I know that someone will post a thread asking about stuff to do in Evanston this weekend, so I thought I'd be proactive since I've lived here for 17 years. If you have some time, check out campus, especially the east side on the lake. There's a fantastic new football practice facility, and if you walk the path south, you get a great view of downtown Chicago. You could rent a Divvy bike and ride this path around the entire campus. There's a rental outpost near the stadium on Harrison St. and Green Bay Rd.
A handful of new restaurants have opened around town. Kinship is in downtown Evanston and has a great burger. It's a nice though not fancy restaurant. If you want something nicer, with a good (but not downtown Chicago good) steak, The Barn on Church St is pretty popular. Bangers and Lace on Grove St is good -- food is sausage focused, alcohol is pub focused. Whiskey Thief Tavern is another new place that I've heard good things about. That's on Davis. My favorite food is at Union, a wood-burning pizzeria. That's a bit of a walk from campus, but an easy L ride to the Dempster stop. Also there is Union Squared, an offshoot of Union with big slabs of Detroit style pizza with better than average toppings. Edzo's, as always, has great burgers. If you like poke (raw fish in bowls of rice with assorted vegetables), a new place just opened on Chicago Ave called Pono Ono. I ate there last week and loved it. Across from there is La Cocinita, a little place with Venezuelan and Mexican food. Really good and fast. There are also a handful of Asian places - Joy Yee, Cafe 527, Red Hot Chili Pepper, and Shang among others.