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Northwestern Football Hosts Ohio State this Friday, October 18, 7:30pm

Northwestern Football Hosts Ohio State this Friday, October 18, 7:30pm

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! 

On Sunday, attend a Field Hockey game vs Kent State at 11am at Lakeside Field. Pink pom pom giveaway in honor of breast cancer awareness month. 

At 1pm, attend a Men's Soccer game vs Rutgers at Martin Field. Show your football tickets stub from Friday night for complimentary entrance to the game.     

Where: Ryan Field | 1501 Central Street
When: Friday, October 18, 7:30pm
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Assembly Creators Hosts Jewelry Workshops on October 19-20

Assembly Creators Hosts Jewelry Workshops on October 19-20

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

Saturday, October 19, Felt Jewelry with Muggy Tuesday. Product prices start at $25. 

Sunday, October 20, Semiprecious stone and brass jewelry with help from Tania Rodamilans Product prices start at $50. 

Where: Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Ave.
When: October 19-20
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Open House Chicago in Evanston, Oct. 19-20

Open House Chicago in Evanston, Oct. 19-20

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.

Where: Evanston
When: Oct. 19-20
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Blick Hosts Free Demos & Workshops throughout October!

Blick Hosts Free Demos & Workshops throughout October!

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: October
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Support the Center for Independent Futures at "Brews & Bites" on October 20

Support the Center for Independent Futures at "Brews & Bites" on October 20

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, 3-6pm
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Grateful Yoga Hosts 4-Week Neck & Shoulder Rescue Workshop Oct. 22

Grateful Yoga Hosts 4-Week Neck & Shoulder Rescue Workshop Oct. 22

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, 1:30-2:45pm
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Northwestern University CIERA 11th Annual Public Lecture on Oct. 24

Northwestern University CIERA 11th Annual Public Lecture on Oct. 24

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, 5:30-7pm
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Northwestern University Homecoming Weekend Events! Oct. 22-27

Northwestern University Homecoming Weekend Events! Oct. 22-27

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

Go 'Cats! 

Where: Northwestern University
When: October 22-27
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Downtown Evanston Fall Crawl on Thursday, October 24, 5-8pm

Downtown Evanston Fall Crawl on Thursday, October 24, 5-8pm

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!

Check-in at Spice & Tea Exchange of Evanston (1615 Sherman Avenue) to pick up a map and get a wristband. You must present a valid ID showing you are 21 and over. 

Event is free, but RSVPs are required via the Eventbrite link below. 

Where: Downtown Evanston
When: Thursday, October 24, 5-8pm
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Evanston Public Library & Imagine NU Host Winnie the Pooh Party on Oct. 25!

Evanston Public Library & Imagine NU Host Winnie the Pooh Party on Oct. 25!

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, 4-5pm
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Gather Hosts "Parents Night Out" on October 25

Gather Hosts "Parents Night Out" on October 25

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, 5:30-8:30pm
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Downtown Evanston 3rd annual Trick or Treat Stroll on October 26

Downtown Evanston 3rd annual Trick or Treat Stroll on October 26

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-2pm
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Whiskey Thief Hosts Halloween Party on October 26!

Whiskey Thief Hosts Halloween Party on October 26!

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 26
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Music Institute of Chicago "Spooktacular Concert & Haunted Open House" on Oct. 27

Music Institute of Chicago "Spooktacular Concert & Haunted Open House" on Oct. 27

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, 3pm
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Across the Table Hosts Annual Fundraiser "Evanston's Largest Conversation" on Nov. 2

Across the Table Hosts Annual Fundraiser "Evanston's Largest Conversation" on Nov. 2

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, 5:30-9pm
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