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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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Dreams Are Colder Than Death (Film)
February 28, 2017

Block Museum: This winter’s screening, Arthur Jafa and Kahlil Joseph’s 2014 documentary film, Dreams Are Colder Than Death, explores the question of what it means to be black in America in the 21st century through a series of interviews with individuals including visual artist Kara Walker, author Hortense Spillers, filmmaker Charles Burnett, and ex–Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver. The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion.   Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 467-4602
Northwestern University Mens Basketball vs Michigan
March 1, 2017

Come see Big 10 basketball at its best! Northwestern Mens Basketball hosts the Michigan Wolverines! GO #B!GCATS Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
888-467-8775
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Purdue
March 4, 2017

Come see Big 10 basketball at its best! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
(888) GO-PURPLE
Reading Between the Lines
March 3, 2017 - March 4, 2017

Laugh out loud at the 66th Revue, “Reading Between the Lines,” at the historic Evanston clubhouse. Enjoy parodies of popular songs that feature a variety of subjects ranging from literature to social media and other current topics. Held on 2 consecutive weekends. $35 – $40. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Woman's Club of Evanston
1702 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-3800
Faceless
Through March 4, 2017

Faceless: Eighteen-year-old Susie Glenn is on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Reeling from her mother’s recent death, Susie may be a scared teen searching for answers… or a threat to national security. With a female Muslim lawyer as the face of the prosecution, perspectives shift from one moment to the next in this riveting and timely new drama. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
March 5, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
Danceworks: Current Rhythms
Through March 5, 2017

Danceworks: Current Rhythms— This year’s annual dance showcase entitled “Current Rhythms” will feature exciting and innovative choreography that displays an entertaining and thought-provoking range of choreographic styles and techniques Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Josephine Louis Theater at Northwestern University's Wirtz Center
20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Bites & Bubbles
March 8, 2017

Soak in the stunning Crystal Ballroom and meet with the industry's top professionals all at once. Meet award winning wedding professionals one - on - one and enjoy bites and bubbles too!RSVP to Kesha to receive your complimentary tickets at (847) 570-7819 or catering@crystalevanston.com
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The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge
529 Davis St.
Evanston, IL
(847) 570-7819
Maggiano's Mix & Match Beading Bash
March 10, 2017

Maggiano's Mix & Match Bead Bash: Join professional artists who will guide you step-by-step to help you create a unique beaded bracelet! On top of that, there will be passed hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar will be available or a two drink minimum for a tab.
  $55. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Maggiano's Little Italy
Westfield Old Orchard
Skokie, IL
Reading Between the Lines
March 9, 2017 - March 11, 2017

Laugh out loud at the 66th Revue, “Reading Between the Lines,” at the historic Evanston clubhouse. Enjoy parodies of popular songs that feature a variety of subjects ranging from literature to social media and other current topics. Held on 2 consecutive weekends. $35 – $40. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Woman's Club of Evanston
1702 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847-475-3800
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
March 12, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
Evening with Orchids
March 16, 2017

Enjoy a cocktail tasting among the 10,000 orchids at the Orchid Show. Ticket price includes tasting glass, wristband to participate in tastings, tasting guide, and access to the Orchid Show. Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown. Standard parking fees apply.   Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
March 19, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
Private Eyes
Through March 19, 2017

Private Eyes at Piccolo Theatre: Matthew’s wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British director. Or perhaps the affair is part of a play being rehearsed. Or perhaps Matthew has imagined it all. But a mysterious woman who seems to shadow the others brings the story to its surprising conclusion…or does she? The audience plays the role of detective in this hilarious, multi-layered comedy of suspicion about love, lust, and the power of deception in which nothing is ever quite what it seems.
  Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Piccolo Theatre / Piven Theatre Workshop /Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St
Evanston, IL
(847) 424-0089
The Moth: Making Peace
March 20, 2017

  The Moth: True Stories Told Live. The Moth hosts live storytelling events in cities around the world. MAKING PEACE: Craft a five-minute story about Making Peace: The laying down of arms, the olive branch, the surrender to the greater good or the fierce battle for an even playing ground. Stories of all manner of amity welcome: peace with a nation, a neighbor or a notion. Loving your enemies is a tall order, but how about you just make nice?    

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SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Reading Series: The Last Sane Man
March 24, 2017 - March 25, 2017

Piccolo Theatre's Reading Series:The Last Sane Man: A shy, young college student named Casey meets a young man with a theory: insanity is simply caused by a virus that's gradually spreading around the globe. As she observes the crazy world around us, embodied by her news-obsessed grandmother, she starts to wonder if he could be right. Reading Series: Each performance is followed by a discussion between the audience, director, cast, and the playwright when possible. $10. Type: Performing Arts.
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Piccolo Theatre at Parish House of St. Luke's Episcopal Church
939 Hinman Ave, Floor 2,
Evanston, IL
847-424-0089
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
March 26, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
Music of the Baroque
March 26, 2017

Music of the Baroque— Glorious Chorus—Bach & Vivaldi: The chorus Opera News Magazine calls “one of Chicago’s musical glories” takes center stage for an evening of beautiful sacred music under the baton of William Jon Gray. Discover a joyous Vivaldi Magnificat and Bach’s sublime motet “Komm, Jesu, komm” and Mass in F Major. $27 | $38 | $46 | $63 | $75. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
The Orchid Show
Through March 26, 2017

It’s the best. Eye candy. Ever. The Regenstein Center Greenhouses and Galleries are transformed by trees draped in orange and yellow Dendrobium, a hanging hedge of pink and purple Beallara, and vibrant Vanda in orange, red, yellow, and even blue. See more than 10,000 orchids in all. Note to selfie: bring a camera. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
April 2, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
The Scene
Through April 2, 2017

The Scene: What starts off with an amusing exchange at a hip Manhattan party quickly turns into something more complex. When close friends Charlie and Lewis meet Clea, a determined young woman making her mark on the New York scene, it sets them off on an emotional roller coaster. This provocative comedy-drama explores the dark edges of commitment and the struggles of balancing authenticity with ambition. varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Writers' Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 242-6000
Mining Pictures: Stories from Above and Below Ground
Through April 2, 2017

Mining Pictures: Stories from Above and Below Ground looks at ways artists and other image makers construct narratives about industry. The exhibition features artworks and documents of mining, and the complex networks of power, technology, and family and labor relations that keep this industry in motion. In bringing these works together, Mining Pictures seeks to illuminate the representational tropes of scientific progress and human sentiment and expose the constructed quality of the visual stories about industry. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-4000
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
April 9, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
April 16, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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
The People's Republic of Edward Snowden
March 9, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Before there was the movie, there was The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden. From the critically acclaimed author and playwright WC Turck comes the hilarious and powerful play about Edward Snowden. Whether you think he is a hero or villain, is our country spying on us and what does that mean for our freedoms? $20.00 - $35.00 includes cookies and corkage fee! . Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738
The People's Republic of Edward Snowden
March 9, 2017 - April 16, 2017

Before there was the movie, there was The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden. From the critically acclaimed author and playwright WC Turck comes the hilarious and powerful play about Edward Snowden. Whether you think he is a hero or villain, is our country spying on us and what does that mean for our freedoms? $20.00 - $35.00 includes cookies and corkage fee! . Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738
Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory
Through April 16, 2017

Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory. The Block Museum will present an exhibition of newly commissioned work by the internationally acclaimed French-Algerian artist Kader Attia (b. 1970), based in part on the artist’s research in the collections of Northwestern University’s Herskovits Library of African Studies and interviews with university faculty across disciplines. Conceived as an installation, the exhibition will feature collage, a sculpture, and an extended film-essay. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
The Moth: Duped
April 17, 2017

The Moth: True Stories Told Live. The Moth hosts live storytelling events in cities around the world. DUPED: Prepare a five-minute story about deception. Swindled, tricked or fooled. Trojan horses, prank calls, fine-print stipulations or flat out fabrications. White lies and con jobs. April Fools!     Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
Windy City Dueling Pianos at Maggiano's Old Orchard
April 22, 2017

Come join Maggiano's for a night of great music and lots of dancing! Windy City Dueling Pianos combines high-energy live music played on two pianos by two highly skilled entertainers with hilarious, interactive comedy! Tickets include Maggiano's 3 course dinner buffet, tax and gratuity. Cash bar will be available!   $60. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Maggiano's Little Italy
4999 Old Orchard Center, Ste A28
Skokie, IL
(847) 933-9572
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
April 23, 2017

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! |  Tours will take place every Sunday (March - December) at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $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