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Monthly List of Featured 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 February Events

Vinegar Tom
Fri 2/2 - Sun 2/11, times vary, tickets $10-$25, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Dr.
Vinegar Tom uses a seventeenth-century witch hunt to condemn the past and present oppression of women.

Fri 2/2, 7:00-9:00 PM, free, Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr.  
Nuts is a feature length documentary about Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station.

What Have We Learned About Eyewitness Memory?
Thurs 2/8, 4:00-5:30 PM, free, Swift Hall, Room 107, 2029 Sheridan Rd. 
With the unchanging value prescribed to eyewitness accounts, researchers are shifting focus towards the psychology of memory accuracy, and away from the psychology of memory fallibility.

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians: Trios from the Heart
Fri 2/9, 7:30-9:00 PM, tickets $10-$38, 65 East Huron Street, Chicago
Sun 2/11, 3:00-5:00 PM, tickets $10-$38 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

The members of Rembrandt Chamber Musicians will perform some works of great emotional power. Composed on the eve of World War I, these works have been reconstructed for post-war audiences. 

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: Let the Good Times Roll
Tues 2/13, 7:30-9:30 PM, tickets $4-$6, Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, 70 Arts Circle Dr.
February 13th is Mardi Gras, so the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra celebrates “Fat Tuesday” and New Orleans by welcoming New Orleans jazz artist Don Vappie, a banjoist, bassist, guitarist, and composer/arranger.

(In)Visible Men
Fri 2/16 - Thurs 3/22, 10:00 AM-10:00 PM, free, Norris University Center, Dittmar Gallery, 1999 Campus Dr.
(In)Visible Men is a portrait series focused on black males and the attempt to bring visibility to a social group that has been historically marginalized.

Unbound Citizens: Localities and Refugee Settlement
Tues 2/20, 5:30-7:00 PM, free, Norris University Center, Dittmar Gallery, 1999 Campus Dr.
In the face of the worst refugee crisis since WWII, some communities have responded with #refugeeswelcome, while others have institutionalized the principle of “not in our backyard." Galya Ben-Arieh, Senior Lecturer of Political Science, provides insight into the ways in which local communities invoke constitutional values and norms of what it means to be American in their response to refugee reception and integration.

Black Dignity - Paul Robeson and International Law
Wed 2/28, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, free, Buffett Institute, 1902 Sheridan Rd.
Vincent Lloyd tracks the efforts of Paul Robeson, black singer, actor, and activist, to advance a notion of dignity that subversively mimicked regnant liberal and Christian understandings of the concept.

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