It’s Aug. 18, the 230th day of the year; 135 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 80 at the Chicago shore, 65 at the Chicago crib and 77 at the Wilmette buoy.


Downtown Farmers Market, 7:30

Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival: art, food and music in downtown

Evanston. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. – Also on Sunday.

Art of Jazz in Evanston with musicians from the Music Institute of Chicago and artists from the Institute of Therapy Through the Arts.  Noon-3 p.m. in Church Square Plaza

Muse of Fire presents Shakespeare’s “Richard III.” Ingraham Park. 3 p.m. Free.


Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents “Crowns” by Regina Taylor. 7 p.m., Noyes Cultural Arts Center.  

Starlight Movies – “A Wrinkle in Time.” Baker Park, 8 p.m. Free

Ago (from and

1227: Genghis Khan dies.

1590: Roanoke Colony deserted.

1920: Woman suffrage amendment ratified.

1963: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss.

1991: Coup attempt against Gorbachev begins.