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By Arts Staff

Max East Lemonade Screening

Our Queen, Beyoncé, has released her latest and greatest. Not only is it a feat of musical genius, but Queen Bey has now entered the realm of visual art. Get in formation and come see her magical visual album Lemonade on the 70-inch television in the Max East lounge, complete with snacks and of course, lemonade. Following this Beyhive celebration, there will be a screening of Runaway, the visual album from Our God, Kanye. If you enjoy pop culture, come (preferably in 6-inch heels).

Friday, April 29, 9 p.m., Max Palevsky Residential Commons East Lounge. Free. Snacks and lemonade provided.

Spring Swing Study Break

Join the Chicago Swing Dance Society this Saturday night for a free foodie fling. Veteran or novice, come out to dance East Coast swing to the smoky tones of famous Chicago jazz singer Nicole Kestler, accompanied by her live quintet. The evening will begin with a short lesson before breaking into the free dance portion of the night. Feel free to take a break from twirling to munch on dinner straight from everyone’s classic haunt, the Med.

Saturday, April 30, 7:30–11 p.m., Library Lounge, Ida Noyes Hall. Free. Dinner provided.

FOTA’s SpringFest Presents: Performance Night

As part of SpringFest, Festival of the Arts (FOTA) will be hosting a Performance Night on Sunday to showcase campus art groups such as The Ransom Notes, Rhythm and Jews, and Memento (the performance ensemble of Memoryhouse Magazine). Individual student artists, including Chris Good, Vivian Kuo, Camilla Fascina, Emiliano Burr, and Supreme Hinton, will also be performing.

Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m., Logan Penthouse. Free.

Civic Orchestra at the South Shore Cultural Center 

One of the foremost young conductors of our time, Matt Aucoin, will be leading the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in performances of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543, excerpts from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, K. 621, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200. Joining the orchestra will be American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, who appeared earlier this year in the Lyric Opera’s debut of Bel Canto.

Sunday, May 1, 3:30 p.m., South Shore Cultural Center. Free.

Tuesday, May 3, 8 p.m., Chicago Symphony Center. Free.

The IFJ Presents: Opera-nomics, The Business of Opera

The Intercollegiate Finance Journal at the University of Chicago, with funding from Student Government, is hosting a panel discussion with special guests Anthony Freud, general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Daniel Grambow, general director of the Floating Opera Company. The panel will discuss the economics of creativity with a particular focus on opera. This discussion will also delve into such topics as the impact of economic constraints on creativity in general and the role of opera in society.

Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. Saieh Hall, Room 203. Free. Light refreshments will be served 7–7:30 p.m.

Marilynne Robinson: A Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Director’s Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson, best known for writing the Gilead trilogy, will be giving a talk entitled, “What is Freedom of Conscience” next Thursday at the Neubauer Collegium. Her presentation will be the second “Director’s Lecture” hosted by the collegium this year. Come and be influenced by one of Time magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People of 2016!

Thursday, May 5, 5:30–7 p.m., Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 5701 South Woodlawn Avenue. Free.

Navarasa: Reimagined, Exploring Classical Emotion through Pure Dance

Apsara, the classical Indian dance RSO on campus, has combined classical and semi-classical choreography in its upcoming performance to explore the emotional landscape of dance. In collaboration with UT/TAPs, Navarasa: Reimagined is its fifth annual spring production.

Thursday, May 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Logan Theater West. Tickets available at Show runs approximately 70 minutes.