The University of Chicago Presents
8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8
As part of The University of Chicago Presents 1999-2000 season, Les Arts Florissants, one of the finest ensembles devoted to baroque music, will perform a semi-staged version of Purcells opera King Arthur. Under the artistic direction of William Christie (pictured, left), the performance will be presented in collaboration with Symphony Center Presents, in association with the Ravinia Festival, and will take place at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. $35. 702-8068.
The Real Thing
Nov. 5 through Dec. 5
Court Theatre will continue its 1999-2000 season with a production of Tom Stoppards The Real Thing, a deeply layered comedy about the struggle of finding and knowing love. The Real Thing will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (except Nov. 25 and Dec. 5) and at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Matinee performances will take place at 3 p.m. Saturdays (Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 only) and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the run. 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 753-4472. $22-$26 previews; $26-$36 regular performances. Senior, student, group and subscription discounts available.
Exploring the poetic aspects of expatriation, South-African artist Moshekwa Langa uses a wide variety of media in his workstring, photography, drawings, collage, video and painting. For his exhibition at The Renaissance Society, Langa will juxtapose contemporary camp culture against classical civilization. Pictured left is an untitled piece, one of 16 10-by-6-foot nylon-appliqué banners that will be part of The Renaissance Society exhibit. Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: noon-5 p.m. Cobb 418, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. Free.
First-Year M.F.A. Group Show
Through Nov. 29
M.F.A. student-artists from Midway Studios currently are exhibiting their work on the first floor of Reynolds Club. Featured artists include: Kevyn Bates, Mike Benedetto, Audrey Blessman, Georg Burwick, Jennifer Greenburg, Martina Nehrling, Anthony Titus, Eric Tucker, Clay Stauffer and I. Carmen Quintana. Pictured at left is a detail of Metamorphosis (18-by-48-feet), a mural by Blessman. 5706 S. University Ave. Free.
Sorcery in Song
A conversation between renowned soprano Renee Fleming (at left) and Philip Gossett, the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor in Music. Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. 702-8369. Free.