While we all know Northwestern students love the library, Reading Week does give you some free time between group project meetings and studying for that easy distro. Whether you’re an Northwestern sports fan, a theatre enthusiast or just another explorer, our planner is here to help. Your books will still be there when you get back, so go have some fun.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Northwestern: Stay home and tune to Northwestern v. NC State in the men’s basketball game. Watch at 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU.
Evanston: If you’re a jazz musician, or just a blues lover, head over to Bill’s Blues (1029 Davis St.) for BLUES JAM at 8:30 p.m. Free admission for musicians and their guests.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Evanston: One bite of pizza at Burt’s Place and you’ll never need to go anywhere else. 8541 N. Ferris Ave., Morton Grove.
Chicago: Everybody “needs a little German” in them. Visit Chicago’s Christkindlmarket this week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. (www.christkindlmarket.com)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
Northwestern: Watch the women’s basketball team against Clemson at home at 7 p.m., Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Evanston: Skip the theater district and venture to Rogers Park’s own Side Project Theatre. (www.thesideproject.net)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
Northwestern: See Inglourious Basterds at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the McCormick Auditorium (Norris). $3
Chicago: See the Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. $9+.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
Evanston: Check out a new restaurant on the Evanston scene: The Cellar at 820 Clark St.
Chicago: Run off stress at the 2009 Santa Shuffle 5k.