May 10, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 16

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    MAY Highlights

    Jazz X-tet
    Jazz X-tet
    8 p.m. Thursday, May 24
    Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St. 702-8069. Free.
    The Jazz X-tet, led by Mwata Bowden, will perform music from their latest CD at their spring concert. The CD includes original compositions by Jazz X-tet members, ranging in style from jazz writing of the 1970s to experimental interpretations of graphic forms.

    Thai dancer
    International House
    2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20
    International House, 1414 E. 59th St. 753-2274. Free.
    Festival of Nations will showcase the diversity of cultures, ethnicities and countries represented by the residents of International House, student societies from the University and other cultural groups from Chicago. Learn about the cultures of more than 20 nations by sampling international cuisine, listening to ethnic music and watching live cultural performances.

    University Theater
    Off-Off Campus’ Spring Revue Plays of the Future Past, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chronothespitron
    9 p.m. Fridays, through May 25
    University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. 702-7300.
    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Danial Singer and Jess Winfield
    8 p.m. Thursday, May 10-Saturday, May 12
    First Floor Theater, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St. $5. 702-7300.
    Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard
    8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16-Saturday, May 19
    Francis X. Kinahan Third Floor Theater, 1131 E. 57th St.
    $8, $6 students. 702-7300.
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim, Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove
    8 p.m. Thursday, May 24-Saturday, May 26, and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26
    First Floor Theater, Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.
    $8, $6 students. 702-7300.

    eighth blackbird
    Contemporary Chamber Players
    8 p.m. Friday, May 18
    Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. Free.

    Pacifica Quartet

    The Contemporary Chamber Players will close its 37th season with the Katherine A. Abelson Young Composers Concert. This annual program of world premieres will showcase the newest compositions by University graduate students. This year’s featured performers will be the Pacifica Quartet, eighth blackbird and mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley.