[Tuesday, November 19]
Understanding the Velvet Revolution Through Film
Regenstein Library, Franke Institute for the Humanities,5 p.m., free
Learn about the Czech and Slovak Velvet Revolution in this double-screening of The Power of the Powerless and Jak to říct dětem (What to Tell the Kids).
[Wednesday, November 20]
Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex
Court Theatre, 7:30 p.m., free with UChicago ArtsPass
Join Court Theatre on its exploration of the Oedipus Trilogy and the questions of identity, fate, and free will that it poses with the first of three installments: Sophocles’s seminal Oedipus Rex.
FOTA presents: Twilight Tea
Reynold’s Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge, 7–8:30 p.m., free
Take a break from eighth-week struggles and hang out with some student artists over cookies and tea at the Festival of the Arts fall quarter showcase.
[Thursday, November 21]
In Response: Sampada Aranke
Logan Center Terrace Seminar Room, 6–7:30 p.m., free
Assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute Sampada Aranke responds to Camille Norment's harrowing sound project at the Logan Center, Untitled (red flame).
[Friday, November 22]
UChicago Presents: Craig Taborn and Kris Davis
Logan Center, Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $38/$10 for students
Spend an ethereal, propulsive evening with pianists Taborn and Davis as they perform rich improvisations on original compositions as well as some by Carla Bley and Sun Ra.
Anna Martine Whitehead: "Notes on Territory"
Green Line Performing Arts Center, 329 East Garfield Boulevard, 7–9:45 p.m., free
What is the nature of freedom? What is the prison? Join choreographer Anna Martine Whitehead and the Human Rights Lab for a performance and panel discussion around traditions of liberation practices.
[Saturday, November 23]
Middle East Music Ensemble: The Turkish Concert
Logan Center, Performance Hall, 7 p.m., $10/$5 students and children
The Middle East Music Ensemble’s annual Turkish Concert, led this year by Wanees Zarour, will guide you through the region’s rich and diverse musical lineage. Don't miss it!
Le Vorris & Vox: Fall Circus
Logan Center, Room 701, 7:30 p.m., free
Secretly planning to drop out and join the circus? Come to the LV&V showcase for a taste of what might be in store for you, including acrobatics, aerial silks, staff spinning, juggling, and more!
[Monday, November 25]
73rd Annual Latke Hamantash Debate
Mandel Hall, 7 p.m. Complimentary tickets for student entry
The oldest debate of its kind. Join UChicago Hillel in a debate on the environmental pros and cons of the latke and hamantash. Then, decide for yourself the superior flavor.