Direct links to local business' class and workshop schedules, always up to the minute!


    For Kids and Parents

    506 Main St

    Kids, Adults

    As Chicagoland's children-focused bookstore, Booked offers a carefully curated, diverse selection of new titles and classics for youthful readers of all ages. Weekly story times and meetup groups are now on the calendar, in addition to several special events at Booked and in the community. Stop by the store for the perfect kid-friendly book or activity any time!

    C.G. Jung Center:

    Spiritual and Psychological Growth

    817 Dempster St

    Adults only

    The mission of the C. G. Jung Center in Evanston, IL is to provide a supportive environment for individuals seeking spiritual and psychological growth and well-being. The Center accomplishes its mission through the work of the Clinical Services, Public Programs and Institute for Creative Aging.


    The Public Programs offer a wide range of adult educational opportunities to the general public. The year-round curriculum offers diverse learning experiences via workshops and seminars, weekly classes, lectures, film showings, and artistic performances.

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery:

    Plants, Terraria & More

    704 Main St

    Adults, Teens

    We offer frequent workshops in how to build your own terrarium—for both kids and adults. You can check our calendar of events in Evanston to see when our next terrarium workshop will take place. We are pleased to offer private and small-group terrarium lessons, group BYOB events, bridal and wedding terrarium-making bachelorette parties, birthday parties for all ages, corporate team-building activities…book your terrarium-themed event in our rainforest!


    In the meantime, come on in and check out our vast selection of terrariums and terrarium supplies. We’re happy to show you around, teach you a bit about how you can incorporate terrariums into your existing garden or home, and answer any questions you might have.

    Club Pilates:


    745 Chicago Ave

    Adults, Teens

    Club Pilates Evanston offers more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With a range of class offerings that challenge your mind as well as your body, Club Pilates provides a path to a richer, more-fulfilling life. Take a free Intro class today and get started on a path to a better tomorrow.

    D21 Fit Studio:

    Group Fitness Classes

    739 Main St

    Adults only

    D21 Fit Studio offers a variety of small group fitness classes right here in Evanston, IL. Each workout class is lead by one of our certified personal trainers. It is our duty to create a fun, friendly environment where we will work together to motivate and reach your fitness goals. Whatever your personal training needs are, or what ailment you may be dealing with, we have the class for you.


    Our training classes utilize high-intensity, low impact training techniques, perfect for any athlete! Check out our full list of group classes below, or fill out our form for a free 1:1 body assessment to determine which class is best for you.

    Evanston Stitchworks:

    Sewing, Knitting & Textiles

    609 Sherman Ave

    Adults, Kids

    Our goal is to make you a great sewer whether you're into quilting, crafting or apparel. Most garment and quilting classes, and classes that span more than a single meeting, will require that you have access to a sewing machine between classes in order to do your "home work". This way, you will have plenty of time to learn and practice in the studio, and then continue to practice at home. When the class ends, you'll be ready to do it all over again on your own!


    Adult basic and garment sewing classes include 2 free hours of independent machine/studio time on a first come first serve basis.



    Fonseca Martial Arts:

    Martial Arts & Self Defense

    823 1/2 Chicago Ave

    Adults, Kids, Seniors

    With two levels of training floors and over 4,000 square feet, the Evanston Dojo is where it all started. Located in the heart of downtown Evanston, this flagship FMA dojo is home to hundreds of students who train day in and day out.


    Schedule your Free Trial Class at the Evanston Dojo today.

    Amanda Evanston Freund:

    Painting & Making

    1310-A Chicago Ave

    Adults only

    It's going to go something like this: colors, flowers, colors. Maybe some pattern, too. Hard to say. If you are looking for another dark and gloomy art site: this is not it. If you are looking for something happy, dynamic, and an unapologetic use of color, welp, you are in the right place.

    Ice House Gallery:

    Art, Writing, and More

    609 South Blvd

    Adults, young adults

    Our experienced instructors, all successful practicing artists, serve as strong mentors to all students, guiding them toward their full artistic potential.

    Ice House Gallery Studios focuses on Beginning and emerging artists. As a new, exploring artist, you will find skill-based, traditional teaching that meets you where you are and helps you accomplish your goals. Whether you want to develop strong foundation skills or you just want to give it a try, we are here for you. Our classes are focused yet relaxed, and our instructors are encouraging. Our foundational art classes will guide you towards discovering and developing your artistic potential under the guidance of strong, encouraging mentors.


    Our Writing Curriculum is steep in individual attention and focus while proving a constructive environment for your needs, questions, and work. Our Instructors are all writers themselves and have a passion for the written word and on helping you to reach your personal writing goals.


    If you have a strong work ethic, a desire to learn and push yourself, and a desire to grow to your full potential, Ice House Gallery Studio art classes will meet you where you are and launch you into deeper skills and artistic understanding.

    Kratos Strength Systems:

    Power Lifting

    1310 Sherman Ave

    Adults only


    Train with a group headed by a coach that maxes out at 8 participants. Groups meet 2 or 3 times per week. Includes programming for sessions outside the gym.


    Our coaches guide each and every session to help you get stronger! Whether you're training in a group session or by yourself, we're always there to keep your technique at its best.

    Lighthouse Yoga:


    1234 Sherman Ave


    • All classes are drop-in
    • Special classes or workshops require pre-registration and have a box next to them on the schedule that says "Sign Up Now"
      • First class: $10
      • Single class: $18
      • Senior/student: $14
      • 1-hour class: $14
    • Gift certificates are available for purchase at the studio or over the phone
    • Gift certificates and class passes are good for one year from date of purchase

    The Musical Offering:

    Music Lessons

    743 Custer Ave

    Adults, Teens, Kids

    Offering private lessons for a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, and voice.


    Offered in fall and spring, MOrchestra provides an opportunity for students to play in a large-group setting. Perfect for students who've been studying their instruments for at least two years, MOrchestra is divided into two levels.


    Offered for both adults and students, our popular Plugged & In Live programs, taught by Tim O'Donnell, offer the opportunity to play jazz, blues, or rock n' roll in a small group setting.


    Scratch Orchestra offers students of all ages and experience levels the unique opportunity to learn improvisation and composition in a group environment, under the direction of two professional composers.

    The Musical Offering periodically offers free studio classes on a variety of topics, taught by MO staff.

    Open Studio Project:

    Art without Judgement

    903 Sherman Ave

    Adults, Teens, Kids

    In all workshops and classes, participants and facilitators work alongside each other as fellow artists from the very start. The facilitator's ability to navigate the creative process becomes an essential reference point for class participants. Observing a fellow artist giving him/herself over to the creative process and truly benefiting from it, the participants gain the confidence they need to try things out for themselves. During the artmaking session, participants can observe facilitators exploring, experimenting, and problem-solving through their art and writing. As artists-in-residence, facilitators model their willingness to take risks and demonstrate their trust in the creative process.

    The fact that facilitators and participants work together as co-artists has important repercussions for the power relationship between teacher and student. Participants have a chance to view the facilitator as a fellow human being with similar struggles, rather than as an authority figure. A vital element of our process is the "No Comment" rule: neither facilitators nor participants comments on each others artwork – ever.

    The Pot Shop:

    Wheel Throw Pottery

    1224 Chicago Ave

    Adults, Teens, Kids

    Demonstrations and discussions include further exploration of form, design, and decorating techniques as well as glaze formulation and production pottery techniques. Students have the opportunity to experiment with new surface treatments such as underglazes, stains, and slips. Increased skill level allows students to create more advanced shapes such as platters, teapots, and casseroles. Shapes are geared toward individual style, with an emphasis on originality. Personalized instruction enhances creativity.


    Children will have fun learning to manipulate clay, using it to express their ideas while mastering basic techniques. The classes will cover beginning wheel skills such as centering, cylinders, and basic shapes. All clay, tools, and materials are provided for children's classes. Class size is limited to ten students.

    School of Rock:

    Rock Music & Instruments

    1311 Sherman Place

    Adults, Teens, Kids

    School of Rock Evanston’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. From singing to drums to guitar, our Evanston music instructors inspire and teach students to perform live.

    Studio Mangiameli:

    Flamenco & Spanish Dance

    614 Dempster St

    Adults, Teens, Kids

    Flamenco is not a partner dance, it is typically a solo art form. It is a dance that merges rhythmic footwork, upper body coordination and "braceo" (arm and hand movements), a knowledge of palmas (rhythmic hand clapping), and an understanding of the music and "cante" (songs).

    All of these elements take time to absorb: the technique is complex and the music is intrinsic to the culture of Andalusia.


    If you enjoy the journey more than the destination, flamenco will be a great fit for you!

    Vogue Fabrics:

    Sewing, Knitting & Textiles

    718 Main St

    Adults, Kids

    Learn to sew or improve your techniques with our wide range of classes offered at our retail store in Evanston, IL.

    Vogue Fabrics, 718 Main St in Evanston, Illinois, also offers seasonal workshops & special events.
    Join the email list or download a PDF at the link above.

    The Wine Goddess:

    All Things Wine

    702 Main St

    Adults only

    The Wine Goddess promises a fresh, felicitous take on the grape and its noblest derivative: WINE!


    We offer a wide variety of classes at our Evanston store. From Wine 101 to Wines of France to Conquering the Restaurant Wine List. We also host LIVE MUSIC, and some of the hottest tickets in town. Classes and events often sell out, so buy your tix early and often!

    Zen Shiatsu Chicago:

    Shiatsu Massage

    825A Chicago Ave

    Adults only

    Since 1988, Zen Shiatsu Chicago has set the standard for professional shiatsu education in Illinois. Our school offers a complete Shiatsu Certification Program qualifying graduates for the credentials required for legal practice, as well as Continuing Education for Massage Therapy and other professions.


    Students receive personal attention and mentorship from our experienced faculty throughout the course of the program. We strive to provide meaningful learning opportunities for our students, including social outreach and exposure to integrative medical approaches. Graduates are confident, professional and capable of integrating themselves into any clinical environment.

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