Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2
In its first year, the Hyde Park-University of Chicago Arts Fest will showcase the neighborhoods diverse cultural offerings at more than 20 arts institutions, which will be linked by a free trolley system. Visitors can take in a theater performance or an art film, listen to classical music or poetry readings, see ancient sculptures or contemporary photographythen hop on the trolley and try something different. Several organizations, including Court Theatre and the University of Chicago Presents, will sponsor special programming, and admission will be free at many of the museums and galleries, including the Oriental Institute Museum, the Renaissance Society and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. This festival will coincide with the 57th Street Art Fair, the Hyde Park Community Art Fair and the annual alumni reunion weekend. For more information, visit http://artsfest.uchicago.edu.
Graham School of General Studies
Business Ethics After Enron discussion
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1
Concourse Level, Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. $18 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 students ages 18-24 with a student ID. For registration, send the fee to the Graham School of General Studies, 5835 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, or fax your registration and credit card number for payment to (773) 702-6814.
Nobel laureate Robert Fogel, the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions in the Graduate School of Business, will join a panel of experts in discussing different aspects of the state of business ethics in the United States after Enron. The program will open with individual presentations and discussion among the panelists, followed by an open question and answer period for the audience.
My Fair Lady
Extended through Sunday, June 16
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St. (312) 327-2000. $45-55.
Since its opening, Court Theatres intimate, two-piano version of Lerner and Loewes classic musical My Fair Lady has enjoyed virtually unanimous critical acclaim and consistently played to standing ovations. Based on George Bernard Shaws classic play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. However, Eliza succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly social status and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins life.
University Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus and members of the Pacifica Quartet
8 p.m. Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25
Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-9075. $8 general, $5 students.
Artists-in-Residence Simin Ganatra and Brandon Vamos, founding members of the Pacifica Quartet, will join the University Symphony Orchestra to perform Brahms Double Concerto in A minor. The University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Barbara Schubert, and the University Chorus, under the direction of Randi von Ellefson, will collaborate to present KodĚlys Te Deum, with soloists Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Emily Lodine, mezzo-soprano; Calland Metts, tenor; and Bruce Tammen, baritone. The program will open with Brahms Academic Festival Overture.