Wednesday, October 30
Peter Singer: Effective Altruism: What It Is and Why We Should Do It
7-8:30 p.m., Harris Hall, Room 107
Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, will speak at the event. He serves on the advisory board of Academics Stand Against Poverty and of Incentives for Global Health. Singer as also published various books. Join the Buffet Center, NUCHR, One Book One Northwestern and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities for this exciting event! Admission is free.
9 p.m., Dittmar Gallery at Norris University Center
Attend a free screening of the classic silent film “Nosferatu.” Light refreshments will be served, and the film will be accompanied by live music performed by DJ, Mufasa the Philofasa.
11:45 p.m-1 a.m., Alice Millar Chapel
Celebrate Halloween with an assortment of spooky organ music, singing and storytelling! Costumes are encouraged and there are free treats! Doors open at 11:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, October 31
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (repeats Friday and Saturday)
7:30-10 p.m., Theatre and Interpretation Center
Enjoy the tunes and laughs at this hilarious and touching Tony Award-winning musical! Directed by Northwestern University alumnus Adam Goldstein, the show’s characters learn that winning isn’t everything and champions come in all shapes and sizes. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $27 for seniors and NU faculty/staff, $10 for full-time students and $5 for NU students (advance purchase only).
Contemporary Music Ensemble
7:30-9:30 p.m., Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Listen to the beautiful sounds of contemporary music, conducted by artistic director and co-founder Alan Pierson. Pierson regularly collaborates with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw and John Adams. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students.
Friday, November 1
Free Play Game Day
12:30-11:30 p.m., Game Room at Norris University Center
Enjoy free gaming, free popcorn and the chance to win a free video game of your choice! The drawing will be held on Monday, Nov. 4. This social event is free for students.
Field Hockey v. Ohio State
2-4 p.m., 2247 Campus Drive
Come support your ‘Cats as they play the OSU Buckeyes. Admission is free for undergraduate students.
Halloween Kirtan Dance Party
7-9 p.m., Parkes Hall, The Oratory
Come experience kirtan – live music that includes audience singing and dancing! There will be guest musicians from NU and Chicago, featuring instruments from around the world. This night of transcendence is hosted by the Bhakti Yoga Society.
The Hundred Dresses (repeats Saturday)
7-9 p.m., Theatre and Interpretation Center
In this musical adaptation of Eleanor Estes’ book, watch the story of Wanda Petronski and explore what it means to have courage. Directed by acclaimed Northwestern faculty member Rives Collins, the show is $10 for adults, $8 for kids and $5 for Northwestern students.