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September 18, 2018 


Art Encounter Kicks Off Second Year of Evanston Mural Arts Program
Art Encounter, a local non-profit art organization is kicking off its second year of the Evanston Mural Arts Program (EMAP) with major mural projects by four renowned mural artists from across the country. From late August to early October, there will be new large-scale artworks installed around town by artists Jeff Zimmermann, Anthony Lewellen, James Marshall (i.e. Dalek) and Cheri Charlton.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Stroll, Pedal or Take Mass Transit to Streets Alive
Evanston’s annual, free Streets Alive festival will for one day transform Main Street into a mile-long public park, featuring fun family activities, delicious food, street art and a green market showing residents new ways to live a healthier, greener life.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
YWCA Evanston/North Shore Announces YWomen Leadership Award Recipients
YWCA Evanston/North Shore has announced the recipients of its 2018 YWomen Leadership Awards. The awards, which will be presented at the YWomen benefit at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago on Oct. 13, recognize women who have made an impact in women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Annual Wrecking Ball Sept. 22
The Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse’s fifth annual fundraiser, Wrecking Ball 2018, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Ave. It is always a lively and interactive event, with local food and locally crafted beer.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Close Encounters of Many Kinds Part 2
Part 2
In his 1972 book, “The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry,” Dr. J. Allen Hynek introduced two divisions of UFO reports: those seen from a distance and those seen close-up – his now-famous Close Encounters classification system. Reports from a distance include UFOs seen at night (“Nocturnal Lights”), during the day (“Daylight Discs”) and on radar (“Radar-Visual”).

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians Announces Season
Rembrandt Chamber Musicians opens its 29th season with music of defiance and peace, featuring the music of Dmitri Shoskatovich. “Defiance and Peace,” will take
place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 in Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
ESO's 73rd Season Opens in October
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 73rd season will include four subscription concerts at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, all conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, and featuring virtuoso soloists and choruses from the local area. All concerts are at 2:30 on Sunday afternoons.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Miro to Leave Mudlark Theater
Mudlark Theater announces the departure of Executive Director Michael Miro, who has expressed his intention to step down from the role later this fall.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Library Targets Increased Understanding Through 'Human Books'
On Sept. 15 Evanstonians will have the opportunity to check out a human “book” from Evanston Public Library. For the second time this year the Library will be hosting a Human Library event, which brings together volunteers who serve as (and are called) “books” and community members who are “readers” that check the books out and can ask questions of the books and engage them in conversation.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Don't Cry, Darling. It's Blood All Right
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Today we shall engage in a little bit of edification for the masses.
Poetry!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
CommUNITY picnic
Superheroes, super-delicious food and super fun games delighted hundreds of visitors to the annual CommUNITY picnic on Aug. 25 — even though the day was super hot.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Taste of Armenia Street Fair
The annual Taste of Armenia Street Fair presented by St. James Armenian Church took place on Aug. 26.  This street festival has become an end of summer event in Evanston. Taste of Armenia not only presented delicious Armenian cooking but also cultural offers highlighting ancient and modern aspects of Armenia. 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
SPACE Celebrates a Decade of Live Music; Raises Funds for Kids
On Aug. 25 more than 10,000 people came out for the Big Evanston Block Party, a free street festival at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Dempster Street Hosted by SPACE, a music venue located at 1245 Chicago Ave., ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
'Do We Have a Migration Crisis?'
Dr. Galya Ben-Arieh, the Director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies at Northwestern’s Buffett Institute for Global Studies is coming to the Library to address that question with a discussion of “Refugee and Asylum Basics” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 in the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Anton's Greenhouse Closes After 70 Years
Decades of relationships across the Evanston community have been at the center of the Antons’ family business. Gary Anton said he believes their customers have been loyal for three reasons: the majority of their plants are grown on-site, customer service has always been a priority, and the Antons grow certain plants that cannot be found elsewhere.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Receives Nine Theater Award Nominations
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre has received nine nominations for the 24th annual Black Theater Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Taiwanese Women Visit Open Studio Project
The mission of the Open Studio Project is to serve the community by teaching and disseminating a creative process that allows individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to experience art as a vehicle for personal growth.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Taste of Armenia Explores a Rich National Culture
Armenians have been part of the Evanston landscape for the better part of a century, Mr. Rejebian notes. “Because of that foothold, in the middle of a ‘walking town,’ and the relationships that we’ve built over the decades, I think we’ve extended the reach of this event to the whole of the Evanston community.”
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
J. Allen Hynek: The Northwestern Professor Who Gave UFOs a Chance Part One in a series
Northwestern University has long held the open secret that one of its most popular astronomy professors was also a world renowned seeker of ... unidentified flying objects. That’s right: UFOs. Space ships. Flying saucers.  Extraterrestrials. Little green men. Evanston’s own Big Ten school had perhaps the first “ufologist” on staff, or at least the first one to publicly support UFO research.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
'The Spirit of the Community' By Lea Basile Lazarus
Evanston artist Lea Basile Lazarus will be at the Evanston Made gallery, 1100 Florence Ave., Sept. 7-17. Her exhibit features 2D and 3D works on paper, titled “The Spirit of Community.”
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Enjoy Meaningful Dialogue With 'Difference' on Sept. 15
The Human Library is an event designed to challenge stereotypes and prejudice through dialogue. It offers an opportunity for real people, known as “Books,” to be “checked out” to “Readers” for a one-on-one conversation for 20-25 minutes.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Music Theater Works Presents 'Anything Goes'
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents Cole Porter’s classic 1930s musical comedy “Anything Goes” at Cahn Auditorium 600 Emerson St., through Aug. 26.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
What It Takes: Building the 101 Best Books for Kids List
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird.
Each year the Evanston Public Library produces a killer list of the 101 children’s books that really struck us as the best of the best of the best. Now the number “101” may sound large to you. Allow me to assure you that it is not.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
'Crowns:' A Rich Gospel Experience for Summertime Theater-Goers
As the final play of the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre summertime season, Regina Taylor’s “Crowns” had local theatregoers eagerly anticipating its opening. It was worth the wait. The atmosphere was jubilant as the audience took their seats for the Aug. 12 sold-out performance of the stirring gospel musical based on the book of the same name by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Muse of Fire Concludes Stellar Run With Brutal 'Richard III'
All good things must come to an end. Having thrilled outdoor theater goers and Shakespeare enthusiasts for 10 years, Muse of Fire wraps up its stay in Evanston with a brutal, harsh, honest performance of Shakespeare’s meditation on violence and power, “Richard III.”
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Canal Shores' Ecological Restoration Efforts Honored
Canal Shores Golf Course received the 2018 Silver Ribbon Award from the Friends of the Chicago River for its ecological restoration work that aids in the improvement of the Chicago River system.
Monday, July 9, 2018
What's Big, Green and Eats Books by the Carload
Here at the library we have a new addition, and you can see it anytime you like. Just drive down Church Street and pull into the alleyway just after Orrington. On your left, on the east side of the library, you'll see a big green bin. It kind of looks like a drop box for library books and you'd be forgiven for mistaking it as such, were it not for the large sign plastered at the top that reads, "STOP - NO LIBRARY RETURNS."
Monday, July 9, 2018



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