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Things to do at NU: May 15 to 21

Our picks this week include lacrosse, legacies and more
A women's lacrosse player in a white Northwestern jersey runs in front of two other players in Penn State jerseys
Northwestern women’s lacrosse faces Pennsylvania on Thursday in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Thanks to their recent victory, the team's home winning streak is now 44 games and attacker Izzy Scane has earned the title of all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history. Above, Scane plays in a game against Penn State. Photo by Joshua Sukoff

This week is sure to be an exciting one as we gear up for Dillo Day this Saturday. Here are a few more events to look forward to.

Get in the (video) game

Video game designer Delia decides to reel her imagination in when her boss tells her “Black women don’t play video games.” Things change when Delia is sucked into her own game. See Delia’s story in two readings of “Manic Pixie Dream Girls Aren’t Black” this week.

Readings are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, and Friday, May 17, at the Mussetter-Struble Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston. Buy tickets here.

Student art in the limelight

Celebrate graduating art theory and practice majors at their group exhibition, “F4CE V4LUE.” The eight students’ art will be on display through June 10.

The show opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Dittmar Gallery inside Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston.

Immerse yourself in performance

Four artists combine VR, soundscaping, dance performance and more in “re-Orientations” to craft an immersive experience of Black thought and Black wonderment in the latest from the SLIPPAGE research group.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago. Buy tickets here.

Cheer on the ‘Cats

Hot off their victory over Denver, which extended their home winning streak to 44 games and earned attacker Izzy Scane the title of all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history, Northwestern women’s lacrosse faces Pennsylvania on Thursday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

The Wildcats play at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Martin Stadium, 2235 Campus Drive, Evanston. Find tickets here.

70 years of History

Explore the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education in a two-day series of seminars and workshops. Scholars, legal experts, educators, community members and policymakers will discuss the case’s educational, legal and community impacts.

The opening panel is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Workshops begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 17, at the Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston. Register here.

The stars are out tonight

Join CIERA on Friday for the third annual Astronomy Night Out. Enjoy a keynote lecture by astronomer Caitlin Witt, followed by family astronomy activities and the chance to look through telescopes.

The event begins with Witt’s lecture at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, in the Technological Institute, LR3, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Register here.

Dialogue with the dean

Melody Spann Cooper, CEO of Chicago's only Black- and female-owned broadcasting company and author of “The Girlfriend's Guide to Closing the Deal,” joins School of Communication Dean E. Patrick Johnson for a conversation on Tuesday.

The event starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Wallis Theater, Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Drive, Evanston. Register here.