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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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The Purple Xperience
April 26, 2018

The Purple Xperience is the best Prince Tribute show in the world, true to the original, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been touring around the country since 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and the Revolution to audiences of all generations. The Purple Xperience embodies the spirit and sounds of Prince, with front-man, Marshall Charloff channeling the vocals and movements from the icon himself.
  $25. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston Rocks
1012 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(630) 962-7000
Curious George
April 28, 2018

Back by popular demand! That lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show returns to the North Shore Center stage in this delightful musical adventure from TheatreWorks USA.  $10 | $14 | $18 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Kathleen Madigan
April 28, 2018

For twenty-eight years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late-night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show and multiple appearances on Letterman and Conan to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his internet series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country.   Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Kids Garage Sale
April 28, 2018

Here is the chance for your 7 to 12 year old to sell outgrown clothes and toys for fun and profit. The event is open to the public for shopping. There must be one adult per table. Registration must be received by April 21. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL
(847) 446-0537
Lake Glenview Fish Release Day
April 28, 2018

Join the Glenview Park District, the Sunrise Glenview Rotary Club and the Village of Glenview to release native fish species into Lake Glenview. Live fish and buckets will be provided* (*While supplies last) and all ages are welcome. Dress for the weather and for wet conditions. The Rotary Club will be accepting donations for the Northfield Food Pantry. For more information, contact Environmental Education Supervisor, Judy Ksiazek at 224-521-2105. Parking is available in the lots along West Lake Ave. (between Patriot Blvd. and Lehigh Ave.) The Lake Glenview Boat Launch is accessible from either lot via gravel paths.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Gallery Park
2500 Chestnut Ave
Glenview , IL
224-521-2105
WCH Bike Sale
April 28, 2018

Whether you want to buy, sell or have your bike appraised, you will get your chance at our annual bike sale. A Wilmette Bicycle Shop representative will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to evaluate the condition of your bicycles and suggest repairs. A 25% service charge, based on sale price, will be donated to the Community House. The Bike Sale will be held rain or shine on the Community House Front Lawn. Bicycle Appraisal (sellers): 8:30–9:30 AM Bike Sale (buyers): 9:30–10:30 AM   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-0537
Winter Farmers Market
April 28, 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
Block Museum Afternoon Tours
April 29, 2018

Join the Block Museum's docents for a deeper look into the ideas and themes at play in the current exhibitions. These free, informal tours kick off in the museum lobby at 3PM Sundays and can be tailored to the questions and interests of those attending. Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-4000
Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago
April 29, 2018

By overwhelming demand, Chicago Philharmonic and Visceral Dance Chicago bring to Skokie the acclaimed reimagining of Dostoyevsky’s story of redemption and renewal, The Dream. A man, disillusioned with the world and humanity, contemplates ending his life; but a little girl tugging at his sleeve, as distant to him as the twinkling stars in the sky, stirs something inside him.
  $25 | $50 | $75 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Pavlo in Concert
May 3, 2018

Pavlo is known for bringing every audience to their feet. Enjoy a night of incredible musicianship; laughter; story telling and of course, the infamous Guitar Give-Away! As most fans are aware, Pavlo gives away the very guitar he performs with every night to a lucky audience member. Opa!   $50. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Artist Reception: Anne Gavitt
May 5, 2018

Local Artist of the Month Anne Gavitt's solo show for animal illustration and graphite works, music provided by local musician Peter Demuth. Reception & Live Music: Anne Gavitt & Peter Demuth Type: Visual Arts.
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Ice House Gallery
609 South Boulevard
Evanston, IL 60202
(847)-232-7092
Mother’s Day “Just Desserts” Party!
May 5, 2018

Caring is sharing...Treat Mom while satisfying your own sweet tooth during our fun dessert-themed shopping party! Enter to win a new series jewelry treasure being raffled while enjoying light refreshments, or let our stylists help you find Mom the perfect "frosting" adornment!   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Eve Alfille Gallery and Studio
623 Grove St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-869-7920
5K Race for Humanity
May 6, 2018

Everyone can take a stand for humanity. Now you can take a running start! Enjoy a scenic race through beautiful Harms Woods to support Illinois Museum's mission to empower individuals to speak out against hatred, prejudice, and indifference and is dedicated to late Holocaust Survivor and Museum Vice President Aaron Elster.

All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and free Museum admission. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Block Museum Afternoon Tours
May 6, 2018

Join the Block Museum's docents for a deeper look into the ideas and themes at play in the current exhibitions. These free, informal tours kick off in the museum lobby at 3PM Sundays and can be tailored to the questions and interests of those attending. Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-4000
Driven 2 Dance
May 6, 2018

“Fun for all ages,” “Compelling, heartwarming, easygoing with an amazing cast!” “Jaw Dropping!” “An action packed masterpiece." This dance driven performance is perfect for the whole family — Don't miss 'Driven 2 Dance' with two performances on Sunday at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.   Youth $12.50 | Adults $22.50 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Touch-A-Truck Family Festival
May 6, 2018

13th annual Touch-A-Truck Family Festival — Presented by the Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago! Forget the toy trucks! ?Here, children can get a close-up look at the real things! ?Climb aboard many super-sized vehicles ?in a safe, protected environment. Train Rides, Face Painting, DJ, Balloon Artist, Raffle Prizes, Food and more! Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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NIPSTA Parking Lot
2300 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL
(847) 832.6917
The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
April 27, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Once upon a time—in 2005—a young woman named Annie returns to her native Russia to lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels and luxurious fur coats, bubbles an enchanted motherland teeming with wicked witches, evil stepmothers, and ravenous bears. As lines between folk tale and reality disappear, Annie must become the heroine of an adventure more dangerous than any childhood fairytale: her own. This subversive story carries a powerful message for young women living in a world where there are no princes and not everything ends happily ever after. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Floral Workshop with Nancy Chase Arrangements
May 10, 2018

Celebrate Mom – and spring! – with a hands-on introduction to floral design principles with Nancy Chase of Nancy Chase Arrangements. Stop by Maze Home any time between noon & 7pm to create a stunning arrangement for Mom, Grandma or you! Reservations recommended, not required. $45 fee includes instruction, vase & florals.   Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Maze Home
735 Elm St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-441-1115
Mom's Night Out Painting Party!
May 11, 2018

Join Bottle & Bottega at their BYOB studio for a painting party! Ticket price includes paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a 16x20 take-home canvas!   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bottle & Bottega Evanston
1016 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 693-4968
Mom's Date Night Painting Party
May 12, 2018

Designed specifically--but not exclusively--for pairs (husband & wife, roommates, or BFFs), this event allows each person to paint one side of a diptych (a painting on two panels) on their own 16x20 canvas to make an overall 32x20 painting. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bottle & Bottega Evanston
1016 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 693-4968
Mother & Child Art Party ~All Ages~
May 12, 2018

Create an extra special moment with your mother as you create this beautiful diptych together. Multiple daughters? Not a problem. Multiple dress colors. How about the sons? They can do tuxes rather than dresses!   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bottle & Bottega Evanston
1016 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 693-4968
Pre Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
May 12, 2018

Join Peckish Pig from 2-4pm for a traditional English afternoon tea, featuring a variety of min sandwiches, homemade scones, and a selection of homemade desserts.   Adults: $20; Kids under 10: $10. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Peckish Pig
623 Howard St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-491-6778
Pre-Mother's Day Art Party ~All Ages~
May 12, 2018

Bring the whole gang and celebrate a mother's love! Join Bottle & Bottega at their art studio for a family painting event. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bottle & Bottega Evanston
1016 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 693-4968
Vintage Market at the Grove
May 12, 2018

Vintage Market at The Grove: Come shop the best collection of vintage, vintage-inspired, handmade and upcycled treasures on the north shore at the beautiful, historic grounds of The Grove. Featuring 50+ Vendors, Product Demos, Live Music and Food Trucks. Presented by The Grove and Vintage Nest.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
847-724-5670
Vintage Market at the Grove
May 12, 2018

In partnership with Glenview's Vintage Nest boutique, spend the day shopping for vintage and upcycled treasures. There will be 50+ vintage vendors, live music and food trucks. Tickets purchased in advance online are $5 and day of $8. For more information, call 847-299-6096. Off-site parking available. Shuttle service provided. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
8472996096
Wee-Mu 2018
May 12, 2018

Back by popular demand, Imagine U and The Waa-Mu Show present Wee-Mu 2018! With lights, costumes, song and dance, award-winning Northwestern faculty member Ryan T. Nelson and members of The Waa-Mu Show will lead young audiences through the process of putting together a brand new musical! Come behind the scenes of “the greatest college show in America” for special interactive access with the cast, crew, and creative team of this year’s Waa-Mu Show: Manhatten Miracle. This playful and fun-filled hour at Cahn Auditorium is geared for young audiences and their families and will feature hands-on demonstrations about musical instruments, choreography, and singing. Recommended for ages 5-13yrs old. $5. Type: Performing Arts.
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Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
43nd Annual Mother’s Day House Walk
May 13, 2018

The 43rd annual Mother’s Day House Walk, presented by the Evanston History Center and our premiere sponsor Evanston Community Bank & Trust, will feature six historically and architecturally extraordinary houses, and of course the incomparable Dawes House in the Lakeshore Historic District. Through the House Walk, we will begin to tell the story of preservation and restoration in Evanston.   $40 ($45 day of), Members receive $5 discount regardless of purchase date. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
43rd Annual Mother's Day House Walk
May 13, 2018

Six historically and architecturally significant houses will be open from 12:00 - 5:00. Tickets may be purchased in advance by phone during regular business hours or by visiting www.evanstonhistorycenter.org. Tickets are $40 each in advance, (until 5 PM May 12) $45 on Mother's Day. EHC members receive $5 discount. Advance Tickets: $40 (until 5 PM May 12); Day of Tickets: $45. EHC members receive $5 discount.. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-3410
Block Museum Afternoon Tours
May 13, 2018

Join the Block Museum's docents for a deeper look into the ideas and themes at play in the current exhibitions. These free, informal tours kick off in the museum lobby at 3PM Sundays and can be tailored to the questions and interests of those attending. Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-4000
Early Mother's Day Brunch
May 13, 2018

Mother's Day made classy, chic, and easy! This creative event is sure to make Mom feel special... and who doesn't love the timeless, crowd-pleasing combination of wine + art + MOMosas? They'll supply the OJ, You supply the bubbly (& the mom)!   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bottle & Bottega Evanston
1016 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 693-4968