Nothing says summer like outdoor concerts! The Levy Center’s Jamming Jean Concert Series will kick-off this Friday with the popular band Suite Mollie in James Park. A little further east, the Main-Dempster Mile Association will present its first outdoor concert of the season with another fan favorite, Chicken Bone, also on Friday night in Train Station Alley. Here’s what else is going on around town this weekend.
Bilingual Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingües at Evanston Public Library
Bring the little ones to the Robert Crown Branch Library to listen to stories read aloud in English and Spanish! Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. Registration not required. 1801 Main St.
Saturday, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Doria Dee Johnson Golf Outing
Take part in the inaugural golf outing for the Doria Dee Johnson Scholarship, which will be awarded to Evanston Township High School African American students attending historically black colleges and universities. Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market
Check out what’s in season at the Farmers’ Market in the parking lot at University Avenue and Oak Street ( behind Hilton Garden Inn). Be sure to stop by the Evanston RoundTable booth to meet our staff, members of the board and advisory committee. We can’t wait to see you!
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m
Evanston Repair Cafe
Need something fixed? Bring your bikes, appliances, clothing, jewelry, electronics, etc. to the Repair Cafe at the Robert Crown Branch Library. The Repair Cafe is a free meeting place where people fix things together. Robert Crown Branch Library, 1801 Main St.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents Home
Be transported back to the time of the unpretentious tent-show style theatre with Home, composed by playwright Samm-Art Williams. Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Jamming Jean Concert Series kicks off with Suite Mollie
Rock and roll into summer with the band Suite Mollie at the Levy Center’s first outdoor concert of the season. Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Lens Stories opens at 1100 Florence Gallery
1100 Florence Gallery will host an opening reception for photographer Ren Pico-Freeman’s Lens Stories exhibit. Pico-Freeman is a dance, movement and portraiture photographer who collaborates with movement artists and dance companies in Chicago. 1100 Florence Ave.
Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Main-Dempster Mile summer outdoor concert with Chicken Bone
Enjoy the musical stylings of Chicken Bone along with food from Firehouse Grill, The Wine Goddess, YoFresh Cafe, Yasotorn Thai and more! Train Station Alley, 600 Main St.
Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mudlark Theater presents Lot 47
Written by Christina Lepri and directed by Jamie Macpherson, the play will be performed on the raised courtyard and lot behind Mudlark Theater’s headquarters, 1417 Hinman Ave.
Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 3 to 5 p.m.
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute Mental Health Conference at ETHS
The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education will host its 20th Annual Community Mental Health Conference, It’s Tough Enough, Adolescent Mental Health in our Changing World, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pride Candle Lighting Ceremony
On the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, Evanston Pride invites the public to join in a Candle Lighting and Remembrance Ceremony to mark the loss of LGBTQIA+ lives to violence, suicide and invisibility. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians presents Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Chicago’s premiere ensemble focused on classical and adventurous new works, returns to the stage with a rousing season finale performance featuring world-renowned violinist Chee-Yun. Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
West End Farmers’ Market
The Central Evanston Business Association Community Farmers’ Market is held in the Y.O.U. parking lot located at the southeast corner of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon