The Weekend Ahead: happenings on campus, in Evanston June 24-26


Illustration by Olivia Abeyta

See what’s happening on campus and in Evanston this weekend.

Audrey Hettleman, Managing Editor

The Weekend Ahead is back for the summer. Over the next few months, we’ll highlight events both on campus and in Evanston. Read on to find your weekend plans.

Northwestern events


Friday Nights at the Dearborn Observatory

Dearborn Observatory 

Friday 9-11 p.m.


Tours include walking through NU’s Dearborn Observatory and looking through its telescope. Reservations are required for the 9-10 p.m., and walk-ins are allowed from 10-11 p.m.


Evanston events


My City, Your City, Our City Block Party

Harbert-Payne Park

Saturday 1-10 p.m.


Following Friday’s Honorary Street Naming for former Chief of Police Bill Logan,  Evanston’s first Black police chief, the city will host a block party this Saturday. “My City, Your City, Our City” is a city initiative that aims to reduce youth violence.  


Get Fit Fridays: McGaw YMCA “Yoga for Men”

Fountain Square

Saturday 8-9 a.m.


McGaw YMCA is offering yoga for all ages Saturday morning. Limited mats will be available, so attendees are advised to bring their own. Although the class was designed specifically for men, people of all genders are welcome. 


The Black Child Book Fair

Evanston Township High School 

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Started in 2019 by Chicago author Darryl Harvey, this nationwide event seeks to improve representation of Black authors in young literature and connect Black children with characters that look like them. 


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