Arts This Week

What to do and where to go.


By Maroon Staff

[11/8] GO VOTE

On Election Day, keep calm and carry on!

[11/9] Wednesday

9–11 p.m. Enjoy the Classical Entertainment Society’s annual fall production, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, a tale described as “Mystery Science Theater 1607.” Come for the swords and laughs! Hutchinson Commons. $5, $3 if you share the event on Facebook.

[11/10] Thursday

7:30 p.m. Come watch family drama play out in Shakespeare’s beloved farce, Comedy of Errors, presented by The Dean’s Men. FXK Theater, Reynolds Club. Free on Thursday, $6 for following shows.

7:30–9:30 p.m. Listen to spoken word poetry and jazz music unite as composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble performs poems from Chicago-based Haki R. Madhubuti’s book of collected poems, Liberation Narratives. Logan Performance Hall. $5 students / $20 general.

5–8 p.m. OLAS and Latin American Matters present a screening of Chicago Boys, a film about Chilean economists who studied at UChicago in the 1950s and would later shape the economic climate of their homeland. McCormick Lounge, Reynolds Club. Free.

[11/11] Friday

5:30–10 p.m. Explore the local art scene at Pilsen Second Fridays when the neighborhood’s art galleries and dance studios open their doors for free. Plus wine, cheese, and tacos! $5 with UCID, buses leave Reynolds Club at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

5:45–6:45 p.m. Listen to not one, not two, but three a cappella groups revive Halloween in front of Hull Gate at their show Still Spoopy. Can you guess who the performers are by their collective name, Unaccompanied Notes in Drag? Hull Gate. Free.

[11/12] Saturday

8–9:15 p.m. Fight off the gloom of your impending eighth week with absurdist improv comedy, courtesy of the 11-member ensemble Occam’s Razor! Cobb Cafe. Free.