Arts, Briefly.

By Ellen Rodnianski

OLAS Cultural Show

It’s time for a weekend getaway—but without all the expenses. Tomorrow night, the Organization of Latin American Students’ 2015 cultural show, Sueños, will take you on a journey with dance, music, and art created and inspired by the campus’s Latin American students and outside performers. You can even choose to purchase a dinner ticket to feast on authentic tacos before the performance. You’ll get dinner, fill your easy and delicious food quota for the week, and get in the mood for a fiesta. Tickets will continue to be sold in Reynolds from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. through Friday, can be bought online, and are also available at the door for a slightly higher price.

Saturday, April 9, Mandel Hall, dinner at 5:30 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m., $5 or $10 with dinner

“First Weekend” deals

Yes, it’s not actually the first weekend of spring quarter, but that does not make this event any less worthwhile. April 10 and 11, more than 40 vendors from South Lake Park Avenue to South Woodlawn Avenue on East 53rd Street will be offering discounts. From CorePower to Hyde Park Records to the Doughnut Vault food truck from Nichols Park. Don’t forget your student ID.

April 10-11, East 53rd Street, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Increased shuttle service. UCID necessary 

Screening of Hearts and Minds with director Peter Davis

A message to all the documentary film buffs and aficionados out there: make sure to cancel all your current Tuesday plans. The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture will be hosting a screening of the documentary Hearts and Minds, and director Peter Davis will be present. The 1974 Academy Award winning documentary film explores the effects of the Vietnam War on Vietnamese people and features interviews with J. Edgar Hoover and General Westmoreland. The event will begin with the screening followed by a discussion with Davis and University of Chicago Professor Mark Bradley.

Tuesday, April 14, Social Sciences Room 122, 6:30 p.m., free    

Varda Caivano’s The Density of the Actions: gallery walk-through

The Renaissance Society’s most recent exhibit—showing the work of Varda Caivano—features abstract swirls of paint and smudged charcoal in a minimalist exhibit. Take a guided tour of the exhibit with Terry R. Myers, Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a contributor to the exhibition’s catalogue, this Saturday.

Saturday, April 11, Cobb Hall, 4th floor, noon, free