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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 and July Events

Staring at the Dogwood Trees
Friday, 6/3-6/5/22, All Day, Annie May Swift Hall, Krause Studio, 1920 Campus Drive, Free
When Hunter is abruptly sent home from college, he must reconcile the social differences between his liberal Northern university and conservative Southern hometown. Torn between two worlds, he struggles to find emotional freedom in his newfound identity while maintaining a relationship with his family.

The Impermanence of All Things
Friday, 6/3/22, 7:30—9:30 PM (CT), Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208, $6 (General Public), $4 (NU Students)
Northwestern University Singers present a meditation on the experience of finitude within the temporal landscape and the fleeting nature of Being. Repertoire will include works by Nørgård, Lang, Britten, Thorvaldsdottir, Ešenvalds, and McFerrin.
Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk & 5K
Sunday, 6/5/22, 8:30—11:30 AM (CT), Arvey Field, Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60611, $20 (Walkers), $50 (Chip-Timed Run)
After two years of celebrating virtually, Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine will welcome cancer survivors and supporters back to Grant Park on Sunday, June 5, 2022 for the 29th Annual Cancer Survivors’ Celebration Walk and 5K! Event includes a non-competitive walk or chip-timed 5K race along Chicago’s lakefront, T-shirts, music and entertainment, inspiring speakers, activities for the family, and an opportunity to share a message on the Dedication Wall.
Death Studies Reading Group: “Reading as if for Death” & On the Beach
Friday, 6/10/22, 1:00—2:00 PM (CT), Crowe Hall, Room 1140, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, Free
Sharon Marcus' “Reading as if for Death” asks how people live in the face of imminent death by analyzing Nevil Shute’s 1957 novel On the Beach. In contrast to representations of mortality that emphasize transcendence and enlightenment, On the Beach sympathetically conveys the combination of certainty and uncertainty that most of its characters endure in living their final days and depicts characters for whom denial, refusing to see what is, and delusion, believing in what is not, become forms of palliative care.
Dance Nation
7/29-7/31/22, Time Varies, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL, $15 (General Public), $10 (NU Students)
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. A play about ambition, growing up, and how to find our souls in the heat of it all.
Community Movie Night – Save the Date!
Thursday, 8/4/22, 6:00 PM (CT), Ryan Field, 1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60208, Free (Entrance + Parking)
Northwestern Athletics in partnership with Northwestern University’s Office and Neighborhood and Community Relations will host a free showing of a movie (TBD) on August 4th as part of its annual Community Movie Night at Ryan Field!

Northwestern Sports Camps
Summer 2022, Cost Varies
Northwestern is pleased to announce the return of Northwestern youth summer sports camps! The camps are run by many of the top intercollegiate coaches in the country and provide a fun and exciting learning environment for youths of all ages. Youths can learn more about their chosen sport, improve skills, and receive guidance from coaches and current Northwestern student-athletes! 


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