Calendar

Nov
1
Fri
6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference. @ International House, Assembly Hall
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

6th Annual Chicago International Education Conference. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721, free. Director and producer Jenny M. Buccos presents.

Jumu’ah Prayers @ Bond Chapel
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:45-2:15 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St, 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.

Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights @ Rockefeller Chapel
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights. 5:30-7 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A celebration of the Hindu holiday Diwali. Featuring a show and $5 dinner.

Authors Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Authors Talk. 6 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Authors Robert J. Richards and Michael Ruse discuss evolution and the Gaia hypothesis.

Film Screening. @ Logan Center, Screening Room 201
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film Screening. 7 p.m., Logan Center, Screening Room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596. Video artist Lori Felker presents a selection of her work.

Concert @ Mandel Hall
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-8068, $35 general admission, $5 students. Spain’s Casals Quartet performs Haydn, Debussy and more with classical guitarist Denis Azabagic. Preceded by a lecture from U. of C. Ph.D. student Woo-Chan Lee. Call 773-702-2787 for tickets.

Nov
2
Sat
“The Winning Words Initiative: A Midwest Regional Resource Network for Pre-Collegiate Philosophy.” @ Mandel Hall
Nov 2 @ 8:45 am – 4:30 pm

“The Winning Words Initiative: A Midwest Regional Resource Network for Pre-Collegiate Philosophy.” 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. A series of talks on philosophy at the K-12 level. To R.S.V.P. visit civicknowledge.uchicago.edu/wwinitiative.shtml or call 773-834-3929, ext. 1.

Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games for adults and kids 9 and up.

Family Day: Kite Flight @ Smart Museum of Art
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family Day: Kite Flight. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Families create kites out of recycled plastic bags with artist Cydney M. Lewis. All materials provided.

Workshop. Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery — Faces and Figures @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop. Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery — Faces and Figures. 1-3 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, $25 non-members, $20 members. A sketching session focusing on a museum gallery with instructor Vesna Jovanovic. Materials not provided.

Workshop. “Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery–Faces and Figures.” @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshop. “Sketching in the Mesopotamian Gallery–Faces and Figures.” Hone your sketching skills while developing a new appreciation for art and artifacts created thousands of years ago. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 1-3 p.m., $20/$25 non-members, 773-702-9507.

Gallery Talk @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gallery Talk. 2-5 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St.,  773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Raub Welch, curator of the museum’s exhibit, “The Endangered Species: A Visual Response to the Vanishing Black Man,” presents.

Symposium. “Living with the Past: How the Ancient Middle East Shaped Our World.” @ Oriental Institute
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Symposium. “Living with the Past: How the Ancient Middle East Shaped Our World.” Inspired by the special exhibit, Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins, join Oriental Institute scholars for an engaging and spirited conversation and learn about surprising legacies of the past that are still around us today. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 2-5:15 p.m., 773-702-9507.

An Evening of Bulgarian Puppetry @ International House, Assembly Hall
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An Evening of Bulgarian Puppetry. International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., 773-753-2274.