As spring livens up the city, flowers are popping up everywhere—and so are the sickly pale faces of UChicago students. Gone are the dark, melancholy winter days spent in stuffy Reg cubicles and shuttered homes. Gone are the sleeping bag coats and hats pulled down to our ears. We’re coming out to play! Put on your sandals and sundresses, and look out for these exciting events this weekend:
Saturday, May 11
Who says fun can’t be intellectual? Checking out visionary speeches at TEDxUChicago: Theory in Action. The event, taking place all day in Mandel Hall, will feature 11 speakers, including Kambale Musavuli (Congolese Hero Award winner for Breaking the Silence) and Eli Finkel (NYT expert on romantic attraction and marriage).
DG’s annual philanthropy event involves a 3v3 basketball competition, dance competition, and three point competition, starting at noon at Ratner. Come to watch or come to play—it’ll be a blast! All proceeds go to Service for Sight.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of FOTA (Festival of the Arts) at Logan Center. The event will feature a fashion Show (courtesy of MODA), screening of “FOTA 2013: The Documentary,” FOTABooth, and more.
Don’t miss a free guided tour of the Ukrainian National Museum, courtesy of UCSC and ORCSA. Students will also be able to explore the restaurants and shops in Ukrainian Village. Free transportation provided.
Sunday, May 12
ArtShould is hosting an art fair for students to exhibit and sell their work. The event will take place in the Logan Center courtyard and feature the student band, Dirt Red Brass Band.
One of the nation’s best quartets is coming to Logan Center on Sunday afternoon. The program is as follows: Smetana: String Quartet No. 1, “From My Life” Janácek: String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters” Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135. Student tickets are $5.