Cultivate offers a variety of community events in Evanston IL.

Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery is more than a beautiful place to shop for great plants and art. It’s also a place to hang out, meet with a group, or join a workshop or activity. It’s a locally owned shop where you can also get involved with like-minded individuals and meet new groups of friends with your same interests. As part of our selection of community events in Evanston, we offer Terrarium Making classes, and  for kids and adults. Cultivate art openings our open to the community at large. We also have, concerts, poetry readings and a growing list of events. Scroll down to see the latest events on the calendar.

Private Terrarium Classes and Rentals

Because Cultivate is dedicated to being a local resource and go-to spot for community events in Evanston, we also offer our beautiful space for your own private event. We’ve already hosted birthday parties and baby showers. Please inquire about renting Cultivate for your private event. And come check our beautiful space while attending one of our community events, listed below!


Opening Reception

Saturday June 10th 6-8pm

The Nature of Enamel

Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler

Murray El’Zabar Duo

$20 Advance tickets while they last are on sale thru June 14. If tickets are still available they will be $30 at the door which open at 7:30 for an 8pm show.

 

 

These two modern music masters, have been at the forefront of creative exploration and

compositional diversity over the past four decades. Murray and El’Zabar are recognized by

their peers to be consummate virtuosos, who possess ingenious interpretations within the

history and future of Great Black Music! This magnificent duo, shares with us all, the hope

and desire that comes from blowing fire in an acquired wisdom. This is freedom music in

its noblest sense, meant to heal and release one from the regurgitated mediocrity currently

flooding our airways. These two wise men know firsthand what’s genuine and real. They

have both played and recorded with the legends. To witness these time proven masters in

person, is to be exalted and rejuvenated! They are the miracle of a profound sound, within a

priceless opportunity not to be missed! These cats express brilliantly what true musicians

feel and see, which is the epiphany to be free! They are body and soul, in a moment’s notice,

that ignites the call to have a ball with the one and only Murray/El’Zabar Duo!

Sir Kahil El’zabar is revered globally as a cultural visionary and an innovative music conceptualist. He has recorded more than 60 acclaimed projects as the leader, Composer,and arranger. El’Zabar, who holds a PHD in Inter/Disciplinary Arts from Lake Forest College,has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie,Pharoah Sanders,Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Cannon Ball Adderly, Archie Shepp, Paul Simon, Lester Bowie, Nona Hendryx, Kurt Elling, Billy Bang, Eddie Harris, Neneh Cherry, Henry Threadgill, Roy Ayers, and David Murray. In May 2014, Sir Kahil El’Zabar was Knighted by the Council General of France, making him a (Chevalier Medal De Lettres).

David Murray is one of the most recorded musicians as a leader in the history of jazz, with well over 200 celebrated projects. Murray was one of the founding members of the World Saxophone Quartet and has worked with greats like, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Mc Coy Tyner, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Jerry Garcia, Max Roach, Amiri Baraka, Randy Weston and Fred Hopkins. He is currently working with Macy Gray as part of his David Murray Big Band. In 2012, David Murray received an Honorary Doctorate Of Music Degree from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has won numerous awards over his vast career garnering a Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Instrumental Group Performance, for his Tribute to John Coltrane and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Murray/

Upcoming Events & Classes

Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terrarium Workshop - BYOB @ Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Spark a brand-new passion: Learn how to design, build, and care for your very own terrarium. Do you take home with you? Yes, you take home your terrarium and have a fun experience. You’ll have[...]
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Terrarium Workshop - BYOB @ Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Spark a brand-new passion: Learn how to design, build, and care for your very own terrarium. Do you take home with you? Yes, you take home your terrarium and have a fun experience. You’ll have[...]
Macrame Plant Hangers + Cookies @ CULTIVATE @ Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Sunday, July 9th 2-4:30PM Join us at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery for a macrame plant hanger workshop! I’ll show you several basic knots so you can design your own plant hanger that you can[...]
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Terrarium Workshop - BYOB @ Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Spark a brand-new passion: Learn how to design, build, and care for your very own terrarium. Do you take home with you? Yes, you take home your terrarium and have a fun experience. You’ll have[...]
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Terrarium Workshop - BYOB @ Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery | Evanston | Illinois | United States
Spark a brand-new passion: Learn how to design, build, and care for your very own terrarium. Do you take home with you? Yes, you take home your terrarium and have a fun experience. You’ll have[...]
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Start the weekend off right with a night of plant-themed coloring in our Urban Rainforest. Bring your favorite coloring supplies or enjoy pages from the books in our store. All our events are BYOB!