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Lunch on the Lake and Summer Cinema return to the Northwestern Evanston campus

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Enjoy a refreshing lunch break or fun family night under the stars on the Northwestern lakefront this summer. 

Sponsored by the Office of Summer Session and Norris University Center, Lunch on the Lake and Summer Cinema events are free and open to the public.

Lunch on the Lake

Picnic while you listen (and dance) to live music at Lunch on the Lake, held at noon on July 14, 21 and 28 on the East Lawn of the Norris Center, 1999 Campus Drive. In event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Norris University Center ground floor.

Pack a picnic or grab a catered lunch (entrée, beverage and dessert) for $13.50.

The lineup includes jazz with the Chris Green Quartet (July 14); Classical Duo Hannah Christiansen and Audrey Q. Snyder (July 21); and DJ Jamfest (July 29).

Pre-register online and get a free purple blanket and to be entered into a drawing for a $15 Mod Pizza voucher. Five winners will be drawn after each concert and notified by email.

Summer Cinema

Enjoy a movie and free popcorn, a glow wand or other treat at Summer Cinema on July 15, 22 and 29 at dusk (8:40 – 8:50 p.m.) on the East Lawn of the Norris Center. In event of rain, the concert will be screened indoors at the Norris University Center’s McCormick Auditorium on the first floor and will begin at 8 p.m. sharp.

Preregister online for a free purple blanket and to be entered into a $100 Northwestern Bookstore (Barnes and Noble) gift card drawing.

The schedule is as follows:
July 15: “Soul” (free popcorn and glow wands)
July 22: “Sonic the Hedgehog” (free popcorn and frozen treats)
July 29: “The Croods: A New Age” (free popcorn and balloon activity)

Masks are required for unvaccinated attendees. Social distancing is still recommended. More information is available on the Norris University Center website.