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Things to do at NU: April 24 to 30

Our picks this week include this year’s pow wow, parenting support and a unique performance
A woman wears traditional clothing during the 2022 spring pow wow
The Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance and other Northwestern partners present the third annual traditional Spring Pow Wow this weekend. Above, a scene from last year's pow wow. Photo by Jill Norton

It’s a big week for campus traditions old and new, as the 93rd annual Waa-Mu show opens this weekend, and the third annual Spring Pow Wow takes place on Saturday. Here are some notable events to put on your calendar.

Learn about the intersection of mental health and art

Psychiatrist Frank Clark shares how the arts and medicine can intersect to help patients in a Montgomery Lecture presented by the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program.

Clark speaks at noon on Thursday, April 25, in the Searle Room at Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago. Those unable to attend in-person can register to attend virtually here.

Attend the spring pow wow

Join the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance and other Northwestern partners at the third annual traditional Spring Pow Wow this weekend. This event is open to all and is a space for Native and non-Native people to gather together to dance, eat, socialize, share art and be in community.

The pow wow takes place on Saturday, April 27, at Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Ave., Evanston. Doors open at 11 a.m.

See five Bienen ensembles in one performance

Listen as nearly 250 students in the Bienen School of Music will merge their musical talents for a first-of-its-kind joint concert on Saturday, featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona nobis pacem.”

The concert is at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 27, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Buy tickets here.

Make way for baby

If you’ve got a little one on the way or in the crib, come to the first Baby Shower Bash of spring quarter. New and expecting parents are invited to connect, share experiences and access resources.

The shower begins at noon on Tuesday, April 30, in the Wildcat Room, Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. Register here.=

Get hungry for culinary knowledge

Chicago chefs Margaret Pak and Maa Maa Dei come to Northwestern to dish up their thoughts on food, culture and community as part of this year’s One Book One Northwestern programming. Samples of their culinary creations will be provided after the talk.

The chefs will speak at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in Room 112 of Parkes Hall, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Register here.