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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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Hot Flashes Wine Tasting
February 25, 2018

Wines with higher alcohol by volume are often described as “hot.” Join us as we feature some of our “hottest” Lynfred vintages. Reservations required. Standard tasting fees apply. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Lynfred Winery Wheeling
971 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL
(847) 229-9463
The Wind and The Wave
February 25, 2018

Evanston SPACE: In 2014, The Wind and The Wave, a duo from Austin, TX, quietly released one of the best albums of the year. From The Wreckage glowed with a rootsy golden tone that encompassed everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. Its creators, touring musician turned songwriter and producer Dwight Baker and singer-songwriter Patty Lynn, began making music together on a lark, never dreaming anything would come of it. Baker describes it as “kind of like what happens when two friends hold hands and jump in a freezing lake just to see what it feels like.” The music took on a life of its own and The Wind and The Wave soon found themselves with a major-label record deal, embarking on U.S. headlining tours $15. - $25. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
We Are the White Rose: Teen Voices of Resistance
February 25, 2018

Illinois Holocaust Museum: We Are the White Rose: Teen Voices of Resistance. Teens from local junior highs and high schools perform an original play based on contemporary upstanders, and the courageous student resistance movement, the “White Rose,” one of the few German groups that spoke out against Nazi genocidal policies during the holocaust. A talk back with the cast follows.   Free with Museum Admission. Type: Performing Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Through February 25, 2018

Following a shipwreck, twin brother Sebastian and sister Viola are separated in the land of Illyria. Viola assumes a new life as “Cesario” and enters the service of the Duke who longs for the love of the neighboring Countess. However, the Countess finds Cesario more to her liking. Deception, disguise, and the madness of love take center stage in one of the Bard’s greatest romantic comedies. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center | Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-7282
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Through February 25, 2018

Last of the Red Hot Lovers: Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions: the first, Elaine Navazio proves to be a foul-mouthed bundle of neuroses; Bobbi Michele is next, a 20-ish actress who’s too kooky by half; finally comes September and Jeanette Fisher, a gloomy, depressed housewife who happens to be married to Barney’s best friend.   $35 includes cookies and corkage fee! Student – $20. Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738
Norris Center Ice Rink
Through February 25, 2018

Join us on the East Lawn of the Norris Center for ice skating daily outside (weather permitting)!. Anyone may bring their own skates and use the ice rink when open. In order to use the ice rink, or rent skates, all participants must sign up via the electronic waiver form and waivers are good for the duration of the skating season. Parents or guardians of minors must be present even if a waiver is signed on the minor's behalf.     Type: Family Fun.
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Norris University Center
Northwestern University, 1999 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
Film: Catch Phrases—Catch Images
March 1, 2018

Film: Catch Phrases—Catch Images: The ways in which reality is shaped by media is the connecting subject of these two works. In the short Catch Phrases Catch Images: A Conversation with Vilem Flusser, Farocki interviews the noted philosopher Flusser about the design of the front page of the tabloid newspaper Bild Zeitung—how image and text are inseparable and how those elements are used to shape meaning. For Videograms of a Revolution, Farocki collaborated with Romanian writer Andrei Ujica. The film is an exploration of the 1989 overthrow of Romanian leader Nicolae Ceau?escu, drawn from broadcasts of the state television station (which demonstrators had taken over and were using to televise images of the ongoing revolution) and from footage shot by amateur videographers all over Bucharest. FREE. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Cinema at Block Museum
40 Arts Circle
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
Shelby Lynn
March 1, 2018

By the time Shelby Lynne won her Best New Artist Grammy, she'd already completed six albums and had over a decade of recording experience under her belt. Yet in a way, the award was appropriate, since I Am Shelby Lynne was the album that finally found her taking control of her music, following years of casting about in search of an identity. Lynne's work ranged through country, blues, Southern soul, roots rock, Western swing, jazz, and adult contemporary pop; naturally, that eclecticism made her difficult to market, and it also resulted in pressure to record more commercial, radio-friendly material that didn't really suit her. Once Lynne put all the pieces together, she found herself embraced not by the country mainstream, but by rock critics, British audiences, and the alt-country/Americana crowd. $26 - $68. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Free Museum Admission Day
March 2, 2018

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
Irish Rovers
March 2, 2018

The Irish Rovers have charmed and entertained audiences around the world with their exciting stage shows for nearly fifty years. The past year has seen them excite yet another generation by returning to the radio airwaves, expanding their visibility on YouTube and returning to the small screen with two television specials in the last two years. The days of the long tours are coming to an end for these Irish lads as they are now completing one last world tour. After that, they will rove again only for special events, festivals and longer stays. International touring will happen only on a very limited scale.   $39.50 | $49.50 | $59.50. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Winter Farmers Market
March 3, 2018

Shop for your favorite foods, including vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, jams and jellies, and so much more. The Evanston Ecology Center's Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from December 2 through April 28 (No market on December 23 and 30, 2017). Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Ecology Center, accessible via McCormick Blvd. Parking will not be permitted in the Ecology Center Circle Drive.     Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-7238
Book & Author The Crime of Complicity:The Bystander in the Holocaust
March 4, 2018

Book & Author / The Crime of Complicity:The Bystander in the Holocaust. Amos N. Guiora, University of Utah law professor and retired lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, uses lessons learned from the Holocaust to show the consequences of non-intervention in this recent book, The Crime of Complicity. Guiora brings the issue into current perspective with such examples as sexual assaults on campus and other cases. A book signing follows.   Free with Museum Admission. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
March 4, 2018

  Tours every Sunday from March-December. Frances Willard was a 19th century women’s rights leader, social justice advocate, and political activist. She was most well-known as the President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), but her “Do Everything” agenda for social reform went far beyond temperance to include women’s rights, social justice, and world peace. Come hear her story and get inspired!

 

 
  $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under);FWHA members are free. . Type: Visual Arts.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847)328-7500
Skeleton Crew
Through March 4, 2018

Skeleton Crew: At the start of the Great Recession, workers at one of the last auto plants in Detroit confront the life-altering choices they must make if their plant goes under. When pushed to the limits of survival, how far over the lines are people willing to cross? Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Kohl Children's Museum - Build It
Through March 4, 2018

Calling all little architects: We’re offering a new twist on an old favorite — the building block! Explore the seven stages of block play with a wide selection of unique and interesting blocks of all shapes and sizes from Imagination Playground, Fat Brain Toys, and others! Experts agree that block play lays the foundation for future math and science concepts in a fun, engaging way! Type: Family Fun.
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Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
National Theatre Live: Young Marx
March 7, 2018

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.   $20 public, $16 NU Employee,$10 full-time student (Under 30 w/ID), $8 Children. Type: Visual Arts.
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Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern University
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-7282
Burlesque Quarterly Review
March 8, 2018

Enjoy Burlesque Quarterly Review at Found Kitchen. Reserved seats with dinner reservation!   $20 cover. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Found Kitchen and Social House
1631 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
(847) 868-8945
Film: Blind Spots of Memory
March 8, 2018

Blind Spots of Memory/ Films: Respite (Aufschub, 2007, Germany, digital, 40 min.) and Images of the World and the Inscription of War. The limitations of historical memory, and the insufficiency of historical documentation to accurately reflect history, are at the center of these two films that focus on war. Farocki constructs an elegant, thoughtful essay-film on the nature of images, the creation of knowledge, and the ways in which violence is often secretly inscribed in seemingly innocuous places.     Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Cinema at Block Museum
40 Arts Circle, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
FILM: I Am Jane Doe
March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day: Commemorations will continue with a film showing and discussion of "I Am Jane Doe." This film highlights the stories of several American women who discover their daughters have been the victims of online trafficking.   $10 / Students $5. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Unitarian Church of Evanston
1330 Ridge Avenue
Evanston , IL
(847) 475-3410
Frances Willard House: International Women's Day
March 8, 2018

Enjoy a morning celebration of International Women’s Day, with brief remarks highlighting the work of Evanston women leaders. Light refreshments will be served. Free event but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Women and girls of all ages are welcome. RSVP Required. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-7500
Hand Craft Cocktail Sampling
March 8, 2018

You love Koi Evanston cocktails—Now, we'll teach you how to make them at home. You will learn about the history of our cocktails and why each spirit is used. You will receive the cocktail recipes and be able to practice the techniques needed to make them. you will be confident in your abilities to make fabulous drafted cocktails at home. The best part, you get to drink what you learned. For only $25 per person, sample 6 cocktails and Chinese appetizers, sushi maki rolls. tickets are limited. In addition, all attendees will receive a $10 gift certificate to use on a future date at Koi. Seat are limited, 21+ age, Tickets are required.   $25 + $1.50 service fee. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
624 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 866-6969
International Women's Day
March 8, 2018

On Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a morning celebration of International Women’s Day, with brief remarks highlighting the work of Evanston women leaders. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Women and girls of all ages are welcome. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center
Dawes House, 225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
Stage Russia HD Macbeth.Kino
March 10, 2018

Stage Russia HD: Macbeth.Kino.:Yuri Butusov’s pastiche of conflicting styles only touches on the storyline of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” reflecting, instead, both confusion from confronting the myth and the desire to unveil it. It follows a non-linear technique, compiling fragments, jumbling up the characters, having them swap roles, understanding that only by blending together these singular moments can the desired completeness be achieved. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Winter Farmers Market
March 10, 2018

Shop for your favorite foods, including vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, jams and jellies, and so much more. The Evanston Ecology Center's Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from December 2 through April 28 (No market on December 23 and 30, 2017). Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Ecology Center, accessible via McCormick Blvd. Parking will not be permitted in the Ecology Center Circle Drive.     Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-7238
Frances Willard House Tours
March 11, 2018

Visitors can visit the Frances Willard House and learn about the Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s (WCTU) historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. As the world’s largest women’s organization by 1890, the WCTU took a strong stance against an issue that we still grapple with today. Be inspired as you learn about the ways in which these women worked together to create positive change in the world. The tours will take place from 1-4 p.m. and cost $10.
  $10. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-7500
Grove Arrival Day
March 11, 2018

Celebrate the anniversary of the day the Kennicott family first arrived at The Grove! This year’s event features Kennicott daughters Alice and Cora. Come meet costumed interpreters and hear what girls at The Grove in the 1840s liked to do, what they learned, how they dressed and what they did for fun. (We will also hear about what the boys did.) The answers will surprise you!   Free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Grove National Historic Landmark
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL
(847) 299-6096
JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival
March 11, 2018

5th annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival features the finest in recent film offerings with Jewish themes. See one, two or more feature or documentary films, each followed by an audience discussion. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 967-4800
Louie Anderson
March 11, 2018

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics. Louie’s career has spanned more than thirty years and was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His. He is a best-selling author, star of his own stand-up specials and sitcoms and continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.  $29.50 | $39.50 | $49.50 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale
March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018

Come join the Illinois Orchid Society at its spring show and sale. Individual orchids in 128 classes will vie for ribbons. Entries will receive "best of class" green ribbons, and the best-appointed plant in the show will receive the Chicago Horticultural Society Award from the American Orchid Society judges. Displays of orchids will be artistically arranged, and repotting services will be available. Families can take part in orchid-based activities for children. Vendors will also be on-site to sell orchid plants and related products—cut flowers, cultural books, hobby bags of our special Illinois Orchid Society (IOS) potting mix, raffle tickets, and best of all, IOS memberships. Free admission; Parking fees apply 25 per car (includes tax) . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Danceworks 2018: @ High Speed
March 2, 2018 - March 11, 2018

The best in contemporary dance is always on full display at the annual Danceworks performances featuring exciting and groundbreaking choreography. This year’s production entitled @ High Speed will feature new works from Carrie Hanson, founding artistic director of the critically-acclaimed dance company The Seldoms, one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” Nejla Yatkin, and Vershawn Sanders-Ward, founder and executive artistic director of Red Clay Dance Company.   Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center/ Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-7282