a Black woman wearing an orange tank top, face covering, and rainbow striped shorts, stands facing left and looks at her cell phone. Nighttime, in downtown Chicago on the corner near the Realtor Building (430 North Michigan Avenue)
Downtown at night in the 400 block of north Michigan. Credit: Mike Cox/Unsplash

Through September 11, the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative is celebrating 10 years of their artists-in-residence program (dubbed AIR) with the exhibition “All That Light.” The AIR program was originally conceived by artist Theaster Gates, and is jointly hosted by Arts + Public Life and the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. AIR fosters cultural production in the south side through residencies and programming, and has encouraged some of the city’s strongest BIPOC voices in contemporary art. Artists included in “All That Light” are A.J. McClenon, Alva Mooses, Amina Ross, Andres L. Hernandez, Anna Martine Whitehead, AQ (Aquil Charlton), Arif Smith, avery r. young, Ayana Contreras, Ben LaMar Gay, Brandon Breaux, Brittney Leeanne Williams, Cauleen Smith, Cecil McDonald Jr., David Boykin, David Leggett, Delano Dunn, eliza myrie, Faheem Majeed, Greg Bray, James T. Green, Jarvis Boyland, Krista Franklin, LeRoy Bach, Lola Ayisha Ogbara, Nazafarin Lotfi, Stephen Flemister, Tomeka Reid, Victoria Martinez, Yaw Agyeman, and zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal. Taking stock of how the program has impacted both Chicago and the art world, this exhibition spans two spaces: Arts + Public Life’s Arts Incubator (301 E. Garfield) and the Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th). Free shuttles between the spaces are available, though the gallery hours don’t always overlap; check the exhibit’s website to plan your visit. Arts Incubator is open today from noon-7 PM, and Logan Center hours today are 9 AM-9 PM. (MC)

Going out to eat tonight might be the way to help support a local health organization and help end HIV, because Dining Out For Life is back this year. It’s an annual national fundraising event in which local eateries donate a generous percent of their sales to a local HIV service organization. This year a portion of your bill from participating restaurants will be donated to Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). And if you can’t make it out on the town, you can order takeout or purchase a gift card instead. You can see the list of 22 participating restaurants and more details at the Dining Out For Life website. (SCJ)

This Much is True, one of the longest running monthly storytelling events in Chicago, is back for an in-person live event tonight at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln). It’s an evening of stories from six storytellers’s personal lives, some funny, some heartbreaking, and all true. Tonight’s roster includes longtime Chicago actor and host Will Clinger and Chicago-based performance artist and writer LeVan D. Hawkins. There’s no cover charge for the 7:30 PM show, but audience members are encouraged to come early to partake of the bistro’s dinner and drinks menu. Go to This Much is True’s website for more information. (SCJ)

Why yes, the moon is full tonight, and it’s also time for another Full Moon Jam, the family-friendly and free evening of fire dancing, drumming, and other performance under the stars on the parklands just south of Foster Beach. Tonight is the last supermoon for 2022, so bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and celebrate the Sturgeon Moon with a friendly crowd. Jams start at sunset (tonight that’s just before 8 PM) and last until around 10 PM. (SCJ)