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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 January Events

Men’s Basketball vs. Iowa
Tues, 1/14, 7:00 PM, individual ticket prices varyWelsh Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Avenue
Cheer on the ‘Cats as they take on Iowa.

A Taste of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
Wed, 1/15, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, free, 500 Davis Center, Suite 700, Evanston
Thurs, 1/16,
 10:00 – 11:30 AM, free, Wieboldt Hall, 339 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a vibrant, member-driven program of the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. OLLI offers year-round sessions of study groups: small, two-hour, seminar-style discussions that occur weekly in the daytime on Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses. Join for an info session to learn more about the OLLI community.

National Theater Live: Small Island
Sun, 1/19, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, $12-20, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel, Small Island, comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Opening Conversation: Modernisms
Wed, 1/22, 6:00 PM, free, RSVP here, Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Join us to celebrate the opening of Block Museum's Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. The opening conversation will spotlight the work of four Northwestern University graduate students —Maryam Athari, Hamed Yousefi, Simran Bhalla, and Özge Karagöz— who are breaking new ground in the study of the “multiple modernities” at play in Iranian, Indian, and Turkish art.

MLK Dream Week Keynote Speaker: Tarana Burke
Mon, 1/27, 5:00 – 6:00 PM, free, ticket required herePick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
The 2020 MLK Dream Week Keynote will feature Tarana Burke, founder of The 'me too.' Movement. Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person of The Year-winning ‘me too.’ Movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment.

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