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Logan Center, Theater West, Thursday [2/20] and Friday [2/21] at 7:30 p.m., Saturday [2/22] at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $6 in advance, $8 at door, Thursday preview free
University Theater presents one of the most famous plays of the past century. Following two men waiting for the arrival of a certain Godot, Samuel Beckett’s philosophical script reflects on religion, humanity, and suicide as the two explore the nuances of existentialism and the purpose of human life. Tickets sold on UChicago Arts. No ticket required for Thursday.
Logan 801, 12 p.m. // Kent 107, 6 p.m., free
Join Layli Long Soldier, author of National Book Awards finalist Whereas (2017), in a discussion about poetry, followed by a reading later in the evening at Kent.
Hallowed Grounds, 7 p.m., free
Whether you want to flex your musical gifts or just sip coffee while listening to student performances, make sure to drop by Hallowed Grounds to enjoy an open mic night, closing with a performance by UChicago band Pocket Mirror. Free drinks provided.
Mandel Hall, Thursday [2/20] and Friday [2/21] at 7:30 p.m., $5
I won’t go maximum ogre-drive with all the puns, I promise. Catch the Law School’s show next Thursday, even if you ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed. Tickets for Thursday and Friday can be found on the Law School website—make sure to order using the correct link. See the Facebook event for more details.
Smart Museum, 8 p.m., free
Featuring original performances by UChicago students, drop by the Smart to reflect on themes of material happiness and experimentation, in line with the new exhibit, The Allure of Matter. Complimentary food will be served.
Reynolds Club, 12:30 p.m., free
Human Rights Lab artist-in-residence Dorothy Burge discusses how art can be utilized as an instrument for social activism by raising awareness, exposing exploitation, or calling for societal transformation. Lunch will be provided.
Cathey Learning Center, Harper Memorial Library, 7:30 p.m., free
If you ever wondered what it would sound like to sing in the halls of Harper, catch Motet Choir this Friday as they fill the building with a cappella.
Doc Films, Saturday [2/22] at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday [2/23] at 4 p.m., $7
Wondering what the Oscar hype was about? Want to watch this masterpiece for the second time? Third? Join Doc Films in the screening of Parasite; you don’t want to miss it.
Seminary Co-Op, 6 p.m., free
What is the novel? Does it belong in the category of literature? Jordan Alexander Stein will be in discussion with UChicago professor Sianne Ngai to untangle the complex history of written text, and how it differs from traditional literary narratives...or not.