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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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BGH Classics: Jonathan Biss
August 21, 2018

BGH Classics Series: Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 6.   |   Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Music on the Esplanade
August 21, 2018

Music on the Esplanade: Brass from the Past, R&B and Soul. blends together musicians of the highest caliber to present a showcase of melodic interaction and improvisation. | Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening. Admission is free. Parking fees apply.. Type: Live Music.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
847-835-5440
The Red Violin Film with Joshua Bell
August 21, 2018

Joshua Bell: "The Red Violin" film with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.R-rated film. | 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 tickets increase $5 on the day of the concert. $90 / $25 Lawn: $25*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
BGH Classics: Jonathan Biss
August 22, 2018

BGH Classics Series: Jonathan Biss performs Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Part 7. | 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 are increased by $5 on the day of the show. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Cake and Ben Folds
August 22, 2018

Cake and Ben Folds  | 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,enjoying drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. $80 / $70 Lawn: $33*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Wednesdays on the Green
August 22, 2018

Performing: Second Hand Soul Band | 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, this 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
Beer Garden Concert
Through August 22, 2018

Beer Garden Concert: David Chiriboga Spanish Guitar Duo.   | Enjoy dinner and music at the Rose Terrace Beer Garden the fourth Friday of every month. Concerts are from 4 to 7 p.m.

 
  Free Admission but parking fees apply . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-8392
Wednesdays on the Green
Through August 22, 2018

Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Free parking located around the Village Green. In the event of rain, the event moves inside the Library to the Auditorium.  Type: Family Fun.
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Village Green
5187 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0240
BGH Classics: Dominic Cheli
August 23, 2018

BGH Classics: Dominic Cheli, Winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition.  | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. * Lawn ticket price increases $5 on the day of the concert. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Special Kids Tour!
August 23, 2018

Looking for something to beat the end of summer blues and get the kids out of the house? Come to the Frances Willard House Museum on Thursday, Aug. 23rd for special, kids-focused tours followed by craft time. Enjoy a 30 minute tour that will include stories and props aimed to engage with the whole family. Afterwards guests will be invited to participate in a craft activity. RSVP required; $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 or FWHM members. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-7500
Sugarland / Frankie Ballard / Lindsay Ell
August 23, 2018

Sugarland "Still The Same" Tour with Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell.  |  Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. **Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $150 / $140 Lawn: $49*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Thursday Night Live
August 23, 2018

Thursday Night Live (formerly It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance) returns with a 10-concert series to downtown Evanston, spotlighting a different music genre. All ages are welcome. This event 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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Evanston Plaza
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
Beer Garden Concert
August 24, 2018

Beer Garden Concert: Silver-Rose Flute and Guitar Duo. Enjoy dinner and music at the Rose Terrace Beer Garden the fourth Friday of every month. Concerts are from 4 to 7 p.m. Free; parking fees apply. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
BGH Classics: Timo Andres and David Kaplan
August 24, 2018

BGH Classics Series: Timo Andres and David Kaplan. | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
The Beach Boys and The Righteous Brothers
August 24, 2018

The Beach Boys and The Righteous Brothers | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance.   $80 / $55 Lawn: $38*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Chef’s Harvest Farm Dinner
August 23, 2018 - August 24, 2018

Enjoy two nights of open air feasting with 4 courses created by Chef Partner Mychael Bonner, in conjunction with our nearby neighbors at Wheeling’s Horcher Farm. Dinner will feature a locally grown bounty, accompanied by wine, cocktails & beer from Prairie Krafts Brewing.   $79 per person per evening attended, plus tax (gratuity not included). Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Horchers Farm
910 McHenry Road
Wheeling, IL
847-777-6878
BGH Classics: Pacifica Quartet
August 25, 2018

BGH Classics Series: Pacifica Quartet | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Downtown Skokie Sidewalk Sale
August 25, 2018

Shop Downtown Skokie Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, August 25! Sales all over downtown Skokie with various hours and locations. Artists and craft vendors on Lincoln Avenue from North Branch Yoga mixed with the shop owners and merchants featuring the Skokie Theatre Rummage sale! More details to follow.  Free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Skokie
Starts at 8056 Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL
(847) 674-1500
Good Vibes with Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen
August 25, 2018

Good Vibes with Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen. | 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 concert.    $115 / $95 Lawn: $38*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Jan and Dean's Beach Party starring Dean Torrence
August 25, 2018

Jan and Dean's Beach Party starring Dean Torrence: From Jan and Dean, the legendary top-selling artists of the 60's, comes a Beach Party like no other. Along with their chart topping hits, Dean Torrence brings to the stage all of the music that made the California beach scene famous, including many of the Beach Boys' songs that Jan and Dean either co-wrote or performed on. Together with the same players for the past 20 years, this outstanding show has audiences singing along to all of their favorites in a fun filled, high energy performance. Get ready to be transported back to the Swinging 60's with really cool music, lots of dancing in the aisles, and even a nostalgic memory or two along the way. $15. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston Rocks
1012 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(630) 962-7000
Anything Goes
August 26, 2018

Cole Porter's Anything Goes: Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of Boy Meets Girl—no musical puts it on stage better than Anything Goes! A hilarious, shipboard romance of the 1930s, performed with a full orchestra and these Cole Porter Classics: I Get a Kick Out of You, It’s De-Lovely, Friendship and You’re the Top. Ages 8 and older. Varies; Ages 25 and younger are 1/2 price. Type: Performing Arts.
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Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 920-5360
BGH Classics: Aaron Pilsan
August 26, 2018

BGH Classics Series: Aaron Pilsan, piano. | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road; Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Konstantin Raikin: Heaven Above the Chaos
August 26, 2018

Legendary Russian film and theatre actor and award-winning director, Konstantin Raikin, presents the US premiere of his captivating one-man show “Heaven Above the Chaos.” A nostalgic and humorous tale, told through music and poetry, this show becomes a true theatrical masterpiece, when told in Raikin’s irreplicable performance style.   $55 | $65 | $70 | $80. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
August 26, 2018

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown — Celebrating 300 Years of the City of New Orleans. Bands include: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Cyril Neville, and Kermit Ruffins. | 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 are increased by $5 on the day of the show. $80 / $70 Lawn: $27*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Big Evanston Block Party
August 25, 2018 - August 26, 2018

SPACE’s inaugural Big Evanston Block Party will take place at the intersection of Chicago and Dempster—just north of the venue and one block east of the Dempster Purple Line Stop. The music-centric block party—the first of its kind in Evanston’s Main Dempster Mile—will feature food trucks, beer from Half Acre and live performances from returning SPACE favorites and nationally touring bands. Artists include:TWEN, Dos Santos, Waco Brothers, Split Single, Guided By Voices and more.   RSVP required. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Dempster & Chicago Ave
Dempster & Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
(847)492.8860
Skokie's Backlot Bash
August 24, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Having quickly earned a reputation for quality, original live music, as well as a host of unique family attractions — Skokie's Backlot Bash is the summer street festival held annually over three days in late August, providing a large carnival midway, a 5K Run, a children's stage, kid's activities, classic films, an auto show, bingo, a sponsor and community resource fair, exhibits at the Skokie Heritage Museum, a Sunday pancake breakfast and farmer's market, and much more. Free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Skokie
Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL
847-674-1500
Design is a Verb: Chicago Sculpture International Biennial
Through August 26, 2018

What are the design decisions that artists make that inform their art-making process, or do they simply employ intuition? What does the design process of an artistic object mean when we think about and look at contemporary art and how might these choices help us understand the works themselves? Alyssa Brubaker curates the 2018 Chicago Sculpture International Biennial Exhibition "Design is a Verb' at Evanston Art Center. Type: Visual Arts.
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Evanston Art Center
2603 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL
847-475-5300
Animal Secrets
Through August 26, 2018

Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? In Animal Secrets, families will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitat and secret lives of forest animals. Children will discover nature form an animal’s point of view in naturalistic environments, including a stream, woodland, meadow and cave. Included with Museum admission.   Varies. Type: Family Fun.
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Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
(847) 832-6600
Dawn Upshaw Sings New Caroline Shaw
August 27, 2018

Dawn Upshaw Sings New Caroline Shaw: Dawn Upshaw, soprano, Gilbert Kalish, piano and S? Percussion. Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *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 / Martin Theatre
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
BGH Classics: Christopher Park
August 28, 2018

BGH Classics Series: Christopher Park, All-Schumann Program. | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $10 no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road; Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100