Performances of Hello, Dolly and the Dover Quartet are among the many opportunities open to the public on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University next month.

The university’s Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations, suggests the following events as among those of greatest interest to local residents:

The 77th annual Dolphin Show, billed as the largest student-produced musical, is the classic Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly. Performed at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., the show runs from Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 2. Tickets are available online.

On a quieter note, the award-winning Dover Quartet, one of the most in-demand string quartets in the world, will perform at the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, on Friday, Jan. 11. Program and ticket information is available here.

A major exhibit at the Block Museum of Art, at 50 Arts Circle Drive, is the Caravans of Gold, which presents more than 250 artworks and fragments from Africa, spanning types, styles, and religious practices, representing more than five centuries and a vast geographic expanse. It opens on Saturday, Jan.26, and runs until July 21. Information is available on the Block Museum’s website.

A discussion with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will take place in the Louis Room 205 of the Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Additional information is available here.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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