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Final Thursday Night Live Concert & Block Party on August 22!

Final Thursday Night Live Concert & Block Party on August 22!

Celebrate the near-end of summer at Downtown Evanston's final Thursday Night Live concert and Block Party. Enjoy music by Chicago-based New Olreans brass band, High Hat Second Line Band along with beer from kids art activities by One River School of Art & Design, fun giveaways from sponsors Byline Bank, Industrious Evanston, free adjustments from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, and delicious beer from Smylie Brothers. Music starts at 7pm! 

Orrington Ave. will be closed to vehicles between Davis St. and Grove St. from 6pm to 10pm. 

Where: Fountain Square Plaza, intersection of Davis and Sherman
When: Thursday, August 22, 7-9pm
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One River School Leads Tour of Painted Utility Boxes on August 22

One River School Leads Tour of Painted Utility Boxes on August 22

Throughout the summer, One River School painted 14 utility boxes in downtown Evanston. Designs by artist Humberto Saldana and painted by students in the One River School Street Art Summer camp. 

Take a walking tour of the boxes on August 22, 6-9pm. PIck up a map of the locations at Fountain Square and enjoy a stroll throughout downtown before the final Thursday Night Live Block Party! 

Where: Fountain Square | Intersection of Sherman & Davis
When: Thursday, August 22
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Evanston History Center "A Night at the Blind Pig Speakeasy" on August 24

Evanston History Center "A Night at the Blind Pig Speakeasy" on August 24

Celebrate with the Evanston History Center at their annual gala, this year titled “A Night at the Blind Pig Speakeasy” on Saturday, August 24. Don’t miss a fabulous evening of 1920s style signature cocktails, speakeasy-inspired cuisine, live music by The Fat Babies jazz band, and special performances throughout the evening!

Where: Evanston History Center | 225 Greenwood Street
When: Saturday, August 24, 7-10pm
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SPENGA Hosts Back-to-School Events August 26-2-30

SPENGA Hosts Back-to-School Events August 26-2-30

Kids are back in school--treat yourself to some YOU time at SPENGA this week! Check out these special events taking place! 

Monday, 8/26 (after 9:30am class): Moms, Mimosas & Beauty Counter 

Tuesday, 8/27, 9-11am: Aligned Modern Health Pop-Up with free chair massages, ear seed treatments and consultations

Wednesday, 8/28, 7:15am-1pm: HiLove Travel Pop-Up will have recycled, cute bags available

Thursday, 8/29: Roden + Fields Pop-Up from 5-7:30pm and MELT Method with Mishra Keller

Friday, 8/30, 9am - 1pm: Barology will have samples and sell delicious bars

Plus,  all week you can enjoy 30% off all retail (auto-pay members get an additional 10% off) and Tiem Spin/Athletic Shoes orders. 

Where: SPENGA | 1026 Davis St.
When: August 26-30
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Gather Hosts "Parents Night Out" on August 30

Gather Hosts "Parents Night Out" on August 30

Drop the kiddos (ages 3 to 8 years) off at Gather and enjoy a night out in Evanston! Kids will have pizza, organized play, make some art, and enjoy a special storytime!

$30 per child | $15 each additional 
Members get a 20% discount

Where: Gather | 602 Davis Street
When: Friday, August 30, 5:30-8:30pm
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Sign Up for Ayla's Originals Kids Beading Camp in August

Sign Up for Ayla's Originals Kids Beading Camp in August

Looking for some fun activity for your kids this August? We have the perfect solution: Kids Beading Camp. Sign up for as many days as you want! Every day we will have a new project for your kids. Kids love to be creative!

All materials included with instruction, $45 per session for a 2-hour class (10am-noon). Sign up for one or drop in for all! Each session is something different! Call 847.328.4040 to register.

 

Where: Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.
When: August
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Prairie Moon Offers 15% Off Lunch for Evanston Employees in August

Prairie Moon Offers 15% Off Lunch for Evanston Employees in August

Prairie Moon has launched a new lunch menu and is offering 15% off to people that work in Evanston throughout the month of August! 

Where: Prairie Moon | 1635 Chicago Ave.
When: Thru August 31
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FreshLens Chicago Photo Exhibit at The Saw Room thru August 31

FreshLens Chicago Photo Exhibit at The Saw Room thru August 31

Stop in The Saw Room at the Alley Gallery to view photos by students participating in FreshLens Chicago. FreshLens Chicago's mission is to provide educational arts programming to high school students from under-resourced areas of the city by giving them an opportunity to gain confidence through the vehicle of photography. As they develop individual growth, team building, good work habits, and responsibility, these students create exceptional photographic work.

Where: The Saw Room at the Alley Gallery | 1712 Sherman Ave. (rear)
When: Thru August 31
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Blick Hosts Free Demos & Workshops throughout August!

Blick Hosts Free Demos & Workshops throughout August!

If you haven't already, stop by the renovated Blick store in downtown Evanston to check out the new offerings including the Try-It Bar offering free demos and workshops ranging from pastel portraits to brush lettering to canvas stretching and more!

Where: Blick Evanston | 1755 Maple Ave.
When: August
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