Meet Me at Norris... For Your Summer Plans

Lake breezes and skyline views make the lakefill and Norris lawn one of the best spots to hang out with family and friends this summer. Join members of the Evanston and Northwestern communities in a Mini Course, movie screening, or lunchtime concert.

Lunch on the Lake

Kick back with some watermelon for Norris lunchtime concerts on the east lawn. Lunch is available for $9.50 –  check out weekly menu options on the website .


  • June 21: Johnny Blas Afro libre
  • June 28: Chicago Soul Revue
  • July 12: Morry and the Special 20s
  • July 19: Bassel & the Supernaturals
  • July 26: The Fat Babies

Summer Cinema

Pre-Movie Family Fun

Each movie will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station, along with free weekly kid-friendly activities such as sand art, face painting, balloonists, and snacks. Events begin at 7:00 p.m. on the East Lawn, and movies will begin at dusk. In the event of severe weather, Summer Cinema will be moved to the Norris McCormick Auditorium.

Summer Movies

June 21:  Moana

June 28: Beauty and the Beast

July 12:  Lego Batman

July 19: Jumanji

July 26: My Life as a Zucchini

Mini Courses

Summer recreational fun–for adults too! Join students from the North Shore and Greater Chicagoland for a Mini Course in a language, new artistic medium, and more. Classes begin the week of June 26.

  • Arts & Crafts: Exploring Watercolor, Intro to B&W Darkroom, Sketchbook I, Beginning Ceramics
  • Dance: BellyUp! Belly Dance Workout

  • Digital Canvas: Digital Video Editing

  • Language: Beginning Korean, Beginning French, American Sign Language

  • Mind/Body: Nighttime Yoga, Movement Mindfulness

  • More: Acting & Character Creation, Pocket Billiards for Beginners