Arting Around: Week Six

Distract yourself from midterms this week with Diwali, a Silent Disco, and pita bread.


Patric McCoy, Youngblood (detail), 1985, printed 2016, digital print from original negative. © Patric McCoy. Courtesy of the artist.

[Wednesday 11/6] 

Learn the Art of Pita Baking 

Chabad at UChicago, 6–7 p.m. Free 

Shahar Stern leads a lesson in crafting, baking and eating pita bread. Savor your own creations with a generous dip of hummus at Chabad. 


[Thursday 11/7] 

Migration Stories Chapbook Reading 

Logan Center 801, 6 p.m. Free 

Faculty, staff, and creative writing students tackle the issue of migration as they read original works from their chapbooks as part of the English Department’s Research Cluster on “Literature of Migration.”  

Party at the Smart: Silent Disco 

Smart Museum of Art, 8–10 p.m. Free. Exclusive for UChicago students 

Another week, another chance to see the Smart after-hours. Inspired by the student-curated exhibition “Down Time: On the Art of Retreat,” this event is a great opportunity for students to dance their midterm stress away.  

Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex 

Court Theater, 7.30–9 p.m. $10 with UCID. 5 shows a week until Dec 8.  

The first of Sophocles’s famous Oedipus trilogy, all of which will be staged by Court Theater over the next two years. Here’s your chance to see what Freud was going on about.  


[Friday 11/8] 

SASA: Diwali 2019 

Hutchinson Commons, 6:30–10 p.m. Tickets $7 when bought at the Reynolds Club through November 7, $10 at the door 

Join SASA in the celebration of the Festival of Lights and enjoy exhilarating performances from Chicago Raas, UChicago Bhangra, and other South Asian arts RSOs. Dinner will be provided. 

Panel Discussion: Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project” 

Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 6–7 p.m. Free 

In a star-studded panel, Lindsay Waters joins UChicago professors D. N. Rodowick, Tom Gunning, and Bill Brown in a discussion about celebrated German critic Walter Benjamin’s “Arcades Project.” 


[Sunday 11/10] 

Stalker screening and Introduction  

Max Palevsky Cinema, 7–10 p.m. $5 

Doc Films will screen Tarkovsky’s soul-searching 1979 sci-fi movie, which will be introduced by professor Robert Bird.