• COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    FUNDRAISER:

    In the Realm of Senses

    May 26, 2018

    7:30pm

    Mayne Stage

    1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago

    TICKETS

    This is a special fundraiser concert for In The Realm Of Senses' upcoming multi-modal sensory project set to open fall of 2018 fall.

    Program:

    • Jeff Yang's original arrangement of Mussorgky's "Pictures At An Exhibition" for two players, featuring Jeff on violin, viola, cello, and four baroque recorders, and Yana Reznik on piano.
    • Live animation of John Gaudette's lithographs of each movement of the work by Galina Shevchenko.
    • Original stage art installation by Maja Bosen
    • Gastronomic creations based on movements of the music by Arun's Thai, Mango Pickle, Rickshaw Republic, and Chocolat Uzma Sharif.
    • Original scents set to the space and music by master perfumer, Christophe Laudamiel
    • Painter Melanie Brown and composer Ryan Ingebritsen will create a live aural painting
    • -Silent auction 

    **Doors open at 7:00 PM to allow you to preview works to be auctioned**

     

    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    May 29, 2018

    AAALLLLL DAAAAY

    La Principal

    700 Main St

    The last Tuesday of each month, La Principal will, as always, donate $1, for every taco sold, dine-in and carry-out, to a worthy cause. To learn more about beneficiaries, read on and click the link below.

     

    JUNE 2018 - Rainbows for All Children

    MAY 2018 - Washington Elementary PTA

    APRIL 2018 - Lincoln Elementary

    MARCH 2018 - The Musical Offering

    FEBRUARY 2018 - Dawes Elementary PTA

    JANUARY 2018 - Boomer ALS Research Fund

    MAIN STREET CONCERT SERIES

    June 1, 2018

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Train Station Alley

    600 Main Street

    WHO IS HEADLINING?
    You'll be dancing along with the Rolling Clones, a Rolling Stones cover band made up of current and former employees at The Guitar Works, Ltd.

    WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES?
    Yes! Firehouse Grill will be selling pizza slices in the alley, and YoFresh Evanston will be there too! You are welcome to bring your own food as well.

    Beverages will be available from La Principal, Sketchbook Brewing Company, and The Wine Goddess. We kindly ask that you do not bring in outside alcohol, but you are welcome to BYO alternative beverages.

    IS IT KID FRIENDLY?
    Yes. Follow Your Nose will provide a children's activity in the alley.

    IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
    Absolutely! Follow Your Nose will have a table in the alley for pet stuff.

    WHERE DO I SIT?
    The Main-Dempster Mile will provide seating and tables for dining, while supplies last. If you'd like to make sure you have a seat, you're welcome to BYO lawn chairs.

    Art Exhibit Opening at Divine Creative Synergy

    June 1, 2018

    6:30pm-9:30pm

    Divine Creative Synergy

    707 Chicago Ave

    Learn about brewing from one of our head brewers, while enjoying samples of three beers. Hear more about Sketchbook’s commitment to sustainability, and our community-supported brewery model. Questions welcome!

    The $10 fee (pay at the taproom or online) includes an up-close-and-friendly one-hour tour at Sketchbook’s small production brewery, free samples, a 12-oz. Belgian glass to take home, and one FREE full pour in the taproom.

    All tour participants must be 21+; everyone will be carded before the tour. Limited tickets available. Please enter through the taproom.

     

    CLICK HERE to reserve tickets

    "In Real Life"

    Platform Gallery Opening

    June 2, 2018

    12:00pm-5:00pm

    Platform Gallery

    904 Sherman Ave

    Platform is pleased to be part of Evanston Made and presenting IN REAL LIFE, organized by SAIC professor, Tom Burtonwood. Artists include, Burtonwood, Aimee Beaubien, Nick Bontrager, Assaf Evron, Burton Isenstein, Christopher Meerdo + Rosalie Yu.

    “In Real Life” is an exhibition of work made by artists concerned with the translation of the physical into the virtual and back again. They are invested in the production of art works and experiences to produce outcomes that probe and examine our relationship to the real and how we perceive it to be. While the pursuit and accordant unraveling of artifice is nothing new the current anxiety surrounding “fake news” and the malaise around what is presented to us as real opens up fertile ground to mine new modes of representation.

    Volumetric image capture and reproduction represents an evolutionary moment for photography and other types of technical image making mediums. One that is tied inextricably to the history of the mechanical image but also points to many possible new futures in terms of interaction, and simulation. Central to this shift in types of representation is a set of technologies commonly referred to as 3D scanning.

    Quietly and without great fanfare we are seeing image, object and time based media production collapse into singular streams of productive behavior. Scenes and surfaces are being generated from technical apparatus and fabricated without intervention from the hand of the artist. It is within this context that a new form of representation is evolving, a form of volumetric photography, that exists in many different versions congruently – as image, as form, as experience, as data, as transmission, all at once.

    For more information visit http://www.platform904.com

    Live Music!

    Murray Elzabar

    June 3, 2018

    7:00pm-10:00pm

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St

    Advance tickets $20. If tickets are still available they will be $30 at the door. Door opens at 6:30 for 7pm show.

     

    These two modern music masters have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity over the past four decades. Murray and El’Zabar are recognized by their peers to be consummate virtuosos who possess ingenious interpretations within the history and future of Great Black Music! This magnificent duo shares with us all the hope and desire that comes from blowing fire in an acquired wisdom. This is freedom music in its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the regurgitated mediocrity currently flooding our airways. These two wise men know firsthand what’s genuine and real. They have both played and recorded with the legends.

     

    To witness these time proven masters in person, is to be exalted and rejuvenated! They are the miracle of a profound sound, within a priceless opportunity not to be missed! These cats express brilliantly what true musicians feel and see, which is the epiphany to be free! They are body and soul ,in a moment’s notice, that ignites the call to have a ball with the one and only Murray/El’Zabar Duo!

    War of the Wine Worlds: Old vs. New

    June 7, 2018

    7:00pm-8:30pm

    Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    In this wine-tasting showdown, we’ll pit “old world” winemaking countries (France, Italy, Spain, Germany) against their new world counterparts (America, Australia, New Zealand, South America). Come taste each camp’s interpretation of the same grape varietal, and see onto which side of the fence you fall.

     

    One week cancellation policy.

    "I, Tonya"

    Viewing & Discussion

    June 8, 2018

    7:00pm-10:00pm

    C.G. Jung Center

    817 Dempster st

    I, Tonya depicts the tangled tale of the relationship between Olympic ice skating competitors, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. Even more compelling is the interplay between Tonya and her hard-as-nails single mother. The acting is phenomenal with both Margot Robbie (Tonya) and Allison Janney (Tonya’s mother) garnering several award nominations and wins. The story is fascinating and the relationships are complex. This was one of the most entertaining films of 2017 and nominated for best picture.

     

    Instructor Irv Siegel is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for film and making Jungian topics available to the public. He is especially interested in the process of individuation and exploring how people find the inner strength to make conscious decisions during significant crossroads in their lives.

    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    June 9, 2018

    3:00pm

    Sketchbook Brewery

    821 Chicago Ave

    Learn about brewing from one of our head brewers, while enjoying samples of three beers. Hear more about Sketchbook’s commitment to sustainability, and our community-supported brewery model. Questions welcome!

    The $10 fee (pay at the taproom or online) includes an up-close-and-friendly one-hour tour at Sketchbook’s small production brewery, free samples, a 12-oz. Belgian glass to take home, and one FREE full pour in the taproom.

    All tour participants must be 21+; everyone will be carded before the tour. Limited tickets available. Please enter through the taproom.

     

    CLICK HERE to reserve tickets

    CUSTER FAIR

    June 16-17, 2018

    Main & Chicago

    Washington & Chicago

    Custer & Main

    Over 300 local and regional artists, craftspeople, and commercial vendors come together to exhibit and sell paintings, ceramics, pottery, photographs, jewelry, graphic arts, wearable art, home craft, antiques and collectables.

    Over 30 food vendors offer a full international menu featuring the old favorites as well as new fare. All reasonably priced.

    The entertainment at Custer Fair amazes and delights on three stages!

    A $5 donation for admission would be greatly appreciated.

    SCHOOL OF ROCK SUMMER FRIDAY CONCERT

    June 22, 2018

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Parking Lot Stadium

    1308 Chicago Ave

    WHO IS HEADLINING?
    You'll be dancing along with the the house band from School of Rock!

    WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES?
    Yes! Beverages for sale in the parking lot. Grab & Go food available from nearby restaurants (click the link for details as they become available).

    IS IT KID FRIENDLY?
    Absolutely!

    IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
    Absolutely!

    WHERE DO I SIT?
    The Main-Dempster Mile will provide seating and tables for dining, while supplies last. If you'd like to make sure you have a seat, you're welcome to BYO lawn chairs.

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