Looking for something to do this weekend? There's lots going on in Evanston. We've rounded up a list of don't miss events in town.
Cocktails and BBQ
at FEW Spirits
5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; FEW Spirits, 918 Chicago Ave.
Evanston’s own FEW Spirits distillery hosts a free cocktail hour with summery mixed drinks, music and food from Husky Hog BBQ.
Craft Exposition Benefiting Cancer Research
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Dr.
More than 160 juried artists will exhibit baskets, ceramics, fiber art, furniture, glass, jewely, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood crafts at the 29th Annual American Craft Exposition. Purchase tickets online for $13 or at the door for $15; entry is good for all three days. Funds raised support ovarian cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
4 Josie 5K Fundraiser
9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Apollo Park, Morgan Street and Bowling Green Road in Homewood.
Race a 5K to benefit Josie Nordman, a 20-year-old Northwestern University student with cystic fibrosis who recently underwent a double lung transplant. $30 online or $35 day of; funds raised help pay for her medical expenses.
Festival at Ten Thousand Villages
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Ten Thousand Villages, 719 Main St.
The store will entertain kids with games, music, dancing, coloring and a scavenger hunt at this free family festival.
Star Bike and Chow Tour Includes Evanston
Various start times and locations on Sunday, Aug. 25.
This neighborhood bike and food tour includes a 12-mile, 22-mile, 35-mile and 62-mile route featuring major Chicago area sites and food samples. The 62-mile tour starts in the city of Chicago, then heads north along the North Shore Channel Park to turn around at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Riders head back along Sheridan Road through Evanston. $35 online before Saturday, Aug. 24, or $45 on the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit the Active Transportation Alliance.
of Armenia Festival Includes Food, Music and More
Noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at St. James Armenian Chuch, 816 Clark St.
Sample charcoal-grilled kebabs, “sarma” rolls with fresh-picked grape leaves, authentic pastries and Armenian coffee at this annual festival. There will also be music, line dancing, cooking demonstrations and activities for kids.