Support your local community by participating in these virtual or safely socially distanced events.


    First Saturdays!

    February 4

    CLICK HERE to see exhibits, events and details


    First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community, at openings and events across Evanston. Build your art-filled day using the event listing below (all have different times and locations) and the Google Map

    Charlie Chaplin's

    "The Kid" w/ Live Organ

    February 4


    St Luke's Episcopal Church

    939 Hinman Ave


    Experience Charlie Chaplin's The Kid with live improvised accompaniment! Renowned theater organist Jay Warren will be at the mighty Opus 327 Skinner pipe organ to accompany the original 1921 silent film, just as it was done in 1921!

    CELEBRATION: Congratulations Rep. Gabel!

    February 4


    Levy Center

    300 Dodge Ave


    Representative Robyn Gabel was named Majority Leader of the Illinois House! This is the number two spot in the chamber, one that brings with it a top role in shaping policy decisions for the whole state, and a giant (and well-deserved) recognition of Robyn's tremendous effectiveness and track record as a legislator.


    I'm writing to invite you to a community-wide celebration of this great achievement -- please join us as we congratulate Leader Gabel and wish her well on this next journey.


    "Plant Parenthood"

    with the Cultivate Plant Nerds

    February 5


    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St


    Join Cultivate's very own Lee for this lecture format class designed to instill the confidence and knowledge you need to to cultivate your own green oasis at home!

    During the workshop, we will discuss plant care fundamentals - including proper light and where to find it, watering techniques, regulating humidity, and how to adjust care when you observe unwelcome changes. Everything a new plant parent needs to succeed!


    We offer 15% off your purchases on the day of your workshop.


    Our workshops are all BYOB and BYOF (Bring your own friends!)

    LIVE COOKING CLASS "Biryani Banquet"

    February 5


    Inspired Indian Cooking

    814 Dempster St


    In this hands-on class led by Inspired Indian Cooking owner Kalpana Waikar, you'll work in teams to make Hyderabadi Biryani, a festive layered dish loaded with spiced chicken, caramelized onions, and flavorful Basmati rice, along with Jeera Aloo (cumin potatoes), and Cucumber Raita (savory spiced yogurt).


    Includes house-made welcome cocktail/mocktail, snacks, dessert, and masala chai.


    *vegetarian option with tofu available; please email hello@inspiredindiancooking.com to confirm.

    Valentine's Card Maker / Mixer / Fundraiser

    February 9


    Sketchbook Evanston

    821 Chicago Ave




    Join the Rainbows for All Children staff, boards, and friends for a casual night at Sketchbook Brewing in Evanston! This event is child friendly, so bring the whole family!


    We will mingle and create Valentine's cards to distribute to local Rainbows groups.

    Valentine's Day Jewelry Event

    February 11


    YWCA Crowded Closet

    820 Dempster St


    New Jewelry Showcase, plus cookies and chocolates!


    100% of profits from Crowded Closet support YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s

    domestic violence and economic advancement programs, helping hundreds of

    women and children throughout northeastern Cook County

    Get Down for Good Dance Party! Feb to benefit Evanston Pride

    February 22


    Evanston POUR

    528 Dempster St


    Please join Evanston Made+Pour every Second Wednesday in 2023 to get DOWN for a good cause!


    Come dance, mingle, and support an Evanston based non-profit with your $5 donation at the door.


    Each month, Evanston Made+Pour will throw a dance party for a local nonporfit organization, who will receive 100% of the Door Donations!


    February Get Down benefits Evanston Pride!

    LIVE COOKING CLASS: "Indian Street Food"

    February 22


    Evanston POUR

    528 Dempster St


    In this hand's-on class (followed by a sit-down meal) led by Inspired Indian owner Kalpana, you'll learn how to make:

    • Samosa - traditional potato and pea filling with a non-traditional (but much easier!) crust.
    • Tandoori Chicken Kathi Rolls - an Indian "burrito", if you will, consisting of a flaky paratha wrapped around tandoori chicken kebabs*.
    • Tamarind & Cilantro Chutneys - to accompany the meal

    Includes house-made welcome cocktail/mocktail, snacks, dessert, and masala chai.


    *vegetarian option with tofu available; please email hello@inspiredindiancooking.com to confirm.

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