Upcoming and Annual Events

Upcoming Events

Dinner & Dialogue at Curt's Cafe

Dinner & Dialogue at Curt's Cafe

Join Curt's Cafe every Thursday for a delicious meal special and great dialogue prompts to discuss with family and friends. The menu specials are as follows:

June 3rd: Vegetable egg rolls, spicy pork strips, brown rice, stir fry vegetables. Vegetarian option: Spicy tofu chunks.

June 10: House salad, rigatoni with marinara sauce, Italian sausage, asparagus with asiago cheese. Vegetarian option: meatless Italian sausage

June 17: Coleslaw, Jerk chicken, black beans, white rice and fried plantains. Vegetarian option: Stuffed portabella mushrooms.

June 24: Strawberry spinach salad, baked Cajun garlic butter cod, lemon herb couscous, glazed carrots. Vegetarian option: Cauliflower steaks. 

Make sure to order by 2pm the Tuesday before by emailing Amy: catering@curtscafe.org

Where: Curt's Cafe | 2922 Central Street
When: June 3 - June 24
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Live Music at Old Neighborhood Grill

Live Music at Old Neighborhood Grill

Enjoy live music and some out-of-quarantine fun on the patio at Old Neighborhood Grill!

Friday, June 18th at 8pm: Late Breaking News Band - Live Music!
Saturday, July 17th at 6:30pm - Pig Roast! One price for unlimited food & DAB beer
Saturday, August 14th at 6:30pm - Lamb Roast! One price for unlimited food & DAB beer

Music provided by Evanston's own Late Breaking News (ft. John Weeks, John Manos, Jay Bennett & Karie Davis
Good food, good music, good drinks, GREAT FUN! 

Where: Old Neighborhood Grill 2902 Central Street
When: See info above
Meet the Artist & Artist Talk: Dorothy Graden

Meet the Artist & Artist Talk: Dorothy Graden

The Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of Dorothy Graden: Liminal Spaces!
The artist will be present during the event.
Registration is required. Sign up via Eventbrite.

Time slots to view the exhibition are as follows:
Sunday, June 13, 2021
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A limited number of visitors will be allowed in the gallery space at the same time.

NOTE: There will be a hybrid in-person / virtual Artist Talk with Dorothy Graden taking place from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. Please register separately for the 2pm Artist Talk.

The safety and security of gallery staff and visitors is essential.
  • ALL visitors are required to wear masks and take their temperature upon entry using provided gloves, and share results with an EAC staff member.
  • Please adhere to 6' social distancing requirements when in the gallery space.

Where: Evanston Art Center 1723 Central Street
When: June 13, 2021
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Juneteenth Parade and Celebration

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration

Evanston Past & Present is hosting a Juneteenth Parade and Celebration on June 19.  The parade starts at 11am at the Levy Center and ends at Ingraham Park with celebrations, activities and more. Click on the link below to learn more and sign up to be a part of the Juneteenth Parade! 

Where: Levy Center to Ingraham Park
When: June 19, 11am - 2:30pm
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Evanston Pride "Virutal" Parade

Evanston Pride "Virutal" Parade

The Evanston Pride Parade will once again be a little bit different this year. There will be various events taking place on June 26th in which you are encouraged to participate in!


  • Decorate your home, yard, porch, window or business by showing your intersectional pride messages and colors, or by telling the story of a significant person or milestone in LGBTQIA+ history. We’ll add you to a map of decorated places for all to drive by and admire. (Need financial help in order to decorate? Just ask.
  • Buy a “Proud To Be…” Yard Sign or Tee Shirt
  • Attend our Events on June 26th (more details coming soon)

    • 1:00pm Youth Car Parade 
    • 3:00pm Community Picnic (tentative)
    • 7:00pm Candle Lighting Ceremony & Memorial 
  • Sponsor. Support this growing community. Show them you are proud to stand with them. 
  • Donate. Your donations will help fund financial aid for those otherwise unable to decorate their homes. One hundred percent of any remaining funds will go toward future programs and initiatives that serve Evanston’s LGBTQIA+ community. 

When: June 26, 2021
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Annual Events

Around the World on Central Street - June 18-27

Around the World on Central Street - June 18-27

Pick up a passport at a participating Central Street business and plan your trip for gifts, fashion, food and libations from across the world! From June 18-27, visit local businesses to get your passport stamped. Turn them in by June 27 to any participating business to enter a raffle for a $150 Evanston Gift Card! Click below to view participating businesses and "around the world" specials!
When: June 18-27, 2021

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Wellness Wednesdays at Independence Park

Wellness Wednesdays at Independence Park

Try a new fitness or wellness class this summer! Central Street Evanston is organizing a series of free classes offered by fitness studios located on Central Street. The classes will be hosted on Wednesdays at Independence Park unless otherwise noted. Free classes; registration required. Click below to view the schedule and register for classes.
When: Wednesdays (June to August)

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