5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, on Sherman Avenue between Clark and Church streets in Evanston
One block on Sherman Avenue will be closed to traffic for a celebration of Wildkit and Wildcat pride on Thursday night. The Northwestern and ETHS marching bands will perform, accompanied by the Northwestern spirit squad and ETHS cheerleaders. Elizabeth Mayor Tisdahl, Northwestern football coach Pat Fitgerald, ETHS football coach Mike “Buzz” Burzawa and other luminaries will make an appearance at 6 p.m., and the cover band ‘stache will begin playing at 7 p.m. Wear purple for discounts at local businesses, and pick up some ETHS alumni spirit gear.
Free parking is available at the Sherman Plaza Self Park Garage, if you validate your ticket at the event.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lincolnwood School, 2600 Colfax St., Evanston
Help raise money for the Lincolnwood School PTA, scholarships and teacher grants while enjoying a day of family fun in the annual Fall Fest. There will be games, dunk tanks, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, a cakewalk and other activities, with tickets going for just 50 cents each. We also hear Principal Fred Hunter will participate “as a willing target in the dunk tank, no matter the weather.”
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 27 Live, 1012-14 Church St., Evanston
Folk-pop artist Laura Doherty plays Chicago-inspired songs kids will love, about hot dogs, the El and other Windy City icons.
2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
Park the kids in front of the big screen at the library for a free showing of the movie based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book.
9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Joseph School, 1740 Lake Ave., Wilmette
Score an unusual antique or artifact from more than 50 Midwest vendors who will display their wares from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or take the kids for games, crafts and German treats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stay for a traditional German dinner, biergarten and outdoor party starting at 6 p.m.
3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
The 3rd Sunday String Band performs Old Time Appalachian and Midwestern fiddle tunes, using fiddle, guitar, mandolin, upright bass, flutes, whistles and harmonic.
Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 922 Noyes St., Evanston
Get a first look at new works of art in the exhibit “Metamorphosis,” which opens with a musical performance on instruments made by artist John Preus. The exhibit also includes sculpture, fiber art and photography that examines the relationship between visual art, theater and music.