Special events

Dia de los Muertos

UIC celebrates Day of the Dead.

October 24

Open House
For the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos. 5:30-8 p.m. Latino Cultural Center, LC B2. RSVP to pvasqu3@uic.edu

“Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Night”
Sponsored by Campus Programs and the Collegiate Panhellenic Council. 3-5 p.m. SCE. 312-413-5070


October 25

“Abnormal Minds”
UIC Orchestra Halloween concert, featuring ominous music and costumed musicians. 7-9 p.m. Gottlieb Hall of Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St.

“Cultural Showcase”
Celebrating cultural diversity of UIC student groups through song, dance, spoken word and performance art. Sponsored by Campus Programs. 6 p.m. Illinois Room, SCE. 312-413-5070


October 26

Blood Drive
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ft. Dearborn Room, SCE. andross@uic.edu


October 29

MFA Open Studios
Work by MFA students in studio arts, moving image and new media. 7-10 p.m. Free. Cocktail reception, 6 p.m. $15. ADH. 312-996-6114 ormgriff29@uic.edu


October 29-30

“Dia de los Muertos”
Day of the Dead Communal Altar Installation, Oct. 29. Decorate sugar skull, make cempazuchitl flowers and honor the dead through storytelling. 1-5 p.m., Latino Cultural Center, LC B2. Day of the Dead Procession through campus, Oct. 30. Meet at 4 p.m. outside SSB. Procession ends at 5:30 p.m. outside Hull-House Museum. 312-996-3095


October 30

Documentary screening from PBS’s “Voces” series for Hispanic Heritage Month. Sponsored by UIC and WTTW. 5 p.m. reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m. screening, 6:30-7 p.m. discussion. Cardinal Room, SCE

Peter and Kathleen Van De Graaf, opera workshop. 1 p.m. L060 EPASW. 312-996-2977


October 31

Pumpkin Carving
Free pumpkins and carving tools for UIC students. 3-5 p.m. Outside SCW (rain location: east lounge). 312-413-5070


Through November 1

“Hiding and Seeking: An Examination of the Metaphorical Closet”
Art exhibit by Amelia Spinney. Montgomery Ward Gallery, SCE. 312-413-5183


Through December 6

Exhibit by Merrina Millsapp. Student Lounge East, SCW. 312-413-5183


Through May 31, 2013

“Commerce in Human Souls: The Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade”
Exhibit includes 18th and 19th century documents from the UIC Library’s special collections including, letters, government reports, diaries and slave ship drawings that show how the Atlantic slave trade shaped many of the economic, political, racial and social beginnings of our contemporary world. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Tues and Thurs.-Fri., and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed. Third floor, Daley Library. 312-996-2742

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