By NEIU Independent

Commuting after class? Stick around. Watch a movie. Hear a lecture. Laugh at jokes. Sleep outside. Dance. Eat a slice of pizza, or get nacho sloppy. Here are some NEIU events going on throughout the month of November and early December.
Hunger is not a Game. Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 12 through Nov. 17. Nov. 13 & 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. @Village Square- Empty Bowl Sale. Nov. 14, 5 p.m. @SU216, I am the Queen film screening and discussion and 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.@outside of P.E. Complex Sleep Out Experience. Free.
Nov. 13, 7 p.m. @SU Alumni Hall2nd Annual Fajitas, Greens and All in Betweens Comedy Jam. Six comedians, guest poets. Free for students!
Nov. 14, 6 p.m. @Recital HallDocumentary Day: If a Tree Falls… film screening on eco-terrorism. Free food.
Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m. @Pedroso Center B159LBVS (Laughing But Very Serious) Addressing Real World Issues from a Comedic Perspective with special guest stand-up comedian Frank Townsend.
Nov. 14 -17 @ Ronald Williams LibraryBook Sale
Nov. 15, @B158 Pre-Health Events. Speaker Dr. Michael Ellison talks about getting into professional health programs. Free.
Nov. 15-17, 28-30 and Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. @Stage Center Theatre Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. Tickets: 773-442-4274.
Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. @Auditorium Opera Workshop Scene Recital.
Nov. 16, 6 p.m. @GymnasiumNEIU and Bike 4 Life presents: Fight Night Event- Spin Box, IDIF Boxing. Tickets $15 at door or $5 before Friday. Tickets: or at
Nov. 20, 3-4 p.m. @B152Pre-law Events. Personal Statements and Recommendation.
Nov. 20&21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. @Alumni Hall American Red Cross Blood Drive.
Nov. 23, 5 p.m. @SU 003Game Night hosted by Anime Club. Come play games and meet others with similar interests.
Nov. 27, 3-4 p.m. @B152Pre-law Events. Speaker Maurice McFarlin, JD. Exploring Criminal Law.
Nov. 28, 6 p.m. @Alumni Hall Unveiled- a one-woman play written and performed by Rohina Malik. Sponsored by Asian Global Resource Center. Panel discussion and reception follows.
Nov. 29, 6-10 p.m. @Alumni HallFall Fusion Concert (free), MC Spartikus, Nu Bambu (Latin jazz reggae band), Axe Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts performance), Illuminati Congo (hip hop group), Los Vicios de Papa (ska reggae band), live airbrush body art and student art exhibition. Also… free pizza!
Nov. 30, 6 p.m. @Golden Eagles roomSeeds Literary Arts Fall Journal Launch featuring guest speaker Patricia Smith (poet, spoken word artist, teacher), NEIU student Carolyn Aguila (works published in Flirting with Rhyme and Reason)and 2 other speakers.
Dec. 6, 3 p.m. @Recital Hall Visiting Writers Series featuring Steven Barthelme, author of Hush Hush.
Dec. 7, 9-1 a.m. @Horseshoe Bar in Chicago (4115 N. Lincoln Ave.)Three R’s Reading, Writing and Rocking. Fundraiser/Benefit Concert for NEIU English Department. Live music, poetry and Texas BBQ. $5 donation.
Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. @Auditorium HolidayConcert/Concierto Navideno. 37th Anniversary Ensemble Espanol. Tickets: or 773-442-4636