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Save the date for the 4th annual Evanston Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 14

Save the date for the 4th annual Evanston Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 14

Join us for the 4th annual Evanston Oktoberfest! Come out with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting, delicious local food, live music and beautiful fall weather!

Held at the Evanston Farmers Market location (intersection of Oak Ave. and University Place), you can sample more than 40 different styles of craft beer and hard cider from favorite local and regional breweries.

The tickets not only get you access to great craft beer and live music, but you also get to raise your glass and support a fantastic non-profit organization -- Downtown Evanston works year round to keep downtown vibrant, fun and thriving! 

Where: Parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Ave.
When: Sunday, October 14, 1-6pm
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Open House Chicago this weekend, October 13-14!

Open House Chicago this weekend, October 13-14!

Get behind-the-scenes access to buildings all over Chicago.On October 13-14, 2018, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) presents the seventh-annual Open House Chicago (OHC), a free public event that offers behind-the-scenes access to 250+ buildings all across Chicago.

In this free weekend festival, explore hidden gems in more than 30 neighborhoods. This year there are 16 sites in Evanston in and around downtown Evanston, on Northwestern's campus and on Chicago Ave. near Main Street. 

Tour repurposed mansions, stunning skyscrapers, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial facilities, cutting-edge offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. No tickets are required and everyone is welcome.

Visit https://openhousechicago.org/ to plan your OHC itinerary and to sign up for email updates. Last year, 91,000 people attended OHC, and this year promises to be even bigger. See you out there!

250 sites. 48 hours. Go. It's free! October 13-14
Share your photos with @chiarchitecture using hashtag #OHC2018

Where: Evanston and Chicago
When: October 13-14 (times vary)
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One River School Hosts Art Contest: Making with the Mayor on October 17

One River School Hosts Art Contest: Making with the Mayor on October 17

EVENT INFO: Join Mayor Steve Hagerty at One River School to create your own unique artwork for submission to his Holiday Card Contest! Bring your friends and your ideas and One River will provide all the supplies. 

This is a free event. While anyone is welcome, the contest winner will be an artist in grades K-12 who either lives in Evanston or attends an Evanston school. 

CONTEST WINNER: Mayor Hagerty will review the designs personally and select one winner. Physical cards will be distributed, as well as a digital version emailed to City eNewsletter subscribers. The winning artist will be credited on the back of each card and in the eNewsletter.


Where: One River School | 1033 Davis Street
When: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30-7pm
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Bottle & Bottega Hosts "Paints and Pints Nights" in October

Bottle & Bottega Hosts "Paints and Pints Nights" in October

We have an exciting new series of events lined up this month, featuring all your favorite local breweries. This month, we’ll be teaching our famous painting classes at a number of establishments, so you can enjoy our partner breweries’ amazing brews while our talented artist instructors take you step-by-step through the process of creating your own one-of-a-kind work of art.

Some events will be hosted in the actual brewery, while others will take place in the comfort of the taproom so there’s something for everyone to enjoy! We’ll even be creating a brand new set of inspiration pieces to really capture the spirit of each of our new venues, so you’ll get to try a completely unique image. Our partner breweries will even offer each of our guests a little treat, such as $1 off pints light appetizers, or free tours of their breweries. We even will be serving up paints and pints at a cidery, so you can join in on the fun if you’re gluten-free!

Your ticket price includes interactive artist instruction at the location, aprons, use of all the tools you need for your masterpiece, and your own canvas. Please support our generous hosting venues by purchasing your drinks or snacks from them. Our brewery locations will be Empirical Brew Pub, Temperance Beer Company, Midnight Pig, and North Shore Cider Company. We are offering a 15% Brewer’s Discount!

Discover your hoppy place today! Dates are as follows. 

Temperance Beer Company: Monday, October 15
Midnight Pig: Wednesday, October 24
North Shore Cider Company: Monday, November 5
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co: TBD

Click on the link below for details. 

Where: Evanston breweries
When: Various Dates in October
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New Lunchtime Yoga Class at Grateful Yoga

New Lunchtime Yoga Class at Grateful Yoga

Every Tuesday (12-1pm), take a lunch break that really makes a difference in your day.  This all-levels yoga class taught by Diane Gordon focuses on spinal decompression, neck and shoulder opening, and hip and leg mobilizing to counter the effects of sitting. You won't sweat, so don't worry if you have to go back to work. Appropriate for beginner and intermediate level students. 


Where: Grateful Yoga, 1108 Davis St.
When: Tuesdays, 12-1pm
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Evanston Rocks Local Band Night Every Wednesday

Evanston Rocks Local Band Night Every Wednesday

Calling all local bands! Sign up to play a show at Evanston Rocks every Wednesday night! All genres welcome. Submit an email to stephanie@oshows.com. 


Where: Evanston Rocks | 1012 Church St.
When: Every Wednesday
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