Calendar

Oct
18
Fri
Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Adam Rome discusses his book, “The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation.”

Performance. “A Salon Evening with Nicholas Phan.” @ Mandel Hall
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Performance. “A Salon Evening with Nicholas Phan.” Preceded by a lecture by Dan Wang. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 6:30-9:30 p.m., $35/$5 students, 773-702-8068.

The 2013 Social Justice Address @ Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 2013 Social Justice Address. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Activist and University of Chicago Laboratory Schools alum William Upski Wimsatt presents.

A Salon Evening with Nicholas Phan
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Salon Evening with Nicholas Phan. 7:30-9:30 p.m., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. Call 773-702-2787 for tickets. The tenor performs Benjamin Britten.

Concert @ International House, Assembly Hall
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Concert. 7:30-8:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-8647, free. Songwriter Yoshio Hayakawa and producer Masahide Sakuma perform.

Red Clay Dance Company: Transcending. In celebration of their 5th Anniversary season @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Red Clay Dance Company: Transcending. In celebration of their 5th Anniversary season, Red Clay Dance Company presents its inaugural fall concert” Transcending,” featuring “On Hallowed Ground,” a world premiere choreographed by Artistic Director Vershawn Sanders Ward, as well as company repertory work “Gone 2 Soon.” Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 7:30-9 p.m., $20, 773-702-2787.

Oct
19
Sat
Dance Performance @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Dance Performance. 7:30-8:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, $20. The Red Clay Dance Company performs.

Cash Mob and Second Annual Chef Throwdown at the 61st Street Farmers Market @ 61st Street Farmers Market
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Cash Mob and Second Annual Chef Throwdown at the 61st Street Farmers Market. Watch Chicago culinary students compete in an outdoor cooking competition and vote on a winner. Teams start shopping and preparing food at 9am, and will serve their completed dishes at 11:30am. Meet at the flagpole on the main quad at 9 a.m. and walk to the 61st Street Farmers Market at 61st Street and Dorchester Avenue. 773-834-5143.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Author Talk. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. U. of C. assistant professor of english Srikanth Reddy presents for the school’s Humanities Day.

Lego Architects @ Robie House
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lego Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use Legos to create a 3D model of a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy the required advance tickets. Appropriate for ages 6 and up with an adult.

Open House Chicago at the Oriental Institute @ Oriental Institute
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open House Chicago at the Oriental Institute. The Oriental Institute joins the Chicago Architecture Foundation for a second year to present Open House Chicago, a free weekend festival providing access to over 150 of Chicago’s greatest places and spaces. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 773-702-9507.

Humanities Day 2013 @ various U. of C. campus sites
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Humanities Day 2013. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., various U. of C. campus sites, 773-702-8512, humanitiesday2013.uchicago.edu, free. U. of C. faculty give presentations on a slew of topics. To register, visit humanitiesday2013.uchicago.edu/registration.   

Book Discussion @ Blackstone Library
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants will discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

Workshop. Bilingualism and Poetry @ Blackstone Library
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop. Bilingualism and Poetry. 3 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Joanna Kurowska and Katia Mitova present on writing poetry in two different languages.