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Mark your calendars the weekend of November 4-6 to stroll around downtown Evanston visiting "pop-up" art shows, markets, musical performances, art demonstrations and special discounts at various restaurants, shops, hotels, organizations and more!

POP UP MARKET
Shop early for the holidays at a market featuring artists and makers offering jewelry, clothing, prints, baby items, photos, home decor and more!  

POP UP MARKET | 1627 Sherman Ave. (former Galleria in Evanston store)
Friday, November 4, 5 - 8pm
Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 11am - 5pm

 

POP UP ART DEMOS, MUSIC & SPECIAL DEALS

Stop by the restaurants, shops, hotels and other businesses listed below to enjoy art demos, live music, special discounts and more!
Epic Burger | 1622 Sherman Ave.

Epic Burger | 1622 Sherman Ave.

Free Sweet Potato Fry Break
On Friday, November 4, from 2:00-4:00pm, Epic Burger will offer their new sweet potato fries FREE with no purchase necessary. This is perfect for folks who live and work in the neighborhood and want to start their weekend on a sweet note! 

BYOP (Bring Your Own Parent)
Throughout the day on Saturday, November 5, Epic Burger is offering a special deal for Northwestern’s Family Weekend. All students can come by on Saturday and BYOP (bring your own parent) to receive a free meal!* 
*The free meal is only offered with the purchase of a parent's meal and is valued up to $9.99. Student ID required, one free meal per student.

WNUR Music Series
On Saturday, November 5, from 2:30-5:00pm, Epic Burger is partnering with WNUR to host popular musical guests for a live concert series! Performers include: Eli Winter, Maxwell Allison and Friends from the Blog. Plus, WNUR will live broadcast the concert! All guests are welcome to this free event. 
3:00pm – Brock Stuessi
3:40pm – Friends of the Bog 
4:20pm – Eli Winter 
5:00pm – mukqs

Beacon Academy | 1574 Sherman Ave. (lobby)

Beacon Academy | 1574 Sherman Ave. (lobby)

Beacon Academy is hosting an art exhibit and mural painting demonstration on Saturday, November 5. From 10am - 3pm, check out works by Beacon students and Art Instructor Lea Basile-Lazarus. Starting at 11am, students will participate in a painting demonstration that is part of a mural project. 

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

A perfect activity for a group of friends (and your moms!) On Saturday November 5 at 10:30 am, take a FREE class at Ayla's Originals and take home a beautiful snowflake pendant. Class attendees must purchase the materials ($25) and advanced registration is required. More details and register here. 

While you're at Ayla's, mention Northwestern to get 10% off anything in the store and check out the clearance table filled with home decor items at 60% off!  

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Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave.

Saville Flowers | 1712 Sherman Ave.

Get the creative juices flowing this weekend and learn how to make a fall themed wreath! On Saturday, November 5 from 3-5pm, the experts at Saville Flowers will show you how and provide all the materials. Bring a friend or family member to enjoy this fun, fall activity and walk away with a beautiful wreath to decorate your home!

The workshop is $30 per person. Register here!

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Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.

Stop by Blick on Saturday, November 5 from 1-4pm to get inspired from a live pen and ink drawing by artist Julia Polay. Ask questions about her process and work and try out a drawing of your own! 

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Hilton Orrington | 1710 Orrington Ave.

Hilton Orrington | 1710 Orrington Ave.

On Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, enjoy live jazz tunes by Petra Van Nuis in the Hilton Orrington lounge from 4-6pm before you head out for dinner! The Hilton Orrington will also offer drink and appetizer specials this weekend.


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Five & Dime | 1026 Davis St.

Five & Dime | 1026 Davis St.

On Saturday, November 5 from 5-7pm, grab a drink, bite to eat and get wowed by fortune teller Michael Kett, who will provide close up, personalized, interactive entertainment that will leave you smiling and astonished. And, as always, you can challenge friends and family to a game of ping pong, Jenga, Connect Four and more!


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Holiday Inn North-Evanston | 1501 Sherman Ave.

Holiday Inn North-Evanston | 1501 Sherman Ave.

Whether you're staying at the newly renovated Holiday Inn North-Evanston this weekend or walking around downtown, stop in to check out a Pop Up Shop with Ayla's Originals. Ayla will feature some of her jewelry as well as other locally made jewelry on Saturday, November 5 in the front lobby of Holiday Inn. 

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e2 Apartments | 1890 Maple Ave. (East Lobby)

e2 Apartments | 1890 Maple Ave. (East Lobby)

Stop by e2 Apartments on Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm to check out a pop up art exhibit featuring works by Mary Jo Huck and Juliane Von Kunhardt. The art work will be installed in the East Lobby which is accessed via Maple Ave. 


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Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Calling all NU students! On Saturday, November 5 from 2-5pm, bring your parents to a BYOB Wildcat Painting Party! Event is 18 and older and attendees must present an 21 and older ID to consume alcohol. Register here.

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Taco Diablo | 1026 Davis St.

Taco Diablo | 1026 Davis St.

Pop over to Taco Diablo on Sunday from 11:30am to 3:00pm to enjoy Breakfast South of the Border! These newly added breakfast items will keep you going all day long. And, don't forget to enjoy a Bloody Maria, classic Tequila Sunrise or Hot Mama Mimosa, a sparkling rose with fresh squeezed orange juice and a splash of spicy pomegranate & chili syrup. 
  • Biscuits smothered in chorizo & bacon red eye gravy
  • Quiche with corn & poblano pepper rajas, Chihuahua cheese
  • Classic Huevo Rancheros
  • Fresh, made to order Breakfast Tacos
  • Chilaquiles with guajillo sauce & fried egg
 Taco Diablo is open on Sundays from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm. 

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That Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St.

That Little Mexican Cafe | 1010 Church St.

On Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9pm, take advantage of these delicious Happy Hour specials! 


SIGNATURE MARGARITAS
For only $6.00 enjoy one of our great margaritas:
TAMARINDO MARGARITA: Tamarindo fruit, house mix, tequila & orange liquor.
JALAPEÑO MARGARITA: Fresh infused tequila, house mix & orange liquor.
RED PRICKLY PEAR MARGARITA: Fresh prickly pear juice,tequila, lime juice,agave nectar & orange liquor.
PRICKLY PEAR MARGARITA: Fresh prickly pear lemonade, tequila & orange liquor.

SPECIAL SEA FOOD APPETIZER FOR $10.00
Shrimp, Spicy Calamari and Ceviche

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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

This weekend, stop by Koi for a delicious lunch or dinner! Northwestern students and parents can enjoy one free appetizer per table and 10% off total check up to $10 with student ID or Wildcard.

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The Saw Room @ The Alley Gallery | 1712 Sherman Ave. (alley)

The Saw Room @ The Alley Gallery | 1712 Sherman Ave. (alley)

The Saw Room is a new gallery located in The Alley Gallery, a unique frame and print shop. Stop in to check out the current exhibit, Drawn In/Drawn Out: A Group Show on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 from 10am - 6pm or Sunday, November 6 from 12pm - 5pm. And, don't forget to say hello to the parrot! 

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Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

The Celtic Knot Public House is a locally owned pub and restaurant with lots of entertainment. On Saturday, bring your family or friends of Moira's Afternoon Tea or a free late night concert with the Tiny Miles Trio playing 1950s Chicago blues and Memphis rockabilly. On Sunday, November 6 from 3-6pm, stop by for an afternoon snack or early dinner accompanied with music by John Williams and Friends. 

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Exhale Evanston | 1890 Maple Ave.

Exhale Evanston | 1890 Maple Ave.

With all that's going on this weekend, you'll need to find some time to exhale...
Stop by Exhale Evanston to take advantage of one of these great deals! 

  • $100 purchase in gift cards/class/store purchases at Exhale Evanston will be rewarded with $50 towards a spa therapy at our Gold Coast location
  • 25% off class packages both student rate and regular will be honored throughout Northwestern Family Weekend
  • Staying at one of the local Hotels? Pick up an Exhale goodie bag at check in
  • Buy 1 get 1 half off on all boutique purchases at Exhale Evanston
  • New to Exhale? Try our 3 pack of classes for only $65. Valid for purchase through November 30th

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Swing by Becky & Me Toys for a Tenzi Tournament taking place all day on Saturday, November 5. Tenzi is a great game for teens and adults so you might be there all afternoon! There will also be other game demos if you're not a Tenzi player...but definitely worth trying it out!

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Uncle Dan's | 901 Church St.

Uncle Dan's | 901 Church St.

Safety first! Don't let your Northwestern student slip on ice while walking to class!

On Saturday, November 5, stop by Uncle Dan's to test out the groundbreaking shoes that are designed to prevent you from slipping on ice. Merrell and Vibram have joined forces to change the winter shoe industry by developing the Vibram Arctic Grip outsole to provide superior traction and stability when things get wet and icy. 

Test out this new technology and enjoy a free mug of hot cocoa!  

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La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

La Cocinita | 1625 Chicago Ave.

This weekend, La Cocinita is offering Northwestern families a buy-one-get-one free Tropical Mimosas during brunch on Saturday, November 5, 11am-3pm and all day on Sunday, November 6!  

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Athletico Physical Therapy | 909 Davis St. Ste. 220

Athletico Physical Therapy | 909 Davis St. Ste. 220

This weekend only, Athletico is offering free injury screens during regular business hours and 10% off massage valid with a Northwestern University Wildcard. 

Business Hours
Friday, November 4, 7am - 6:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 7am - 12pm


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Cornerstone Health | 500 Davis St. Ste. 109

Cornerstone Health | 500 Davis St. Ste. 109

This weekend, get that massage you've been thinking about for the past 6 months! Cornerstone Health is offering 20% off a 1-hour Relaxation Massage. Clinically-certified massage therapists provide stress relief and deep tissue therapy in a private, spa-like setting.

Call (847) 868-9609 to book today.

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