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Orfeo: An Opera Mini-Series
Fri, 2/5/21 and 2/12/21, 12:00PM-12:30PM, Free, Virtual
Join us in experiencing a pandemic-themed contemporary retelling of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Transmuting Monteverdi’s story of the singer Orpheus and his journey to the underworld to rescue his love Eurydice in the setting of 1960s America, the hippie movement’s ideals of free love and connection are juxtaposed to the current reality of pandemic-induced isolation.
Slavery, Dispossession, and the Building of the Smithsonian
Wed, 2/24/21, 5:00PM-6:30PM, Free, Virtual
Though lauded as the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, the Smithsonian is rooted in a developmental narrative of progress and white supremacy meant to slow a polity inching toward disunion. Join us to explore the tensions of slavery and freedom deeply embedded within the formation of this world-renowned institution.
CIERA Astronomy LIVE
Fri, 2/26/21, 7:00PM-8:00PM, Free, Virtual
With trivia, short presentations and interviews, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions, you can engage personally with astronomers working at Northwestern. Come hang out and chat about the Universe.
NU Recreation Group Exercise Classes
Stay fit and active even during the pandemic from the comfort and safety of your home! Northwestern Recreation is offering free virtual group exercise classes this winter, with course offerings ranging from sunrise yoga to ZUMBA to kickboxing. Registration is required and must be done on the website.
Contact Neighborhood and Community Relations for more information on these and other events, and as always, please let us know how we can assist you or your organization during these unprecedented times.