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Now - March 31, 2020
TEMPERANCE BREWERY TOUR
Head to Temperance Brewery for their weekly Saturday brewery tours! Each ticket includes a backstage pass to the brewery, beer samples, a souvenir pint glass and 20% off merchandise purchased that day. Tours last approximately an hour. Ages 21+ and older.
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 W. Dempster St., Evanston
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January 20, 2020
AUTHORS NIGHT: ENTERTAINING CHICAGO
Authors Night: Neal Samors and Bob Dauber with their book "Entertaining Chicago" at Max and Benny’s. Throughout the 20th Century, Chicago offered its residents a wide variety of entertainment venues, ranging from jazz, blues and comedy clubs to nightclubs and hotels and restaurants, where music was broadcast across the country. This book presents numerous stories from the perspectives of national and international performers as well as average Chicagoans who experienced such entertainment. Register to attend.
Location: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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January 23, 2020
UNDER THE BUFFALO: LOCAL ELECTIONS
Join us for a presentation by Alex Niemczewski, co-founder and CEO of 'BallotReady,' a free nonpartisan online election voter guide. Soon after its founding in Chicago in 2015, BallotReady won the New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Since then, it has grown exponentially and now covers every race in elections nationwide. Niemczewski will discuss the history and future of BallotReady, and explore current strategies to increase voter turnout and the impact the dissemination of information can have on elections.
Location: Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston
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January 31, 2020
FAMILY SHABBAT AND FOOTBALL CHALLAH BAKING
Bring your family for a delicious Shabbat dinner and your kids will to create "football challahs" — perfect at your super bowl parties! Call or email to register to guarantee a table at this special event!
Location: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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February 1, 2020
ART AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP
The goal of this workshop is to understand the meditative aspects of drawing and painting. Students will begin by exploring rhythmic line drawings and will work with dry media such as charcoal to make nonobjective drawings. Then, students will transition into working with patterns with wet media (acrylic paint). Finally, you'll discuss the work and give each other some feedback.
Location: The Figurative Arts League, 927 Noyes St / Studio 215, Evanston
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February 8, 2020 - March 22, 2020
THE ORCHID SHOW
This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for the radiance of blooms under sunlit palm trees and in forest canopies teeming with color and life. Picture more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, paired with sweeps of bromeliads and birds of paradise—lush, vibrant, intoxicating.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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February 13, 2020 - March 19, 2020
ORCHIDS AFTER HOURS
Thursday evenings are special at the Chicago Botanic Garden, beginning February 12th through March 19, 2020. Make a luminous night of it at 'Orchids After Hours' with cocktails and light bites for purchase, and 10,000 blooming orchids at the Orchid Show. The Garden Shop will be open late on Thursdays, and will offer special deals. Enter any time between 4:00 PM —7:30 PM. Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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February 14, 2020
VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THE ROD STEWART EXPERIENCE!
Register to experience an intimate Valentine's Dinner, with live musical entertainment from "The Rod Stewart Experience" featuring Cliff Tartaglia. Enjoy a delectable dinner at Ariella's Event Space, located next door to Max and Benny's and spend a romantic evening, taking in your favorite hits!
Location: Ariella's Event Space - Next door to Max and Benny's), 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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February 20, 2020
AUTHOR NIGHT: SHEL PAIS
Max and Benny's Author Night: Shel Pais, "The Fate of the Arrow." A young man, forbidden by law to even own weapons, dreams of becoming a knight to avenge the murder of his mother and defend his people. When he saves the Baron of York’s life, he abandons his old existence, blending in to learn new customs and maintain a dangerous secret. Register to attend! 
Location: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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March 5, 2020
UNDER THE BUFFALO: FROM MINISKIRT TO HIJAB
Under the Buffalo Series: "From Miniskirt to Hijab." Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At eighteen, she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. Saper's memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab, recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community—primarily the disparate religions and cultures. Saper will discuss her experiences and offer insight into the global fight for women’s rights. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of From Miniskirt to Hijab will be available for sale at the event.
 

Location: Evanston History Center , 225 Greenwood St., Evanston
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March 11, 2020
EVENING WITH ORCHIDS
Join us for tastings of local spirits and specialty cocktails, while you enjoy the surrounding Orchid Show exhibition with over 10,000 orchids. Guests check in at Krehbiel Gallery and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Must be 21 or older to attend event with valid ID card. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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March 14, 2020
INK PENS WITH DON COLLEY
Don Colley, an engaging an eccentric artist, will lead a workshop about how to draw with Fabercastell brush-tip pens. For information about Don and to see examples of his amazing work, visit the website below. We will draw casts and specimens instead of a live model so that he can illustrate how to render patterns in fabric, hair sheen, and other textures. Not to be missed.
Location: Noyes Cultural Arts Center , 927 Noyes St. , Evanston
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March 26, 2020
WOMEN'S AND THE FIGHT FOR THE VOTE
August 2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. Evanston women were integral to the local, state, and national suffrage movements. Women such as Frances Willard, Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, and Catharine Waugh McCulloch created successful strategies in support of broader citizenship rights for all women. Lori Osborne, EHC Historian and Director of the Evanston Women’s History Project, will give a talk based on her research. Reception at 6:30 PM.
Location: Evanston History Center / Charles Dawes House, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
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April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020
CENTRAL STREET EVANSTON'S INDOOR SIDEWALK SALE

Head to Central Street Evanston for the 2020 Central Street INdoor Sidewalk Sale! Enjoy rock bottom prices and clearance on all Fall and Winter merchandise at all your favorite Central Street shops!

Location: Central Street Evanston, East and west of Green Bay Road plus, stores on Prairie Avenue, Evanston
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April 25, 2020
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Travel back in time with the Skokie Heritage Museum! We will play games and do crafts from the Renaissance era around the world, exploring the magic and mysteries of the past. Ages: 5+
Location: Skokie Heritage Museum, 8031 Floral Ave, Skokie
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April 25, 2020
SPRING FLEA MARKET

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Find a lot full of vendors at the Spring Flea Market for household goods, books, electronics, clothing, toys and more! Have something to sell? Sign up for a space with Skokie Park district at the Oakton Community Center. Registration begins February 15th for residents and non-residents. 

Location: Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie
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June 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020
WINNETKA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Winnetka Music Festival is a 2-day immersion of high quality music in the Elm Street District.  A strong line-up of  amazing bands including children's programming raise this festival above the norm.  Food courts and craft beers and wine are spread throughout the festival area. As you listen to the music you'll be able to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, or stroll the streets of Winnetka listening to street musicians. 
Location: Winnetka's Elm Street District, Elm Street between the west and east side of Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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