Holiday light displays typically disappear in early January, which is why Northwestern's one-week-only secular light show is extra cool. Inspired by the Dylan Thomas poem "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night," Italian light artist Marco Rotelli projects the words of famous poets onto the facade of the university's Deering Library. Open to all, people can also step inside to admire the building's Hogwarts-esque architecture. Twice this week—tonight and Thursday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.—Northwestern theatre students perform passages from plays and poems that lighten the winter blue, with hot chocolate and popcorn served afterwards inside the library.
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. (Through Friday, Jan. 17.)
WHERE: Northwestern University Deering Library, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston (847-491-7658, library.northwestern.edu)