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The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


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Weekend

Friday, May 7

Waa-Mu 2010: “Keeping Time”-Cahn Auditorium, 8 p.m., $11 for full-time studentsIt’s curtain call for Dominic Missimi, an award-winning Northwestern theater faculty member, who will be directing “the greatest college show in America” for the final time after almost 20 years. Support your fellow students as they sing and dance through history.

First Fridays-Museum of Contemporary Art, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., $16 for non-members, $8 for membersGet down to the Hood Internet’s masterful mash-ups, munch on hors d’oeuvres by Wolfgang Puck and get a makeover at the Dior station, all for the very reasonable price of 16 buckaroos. With drinks, dancing and socializing, too bad it’s only for those 21+.

Saturday, May 8

2010 Inspire Symposium: “Race in Media”-Annie May Swift Hall, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Inspire Symposium in a variety of events that take on how media has the power to create social change. Be sure to catch the premiere of student-directed Western Divided, a documentary that explores the segregation of Chicago’s own Western Avenue.

A&O Films Presents: “Avatar”-McCormick Auditorium, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $3 for undergrads, $5 for grad studentsIt’s only the biggest movie of all time. Seriously-you must live under a rock if you haven’t seen “Avatar” yet. Take a study break and escape to the breathtaking world of Pandora. Sam Worthington ain’t half bad either.

Cinco de Mayo Festival-26th Street & Kosner Ave (Pilsen), 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Free.On May 5, 1862, Mexican troops defeated much stronger French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Get your Margarita on and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, music and other Mexican traditions at this festival.

Sunday, May 9

SEED and A&O Present: Philfest Music Festival-Lakefill, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Free.The annual bluegrass and folk music festival returns with student band The Earth is a Man, opening band Tangleweed and headliner Carbon Leaf. Chill and listen to music with friends on a nice spring day while supporting a good cause-donations will be taken for the Rocky Mountain Institute, a think tank that aims to find sustainable uses of resources.

Scrabble Sundays-Swim Cafe at 1357 W. Chicago Ave., 1-6 p.m., Free.For the inner nerd in all of us (We do go to Northwestern…). Finish up a hectic weekend with a relaxing round of the classic word game. Winner gets a free drink, compliments of Swim Cafe.

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