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Friday, October 23, 2015
This is a fantastic read from Mark Peterson at Politico on so many levels, and such fantastic news about Evanston.
"What's striking about downtown Evanston is that it's missing cars. Or, more accurately, it’s missing a lot of cars. The local automobile ownership rate is nearly half that of the surrounding area."- Mark Peterson / Redux Pictures for Politico Magazine
Share Your Table for Thanksgiving 2015
The International Office (IO) at Northwestern University is proud to announce our Seventh Annual "Share Your Table for Thankgiving" Program! In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, the IO seeks community members in the Evanston/Chicago areas to host international students, faculty, staff and their families for Thanksgiving dinner (November 26, 2015).
Complete the form below so we can learn more about you and your family. We ask that you kindly sign up only if you are absolutely certain you are available to host.
Participate in cultural exchange, make new friends, and introduce NU's international community to the great American holiday of Thanksgiving!
Due to the popularity of this program, we cannot guarantee any specific matches between hosts and our international community.
After signing up, Stephanie Cisneros will be providing continuous updates, and reminders. Information about specific host family and international pairings will be sent out approximately 1-2 weeks before Thanksgiving.
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Cisneros at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-467-4025.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Come and celebrate Evanston's rich and diverse arts community with us! Tickets are $20. Featuring wine and tasty small bites. Mayor Tisdahl will present the Mayor's Awards for the Arts, and we will feature a few "Bright Spot" presentations on innovate and amazing projects taking place in the area.
Buy tickets at https://abrightnightforthearts2.splashthat.com
Monday, October 12, 2015
Collaborating with the team at Hackstudio has been an incredibly eye-opening experience. No two days have been the same; every mind that arrives is unique and compelling; every interest is pursued authentically.
Our grand opening on Nov. 5, 6-9p.m., will feature a gallery-like exhibit of what kids are working on here. Learn more about this amazing new program for kids in Evanston at www.hackstudio.com
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Evanston Oktoberfest will celebrate Evanston's craft breweries! Sample beer from Temperance, Smylie Brothers Brewing, Peckish Pig and Sketchbook Brewing. There will be plenty of delicious food available for purchase. Attendees will also enjoy live music, dancing, kids activities and more!
Evanston Oktoberfest runs from 1:00 to 5:00 pm for General Admission ticket holders and VIP ticket holders get early admission at 12:00 pm. Please note that all food is available for purchase so please bring cash. See below for additional ticket information.
Evanston Oktoberfest will take place at the parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1818 Maple Avenue (also known as the Downtown Evanston Farmer's Market location).
Get your tickets: www.bit.ly/1Izwaor
Evanston Oktoberfest is hosted by Downtown Evanston, a nonprofit organization that manages and markets the downtown Evanston business district. Ticket sales help cover the event costs for the participating breweries and Downtown Evanston.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Presenting (Barrel) Sponsor
First Bank & Trust
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
For the first time ever, the Chicago Architecture Foundation's "Open House Chicago" will feature a community outside of the city's borders: Evanston! The free public festival, October 17-18, will offer behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings, including 14 in Evanston.
Learn more at http://www.openhouseevanston.com/ or
Northwestern will feature several buildings too!
TEMPERANCE BEER COMPANY SOCIAL: Save the date! Come to Temperance Beer Company on Tuesday, November 10th (the day before Veteran’s Day) from 7-10 PM to mingle with other Nichols parents, enjoy light snacks, adult conversation and a cold brew or other beverage. The focus is on providing a fun, low-key opportunity for Nichols parents to relax and socialize. It’s also a no-pressure fundraiser to raise support for arts programs at our school, with opportunities to underwrite items for the new Makers Room and spring musical. Temperance is kindly donating a dollar for every pint of beer sold. Come enjoy a night out at a great local spot!"
Monday, October 5, 2015
Fall Fiesta celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – This Saturday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy Latino music as you indulge in a tamale and horchata tasting with Dewey friends. Bring your old costumes to share and grab a new one at the costume swap. Kids can paint free miniature pumpkins and play relay games in the field. Plan to buy your carving, decorative, and novelty pumpkins for the season from the Fall Fiesta! Put October 10 on your calendar now, this is a free, community-building fiesta that you won’t want to miss! And, it will feature the dedication of the mural created last school year by Dewey students and artist Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves (11:30). Event volunteers are needed: please contact Amy Nedoss, email@example.com or Rebeca Mendoza, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE Talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims on How To Raise an Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims, former freshman dean at Stanford University and the author of How to Raise an Adult, will be speaking (no cost) at Beth Emet (SW corner of Dempster and Ridge) on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Her book has been characterized as the Anti-Tiger Mom Manifesto and takes on schoolwork, sports, extracurriculars, college admissions, online school portals, chores, play, adolescence, and mental health. Click here for the New York Times review.
Friday, October 2, 2015
This Saturday Harvey Pranian, Evanston's famous Art & Antiques dealer, is selling tons of interesting objects, 10a-5p, 1035 Wesley. He is occupying a yard, a gallery and an apartment with items. Bring your paycheck and prepare to shop your brains out!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Six studios within six lovely blocks of Florence Avenue in West Evanston will be open and showing works by a variety of artists this Friday night! Great art, interesting conversation and light refreshments (including Sketchbook Brewing samples at Adler George Studio and Space 900).
Alice George, at Adler George Studio 1125 Florence Avenue (Alice will be displaying an exhibition called “Metaphysical Comics,” collograph and mixed media prints inspired by comics & thinking about things).
Beth Adler, at Adler George Studio 1125 Florence Avenue (small works on paper)
Ausrine Kerr, at Ausrine’s Art Room, 1123 Florence Ave (on display: Ausrine’s latest oil paintings, sculptural felt pieces, Alvydas Pakarklis ceramic work, J. Crow oil paintings).
Jack Kraig 1532 Crain Ave (on display: Many new 6×8 framed photographic images will be available. Mandel bread plus sale items!)
Mill Creek Miniatures, 1127 Florence (displaying local artist Amy Woodbury displaying “Painting Utah”)
Space 900, 1042 Wesley Avenue (a visual arts collective)–a preview of Harvey Pranian’s “Big Sale” will be on display
Curt’s Cafe South, 1813 Dempster, will be displaying the work of Marcy Lichterman (opening night)
For a map and links to artist's websites visit http://westevanstonartists.com/