Arting Around, Week 4 Edition

Whether week 4 has you feeling like an activist or a couch potato, the arts editors have you covered with a wide range of events across campus and beyond.


Wednesday [1/29]

Jasmon Drain: Stateway’s Garden

57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free

Author Jasmon Drain discusses his novel Stateway’s Garden and its revelation of the nuances of the lives of day-to-day Chicagoans.

Thursday [1/30]

Tea Time Concert: Chamber Music Showcase

Fulton Recital Hall, 4:15 p.m., free

Join the students of the UChicago music department as they perform pieces by Brahms and more. Complimentary tea and cookies, as always, will be served.

Friday [1/31]

CareNotCops Art Build

Center for Identity + Inclusion, 3 p.m., free
#CareNotCops will lead a session of card-making, letter-writing, and poster-drawing regarding their agenda for political resistance. Learn about their cause for UCPD transparency!

Poppy: I Disagree Tour

The Vic Theatre, 7 p.m., $23

Cryptic YouTube personality Poppy will join Chicago at the Vic, singing about the abstractions and surreal chaos of Internet culture. Described by Poppy herself as “post-genre,” the artist’s third album I Disagree hopes to be a message of empowerment and embracing the unconventional.

Off-Off Campus Presents: Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2

The Revival, 7:30 p.m., $5

Single? Taken? Crushing? They don’t care. Join Off-Off for their winter quarter improv show, featuring performances by Children of Divorce and Greer Baxter.

Saturday [2/1]

CLUE (1985) at Doc Films

Doc Films, 2 p.m., free

The Court Theatre’s collaboration with Doc Films presents a free screening of CLUE, a murder mystery based on the game of the same name. Six guests must solve the murder of their host after a dinner party goes horribly wrong. Silly, classic, and sometimes dumb, the whodunit is a guaranteed time-killer.

International Food Festival

Ida Noyes, 6 p.m., free

Ditch Hutch for a Saturday and hop on over to Asian Students’ Union’s annual food festival! Featuring performances from Aag, Excolatur, Bhangra, Rhythmic Bodies in Motion, the Ransom Notes, and more, this event encourages you to hang out while shoveling in food, prepared by UChicago’s own cultural RSOs, from KSO to ACSA.

Logan Center Cabaret

Logan Center, 7:30 p.m., free

Kick back and relax as fellow students perform a wide range of artistic aesthetics, from slam poetry to improvised musical performance. Light refreshments provided.

University Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich

Mandel Hall, 8 p.m., free

Join the USO in their interpretation of Shostakovich’s dark criticism of the Soviet Union, from his Symphony No. 5 (Op. 7) and its nuanced irony to Passacaglia and its brooding tone.