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November 18, 2019

Arting Around: Week Eight

Feel like your Week 8 is in freefall? Le Vorris and Vox has you covered.

Feel like your Week 8 is in freefall? Le Vorris and Vox has you covered.

Alexandra Nisenoff / The Chicago Maroon

[Tuesday, November 19]

Understanding the Velvet Revolution Through Film  
Regenstein Library, Franke Institute for the Humanities,5 p.m., free 

Learn about the Czech and Slovak Velvet Revolution in this double-screening of The Power of the Powerless and Jak to říct dětem (What to Tell the Kids)
 

[Wednesday, November 20] 

Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex 
Court Theatre, 7:30 p.m., free with UChicago ArtsPass

Join Court Theatre on its exploration of the Oedipus Trilogy and the questions of identity, fate, and free will that it poses with the first of three installments: Sophocles’s seminal Oedipus Rex

FOTA presents: Twilight Tea 
Reynold’s Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge, 7–8:30 p.m., free

Take a break from eighth-week struggles and hang out with some student artists over cookies and tea at the Festival of the Arts fall quarter showcase.  


[Thursday, November 21] 

In Response: Sampada Aranke 
Logan Center Terrace Seminar Room, 6–7:30 p.m., free

Assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute Sampada Aranke responds to Camille Norment's harrowing sound project at the Logan Center, Untitled (red flame).  
 

[Friday, November 22] 

UChicago Presents: Craig Taborn and Kris Davis  
Logan Center, Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $38/$10 for students 

Spend an ethereal, propulsive evening with pianists Taborn and Davis as they perform rich improvisations on original compositions as well as some by Carla Bley and Sun Ra.  

Anna Martine Whitehead: "Notes on Territory" 
Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 East Garfield Boulevard, 7–9:45 p.m., free  

What is the nature of freedom? What is the prison? Join choreographer Anna Martine Whitehead and the Human Rights Lab for a performance and panel discussion around traditions of liberation practices.  
 

[Saturday, November 23] 

Middle East Music Ensemble: The Turkish Concert  
Logan Center, Performance Hall, 7 p.m., $10/$5 students and children

The Middle East Music Ensemble’s annual Turkish Concert, led this year by Wanees Zarour, will guide you through the region’s rich and diverse musical lineage. Don't miss it!  

Le Vorris & Vox: Fall Circus 
Logan Center, Room 701, 7:30 p.m., free

Secretly planning to drop out and join the circus? Come to the LV&V showcase for a taste of what might be in store for you, including acrobatics, aerial silks, staff spinning, juggling, and more! 


[Monday, November 25] 

73rd Annual Latke Hamantash Debate 
Mandel Hall, 7 p.m. Complimentary tickets for student entry 

The oldest debate of its kind. Join UChicago Hillel in a debate on the environmental pros and cons of the latke and hamantash. Then, decide for yourself the superior flavor. 

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