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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.

Humanities Day Presentation @ Centers for Gender/Race Studies, 5733 South University, 1st floor
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Humanities Day Presentation. This lecture will give a brief history of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality archival collections origins in feminist and women’s history, and ask what it means to once-marginalized communities to have a place in the university archives. It will offer a first look at many of the items and oral history interviews that have been collected documenting LGBTQ life on campus from the era of Gay Lib to the present day. The presentation will be followed by a reception celebrating the Center’s newly renovated building on University Avenue. Centers for Gender/Race Studies, 5733 South University, 1st floor, 5733 S. University Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 773-702-9936.

Concert @ Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Concert. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8484, free. The Motet Choir performs its first concert of the year, featuring Latin American and Spanish works from the Renaissance to the present day.

Motet Choir: Parents Weekend @ Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Motet Choir: Parents Weekend. Motet Choir’s first concert of the year showcases a variety of works from Latin America and Spain ranging in time from the Renaissance to the present day. Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901, 915 E. 60th St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., 773-702-8484.

Red Clay Dance Company: Transcending @ Logan Center, Performance Hall
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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., 7-8:30 p.m., $20, 773-702-2787.

Concert. Playing with Fire: Virtuoso Music from the 16th and 17th Centuries @ Bond Chapel
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert. Playing with Fire: Virtuoso Music from the 16th and 17th Centuries. 8-9:30 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8484, $45 preferred seating, $35 general admission ($38 at the door). Buy tickets at newberryconsort.org. Cornettist Bruce Dickey and the Newberry Consort perform the Howard Mayer Brown Memorial Concert.

The Newberry Consort: Playing with Fire. @ Bond Chapel
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Newberry Consort: Playing with Fire. Cornetto virtuoso Bruce Dickey joins the Newberry Consort for music from the Italian late Renaissance and early Baroque, a time of dazzling pyrotechnics, sublime poetry, and gorgeous harmonies. This concert honors the memory of University of Chicago musicologist and Consort founder Howard Mayer Brown, who did seminal research into the ornamentation styles of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 8-9:30 p.m., pre-concert lecture 7 p.m., preferred seating $45, general $35, at the door $38, 773-702-8484.