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Monthly List of Campus Events

Northwestern University is a vibrant place with numerous ways for everyone in the community to learn and participate, often free of charge. Every month, Neighborhood and Community Relations provides a catalogue of on-campus events and opportunities open to the public. These include special performances from world-renowned musicians, family-friendly events for children, Big 10 athletics, and lectures in the humanities and sciences.

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Highlighted November Events

Northwestern Ice Rink
Wed 11/1 - Sun 2/25, 12:30-10:00 PM, skate rentals available for $3-$9, Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Dr.
The ice rink is back and better than ever! The rink is no longer weather dependent and now has walls for added safety.  

Fri 11/3 - Sun 11/19, times vary, tickets $6-$12, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 30 Arts Circle Dr.
Nocturnal adventure awaits in this beautiful picture-book classic about friendship, self-discovery, celebrating differences, and trying new things. Recommended for ages 3-8 years old. 

Fri 11/3 - Sun 11/19, times vary, tickets $6-$30, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Dr.  
Watch Stephen Sondheim’s trailblazing dark-comedy musical about a confirmed bachelor and his married friends.

Thanksgiving Dinner
Sun 11/5, 6:00-7:15 PM, recommended donation $3, Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Rd.
Annual Thanksgiving dinner! Everyone welcome. Home cooked food that is sure to please all. 

Moments of Mortality: Three One-Act Operas
Fri 11/10 - Sun 11/19, times vary by day, tickets $18 public and $8 students, Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Ryan Opera Theater, 70 Arts Circle Dr. 
This production is a thought-provoking exploration of mortality’s great mystery, across cultures and settings.

Resilient Families: Learning to Bounce Through Life’s Challenges
Wed 11/15, 6:30-8:30 PM, free, Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd. 
Metropolitan Family Services and Dr. Terry Mason present a panel discussion on how communities build resiliency through a trauma informed lens.  

Peering into the Cosmic Maelstrom
Tues 11/28, 6:30-7:30 PM, free, Technological Institute, Lecture Room 3, 2145 Sheridan Rd.

Join Northwestern professors for a panel discussion on their roles and experiences in the first-ever observation of a binary neutron star inspiral and merger. This astronomical event provided a powerful new way to understand the lives of stars and how they die and join the galactic graveyard. 

National Theatre Live: Follies
Thurs 11/30, 7:00 PM, tickets $8-$20, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Dr.  

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to sing a few songs.  

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