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    FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    Guide to Evanston and Northwestern Events

    February 1-29, 2020

    Evanston, IL

    February is Black History Month! Celebrate at a variety of community events in Evanston, including a "Maya’s Last Poem" stage reading on Fri., Feb. 7; "Black History Makers Up Close" conversation on Mon., Feb. 10; and "Legends of R&B," a soul-stirring concert celebrating Aretha, Etta and Luther on Sun., Feb. 23.

    FUNDRAISER

    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    February 25, 2020

    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.

     

    FEBRUARY - ETHS HOSA

    JANUARY - Jump for Joy

     

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

    DISCUSSION GROUP

    Poetry, Storytelling & Art

    February 28, 2020

    7:00pm-9:00pm

    Divine Creative Synergy

    707 Chicago Ave

    Join us for an evening of sharing stories, poetry and art. Read your own work, or from your favorite author, or just come to listen.

    LIVE MUSIC

    A Time Travel Piano Trio Adventure at the Musical Offering

    February 28, 2020

    7:30pm-9:30pm

    The Musical Offering

    743 Custer St

    Germaine Tailleferre, a female composer active during the early-mid 20th Century, was inspired by the recent collaboration between Ursa Ensemble and her dear friend, Jean Cocteau (director, author, filmmaker, party-planner-extraordeinare). If you attended “Meet Les Six” last year, you know what I’m talking about. Ms. Tailleferre too has recently learned to navigate the realm of time travel, and she plans to join Ursa Ensemble to introduce and premier her Piano Trio. Join us for this night of dimension-bending music and entertainment!

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    Closing Reception:

    Black Evanstonian War Veterans Exhibit

    February 29, 2020

    4:00pm-6:00pm

    Evanston Public Library

    Main Branch

    1703 Orrington Ave

    The Library will host a closing reception in honor of the VFW exhibit of Black Evanstonian war veterans. The exhibit is currently displayed on the library's second floor landing. This exhibit is the first time Evanston has displayed an exhibit featuring Black, local veterans of foreign wars and particularly focuses on the legacy of Tech Sargeant William B. Snell, the first Black Evanstonian to die in North Africa during WWII.

     

    The reception will be on Saturday, February 29, from 4 - 6 pm in Main Library's Community Meeting Room. Anyone is welcome to attend, especially active military personnel or community members interested in Black history and the legacy of VFW Post 7186.

     

    VFW Post 7186 encourages any veterans, of any age or gender, to get involved with their events and organization to learn about what services are available to local veterans.The post was chartered in 1946 and traces its roots back to the Spanish-American War.

    LIVE MUSIC

    Part-Time Lovers at The Wine Goddess

    February 29, 2020

    8:00pm-10:00pm

    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    Part-Time Lovers are Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd and Justin Roberts, who, to use their own words, are "a fly-by-the-seat-of-our-parachute-pants, '80s covers power-trio that plays the songs of over 100 different artists from 'the decade which made the movie Wall Street possible.' And I won't exactly say that we're unorthodox for the tribute band milieu, but... if you don't like kazoos, we probably have nothing further to discuss."

    For their upcoming show at The Wine Goddess, we promised we'd move the furniture out of the way so we can DANCE: this a band you wouldn't want to see sitting down. As for the Feb 29th show, guitarist Liam Davis writes: “Remember wine in the 80’s? Of course you don’t. We can tell you, it was smeh-tacular...but the music! Surely you remember the music. Thanks to The Wine Goddess, Part-Time Lovers can bring you the best of both — plenty of Hall & Oates; No Bartles & Jaymes.”

    PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION

    Evanston Lumber

    talks Decks

    March 5

    9:30am-12:30pm

    Evanston Ecology Center

    2024 McCormick Blvd

    Finally ready to put in a deck at home? Start the process at this free event.
     

    Join Evanston Lumber at the Evanston Ecology Center for a look at what's new with TimberTech Decking and Azek Building Products. Meet with their experts over breakfast for a new product demonstration and Q&A. Plus, stick around for an American Institute of Architects presentation.

    • 9:30am - 11:00am Contractor/Architect Product Demonstration Breakfast

    • 11:30am - 12:30pm AIA Presentation

    Please RSVP by February 28th to Morgan Downs at morgand@evanstonlumber.com.

    DIY WORKSHOP

    Terrarium Building Workshop

    March 8, 2020

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St

    Spark a brand-new passion: Learn how to design, build, and care for your very own terrarium. Do you get to take your new terrarium home with you? You betcha! Not only do you get to learn how to create beautiful treasures- you get to take them home, too! You'll have gained new knowledge and insight, and possibly a favorite new hobby! All materials are provided. BYOB if you feel like sipping while you create!

    LIVE MUSIC FUNDRAISER

    "Rock for Rainbows"

    March 8, 2020

    1:00pm-3:00pm

    Evanston SPACE

    1245 Chicago Ave

     

    JOIN US FOR THIS SECOND ANNUAL ALL-AGES EVENT!


    Featuring a Battle of the Bands between Schools of Rock Highwood & Evanston, as well as other bands from the area!


    $12 GENERAL ADMISSION ($10/Students with ID)

    $35 VIP / BACKSTAGE PASS

    STAND UP COMEDY

    Whiskey and Laughs at Few Spirits

    March 13, 2020

    7:00pm

    Few Spirits

    918 Chicago Ave

    Seestandup.com has partnered with FEW Spirits for this event. Stomach crunching LAUGHTER and Whiskey is guaranteed.

    The second Friday of each month December through March from 7pm-9:30pm we transform our Distillery tasting room into a gathering place for crafted cocktails, live comedy and fun.
    All comedians are professional and will appear at one of the following- Comedy Central, Def Comedy, Comicview, Zanies, Laugh Factory, and House of Blues.

    BEHIND THE SCENES

    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    March 14, 2020

    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

    MUSIC WORKSHOP

    Rock 101 at

    School of Rock Evanston

    March 15, 2020

    3:00pm-5:00pm

    School of Rock Evanston

    1311 Sherman Ave

    Don't want them to sit in front of *another* screen? The Rock 101 Workshop is perfect for a beginning student with some musical experience or for the student who has never touched an instrument.

    In this 2-hour workshop, students will be introduced to the basics of each instrument in a rock band, and then will be instructed on how to play through a song. Songs in the Rock 101 Workshop are chosen to highlight the foundations of rock music so the students can take home a working knowledge of the song.

    Curriculum for Rock 101 is made up of *the* most classic of classic rock with songs by AC/DC, Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, The Ramones, The Beatles, and many more.

    Recommended for ages 7-11.

    EVENTS THAT OCCUR WEEKLY & MONTHLY

    Subject to change -- please check these business' website to confirm your event is happening!

    So many of our businesses have regular weekly and monthly events that we don't include them on this list. CLICK HERE to see a calendar listing.

    IN-STORE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

    If the future of retail is in experience-building, the Mile is a leading edge community! So many of our shops have classes and workshops where you can learn, and then take home everything you need to keep things going! CLICK HERE to see a list of businesses offering classes and workshops.

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