Chabad at UChicago, 6–7 p.m. Free
Shahar Stern leads a lesson in crafting, baking and eating pita bread. Savor your own creations with a generous dip of hummus at Chabad.
Logan Center 801, 6 p.m. Free
Faculty, staff, and creative writing students tackle the issue of migration as they read original works from their chapbooks as part of the English Department’s Research Cluster on “Literature of Migration.”
Smart Museum of Art, 8–10 p.m. Free. Exclusive for UChicago students
Another week, another chance to see the Smart after-hours. Inspired by the student-curated exhibition “Down Time: On the Art of Retreat,” this event is a great opportunity for students to dance their midterm stress away.
Court Theater, 7.30–9 p.m. $10 with UCID. 5 shows a week until Dec 8.
The first of Sophocles’s famous Oedipus trilogy, all of which will be staged by Court Theater over the next two years. Here’s your chance to see what Freud was going on about.
Hutchinson Commons, 6:30–10 p.m. Tickets $7 when bought at the Reynolds Club through November 7, $10 at the door
Join SASA in the celebration of the Festival of Lights and enjoy exhilarating performances from Chicago Raas, UChicago Bhangra, and other South Asian arts RSOs. Dinner will be provided.
Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 6–7 p.m. Free
In a star-studded panel, Lindsay Waters joins UChicago professors D. N. Rodowick, Tom Gunning, and Bill Brown in a discussion about celebrated German critic Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project.”
Max Palevsky Cinema, 7–10 p.m. $5
Doc Films will screen Tarkovsky’s soul-searching 1979 sci-fi movie, which will be introduced by professor Robert Bird.