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Get HYGGE with us throughout the month of February! Pronounced "hue-gah," this Danish expression is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Rather than drudge through the winter, hygge is about celebrating coziness, warmth and family, as well as practicing mindfulness. 

Downtown Evanston is hosting a series of hygge events throughout the month of February because let's face it, we all need to get out of our house! Local businesses will host a range of special in-store events - beading and wine, knitting lessons, candle-making, needle felting gnomes, pasta-making, calligraphy & cocktails, open mic jams, fika dates, and more - to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. Some events are free and others are ticketed; please click on more info to register! Weekly events are are listed at the bottom. 
February 28, 6-9pm | Downtown Open Mic Jam & Art Show

February 28, 6-9pm | Downtown Open Mic Jam & Art Show

As part of Hygge Fest, Downtown Evanston is taking over a vacant storefront at the corner of Orrington and Church Street to host an Open Jam Night. Musicians will have time to perform 1-2 songs with the back up music by Electric Brew (if so desired).  

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February 28-March  | gigi BOTTEGA Cozy Sweater Sale & Hot Cocoa

February 28-March | gigi BOTTEGA Cozy Sweater Sale & Hot Cocoa

What's more cozy than wrapping yourself up in a sweater and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa? gigi BOTTEGA is having a sweater sale with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate to keep you even cozier! 

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February 29, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm | Assembly Creators Market "Enamel Jewelry Workshop"

February 29, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm | Assembly Creators Market "Enamel Jewelry Workshop"

Create your very own enameled jewelry with help from Handmade by Michelle. This engaging 2 hour workshop gives you a glimpse into materials and the enamel jewelry making process, while we guide you through creating a pair of earrings or a necklace. Express your personal jewelry style while enjoying a glass of wine and learning from one of our industry experts.  

Your $10 registration fee is a deposit to hold your spot in the workshop, and is applied to the price of the product you make. Product prices start at $35.

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Saturday, February 29, 2-4pm | Make a Heart, Share a Heart with Angela Lyonsmith

Saturday, February 29, 2-4pm | Make a Heart, Share a Heart with Angela Lyonsmith

Stop by the Evanston Public Library and join Evanston artist Angela Lyonsmith creating hearts wrapped with fibers, fabric, feathers and care to adorn your walls, wear or share with someone you love. We will be using materials and processes that encourage slowing down, building connections and repetition to calm our busy minds, hands and feet. Your one of a kind creation can serve as a wonderful reminder of care and warmth this season. This workshop is appropriate for children and caregivers of all ages.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Evanston Public Library 
1703 Orrington Ave. 

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February 29, 2-4pm | Evanston Games & Cafe "Intro to Kingdomino"

February 29, 2-4pm | Evanston Games & Cafe "Intro to Kingdomino"

Hanging out with friends and family, playing board games and drinking hot cocoa or tea sounds pretty cozy to us! Evanston Games & Cafe is leading an introduction to Kingdomino and offering 25% off all hot beverages to anyone that joins in to play. No experience necessary and no RSVPs required. Just show up! 

Evanston Games & Cafe
1610 Maple Ave. 

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February 29, 2-4pm | Aligned Modern Health "Self-Care Day"

February 29, 2-4pm | Aligned Modern Health "Self-Care Day"

Not sure where to start on self-care this year? Let Aligned Modern Health introduce you to some options. Attend this complimentary event to take part in acupuncture ear seed demos, chair massages, learn about Functional Medicine approved snacks, and provide chiropractic movement analysis. 

Aligned Modern Health
910 Davis St. 

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All Month | The Stained Glass Offers White Glogg Special on Fridays

All Month | The Stained Glass Offers White Glogg Special on Fridays


On Fridays in February, The Stained Glass is offering a White Glogg Special for $10 a glass. Using a recipe from Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the drink includes spiked white wine & rose with vodka infused with cardamom and ginger. It's a perfect boozy, aromatic, delicious drink only available at The Stained Glass. 

 

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Tuesdays, 6pm-close | Found Kitchen "Vinyl & Whiskey Night"

Tuesdays, 6pm-close | Found Kitchen "Vinyl & Whiskey Night"

Tuesday nights are Vinyl & Whiskey Night at Found! Bring in your own vinyl collection or choose something in-house. While you listen, whiskey aficionado Vanessa Villagomez will be on hand to drink and taste through our fun and fabulous whiskey list with you. n or choose some. Make a reservation at foundkitchen.com or just walk-in!   

Found Kitchen
1631 Chicago Ave. 

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Wednesdays & Saturdays, 2-4pm | Celtic Knot "Moira's Afternoon Tea"

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 2-4pm | Celtic Knot "Moira's Afternoon Tea"

Take time in your day to relax and enjoy our informal Moira's Afternoon Tea every Wednesday and Saturday, 2-4pm. Menu includes
 
  • Assortment of Mini Sandwiches: Egg Salad, Ham and Stone Ground Mustard,Smoked Salmon and Dill Sauce
  • Homemade Scones, Jam, Strawberries, Whipped Cream and Butter
  • Selection of Mini Tarts and Desserts
  • Delicious hot tea!
Adult portion ($21/adult) includes 3 sandwiches, 3 tarts (chocolate, caramel apple & strawberry), scone, jam & fresh strawberries

Kid's portion ($14/kid) includes 1 egg salad sandwich, 2 tarts (chocolate & caramel apple), scone, jam & fresh strawberries
 
Celtic Knot
626 Church St.

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All Month | Next of Kin Restaurant Offers Cozy Outdoor Dome Dining

All Month | Next of Kin Restaurant Offers Cozy Outdoor Dome Dining

Gather & enjoy a festive outdoor dining experience in a private Next of Kin Patio Dome!

Reservations provide you and your guests 2 hours to lounge, drink, & dine in a patio dome all your own. Enjoy cozy furnishings & cool cocktails - even sync to a bluetooth speaker to play your favorite jams. We're the only spot in Evanston offering this private patio experience, so book your date & time while it's still available!

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