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Join us the first Thursday of each month at a market featuring Evanston retailers, artists and makers! ...Learn More

 

 

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Jan

An Outside In Look at the Frances Willard House

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Take a quick virtual tour, outside and in of the Frances Willard Home, ... MORE
1
Jan

Artifacts from the Vault

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Explore the video series “Artifacts from the Vault,” where ... MORE
1
Jan

Illinois Holocaust Museum Audio Tour

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Lend us an ear: Hear the Stories with a Free Audio Tour. The audio tour... MORE
1
Jan

Influences of a Self-Made Woman

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: The history and memory of Frances Willard celebrates the legacy of a pr... MORE
1
Jan

Kohl Children's Museum Home Zone

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Want to take the Museum experience home with you? Kohl Children’s Muse... MORE
1
Jan

Performing Temperance

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Performing Temperance is an online exhibit that features primary sources while e... MORE
1
Jan

The Block from Home: Performed in the Present Tense

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual exhibit: Take a break from streaming services and check out the museum's ... MORE
1
Jan

Truth Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B Wells

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: In the 1890s, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union President France... MORE
1
Jan

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Exhibition

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: The Warsaw ghetto uprising was the largest Jewish uprising in German-occupie... MORE
4
Jan

The Block Museum from Home

January 4, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual exhibit: Take a break from streaming services and check out the museum's ... MORE
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Feb

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

February 20, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom traces the history of the fight against apartheid ... MORE
8
May

Model Railroad Garden

May 8, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Train and garden enthusiasts, young and old, return year after year for the delightfu... MORE
12
May

Wine & Music on the Lawn

May 12, 2021 - September 1, 2021
Wine and Music on the Lawn every Wednesday now - Sep. 1, 5:30-8:30pm on the lawn asid... MORE
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May

Butterflies and Blooms

May 29, 2021 - September 6, 2021
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themsel... MORE
2
June

Summer Burst an Explorsion of Outdoor Fun

June 2, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Looking for a safe, outdoor experience with your family this summer? S... MORE
9
June

Fred's Garage Band Music Series

June 9, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Enjoy live music and delicious food with Fred's Garage Band Music Series at Fred&... MORE
13
June

Smittytown Market

June 13, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Temperance's outdoor market returns on Sunday afternoons starting this Sunday, Ju... MORE
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June

Out Back Summer Sessions: Legends of the 50s and 60s

June 18, 2021 - June 27, 2021
Performance Schedule: Fri, 6/18 at 1pm; Sat, 6/19 at 2pm; Sun, 6/20 at 2pm Wed, 6/2... MORE
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June

Big Hair Big Trouble on the Patio

June 26, 2021
Ary Jeebie & CAUDOG artist Ellis Clark – bringing you 60’s & 70&r... MORE
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June

Out Back Summer Sessions: Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

June 27, 2021
Let’s grab a date, some tasty picnic fixings and a comfortable camping chair to... MORE
27
June

Skokie Park District Flea Market Frenzy

June 27, 2021
Thinking of having a garage or yard sale this year, but don't have the space? We ... MORE
27
June

The Singing Farm Summer Concert Series

June 27, 2021
  We are excited to announce the return of The Singing Farm Summer Conce... MORE
1
July

Chris Neville & Friends On the Post 42 Patio: Axes

July 1, 2021
Axes is a band all about fun.  Classic songs by some of the best players in... MORE
1
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Silly Love Songs: Michael Mahler Sings Paul McCartney

July 1, 2021
Award-winning actor, musician, composer and lyricist Michael Mahler celebrates Paul M... MORE
1
July

Ravinia

July 1, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Exciting News!  Ravinia is opening for the Summer of 2021 in July.  Schedul... MORE
2
July

Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues / Lurrie Bell at Post 42

July 2, 2021
Old Town School of Folk Music Presents: Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues / L... MORE
3
July

Art + Wine Night

July 3, 2021
Three floors of artwork for sale! Come out to see great art by 40+ local artists, hav... MORE
3
July

Evanston Made Maker's Market

July 3, 2021
Evanston’s Maker’s Market returns for six Saturdays from May through Octo... MORE
3
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Justin Roberts & the Not Ready forNaptime Players

July 3, 2021
Four-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts is truly one of the all-stars of the indie fa... MORE
8
July

Central Street Sidewalk Sale

July 8, 2021 - July 11, 2021
It's our biggest sale of the year! Live music and kids craft activities at Indepe... MORE
8
July

Chris Neville & Friends On the Post 42 Patio: Chris Squared

July 8, 2021
If you are a fan of Tributosaurus, then you already know Chris Siebold, and if you ar... MORE
8
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Love Wins: A Concert of Change and Hope

July 8, 2021
Featured vocalist Cheryl Wilson joins the 4Spiel String Quartet w... MORE
8
July

Thursday Night Markets: Health & Wellness

July 8, 2021
Downtown Evanston is excited to host Thursday Night Markets the first Thursday of eac... MORE
9
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Lettin’ The Good Times Roll with Fe and Faye!

July 9, 2021 - July 10, 2021
Fri, 7/09 & Sat, 7/10 at 7:30pm Northlight Theatre Presents: Dynamic stage divas... MORE
9
July

Space x Sketchbook Brewing

July 9, 2021 - July 11, 2021
Space x Sketchbook Brewing Co. present a weekend of socially distanced outdoor concer... MORE
10
July

Cooking With Bubbie at Skokie Theatre

July 10, 2021 - August 22, 2021
The world-premiere musical begins its national tour in Skokie.  Popular Chicago ... MORE
15
July

Chris Neville & Friends On the Post 42 Patio: Courtesy Patrol

July 15, 2021
Courtesy Patrol (formerly Axes 76) was formed with the understanding that s... MORE
15
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Guy King Joy Is Coming – Album Release Concert

July 15, 2021
A joyous family affair! In support of his brand-new album, the 2017 Blues Music Award... MORE
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July

Out Back Summer Sessions:Signed, Sealed, Delivered: John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder

July 17, 2021
John-Mark McGaha Sings Stevie Wonder. Acclaimed singer, storyteller, actor and m... MORE
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July

Skokie Park District Flea Market Frenzy

July 18, 2021
Thinking of having a garage or yard sale this year, but don't have the space? We ... MORE
22
July

Chris Neville & Friends On the Post 42 Patio: Meadowlark

July 22, 2021
Chris Neville and John Fournier have brought Meadowlark into being to satisfy their u... MORE
22
July

Downtown Evanston and Main-Dempster Mile Sidewalk Sale

July 22, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Get ready for a weekend of the best summer shopping! From July 22-25, independent sho... MORE
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July

Gerald McClendon – The Soul Keeper On the Post 42 Patio

July 23, 2021
Gerald, known in Chicago as the “Soulkeeper.” One of the most reminiscent... MORE
23
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: We’ve Only Just Begun Heidi Kettenring Sings Karen Carpenter

July 23, 2021
 Chicago’s favorite leading lady Heidi Kettenring lends her signature warm... MORE
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July

Glencoe Festival of Art

July 24, 2021 - July 25, 2021
More than 110 juried artists from across the country will be showcasing their work in... MORE
24
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: The Okee Dokee Brothers

July 24, 2021
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they... MORE
25
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

July 25, 2021
Let’s grab a date, some tasty picnic fixings and a comfortable camping chair to... MORE
29
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Michael Lerich Jazz Ensemble

July 29, 2021
The Michael Lerich Jazz Ensemble Rain Date: Thu, 7/29 socially distanced inside Cent... MORE
30
July

Bodeans

July 30, 2021
Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable thirty-year musical career know tha... MORE
31
July

Art at the Glen Town Center

July 31, 2021 - August 1, 2021
For the 18th year in a row, the Glen Town Center is pleased to host Art at the Glen, ... MORE
31
July

Out Back Summer Sessions: Park & Play Cabaret

July 31, 2021
Theater Wit Park & Play Cabaret Rain Date: TBD Sat, 7/31 socially distanced ins... MORE
31
July

Summer Nights with Northlight: Featuring Linda Solotaire

July 31, 2021
Enjoy outdoor live entertainment while supporting Northlight, local performing artist... MORE
5
Aug

Out Back Summer Sessions: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

August 5, 2021
The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has charmed audiences from New York’s Carnegie ... MORE
5
Aug

Out of Space 2021: Emmylou Harris & Los Lobos

August 5, 2021
A 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harr... MORE
5
Aug

Thursday Night Markets: Food & Drink

August 5, 2021
Downtown Evanston is excited to host Thursday Night Markets the first Thursday of eac... MORE
6
Aug

Out Back Summer Sessions: Chicago Phil Chamber

August 6, 2021
Chicago Phil Chamber Rain Date: Fri, 8/06 socially distanced inside Center TheatreLe... MORE
6
Aug

Out of Space 2021: Patti Smith & Her Band

August 6, 2021
Patti Smith, born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, migrated to New York City in... MORE
7
Aug

Out Back Summer Sessions: Broadway in your Backyard

August 7, 2021
Broadway in your Backyard Rain Date: Sun, 8/08 at 8pm Award-winning Porchlight Musi... MORE
7
Aug

Out of Space 2021: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

August 7, 2021
Ben was raised in a hub of activists, poets, artists and of course great musicians. T... MORE
13
Aug

Evanston Art Fest

August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021
This annual event presents high-end work from nearly 100 juried artists from around t... MORE
15
Aug

Skokie Park District Flea Market Frenzy

August 15, 2021
Thinking of having a garage or yard sale this year, but don't have the space? We ... MORE
19
Aug

Music Theater Works presents Mamma Mia!

August 19, 2021 - August 29, 2021
The popular musical that tells the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real fat... MORE
26
Aug

Summer Nights with Northlight: Featuring Heidi Kettenring

August 26, 2021
Enjoy outdoor live entertainment while supporting Northlight, local performing artist... MORE
27
Aug

Skokie's Backlot Bash

August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2021
The Bash, now in its fourteenth year, will feature 16 live music acts that will ... MORE
2
Sep

Out of Space 2021: Big Boi w/ Twista

September 2, 2021
Atlanta indisputably set the pace for modern hip-hop. However, Big Boi set the pace f... MORE
2
Sep

Thursday Night Markets: Paper & Books

September 2, 2021
Downtown Evanston is excited to host Thursday Night Markets the first Thursday of eac... MORE
3
Sep

Out of Space 2021: Drive-By Truckers and JD McPherson

September 3, 2021
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via... MORE
4
Sep

Evanston Made Maker's Market

September 4, 2021
Evanston’s Maker’s Market returns for six Saturdays from May through Octo... MORE
4
Sep

Out of Space 2021: Neko Case w/ Son Little

September 4, 2021
Five years have passed since Case's last solo project, The Worse Things Get, the ... MORE
5
Sep

Out of Space 2021: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic w/ Liquid Soul

September 5, 2021
Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B du... MORE
11
Sep

Emerge Winnetka

September 11, 2021
Join us for one day only on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for Emerge Winnetka, a live ... MORE
29
Oct

Music Theater Works presents Ragtime

October 29, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Music Theater Works brings this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical with its ri... MORE
23
Dec

Music Theater Works presents Billy Ellliot the Musical

December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Boasting a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for Best Musical, Billy Elliot&n... MORE
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