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


    Evanston Arts & Craft Beverage Crawl 2022

    May 19

    Multiple Locations


    Evanston Made artists pop up one-night-only art exhibits while you taste Sketchbook beer, FEW Spirits and Kombucha Brava, craft beverages all made right here in the neighborhood. Arts & Crafts the grown-up way.


    Ticket price covers three hours of inspiring local art, delicious MDM boozy beverages and fun food pairings, a goody bag, some live entertainment along the way, and our undying gratitude!


    One hundred percent of profits will benefit Evanston Made.

    Annual State of the 

    City Address

    May 20

    11:30 Lunch, 12:15 Program


    619 Howard St


    Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on Friday 5/20 at PALMHOUSE for the annual Mayor’s State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Daniel Biss. This will be the first State of the City address given by Mayor Biss since being sworn in as Mayor of Evanston in May of 2021.


    Biryani Banquet

    May 22




    Join us for a live, interactive cooking experience via Zoom!


    With step-by-step guidance from Inspired Indian founder Kalpana, you'll prep and cook a 3-course meal serving 4 to 5, including a Hyderabadi Biryani, Cumin Roasted Potatoes, and Cucumber Raita.


    Each registration includes pre-measured spices for each dish (with complimentary nationwide shipping), one Zoom link, and a fun, informative cooking experience!


    First Saturdays!

    June 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


    "Plant Parenthood"

    with the Cultivate Plant Nerds

    June 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!)


    Finish Line Celebration

    June 12

    Rainbows for All Children

    614 Dempster St


    Get your miles for charity in from May 1-June 12, then celebrate the final mile with Rainbows friends and family! We'll meet at the Rainbows office in Evanston, walk to the lake, then celebrate across the street.


    Timeline of Events:

    ​11am- Meet at Rainbows HQ

    11:30am- Walk the Final Mile to Lake Michigan!

    12pm- Finish Line Celebration continues with a live DJ, food trucks, games, photo ops, and more!


    at Booked! 

    First Friday / 3rd Tuesdays



    506 Main St


    Eli is very, very excited to finally unveil his spring project: an LGBTQ+ bookclub for 6th-9th graders! QueerLit will read books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and/or narratives specific to the LGBTQ+ community.

    At our bi-monthly meetings Eli (Booked's GM) will facilitate a discussion of the current book's themes. We will ask and answer each other's questions that came up while reading and every month wrap up with the same prompts:

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