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!
Saturday June 10th 6-8pm
The Nature of Enamel
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/