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 November Events
Data Science Night: November Meeting
Thurs, 11/1, 6:30-8:30 PM, free, Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster Street
Data Science Nights are monthly hack nights on popular data science topics, organized by fellows and scholars from the Northwestern Data Science Initiative. Each night will feature one hour of structured programming followed by a hacking night with data science project or learning groups of your choice. Aspiring, beginning and advanced data scientists are welcome!
University Chorale: Pre-Election Concert
Sun, 11/4, 4:00-6:00 PM, tickets price vary, Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle
Join the University Chorale for a concert that explores truth, facts, and integrity through contemporary music by Michael Gilbertson, Benjamin C. S. Boyle, and—in a work featuring the Contemporary Music Ensemble— Michael Laurello. Brahms’s classic Nänie—closing with the line “for the ignoble go down to Orcus in silence”—will be heard in the composer’s arrangement for four-hand piano accompaniment.
Film Screening: Rear Window (1954)
Thurs, 11/8, 7:00-9:00 PM, free, Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller is famous for its depiction of a certain kind of voyeuristic looking, but it also features one of the most fascinating soundtracks in Hollywood history. The film lacks a traditional musical score, which allows other components of the soundtrack to be used and appreciated in a rare way. Seven-time–Academy Award–winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom will introduce the film.
Fri, 10/26 to Sun, 11/11, times vary, ticket prices vary, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive
Kathryn Walsh directs Polly Teale’s bold adaptation of the literary classic that uses theatrical movement to put the interior life of the novel on stage in a way you’ve never experienced before.
IPR Colloquium: Mid-Term Election Panel
Mon, 11/12, 12:00-1:15 PM, free, Chambers Hall, Ruan Conference Room (lower level), 600 Foster Street
Join Institute for Policy Research's Monday Colloquium Series on a "Mid-Term Election Panel: Partisanship, Media, and the Economy" featuring Northwestern professors: Robert Gordon (Economics), Laurel Harbridge-Yong (Political Science), and Rachel Davis Mersey (Journalism).
National Theater Live: King Lear
Sat, 11/17, 2:00-4:00 PM, ticket prices vary, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive
Join the live broadcast from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas.
Thurs, 11/29, 5:15-7:00 PM, free, University Hall, Room 201, 1897 Sheridan Road
Join three Indigenous Studies scholars to explore questions of sovereignty, in a conversation that will ask where Indigenous sovereignty and insecurity intersect. Defining Indigenous sovereignty capaciously, to include political status and governance along with scholarship and activism, the conversation will consider how sovereignty matters for Indigenous people and nations and their futures.
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