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

Annie Bruce, Reporter

Monday, Oct. 29

What: Knockout Autism with the Northwestern University Basketball Teams

When: 8 to 10 p.m.

Where: SPAC

Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

Play basketball with the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, and win gift cards to places like Cheesie’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Proceeds go to Autism Speaks U.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

What: Contemporary Music Ensemble: Unlocking Cage

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Cost: $4 for students and $6 for the public

Conducted by Timothy Robblee, the Contemporary Music Ensemble performs music influenced by John Cage.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

What: Eberhard Halloween Show

When: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Where: Technological Institute LR3

Cost: Free, tickets must be reserved in advance.

Celebrate Halloween at Professor Eberhard’s show, filled with amazing chemistry experiments

Thursday, Nov. 1

What: Legally Blonde the Musical

When: 8 p.m.

Where: McCormick Auditorium

Cost: $5 for students and $10 for the public

The Arts Alliance presents the musical version of “Legally Blonde” at the McCormick Auditorium. The show runs Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 at various times.

Friday, Nov. 2

On campus

What: NU Nights: ’90s Bingo

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Louis Room

Cost: Free

Come play some bingo, eat free food and win prizes from the ’90s Friday night.

In Evanston

What: EPL After Hours: “Dark Shadows”

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.

Cost: Free

The Evanston Public Library is screening Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” Friday night.

In Chicago

What: 2012 SOFA Chicago

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Cost: $15 general admission and $25 three-day pass

Sculpture Objects and Functional Art is an art show featuring lectures and demonstrations. The event runs through Sunday. 

Saturday, Nov. 3

On campus

What: Fall 5K to Benefit Special Olympics

When: 10 a.m.

Where: South Lakefill

Cost: $10 for students, $15 for adults

Enjoy the fall weather and participate in a 5K to benefit Special Olympics.

In Evanston

What: American Legion 26th Annual Pancake Breakfast

When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Legion Hall, 1030 Central St.

Cost: $7

The American Legion is hosting a breakfast with pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee and orange juice to benefit charities that help families in Evanston.

Sunday, Nov. 4

On campus

What: Mezcla Pesents…Big Show

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: McCormick Auditorium

Cost: Free

Enjoy performances from BLAST, Tonik Tap, the Treblemakers and more at this free event.

In Evanston

What: Make-a-Difference Market

When: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake St.

Cost: Entry cost is free

Get a head start on holiday shopping at Lake Street Church’s “alternative gift fair.” At the fair, nonprofit organizations sell homemade gifts like jewelry, journals and bags.