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Five Things to Do In Evanston This Weekend

1. See the Annual Student Revue, YAMO, at ETHS
Now in its 56th year, the annual student revue opens Friday, Oct. 11, and runs for seven nights at Evanston Township High School's Upstairs Theater. Called "Orange You Glad I Didn't Say YAMO?" the show includes more than 25 student writers, directors, actors, singers, musicians and stage crew members. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online, by calling the ETHS Fine Arts box office at 847-424-7848 or in person weekdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts box office. 

2. Watch The Mystery of Irma Vep at Piccolo Theatre
This melodramatic, satirical mystery tells the story of Irma Vep, the first wife of Egyptologist Lord Edgar Hillcrest. The show ends its run at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St. Tickets are $25 for adults and discounted for kids, seniors and students.

3. Hear the David Bromberg Quintet at S.P.A.C.E.
Guitarist David Bromberg and his quintet play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave. He has played with many famous musicians, including Bob Dylan, and was nominated for a Grammy award in 2008. Tickets start at $24.

4. Check Out the Petting Zoo at Washington Elementary Fall Fest
The outdoor festival also includes pony rides, live music, a haunted house, carnival games, craft activities and food. Fall fest runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Washington Elementary School, 914 Ashland Ave. Entry is free, but tickets are required for some activities. Proceeds help support scholarships and Washington PTA-sponsored events.

5. Find the Artruck On Ashland Avenue
Two U-Haul trucks will park on Ashland Avenue between Crain and Greenleaf streets, displaying the work of local artists. The free event lasts from 7 to 10 p.m., and local artists will be on hand to talk about their work.

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