Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
The Laura Spelman Rockefeller carillon uses 72 bronze bells that collectively weigh more than 100 tons, yet the music it plays can be as quiet and expressive as any indoor instrument. The bells occupy roughly three stories near the top of the chapel tower, and the performer (carillonneur) sits at the keyboard in a playing cabin located among the bells. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public, with free hot cider for all.
The Smart Museum of Art
Featuring European and American masters from the Smart Museum collection, this exhibition accentuates borrowing and exchange among landscape traditions, while questioning the usefulness and limitations of conventional geographic classifications. This exhibition will be on display through Sunday, April 23, 2006. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 702-0200 or visit http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
In honor if its 60th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 3, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is sponsoring a public forum in Mandel Hall, 1135 E. 57th St., featuring a panel discussion by several distinguished University faculty members and members of the scientific community. President Randel will give welcoming remarks and the forum’s topic will be “Avoiding Doomsday in the Contemporary World.” In conjunction with the forum there will be a screening of the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at 4 p.m. in Max Palevsky Cinema (Doc Films), 1212 E. 59th St. Reservations may be made for the forum by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 834-9988. This event is free to University faculty, staff and students.
Acclaimed Chicago vocalist Maggie Brown joins director Mwata Bowden and the ensemble in creating hot jazz from Broadway tunes. Works to be performed include Old Devil Moon from “Finian’s Rainbow,” My Funny Valentine and The Lady is a Tramp from “Babes in Arms,” My Favorite Things from “The Sound of Music,” and Softly as in a Morning Sunrise from “The New Moon.” This concert will take place in Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave. Free.