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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 September Events

Norris Mini Courses
Early registration through 9/17, $75+, classes start early October
Save money by registering early and learn some new skills with leisure courses that include guitar, yoga, billiards, ceramics, and wine appreciation.

‘Kits, ‘Cats, and Kids Block Party
Thurs 9/13, 4:45-7:30 PM, free, Sherman Avenue & Clark Street
Celebrate the back-to-school season with a family-friendly party that highlights Evanston and Northwestern’s partnership. 

Northwestern vs. Akron (Evanston Day)
Sat 9/15, 6:30 PM, tickets $20-40, Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street
We celebrate Evanston as the ‘Cats face the Zips. Join the free pre-game northeast of Ryan Field at 3:30 PM for facepainting, giveaways, the Northwestern marching band, and Willie the Wildcat. 

Up is Down: Mid-century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio
Starting Tues 9/18, free, Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive
In the 1950s, Chicago-based design firm Goldsholl and Associates made a name for itself with innovative "designs-in-film." Headed by Morton and Millie Goldsholl, the studio produced television spots, films, trademarks, corporate identities, and print advertisements for international corporations like Kimberly-Clark, Motorola, and 7-Up. This exhibit will reexamine the innovative work of Goldsholl and Associates and its national impact.

Evanston MashUp
Thurs 9/20, 5:30-9:30 PM, $95 through 9/6, Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive
Join us for a fun business and community mixer of conversations, food, and music co-hosted by Mayor Steve Hagerty and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro.

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