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

Annie Bruce, Reporter

Monday, Nov. 5

What: Pre-Election Dance Party at Evanston SPACE
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave.
Cost: Free

Voters can “shake out their election day jitters” as DJ Johnny Walker and Lake Street Dive perform at this free event.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

What: Election Results Watch Party
When: 7 p.m.
Where: McCormick Tribune Center
Cost: Free

Watch the election results unfold at the watch party Tuesday night.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

What: Umbrella Music Festival
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
Cost: Free

The Umbrella Music Festival is filled with jazz music from across the globe. The music festival runs through Nov. 11.

 Thursday, Nov. 8

What: Asterik presents: The Oregon Trail
When: 11 p.m.
Where: Jones Great Room
Cost: $5

Listen to Asterik perform the music of Queen, *NSYNC, Gavin DeGraw and more on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.

Friday, Nov. 9

On campus

What: Fall 2012 Opera: “Bastianello” and “Lucrezia”
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cahn Auditorium
Cost: $5 for students and $8 for general admission

Come and see two one act operas, “Bastianello” and “Lucrezia,” that both explore love through Nov. 11.

In Evanston

What: THUNK presents: Open Mic Night
When: 7 p.m.
Where: J. J. Java Cafe, 911 Foster St.
Cost: $5 per person performing or $8 per act, and $5 donation recommended at the door for general admission.

THUNK a cappella presents Open Mic night to raise money for the Cape Town Project.

In Chicago

What: National Novel Writing Month Lock-In
When: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Where: StoryStudio Chicago, 4043 N. Ravenswood, Suite 222
Cost: $15

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the NaNoWriMo Writing Lock-In gives writers the chance to continue working on their NaNoWriMo manuscripts, meet people and eat snacks through the night.

Saturday, Nov. 10

On campus

What: Fall Dance Concert
When: 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center
Cost: $5 for students and $10 for general admission

Northwestern dance students choreographed this dance series, presented by the New Movement Project. Shows continue through Nov. 17. 

Near Evanston

What: Second Saturday Coffeehouse: Andrew Calhoun
When: 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, 7574 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie
Cost: $8 minimum donation, refreshments included

Listen to Andrew Calhoun read poems and perform folk songs, hymns and original music.

Sunday, Nov. 11

On campus

What: “You Can’t Take it With You”
When: 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Barber Theater
Cost: $10 for students and $25 for general public

Enjoy the play of “You Can’t Take it With You,” written by George Kaufman and Moss Hart. Shows continue through Nov. 18.

In Chicago

What: Founder’s Day at DuSable Museum
When: 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place
Cost: Free

Join the DuSable Museum to celebrate founder Dr. Margaret Burroughs. The free event will feature performances and presentations in Burroughs’ honor.