There’s always plenty to do on the weekends – and we know what Saturday night’s alright for, don’t we? – but what if you’re hankering for some fun during the week?

Turns out Evanston offers some nice diversions that cater to just about every taste – from comedy to opera – Mondays through Thursdays. Herewith are just a few:

Double Clutch
Head Brewer Scott Frank (left) and General Manager Steve Milford in the brewing area at Double Clutch Brewing Co. (Photo by Alisya Dennison)

Double Clutch Brewing Co., 2121 Ashland Ave., has Trivia Night at 7 p.m. every Monday, Bier Hall Bingo at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Full Throttle Karaoke from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday.

“It’s great, especially in the winter months,” says manager Steve Milford. “We have a lot of regulars who like to join in.”

Every Thursday is DCBC Live consisting of local bands playing from 7 p.m. on.

Call 224-999-6850 for more information.

Evanston Chamber Opera offers Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Bon Appétit! by Lee Hoiby, which takes place on the set of Julia Child’s famed cooking show. The double bill runs Feb. 15, 17 and 18 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln St. Click here for tickets.

Dan Kelch, co-owner of Five & Dime

Five & Dime, 1026 Davis St., offers standup comedy Wednesdays starting at 7:30. There’s a $10 door fee.

“We think Evanston needs more stuff like this,” says Dan Kelch, co-owner.

Call 847-869-4343 for more information.

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., is offering free admission on Monday, Feb 20.

Northwestern University has varied entertainment during the week, including musical concerts and theater events. The musical Violet runs through Feb. 26. The Bienen School of Music offers jazz and classical programs.

Pour Evanston, 528 Dempster St. offers live music ranging from rock and blues to singer/songwriters Thursday nights starting at 7 p.m. Email with questions or call 847-859-2082 for more information.

Diana Hamann at Wine Goddess, her shop on Main Street.                                                                RoundTable photo

The Wine Goddess, 702 Main St., offers a wide range of events from wine classes and tastings to wine dinners and live music. Go to or call 847-475-9463 for more information.

“You don’t have to go into the city for live events, we’ve got ‘em right here in your backyard on Main Street,” says owner Diana Hamann.

As always, call ahead or check websites for pricing information and to ensure there are no changes in schedule.

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