Friday, January 27
Israel Mega Shabbat
Cloister Club, Ida Noyes Hall, 6–10 p.m.
Hillel hosts separate Orthodox, Reform, and Egalitarian services at 6 p.m., followed by food and discussion about Israel.
Comedy: An Issue
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5–7 p.m.
Critical Inquiry, the University of Chicago Press journal of the humanities, will release its winter quarter issue, which considers humor “as both an aesthetic mode and a form of life.” This celebration of the issue’s release will feature a conversation among several of its contributors.
Bill T. Jones Presents: "Return"
DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, 7–9 p.m.
Renowned artist, dancer, and choreographer Bill Jones will present an audio-visual experience reflecting on his life as an HIV-positive individual. This event is part of the Art AIDS America Chicago exhibition by the Alphawood Foundation.
Saturday, January 28
Quadrangle Club Revels 2017: The Trojan Iguana, A Nautical Musical
Quadrangle Club, 6–10 p.m.
Quadrangle Club members—including faculty and other figures in the University orbit—gather to act out a musical plot too bizarre to transcribe. Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie stars as Baba the Piratess.
Sunday, January 29
Annual Chili Cook-Off
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Avenue, 1:30–4 p.m.
Chefs compete to be crowned the "Best Chef on the South Side," and, in a way, everybody wins. Money goes to support mentoring on the South Side.
Indivisible Hyde Park: Make Congress Listen
Jimmy's, 1172 E. 55th St, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Opponents of the Trump agenda in Hyde Park meet up as part of a national movement that consciously tries to repeat the Tea Party's success in pressuring members of Congress.
The Year of the Rooster: Spring Festival Gala
Mandel Hall, 4–8 p.m.
UChicago Chinese Students and Scholars Association will be celebrating the New Year alongside students from eight other colleges in a gala. Enjoy a lovely meal and a performance in celebration of the New Year.
David Omotoso Stovall: Born Out of Struggle
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 3–4:30 p.m.
The author of a book on a hunger strike in Chicago's Little Village discusses the story with Bill Ayers.