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Capture the Beauty of Evanston's Urban Forest in the First-ever "I Heart Evanston Trees" Art Contest

Posted in Arts, Forestry, Sustainability, Trees

The City of Evanston’s Forestry Division invites community members to celebrate and support Evanston trees by participating in the

Evanston Mayor Tisdahl to Present Award for the Arts at "Bright Night for the Arts" October 9

Community members are invited to attend “A Bright Night for the Arts,” the unique inaugural celebration of the Evanston

Evanston Arts Center Withdraws Loan Request to City

The Arts Center withdrew its loan request to the City this afternoon. The Arts Center has obtained the needed financing

You're Invited to Attend the "Expressions from the Heart" Opening Reception Oct. 10

Local community members are encouraged to attend the “Expressions from the Heart” opening reception to celebrate artists with disabilities

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 20 at the Robert Crown Center

Posted in Events

Evanston community members are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a free event featuring live music, art, food,

New Art Exhibit by Chute Middle School on Display at Morton Civic Center Beginning September 8

Beginning Monday, September 8, community members are invited to view Chute Middle School’s “Inside Out Project” public art display

'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Will Transform Sherman Avenue into a Block Party

Posted in special events

The Evanston’s ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party will be turning Sherman Avenue into a great place for the

Children Invited to Audition for "The Hobbit" Sept. 2, 4

Posted in performing arts

Children age eight through eighth grade are invited to audition for Evanston Children’s Theatre’s next production, The Hobbit. Auditions

"Sight Unseen" Exhibition Opens September 10

The new art exhibition, “Sight Unseen,” will be on display in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center First Floor Gallery

Enjoy Live Mariachi, Folkloric Dance and More at "Jalisco en Evanston" August 28

Posted in arts and entertainment, Cultural Arts

The City of Evanston and the Federation of Hometown Associations from the State of Jalisco, Mexico (also known as

Enjoy Evanston's Biggest Block Party Ever, "Streets Alive!," on Main Street September 7

Posted in arts and entertainment, community, Events, recreation, Sustainability

Evanston community members are invited to enjoy a mile of food, music, activities and open space during the City’s

Studio Spaces Available at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Lease applications are currently being accepted for four studio spaces in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, located at 927

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival Arrives at Centennial Park August 2-3

Community members are encouraged to attend the 42nd annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday,

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Adds Indoor Venue to Upcoming Production of "Romeo and Juliet"

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Muse of Fire, Theatre

Now in its sixth season of producing free outdoor Shakespeare, Muse of Fire Theatre Company is taking big strides

"Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story" Hits the Stage at Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre August 9-24

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s final play of the 2014 Summer Season, “Why Not Me? A

Evanston Youth Invited to Premiere Film Work at Starlight Movie Series

The City of Evanston invites local youth ages 21 and younger to submit their locally-made, short films to be

Young Local Artists Encouraged to Sell Their Work at the Lakeshore Arts Festival

Local artists, crafters and makers ages 13 to 21 are invited to participate in the City’s second annual GOALed

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Celebrates in a New Location July 19-20

Enjoy the sounds, tastes and aromas of other cultures and distant continents at the 29th annual Evanston Ethnic Arts

Follow Story of "Gee's Bend" Quilters July 12-27

Posted in arts, theatre

JULY 24 UPDATE: "Gee's Bend" must close July 27; there will be no extension. Buy tickets to the final two performances

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Gala July 12

On Saturday, July 12, community members are invited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre at the Noyes

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Extends "Having Our Say..." July 5-6

Posted in arts and entertainment

Due to the strong demand for tickets, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre (FJT) has added two shows to the end of the

Enjoy Upcoming Independence Day Parade, Fireworks and Activities

Posted in Fourth of July, Independence Day

The Evanston Fourth of July Association is planning a terrific Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 4, with fun, healthy

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Opens Sixth Season with "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" July 5

Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer! Starting with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Muse of Fire Theatre Company begins

"Intimation" Opening Artist Reception July 13

Updated: June 27, 2014 at 9:11 a.m. The new art exhibition, “Intimation,” will be on display in the Noyes

Dance, Enjoy Live Music, and Be Featured on WGN TV June 26

Posted in Downtown Evanston, Events

Start your morning with a twist on Thursday, June 26, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., as WGN Morning News

Food Truck Fest & Live Music July 15 at Brummel Park

Posted in arts and entertainment

The City of Evanston’s annual Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert comes to Brummel Park on Tuesday, July 15

Starlight Concert Series Kicks Off June 10

The City of Evanston’s 2014 Starlight Concert Series kicks off on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. with a

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Kicks Off 2014 Summer Season with "Having Our Say..." June 14-29

Posted in Arts, Arts and Entertainment, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, theatre

Tickets are now on sale for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre’s 2014 Summer Season, which opens June 14-29 with Having Our Say:

2014 Evanston Preservation and Design Awards Announced

Posted in preservation, Preservation & Design Awards

The 2014 Evanston Preservation and Design Awards were announced at the May 27 City Council meeting. The annual awards

Fifth Annual District 65-202 Art Exhibit on Display at Morton Civic Center Through May 28

Community members are invited to view the Fifth Annual District 65-202 Art Exhibit on the Second Floor of the

Local Chef Vies for Top Honors in National Culinary Competition

Posted in Evanston economic development

Lauded for her flexitarian food and eclectic flavors, Found Executive Chef Nicole Pederson received a major nod in the

City of Evanston Introduces New Twitter Account, @CityofEvanston2

Evanston is buzzing with conversation surrounding new businesses, theatre performances and community meetings. To help differentiate between general news

Koi Evanston Receives 2013 Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge has been named the recipient of the 2013 Arts & Business Committee Leadership

2014 Cultural Fund Grant Program Application Due Feb. 14

The 2014 Cultural Fund Grant Program guidelines and application form is now online. Evanston not-for-profit arts organizations whose primary

Day of Celebration Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through music, dance

The Top 12 Evanston Social Media Stories of 2013

Evanston Races Against Hate More than 5,000 runners, 60 sponsors and 300 volunteers participated in the 2013 Ricky Byrdsong

Summer Camp Guide Now Available Online

Posted in arts, ecology, recreation, sports, summer camps

The City of Evanston's 2014 Summer Camp Guide is now posted online at www.cityofevanston.org/summercamps, so parents can begin reviewing summer

"Merry Kwanzaa" on Stage December 26

Posted in arts and entertainment

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will present "Merry Kwanzaa," award-winning playwright Gloria Bond Clunie’s play about four generations learning the meaning

Evanston Children's Theatre presents "The Neverending Story"

Posted in arts and entertainment, recreation, theatre

Evanston Children's Theatre will perform "The Neverending Story" the weekend of November 22-24, 2013, at the Levy Senior Center,

City of Evanston Appoints New Cultural Arts Coordinator

Posted in Cultural Arts

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has announced the appointment of Jennifer Lasik as the City’s new Cultural Arts Coordinator. This

Halloween Events!

Posted in events, Halloween, parks, recreation

It’s the season for tricks and treats, candy and costumes, and pumpkins and pumpkin pie. The closer we get

Backstage Evanston Showcases Performing Arts Companies

Posted in arts and entertainment, special events

Fifteen performing arts groups will offer sneak peeks and discounted tickets! The fourth annual Backstage Evanston showcases an exciting

2013 Green Living Festival to Focus on Saving the Urban Forest

Posted in Sustainability

The 2013 Evanston Green Living Festival has a pressing theme—“Preserving & Protecting the Urban Forest”—in a year when City

'Kits and 'Cats Week - Go Wild! Set for September 16-21

Posted in special events

With the dawn of a new academic year on the horizon, Northwestern University and the City of Evanston will

Shared Streets Evanston Event Closes Dempster Street September 1 for Gala Activities

Enjoy Dempster Street like never before from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 by attending the Shared Streets Evanston

American Craft Exposition to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research August 23-25

The American Craft Exposition is sponsored by the Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals and

Fall "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Posted in ecology, Evanston Life, parks, recreation

The Fall 2013 issue of Evanston Life is now available online. Printed copies were delivered to the Evanston post

Tin Can Collection Sustainability Project for CommUNITY Picnic

Come join us at the CommUNITY Picnic on Sunday, August 25 from noon to 5:00 p.m. in Ingraham Park,

City-sponsored Summer Photo Contest Set for August 10

The City of Evanston will be holding its second summer photo contest August 10, 2013. The city invites local professional

Starlight Movie Series Kicks Off August 7 at Harbert Park

The City of Evanston's Cultural Arts Division will once again offer free movies in the park on select Wednesdays and

Top 13 Things to Do This Weekend in Evanston

Posted in arts, ecology, festivals, recreation, theatre

There's so much to do in Evanston on August 3 and 4 that you will have to pick and choose

El Salvador's National Artist Fernando Llort at EPL August 8

Come meet world-renowned Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort as he discusses and exhibits his work. Considered "El Salvador's National Artist,"

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's "Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies - The Remix!" Opens August 10

Posted in arts and entertainment

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's fourth and final main stage play of their Summer 2013 season is Big Butt Girls and Other

Starlight Concert at Twiggs Park with South Boulevard Band & Food Trucks August 8

Evanston free music series to combine live music with food trucks on August 8 to rock Twiggs Park with

Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival Brings Fine Art to Dawes Park

Posted in arts and entertainment

The 41st annual Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival, one of the longest-running juried art fairs on the North Shore, will

Ethnic Arts Festival Transforms Evanston Lakefront into Global Village July 20-21

Experience the sounds, tastes, colors, and aromas of other cultures and distant continents at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival,

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's "Going to St. Ives" Opens July 20

Posted in arts and entertainment

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present the main stage play, “Going to St. Ives,” weekends from July 20 through August 4 at

Free Performances of "The Taming of the Shrew" Begin August 3

Posted in Arts and Entertainment

On August 3, Muse of Fire Theatre Company will open its fifth anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the

Support the Annual CommUNITY Picnic by Donating Today

On August 25, the City of Evanston will host the annual Evanston CommUNITY Picnic - a free event of community,

Food Truck Fest & Live Music July 25 at Brummel Park

The City of Evanston’s annual Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert comes to Brummel Park on Thursday, July 25

Free Performances of "Dreadlocks and the Three Bears" July 20 - August 3

Posted in arts and entertainment

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium are collaborating to present free performances of the original play, “Dreadlocks and the

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's "Woza Albert!" Satirizes Apartheid in South Africa

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents the play, “Woza Albert!,” weekends from June 29 through July 14 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Celebrate 150 years of Evanston with "Its Thursday, Let's Dance! "

Now in its fourteenth year, It's Thursday, Let’s Dance! will be heating up downtown Evanston on six Thursday nights:

Starlight Concert Series Kicks Off June 13

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound will open the City of Evanston’s 2013 Starlight Concert Series with a free 7:30 p.m.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's "For Colored Girls..." Opens June 8

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

The Sat., June 22 performance of "For Colored Girls..." is sold out! Tickets are going fast for the final

"Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places" Book Launch June 27

Celebrate the launch of our new book featuring the best of Evanston’s oldest and newest places. 6:30 p.m., Thursday,

"Evanston: A Tour Through the City's History" Book Launch June 26

The Evanston History Center announces the publication of Evanston: A Tour Through the City’s History by Margery Blair Perkins.

Recreation Huddle to Imagine Future of Recreation & Leisure

Posted in arts and entertainment, leisure, recreation

What should Evanston’s recreation scene look like in five or ten years? What new programs could be added and

Auditions Scheduled for Summer Productions

Posted in arts, music, recreation, theatre

The City of Evanston's Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Evanston Children's Theatre will hold auditions in mid-June for 2013 summer performances. Young

Evanston Green Ball to Raise Funds for Ecology Center May 31

Posted in ecology center, events, Sustainability

The Evanston Environmental Association has announced that "Jonas Friddle and The Majority" will headline the 2013 Evanston Green Ball, Evanston's

"Skate Through the Day" Ice Show, May 17-19

Posted in recreation

 Hundreds of Robert Crown Center's figure skating school students and professionals will perform to music as it relates to

Tickets Available Now for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Summertime Season

Posted in arts and entertainment, theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has announced that tickets are now on sale for its "Summertime 2013 Season," which includes four main stage

Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" April 28-29

Muse of Fire Theatre Company concludes its Spring Staged Reading Series with one of Shakespeare's least produced comedies, All's

Evanston History Center's Mother's Day House Walk May 12

Join us in celebrating 38 years of Evanston’s history and architecture! In the 38 years since its inception, the

"Shared Streets" Community Meeting April 30

Evanston150's Walk 'n' Roll group is hosting a community meeting with local alderman to gather input on "Shared Streets."

Evanston 4th of July Association to Hold Public Meeting April 29

The Evanston 4th of July Association and the City of Evanston will be holding a community meeting to gather

Call for Nominations for 2013 Preservation and Design Awards

The City of Evanston is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Preservation and Design Awards from property owners, architects,

Bach Week Festival April 19, 21 & May 5

A rite of spring in the Chicagoland area, the Evanston-based  Bach Week Festival was founded in 1974 by Karel

Road Map to the Arts in Evanston Outlined to City Council

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council have been collaborating since last year

"Roadmap" for the Arts to Be Presented at City Council

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council have been collaborating since last year

Artists Invited to Apply for 2013 Arts Festivals

Posted in Evanston arts festivals

Artists who would like to show and sell their artwork at the City of Evanston's major lakefront summer festivals

Women's History Month Luncheon March 30

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

In honor of Women’s History Month, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will host a Women’s Day Luncheon from

Reeltime Films Screening of "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" Mar 13

Percolator Films is pleased to present this pre-broadcast preview in collaboration with ITVS Community Cinema, Independent Lens, and WTTW.

New "Evanston Life" Magazine Now Online

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Evanston Life! Over the past several years, the Highlights newsletter and the Arts

Mayor's State of the City Address March 8, Registration Still Open

Please join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce on March 8 to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl, Mayor of

"Fools Tango" Opens at Noyes March 1

Fools Tango opens March 1 at Theatre Zarko, located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Michael

Evanston Symphony Orchestra: Slavic Favorites March 3

Music of Glinka, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky. 2:30 p.m., Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, NU. The pomp and pageantry of Imperial Russia

Artists Reception: "Taking Chances" Exhibition at Noyes Gallery

Posted in arts and entertainment

A reception will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the Noyes Gallery to

Mayor's Award for the Arts Winners Announced

Posted in arts

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced the recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Award for the Arts. The Mayor’s Award

Former Evanston Mayor Morton's Portrait to be Unveiled February 25

The public is invited to celebrate the unveiling of the Honorable Lorraine H. Morton's portrait by Evanston artist Richard

The Autobarn Ltd. of Evanston Named Leadership Award Winner

The Autobarn Ltd. of Evanston has been named the recipient of the 2012 Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award.

"Evanston + Vicinity Biennial Solos" Reception Feb. 24 at Evanston Art Center

On February 24, the Evanston Art Center will kick off an exhibition of three Biennial artists selected by juror Shannon

Evanston Art Center's First Annual Youth Film Festival Set for March 17

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is calling all aspiring young directors, actors, set designers, cinematographers, composers, editors, costume designers,

Ward Eight Nominated by Time Out Chicago's Eat Out Awards

Evanston's very own Ward Eight Bar has been nominated for Time Out Chicago's 2013 Eat Out Awards as "Best

City Seeks Input on Sites for Public Art Project

Evanston is one of ten Chicago communities, and the only one outside of Chicago, participating in the exciting public

Winter Creative Drama Workshop for Kids

The Purple Crayon Players proudly presents Finding Your Name, a Winter Creative Drama Workshop. This workshop is recommended for

ETHS Celebrates 10th Annual Evanston Jazz Festival Feb. 9

Featuring the Chicago Jazz Orchestra in a Tribute to Trumpeter Art Farmer - With Special Guest Artists Trumpeters Randy Brecker

Evanston Theatres Celebrate Black History Month with Dramatic Reading of "Gee's Bend"

Posted in arts, Black History Month, theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Piven Theatre are collaborating to celebrate Black History Month with a dramatic reading of one this

2013 Summer Camp Guide Now Online

Posted in summer camps recreation arts ecology sports

The City of Evanston 2013 Summer Camp Guide is now posted online here. Starting January 14, 2013, printed copies will

Special Event Permit Applications Due Feb. 1

Groups and organizations that wish to hold special events in the City of Evanston will need to submit a

City of Evanston and the National Endowment for the Arts Release Downtown Evanston Performing Arts Study

The City of Evanston and the National Endowment for the Arts have released their study on the performing arts

Evanston History Center Presents "History 101"

Have you ever wondered how Evanston got its name? Would you like to know more about the early founders

2013 Day of Celebration Honoring Dr. King

Posted in special events

Day of Celebration Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center will

Kwanzaa Events in Evanston Dec. 26

 Kwanzaa in Fountain Square Dec. 26 - A "Community Celebration of Kwanzaa" will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,

2013 Cultural Fund Grant Program Application Available

The 2013 Cultural Fund Grant Program guidelines and application form is now online. Evanston not-for-profit arts organizations whose primary

Kwanzaa Celebration at Fountain Square

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Center Kwanzaa

A "Community Celebration of Kwanzaa" will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Fountain Square.

City of Evanston Winter Holiday Closures

The City of Evanston has announced its hours of operation along with its recycling and refuse schedule for Christmas

The Ethnic Sound of Christmas and Chanukah: A World Music Holiday Concert Dec. 16

Take a holiday trip to Europe and other lands when the World Music band, Jutta & the Hi-Dukes ,

Piccolo Theatre Offers Discount Tickets to Residents for its "Bah, Humbug" Production

Piccolo Theatre recognizes how important it is to give back to its community, and offers affordable, quality programming for the

City Working on Options to Replace Unexpected Removal of Mural on Green Bay Rd.

The City of Evanston, through its Public Art Committee, is looking into options to replace the 110-foot mural on

City to Offer All-day Free Parking in Downtown Garages Nov. 16 for Tree Lighting & Holiday Bash

The City of Evanston will be offering all-day free parking in its three downtown self-parking garages for the annual

Farmers' Market Fall Fest on October 27

Besides the gorgeous autumn plants, delicious food and fresh produce available for purchase, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will

Call to Artists for Holiday Bazaar

Posted in special events shopping

Artists are invited to be part of the "Evanston Homegrown Artists Holiday Bazaar," to be held from 3:00 to

October is Arts & Humanities Month

Every day we celebrate the arts, but October is the month to commemorate the arts in a big way.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Announces Auditions for "Merry Kwanzaa"

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will hold an open call for youth age 12 and older and adults for this winter's production

"evanstARTs: creating our cultural vision" A Community Collaboration to Gather Public Input on the Arts in Evanston

The City of Evanston, the Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Arts Council are collaborating to gather public input on

Howard Street Gallery "True North" Opening Sept. 9

Howard Street Gallery invites the public to the opening of Erik DeBat's new show "TRUE NORTH." An opening reception will be held

Evanston Arts Corner: The Musical Offering

The Musical Offering is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their

"The Burn" Photography Exhibition Opens September 13

Posted in Arts

The photography of Jane Fulton Alt will be exhibited in the First Floor Gallery of the Noyes Cultural Arts

This Weekend in Evanston on Video

Chainsaw Dupont took the stage on Saturday, August 25 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center for this year's Summertime

Green Arts Show Reflects More Sustainable Ways of Living

Posted in Arts, Noyes Art Gallery

Citizens’ Greener Evanston’s Fourth Annual Green Arts Show promises to be a lively series of events with artwork juried

Chainsaw Dupont Performs Evanston's Summertime Blues Set

Chainsaw Dupont takes the stage at this year's Summertime Blues Set on August 25 at Evanston’s Noyes Cultural Arts

Evanston Youth Invited to Create Mural

Evanston children, teens and their families are invited to a “Big Draw” to develop imagery for a mural that

Beach hours extended August 11 for meteor viewing

Posted in Parks and Recreation

Evanston residents will have a special opportunity to view the annual Perseid Meteor Shower of shooting stars at Lighthouse

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's Late-Summer Events

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre's summer season is going strong in August, with several performances over the next few weeks.  All performances

Register Now for Teen Improv Workshop

Posted in Arts and Entertainment Parks and Recreation

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and The Second City Training Center are presenting a free two-hour improvisational workshop for teens from 1:00

Food Truck Fest & Starlight Concert - A Big Success

The City of Evanston hosted its second annual Food Truck Fest in the 8th Ward’s Brummel Park Thursday night.

"Truth Be Told" Performances July 21-August 5

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present the one-woman show, "Truth Be Told," from July 21 through August 5, 2012, at the

"Janet and the Beanstalk" Premieres July 14

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Janet and the Beanstalk, by Kara Roseborough, will premiere at the Evanston Ecology Center on Saturday, July 14. The

Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival Energizes Lakefront July 21-22

Posted in Ethnic Arts Festival

Experience the colors, sounds, tastes, and aromas of other cultures and distant continents at the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival,

Vote for "Noah's Playground for Everyone"

Does your family love going to Noah’s Playground for Everyone? If you think this inclusive playground is the best

Mayor Tisdahl Honored at Piven Theatre Workshop Gala

City of Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl was honored at the Piven Theatre Workshop Gala held at the Noyes Cultural

"Home" Opens at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center June 30

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will present the must-see drama, Home, from June 30 through July 15, 2012, at the Noyes Cultural

Arts Camp 30-Year Reunion July 5

Posted in arts camp

After 30 years, it’s time for an Arts Camp reunion! Did you ever attend a City of Evanston Arts

It's Thursday, Let's Dance Will Be Heating Up Downtown Evanston Starting June 21

It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance! in Downtown Evanston Now in its Thirteenth year, It's Thursday, Let’s Dance! will be heating

Waco Brothers Kick-off Starlight Concerts Jun 14 at James Park

Chicago's own Waco Brothers will open the City of Evanston's 2012 Starlight Concert series with a free performance on

Auditions to be Held June 16 for FJT Concert

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre (FJT) is holding a second round of auditions to discover the best gospel singers the City of

"HEAT" Opens June 9 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents Heat, a searing family story that also warms the soul about three generations of African American

2012 Starlight Concert Line-up Features Waco Brothers, ? and the Mysterians, Andre Williams

Chicago's own Waco Brothers will open the City of Evanston's 2012 Starlight Concert series with a free performance on Thursday, June 14, at James

Latin@ Summer Kickoff Event June 9 at EPL

EPL Latin@ presents “Summer Kickoff Open House” at the Main library (1703 Orrington) on Saturday, June 9 from 10

Up in the Tufts of a Truffula Tree: An Outdoor Dr. Seuss Spectacular!

Join us for this free family event to celebrate sunshine, nature, and community through some of Dr. Seuss's greatest stories,

Top 10 Things to Do this Weekend in Evanston

"Evanston Green Ball" Benefit Friday, May 18 Celebrate going green for a night! All proceeds from this benefit will

"Musicals in Motion" Spring Ice Show, May 18-20

Hundreds of Robert Crown Center's figure skating school students and professionals will perform to music from modern stage, film

Downtown Evanston Annual Meeting & Celebration

Posted in Downtown Evanston

You are cordially invited to join the Downtown Evanston Board of Directors and staff for our 2012 Annual Meeting

Evanston Native Jessie Mueller Nominated for Tony Award

The 2012 Tony Award nominations were announced recently and Evanstonian Jessie Mueller was nominated in the category of Best Performance

Free Concert on May 18

The community is invited to the next Fran Randall Memorial Concert in the series, which will be held at

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Seeks Singers

Posted in Theatre

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre wants to assemble a diverse group of the very best singers that Evanston has to offer! Selected

City-sponsored Spring Photo Contest Set for May 5

Spring has sprung and who better to help us capture the spirit of Evanston in bloom than you! The

"Musicals in Motion" Ice Show, May 18-20

Hundreds of Robert Crown Center's skating school students and professionals will perform in the 36th annual spring ice show, "Musicals in Motion." Skaters

Children's Day on May 6

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center is hosting their annual afternoon dedicated to youth. Children's Day festivities will take place from 2:00 to

Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market Marks 37th Year May 5

Posted in Farmers' Market

The Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 37th year when it opens on Sat., May 5. The market will

Aging Well Film Festival Focuses on LGBT Seniors

Posted in Aging Well Film Festival 2012

The14th Annual Aging Well Film Festival will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Evanston

Ecology Center and EEA Host Green Film Series

The Evanston Ecology Center, in partnership with the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA), is hosting Evanston’s first Green Film Series. The

National Drinking Water Week Art Contest, Vote for Your Favorite

The City of Evanston is holding an art contest for 3rd graders in honor of National Drinking Water Week, which

Muse of Fire Theatre Company Presents "Antigone"

Muse of Fire Theatre Company’s first-ever spring season kicks off with a free staged reading of Anouilh’s great tragedy. First

Evanston Celebrates World Water Day and Local Water Activities

International World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a means of focusing attention on the importance of

"The Next Generation" Art Exhibition Opens March 29

The work of young, emerging Chicago-area artists Megan Diddie, Rebecca George, Saika Kase, and Benjamin Stagl will be exhibited in

Free Concert by Natya Dance Theatre on April 4

Posted in Free concert dance theatre arts

A free Spring Break Concert by Natya Dance Theatre will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 in

Evanston Children's Theatre performs "Peter Pan" March 23-25

Posted in Evanston Children's Theatre

Evanston Children's Theatre will perform a new version of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" the weekend of March 23-25. The beloved story of

Mayor's State of City Address and Award for the Arts

On Friday, March 2, 2012 Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl gave her third annual State of the City Address at the Hilton

Talking Pictures Festival Kicks Off March 8 at NEXT Theatre

Founded in 2009, the Talking Pictures Festival is quickly becoming one of Evanston’s major cultural events. Organized by Percolator Films,

MasterFreeze Theatre presents "Sleeping Beauties"

Every winter, the Evanston Ecology Center presents an updated version of a classic tale in a MasterFreeze Theatre production. This year, “Sleeping

Hecky's Barbecue Receives Arts & Business Leadership Award

Hecky’s Barbecue has been chosen as the 2011 recipient of the Evanston Arts & Business Committee Leadership Award. The annual

Mayor's Award for the Arts Winners Announced

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced the recipients of the 2011 Mayor’s Award for the Arts. The Mayor’s Award for

Fleetwood-Jourdain Art Guild Gallery Coming to Civic Center in March

The Fleetwood-Jourdain Art Guild, in partnership with the City of Evanston, will be displaying art work soon in the Lorraine

Eco Corner: Calling 3rd Grade Artists - Got Water? Coloring Contest

As part of National Drinking Water Week, the City of Evanston is hosting a coloring contest for 3rd grade students

Women's Day Luncheon

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

In honor of Women’s History Month, Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will host a Women’s Day Luncheon from noon

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Auditions on March 3

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is holding general auditions for its 2012 summer season from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March

Mayor's State of the City Address March 2

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The public is invited to join the Evanston Chamber of Commerce March 2nd to hear from the Honorable Elizabeth Tisdahl,

"Chili" Moonnight Hike on March 3

You're invited to gather with friends under a full moon at the Evanston Ecology Center for a night walk through the

"Day in the Life of Evanston: A Photo Story" Photo Album Now on Sale

No matter what the season, Evanston is a bustling city full of life. In an attempt to capture the essence

Artists Invited to Apply for Evanston Arts Festivals

Artists who would like to show and sell their artwork at Evanston's major lakefront summer festivals are invited to submit an

Evanston's Synchronized Skaters Win First Place

Ruby Jewels, Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex’s youth synchronized skating team, took first place in their division at

Summer Camp Registration Begins by Mail Feb. 3

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Starting Friday, February 3, Evanston residents can mail their registrations for the City of Evanston’s many popular summer camps. With more than

Evanston Commemorates "Black History Month"

Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number of countries outside of

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Visits Evanston

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman visited Evanston on January 19 where he learned about the city’s

Get a Taste of Summer at Arts Camp Open House

Although it will be snowy and cold outside, you're invited to get a taste of SUMMER by attending the free Hands-on Arts Camp

Special Event Permit Applications Due Feb. 1

Groups and organizations that wish to hold special events in the City of Evanston will need to submit a Special

Art Exhibition Events January 14 and 15

Free events associated with one of the current exhibitions at the Noyes Gallery will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on

Nominations for Mayor's Award for the Arts Due January 9

Every year, one individual and one arts organization of Evanston are recognized for their contributions to the community through demonstration

Summer Camp Guide Now Online

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The City of Evanston 2012 Summer Camp Guide is now posted online here. A wide range of camps for

Winter Break Camps Still Available

Even though your child's winter break from School District #65 has already started, you can still sign up for camps taking place

"Merry Kwanzaa" to Play Dec. 26

Awarding-winning playwright Gloria Bond Clunie’s play about four generations learning the meaning of love and unity and the power of

2012 Cultural Fund Grant Program Application Available

The 2012 Cultural Fund Grant Program guidelines and application form is now online. Evanston not-for-profit arts organizations whose primary mission is

Winter Break Arts Camp

Your child’s two-week winter break can be Art-tastic! Winter Break Arts Camp’s highlight will be a visit from (and workshop

Winter Break Camps Begin December 27

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Now is the time to start making plans for your child's winter break from school. One of the City of

Nominations Sought for 2011 Mayor's Award for the Arts

Every year, one individual and one arts organization of Evanston are recognized for their contributions to the community through demonstration

Green Gifting Winter Workshops

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You can create your own eco-friendly gifts this season! Whether it's for a birthday, Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, you can

"Nutcracker on Ice" Celebrates the Holiday Season Dec. 9-11

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"Nutcracker on Ice" will be performed at four shows the weekend of Dec. 9-11 at Robert Crown Community Center and

Fall "Day in the Life of Evanston" Photos Now Online

Local shutterbugs, professional and amateur photographers alike captured the beauty of Evanston during the fall session of "Day in the

The Second City Does Northwestern: Wildcat on a Hot Tin Roof

For more than 50 years, The Second City has been the heart and soul of Chicago comedy. Now some of

New Roller Skating Program at Community Centers

Posted in Fleetwood-Jourdain, kids

New Roller Skating Program at Community Centers Evanston children, youth, teens and adults of all ages now can participate in

Day in the Life of Evanston: A Photo Story

What is a day in the life of Evanston? Local shutterbugs, professional and amateur photographers alike are invited to help

Halloween in Evanston

Posted in community, halloween, kids

It’s the season for tricks and treats, candy and costumes, and pumpkins and pumpkin pie. The closer we get to

New Roller Skating Program at Community Centers

Evanston children, youth, teens and adults of all ages now can participate in a new, fun activity: roller skating! Starting October 7,

Second Annual BackStage Evanston Provides "Taste of Culture"

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BackStage Evanston, the festival that showcases Evanston's performing arts groups, has become an annual event. At the inaugural showcase in

Reception for CGE's Green Arts Show

Citizens' Greener Evanston will hold an artists reception for their Third Annual Green Arts Show from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Eight Acts to Compete in Evanston's Got Talent Showcase

Posted in Evanston's Got Talent Showcase

Evanston youth and young adults will show off their singing, dancing, acting and rapping talent in the "Evanston's Got Talent Showcase" on

City of Evanston Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Evanston Performing Arts & Community Center Project is among 51 grants nationwide selected to support creative placemaking The City of

New Youth Beach Pass Program Announced

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As part of Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s Safe Summer initiative to promote safe and fun activities for Evanston teens, the City

Children's Day at Fleetwood-Jourdain a Success

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center held its annual afternoon dedicated to children on Sunday, May 1, 2011. There was face painting, games, food

CGE Photo Contest 2011

People, Planet and Harmony: a Juried Environmental Themed Photo Contest Evanston based Citizens’ Greener Evanston (CGE), in partnership with the

First Bank & Trust Receives Leadership Award

The Evanston Arts Council’s Arts & Business Committee has named First Bank & Trust the recipient of its 2010 Leadership

Mayor's Award for the Arts Winners Announced

      Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced the recipients of the 2010 Mayor’s Award for the Arts: Evanston

First Bank & Trust Receives Leadership Award

Posted in Evanston Arts Council Arts & Business Committee

The Evanston Arts Council’s Arts & Business Committee has named First Bank & Trust the recipient of its 2010 Leadership

Mayor's Award for the Arts Winners Announced

City of Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has announced the recipients of the 2010 Mayor’s Award for the Arts: Evanston Children's

Brillianteen Announces its 60th Production of Classic Soul Musical "The Wiz"

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Brillianteen, the McGaw YMCA’a longstanding Evanston tradition, is proud to present for its 60th Brillianteen production, The Wiz. The show

Help Evanston Families in Need

Posted in Holiday food and toy drive; donations

Donations to the annual holiday toy and food drive sponsored by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and local community organizations will continue to

Evanston Covered in ABC 7 Mini Tour on Metra

ABC Channel 7 News coordinated with the Evanston Chamber of Commerce  a mini-tour of Evanston based on the Main Street Metra

Fall "Highlights" Now Available

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The Fall 2010 edition of "Highlights" will be delivered to residents in the next few days. You can check it