If you’ve ever wished for an actor’s onstage physicality, consider taking a class at the Actors Gymnasium at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston. Founded in part by a theater critic, a circus performer, and a founding member of the Lookingglass Theatre, classes (many available on a drop-in basis) run the gamut from stage combat to clowning to circus arts. After learning how to juggle or ascend a swath of silk, take a calming walk through Noyes’ two free art galleries. Then get a well-earned pulled-pork sandwich or a bowl of poblano corn chowder at nearby Kim’s Kitchen.
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