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Things to do at NU: May 8 to 14

Our picks this week let you tell your story, tie-dye a T-shirt and more
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Northwestern faculty, staff, students and their guests can enjoy free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday, May 9.

We hope you’re finding some time in the last few weeks of the quarter to get outside and get social (and maybe even take a trip downtown)! Here are a few chances to do just that.

Have an art party

Artica’s largest annual event, PARTica, offers free art activities, including tie-dying, canvas painting, paper flower making and more! Attendees are welcome to bring their own shirts to tie-dye, and bandanas will be available.

The event starts at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, on the Norris South Lawn, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston.

Northwestern at the Art Institute

Faculty, staff, students and their guests can enjoy free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday. Visitors can present their Wildcard at the Northwestern welcome desk at the Michigan Avenue entrance to receive their tickets.

The event begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. No RSVP required. More information here.

Spring serenade

The Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Baroque Music Ensemble come together to perform two cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach for the Alice Millar Spring Festival Concert.

The concert is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Admission is free.

Lake Show begins tournament play

Northwestern lacrosse has earned their second consecutive No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host the winner of Denver and Stanford in a second-round matchup Sunday, May 12, at Martin Stadium.

The second-round game is at 1 p.m. Get tickets now via

The power of housing

Join the Northwestern Prison Education Program for a panel on how access to stable housing can break the cycle of recidivism, promote rehabilitation and empower individuals. Panel includes members of the Illinois Justice Project, Northwestern Prison Education Program Justice Fellow Javier Reyes and Northwestern professor Mary Pattillo.

The panel is at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in Strawn Hall, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago.

Share your story

One Book One Northwestern welcomes students, faculty and students, as well as members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, to the annual intergenerational storytelling event, a unique opportunity for senior adults and young adults to share their stories.

The event starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in Room 208, Deering Library, 1937 Sheridan Road, Evanston. Register here.