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

Annie Bruce, Reporter

Tuesday, Oct. 2


What: Pitch Perfect screening

When: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr.

Cost: Free, but bring your WildCARD

Northwestern students have the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of the movie Pitch Perfect, followed by a Q&A with NU alumni Jason Moore, director, and Mike Knobloch, president of Film Music and Publishing at Universal Pictures.


Wednesday, Oct. 3


What: Presidential debate screening

When: 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road

Cost: Free

Join NU Votes, the Political Union and the Roosevelt Institute for a viewing of the presidential debate on Wednesday night.  Students can also register to vote outside of Harris.


Thursday, Oct. 4


What: Douglas Foster’s After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St.

Cost: Free

Listen to Douglas Foster, an associate professor at Medill, speak about his book, After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Foster will sign copies of his book after the event.


Friday, Oct. 5


On Campus

What: Laser Tag After Dark

When: 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Where: The fire pit at the Lakefill

Cost: Free

Head down to the Lakefill on Friday night for a cookout, glow in the dark laser tag and other games during this NU Nights event.  In case of rain, the event will be moved to Norris University Center.


In Evanston

What: EPL After Hours: Snow White and the Huntsman

When: 6 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Where: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Cost: Free

The Evanston Public Library will offer a free screening of Snow White and the Huntsman in the Community Meeting Room of the library on Friday night.


In Chicago

What: Chicago Artists Month: Bridgeport Block Party

When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St.

Cost: Varies, depending on what you purchase

Chicago Artists Month kicks off on Oct. 5 with the Bridgeport Block Party at the Bridgeport Art Center, the Co-Prosperity Sphere and Zhou B Art Center.  This annual party continues through the month of October with different events throughout Chicago. 


Saturday, Oct. 6


On Campus

What: Multicultural Greek Council/National Pan-Hellenic Council Fall Yardshow

When: 1 p.m.

Where: The Rock

Cost: Varies, depending on what you purchase

Members of NU’s MGC and the NPHC organizations will be strolling and selling hot dogs and drinks by The Rock on Saturday afternoon.


In Evanston

What: Books on the Chopping Block

When: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Cost: Free

Members of City Lit Theater Company will present dramatic readings of some of the most popular banned books of the year.


In Chicago

What: Chicago Beer Festival

When: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Chicago Union Station, 210 S. Canal St.

Cost: $40 (tickets must be bought in advance)

Head down to Union Station to take part in the Chicago Beer Festival.  Enjoy unlimited beer tasting with the purchase of a ticket — if you’re of age, of course.


Sunday, Oct. 7


In Chicago

What: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

When: 7:30 a.m.

Where: Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St.

Cost: Free

Brave the crowds to watch runners from across the globe tackle the 26.2 mile run Sunday morning.