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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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Thanksgiving Feast. Time to Talk Turkey!
November 23, 2017

Take Home Feast: Orders must be placed by 11/19/17
 
 
 
Dine-in, Traditional Thanksgiving Feast $18.95. Turkey with all the trimmings, including homemade pumpkin pie or our famous rice pudding. (In addition to our regular menu) Also Available for Carry-Out.
 
 
 
Complete Turkey Feast to Take Home $199 (Serves 15). All Menu Items, Salads & Sides Available a la Carte 22 lb. turkey, real mashed potatoes, pine nut stuffing, giblet gravy, salad, vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread and pumpkin pie. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Johnny's Kitchen and Tap
1740 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 699-9999
Black Friday Door Busters
November 24, 2017

Select regularly priced items will be 65% Off. Too good to miss. Great gifting for even better prices.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ayla's Originals
1511 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Downtown Skokie
November 25, 2017

Shop local on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017 at participating merchants in Downtown Skokie for special deals on merchandise and dining! Featuring Small Business Saturday Pop-Up Gifts from 1-5pm with Pop-Up Gift Shops that appear in shops and restaurants on Lincoln Avenue. Close to 40 artisan/crafter vendors will be in locations like North Branch Yoga, El Fuego, Marge’s Flowers, Aw Yeah Comics, Mini Man Monkey Brains and the Skokie Theatre.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Various Locations in Downtown Skokie
Skokie, IL 60077
Creative Coworking Arts and Wine Night
November 25, 2017

Come out to see some great art, have a drink and meet the artists! This months feature artists are Larry Geni and Nate Marks.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Creative Coworking
922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 563-7264
Holiday in the Park and Parade
November 25, 2017

Join the Glenview Chamber of Commerce as they kick-off the holiday season with their annual Holiday in the Park & Parade! Follow the parade down Glenview Road from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church going west to Jackman Park. Festivites in the park include a visit with Santa, hay rides, a train ride for kids, carolers, cookies, hot chocolate and popcorn.    Type: Family Fun,Festival/Special Events.
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Jackman Park
Glenview, IL 60025
847-724-0900
Linda Eder
November 25, 2017

Linda Eder: Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Now, Eder will delight audiences with her latest holiday concert tour presenting music from her successful holiday albums.   $68 | $75. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Small Business Saturday
November 25, 2017

On Saturday, November 25th, we'll have raffles and special deals on a variety of products (including select science kits, art & crafts kits, stuffed animals, and more). Plus, Belle, the Calico Critter Rabbit, will be visiting from 11:00 - 1:00! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Becky & Me Toys
620 Grove Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Wish List Event
November 25, 2017

You are invited to our Wish List Event. Enjoy refreshments as you shop at 30% off while creating a wish list for your family and friends to purchase at a 20% savings at later date. Come Celebrate with us. #shopsmall #shoplocal Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Irish Connoisseur
1232 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale
November 24, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Buy a mixed case and get the 13th bottle for a penny (offer excludes port & reserve wines). Pre-orders accepted starting November 20. Offer available in-store and over the phone. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Lynfred Winery
971 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
Central Street Evanston Open House
November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Central Street Evanston celebrates Small Business Saturday with a weekend Open House along the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street will celebrate the Holiday Season with discounts, raffles, refreshments and holiday surprises. Free . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Central Street Evanston
Stores from the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 849-3272
Chopped Beading Challenge
November 24, 2017 - November 26, 2017

This is just like the Chopped TV show but we’re using Beads instead of food. Sign up to enter for only $5 and get 40% off your purchase and FREE beads and a chance to win a $200 gift bag. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ayla's Originals
1511 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
National Theatre Live: Follies
November 30, 2017

National Theatre Live: Follies.Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Pete, the Cat
November 30, 2017

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
North Shore Center 2017 Holiday Sale!
November 21, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Up to 20% Savings on Remaining Seats to Linda Eder, Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Tap Theatre, The Nutcracker, David Broza & Friends, Magic of Bill Blagg, Capital Steps, BritBeat and more. Restrictions apply. PLUS the first 100 ticket buyers receive a voucher for a dinner platter at Nando's Peri Peri in Skokie.     Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
Elvis Birthday Tribute Artist Spectacular
December 1, 2017

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular: Come toast Elvis Presley’s 83rd birthday with the annual concert of music performed by multiple tribute artists celebrating the era-by-era highlights of Elvis’ incredible musical career. $22 | $39.50 | $51 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Winnetka Holiday Tree Lighting
December 1, 2017

There is no place like Winnetka for the holidays.Usher in the holiday season in Winnetka on Friday December 1, at 5:30 pm with the annual Winnetka Tree Lighting at Metra Park, 754 Elm Street, across the street from Winnetka Village Hall. There will be a visitor from the North Pole and festive carolers in Victorian costumes, leading the singing as well as hot cocoa after the lighting ceremony. The switch will be flipped at 6 pm. AFTER, the lights are lit, please follow the Grinch to The Book Stall on Chestnut Court for a story. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Metra Park (across from Winnetka Village Hall)
754 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
December 2, 2017

Featuring With Special Guest Artists: Chicago Children’s Choir, the Rogers Park & Humboldt Park Neighborhood Choirs, Daniel Wallenberg, Conductor and Music Institute Chorale. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Our Lady of the Brook
3700 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL
847-272-0755
Red Invitation Sunday Holiday Sale
December 3, 2017

The Annual “Red Invitation” Holiday Sunday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 3. Participating merchants of Winnetka will open their doors and make available many wonderful gift choices for the holiday season. Merchants will offer specials, personalized service, refreshments and discounts. Look for the “Red Invitation” in your mailbox for sale details about this much anticipated weekend, or visit our website: www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com Shop locally, save time and money! Shop Winnetka for something special for someone special! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka
Various locations throughout Winnetka
Rufus Wainwright
December 3, 2017

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with a large range of artists, such as Elton John, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell and Burt Bacharach. At the age of fourteen he was named Canada’s best young musician and later received the Juno Award for Best Alternative Album. His album Rufus does Judy, recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006, was nominated for a Grammy.     $48 | $58 | $68. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Schmidt-Burnham Log House Holiday Open House
December 3, 2017

Step back in time and celebrate the holidays in old-fashioned style! Tour Winnetka Historical Society's c.1837 log house decorated for the season, make a craft, listen to live music and enjoy refreshments. Donation is required for admission. Visit winnetkahistory.org for more information.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Schmidt-Burnham Log House
1140 Willow Road
Winnetka , IL 60093
A Christmas Carol 2017
December 2, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Celebrate the holidays with the magic of Toby Nicholson’s original production of A Christmas Carol Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd at the Winnetka Community House. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption comes to life with the arrival of ghosts, delightful musical numbers, plenty of “Bah! Humbugs!” and Scrooge’s joyful discovery of love. Filled with energy and the spirit of the season, A Christmas Carol is heartwarming entertainment for the entire family!   Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL 60093
(847) 446-0537
Native Fine Arts Holiday Market
December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017

The market showcases handcrafted artwork made by Native American artists from across the country – a wonderful opportunity to find unique holiday gifts. The market is free, and artist demonstrations will be held next door in the museum, included with regular museum admission. Friday’s preview party is $25, which includes drinks and appetizers. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3009 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Author Night: The Creative Activist
December 5, 2017

Author Night featuring Rae Luskin with The Creative Activist: Make the World Better, One Person, One Action at a Time. The Creative Activist is an inspirational toolbox for seekers of all kinds. It contains 36 stories from people who have embraced their personal power and creative gifts to create change in the world around them.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Evanston Warm Bevvy Walk
December 7, 2017

Sip, stroll and shop with friends and family on the 2nd Annual Warm Bevvy Walk! Shops in downtown Evanston and along the Main-Dempster Mile will offer free warm beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and stay open late for holiday shopping. The event is free, but registration and check-in required. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Throughout Downtown Evanston & Main-Dempster Mile
Evanston, IL
Breakfast with Santa at Chevy Chase Country Club
December 9, 2017

Santa Claus is on his way to Chevy Chase Country Club. Have your list ready because Breakfast with Santa is just around the corner. Enjoy a delicious buffet from 10-11:30 AM, while carolers entertain you and your family. All children meet with Santa. A performance by “Those Funny Little People” is also part of the fun. Registration Deadline: 12/6 Registration Code: 313602-01 Fee/Resident: $22/$17 per person; $10/4-10 years; $5/3 years and under. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090
Downtown Evanston Tree Lighting
December 9, 2017

This year's holiday tree lighting will take place at Church Street Plaza due to construction at Fountain Square. There will be special activities and great opportunities to "Show Local!" Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Church Street Plaza
900 Church St.
Evanston, IL
Holiday Healthcare Fair
December 9, 2017

You are invited to join Heartwood, a holistic healthcare center, on December 9th to take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday activities and enjoy some of their healing services including acupuncture, massage, reiki and more. There will be food, music and artists selling their work. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Heartwood Center for Body, Mind and Spirit
1818 Dempster Street (Skylight Room)
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-1122x11
"Some Assembly Required Holiday Singalong"
December 10, 2017

Kick off your holiday season with “Some Assembly Required Holiday Singalong” at the Winnetka Community House. Now in its fifth year, this holiday celebration is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the season. The program features many of the holiday classics and includes some Chanukah songs as well as little known holiday facts. The focus of the program is fun for the whole family. $5-10. Type: Performing Arts.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Chicago Tap Theatre: Tidings of Tap!
December 10, 2017

Chicago Tap Theatre: Tidings of Tap! Featuring dances to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah & the Winter Season…with all LIVE music! Your family will love tapping into this charming new celebration of the holiday season by Chicago Tap Theatre. Come see why hundreds of Chicago families have made Tidings of Tap! their new holiday tradition. Featuring rhythm and whimsy-filled dance interpretations of your favorite Christmas, Hanukkah and winter songs, this is a fun yet sophisticated, family-friendly evening that you’ll be talking about all year! $24 | $30 | $40 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Evanston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
December 10, 2017

Make sure your holiday season starts with the best holiday event in Evanston! Special rates for a family package of 2 adult tickets and 3 children’s tickets. Don’t miss enjoying these favorite Yule festivities with your family and friends and take advantage of our special rates for a package of 2 adult tickets and 3 children's tickets.The award-winning Evanston Symphony Orchestra is joined by: North Shore Choral Society, Evanston Dance Ensemble, The Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir, Evanston Children’s Choir, ETHS A Cappella Choir / Audience Sign-a-long And, a BIG bonus for all kids from 1 to 101 — a visit from Santa and his elves! Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-8804