• COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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    MEET THE FILMMAKER

    Rogers Park Food Co-op presents "Sustainable"

    May 22, 2019

    6:30pm-8:30pm

    Hammer and Pixel Studio

    (back of Kombucha Brava)

    717 Custer St

    Join Rogers Park Food Co-op for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Sustainable, made by Evanston's own Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher. The film shines a compelling light on the economic and environmental instability of America's food system, from the agricultural threats we face to the inspiring community of leaders that are determined to fix it.

    Stay for Q&A with filmmaker Matt Wechsler. And find out how you, personally, can make an impact by getting involved with the Rogers Park Food Co-op, a full-service, community-owned grocery store coming soon to our community.

    • 6:30 - 7pm - Welcome/mingle
    • 7 - 8pm - Sustainable screening
    • 8 - 8:30pm - Q&A with Matt Wechsler, filmmaker | learn about Rogers Park Food Co-op

    Enjoy complimentary food and drink from Evanston's own Kombucha Brava, Hewn Bakery and Sketchbook Brewing Co.

    ARTIST TALK

    "Confluence" by Judith Roston Freilich & Casey Sills​

    May 25, 2019

    2:00pm

    Space 900

    825 Chicago Ave

    Enjoy speaking with the artists behind Space 900's current show, "Confluence."

     

    Judith and Casey will share their thoughts about their work and where it overlaps. Listen to their thoughts and share yours!

    WINE TASTING

    The Great Wines of Washington State

    May 28, 2019

    7:00pm-8:30pm

    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main Street

    Washington produces a dizzying amount of different grape varieties: the appellations to the west of the Olympics and Cascades is warm and dry--perfect conditions for growing rich, hearty reds and white wines of all persuasions. Join our resident Pacific Northwest expert, Silas Morgan, and he talks shop about the grapes, terroir, and ROCKS that make the wines along the Columbia river basin some of the best the country has to offer!

    POWER TRIO

    Sketchbook Tasting and French Kiss Cafe Treats at Binny's

    May 23, 2019

    5:00pm-7:00pm

    Binny's Evanston

    1111 Chicago Ave

    Meet the owner of Evanston's own Sketchbook Brewing Company. Sample their brews and enjoy some sweet treats from Evanston's French Kiss Cafe.

    WORKSHOP

    Plant Parenthood: How to Find and Take Care of the Right Plant for your Lifestyle

    June 2, 2019

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St

    Increase your plant parenting skills in a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere.

     

    What you'll be learning: how to find and take care of the right plant for your lifestyle. We believe that any person can develop a green thumb. You can keep a plant alive, and not only that, you can keep a plant healthy!

     

    The class fee includes a demonstration and hands-on guided practice.

     

    Not included: Plants. Purchase your new plant friend for the class at 15% off retail price!

     

    BYOB and BYOF (Bring your own friends!)

    FUNDRAISER

    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    May 28, 2019

    All Day!

    La Principal

    700 Main Street

    Support local charities with your appetites! For every taco we sell on Taco Tuesday for a Cause, La Principal will donate $1 to a different worthy group.

    Tacos purchased during regular dining room hours, whether dine-in, carryout or delivery, will count towards the total.

     

    APRIL - COPE (Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston)

    MARCH - Family Focus

    FEBRUARY - Dewey PTA

    JANUARY - Dawes Elementary

    Be sure to check back for more Taco Tuesday for a Cause events, occurring the last Tuesday of every month.

    SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

    Where's Maggie

    The Last Afternoons

    June 7, 2019

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Train Station Alley

    600 Main Street

    Check out the bands for June 7:

    Where's Maggie

    The Last Afternoons

     

    The Main Street Summer Concert Series will happen again in Train Station Alley this summer. Live music from local talent, plus local food, local drinks, and all that local charm.


    Local food and merchandise available at the Summer Concerts:

    Kids and pets welcome! Admission is free, although a suggested donation at the door will be split with our 2019 Charity Partner, Rainbows For All Children.

    BEHIND THE SCENES

    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    June 8, 2019

    3:00pm

    Sketchbook Brewing Co.

    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

    WORKSHOP

    Acro Partner Yoga

    June 8, 2019

    5:30pm-7:00pm

    Zen Shiatsu Chicago

    825 Chicago Ave

    Therapeutic Flying Yoga for Friends and Families

    Come fly with Lucia and learn to balance with other's in this playful practice that combines acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage!

    Take your yoga practice off your mat right into the sky! Learn to fly in partner balancing acro poses. And you'll learn how to Base, as well as, receive as a flyer, in therapeutic and restorative flights.
    Bring a friend, family member, or come alone and we'll connect you.

    All ages and All levels, All are welcome!


    Register for $20 + Bring a friend for $10

    WORKSHOP

    Zen Shiatsu: Free Introductory Workshop

    June 14, 2019

    7:00pm-9:30pm

    Zen Shiatsu Chicago

    825A Chicago Ave

    What will you learn at an introductory workshop?  

    1. How to move the energy of your own body
    Shiatsu is a non-manipulative discipline. We believe that there is nothing you can "do" to "fix" the energy of another person. Rather, each person has everything they need for their own healing.

    So, in our intro workshop, we start by getting a sense of our own internal spark of healing energy. We will do guided internal exercises that will help you find and release tension and imbalance in your own body.

    2. How to work in a way that's beneficial for you as well as for the client
    The practitioner of shiatsu must use themselves well in order to give good shiatsu. You don't need a perfectly flexible body or a perfectly relaxed mind, but you need to move a step in that direction as you give a treatment. While you give shiatsu you relax your own body a bit more; you relax your mind a bit more. The client will feel relaxation through your hands and will respond in kind. If you come to the work ready to "work", the benefits won't be the same; your client will feel effort. We will explore how Shiatsu can be actually relaxing and energizing for the giver.

     

    Both classes taught by Steve Rogne.

    WINE CLASS

    Women in Wine

    June 27, 2019

    7:00pm-8:30pm

    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main Street

    Thirty years ago, the wine business could definitely be accused of being a male-dominated profession. Thankfully, the last two decades saw a great many women joining their ranks, some of our favorite winemakers among them. In this one we’ll taste the stellar offerings from female winemakers, and Meaghan will tell the stories behind their bad-assery.

    SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

    Kacie Swierk

    whitewolfsonic

    princess

    June 28, 2019

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Train Station Alley

    600 Main Street

    Check out the bands for June 28:

    Kacie Swierk

    whitewolfsonicprincess

     

    The Main Street Summer Concert Series will happen again in Train Station Alley this summer. Live music from local talent, plus local food, local drinks, and all that local charm.


    Local food and merchandise available at the Summer Concerts:

    Kids and pets welcome! Admission is free, although a suggested donation at the door will be split with our 2019 Charity Partner, Rainbows For All Children.

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