5–9 p.m. See the Shedd Aquarium in a new light at this “after hours” event, part of Chicago Museum Week. Experts from the aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum will speak about their work while visitors enjoy hot chocolate, cocktails, and food. Shedd Aquarium, $25, free for Illinois residents.
6 p.m. Attend the opening reception of artist Mike Cloud’s new exhibit, The Myth of Education, at the Logan Center. Using collage and quilting, among other media, Cloud’s first solo Chicago exhibit is bound to be exciting. Logan Center, free.
6–9 p.m. UChicago Arts Pass and UCIJAM invite students and faculty to the Museum of Contemporary Art for College Night, an evening of tours, snacks, and the unique opportunity to participate in Rashayla Marie Brown’s new interactive project. Transportation will be provided. Museum of Contemporary Art, free.
7 p.m. The Washington Park Arts Incubator will be opening its new exhibit, Eclipsing: The Politics of Night, the Politics of Light, a collaborative project that uses eclipse as a metaphor. If you aren’t able to make the opening reception, the exhibit will be open to the public through March 16. Arts Incubator, Washington Park, free.
7 p.m. Be sure to catch UBallet’s full-length production of Cinderella, accompanied by Prokofiev’s score and an array of beautiful costumes. Another show will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. Logan Center for the Arts, $5 students and children/$10 general, $7/$12 at door.
7–8:30 p.m. The Major Activities Board brings the best of Chicago’s comedy scene to campus. See comedians Calvin Evans, The Second City’s Alex Kumin, and Jillian Ebanks, among others. Theater West, Logan Center, $5.
8–9:30 p.m. Enjoy a night of Spanish-inspired music by French composers. The French Connection will be UChicago Symphony Orchestra’s first performance of the year, and include Debussy’s *Iberia* and Fauré’s Le Pas Espagnol, among other great pieces. Mandel Hall, suggested donation of $10 general admission, $5 for students and children.
9 p.m. If you’re looking for some Saturday night theater, TAPS will be performing their pop-up, professionally directed play, Exquisite Pressure: The Misanthrope, written by Molière. Performance Penthouse 901, Logan Center, free.