March 3, 2006

Voices STD (Stuff to Do)—March 3, 2006

Friday / March 3

Come to the Otium reading with Achy Obejas, Megan Stielstra, Emily Alpert, and Bayo Ojikutu, all contributors to the online prose magazine. A chocolate feast follows. (7–9 p.m., free, Rosenwald 405, 1101 East 58th Street)

Moda is releasing a new issue of its magazine and putting on a vintage fashion show to boot. Hustle on over to Hutch Commons to enjoy a full-fledged fashion show, the work of 12 designers, music by Sha Liu, a video display by Ben Kolak, and photography by Glass Eyeball. (9 p.m., $2 in advance, $3 at the door, $5 VIP, Hutch Commons, 5706 South University Avenue)

Make a Joyful Noise, the U of C’s Christian a cappella group, gives its winter quarter concert tonight in the Ida Noyes third-floor theater. Stick around after the performance for refreshments. (6 p.m., free, Ida Noyes, 1212 East 59th Street)

Members of Chicagoland breakdance company the Brickheadz and Japanese dancer Ayako Kato perform tonight at Links Hall as part of month-long performance series The Body Breaks: Butoh, Breakdancing, and Beyond. Starting at 10 p.m., a free open-floor dance session with DJ Kissyface and DJ Shon Roka takes over the space. The Brickheadz and Kato will be back again tomorrow and Sunday, but not for the late-night party. (8 p.m., $12, 3435 North Sheffield Avenue)

Saturday / March 4

The University Symphony Orchestra presents “The Year 1905,” featuring Shostakovich’s symphony of the same name, as well as Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death. This commemoration of the Russian Revolution takes place in Mandel Hall. (8 p.m., free, Mandel Hall, 5706 South University Avenue)

Swing by the Ida Noyes Cloister Club for a salsa party, organized by the Ballroom and Latin Dance Club. Brush up your salsa moves with a free beginner’s lesson at 8:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing. Drinks, chips, and salsa are provided. (8:30 p.m., $4, Ida Noyes, 1212 East 59th Street)

Sunday / March 5

Stop by the Spareroom for a free double feature: Kazuo Ohno’s Beauty and Strength, a film exploring the dance form butoh, and Rennie Harris Puremovment’s Facing Mekka, which focuses on hip-hop. (3 p.m., free, 2416 West North Avenue)

Don’t forget to watch the Oscars tonight and make a Jolly Rancher in honor of Brokeback Mountain (Ketel One vodka, Midori, and cranberry juice). (7 p.m., ABC)

Monday / March 6

This week’s free Monday show at the Empty Bottle features pop singer-songwriter Matt Marque, folk pop songwriter Robert Deeble, and Alina Simone in her Empty Bottle debut. (9:30 p.m., free, 1035 North Western Avenue)

Tuesday / March 7

Join Center for Gender Studies Fellow and biblical studies graduate student Annette Huizenga for her talk, What’s a Woman to Do?: Moral Instruction for Women in the Roman World. (4:30 p.m., free, 5733 South University Avenue)

Wednesday / March 8

If you remember liking the Cold Mountain soundtrack, consider attending this week’s Divinity School lunch, held in the Swift Hall Common Room, as usual. Members of the U of C’s Shape-Note Singing Association speak about and demonstrate Sacred Harp music, which figured prominently in Cold Mountain. Hey, musical and bodily sustenance in one–not a bad deal. (12 p.m., $4, 1025 East 58th Street)

Thursday / March 9

You can hear the world premiere of Nicole Mitchell’s “Cause and Effect,” Ari Brown’s “Veda’s Dance,” Vandy Harris’s “Blues at Half Moon,” and Wadada Leo Smith’s “We are for Freedom” at the Jazz X-tet’s Fulton Recital Hall performance tonight. (8 p.m., free, 1010 East 59th Street)

Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie opens today at Court Theatre. Come back tomorrow at 8 p.m. for Student Night; you can enjoy free pizza, soda, and a post-play discussion with Court personages like Artistic Director Charles Newell. (7:30 p.m., $10 with student ID, 5535 South Ellis Avenue)

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