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Five Things to Do in Evanston This Weekend

Donate your Halloween candy to troops overseas, see a Tony-Award winning play and watch an outdoor dance performance in Fountain Square.

'Compulsion' runs through Nov. 17 at Next Theatre.
'Compulsion' runs through Nov. 17 at Next Theatre.
Swap Your Candy, Help Troops Overseas
4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Whole Foods Market, 1640 Chicago Ave.
Swap some of that candy for a KIND bar at Whole Foods, and donate as much as you can to Operation Gratitude, which ships care packages to troops overseas. Visit the customer service desk by Nov. 5 if you can't make it on Friday.

See 'Compulsion' at Next Theatre
Through Nov. 17; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 4 and 8, Sundays at 2 p.m. at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
Next Theatre's fall production is based on the true story of Meyer Levin, who was obsessed with Anne Frank's diary and went to great lengths to honor her legacy. Tickets start at $25.

Hear Folk Music By Curtis & Loretta
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave., Evanston
This husband and wife duo from Minneapolis plays original songs and traditional pieces on a variety of stringed instruments. 

Catch "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Through Nov. 10; Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Josephine Louis Theatre, 20 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston
Northwestern puts on the Tony Award-winning musical about six kids and the drama of a spelling bee. $30 general public, $27 seniors, $10 students in advance

Watch Dancers Outside at Fountain Square
3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Fountain Square, 1301 Sherman Ave., Evanston
Dancers perform outside as part of Evanston's 150th anniversary celebration. Called "Thirst Flood," Saturday's dance tells the story of one very thirsty tree. 

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