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Coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of many Arts Circle events. Patrons are advised to check with the individual venues for possible event cancelations or closures.

Buried Child

Ongoing
Online
On a cross-country trip from New York to the west coast, Vince and his girlfriend Shelly decide to make a stop at his grandparents’ rural Illinois home. But when they arrive, neither his grandparents,...
Theatre and DanceApril 20211618030800

Creating the Musical Capstone Festival

Ongoing
Online
Join us for this inaugural festival of new student-written musicals! Students in the Creating the Musical module explore the art of book writing, lyric writing and composition, while also cultivating ...
Theatre and DanceApril 20211618030800
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For One and All: Prints from The Block’s Collection

Ongoing
Online
In its foundational years, The Block Museum of Art gained a reputation for presenting groundbreaking exhibitions that considered the unique roles prints and printmaking have played within visual cultu...
Visual ArtsApril 20211618030800

Flight of the Phoenix: A Celebration and Transformation

Starting June 4, 2021
Online
June 4-20, 2021 Available on the Wirtz Center YouTube channel, donations welcome at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/1771/alldonations/40957. As the world slowly emerges from the pain of this pand...
Theatre and DanceJune 20211622782800

The 90th Annual Waa-Mu Show: THE SECRET OF CAMP ELLIOTT

Starting June 9, 2021
Online
June 9-20, 2021 The outdoors, some friendly competition, and… a conspiracy? In the Summer of 1977, three best friends arrive for their first summer of fun at Camp Elliott, where all the campers are di...
Theatre and DanceJune 20211623214800

Imagine U Storytime: The Tale of Shimcheong (A Korean Folktale)

April 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Online
When young Shimcheong is given a chance to cure her father’s blindness, she takes it, even though it means sacrificing herself. But the magical journey that follows goes beyond what Shimcheong or anyo...
Theatre and DanceApril 20211618182000

Imagine U Storytime: Let’s Imagine with Harold and the Purple Crayon!

April 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Online
Harold is a curious young boy who creates a world of his own using his two best tools: a purple crayon and his imagination. Join Matthew McGrory (‘24) in traveling with Harold throughout his day, all ...
Theatre and DanceApril 20211618786800

Art Talks! Docents in Dialogue

April 23, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM, Online
How do artworks talk to us… and to one another? And how can we learn to talk back? Join Northwestern undergraduates in The Block Museum Student Docent Program to consider these questions in a unique l...
Visual ArtsApril 20211619197200
Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Katherine Young, and Jennifer Walshe

NUNC! 4 Guest Composer Presentations

April 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Online
Part of the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 4) Composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Katherine Young, and Jennifer Walshe open the fourth Northwestern University New Music Conference wit...
MusicApril 20211619276400
Ryan Dohoney, Kerry O'Brien, and Ted Gordon

NUNC! 4 Musicology Roundtable: Experimental Bodies, (Anti-)Political Lives

April 24, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Online
Part of the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 4) A roundtable discussion between Bienen Associate Professor of Musicology Ryan Dohoney, musicologist and percussionist Kerry O’Brien (...
MusicApril 20211619290800
Sergio Cote Barco, Elaine Fitz Gibbon, Daniel Tacke, and Ben Zucker

NUNC! 4 Call for Presentations

April 24, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Online
Part of the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 4) Sergio Cote Barco, Elaine Fitz Gibbon, Daniel Tacke, and Ben Zucker present on a variety of topics. This event will be presented via ...
MusicApril 20211619298000
Contemporary Music Ensemble

Contemporary Music Ensemble

April 24, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Online
Part of the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 4) This performance will be presented as a live stream. Visit https://www.music.northwestern.edu/live after 7:20 p.m. CDT to view the pe...
MusicApril 20211619310600

Imagine U Storytime: The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy

April 25, 2021
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Online
Ever wondered what it was like to be the tooth fairy? Come hear Ilana Abusch (‘22) perform the classic story “The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy,” and learn how to go on tooth missions like a to...
Theatre and DanceApril 20211619391600

A presentation and dialogue on two recent books on digital culture and aesthetics

May 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, No Location
A presentation and dialogue on two recent books on digital culture and aesthetics: Experimental Games: Critique, Play, and Design in the Age of Gamification by Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) a...
HumanitiesMay 20211620406800

Art Talks! Docents in Dialogue

May 7, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM, Online
How do artworks talk to us… and to one another? And how can we learn to talk back? Join Northwestern undergraduates in The Block Museum Student Docent Program to consider these questions in a unique l...
Visual ArtsMay 20211620406800

SPS Annual Graduate Research Conference

May 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Online
CONFERENCE (Saturday, 5/8- Online) The conference will take place on Saturday, May 8.  CALL FOR PAPERS If you are a Northwestern University SPS student or alum interested in presenting at the conferen...
HumanitiesMay 20211620486000

Warnock Lecture Series: Jennifer Trimble (Stanford University)

May 19, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Online
Interactions of slavery and visual culture in ancient Rome Northwestern University Department of Art History presents the Warnock Lecture Series   This lecture presents some findings and some new ques...
May 20211621461600

MALS & MALit Virtual Lecture Series - Black Stand-up Comics in Chicago: Navigating a Changing City (1955-1970)

June 2, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Online
The NU Graduate Lecture and Discussion Series Presents: Black Stand-up Comics in Chicago: Navigating a Changing City (1955-1970) Given by: Professor Gerald Butters Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5 p.m. CS...
HumanitiesJune 20211622671200