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Virginia Woolf's Orlando
Through April 10. Court Theatre. 773.753.4472.
In Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, an amorous but unfulfilled English nobleman awakens from a week’s sleep to find he is a woman. Orlando, who is destined to live for hundreds of years, is forced to contend with the passing of time and learning how to live in this other body.

AquariusThe Age of Aquarius
Through May 1. Renaissance Society. 773.702.8670.
The exhibit features video and installation works by three artists born during or immediately after the 1960s: Carol Bove, Amy Grappell, and David Noonan. The three address young artists’ engagement with the era and its revolutionary ideals, as the decade becomes more and more distant.

46th Annual Spring Festival
of Eastern European Dance and Music

March 25–27. International House. 847.331.7842.
This installment of the Global Voices performing-arts series highlights Balkan and Eastern European dance and music through parties, workshops, and concerts.

Poem Present Series:
Reading by Aleš Šteger

March 31, 4:30 p.m. Rosenwald 405. 773.834.8524.
Slovenian poet and recipient of the highest prize for Slovene-language essays Aleš Šteger reads from his work, which includes four volumes of poetry. His most recent collection is The Book of Things (BOA Editions, 2010), in which he titles each poem with a household object, a body part, or an animal.

AXISAXIS Chicago—Kings, Queens, and Courtiers:
Art in Early Renaissance France

April 2. 10:45 a.m. Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall. 773.702.2768.
Part of the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies’ AXIS Chicago series and presented in conjunction with an Art Institute special exhibition, the symposium features exhibit curator Martha Wolff as well as Chicago art-history professor Rebecca Zorach, AM’94, PhD’99, and French-literature professor Daisy Delogu.

University of Chicago Presents:
Lise de la Salle

April 10. 3 p.m. Mandel Hall. 773.702.8068.
Performing in the Discovery Concert series, 21-year-old French pianist Lise de la Salle, in her Chicago recital debut, plays works by Liszt and Schumann.  

Symposium on Modern Jewish and Israeli History:
Matthias Lehmann

April 14. 4:30 p.m. Social Sciences. 224. 773.702.7108.
Indiana University associate professor of history and Jewish studies Matthias Lehmann speaks on “Philanthropic Networks and the Jews of Palestine in the Eighteenth Century: The Making of a Modern Jewish Diaspora.”

John Nuveen Lecture:
"Music for the Mass and the New Christology of Fifteenth-Century Europe"

April 28. 4 p.m. Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room. 773.702.8200.
Anne Walters Robertson, president of the American Musicological Society and Claire Dux Swift distinguished service professor of music and the humanities in the College, delivers the Divinity School’s 2011 Nuveen Lecture on the theology and sacred music of the late Middle Ages.


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