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Our calendar is full on Chicago's North Shore. From street fairs, famed festivals, special interest tours, walks and talks to an elite array of theatrical offerings, world-class concerts, unique performing arts presentations, sporting events, farmers markets, and so much more, Chicago’s North Shore offers the visitor an exceptional array of entertainment options.

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Do EVERYTHING— Share Your Story
September 24, 2017

DO EVERYTHING – Share Your Story at the Frances Willard House: Join us to commemorate Willard’s 178th birthday with an event highlighting Willard’s “Do Everything” brand of leadership and celebrating the leader in all of us.Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, representative for the 9th District of Illinois, will be the keynote speaker, sharing her journey to leadership and insights on activism. Following the talk, attendees are encouraged to share their own stories and experiences of leadership with a StoryCorps interview gathering. This family-friendly event will take place on the front lawn of Willard House Museum and include light refreshments and cake — RSVP for #FREE! FREE. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-7500
Family Program: Posters that Rock!
September 24, 2017

Illinois Holocaust Museum: Family Program/ Posters that Rock! Kids and adults alike will work together to screen print a rock poster with Jay Ryan, a poster maker and musician who will also share how current rock concert poster design ideas come to life. Recommended for ages 8+.   Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Garden Chef Series
Through September 24, 2017

Garden Chef series: Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations. Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps in this sunny location. No umbrellas, please. 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October 8, 2017. Free Admission; Parking Fees Apply. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Northbrook Farmers Market
September 27, 2017

Wednesdays, 7 am - 1 pm: Stock up on your fruits and veggies at the Northbrook Farmers Market! Enjoy fresh, high quality produce and other locally made goods every Wednesday from June 21 through October 11. Now, you can receive direct texts to your cell phone. Just opt-in! Text NBFarMar to 57682. Link card holders: We accept SNAP benefits at the market and double the value up to $25. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Downtown Northbrook
Cherry Lane & Meadow Rd.
Northbrook, IL
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Live!
September 28, 2017

Take a private tour inside the world of Milk Street with Christopher Kimball, founder and host of Milk Street TV and Radio. Each and every audience member participates in a taste-test and selected attenders come up on stage for cooking competitions, quizzes, and tastings. Discover the secrets of cooking from Milk Street travels to Thailand, Mexico, and Peru to London, South Africa and the Middle East. Ask Mr. Kimball questions, live on stage, and, for premium ticket holders, meet Mr. Kimball after the event at a private book signing. ****$95 Vip ticket includes an after show meet and great as well as Chris Kimball’s new cookbook   $45 | $65 | $95 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300
Taste of the Town!
September 28, 2017

This much anticipated event, Taste of the Town, brings together all the favorite restaurants from Wheeling’s famed Restaurant Row, Prospect Heights, and neighboring communities to provide guests with the finest “Tastes of the Town!” – a true feast for the senses. Over 20 fabulous foodservice establishments will be onsite offering sensational samples of American, Asian, Italian, Korean, Mexican and other flavors. Along with food and drink samples all night long, guests will enjoy musical entertainment, raffle prizes, interactive games, and much more! Everyone who attends Taste of the Town will receive a coupon book with special offers from all participating restaurants. Come hungry!
  $35 – $45. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL
Downtown Evanston Farmers Market
September 30, 2017

The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November 4, 2017. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-8045
Glencoe French Market
September 30, 2017

Glencoe French Market is an outdoor market open Saturday mornings from June through October 14, 2017 on Wyman Green. Vendors feature fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts and more.    Type: Farmer's Market.
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Wyman Green
675 Village Ct.
Glencoe, IL
Glenview Farmers Market
September 30, 2017

The Mission of the Glenview Farmer’s Market is to build a local, sustainable, intelligent, dynamic, and ethical food system, with local farms at its core. Enjoy weekly entertainment and the Green Table, 9am – 12pm and enjoy visiting with different local experts who will provide education about sustainable living. FREE. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506
Grove Folk Fest
October 1, 2017

Live folk music, square dancing, hayrides, gift & craft items for sale and outdoor dining on hearty food. $4 Adults/$1 Children under 12. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL
(847) 299-6096
History of Rock and Roll
October 1, 2017

History of Rock & Roll/ Music for Social Change. From rock to soul to rap, music has the power to become the soundtrack of social change. Join National Radio Hall of Fame inductee Terri Hemmert as she spotlights musicians who have responded to social issues through their music.     Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Inaugural Disc Golf Open
October 1, 2017

Grab a partner and join us for the inaugural Glencoe Disc Golf Open! Whether a seasoned competitive player or have never participated in an organized round, this outing is sure to provide ample challenge, reward, and, most importantly, fun! Registration includes 18 holes of disc golf, a hot dog lunch, and a custom Innova golf disc. Registration closes September 27; tee times will be assigned after registration closes. Please register for the appropriate level. $50/per team of two. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Watts Park of Glencoe Park District
305 Randolph Street
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-3030
Skokie Farmers Market
October 1, 2017

Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from June to November 5, 2017. Conveniently located in the parking lot between the Village Hall and Skokie Public Library, the Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. ~ Free parking in Village parking lots.~  Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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On the Village Green in Skokie
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0500
Garden Chef Series
September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Garden Chef series: Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations. Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps in this sunny location. No umbrellas, please. 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October 8, 2017. Free Admission; Parking Fees Apply. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
A Love Affair
Through October 1, 2017

A Love Affair: This award winning romantic comedy is brimming with hilarious as well as moving moments captured from a 38 year marriage. As Jimmy and Alice Diamond clear out the attic of their Malibu home because a turn of finances is forcing them to move into a cramped condo, they find themselves reliving the flawed masterpiece that is their marriage. *** B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Bottle) and free homemade cookies, as always! $20-$35 includes cookies and corkage fee! . Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738
Trevor, the Musical
Through October 1, 2017

—EXTENDED!—Trevor, the Musical: Meet Trevor, a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself, influenced by his friends, parents . . . and Diana Ross. Prices Vary. Type: Performing Arts.
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Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL
(847) 242-6000
Northbrook Farmers Market
October 4, 2017

Wednesdays, 7 am - 1 pm: Stock up on your fruits and veggies at the Northbrook Farmers Market! Enjoy fresh, high quality produce and other locally made goods every Wednesday from June 21 through October 11. Now, you can receive direct texts to your cell phone. Just opt-in! Text NBFarMar to 57682. Link card holders: We accept SNAP benefits at the market and double the value up to $25. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Downtown Northbrook
Cherry Lane & Meadow Rd.
Northbrook, IL
Martin Sexton Trio
October 4, 2017 - October 5, 2017

Evanston SPACE: Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early '90s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as "Scrubs," "Parenthood," and "Masters of Sex" as well as numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.   $32.00 - $88.00. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Bluegrass on the Greens
October 6, 2017

Mark your calendars now and get ready for Canal Shores Golf Course's biggest celebration of the year! On the evening of Friday, October 6, 2017, you're invited to join us for "Bluegrass on the Greens," a family-friendly, Ravinia-style outdoor concert at Canal Shores featuring noted local-Evanstonian bluegrass band Emory Gap. This concert and neighborhood party celebrates the end of the highly successful 2017 golf season at Canal Shores (taking the place of the "Groovin' on the Greens" party held the past 2 years). Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, family and friends for this bluegrass music show and lawn party that will be held on the fairways in front of the Canal Shores Pro Shop between Lincoln and Central Streets in Evanston. Enjoy cash bar, food trucks, and a warming fire in the beautiful new Canal Shores fire pit.
  $25 tax-deductible cover charge ($5 for kids). Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Canal Shores Golf Course
1030 Central Street;
Evanston , IL
847-448-8252
Free Museum Admission Day
October 6, 2017

FREE Admission Day is the first FRIDAY of the month at the Mitchell Museum! Enjoy the visit! 10am - 5pm. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-1030
Downtown Evanston Farmers Market
October 7, 2017

The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November 4, 2017. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-8045
Glencoe French Market
October 7, 2017

Glencoe French Market is an outdoor market open Saturday mornings from June through October 14, 2017 on Wyman Green. Vendors feature fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts and more.    Type: Farmer's Market.
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Wyman Green
675 Village Ct.
Glencoe, IL
Glenview Farmers Market
October 7, 2017

The Mission of the Glenview Farmer’s Market is to build a local, sustainable, intelligent, dynamic, and ethical food system, with local farms at its core. Enjoy weekly entertainment and the Green Table, 9am – 12pm and enjoy visiting with different local experts who will provide education about sustainable living. FREE. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506
Northwestern University Football vs. Penn State (Homecoming)
October 7, 2017

Northwestern Wildcats hosts Penn State for Homecoming! The Northwestern Wildcats offer some of the best Division 1 college sports action in the Midwest, featuring 12 teams competing in the Big Ten Conference. Prices Vary. Type: Sports.
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Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL
888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775)
Opening Reception: Organic Expressionism Works
October 7, 2017

Join Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery for opening reception for painter Shar Coulson. Artist statement “ I am influenced by the interconnection between humanity and nature. The organic qualities of my work stem from my love and respect for nature and its mysterious repetition of line and form.” Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery
704 Main Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 418-1289
Terrain Biennial: Evanston
October 7, 2017

The opening of Terrain Biennial: Evanston will be held on October 7 from 4-7pm and will feature performances and walking tours of the artworks. Artworks will remain in place through November 15th. For the 3rd Terrain Biennial, Evanston artists have organized eight host locations on a walkable route, along Wesley and Florence between Emerson and Dempster. Eight homes will host the work of nine artists on the front yard, porch, or facade. Participating artists include Paul Catanese, Shawn Decker, Alice George, Patrick Lichty, Kristin Mariani, Laurie O’Brien, Mat Rappaport, Anne Hayden Stevens and Kevin Valentine. Artworks range from pinhole cinema by Laurie O’Brien, to a sound installation by Shawn Decker, and a sculpture & performance by artist Kevin Valentine. Maps for the Terrain Biennial can be accessed online. Founded in October of 2011 by artist Sabina Ott and Author John Paulett, Terrain Exhibitions and the Terrain Biennial repurpose private spaces such as front yards, porches, or windows, turning them into public spaces in order to foster dialogue between neighbors and provide opportunities for artist and viewers alike to experience new perspectives. The projects at the 3rd Terrain Biennial will range from sculptural installations to time-based performances to public interventions.   FREE! . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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1217 Church Street
1217 Church Street; Walk south to view projects along along Wesley & Florence between Emerson & Demp
Evanston , IL
Walking Tour: Evanston Women's History
October 7, 2017

Discover the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape. **This tour meets in front of the Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue. Tours last 90 minutes. | The Evanston History Center offers lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront. The tours provide fun and fascinating insights into the history of Evanston, its architecture, and the cultural landscape. RSVP to (847) 475-3410 or e-mail Kris Hartzell at khartzell@evanstonhistorycenter.org.
    $20 per person payable at the event. Type: Tours.
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Frances Willard House
1730
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
Skokie Farmers Market
October 8, 2017

Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmers Market is open every Sunday from June to November 5, 2017. Conveniently located in the parking lot between the Village Hall and Skokie Public Library, the Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. ~ Free parking in Village parking lots.~  Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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On the Village Green in Skokie
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0500
Garden Chef Series
October 7, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Garden Chef series: Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations. Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps in this sunny location. No umbrellas, please. 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October 8, 2017. Free Admission; Parking Fees Apply. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
LADO: National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia
October 9, 2017

“LADO” National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia founded in 1949 in Zagreb as a professional national ensemble, with the aim of researching, artistically interpreting and presenting on stage the rich cultural traditions of Croatia. The ensemble’s 39 brilliant dancers, easily transform this folk dance ensemble into an impressive folk choir, while its 14 superb musicians play some fifty different traditional and classical instruments. Their repertoire consists of more than a hundred different choreographic and vocal and instrumental and numbers. **30% discount for children 12 and under available.  $50 | $55 | $60 | $65 ** (**30% discount for children 12 and under available). Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300