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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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Common
June 24, 2017

The performer, Common. | 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.     $110 / $100 Lawn: $44**. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Craft Beer & Wine Festival
June 24, 2017

Join the Wheeling Park District at the annual Craft Beer & Wine Festival. Hosted at a one-of-a kind venue overlooking Heritage Lake, with state-of-the-art sound system, and a breathtaking natural setting, this event aims at celebrating the art of craft-beers and wines. Talk directly to the brew masters, sample the different tastes and styles available in our local region, enjoy the company of great friends, enjoy quality food, and relax to the sounds of Eric Howell! Attendees will be able to sample over 60 beers, ciders, and wines.
*** Designated drivers will be giving 2 complimentary tickets for soda/water! Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Wheeling Park District
333 W. Dundee Rd.
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Downtown Evanston Farmers Market
June 24, 2017

The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November 4, 2017. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-8045
Glencoe French Market
June 24, 2017

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
Glenview Farmers Market
June 24, 2017

The Glenview Farmer’s Market mission is to build a local, sustainable, intelligent, dynamic, and ethical food system, with local farms at its core. Enjoy weekly entertainment and the Green Table, 9am – 12pm and enjoy visiting with different local experts who will provide education about sustainable living. Link cards are accepted at the market with a match of up to $25 each week. FREE. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506
Glenview Summer Fest
June 24, 2017

Get Ready for Live Music, Cold Beer, Family Fun, Lots of Shopping, and one Very Tall Guy in Shades! Glenview’s annual Summer Fest welcomes families and friends and offers something for everyone – from restaurants to antique cars. Crowd favorites include Hackney’s, Scandinavian Ski Shop and Katy Boldt Jewelry, Beer tent
as well as the Glenview Fire Department’s fire pole, special entertainment, kid friendly activities. Be there for the fun, the sun, and the shopping!
  Free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Adjacent to Jackman Park
Lehigh Avenue between Glenview Road & Washington Street
Glenview, IL
(847) 724-0900
Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters in Concert
June 24, 2017

The Songwriters Project culminates in an intimate concert where young writers share new songs they’ve worked on throughout the week. This year’s master teachers include Stephen Bray, Craig Carnelia, and Lari White. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Ethel M. Barber Theater
Northwestern University, 30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-7282
Glencoe Sidewalk Sale
Through June 24, 2017

Head to downtown Glencoe for great merchandise, great prices, food, fun and most importantly, bargains galore! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Glencoe
Park Ave. & Vernon Ave.
Glencoe, IL
Reading Series: Hunties
Through June 24, 2017

Piccolo Theatre Reading Series: Hunties: Drag. It's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye, a leg, an arm, and their favorite lip gloss. Welcome to "The Sparkle Palace," where every Ki Ki with these hunties may be your last! | Piccolo introduces the Reading Series, providing new, different, or in-progress works in a casual setting without production elements. 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
Winnetka Music Festival
Through June 24, 2017

Inaugural Winnetka Music Festival – a free, 2-day immersion of high quality music in the Elm Street District. New music will be offered around every corner, including local restaurants, food trucks, retail, parks. Also a children's stage, street musicians and craft beer trucks. Music will be performed across two main outdoor stages and two indoor stages as well as a Family stage.
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Winnetka's Elm Street District
Elm Street between the west and east side of Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL
847-501-6000
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
June 25, 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
Lea DeLaria: An Evening of Comedy and Music
June 25, 2017

LEA DELARIA seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi-faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician, has in fact, spanned decades. Lea holds the distinction of being the first openly gay comic on television in America. Her sixth record, House Of David delaria+bowie=jazz, was released in the Summer of 2015 to critical acclaim. 18+ Show | 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.   $65 / $45 Lawn: $20. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra: Garden Serenade
June 25, 2017

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) annual Garden Serenade event provides wonderful music by the NSO and includes wine and appetizers. Call the NSO at 847-272-0755 for reservations and more information! $40. Type: Live Music.
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Sheely Center for the Performing Arts
2300 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL
(847) 272-0755
Skokie Farmers Market
June 25, 2017

Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from June to November 5, 2017. Conveniently located in the parking lot between the Village Hall and Skokie Public Library, the Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. ~ Free parking in Village parking lots.~ Sundays 7:30am-12:30pm Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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On the Village Green in Skokie
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0500
Skokie Farmers Market
June 25, 2017

Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from late June to November 5, 2017. Conveniently located in the parking lot between the Village Hall and Skokie Public Library, the Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. Free parking in Village parking lots. Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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The Village Green
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0500
Art in the Village
June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017

The Village of Winnetka is proud to be a lead sponsor of the North Shore Art League’s Annual Art in the Village event in Hubbard Woods Park. Join art lovers at this annual juried exhibition featuring the work of over 70 local and nationally renowned artists on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 & 25 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Art in the Village will also feature food and refreshments from local businesses.   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 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Fresh and new: Fountain Square Art Festival is re-emerging as the 2017 "Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest!" This is the North Shore's largest and oldest art fair featuring a fresh, new mix of over 100 juried, traditional and re-cycled art booths. Visitors will be delighted and surprised by strolling street musicians and performers, small bites of food, and a children of all ages urban street art installation project that will be completed during the two-day event! $5 suggested donation. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston
Intersection of Sherman and Church Streets
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-1500
Garden Chef Series
June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Garden Chef series: Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations. Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps in this sunny location. No umbrellas, please. 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October 8, 2017. Free Admission; Parking Fees Apply. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs
June 27, 2017

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs | 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. $90 / $70 Lawn: $38**. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road ; Martin Theatre
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Diane Krall
June 28, 2017

Diana Krall | 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. $104 / $94 Lawn: $42**. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Wednesdays in the Woods
June 28, 2017

Shout Out performs a wide variety of music from the 60’s through today’s top hits. You will hear all of your favorite Top 40 radio hits from artists like Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Usher and Maroon 5. They are also well versed in Motown, Disco, the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s. Chef Tim’s Special: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches Type: Live Music.
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Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka
1065 Gage St
Winnetka, IL
(847) 501-2040
Wednesdays on the Green
June 28, 2017

Performing: The Empty Pockets craft rootsy, often-cerebral and always-catchy Americana rock ‘n roll with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul. PLUD: Dance instruction from 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 all around the Village Green. In case of Rain: move inside the Library to the Auditorium. Type: Live Music.
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Village Green
5187 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0240
Kids Concert: The Stars of the Peking Acrobats
June 29, 2017

Kids Concert Series: The Stars of the Peking Acrobats.  | 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. $15 Lawn: $5. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Sip N' Shop
June 29, 2017

Enjoy a night of cocktails and shopping at the Evanston Made Pop Up Shop at the Evanston Art Center.The shop comes down June 30, so it's your last night to purchase locally created goods by the creatives of Evanston. Free and open to the public!
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Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL
847-475-5300
The Moody Blues
June 30, 2017

The Moody Blues | 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 $120 / $100 Lawn: $44**. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park , IL
(847) 832-6917
Evanston Made
Through June 30, 2017

Evanston Made is an annual celebration of Evanston creatives. Throughout June, studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to showcase works (artistic, artisanal, etc.) by Evanston creatives. For a list of venues: http://www.evanstonmade.com/venues-2/
  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Locations throughout Evanston
See map for locations
Evanston, IL
Contemporary Native Women Opening Doors to Change
Through June 30, 2017

A year- long exhibit takes an in-depth look at twelve Native female leaders whose contributions have shaped the future in a range of social justice issues from tribal sovereignty, culture and language, land and environmental issues, imagery and stereotypes to the arts. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Stret
Evanston , IL
(847) 475-1030
Downtown Evanston Farmers Market
July 1, 2017

The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November 4, 2017. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-8045
Glencoe French Market
July 1, 2017

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
Glenview Farmers Market
July 1, 2017

The Mission of the Glenview Farmer’s Market is to build a local, sustainable, intelligent, dynamic, and ethical food system, with local farms at its core. Enjoy weekly entertainment and the Green Table, 9am – 12pm and enjoy visiting with different local experts who will provide education about sustainable living. FREE. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506