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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 June Events

Our featured events for June include:

Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month
For Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month 2023, Northwestern is celebrating with 30 Days of Indigenous, a month-long series of programming, educational offerings and invitations to deepen engagement and learning. These daily doses are an invitation for everyone to invest their time and attention to Indigenous Peoples to raise awareness and visibility for Native American and Indigenous communities across campus.

Football: Wildcats @ Wrigley
Saturday, November 4, Wrigley Field
Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs have announced that Wildcat football will return to Wrigley Field for the 2023 season when the 'Cats host Iowa in the Wildcats Classic. Set against the backdrop of one of the most iconic venues in sports, the Big Ten West showdown will take place this Saturday.

Wildcat Diwali Concert
This year, Northwestern University will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with a Wildcat Diwali concert on November 5th at 6 pm. The celebration will feature multicultural music and dance performances by the Surabhi Ensemble group. This event is free for all students and the NU community. The concert will take place at the Pick- Staiger Concert Hall.

The Prom
November 10 - 19, Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive
Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So, when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know it’s time to spotlight the issue...and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, The Prom expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

Heroes of the Fourth Turning
November 17 - 19, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Hal and Martha Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive
It is nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard afterparty. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. In this haunting new play, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2020, playwright Will Arbery, an alum of Northwestern’s MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage, offers a story of grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.

Mavis Staples: A Concert for Justice at Cahn Auditorium
Friday, December 1, Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street
All proceeds from this special concert will go toward the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, a nonprofit based in Evanston providing a free lifeline of integrated legal, mental health, and restorative services to youth and families. We thank our concert sponsors and underwriters for their commitment to helping us advance our vision of a more just, racially equitable, and restorative society at the local, regional, and state levels.


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