Held under the white tent at the Norris University Center on the Northwestern campus, the Evanston MashUp was a big success this past September. More than 500 locals enjoyed offerings from 30 of Evanston’s finest restaurants, as well as giant jenga, ping pong, hula hoops, and more. The MashUp is uniquely Evanston, promoting an evening of networking, conversations, and connections, from entrepreneurs to executives, artists to accountants, and city leaders to CEOs. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and president of Northwestern University Morton Schapiro served as the event’s co-captains for the 7th year in a row. evanstonmashup.com
Where: The Hilton Chicago
When: 6:30 to 10 p.m.