• COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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

    EVANSTON'S ANNUAL JUNETEENTH PARADE

    The Annual Juneteenth Parade registration form is now available!

     

    Register your walking group, car or float in the parade here:

    https://bit.ly/2QFQLt1

     

    For sponsorship details visit: https://www.kemonehendricks.com/juneteenth-celebrations or email evanstonpresentandfuture@gmail.com

     

    To donate use this link:

    https://bit.ly/3ajulom

     

    Juneteenth Parade Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1186785445087506/

    SKETCHBOOK JUNETEENTH

    CONCERT & FUNDRAISER

    June 19

    5:00pm and 7:00pm sets

    Sketchbook Skokie Tap Room

    4901 Main St

     

    Jazz trumpeter Corey Wilkes and ensemble will present two free concert sets. Tap Room reservations strongly recommended.

     

    Sketchbook's special Juneteenth FREEDOMISH beer (saison with hibiscus and orange peel) will be on sale and the Soul & Smoke food truck will be in the house.

     

    100% of profits from sales of FREEDOMISH will be donated to Skokie United and Evanston Present & Future.

    Beach Cleanup (organized by

    North Shore Vibe)

    June 20

    See Below for Locations

     

    6/20 - Lee St Beach

     

    Join North Shore Vibe for an Evanston beach cleanup at South Boulevard beach. North Shore Vibe is working to remove 20,000 pieces of trash from our beloved shoreline during 2021 and we would love to partner with you in that effort. We will provide the supplies for the cleanup and look forward to meeting you in person.

    Langford & Timms at the Custer Oasis

    June 20

    4:00pm-6:00pm

    Custer Oasis at 700 Main St

    TICKETS

     

    Sally Timms and Jon Langford are members of the legendary British punk band the mekons who relocated to the Midwest in the early 90s where they have continued to indulge in artistic experimentation and various hedonistic pursuits.

     

    Please note that due to Covid, we're selling tables instead of individual seats. So grab some pals and create your pod!

     

    Pre-order your Wine Goddess cheese board and/or charcuterie board for snacks during the show--and book a table at Trattoria DOC for after the concert: 847-475-9111 (they'll be the only Custer Oasis restaurant open for service after the "Sundays at The Oasis" Live Music sessions).

    EVANSTON PRIDE

    CELEBRATION:

    "Proud to Be"

    June 26

    Multiple Locations

     

    WAYS TO PARTICIPATE & PLANNED EVENTS:

    • Decorate your home or business in Pride Colors
    • 1pm: Youth Car Parade 
    • 3pm: Community Picnic
    • 7pm: Candle Lighting Ceremony & Remembrance

    NOIR D'EBENE PRESENTS

    Yardbird & Ocean

    June 28th

    Times TBD

    1309 Chicago Ave

     

    Noir d’Ébène presents
    Yardbird and the Ocean (on the grill) SAVE THE DATE and watch for more details

    EVANSTON MADE

    First Saturday

    Art Events

    July 3

    Multiple Locations

    STROLLING EVENT

     

    On the First Saturday of the month galleries in Evanston plan their art openings. And other food/beverage/retail and non traditional venues plan their special events to take place on First Saturday as well.

     

    Look for the heart sticker above in the window of galleries and other spaces in town. When you see it you know that the establishment participates in First Saturdays Evanston Art Events.

    EVANSTON MADE MAKER'S MARKET

    July 3

    1801 Maple Garage

    SEE VENDOR LIST

    RESERVE A TIMED TICKET

     

    Maker's Markets take place May - October, on the 5th Floor of the Maple Ave. Parking Garage in Downtown Evanston, the First Saturday of each month, 12-5p. Sign up to sell your goods or buy timed tickets to shop!

    Space x Sketchbook

    Concert Series

    July 9-11

    Sketchbook Skokie Tap Room

    4901 Main St

    TICKETS

     

    Space x Sketchbook Brewing Company present a weekend of socially distanced outdoor concerts at Sketchbook's Skokie location. Enjoy craft beer, local fare from food trucks, and performances from beloved Chicago artists The Flat Five Chicago, Split Single, and Jon Langford + His Fancy Men feat. Sally Timms.

    RECORD STORE DAY at Squeezebox

    (Drop #1)

    July 17

    743 Main St

    Doors Open at 10am

     

    Find the list of drops HERE, but know that Squeezebox makes their own decisions about which items to purchase. To talk RSD, email Tim@squeezeboxbooks.com

     

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