8 p.m. Friday, April 19 through 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Cloister Club, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St.
Registration costs $150; a small donation will be requested from non-marathoners who want to dance along to show their support.
For more information or to register, contact Frances Lim at email@example.com.
The Council on University Programming is sponsoring an 18-hour dance marathon to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcome to participate in the event, which will feature different themes, including Mardi Gras, ESPN,and music through the decades. Several student music groups will perform, as well as the cheerleaders.
University of Chicago Presents
Takács String Quartet with Robert Pinsky, poet
8 p.m. Friday, April 12
Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $29 general, $11 students.
The University of Chicago Presents will continue its season highlighting music and poetry with the Takács String Quartet and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky performing a program titled All the World for Love. This collaboration of music and spoken word will explore love in all its permutations, from blissful joy to heartbreak. A free pre-concert discussion will be available to ticket holders at 7 p.m.
Smart Museum of Art
Through Sunday, June 16
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 702-0200. Free.
During the 1960s and 1970s, photography became an indispensable tool for many artists working in other media, a shift that has profoundly shaped subsequent art. This exhibition links two key trends: the use of photography to document performances or projects and the appropriation of mass mediaóparticularly newspapers and magazinesóto circulate work. Performative Images presents the work of Robert Heinecken, Adrian Piper, Robert Smithson and Francesca Woodman, mingling artists best known as photographers with peers best known for other kinds of work.
Contemporary Chamber Players
Pacifica Quartet, eighth blackbird and members of the Aguavá New Music Ensemble
3 p.m. Sunday, April 21
Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8068. $15 general, $8 students.
The Contemporary Chamber Players will present the Pacifica Quartet, eighth blackbird and members of the Aguavá New Music Ensemble in a program that ponders ceremonial customs from several different traditions, ancient to modern. Titled Contemplating Rituals, the program will feature music that speaks powerfully and expressively about our common humanity through the exploration of a range of life experiences in prayer, grief, joy, war and peace.