Feels like we went from winter to summer in one fell swoop! Restaurants are opening up their outdoor seating, the lakefront path is alive with people (and dogs) and the magnolia and crab apple trees are finally in full bloom. Keep a lookout for dressed up teens and limousines – the ETHS Senior Prom is this Saturday and back in person! Here’s what else is going on this weekend.
Bengal and Bangladesh Music Performance at Fleetwood-Jourdain
The Evanston In-School Music Association will present music of Bengal and Bangladesh with the 10-member folklore ensemble Ochin Pakhi. The performance will take place at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Bilingual Story Time at Evanston Public Library
Join the Evanston Public Library for bilingual story time (English/Spanish) for preschoolers and toddlers at the Robert Crown Branch, 1801 Main St.
Saturday, 1 to 1:30 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.
Cats Double Play hosted by NU
Catch a Wildcats baseball game against Purdue at 3:30 p.m. at Rocky and Berenice Miller Park followed by a viewing of Angels in the Outfield at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday, baseball game starts at 3:30 p.m., movie starts at 5:30 p.m.
Catalytic Converter Marking Event
Get your catalytic converters marked by the Evanston Police Department on the Northwestern Campus, 1847 Campus Drive. Be sure to register in advance.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Childcare Network of Evanston’s First Annual Walk and Run
Support the Childcare Network of Evanston and get the entire family moving at the first annual 0 to 5k walk and run. The event will kick off at Elliot Park,1051 Lake Shore Blvd.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Community Blood Drive at Evanston Public Library
Give blood at the Main Branch and receive a coupon for a pint of frozen custard from Culver’s.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Farmers’ Market Downtown Evanston
See what’s growing and support the vendors, new and old, as they return for the 2022 season at University Avenue at Oak Street (behind Hilton Garden Inn).
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Four Hands Collaborative
Two spaces, one block, two weekends. 13 artists will participate in Four Hands Collaborative art events which include an artists panel and a ‘flash collab’ hosted at 1100 Florence Gallery and Adler Studio, 1125 Florence Ave.
Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Full Moon Jam hosted by Citizen’s Greener Evanston
Celebrate the first lunar eclipse of 2022 at Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park. The full moon will be bathed in a rusty bronze light as Earth’s shadow sweeps across it.
Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Intimate Apparel presented by Northlight Theater
This is the last weekend to catch Northlight Theater’s Intimate Apparel at The North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd.
Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Salad and Breadsticks: A Spring Sketch Show
Veteran Mudlark sketch comedy Director/Writer Brian Tochterman is back with a show that explores the absurdity of trying to find and maintain connections in our increasingly confusing world. Mudlark Theater, 1417 Hinman Rd.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m.
The Evanston Sounds Good Choir, a group of singing senior citizens will present its first in-person concert since the pandemic lockdown at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Ave.
Friday, 12:15 pm
Umbrella Arts Festival in Fountain Square
Celebrate Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander culture with traditional arts and crafts, music and guest speakers in Fountain Square.
Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.
Wildflower Walk in Perkins Woods
Enjoy a walk through the woods with Perkins Woods Steward Libby Hill. 2353 Ewing Ave. Registration required.
Sunday, 1 p.m.
YWCA ‘South by Southwest’ Walking Tour
Join local historian Janet Messenger on a tour of the south and southwest sides of Evanston. Group will meet in front of Valli Foods, 1910 Dempster St. Registration is required.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon