NUcal: A guide to events happening on campus, in Evanston and Chicago this week

Annie Bruce, Reporter
November 11, 2012 •

Monday, Nov. 12

What: “You Can’t Take it With You” movie screening

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Josephine Louis Theatre

Cost: $5 for students, $10 for general admission

After seeing the Theater and Interpretation Center’s stage version of “You Can’t Take it With You,” check out the original movie version Monday night.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

What: Dag Kittlaus presents “Siri and Beyond: Why the future of technology is now and how we need to think bigger”

When: 4 to 5:15 p.m.

Where: Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center.

Cost: Free

Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of Siri, will speak about the future of technology.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

What: International Food & Film Festival

When: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: Fisk Hall on Nov. 14; McCormick Tribune Center on Nov. 15 and 16

Cost: Free

Join ISA and A&O as they present food and movies for free. The event runs Nov. 14 through Nov. 16.

Thursday, Nov. 15

What: "Portrait of Wally"

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Block Museum of Art

Cost: $4 for students, $6 for general admission

Enjoy a showing of “Portrait of Wally,” a documentary about a painting stolen by Nazi soldiers.

Friday, Nov. 16

On campus

What: NU Nights' Carnival

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Norris University Center

Cost: Free

Enjoy an evening filled with free food and games at NU Nights’ Carnival.

In Evanston

What: Holiday Bash in Downtown Evanston

When: 4 to 9 p.m.

Where: Various locations in Evanston

Cost: Free

Evanston celebrates the holiday season with free trolley rides, live music, shopping and dining deals and a tree lighting. The tree lighting takes place at the intersection of Davis Street, Orrington Avenue and Sherman Avenue at 5:30 p.m.

In Chicago

What: Chicago Fine Chocolate Show

Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Cost: $25

Chocoholic? Taste free samples, watch demonstrations and learn about the history of chocolate at the Chicago Fine Chocolate Show.

Saturday, Nov. 17

On campus

What: Teatro Luna presents “Crossed”

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Harris Hall

Cost: Free

The all-Latina theatre company will be perform the play “Crossed” Saturday night.

In Evanston

What: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

When: 3 and 7 p.m.

Where: Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

Cost: $6

Watch the Evanston Children’s Theatre perform the classic “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Shows run Nov. 16 through Nov. 18.

In Chicago

What: Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

When: 11 a.m. to  7 p.m.

Where: North Michigan Avenue

Cost: Free

The annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival includes live music, a parade and fireworks.

Sunday, Nov. 18

On campus

What: Percussion Ensemble

When: 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Cost: $4 for students, $6 for general admission

The Percussion Ensemble will perform under the direction of She-e Wu.

In Evanston

What: Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Vineyard Christian Church, 2495 Howard St.

Cost: $15 for students, $25 for general admission

Watch the North Shore Choral Society sing gospel music Sunday evening.

In Chicago

What: Randolph Street Holiday Market

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 1340 W. Washington St.

Price: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Do some holiday shopping indoors at the Randolph Street Holiday Market. The market features jewelry, art, clothing and more.

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