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Blockbusters From Vienna Highlight Opening of New ESO Season
Director Lawrence Eckerling Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. The program includes works by the Viennese masters Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert and features the ESO debut of rising star violinist Alexandra Switala.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Famed and Forgotten Female Composers at MIC
The Music Institute of Chicago presents the Cleveland ensemble Burning River Baroque, performing a free concert that explores well-known and overlooked female composers at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Revelles To Be Honored
Seventh Ward Alderman and former Citizens Greener Evanston President Eleanor Revelle and her husband, Northwestern University professor Bill Revelle,...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
CROP Hunger Walk Oct. 23
CROP Hunger Walks bring the whole community together in a common mission: helping hungry people at home and around the world.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Evanston Community Foundation Raises Nearly $280,000 at Annual Benefit
The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) raised nearly $280,000 at its annual “Celebrate!Evanston” event Thursday night at the Evanston Golf Club as they marked the 30th anniversary of the Foundation. The theme of the event was “Our Next 30 Years.”
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Domestic Violence Panel Discussion On Oct. 25 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Peaceable Cities Evanston will host a panel discussion on Domestic Violence from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The King's Manor Hosts Surprise 25th Reunion Show
One of Chicago’s most popular dinner theaters from the late 1970s through mid-1990s was the medieval-themed King’s Manor, a bawdy musical-comedy review.  It was unique entertainment – a six-course banquet-style meal (no silverware allowed) and unlimited beer and wine, served by beautiful singing wenches.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Mudlark's 'Larkabout 2016' Raised Funding For its Milk Jug Fund
Mudlark Theater kicked off the 2016-17 season by raising nearly $90,000 from supporters at its second annual benefit, Larkabout 2016, held on Sept. 17.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
'The 43'/'Los 43' Exhibit Opens at the Noyes Gallery
In memory of the 43 male students who went missing in Iguala Guerrero, Mexico, on Sept. 26, 2014, and the deaths of three other students, the Noyes Cultural Arts Center Gallery will display an exhibit of 46 mandala-like sculptures by Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Oct. 22 Two U-Haul trucks parked on Ashland Avenue, a collection of artists, and art guests make up Artruck.
Open to the public, the event is an effort to offer a space to show artwork, talk and mingle with artists, and enjoy our creative community from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be many talented artists presenting paintings, prints, textiles – anything that can be hung in a truck.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Local Author Writes About Raising Kids In the Digital World
Parents often feel left in the “digital dust” of their kids’ technological savvy. No matter how much they try to keep up with the latest apps and social trends, parents continue to feel lost amid the constantly changing technology, and more concerned than ever that kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of their digital devices.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Public Art Workshop Tonight
Award-winning artist Indira Freitas Johnson is offering a workshop for artists and community organizers to explore the expanding field of public art, to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Parasol Room of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Evanstonian Mike Reed's Inner Circle Plays Free Show at Library
The Evanston Public Library presents Mike Reed and his Inner Circle, a free, after hours jazz concert to be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29  in the lobby of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Fall is Delicious Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

This past October the Evanston Public Library hosted its very first annual Storytelling Festival. There were tents, international storytellers, events for people of every age, the works.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
'We Are Eating WHAT?' with Martha Rosenberg
From antibiotics, hormones, and arsenic used to fatten U.S. livestock to nitrites, carbon monoxide, ammonia puffs, and chlorine baths used as preservatives, many ingredients in popular food production do not appear on the label and raise safety questions.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
'The Light of Paris'
 Eleanor Brown’s inspiration for the novel “The Light of Paris” was her own grandmother who at age 22, went to Paris and ended up working for the American Library.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Dresses Made From Romance Novels Challenge Myth of Feminine Ideal
Unwearable dresses, formed from the pages of romance novels, challenge the unobtainable ideal of feminine perfection in a fall exhibit at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Fire Next Door: Nightmare Becomes Reality
On Monday afternoon, Oct. 10, I was in downtown Evanston looking for a belated birthday card for my brother when my neighbor called to tell me that Cynthia’s house was on fire, and that “I think she’d appreciate your being there.”
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
At the Ecology Center, 'Art in Nature' Was The Big Draw
Bright yellow leaves from a gingko tree wrapped around a maple twig make a fine paintbrush. So do sprays of pine needles. Young and old discovered ways to mingle natural beauty with human creativity at “Art in Nature,” one of the many programs of the month-long community art event, “The Big Draw Evanston.”
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Lively Launch For Evanston Live
The American Legion Post 42, 1030 Central St., was the place to be Saturday night, Oct. 1, for the launch of Evanston Live.  More than 100 people gathered for this community-based, retro-cool talk show featuring Evanston artists, musicians, chefs, local notables, and historians.  
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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