We know that you should be studying for your week four midterm, but everyone needs a break. Here are some arts and entertainment events to make the week more bearable.
Get ready to dismantle the patriarchy. Feminist group, Lipstick Theatre, will open its winter show, Body Awareness, this weekend. The play focuses on a lesbian couple with a son on the autism spectrum. Their home life becomes a bit of a mess when they find out that their houseguest takes nude photos of women. 8 p.m., Shanley Pavilion. Also Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.. $5.
The first NU-produced play of Winter Quarter might not be suitable for the whole family. In this Greek epic adaptation, King Agamemnon returns to his kingdom after fighting a brutal war that cost him his firstborn son. Meanwhile, his wife is planning vengeance for the murder of her daughter. It really puts that essay due tomorrow into perspective. 7:30 p.m., Josephine Louis Theater. $6 advance, $10 door for Northwestern students. Also Jan. 28, Feb. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.
Stage Russia HD: Anna Karenina
Are you nostalgic for Professor Morson's "Introduction to Russian Literature" class? Catch this screening of a dance interpretation of Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina. The performance will be in Russian with English subtitles, so this doubles as a good way to learn the language of our new overlords. 2 p.m., Josephine Louis Theater. $10 for Northwestern students.
As part of the programming honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Cinemark will host a screening of the hit movie Hidden Figures. This film topped the box office with its story of the black female mathematicians that helped us get to space. 10 p.m., Century 12 Evanston/CinéArts 6. Free with RSVP.