With the temperatures reaching the 70s, we are all begining to think outside the…erm dorm. If you’re anything like me, you’re just about ready to get a change of scenery and take advantage of the warm weather!
Many people ask me what there is to do off campus when they come to visit Lewis. Well, dear reader, as I sit here, I am looking at the plethora of ticket stubs that I’ve collected over these past few years. I have several theatre ticket stubs from the local movie theatres. There are about seven movie theatres that I can think of off the top of my head that are all within a 15 minute drive. I also have a ticket from a local concert I went to in Naperville that my friend told me about.
As you make more and more connections in college, you hear about the vast opportunities off campus. For my Intro to Theatre class, I had to attend a play off campus. I chose to go into Chicago and went to a small time play called “Ephemera”. It was so much fun that I have already bought tickets to another play next weekend.
If the small time stuff isn’t your thing, the United Center is well within a 30 minute drive from campus. I’ve seen Dane Cook and seen the Blackhawks play there. They are always having new events at the United Center, and you will be bound to find something that you’re interested in.
If you’re a history buff, the I and M canal (which runs right past Lewis), is chock full of it! Lockport has its own museum and is a lot of fun to just walk through.
So if you’re a sports fan, or into the more underground theatre of Chicago, you’ll never come up short on things to do off campus here at Lewis!