This is the last weekend to see NU's "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" featuring Eitan Pessah (left) as Tiger and Theo Gyra as Tom. (Photo by Justin Barbin)

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Happy Friday! The forecast looks wet this weekend. But, rain or shine, there are plenty of things going on around town to keep us all entertained. From an artist’s tea party to a baroque concert at Nichols Hall, there is no shortage of fun!

ArTea Party and Spring Market
Shop local artists while sipping tea at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St.
Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Don’t miss the last weekend to catch a viewing of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning drama performed by NU undergraduates at Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Arts Circle Drive.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Bird Watching at Canal Shores
Grab your binoculars and take a guided bird watching walk through Canal Shores Golf Course, every Sunday through May, weather permitting.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Third Coast Baroque presents Lucifera: Illuminating the Darkness
Experience a full-scale production by Chicago early-music ensemble Third Coast Baroque at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.

¡Dia de los Niños! Celebrate Kid Day at the Library
The whole family can enjoy an interactive sing-along movie viewing of Disney’s Encanto in the Main Library Community Room
Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Maker’s Market
Support local makers at the first Maker’s Market of the season on the 5th floor of Maple St. Parking Garage, 1800 Maple Ave.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Perspective Gallery presents Student Perspectives 2022
Don’t miss the last weekend of the 10th annual juried exhibition of photography by Chicago area high school students, Perspective Group and Photography Gallery, 1310½B Chicago Ave.
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Planting Seeds of Health and Hope: Emerge Strong from Covid
Mini massages, yoga and tai chi classes are available at this free event hosted by Heartwood Center, 1818 W. Dempster St.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PLAYground Festival of Fresh Works
The Purple Crayon Players will host the two-day festival with staged readings, workshops and talkbacks for four new plays at Northwestern’s Seabury Hall, 2122 Sheridan Road
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.

Puzzle Swap at Robert Crown
Trade in your old puzzles and pick up a new one at Robert Crown Branch Library.
Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Rangoli Workshop hosted by Evanston Association of Indians
Rangoli is a 7,000-year-old Indian floor art. Participants can help to fill in the colors and patterns at the Evanston Public Library.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Ready, Set, Spring! on Central Street
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Shop local stores for discounts and promotions all along Central Street.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tempest presented by Mudlark Theater
The fast-paced retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tale is not to be missed, Mudlark Theater’s Red Curtain Theater, 1417 Hinman Ave.
Friday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

The Bias Inside Us: Community Art Build Workshop
Make art with Kids Create Change in response to the Bias Inside Us exhibit at the Evanston Public Library.
Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m.

Wood, Clay and Cloth: Local Crafts to Celebrate Spring

Just in time for Mother’s Day, three local artists will host a two-day sale of their crafts.
1037 Hinman Ave.
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more events visit the RoundTable Events Calendar




Anne Bodine

Anne Bodine, Community News Editor, has been a part of The Evanston RoundTable since 2008 as a reporter covering businesses and institutions; arts and entertainment; and health and wellness. More recently,...

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