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Smylie Brothers Hosts New Beer Tasting on January 18

Smylie Brothers Hosts New Beer Tasting on January 18

Smylie Brothers collaborated with Baum Brothers Whiskey to produce four new varietals of Blaum Brothers Belgian Quad - regular, coffee bean, dark sweet cherries & cacao nibs, and figs and dates. Stop by January 18 from 5-8pm for a tasting. Snacks will be available. Representatives from Blaum Brothers will be on hand for questions about their spirits. 

Free but please RSVP at info@smyliebros.com 

Where: Smylie Brothers | 1615 Oak Ave.
When: January 18, 5-8pm
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gigi BOTTEGA Winter Progressive Sale on January 19

gigi BOTTEGA Winter Progressive Sale on January 19

gigi BOTTEGA is wishing you a happy new year with two fun sales! 

Get up early on January 19 to take advantage of the Winter Progressive Sale. The earlier you shop, the greater the discount. 

10-12pm: 40% off
12-2pm: 30% off
2-5pm: 20% off


Where: gigi BOTTEGA | 612 Davis St.
When: January 5 & 19
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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Evanston Public Library

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Evanston Public Library

Join us in the Children's Room on Monday, January 21 to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Get free books, enjoy a storytime, and listen to the I Have A Dream speech!  

Schedule of Events
11am-4pm -- Drop-In Peace Tree craft  

12:45pm and 1:45pm -- Film: Martin’s Big Words (Friedberg Room)

1:15pm and 2:15pm -- Film: March On! (Friedberg Room)

2:30-3:30pm  -- Young, Black & Lit           
YB&L will be giving away 150 children's books featuring Black main characters  to attendees.  YB&L's mission is to put books that center, reflect, and affirm Black children into the hands of local youth.  

2:40-3:00pm -- Coretta Scott King Award Winners Storytime with Brian Wilson 

3:00pm -- Rev. Eddie P. Reeves’ - Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream”  speech 

3:20pm  -- Community Sing led by Marlene Meyer

Where: Evanston Public Library | 1703 Orrington Ave.
When: Monday, January 21, 11am to 4pm
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Prix-Fixe Dinner at The Barn Steakhouse

Prix-Fixe Dinner at The Barn Steakhouse

Perfect
for guests who like their dinner on the early end, the three-course menu is
available Sunday through Friday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. and costs only $30-
an amazing deal for those of us watching our wallets this January after an
expensive holiday season. The prix-fixe contains some of the most beloved
dishes off of The Barn Steakhouse’s full menu in lighter portions- smaller
plates for smaller prices, what could be better?

Where: The Barn Steakhouse
When: Sunday - Friday 5pm-6pm
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Blick Art Materials Hosts FREE Demos

Blick Art Materials Hosts FREE Demos

Stop in the newly renovated Blick to check out their "art bar" and try out a new creative skill! All classes are from 1-3pm unless otherwise noted. All materials are provided for free. 

Jan. 5: Angleus Leather Paint
Jan. 6: Embroidery Demo
Jan. 9: Games Workshop Miniature Painting (4-6pm)
Jan. 12: Golden Mediums Demo
Jan. 13: FLower Petal Brush Strokes 
Jan. 16: W&N Oil Painting w/Jason Bentley (4-6pm)
Jan. 19: Golden Paint Pouring on Ampersand
Jan. 20: W&N Watercolor with Jason Bentley 
Jan. 23: Modern Calligraphy (4-6pm)
Jan. 26: Drink & Draw (6-8pm) *Sign up on Eventbrite
Jan. 27: Pebeo Paint Markets (12-3pm)
Jan. 30: Games Workshop Miniature Painting (4-6pm) 

Where: Blick Art Materials | 1755 Maple Ave.
When: January 2019
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Deka Lash Lash Lift Promotion

Deka Lash Lash Lift Promotion

✨ Need a lift in 2019? ✨
How about a Deka Lash lift. All through the month of January, receive $10 off a Lash Lift, or $15 off a Lift + Tint. It’s all your natural lashes, just professionally lifted and curled. A great way to start the new year with a new look.

Where: Deka Lash | 816 1/2 Church St.
When: January
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Grateful Yoga "Align the Spine" Workshop Jan. 8-29

Grateful Yoga "Align the Spine" Workshop Jan. 8-29

Yoga often treats all bodies as though they were the same, but this is obviously not true!

In this series of mini workshops, you will receive highly individualized and customized adaptations so you can truly align your spine. You will learn how to:

- make yoga work best for your unique body.
- feel and move your spine to find your most functional alignment.
- discover your compensations, blind spots and restrictions that prevent you from moving comfortably and effectively.

- practice simple exercises that will build a strong yet flexible spine.

Cost: $95 for 4 weeks; single class for $30; members save 15%

Where: Grateful Yoga | 1108 Davis St.
When: Tuesday, January 8-29, 1:30-2:45pm
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The Block Museum Opens "Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time" on January 26

The Block Museum Opens "Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time" on January 26

Travel with the Block Museum along routes crossing the Sahara Desert to a time when West African gold fueled expansive trade and drove the movement of people, culture, and religious beliefs. Caravans of Gold is the first major exhibition addressing the scope of Saharan trade and the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from the eighth to sixteenth centuries. Weaving stories about interconnected histories, the exhibition showcases the objects and ideas that connected at the crossroads of the medieval Sahara and celebrates West Africa’s historic and underrecognized global significance. Presenting more than 250 artworks spanning five centuries and a vast geographic expanse, the exhibition features unprecedented loans from partner institutions in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria, many of which will be seen in North America for the first time.
 
The opening celebration is Saturday, January 26 featuring the following special events:
 
Caravans and Crossroads: Art, Music, and Stories 
Open house throughout The Block, 10:30 AM – 1 PM 
Drop by the Block for an all-ages celebration inspired by Caravans of Gold and be among the first to explore the exhibition. Join Chicago artist Rhonda Wheatley in a hands-on activity exploring the powerful stories that objects tell. Experience live West African music and DJ sets throughout the museum featuring special guest, seventh-generation Jeli (griot) Morikeba Kouyate. A master of the kora, Kouyate translates the oral history and legends from medieval West Africa to the present day.
 
Opening Conversation: Caravans of Gold
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 2 PM
Renowned speakers include Chris Abani, Nigerian-born novelist, poet, and essayist and winner of 2009 Guggenheim Award; Gus Casely-Hayford, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C, and host of the BBC’s Lost Kingdoms of Africa. They will be joined by Caravans of Gold curator Kathleen Bickford Berzock, the Block’s Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and former curator of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Taking up themes from the exhibition, this panel will consider the relationships between history, power, and imagination, and ask what trans-Saharan exchange from the distant past can tell us about movement and migration today. Jonathan Holloway, Provost of Northwestern University and Professor of History and African American Studies, and Annelise Riles, Executive Director of the Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Studies and Associate Provost for Global Affairs will provide welcoming remarks.
 

Where: The Block Museum
When: January 26
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McGaw YMCA Celebrates it's 2019 Gala on January 26

McGaw YMCA Celebrates it's 2019 Gala on January 26

Celebrate and support the McGaw YMCA's at their annual gala with creative food, cocktails and connecting with McGaw leadership and the Evanston community. The gala is supported by the Ann and Russ Covode,  Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation, Thomas F. and Susan P. Moran, and Northwestern University at the McGaw YMCA Sebring-Lewis Center.

Tickets are $200. Please contact Jesse Chatz, jessec@mcgawymca.org or (847) 475-7400 ex. 196 for more information. 

Where: McGaw YMCA | 1000 Grove St.
When: Saturday, January 26, 7-10pm
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f45 Evanston East Kicks Off 8-Week Challenge on February 4

f45 Evanston East Kicks Off 8-Week Challenge on February 4

f45 Training has an awesome challenge to get you in gear this year! Starting on February 4, take advantage of the 8 Week Challenge Package for just $250. The package includes everything below plus a lot of fun and fitness!  

Package/Promo includes:
  • Unlimited classes (Feb. 4 to March 31)
  • F45 Challenge App (meal plan, motivational tips, nutritional tips)
  • Weekly Trainer Check in
  • Initial, Midpoint, and Final Weigh ins
  • Top male and female win $300
  • Weigh out party 
  • Motivational community
  • Playoffs, our fitness benchmark upon completion of the Challenge.

Learn more and register at link below. 

Where: f45 Training Evanston | 1723 Benson Ave.
When: February 4 to March 31
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