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Week of April 06, 2015

07, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6068

The UIC Jazz Ensemble recently released its second album, ”Walkin’ About,” and made its first appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival. 1-1:50 p.m. Recital Hall L060, Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work Building, 1040 W. Harrison St.

07, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-6114

Robert Pruitt, a Houston-based artist, makes drawings and sculptures about black identity by combining science fiction, hip-hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into portraits of his friends and community. 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

07, Tuesday | Free | Call: (312) 413-8702

Join a free screening of the 2014 Academy Award nominated documentary "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall." This film chronicles the impact incarceration has on families, including the dilemma faced by the incarcerated - death behind bars. Edgar Barens, the film’s director and staff member at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, will be present for a post-screening discussion. 5:30 -  8 p.m., UIC School of Public Health, Auditorium, 1603 W. Taylor St.

08, Wednesday | Free | Call: (312) 996-2950

Reading and conversation with poet Claudia Rankine, author of "Citizen," winner of 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award. Noon - 2 p.m. Room 613, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. 

09, Thursday | Free | Call: (312) 996-8700

Graeme Stewart, ERA Architects, speaks in a Great Cities Institute lecture. Noon - 1:30 p.m. Gallery 400 Lecture Room, 400 S. Peoria St.

10-14 | $12-18 | Call: (312) 996-2939

Heidi Stillman, artistic director of new work at Lookingglass Theatre, directs a play adapted from the classic 1946 fantasy film in which a celestial error allows a WW II pilot to cheat death and find love. 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St.

17, Friday | Free | Call: (312) 413-9569

Eddie Huang, chef, restaurateur and author, whose memoir inspired the new ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," will discuss having his life turned into a TV show and the challenges of preserving his Taiwanese roots in America. 4 – 6 p.m. Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 S. Halsted St.

23-24 | Free | Call: (312) 996-6352 or

Government officials, non-governmental organization leaders, researchers and students from the U.S., Canada and the Middle East will discuss trans-border water systems, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes and Jordan River. Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.

23, Thursday | Free | Call: (773) 848-1303

Reception for "Water in Art," an online exhibition of contemporary art focused on society's relationship with water, to showcase a combination of original art, video projections, printed or projected reproductions and artist-produced books. 7 p.m. Doug Fogelson Studio, #208, 1821 W. Hubbard St.

Thru June 30 | Free | Call: (312) 996-9549

Showcase of objects, images and texts exploring the legacy of the Chicago’s 1940 American Negro Exposition. Open Monday -  Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and by appointment. UIC African American Cultural Center Library, Addams Hall, Room 200, 830 S. Halsted St.