When your phone is buzzing, stressing you out with notifications on serious politics and news, entertainment’s got your back. Here are some cool events on campus this week to distract you.
A&O Chicago Benefit
Start off your week with a concert and go see Noname, supported by other Chicago-based artists, including Jamila Woods, who has worked with Chance the Rapper. Your friends will all be jealous you saw these artists before they were famous, and if that doesn't seal the deal, the proceeds go to AMASE, a great cause to teach music and arts to kids with special needs. 7:30 p.m., SPACE. Sold out.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Remember reading Kate DiCamillo's books, like The Tale of Despereaux or Because of Winn-Dixie as a child? Imagine U is performing her award-winning book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. It's a perfect nostalgic experience to share with friends. 7 p.m., Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater. Also Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. $6 advanced, $8 door for Northwestern students.
Let your artsy side loose with Sit and Spin Productions’ Artist-in-Residence show, Goshin: a multimedia project that explores the concept of who has the right to create art. 10 p.m., Shanley Pavilion. Also Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Free.
Friday's events are only halfway over, though, with the Jewish Theater Ensemble also performing Parade. It's a murder mystery encompassing Jewish characters that raises a discussion on discrimination. 7 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., Norris Louis Room. Also Feb. 4, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $5 for Northwestern students.
This one's a no-brainer. Go see Disney’s Moana, the new animated hit featuring Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, featuring music by Lin Manuel Miranda. If you haven't gotten tickets to Hamilton, or just need something to forget your midterms, Moana is the film to see. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., McCormick Auditorium. Also Feb. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Free.
Opening of If You’ll Remember, I’ll Remember
The Block Museum is opening its new exhibit If You’ll Remember, I’ll Remember, featuring artwork that reflects on the past and the present. Take a stroll through the museum and consider history with a modern perspective. There will also be a sewing circle. Sewing circle 10 a.m., Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Artist talk 2 p.m., Block Museum. Open Feb. 4 to June 18. Free.
SASA Show 2017: Keeping Up with the Kapoors
Laugh away your Saturday night with the South Asian Students Alliance and their presentation of Keeping Up with the Kapoors. The Deeva Dance Troupe, Northwestern Bhangra, Brown Sugar, Northwestern Nithya, and Northwestern Raas will be there, with dancing singing and acting involved. Bring your friends for a night of comedy and entertainment. 7 p.m., Cahn Auditorium. $10.