemporary octet by Sally Beamish.
Native and Non-Native Indigenous Languages in Chicago
Friday–Saturday, Ida Noyes Third Floor Theater
Opening with a Potawatomi land acknowledgement on Friday morning, this two-day event will celebrate 2019 as the “International Year of Indigenous Languages.” With lectures, film screenings, dance, music, and food, this event is a fantastic introduction to the vast array of languages, and the peoples that speak them, surrounding you in Chicago.
Oriental Institute Indiana Jones Film Festival
7:00 p.m. through Saturday, Free for students and Oriental Institute members
Honor UChicago’s “most famous fictional student” with free screenings of Indiana Jones movies throughout the weekend. If you’re looking for a more substantive addition to the films, there will be accompanying lectures and even a costume contest. Screenings will be held in various locations.
Saturday, October 12
Third Coast Percussion
7:30 p.m., Logan Center, $15 general admission, free for students
UC Presents has not one, but two showstoppers this weekend. Opening their contemporary series is this Grammy Award–winning ensemble, performing not one but two world premieres!
Benjamin J. Young and Werner Lange
3 p.m., Film Studies Center, Free
Join the Renaissance Society for a discussion between LaToya Ruby Frazier, Benjamin Young, and Werner Lange about Frazier’s use of photography as a platform for social justice and visibility for working-class families in her exhibition at the Ren.