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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 9/22, $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 9/12, 4:45-7:30 PM, free, Sherman Avenue & Davis Street
Celebrate the back-to-school season with a family-friendly party that highlights Evanston and Northwestern’s partnership. 

Northwestern vs. UNLV (Evanston Day)
Sat 9/14, 2:30 PM, tickets $20-40, Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street
We celebrate Evanston as the ‘Cats face the Rebels. Join the free pre-game activities northeast of Ryan Field at 11:30 AM for face painting, giveaways, the Northwestern marching band, and Willie the Wildcat. 

Evanston MashUp
Wed 9/18, 5:30-9:00 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.

Pop América
Sat, 9/28, 12:00 PM, free, Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Join The Block Museum of Art for an all-ages open house to celebrate the opening of Pop América, 1965–1975, an exhibition that brings together artists from North and South America, as well as the Caribbean, to reframe our understanding of Pop Art. Pop América is the first exhibition to unify Latin American and Latinx expressions of Pop and explore how artists working across the hemisphere embraced its bold, colorful imagery and political potential. The exhibition runs through December 8.


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