"Alice" presented by Upended Productions

    Sept 22-Oct 21, 2018


    August LaCapra State Farm

    829 Chicago Ave

    The Main-Dempster Mile is proud to welcome Upended Productions' remount of "Alice," an ambulatory, multi-disciplinary theatrical experience, after two successful runs in Andersonville. It is supported in part by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council.

    Performances run Saturdays and Sundays from September 22-October 21, with tours beginning at 1:00pm and leaving every 15 minutes until 2:00pm.


    The audience, traveling in groups of 15, follows a white rabbit to various locations throughout the Main-Dempster Mile neighborhood of Evanston, ducking into storerooms and back patios, through bookstores, restaurants, and breweries along the way. Chapters of the book are divided among Chicago and Evanston fringe theater companies, visual / film artists and musicians, and performed in various independently-owned businesses throughout the Main-Dempster Mile.

    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    September 25, 2018


    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.


    AUGUST 2018 - Chimp Haven

    JULY 2018 - YMCA Children's Center

    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

    Helping Kids Manage Transition and Change

    September 28, 2018


    Fusion Academy Evanston

    847 Chicago Ave, 2nd Floor

    This practical workshop is directed to parents who are regularly dealing with small and sometimes bigger changes that happen within their families. It is also directed to therapists who work with their clients to think about managing and navigating change.

    In this workshop, we will cover:

    1. How change and transitions affect us – individually and in our families.
    2. A three-phase model of how change works.
    3. Concrete ideas of how to manage change and transitions – from the smaller, everyday issues to larger life events.

    Lynn Denton is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Evanston. She works with children and adolescents and their parents, as well as young adults and adults. She has a particular expertise in Learning Differences and the effects these have on the whole person. Lynn also treats anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss, social pragmatics, ADHD and general life changes. Lynn is a former school social worker with an understanding of getting and refining supports at school to enhance student success.


    Family Karaoke at Firehouse Grill

    September 29, 2018


    Firehouse Grill

    750 Chicago Ave

    Tony Gogo with extreme Karaoke hosts this family friendly event, fun for all ages! Ticket price includes unlimited Karaoke and a dinner buffet of soft drinks, appetizers, salad, pizza and dessert! Adult tickets also include one drink ticket redeemable for select beer or wine.

    Adults- $20, First child $12, Additional Children $8, 3 and under free.


    *Max 4 children per adult (Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Over 21 Karaoke at Firehouse Grill

    September 29, 2018


    Firehouse Grill

    750 Chicago Ave

    Come have dinner and a few drinks and build up some liquid courage to belt out your favorite tunes! Hosted by Tony Gogo from Extreme Karaoke! Kitchen’s open till 11pm!

    This event is Free!


    *Must be 21 or over for this event*


    **This event is in our upstairs party room

    DJ Night at the Wine Goddess, featuring DJ Tim Peterson

    October 3, 2018


    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    Local DJ Tim Peterson spins records based on a theme.


    SEPTEMBER: French wine? French tunes.

    Funny First Fridays at Firehouse Grill

    October 5, 2018


    Firehouse Grill

    750 Chicago Ave

    Join us for an evening of hilarious stories with the most incredible talent comedy pool shipped into Evanston Illinois. Sean Flannery has appeared on Comedy Central and has performed in comedy clubs from NY to LA.


    Get an inside peek into underground Evanston nightlife in a historic, trendy and surprisingly popular venue. Its a FIREHOUSE..Listen to one of Evanston/Chicago's premier DJs after the show if you like. This comedic journey is guaranteed to make your stomach hurt with laughter and cool vibes.


    Casa Latina Productions will provide the sounds and music before the show and after the show.


    Your Host Aaron Foster is READER's 2014 funnies comedian (runner up)

    Parents Night Out at Fonseca Martial Arts

    October 5, 2018


    Fonseca Martial Arts

    Evanston Dojo

    823 1/2 Chicago Ave

    Drop off your kids from 6-9pm for fun filled night at the dojo. Members and non-members are invited. Dinner, Movie and Games are included. $30 for your first child, $20 for second child.


    Pre-registration is required.

    Art Encounter: Fall Program on the Mile

    October 11, 2018


    Sketchbook Brewery

    821 Chicago Ave

    Platform Gallery and Open Studio Project


    Meet accomplished photographers Maggie Meiners and Justine Bianco this fall to explore MISSbehaving, their thought- provoking exhibit, investigating female identity and the roles it has played throughout history.


    Next, we bring our beloved snack wagon across the street to Open Studio Project to talk about The Art of Infertility, a multi-media travelling exhibition that portrays the sensitive realities and emotions of living with infertility.

    Nightmares: Supportive Screams from the Subconscious

    October 12, 2018


    C.G. Jung Center

    817 Dempster St

    Laura V. Grace will delve into the realm of nightmares blending Jungian and somatic perspectives. Combining James Hillman’s and Marion Woodman’s approach to disturbing dream images, Laura will demonstrate how Jung’s belief that “the symbols of the Self arise in the depths of the body” can lead to transformation. Extracting from her new book: Dreams: Soul-Centered Living in the 21st Century, A Depth Psychological and Somatic Approach to Transformation*, Laura will teach dreamers how nightmares are the most powerful dreams they will ever experience and how frightening dream images are “supportive screams” from the unconscious. Safely facing the fear, defusing dread, and working with a friendly dream figure will also be addressed.

    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    October 13, 2018


    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

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