The Accelerators InvasionDevices and Physics Processes (Part II)
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
(Interlude), Particle Physics Invasions to Other Science/Technology/Industry Sectors
11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Room 106, Kersten Physics Teaching Center, 5720 S. Ellis Ave. 702-7823. Free.
Sponsored by the Enrico Fermi Institute, the 54th series of the Arthur Holly Compton Lectures, titled Invasions in Particle Physics, will be delivered Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to noon through Dec. 8. Maria Spiropulu, an Enrico Fermi Fellow, will discuss the significance of experimental results in particle physics, the methods by which the experiments are done, the problems encountered and the innovative scientific thinking involved. For more information, see http://hep.uchicago.edu/compton/.
Sunday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 23
Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Room 418, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. Free.
Fourteen artists from three continents will provide a particularly timely and potent examination of globalization in the exhibition Detourism at the Renaissance Society. The casual ease with which traditional tourists could experience foreign geographies no longer seems possible. Instead, they are scrambling to adjust their understanding of other cultures. From Afghani War Carpets to a 500-hour Chinese lesson, these artists go to great lengths to call attention to the way place is mediated through travel, translation, memory, material culture and photographic conventions.
The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco
Thursday, Nov. 8-Sunday, Dec. 9
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. $28-40. $9 student rush tickets may be available one hour prior to the performance.
Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.
Martin Platt directs Court Theatres production of Eugene Ionescos The Chairs, a funny but tragic farce in which an elderly couple amuse themselves by creating fictional stories. An old man imagines he has a great message that will save the world and that multitudes are coming to hear it. As these guests arrive, his wife brings in a crowd of chairs to accommodate them. The line between fantasy and hallucination is blurred as the couples game becomes their reality, leading to a shocking and ironic climax. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
University New Music Ensemble showcase concert
8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11
Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E. 59th St. 702-8069. Free.
Director Barbara Schubert will conduct the University New Music Ensemble in a concert featuring Pulitzer Prize winner and University alumna Melinda Wagners Sextet for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. The ensemble also will perform music by University graduate student composers, including the world premiere of Allison Ogdens Prelude, Interlude and Epigrams for soprano and flute; the Chicago premiere of Michelle McQuade Dewhirsts Recitative and Aria for violin and piano; and Sebastian Huydts New Aphorisms for solo piano.