Margarita European Inn Chicago North Shore Evanston
1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, Illinois, United Stateshttp://www.margaritainn.com(847) 869-2273
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttp://www.evanstonhistorycenter.org(847) 475-3410The Evanston History Center, located in the historic Charles Gates Dawes House, strives to capture and teach Evanston’s rich history. If you live in the area or plan to visit and are interested in Evanston’s past, please contact us.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL, United Stateshttp://www.chicagobotanic.org(847) 835-5440The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.
Baha'i House of Worship
100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL, United Stateshttp://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple(847) 853-2300One of only seven Baha'i temples in the world at present, this unique structure symbolizes unity and invites prayer to God. The quiet serenity of the Baha'i House of Worship reflects the spiritual truths of the Baha'i Faith: the oneness of God, the oneness of humanity and the oneness of religion. Like all Baha'i Houses of Worship, the temple in Wilmette has nine sides and is surrounded by exquisite gardens and fountains.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.lpzoo.org(312) 742-2000Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation.
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.adlerplanetarium.org(312) 922-7827Welcome to the Adler Planetarium! Whether you have a full day or just an hour or two, we have admission passes to fit your interests. Take in immersive sky shows in our three full-sized theaters including the Definiti Theater, the newly renovated Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater, and the Grainger Sky Theater–the most technologically advanced theater in the world. From daily programs, to exhibitions, and special lectures, we are happy to connect you to all the information you need to plan your visit today.
1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.sheddaquarium.org(312) 939-2438Dive into the World’s Aquarium Shedd connects people to the living world. We engage and inspire, entertain and inform. We are a vital teaching and learning resource, conservation leader, neighborhood partner and global collaborator. We are passionate about our animals, their habitats and the planet we share.
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202http://evanstonspace.com(847) 492-8860Since opening its doors in 2008, SPACE has brought thousands of world class performances to Evanston audiences. With a rustic and warm ambiance and state-of-the-art technology the venue has become a favorite amongst musicians and music fans of all ages. SPACE doesn’t fit standard labels such as “jazz club” or “rock club.” It is a place where music fanatics can get closer to their favorite music and have a uniquely intimate and memorable experience. The venue hosts shows that are both seated and standing, loud and quiet. If you have a particular expectation with regards to your seating, the volume of the show, or any other factors that may contribute to your enjoyment, please don’t think twice about emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We understand that everyone enjoys music in different ways, and we want to make sure that your experience is one that you’ll remember for all of the right reasons!
Universities & Schools
633 Clark St, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttp://www.northwestern.edu(847) 491-3741Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
Northwestern University Administration Development
1201 Davis st. Evanston, il. 60201http://www.development.northwestern.edu847-491-4591
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W Sheridan Rd. Chicago, Il. 60660773) 274-3000
Roycemore Prep School
1200 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201http://www.roycemoreschool.org(847) 866-6055Roycemore School is an independent, nonsectarian, co-educational college preparatory school located in Evanston, Illinois serving students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. The school's current enrollment is approximately 315 students.
Classical Music and Opera
Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston-East
1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttp://www.musicinst.org(847) 905-1500The Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) is one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the country, setting national standards for excellence in music education. MIC was the first community music school in Illinois to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the body that accredits college/university music departments. With a world-renowned faculty and exceptional creative arts therapy staff, MIC provides music education and clinical services for people of all ages and abilities across numerous inner-city sites, a satellite locations in Downers Grove and Chicago and five permanent campuses located in Evanston (2), Lincolnshire, Winnetka and Lake Forest.
418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL, United Stateshttp://www.ravinia.org(847) 266-5000Every summer, Ravinia attracts about 600,000 listeners to some 120 to 150 events that span all genres from classical music to jazz to musical theater every June through September. As a nonprofit organization, community outreach and music education initiatives are our key mission. Over 75,000 people are served through Ravinia's Reach*Teach*Play programs each year, ensuring that great music remains accessible to all.
Light Opera Works
516 4th St, Wilmette, IL, United Stateshttp://www.light-opera-works.org(847) 920-5360LIGHT OPERA WORKS is a resident professional not-for-profit music theater in Evanston, Illinois, founded in 1980. The mission is to produce musical theater from a variety of world traditions. In its 34 seasons, LIGHT OPERA WORKS has presented more than 100 productions on its 1,000-seat Mainstage, 250-seat Second Stage and 450 seat Concert Stage venues.
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttp://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu(847) 491-4000The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is the fine arts museum of Northwestern University and Chicago’s North Shore. It serves the academic and cultural needs of the University and community through: Thought-provoking exhibitions Rich and diverse permanent collection Original scholarship Dynamic educational and cultural programs Classical and contemporary film screenings at Block Cinema.
Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL, United Stateshttp://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org(847) 832-6600Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago offers 17 interactive, hands-on exhibits for children ages birth to 8. All of our exhibits and programs are aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards and are designed to nurture a love of learning in young children.
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.artic.edu(312) 443-3600The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.fieldmuseum.org(312) 922-9410The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge. Combining the fields of Anthropology, Botany, Geology, Paleontology and Zoology, the Museum uses an interdisciplinary approach to increasing knowledge about the past, present and future of the physical earth, its plants, animals, people, and their cultures. In doing so, it seeks to uncover the extent and character of biological and cultural diversity, similarities and interdependencies so that we may better understand, respect, and celebrate nature and other people.
Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.mcachicago.org(312) 280-2660One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. MCA Chicago documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, United Stateshttp://www.msichicago.org(773) 684-1414Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org(847) 967-4800The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL, United Stateshttp://www.northlight.org(847) 673-6300Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community.
927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttp://www.piventheatre.org(847) 866-6597For 40 years, the Piven Theatre Workshop has maintained both a professional subscription theatre and a nationally acclaimed actors training center for children and adults. The Mission of the Piven Theatre Workshop is to preserve a process of creative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to theatre training and performance. This mission, as it has evolved over 40 years, is pursued through the three branches of the organization: the training center for children and adults, annually serving 1,000 students with mentorship opportunities for emerging theatre artists and educators, the extensive scholarship and community outreach programs, and the professional Equity theatre committed to new works and literary adaptations.
Next Theatre Company
927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttp://www.nexttheatre.org(847) 475-1875Next Theatre Company produces socially provocative, artistically adventurous work. It is our vision to become a destination for audiences and artists who share our vision that theatre can promote awareness and provoke change with more power than any other medium of expression. We serve over 10,000 patrons each year, including students, elderly, and everyone in between. Our audience includes local Evanstonians as well as Chicago and North Shore residents, and they have come to expect artistic excellence in the pursuit of culturally progressive work. As Dan Zeff of Copley News observed, the Next is quickly becoming "the venue of the edgiest theater in the area."
1560 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL, United Stateshttps://www.rotary.org/en/contact(847) 866-3000
Exercise and Spa's
1000 Grove St, Evanston, IL 60201http://www.mcgawymca.org(847) 475-7400A half block from The Margarita European Inn, The Mcgaw YMCA has a complete fitness center and a full aquatic center.
804 Davis Streethttp://boltwoodevanston.com847.859.2880n his six years as Chef de Cuisine of The Publican, Brian Huston helped define Farm-to-Table cooking in the Midwest. His dedication and passion for locally sourced and market-driven ingredients is at the foundation of every dish on the menu. The result is a simple and ever-changing menu that delivers new and exciting flavors every day. While Brian was busy honing his culinary skills and building relationships with local farmers, John Kim was developing a loyal following as co-owner of The Brothers K Coffeehouse. Over the last decade, John’s gregarious personality and authentic connection with his customers has made The Brothers K more than just a coffeehouse that serves great coffee. It is a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes customers feel at home. At Boltwood, John’s goal is to make our regulars feel like new customers and our new customer to feel like regulars.