Things To Do In Evanston

Three-Hour Art Class for One, Two, or Four at Ausrine's Arts Room (Up to 71% Off)

Ausrine's Arts Room

Evanston

Professional artist passes on skills in printmaking, fiber/felting, and leather work during three-hour sessions

$120 $43

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Beer School with a 10-Beer Flight and Sharable Appetizers for One or Two at World of Beer - Evanston (50% Off)

World of Beer - Evanston

Evanston

Sample 10 brews while tasting American, tavern-style cuisine

$50 $25

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Romance & Jazz at Nichols Concert Hall on Sunday, September 28, at 3 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Romance & Jazz"

Nichols Concert Hall

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Works by Mozart, Bartók, and Williams, along with the Midwest premiere of Howard Levy's Sonata for Oboe and Piano

$35 $18

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$29 for a Four-Week Beginner Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga ($70 Value)

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

$70 $29

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$206 for $375 Groupon — The Fitness Representative Personal Training, LLC

The Fitness Representative

Evanston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$375 $206

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$10 for $20 Groupon — MSI wellness center

Angelic Yoga At Msi-healing

Evanston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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$49 for 10 Drop-In Bikram or Yin Yoga Meditation Classes at Bikram Yoga Evanston ($150 Value)

Bikram Yoga Evanston

Evanston

Hot Bikram yoga classes help stretch out and detoxify the body; Yin yoga classes are still performed in a heated room but are less intense

$150 $49

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from The Fitness Manager (65% Off)

The Fitness Manager

Evanston

Training session, consult, and FMS assessment with a certified trainer with16 years experience at elite fitness facilities.

$260 $91

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$19 for One Ticket to a Northwestern Football Game on Saturday, September 20, at 11 a.m. ($30 Value)

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Ryan Field

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Northwestern squares off against Western Illinois in their last game before conference play begins

$30 $19

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Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra's Nordic Sounds at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Nordic Sounds

Pick-Staiger Hall

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An homage to both classic and contemporary Danish composers and musicians including Gade, Nielsen, and violinist Christina Åstrand

$80 $40

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$69 for an Adult Climbing Class Plus Three Free Passes at Evanston Athletic Club ($200 Value)

Evanston Athletic Club

Evanston

Learn the ropes in this class, which teaches you the basics and gives you confidence in scaling rock faces

$200 $69

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes at Down Dog Hot Yoga (Up to 61% Off)

Down Dog Hot Yoga

Evanston

Instructors lead students of all ability levels in hot Vinyasa flow yoga classes, helping them increase their strength and flexibility

$150 $59

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15 or 30 Classes at Dharma Yoga Evanston (78% Off)

Dharma Yoga Evanston

Evanston

Physical challenges & spiritual guidance converge during classical multilevel Hatha classes

$210 $59

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With live jazz music, USDA Prime steaks aged at least 21 days, and the freshest of seafood, Pete Miller's Seafood & Prime Steak is a living tribute to the colorful life of Harold “Pete” Miller. Miller grew up an avid hunter, studied History in college, and earned a Purple Heart as a marine in WWII. He even spent time slinging hats, before eventually settling on becoming a music salesman—a profession that would ignite his love of jazz and lead him to the rhythm-rich city of Chicago. Once settled, he discovered the Davis Street Fishmarket in Evanston where he became a regular, albeit outspoken, patron. He incessantly offered recommendations and recipe suggestions, eventually inciting the chef to hand him an apron and shout, “Do it yourself if you think you know so much!” Miller accepted the challenge and kicked off his culinary career with his usual flair and spontaneity.

Today, the pair of restaurants proudly carrying his name keep his legacy alive, hosting live jazz almost every night of the week, just like he would have wanted. In addition to the regular dinner menu, which features the likes of whole steamed lobsters and bone-in fillets, there’s also a bar menu that boasts more casual eats, such as burgers and sandwiches dressed in khaki slacks. The Wheeling location’s 250-seat patio features a granite bar with room for 50 people, as well as three huge fireplaces.

1450 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

USA Karate Federation Hall of Fame honoree and four-time Panamerican Karate champion John Fonseca teams up with three-time world karate champion Elisa Au Fonseca and a cadre of talented instructors to lead their charges through martial-arts and fitness classes that strengthen minds and bodies. Though the martial-arts program mainly focuses on shotokan and shito-ryu karate, the sensei also offers aikido, judo, Gracie jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and wing tsun classes. Bushy-tailed neophytes start at the beginning, learning the basics of their chosen form, whereas advanced students delve into such mind-focused arenas as chi energy training and personally apologizing to every punching bag they have ever hurt.

Instructors also lead fitness-centered sessions that build muscle and burn calories. Cardio-kick classes merge elements of martial-arts, boxing, and aerobics to form an ever-changing cardiovascular workout infused with heart-pumping kicks and punches. Boot-camps delve athletes even deeper into whole-body fitness by challenging them to nonstop military-style drills for a full 45 minutes, or approximately the time it takes to jump rope through an entire episode of Magnum, P.I..

823 Chicago Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

The Akemi Fitness Method studio hosts a mix of alternative workout classes that incorporates a range of movements to tone muscles, improve equilibrium, and enhance endurance. Inspired by the results-oriented Lotte Berk Method, this workout style engages students in core exercises, dance, yoga, and light weight training during a variety of classes. Laura Baginski of Time Out Chicago notes that the Akemi barre class caused her to "walk out feeling taller, leaner," thanks to its combination of ballet barre exercises, Pilates, and free weights. Combat fit classes combine elements from ballet, hip-hop, kickboxing, and yoga, adding in cardiovascular exercises to burn fat and light resistance training to sculpt frames until they achieve the angular glisten of a Roman statue. An hour of the arms, abs and booty session firms appendages, six-packs, and seats. With classes held throughout the day, seven days a week, Akemi's calendar accommodates students with all types of schedules.

518 -1/2 Davis St.
Evanston,
IL
US

After more than a decade spent establishing an innovative contemporary dance company in Santa Fe, Foster Dance Studios founder Ronn Stewart has touched down once more in a studio beside the Foster Purple Line stop. As the flipside of training the pros of the Joffrey Ballet, Stewart stretches an artistic arm toward as wide a student base as possible with his trademark MoPeD—or More People Dancing—curriculum. Exercises designed to develop rich internal imagery and a strong connection to one's body bear fruit in fluid, aerobic movements that spring from within each student. The center's inclusive philosophy extends to Everybody Move classes, where young children develop motor skills that go beyond racecar imitation by twirling scarves in the air, bouncing balls, and playing musical instruments. The newly constructed studios also find room for Gyrotronic fitness classes and dance schooling in nearly every established mode, along with vivid abstract art accidentally produced by a dancer in a just-painted tutu.

915 Foster St
Evanston,
IL
US

Lisa Faremouth Weber, the founder and owner of Heaven Meets Earth, wanted her studio to be a sacred space where students could come for a regular yoga practice and leave refreshed. That's why her commitment to student health reaches beyond the classes and into the very nontoxic paint that coats the studio's walls. Heaven Meets Earth is one of Evanston's only green yoga studios, featuring sustainable bamboo floors, an eco-boutique, and paper products made out of still-living trees.

Certified instructors lead the studio's workshops, teacher-training, meditation classes. They teach students to control their breath and build strength during Sacred Vinyasa classes, and also branch out into Pilates and dance-fitness classes. Teen, child, and family classes instill a sense of peace and focus in the light-filled studio, which features a wall of inspirational quotes.

2746 Central St
Evanston,
IL
US

The experienced instructors at Dharma Yoga Evanston?some influenced by the teachings of yoga superstar Sri Dharma Mittra?facilitate physical challenges and spiritual awakenings during classical Hatha yoga classes and special events such as Sanskrit courses. Like evening newscasts, yoga classes last between 60 and 90 minutes and explore the benefits of deep-breathing techniques. Dharma Gentle instructors welcome beginners with a series of gentle, traditional poses that focuses the mind while working to strengthen muscles. Students can progress through Dharma I, II, III, and IV, a study that culminates in advanced moves such as headstands and backbends. The studio also hosts Anusara-inspired routines whose mindful moves melt stress and icebergs of tension.

1321 Emerson St
Evanston,
IL
US

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