Exhibit A: Finals Week Edition

What to do and where to go.


By Arts Staff

Monday [3/12]

Monday Night Yoga Class at the Arts Incubator
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard, 6:30 p.m., free
Enjoy a free yoga class taught by Derrick Caldwell and Crissy Collins at the Arts Incubator.


Tuesday [3/13]

Curator-Led Tour of Book of the Dead Exhibit at the Oriental Institute
Oriental Institute, 2:00 p.m., free
A unique guided tour of the special exhibit, Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt from the exhibition’s curator, Foy Scalf, highlighting the newest research on the Book of the Dead.

Singing in Dark Times Discussion Group
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 6:00 p.m., free
The latest meeting of a discussion group designed to, “open a public space for serious and challenging conversation in these troubling days” will feature Bill Ayers in conversation with artist-activists Monica Trinidad and Ethan Viets-VanLear.

Embodying Diaspora: Rumba
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Bouelvard, 16+, 6:30 p.m., free
A monthly dance workshop series on Afro-diasporic traditions held by Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artist-in-Residence Arif Smith.


Wednesday [3/14]

Performing Perceptions
Smart Museum of Art, 5:30 p.m., free
An “evening of dance, sound, and avant-garde performance” inspired by the special exhibition, The History of Perception which is currently on view at the Smart Museum.

Daniel Borzutzky: Lake Michigan and Conversation with Nate Marshall
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 6:00 p.m., free
Daniel Borzutzky will read and discuss his new volume of poetry, Lake Michigan and speak with fellow author and Southside native Nate Marshall.


Thursday [3/15]

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Court Theatre, 7:30 p.m.,  $20 advance student tickets, $10 rush
Court Theatre presents Tod Kreidler’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, based on the classic movie of the same name, about a 1960s family confronted with the issues of race when their daughter brings home her new, black fiancé.

Tim Mehigan: The Intellectual Landscape in the Works of J.M. Coetzee and Conversation with John Paul Rollert

Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 6:00 p.m., free
Decorated and critically acclaimed author Tim Mehigan will read from his work, The Intellectual Landscape of the Works of J.M. Coetzee, followed by a conversation between the author and UChicago professor John Paul Rollert.


Saturday [3/17]

Lifting as they Climbed: Mapping Black Women & the South Side
Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637, 2p.m., free
Mariame Kaba and Essence McDowell invite the public to celebrate the release of the self-guided tour book Lifting as they Climbed: Mapping Black Women & the South Side. See Chicago in a new light, as the product of the inspirational work of Black Women activists throughout the city’s history.

ICCA Great Lakes Semifinal
Auditorium Theater, 50 East Congress Parkway, 7p.m., tickets start at $30
Support UChicago’s very own a capella group, Voices in Your Head, as they compete alongside other talented groups for a place in the ICCA finals. The group placed second there last year.