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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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Julliard String Quartet
June 20, 2018

Julliard String Quartet. | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. * Lawn ticket prices increase by $5 on concert day.  $60/$40; $10 lawn. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Wednesdays on the Green
June 20, 2018

Performers: Animal Quest / Kids and Family Night! | Head to the Village Green in Skokie every Wednesday to enjoy free live performances. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass and the rest solid surfaces. Held Rain or shine! If it rains at 6pm, the event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium. Type: Live Music.
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Village Green
5187 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0240
World Refugee Day
June 20, 2018

Every three seconds, someone flees their home because of violence or persecution. Refugee protection specialist Katie Tobin of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will share insights on recent global refugee trends and discuss the important role of private citizens and cities like Chicago in responding to the global refugee crisis.
  RSVP required; Free with Museum admission. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Downtown Sip and Stroll
June 21, 2018

Sip, shop and stroll your way through downtown Evanston on the fourth annual Downtown Sip & Stroll (formerly called the Wine Walk)! Stop in at the businesses listed below to sample a range of wines (or other beverages) and take advantage of special sales and promotions. Check in at Bottle & Bottega Evanston (1016 Davis St.) or Vinic Wine (1509 Chicago Ave.) to get a wristband and Sip & Stroll map! After, stop by Fountain Square plaza to enjoy live music by Chip Ratlif and the Dirty BluCrue! as part of our Thursday Night Live concert series!  Reserve your spot for free via Eventbrite!
    Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston: Wristbands at Vinic Wine or 1509 Chicago Ave
Pick up wristband at Bottle & Bottega Evanston at 1016 Davis St
Evanston, IL
Thursday Night Live
June 21, 2018

Back for its 19th year, Thursday Night Live will return with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston this summer. From June 14 to August 23, each Thursday night from 7-9pm will spotlight a different music genre. This year, the concerts will take place at the newly renovated Fountain Square! The bands will play at the south plaza so guests can sit in both the south and north plaza. We are also adding more activities for kids and working with restaurants to provide dinner specials for concert attendees. Grab a to-go meal from one of the local restaurants to dine al fresco. Chairs are provided, but guests are welcome to bring other seating. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.    Type: Live Music.
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Fountain Square
Evanston, IL
Well-Strung
June 21, 2018

WELL-STRUNG featuring Edmund Bagnell (first violin), Christopher Marchant (second violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello) and Trevor Wadleigh (viola), is a string quartet with a modern twist. The group plays universally recognized classical pieces while singing pop music hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and other pop stars for a uniquely engaging experience. | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer.  *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance.     $60 / $40 Lawn: $10 *. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Author Reading and Live Music Night
June 22, 2018

Join Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery: Evanston Author Nancy Burke reads from her new Novel “Undergrowth” which is set in the Amazon rainforest. The reading will be followed by a full concert set by Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen of Dolly Varden. $10.00. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery
704 Main Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 418-1289
Jill Scott with Special Guest, the Roots
June 22, 2018

Jill Scott with Special Guest, the Roots | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $155 / $140 Lawn: $38*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road ; Martin Theatre
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Movie in the Park: Jumanji
June 22, 2018

Movie in the Park: Jumanji— Welcome to the Jungle. Join us once a month throughout the summer at one of our lovely parks to enjoy a new or classic film with your friends and family. All movies will begin at dusk with food and beverage available through the Grand Food Center. Free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Elder Lane Beach
239 Sheridan Rd
Winnetka, IL
(847) 501-2040
Craft Beer & Wine Festival
June 23, 2018

Join the Wheeling Park District at the annual Craft Beer & Wine Festival. Enjoy tastings of over 60 seasonal beers, wines and ciders from regional and national breweries. Beer and wine lovers will receive a commemorative sampling glass and have access to unlimited two-ounce samples of beer, wine and cider. You and your friends can talk to the brew-masters, sample different tastes and styles available in our local region, enjoy quality food, and relax to the sounds of live music entertainment. SAVE $10 on early-bird tickets!    Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Wheeling Park District
333 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Glencoe French Market
June 23, 2018

Glencoe French Market is an outdoor market open Saturday mornings from June 9 through October 13, 2018 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
Kids Concert: Los Luzeros de Rioverde
June 23, 2018

Kids Concer Series: Los Luzeros de Rioverde| Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $10 Lawn: $5*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's "Tommy"
June 23, 2018

Roger Daltrey performs the Who's "Tommy" with members of The Who Band and Ravinia Festival Orchestra and Keith Levinson, Conductor.   Special offer: Add a CD copy of Roger Daltrey’s upcoming album to your purchase for $19.40. If you choose this option, you will receive your album in 5 to 7 business days after release day. If you have not received your CD after 7 business days from the release date, contact help@MusicRedemptions.com for assistance.  | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. **Lawn ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the show. $140 / $125 Lawn: $49*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Out of Space
June 21, 2018 - June 23, 2018

In Summer 2017, SPACE and Temperance hosted an inaugural event titled “Live On the Lot” featuring food trucks, beer and a performance by New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band. Summer 2018 will see a larger evolution of last year’s event with 6 dates across two weekends in June and July.
  Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Temperance Beer Co.
2000 W. Dempster St.
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1000
Janis Ian
June 24, 2018

Janis Ian  | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show $45 / $35 Lawn: $10. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park , IL
(847) 832-6917
Sounds of Summer Concert
June 24, 2018

Sounds of Summer Concert: GooRoos. This high-energy show features a seven-piece rock band that flawlessly delivers the music that makes people dance. Free.Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers allowed. No outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine available for purchase. (Grill is not available during movie events.). Free. Type: Live Music.
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Heritage Park Performance Pavilion
201 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Art in the Village
June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Join us as we enter our 4th year in beautiful Hubbard Woods Park! The village had added more businesses and restaurants to the area and we are excited to expand our spaces within the park to offer both artists and patrons a wonderful experience. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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Hubbard Woods Park
Green Bay Road
Winnetka , IL
(847)446-2870
Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest
June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018

The Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest, formerly known as the Fountain Square Art Festival, returns to Downtown Evanston for the 38th year. The North Shore's largest and oldest fine arts fair will have eclectic works of more than 150 juried artists, including the works of artists who make eco-friendly art from recycled and found materials. Visitors will enjoy strolling street musicians and performers, food, beer, wine and a children’s urban street art installation project that will be completed during the two-day event. A Craft Beer and Wine Tasting will have more than 50 varieties to choose from featuring small craft brewers to boutique wine makers. Tastings are 2:00pm to 6:00pm daily.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston
Intersection of Sherman and Church Streets
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-1500
Smart People
Through June 24, 2018

Smart People: Four intelligent, attractive and opinionated young urban professionals—a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain’s response to race—search for love, success and identity while also attempting to navigate the intricacies of racial and sexual politics. This whip-smart new play taps into current cultural conversation in an enthralling and provocative way, taking on deep questions of the nature of prejudice with razor sharp wit.
  Price varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL
(847) 242-6000
Speak Truth To Power
Through June 24, 2018

Main Special Exhibition Gallery: Based on the book by Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Speak Truth to Power highlights the experiences of courageous Upstanders from across the world and urges visitors to take action against Human Rights violations. The exhibition features dramatic black and white portraits of human rights defenders from the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Eddie Adams.   Free with Museum admission. Type: Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 967-4800
Experiments in Form: Sam Gilliam, Alan Shields, Frank Stella
Through June 24, 2018

Block Museum: One is a quintessential example of Gilliam’s innovative “drape” paintings, which the artist began making in the late 1960’s. Moving beyond the experiments of other painters of the era, Gilliam saturated raw, unstretched canvas with acrylic to create works that lie at the intersection of painting and sculpture. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Gilliam has been based in Washington D.C. since the early 1960’s, and is part of a generation of Washington-based painters who have explored the boundaries of color, scale, and shape in painting. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Museum at Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's "Tommy"
June 25, 2018

Roger Daltrey performs the Who's "Tommy" with members of The Who Band and Ravinia Festival Orchestra and Keith Levinson, Conductor.   Special offer: Add a CD copy of Roger Daltrey’s upcoming album to your purchase for $19.40. If you choose this option, you will receive your album in 5 to 7 business days after release day. If you have not received your CD after 7 business days from the release date, contact help@MusicRedemptions.com for assistance.  | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. **Lawn ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the show. $140 / $125 Lawn: $49*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Apollo's Fire
June 26, 2018

  Program: A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse. Apollo's Fire with Jeannette Sorrell, conductor and harpsichord / The Temptations | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. **Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance.       $60 / $40 Lawn: $10*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Music on the Esplanade
June 26, 2018

Enjoy an evening stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden while listening to free live music on the Esplanade every Tuesday night through late August. Performances include everything from Spanish guitar to jazz and big band artists. Purchase light fare and beverages at the concert site. Picnicking permitted on the Esplanade only on concert evenings. June 26: Bopology, Swing. Free Admission (does not include parking fees). Type: Live Music.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Wednesdays on the Green
June 27, 2018

Performers: The Empty Pockets and Kaleidoscope Dance! | Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located around the Village Green. Rain or shine! If it rains at 6pm, the event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium. Type: Live Music.
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Village Green
5187 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0240
Celebrating 30 Years of RSMI Piano and Strings
June 28, 2018

Celebrating 30 Years of RSMI Piano and Strings with Mozart for Piano Quartet No. 1. Schubert: String Quintet. | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance.  $60 / $40 Lawn: $10*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Family Movie Night
June 28, 2018

Family Movie Nights: Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long. Pre-Show Entertainment: Clark the Cub, Chicago Cubs mascot. Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Heritage Park Performance Pavilion
201 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Thursday Night Live
June 28, 2018

Back for its 19th year, Thursday Night Live will return with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston this summer. From June 14 to August 23, each Thursday night from 7-9pm will spotlight a different music genre. This year, the concerts will take place at the newly renovated Fountain Square! The bands will play at the south plaza so guests can sit in both the south and north plaza. We are also adding more activities for kids and working with restaurants to provide dinner specials for concert attendees. Grab a to-go meal from one of the local restaurants to dine al fresco. Chairs are provided, but guests are welcome to bring other seating. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.    Type: Live Music.
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Fountain Square
Evanston, IL
Bryan Adams "The Ultimate Tour"
June 29, 2018

Bryan Adams performs "The Ultimate Tour". | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn.* Lawn ticket price increases $5 on the day of the concert.  $95 / $80 Lawn: $38*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Glencoe French Market
June 30, 2018

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