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Celebrate Mardi Gras Party at Prairie Moon February 20-25

Celebrate Mardi Gras Party at Prairie Moon February 20-25

It’s Mardi Gras time and Prairie Moon invites you to its 19th annual Mardi Gras in downtown Evanston.

Starting Thursday, February 20 through Fat Tuesday, February 25 Prairie Moon will feature the best Cajun-Creole cooking outside of the Big Easy. Dozens of specials throughout the weekend through Fat Tuesday! See menu at link below and regular menu also available. 

Reservations encouraged. Call 847-864-8328.

Where: Prairie Moon | 1635 Chicago Ave.
When: February 20-25
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Hygge Fest Returns for the Month of February in downtown Evanston

Hygge Fest Returns for the Month of February in downtown Evanston

Downtown Evanston is hosting a series of cozy, fun, comfy 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 - euchre night, knitting lessons, candle-making, candlelight potlucks, fika dates, and more - to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. Click on the business namGet 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 - knitting lessons, candle-making, calligraphy classes, beading, cocktail making, fika dates, and more - to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. Click below to view all the events!

Where: Downtown Evanston
When: February 2020
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Celebrate North Shore Restaurant Month in February!

Celebrate North Shore Restaurant Month in February!

These great culinary offers are available February 1–29, 2020 from participating restaurants (excluding Valentine’s Day). To redeem these offers, show your server your mobile device or print your dining certificate here and present it to the waitstaff to receive your offer. Share your yummy food photos with us by tagging #NSRM20.

Where: Downtown Evanston
When: February 2020
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Wheel & Sprocket "Love Your Bike" Month

Wheel & Sprocket "Love Your Bike" Month

From February 1-29, Wheel & Sprocket is offering their Once-a-Year Service Sale. Bring Your Bike in Early and Save on Service Packages or Add-On Services. 
  • $50 off Service Packages or labor $100-$199.99
  • $75 off Service Packages or labor $200 - $299.99
  • $100 off any combination or service over $300 
Plus, get a Free Muc-Off cleaner gift with any Service Package while supplies last! 

Where: Wheel & Sprocket | 1027 Davis St.
When: Feb. 1-29
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Becky & Me Toys Leap Year Rewards Through Feb. 28!

Becky & Me Toys Leap Year Rewards Through Feb. 28!

Get a reward of $2.90 for every $29 you spend before Feb. 28! Bring them back on the 29th to use toward any purchase. H

Where: Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.
When: Through February 28
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Patisserie Coralie Hosts High Tea by Coralie

Patisserie Coralie Hosts High Tea by Coralie

Warm up with friends and family at a special afternoon High Tea at Patisserie Coralie! Offered daily from 12-4pm, the High Tea features a selection of artisanal teas, a macaron and madeline, finger sandwiches, and a premium pastries. $25 for adults; $14.95 for kids 12 and younger (tax and gratuity not included). Book 24 hours in advance by calling 847.905.0491.

Where: Patisserie Coralie | 600
When: Daily, 12-4pm (Must book 24 hours in advance)
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Found Hosts Vinyl & Whiskey Night on Tuesdays

Found Hosts Vinyl & Whiskey Night on Tuesdays

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. 


Where: Found | 1631 Chicago Ave.
When: Tuesdays
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Next of Kin Restaurant Offers Private Dome Dining!

Next of Kin Restaurant Offers Private 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! Click on link below.

Where: Next of Kin Restaurant | 625 Davis St.
When: Through February
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Evanston Environmental Association Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Feb. 28

Evanston Environmental Association Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Feb. 28

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a 2-day event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston. Join us for a night of food, beer, and a series of inspiring environmental and adventure short films. The films cover a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about the future of our planet. Click below to learn more and purchase tickets.

Where: One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue
When: February 28, 7-9pm & March 13, 7-9pm
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Northwestern Wirtz Center "Do It For Love" Musical Feb. 14-March 1

Northwestern Wirtz Center "Do It For Love" Musical Feb. 14-March 1

Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical” Feb. 14 to March 1. Elle Woods, Bel Air's favorite pink-clad blonde, and her equally stylish Chihuahua, Bruiser seem to have it all until Elle’s boyfriend dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle charms her way into law school, then discovers she has far more legal savvy than she ever imagined. Based on the popular 2001 movie, this musical comedy opens Valentine’s Day (complete with canines)!

More info and tickets at link below. 

 

Where: Northwestern University Center for Performing Arts |10 Arts Circle Drive
When: Feb. 14-March 1
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Evanston Community Foundations Hosts Free Workshops for Nonprofits

Evanston Community Foundations Hosts Free Workshops for Nonprofits

Evanston Community Foundations is hosting 6 workshops titled "Move Forward with 2020 Vision," from January through November, 2020. These offer frequent learning and networking opportunities for staff and board members of Evanston nonprofits and organizations. Facilitated by experts, the workshops are offered free of charge, and advance registration is required. 

The workshops will be held at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston. All workshops are listed below and the schedule is 5pm dinner; 5:30pm - 8pm program. Follow link below to register. 

February 18: Community Building: What is our Collective Story?
April 1: Connecting to the Mission: How is the Mission Part of My Own Story?
April 28: Nonprofit Financial Statements: The Intersection of Finance and Mission Advancement
October 21: Know Your Numbers: How Needs-Based Budgeting Leads to Investment-Level Gifts 
November 18: Agile Techniques for Nonprofit Team Building



Where: Evanston Community Foundation | One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave.
When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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