Monday, July 7, 2014

ETHS senior builds school replica out of LEGOS

Milo Krimstein, ETHS Senior builds school replica out of LEGOS, like a boss! 

And then he will take his talent to the School of the Art Institute. 

Learn more about Milo's projects at

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Promote Your Arts and Humanities Month Event

October is Illinois Arts and Humanities Month. To celebrate and promote it, the Evanston Arts Council is putting together a brochure of arts and humanities-events taking place throughout the community.

If you would like your organization's event included in the print and online "calendar", please submit the information about the event here.

For the sake of space and formatting, we are requesting specific information.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lasik at 847-859-7835 or by email

Submissions are due by July 11, 2014.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Photo of the Month: Tricycle Shark

We've got a rooftop playground next to our work and spend a ton of time watching dinkies play and wreak havoc on one another. It was costume day Tuesday and this guy in a shark costume was the highlight. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Homestead Meats Opens on Chicago Avenue

Ehran Ostrreicher celebrates his first receipt on opening day with his cashier in training!

Today marked the long-awaited grand opening of Homestead Meats on 1305 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, right at the NE corner by the now defunct Homemade Pizza.

I stopped by and happily purchased a pound of roast beef, standing in line patiently without about 6 other customers. Sharon Murphy of Chicago*, was happy to see ox tails on sale and liked the prices on the lamb shank, $7.99/lb.

In a nod to local brewers Ostrreicher is selling Temperance Beer Brats, $11.99/lb. Yum.

The meat is from all local farms, you can ask where each cut was raised and like a true butcher, all the cutting is done right there in the open. In fact there was a big pig's head right on the chopping board for all to see today and I watched as a mother said to her daughter "Well, where do you think bacon comes from?" That was fun!

In a few weeks the store will feature sandwiches but for now, stop by for fresh artisanal cuts of meat.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

*CORRECTION: In the original story Sharon Murphy was described as a being from Skokie, she is actually from Chicago. Apologies to Sharon and Skokie.

This Weekend: Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford at Make Music Chicago

This Saturday, June 21, Swing Set Drum Kit will be Make Music Chicago at the Music Institute of Chicago, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
Click here for the schedule of event.
Swing Set Drum Kit by Dave Ford is an interactive sonic sculpture encouraging people to build rhythmic sounds through their swinging. Three swings activate large colorful wheels that trigger multiple drumsticks, striking percussive instruments. From the snare drum to sleigh bells, the visual and auditory layers to the piece are endless.

Visit for more info on Evanston visual artist Dave Ford

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 14: artruck is back

artruck is coming back for the 6th time!

Saturday, June 14th, 7pm – 10pm, folks will gather around and inside of two UHaul trucks to look at art and talk on the 1100 block of Ashland in Evanston.
Dave Ford will show his Truck Drawing Project

To create truck drawings, lines accumulate as Ford drives a 12” Penske truck with 100 pencil-tipped water bottle pendulums dancing above the paper lined bed. For this project, Ford drove his Penske Rental Truck from Chicago to Philadelphia and back, stopping at both Penske Truck Leasing Headquarters and East Passyunk Avenue to do presentations of the truck drawing in progress.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

50% Off Moving Sale at Tom Thumb

  1. Tom Thumb Hobby & Crafts is moving! 50% off everything in the store. Hurry!
  1. Address: 1026 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone:(847) 869-9575

    Open today · 10:00 am – 6:00 pm