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Friday, May 29, 2015
4th Annual Evanston Green Ball (7:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

4th Annual Evanston Green Ball Set for May 29

The Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston invite Chicagoland community members to attend the 4th Annual Evanston Green Ball on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Levy Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. in Evanston.

The Green Ball is celebrated as one of the year’s best environmental events, with all proceeds supporting programs and operations at the Evanston Ecology Center. This year, the ball will feature all of the culinary action that Evanston has to offer, including local breweries, restaurants and caterers that make Evanston the dining and entertainment mecca of the North Shore. Live music will be performed throughout the evening by Ear Candy, and the event will feature displays of award-winning local environmental art.

Through Friday, May 1, “early bird” tickets are available for a reduced price of $65. After that date, tickets will be sold at their regular price of $75. “Friend of the Ecology Center” tickets are also available for $100. Admission includes food, drinks and live entertainment. Wine will be sold separately. To purchase your tickets, visit


Eco Center Sitters at the Green Ball

New this year, the Green Ball will offer a special Eco Center Sitters service for attending parents. Evanston Ecology Center staff will be on site at the Levy Center to offer children a fun-filled Friday night. Activities will include a snack, games, animal encounters, a nature walk, and more. Pre-registration is required; no drop-ins. The rate is $20 per child for Evanston residents; $25 for non-residents. Register at, or call/text 847-448-4311.

Event Sponsors

This year’s Green Ball sponsors include: Archer-Patterson Family Foundation, the Autobarn of Evanston, Citizens' Greener Evanston, Roberts Architects & Construction, Evanston RoundTable, Natural Awakenings, Nature's Perspective Landscaping, Sips on Sherman, Winsol Power, ComEd, First Bank & Trust, Homefield Energy, and Mark Vend.

About the EEA

The Evanston Environmental Association is a non-profit organization that has promoted environmental education and action in Evanston, Illinois since 1976. The EEA was formed to support the Evanston Ecology Center, the Center’s educational programs, and the Ladd Arboretum. That mission continues to drive the EEA’s efforts today.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Yoga On The Plaza With LYFE Kitchen (10:00 am - 11:00 am)

Get ready to Namaste and join LYFE Kitchen and Heaven Meets Earth Yoga out on the Plaza (1603 Orrington Avenue) for a morning filled with Downward Dog and Warrior Poses on Saturday, May 30th at 10AM. Start your morning off on a high note with your family and celebrate the gift of yoga. There is no charge to participate and families are encouraged to bring their own mats, if possible.

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Circus In Progress: An Evening Of Daring New Work (4:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
Get a sneak peek at some of Chicago’s most exciting new works of circus art! This latest installation of our performance series focuses on the development of new acts. Professionals from the Chicagoland circus community will be featured as well as advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium’s own classes. Two Performances Only! Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 4:30 and 7:30 pm Nibbles after the 7:30 performance sponsored by Union Pizzeria. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit our website

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James Weigel And Dan Ornduff Live At The Knot (9:30 pm - 10:30 pm)
James Weigel has worn the hat of singer/songwriter as well as sideman for numerous groups and artist including The Henhouse Prowlers (aka Sexfist), Outlaw Family Band, and The Mudflapps. Dan Ornduff has done the same-most recognizably as lead guitarist for nationally touring country/blues band Sarah and The Tall Boys and right hand man to singer/songwriter Brian Walker. They got together and decided to trade back and forth being each other’s sideman-getting to enjoy the best of both worlds. They play classic country and blues, with a little rock n’ roll and folk thrown in the mix. Also expect to hear a sampling of James’s vast catalog of original material as well as Dan’s not nearly as vast catalog of original music

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Sunday, May 31, 2015
Evanston Symphony Orchestra - German Favorites (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Michelle Areyzaga returns to the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling, in Richard Strauss’ final work, his beautiful tribute to the soprano voice the Four Last Songs. Brahms’ Third Symphony is a cornerstone of the concert repertoire, with an opening theme expressing his personal motto “free but happy” and an instantly memorable folksong-like third movement. Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser will provide a sonorous and brassy conclusion to this program of favorites by German composers.

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The Orion Ensemble: Celebration (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, concludes its 22nd season A Taste of Chicago, A World of Romance with “Celebration,” a program showcasing Chicago composer Marc Mellits.

Performances take place at the First Baptist Church of Geneva May 24; the PianoForte Studios in Chicago May 27; and the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston May 31.

This concert features recent work by Chicago composer Marc Mellits, transcriptions of works by Cuban-born jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera, Reszö Kókai’s folk-inspired Quartettino and Johannes Brahms’ epic second piano quartet.

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