The Weekend Ahead: Performances and events to catch for Week 2


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Check out these performances for your Week 3 weekend.

Ella Jeffries, Arts and Entertainment Editor

If you’re looking for weekend plans, here are some performances and events on and off campus you won’t want to miss.

Lipstick Burlesque 

Norris University Center Louis Room 

Friday 7 and 10 p.m., Saturday 7 and 10 p.m. 

Tickets: $5 

Lipstick Theatre is hosting its annual burlesque show. The student-run theatre organization is dedicated to creating space for people with marginalized gender identities to share their stories through performances on campus. 

How We Got On 

Shanley Pavilion

Friday 7 and 10 p.m., Saturday 2 and 7 p.m. 

Admission: Free 

How We Got On is a WAVE Productions show produced by Anushka Agarwala and directed by Journey Cole. The play follows three talented teenagers coming of age in the 1980s, making music in the new hip-hop music scene.

Queer in Color: PUCE MOMENT (1949) and DESERT FURY (1947) 

Block Museum of Art 

Friday 7 p.m. 

Admission: Free 

Puce Moment is a six-minute fragment of an unfinished film made by avant-garde and queer cinema legend Kenneth Anger. Lewis Allen’s Desert Fury tells the story of two people that get involved despite others’ efforts to separate them. This complex web of desire illuminates passions placed in the deep shadows of mainstream cinema. Between the two, watchers can glimpse the colorful horizons of queer film culture in the decades to come. 

Matthew Dicks: “23” 

Evanston Art Center 

Sunday 1-4 p.m. 

Admission: Free 

The Evanston Art Center is hosting an opening reception for “23,” which is a gallery featuring Matthew Dicks’s work, on Sunday. The exhibit will remain open until May 7. Matthew Dicks is a contemporary American artist based in Chicago and he describes the visual captivation of “23” as a reminder to reach beyond greatness in the African American community. 

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