Cheer on Northwestern Wildcats at their only Friday night game this season against Ohio State. Join the crowds at a pep rally in Welsh-Ryan Arena at 4:30pm with a crewneck giveaway and NU hat giveaway for the first 5000 fans entering the arena!
Where: Ryan Field | 1501 Central Street
When: Friday, October 18, 7:30pmMore Information
Assembly Creators is hosting two workshops this weekend! These engaging 2 hour workshop gives you a glimpse into materials and the 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 our industry experts. There are two classes for each, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. 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
Where: Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Ave.
When: October 19-20More Information
On October 19-20, the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago (OHC) opens the doors to over 350 architecture sites, including 16 sites in Evanston. OHC is the city’s annual architecture festival that is free and open to the public. For one weekend in October you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. View the Evanston sites and plan your architecture adventure at the link below.
When: Oct. 19-20More Information
Experience the lush and surreal vision by Vanessa Filley in her interactive exhibition, “The Possibility of Multitudes” on view at The Saw Room thru November 2. There is a closing reception with the artists on Saturday, November 2, 5-8pm
“I am interested in the remnants, the symbols of our culture, repurposing and resurrecting them, telling the story of the beauty and destruction of what was, the great possibility of the human experiment, what we have sought to create and the tragedy of our failing as we shred limb from limb the ecosystems of this great planet, leaving behind fewer species, a lonelier existence on this pale blue dot.”
Where: The Saw Room at the Alley Gallery | 1712 Sherman Ave. (rear)
When: Thru November 2More Information
If you haven't already, stop by the renovated Blick store in downtown Evanston to check out the new offerings including the Try-It Bar offering free demos and workshops ranging from pastel portraits to brush lettering to canvas stretching and more!
Where: Blick Evanston | 1755 Maple Ave.
When: OctoberMore Information
Jane Miller Gallery is hosting a pop-up show at Holiday Inn this weekend featuring the following designers:
Joanna | One-of-a-kind jackets
Christopher Calvin | Great fabric combinations in tops, jackets, & pants—everyday clothing
Deborah Cross | Blouses, jackets, scarves in a variety of unique fabrics...
Robin Originals | Magnificent chenille clothing & accessories - colors and textures masterfully created
Sue P. Sweaters | the knits are back!
Mia Ries/Winding River | Reversible jackets, coats, rain-wear & shawls
Stop by to browse the selection and find some new fall styles!
Where: Holiday Inn | 1501 Sherman Ave. (Ridgeville Room)
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19, 10am - 5pmMore Information
Bring your appetite and get thirsty for the Center for Independent Futures new fundraiser event Brews and Bites on Sunday, October 20. The event will feature favorite local chefs, restaurants, and bakeries and local breweries. All funds raised will support Center for Independent Futures’ mission of providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities for a full life. More info and tickets below.
Where: Evanston Art Center | 1717 Central St. Evanston
When: Sunday, October 20, 3-6pmMore Information
Old injuries, new tech and poor breathing habits all impinge on the harmonious function of our neck and shoulders. Pain, tension and limitation will naturally accumulate if we just carry on with business as usual. Join body wizard Sarah Westbrook for a 4-week exploration of yoga countermeasures that can help you:
- unravel longstanding neck, shoulder and wrist tensions through refined alignment;
- re-learn how to engage your shoulders in a way that frees up your neck;
- break the breathing habits that hold your neck hostage;
- recruit your core more effectively to pacify cranky wrists and elbows.
Adaptations will be given for students with anatomical or postural asymmetries or injuries. Open to all students, even non-yogis. Yoga and movement teachers are invited to learn better ways to prepare the upper half for weight-bearing and have the chance observe how different body types need different cues.
Click on link below for more info & to register.
Where: Grateful Yoga | 1108 Davis St.
When: Tuesdays, Oct. 22 - Nov. 12, 1:30-2:45pmMore Information
The Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) Presents their 11th annual public lecture, "Cartography of the Cosmos: Mapping the Unseen" by Dr. Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy & Physics, Yale University.
Our cosmic view has been rapidly evolving, and over time maps have revealed the refinements. Until 1914, we believed that we were alone in the universe and unique. In addition to demonstrating the existence of other galaxies, the astronomer Edwin Hubble in the 1920s discovered that our cosmos was in motion. Since then we have rapidly uncovered many other features of our cosmos – the existence of dark matter, black holes, dark energy, and extra-solar planets. In my talk I will focus on how mapping encodes radical new scientific ideas. We will trace the history of acceptance of new astronomical ideas and talk about the current status of several transformative and deeply contested ones. The arc of their acceptance reveals not only our shifting conceptions of the cosmos but also demonstrates how science works.
Professor Natarajan is the award-winning author of Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That REveal the Cosmos.
The evening is free, open to the public, and tailored to a general audience. Join us for a special "Ask an Astronomer" after the lecture and stop by the careers in astronomy table. Due to Cahn Auditorium's policies, refreshments will not be available during the event.
Where: Northwestern University Cahn Auditorium | 600 Emerson St.
When: Thursday, October 24, 5:30-7pmMore Information
Northwestern University's Homecoming weekend is October 24-27! You're invited to take part in the Wildcat fun at one of these community events:
Food Truck Festival
Tuesday, October 22, 10:30am-2pm | Arts Circle
Women's Soccer vs. Minnesota
Thursday, October 24, 6pm | Martin Stadium
Wildcat Warm-Up & Pep Rally
Friday, October 2, 5:30pm | Deering Meadow
Wildcat Alley - Pre-Game Tailgate
Saturday, October 26, 9am | Ryan Field
Where: Northwestern University
When: October 22-27More Information
Join us at our first-ever Downtown Evanston Fall Crawl on Thursday, October 24, 5-8pm. Similar to the summer Sip & Shop, businesses will offer tastes of fall beverages, but also have a special style tip, demo or activity!
Where: Downtown Evanston
When: Thursday, October 24, 5-8pmMore Information
The Evanston Public Library and Imagine NU are teaming up to host a special event highlighting Imagine NU's new Winnie the Pooh performance. Come meet Winnie the Pooh and perhaps Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, too! Listen to some songs from the musical, and then do some fun Hundred Acre Wood crafts. Join the raffle for free tickets and have a great time!
More About the Musical at Northwestern: Join Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of very little brain, and his friends of the Hundred Acre Wood on a fun-filled musical journey about the importance of friendship. Featuring a folk music score infused with acoustic harmonies, this charming and whimsical musical adaptation also uses poetry from A.A. Milne’s original books that will surely touch the heart and delight young audiences and their families alike.
Suggested Ages: 3 yrs and Up
Running Time: 50 minutes with no Intermission
Where: Evanston Public Libary | 1703 Orrington Ave. (Community Meeting Room)
When: Friday, October 25, 4-5pmMore Information
Join Gather the last Friday of each month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for Parent's Night Out!
Drop the kiddos off at Gather and enjoy a night out in Evanston - dinner, shopping, movie, walk along the lake or workout! Kids will have pizza, organized play, make some art, and enjoy a special storytime! Drop off at 5:30pm and pick up at 8:30pm.
Intended for kids ages 3-8 years old
Cost is $30 per child | $15 each additional child
Members get a 20% discount.
Where: Gather | 602 Davis Street
When: Friday, October 25, 5:30-8:30pmMore Information
Celebrate Halloween in downtown Evanston on Saturday, October 26 from 11am to 2pm! Bring yourself and your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or neighbors in costume to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses from 11am-2pm and take part in special Halloween-themed activities.
New this year, there is a Costume Parade from Raymond Park to Fountain Square starting at 11am. Interested families should meet at Raymond Park at 10:45am to walk at 11am. Once there, you can pick up a Trick-or-Treat map.
At 1pm bring your pet in costume to the south plaza of Fountain Square for a costume contest!!
After the event, stop in at the Evanston Public Library for a Spooky Storytime and Crafts at 2:30pm.
Click on the link below to learn more!
Where: Downtown Evanston
When: Saturday, October 26, 11am-2pmMore Information
Celebrate in costume at the Whiskey Thief on Saturday, October 26! Drink specials, costume contest (winner receives a bottle of whiskey, of course!) and DJ! No cover if you arrive before 11pm.
Where: Whiskey Thief | 616 Davis St.
When: Saturday, October 26More Information
Celebrate Halloween with the Music Institute of Chicago at their annual Spootackular Family Concert and Haunted Open House! The concert program features “The Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed in costume by the Music Institute’s acclaimed faculty. The Haunted Musical Open House following the concert invites guests to travel from room to room for music, trick or treating, and other activities. Audience members of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and get into the spirit of the event. More info & tickets at the link below.
Where: Music Institute of Chicago, Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
When: Sunday, October 27, 3pmMore Information
Celebrate and support Across the Table at their annual fundraiser "Evanston's Largest Conversation" on Saturday, November 2 at Farmhouse Evanston. At this special celebratory event, you will enjoy a lively cocktail hour with beer from Sketchbook Brewing Company, wine donated by Binny's Beverage Depot and 90+ Wines, and a dynamic, topic-focused conversation over a delicious four-course dinner! Click link below for tickets.
Where: Farmhouse Evanston | 703 Church St.
When: Saturday, November 2, 5:30-9pmMore Information