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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

Kits, Cats, and Kids Block Party
Thursday, 9/9/21, 4:30-7:30 PM, Free, Evanston Township High School
Enjoy games, arts and crafts, family-friendly activities, music, the ETHS and NU marching bands, a rousing pep rally, and plenty of great dining options. Come hungry to dine at a variety of food trucks serving savory and sweet fare at the event!

Northwestern Football vs. Indiana State (Evanston Day!)
Saturday, 9/11/21, 11:00 AM, $20-40, Ryan Field (1501 Central St. Evanston, IL)
We celebrate Evanston as the ‘Cats face Indiana State University’s Sycamores. Join the crowd early for face-painting, giveaways, Willie the Wildcat, and our marching band. Then, cheer on the ‘Cats as they come roaring into the 2021 football season! 
Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking About History with The Block’s Collection
Wednesday, 9/22/21, 12:00-8:00 PM, Free, Block Museum of Art (40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL)
How do artists, artworks, and museums shape and challenge our understanding of the past? Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection invites visitors to think critically about how artists, artworks, and museums engage with narratives of the past.

Evanston MashUp
Wednesday, 9/29/21, 6:00-9:00 PM, $100-125, Palmhouse (619 Howard St., Evanston, IL)
Welcome back Evanston! After making it through a challenging year, MashUp offers Evanstonians an evening to celebrate with old friends, make new connections, share stories, and enjoy some amazing eats from many of Evanston’s leading restaurateurs. Please join us in this celebration of all things Evanston. 

Norris Center Mini Courses
These weekly recurring mini courses are great to attend with friends to learn a new skill! Courses contain both virtual and in-person options, and are free to sign up for. The program lasts from Monday, 10/11/21 to Wednesday, 12/2/21. Classes are open to everyone, but enrollment is selected on a first come first enrolled basis! Find more information here.

NU Recreation Group Exercise Classes
Stay fit and active even during the pandemic from the comfort and safety of your home! Northwestern Recreation is offering free virtual group exercise classes this fall, with courses ranging from sunrise yoga to ZUMBA to kickboxing. Registration is required and must be done on the website. 


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