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May 6, 2005

Voices STD - May 6, 2005

Friday, May 6

Scav Hunt started Wednesay night at midnight, but you have until Sunday (Judgment Day) to get in on the fun, perhaps by getting circumcised or putting on a puppet- show-within-a-puppet-show-within-a-puppet- show or just by taking this opportunity to get sloshed on the Quads tonight at the Scav Hunt party.

"Masculine Wiles," a collection of films and videos from the Women in the Director's Chair International Film and Video Festival, delves into masculinity, past and present. (12 p.m., free, Center for Gender Studies)

Prove your smarts, munch on pizza, and get a shot at the grand prize of more than $100 in gift certificates for Hyde Park bookstores at Trivia Night, a fundraiser by the Ox Plow Seed Project and the International Social Welfare Club. (8 p.m., $10, SSA Lobby)

Check out one of the first-known pieces of alt music with the University of Chicago Presents Early Music Series's Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. This period orchestra plays a program of 17th century music including Veracini, Vivaldi, Germiniani, and Bach. (8 p.m., free, Mandel Hall)

Watch the story of the pre-Dorothy witches of Oz—in musical form. The acclaimed Broadway musical Wicked began its run one week ago at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theater. ($30-$85, 24 West Randolph Street)

Bummed you couldn't get tickets for Coldplay's one-night-only performance at the Metro? Yeah, so are we. But you can catch the Crystal Method there just a few hours later in a special DJ Set performance. (11 p.m., $21, 3730 North Clark Street)

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Gidon Kremer on violin performing works by Schnittke and Beethoven, at the Symphony Center. (1:30 p.m., $25-$102, 220 South Michigan Avenue)

Saturday, May 7

Samahan presents Barrio Fiesta, its annual culture show, featuring skits and Filipino dances. Dinner, which takes place at Bartlett, includes two pigs roasting on spits, though if that's not your thing, there will also be other Filipino delicacies. (Dinner 5 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door)

ScavOlympics takes place at 2 p.m. on the Classics Quad. Realize your cherished dream of playing spudzooka golf or just go to watch.

If you don't get enough of books during the week, you should go see electronic pop band the Books and electro-acoustic duo EKG presented by The Hive and WHPK. (10 p.m., free, Hutch Commons)

Soprano Natalie Mann and pianist Matthew Ganong perform songs by Reinecke, Tosti, Rachmaninoff, Canteloube, Mahler, and Hayden Wayne. (8 p.m., free, Fulton Recital Hall)

Sunday, May 8

Call your mom and wish her a happy Mother's Day! Aww.

Go support U of C post-goth orchestral pop band Dead Superheroes, which includes two violinists, a viola, cello, piano, guitar, and a singer, at the 21+ venue Wise Fool's Pub. They'll be playing with Red Pop Theory. (9 p.m., free, 2270 North Lincoln Avenue)

The free Indian food alone would make this event worthwhile for me—a film screening of a scene from Indian epic The Ramayana followed by a discussion are an added bonus. RSVP to kselv@uchicago.edu by May 7. (7 p.m., free, Bartlett Lounge)

Tonight is the last night of the Emergenza Festival Semi-Finals at Double Door, featuring Flies in Eden, Detour, Breaking Fate, Remove Viewer, Cromwell St., Haegers Band, Naturedevil, and Domestic Play. (8 p.m., $15, 1572 North Milwaukee Avenue)

Monday, May 9

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, poet, and all-around cool kid Jill Scott performs work from her first book of poetry, The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours, at the Rubloff Auditorium of the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by an after party. (6:30 p.m., $25 for general admission, 230 South Columbus Drive)

Stereophonics and Augustana play at the Metro. (7:30 p.m., $18.50, 3730 North Clark Street)

Best-selling author Michael Oren of Six Days of War delivers the keynote speech for the Chicago Friends of Israel's Israel Week celebration on "Jews, Statehood, and Power." (7 p.m., free, Social Sciences 122)

Tuesday, May 10

Doc Films puts on an advance screening of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, which chronicles the experiences of four best friends who pass a pair of jeans back and forth to keep in touch during their first summer apart. If you're a fan of Y.A. novels or anything aimed at girls under the age of 15, you'll love this one. (9:30 p.m., free, Max Palevsky Cinema)

Head on over to the Law School for an anti-federalism lecture, "Federalism: What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing!" featuring University of Chicago Law School's David Strauss and University of California-Berkeley's John Yoo. (12:15 p.m., free, University of Chicago Law School Room II)

Wednesday, May 11

Check out a sneak preview benefit performance of Estrogen Fest 2005: Changing the Rules! Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music at 6 p.m., performances at 7:30 p.m. ($25, 66 East Randolph Street)

Turns out Shakespeare found himself quotable, too. William Flesch delivers a lecture entitled, "Shakespeare's Self-Quotation." (5:30 p.m., free, Wieboldt 408)

Thursday, May 12

The Minority Women's Association hosts "Me and My Father: A Relationship Transcending Ethnicity and Culture," a discussion regarding the father-daughter relationship. After the discussion there follows a dessert reception and book signing by the moderator of the discussion, Melda Beatty, author of My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters to their Fathers. (Amandla Center, Harper Memorial Library, Mezzanine Level, 7 p.m.)

Sentience and Remedy present a showcase of visual and performance art and international poetry known as the Pritzker Arts Evening. Bert Menco, Ph.D., will speak. He's an artist and neurobiologist, which is pretty cool, so we'll have to forgive him for being from Northwestern. (7:45 to 11 p.m., free, Ida Noyes Hall Third Floor Theater)

Take Back the Night, put on by the Feminist Majority, commences on the Bartlett Quads at dusk.

The Raveonettes play Double Door with opening acts Autoux and the Peels. (9 p.m., $14, 1572 North Milwaukee Avenue)

The Plain White T's play the Bottom Lounge with Midtown, Action Action, and Rock Kills Kid. (6 p.m., $12, 3206 North Wilton Avenue)