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Join us April 29 - 30 for a weekend of fun events just for women! Get to know all the great businesses in downtown Evanston through a series of fitness classes, creative workshops, drinking and dining events, and more! 

While you're out and about in downtown Evanston, stop in at these stores to enjoy a 15% discount! Offer only valid April 29-30. 

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.
The Barre Code |  604 Davis St. 
15% off class packs in-person or online with code WomensWeekend
Evereve | 1608 Sherman Ave.
FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.
gigi BOTTEGA | 612 Davis St.
15% discount on regular priced items onlyl
"Ladies Night of Boxing & Massage" at TITLE Boxing Club

"Ladies Night of Boxing & Massage" at TITLE Boxing Club

Come check out the "new kid on the block" - Title Boxing Club is opening on April 24! Try out a free boxing class followed by a complimentary massage from Complete Chiropractic and Rehab.  

Each participant must bring their own wrap for their hands or you can buy them for $10 at the event! 

When: Friday, April 28, 6-8pm
Where: TITLE Boxing Club Evanston, 1029 Davis St.
Cost: Free

Register here.

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"Beads & Beers" with Ayla's Originals at Smylie Brothers

"Beads & Beers" with Ayla's Originals at Smylie Brothers

Join Ayla of Ayla's Originals for an afternoon working with beads while you enjoy a craft beer at Smylie Brother's Brewing in Downtown Evanston! 

When: Saturday, April 29, 1-2pm
Where: Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., 1615 Oak Ave.
Cost: $20 (covers cost of beading material and a pint) 

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FREE Morning Zumba at Evanston Athletic Club

FREE Morning Zumba at Evanston Athletic Club

Want to give Zumba a try? The Evanston Athletic Club is offering a free class for members and non-members. After class there will be a drawing and two lucky attendees will walk away with a free one month pass to Evanston Athletic Club!  

When: Sunday, April 30, 8am
Where: Evanston Athletic Club, 1723 Benson Ave.
Cost: FREE

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Flower Arranging with Joanne of FlowersFlowers

Flower Arranging with Joanne of FlowersFlowers

Learn to create a floral bouquet from assorted stems while you enjoy a craft beer. You'll leave with a beautiful bouquet to decorate your home. The 30-minute workshop will be taught by florist Joanne Leiman, owner of FlowersFlowers. 
 
When: Saturday, April 29, 12:30pm 
Where: Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., 1615 Oak Ave.
Cost: $15 (covers all materials and a pint of beer)

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"Exhale Yoga + Brunch" at Terra & Vine

"Exhale Yoga + Brunch" at Terra & Vine

Yoga in a restaurant? Why not? Join Exhale Spa for a free yoga class at 10am followed by brunch at Terra & Vine at 11:15am. Brunch includes one entree from a special menu and a complimentary mimosa. The class will take place in Terra & Vine's lovely event space. 


And, each participant will receive a gift bag and will learn more about special packages available at Exhale Spa! Please bring your own yoga mat. 

When: Sunday, April 30, 10am - 12pm
Where: Terra & Vine: 1701 Maple Ave.
Cost: $20 for brunch with complimentary mimosa and yoga class

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"Give it a Spin" at CycleBar

"Give it a Spin" at CycleBar

Rock this ride, ladies with CylceBar in Downtown Evanston. An early class gets your workout out of the way for the day. As part of Women's Weekend of Fun, join in this free class for first time riders only.  

When: Saturday, April 29, 8-8:50am
Where: CycleBar, 1701 Maple Ave.
Cost: FREE (limited to 15 participants)

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"Bourbon Basics & Beyond" at The Whiskey Thief

"Bourbon Basics & Beyond" at The Whiskey Thief

Bourbon Women Chicago is hosting a special bourbon tasting event at The Whiskey Thief to introduce you to bourbon. Spirits expert Monique Huston will explain how to taste bourbon (it's different from wine!) and share insider knowledge about the industry. Enjoy bourbon samples, a Welcome Cocktail specially designed by The Whiskey Thief, and bourbon-inspired bites! 

When: Saturday, April 29, 3-5pm
Where: Whiskey Thief Tavern, 627 Davis St.
Cost: $25 members; $35 non-members  

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"BYOB Women's Weekend of Fun Painting Parties" at Bottle & Bottega

"BYOB Women's Weekend of Fun Painting Parties" at Bottle & Bottega

Grab your gal pals and some wine and join in on any of a variety of BYOB painting classes on Saturday beginning at 2pm. Use the promo code LadyFun20 to get 20% off regular price. That same evening you can also learn how to paint a male nude model, or come back Sunday, April 30 for a mimosa happy hour to “wine” down your Weekend of Fun! 
 
Sign up for individual events using the links below.

Women’s Weekend of Fun Art Party!
Product/Image: Canvas - Wine in the Spot Light
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 2-5pm
Cost: Public - $35; With Promo Code LadyFun20 - $28

Women’s Weekend of Fun Glass Painting!
Product/Image: Wine &/or Beer Glass (2)
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 3-6pm
Cost: Public - $35; With Promo Code LadyFun20 - $28

Oh, Yes It’s Ladies Night! Nude Model Night
Product/Image: Nude Model Canvas Painting
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 6-9pm
Cost: Public - $40; With Promo Code LadyFun20 - $32

Women’s Weekend of Fun Mimosa Happy Hour
Product/Image: Canvas - Poppies in Striped Vase
Date/Time: Sunday, April 30th, 11am-1pm
Cost: Public - $30; With Promo Code LadyFun20 - $24

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Freshen Up with a Free Service at Asha SalonSpa

Freshen Up with a Free Service at Asha SalonSpa

Treat yourself to a free service at Asha SalonSpa...yes, free!  Asha Salon is offering one free service on Saturday, April 29 from 12-2pm so freshen up for a night in downtown Evanston! Choose an up-do, nail polish change, chair massage or eyebrow waxing and enjoy complimentary bites and bubbles! 

When: Saturday, April 29, 12-2pm
Where: Asha SalonSpa, 1604 Sherman Ave. (take elevator to 2nd Floor)
Cost: FREE, but please RSVP here so we know how many people to expect.

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Women's Workout with Izzy

Women's Workout with Izzy

Come out for a fun, free 30-minute workout with Isabelle "Izzy" Libmann, a personal trainer and now owner of TruFit Personal Training Studio. Learn about the studio and Izzy's personal training style and knowledge of exercise and nutrition, too!  

When: Saturday, April 29, 2pm
Where: TruFit Personal Training Studio, 610 Davis St., 2nd Floor
Cost: $5 

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"Barre & Bites" at The Barre Code

"Barre & Bites" at The Barre Code

The Barre Code is an efficient and results-drive women's fitness program that offers a variety of classes focused on cardio, strength-training and restoration. Try out a free Barre Code class on Saturday followed by light bites! This 50-minute class provides a total body experience that will lengthen and strengthen your muscles. Limited to 25 people. 

When: Saturday, April 29, 12pm
Where: The Barre Code, 604 Davis St.
Cost: FREE.

Register here or reach out to evanston@thebarrecode.com with questions. 

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"Women's Voices Day" at Bookends & Beginnings

"Women's Voices Day" at Bookends & Beginnings

On Sunday, April 30, Bookends & Beginnings is hosting 3 book discussions focused on women! All events are free and no registration required. 

1:00pm -- Nancy Doyle: Manage Your Financial Life
Is it time to take control of your financial life? Nancy Doyle offers an objective and straightforward perspective based on a wealth of professional and personal experience. In Manage Your Financial Life: A Thoughtful, Organized Approach for Women, she shares a practical and easy-to-understand system for getting organized, analyzing your financial profile, educating yourself about investing, and putting your money to work. Whether you're going through a transition--parenthood, home ownership, a new career path, divorce, widowhood--or you simply want a better understanding of how to manage your financial affairs, you will find this comprehensive resource invaluable--and you find yourself coming back to it again and again.

4:00pm -- Donna Seaman: Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
Who hasn't wondered where--aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo--all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named. Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day. These women fought to be treated the same as male artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. In brilliant, compassionate prose, Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects-not makers-of art.

6:00pm -- Renee Engeln: Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Beauty Hurts Girls and Women
In Beauty Sick, award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor Renee Engeln, whose TEDx talk on beauty sickness has received more than 250,000 views, reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls’ appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing, and lost money and time. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real women of all ages, she makes clear that to truly fulfill their potential, we must break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires, attitudes, and words—from fat-shaming to denigrating commentary about other women.

Note that the event is part of the Evanston Literary Festival, a series of free literary events taking place from April 29-May 11.

When: Sunday, April 30 
Where: Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave (alley entrance)
Cost: FREE