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  • In an excellent article about the quarantine – and excellent commentary is literally exploding from every China expert the world over – there is an individual who only lists himself as Andrew, who brings up the concept of ”Security Theater,” a term coined by security expert Bruce Schneider after the 9/11 attacks and then popularized by James Fallows. There is a variation from historian Maura Cunningham, calling this outbreak “Quarantine Theater.”
  • Free Lenten organ meditations with Christine Kraemer begin March 4. On March 6, Wolfgang Rubsam plays music of Cesar Franck and Charles Marie Widor on the renowned E.M. Skinner organ at Evanston's St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave.
  • "The City of Evanston is disappointed that organizers of the Custer Street Fair have decided to move the event to Whiting, Indiana. The nearly 50-year tradition has been a mainstay in Evanston."
  • The Evanston Wild & Scenic Film Festival will once again offer the best in inspirational environmental and adventure films to the public in 2020. This year’s fest will take place on two separate Friday evenings, February 28 and March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave. The film festival is presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston.
  • Two Vocal Groups Will Sing About Memory Loss and Aging to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter
    Chicago-based choral groups Constellation Men’s Ensemble and La Caccina will come together for two special performances of “Alone With Myself,” a concert exploring memory loss, aging, and how people, amidst losing themselves, can find each other in community. 
  • Birds in Their Southern Winter
    This article was supposed to be about how small back yard birds – the juncos, cardinals, goldfinch, chickadees, nuthatches, house finches, house sparrows, mourning doves - survive the vicissitudes of our northern winter.
  • Makers Mark: Evanston Made Aims to Put City’s Artists on the Map
    Lisa Degliantoni, a San Francisco native and founder of the arts organization Evanston Made, says she loves everything about Evanston except its topography. While she has not found a way to affect the contours of the local landscape since arriving here seven years ago, she has moved mountains to effect change in the arts community.
  • Evanston Art Events & News
    Art events for the coming week submitted by Evanston Made
  • Love in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 2

    This is the second article by Evanston resident Kurt Mitenbuler, who is quarantined in China.

  • Ten years ago, having never traveled, or even owned a passport before my travel, I made my first visit to the Middle Kingdom. I fell in love with a Chinese woman who is now my wife. Through her, I have learned and experienced a country that I also fell in love with – China, its people, its traditional culture, its deep connection to the countryside, its seasons, and all that implies to a society originally formed by tilling the Earth.

  • Good Memories Spring Session Kicks Off Feb. 6
    The Evanston Good Memories Choir begins its 15-week spring session on Feb. with a kickoff rehearsal at noon at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.  The choir is a remarkable musical and social engagement experience for people with early stage memory loss, their care partners, and a dedicated group of singer-volunteers.
  • The Evanston Public Library will host a reading from "River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It," edited by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
  • North Shore Choral Society Concert Features Women Composers and Performers

North Shore Choral Society Concert Features Women Composers and Performers
    North Shore Choral Society salutes women in musical leadership at its 7 p.m. Feb. 29 concert, “What Happens When She Sets the Beat?”
  • Nominate an Older Adult in Evanston for the 2020 Aging Well Award
    Evanston community members and organizations are encouraged to nominate an older adult in Evanston who has made an impact in the local community through his or her interest in aging for the 2020 Aging Well Award. Nominations should be submitted by March 1.
  • The 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action Initiative Takes Flight
    Although Jan. 26 was a dreary day outside, inside the newly renovated Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center was humming with energy and activities. The 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action Initiative (and City-wide art project) was about to officially begin, and there was so much to do.
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