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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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Al Stewart
November 18, 2018

  Al Stewart came to stardom as part of the legendary British folk revival in the sixties and seventies and developed the combination of folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events from history. Stewart has 19 studio albums between “Bedsitter Images” in 1967 and “Sparks of Ancient Light” in 2008, plus the live album "Uncorked" with Dave Nachmanoff in 2009. Al continues to tour extensively around the U.S. and Europe. He is perhaps best known for his hits ‘Year of the Cat” from the Platinum album of the same name and the Platinum follow up album “Time Passages.” But his career spans four decades as a key figure in British music. He played at the first ever Glastonbury Festival in 1970, worked with Yoko Ono pre-Lennon and shared a London apartment with a young Paul Simon. $40. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston Rocks
1012 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(630) 962-7000
Woman's Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar
Through November 18, 2018

A juried gift fair featuring artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. Friday, November 16, 5PM—9PM. Free admission on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, November 17, 10:00AM—5PM; Sunday, November 18, 12PM—4PM. Street parking is available throughout downtown Evanston. Parking is free for the first hour in the City of Evanston lot on Church Street at Chicago Avenue. The lot is on Church Street, just east of the Woman’s Club.   Free admission on Saturday and Sunday. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Woman’s Club of Evanston
1702 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3800
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Through November 18, 2018

Explore a day in the life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his colorful friends in the Peanuts gang including Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Linus, and of course Snoopy! Based on the beloved Charles Schultz comic strip that have delighted countless generations, this witty and big-hearted Broadway musical features charming songs and vignettes that remind us of the joys of friendship and the pleasure of the simple things in life. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center / Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
The Front Page
Through November 18, 2018

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy’s hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a rolltop desk and phones his scoop to his managing editor. Their job is to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from opening the desk and finding their story. Some hoodlums are enlisted to remove the desk, but they get mixed up with a Boy Scout troop and the mayor and a cleaning woman, among others. It’s a whirlwind wrap up with Hildy finally making his breakaway. $35 includes cookies and corkage fee! . Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738
David Crosby and Friends
November 19, 2018

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour this fall. Crosby is joined by the Lighthouse band to journey down a new four-way street that brings his music to life with new spirits. $56 | $66 | $76. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Evanston Flying Turkey 5k Run
November 22, 2018

The Annual Evanston Flying Turkey 5k returns! This awesome, family event is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving weekend and get in some great exercise before your turkey dinner. First 2700 people who register will receive a free hat marking the event! This certified 5K run and walk will be along the beautiful Evanston lakefront newly paved path beginning at Sheridan Rd. and Church Street. This race site/ start line is on the southern end of the park. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston Lakefront at corner of Sheridan & Church Street
Runners line up at newly paved corner entrance at Sheridan & Church Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 675-0200 x210
American Indian Feast Days
November 23, 2018

Learn about the cultural gatherings of tribes to celebrate the harvest and their alliances at the root of our Thanksgiving holiday. $5. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-1030
Light the Lights!
November 23, 2018

Light the Lights: Get in the holiday spirit in downtown Glencoe with a lighting ceremony, a “Wine and Beer Stroll,” caroling, photos with Santa, live reindeer petting, trackless train rides through our beautiful downtown and more! And to get your holiday shopping started, many of our downtown businesses are starting "Small Business Saturday" specials a day early and will stay open late for the event!  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Glencoe
Green Bay Road and Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL
(847) 461-1104
Holiday Park & Parade
November 24, 2018

Join us as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Holiday in the Park & Parade! Follow the parade down Glenview Road from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church going west to Jackman Park. Festivities in the park include a visit with Santa, hay rides, a train ride for kids, carolers, cookies, hot chocolate and popcorn. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Jackman Park
Glenview, IL 60025
Northwestern University Football vs. Illinois
November 24, 2018

Northwestern Wildcats hosts Illinois! The Northwestern Wildcats offer some of the best Division 1 college sports action in the Midwest, featuring 12 teams competing in the Big Ten Conference. Prices Vary. Type: Sports.
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Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL
888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775)
The Manhattan Transfer
November 24, 2018

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, The Manhattan Transfer has become the cornerstone of contemporary music. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with the self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when “Chanson D’Amour” from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe.   $48 | $58 | $68. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
American Indian Feast Days
November 25, 2018

Learn about the cultural gatherings of tribes to celebrate the harvest and their alliances at the root of our Thanksgiving holiday. $5. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-1030
Music of the Baroque: The Christmas Oratorio
November 25, 2018

Music of the Baroque: The Christmas Oratorio. From the heaven-storming timpani of the opening chorus, the Christmas story unfolds in dramatic narrative, moving arias, and inspiring chorales—performed with the power and passion Music of the Baroque always brings to Bach’s great choral works. $39 | $48 | $64 | $78. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Central Street Evanston Open House
November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Central Street Evanston celebrates Small Business Saturday with a weekend Open House along the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street will celebrate the Holiday Season with discounts, raffles, refreshments and holiday surprises. Free . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Central Street Evanston
Stores from the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 849-3272
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech
November 28, 2018

Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats season is the first in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
847-491-2287
Paints & Pints!
November 28, 2018

Smylie Brothers is hosting Bottle & Bottega Evanston for this exciting hump day event! You will be supplied with everything needed to create your own masterpiece on a take-home stretch canvas - artist instruction, all painting supplies & apron. Follow our instructor as they replicate this image or choose to paint something else. The choice is always yours! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
1615 Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Center For Independent Futures Fun-Raiser!
November 29, 2018

Have fun at a BYOB painting party while helping out this non-profit organization! Ticket price includes paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a take-home canvas, and $5 from every registration will be donated to Center for Independent Futures! Center for Independent Futures is an Evanston, Illinois, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live full and more independent lives.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bottle & Bottega Evanston
1016 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
8476934968
Sip n Shop
November 29, 2018

Get some of your holiday shopping done early this year at Rock House's Sip n Shop event! There will be a variety of art, jewelry, skincare and accessories available for purchase as well as live vinyl spinning by Cheap Kiss Records. All vinyl records will be 10% off during this event.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Rock House
1742 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025
Art and Wine Night
November 30, 2018

Come out to see some great art, have a drink, and meet the artists! Featured artists for November include Ron Rutkowski & Fran Joy as well as ongoing exhibitions by these fine Evanston and Chicagoland artists: Liz Albertson , Laura Allen-Simpson , Jerry Alt , Tracy E. Anderson, Raissa Bailey,  Ann Petrus Baker , David Bender , Michael Berns ,Betty Butler , Wade ChandlerMelanie Deal , Laura Engel , Shalisha Erenberg , Vanessa Filley , Angela B. Garbot , Larry Geni , Ted Glasoe, Liberis Golfinopoulos , Heather Hancock,  Chris HeisingerBonnie KatzBridgette Kelling,  Virginia Kondziolka , Ian LantzElisa Ann LindstromPatrick Linehan, Stephen Lloyd, Michelle MallinNate Marks , Ross Martens , Christine McClurePaul Minnihan , Kristen Neveau, Greg Palmer, Annette Kerstin Patko,  Ron Rutkowski, Don SeeleyBarbara SeyfriedRich Sparks, Kyriakina Valavanis, Maike van Wijk, and Jerry Woods. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Creative Coworking
922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 563-7264
Circus in Progress
December 1, 2018

The Actors Gymnasium 'Circus In Progress': Our annual jaw-dropping benefit show returns Dec. 1 showcasing high-energy, breathtaking circus acts from Chicago's top circus, burlesque and dance acts! Two shows.    Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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The Actors Gymnasium
927 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-2795
Holiday Fair Extravaganza in Skokie
December 1, 2018

Find the perfect unique handmade gift or craft. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Weber Leisure Center
9300 Weber Park Place
Skokie, IL 60077
Chopped Challenge
November 23, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Collect your items, create a beautiful piece of jewelry and turn them in by 12/1.  Voting until 12/15 will take place on social media: aylasoriginals facebook - $100 winner 1st prize Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ayla's Originals
1511 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Annual Holiday Open House
December 2, 2018

Join us for an afternoon of holiday cheer at the Dawes House. Explore the majestic lakeside mansion decked out for the holidays, view Evanston History Center’s exhibits, and enjoy holiday treats with live music in the Great Hall. This event is free and open to everyone! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House
225 Greenwood
Evanston, IL
847-475-3410
Evanston Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
December 2, 2018

Make sure your holiday season starts with the best holiday event in Evanston! Don’t miss enjoying these favorite Yule festivities with your family and friends … and take advantage of special rates for a package of 2 adult tickets and 3 children’s tickets. The award-winning Evanston Symphony Orchestra is joined by: North Shore Choral Society, Evanston Dance Ensemble, Evanston Symphony Holiday Gospel Choir, Evanston Children’s Choir, ETHS ETHS Advanced Vocal Ensemble,  Audience Sign-a-long And, a BIG bonus for all kids from 1 to 101 — a visit from Santa and his elves! Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-8804
Frances Willard House Holiday Tour
December 2, 2018

Frances Willard House Museum (FWHM) will offer special holiday tours Sundays in December. Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us as we turn back the clock and revisit Christmas at the Willard House in 1887! $10 adults, $5 students (FWHM members are free. Type: Tours.
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Frances Willard House Museum
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847)328-7500
Red Invitation Sunday Holiday Sale
December 2, 2018

The Annual “Red Invitation” Holiday Sunday Sale will be held on Sunday, December 2. Participating merchants of Winnetka will open their doors and make available many wonderful gift choices for the holiday season. Merchants will offer specials, personalized service, refreshments and discounts. Look for the “Red Invitation” in your mailbox for sale details about this much anticipated weekend, or visit our website: www.winnetkanorthfieldchamber.com Shop locally, save time and money! Shop Winnetka for something special for someone special! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka
Various locations throughout Winnetka
Native American Fine Arts Holiday Market
November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Join the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on November 30th at 6:30pm for the Preview Party and December 1st & 2nd for the Native American Fine Arts Holiday Market at 3009 Central St. in Evanston. Free admission to market; free Artist Demonstrations in the museum library at 3001 Central St. with paid museum admission. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201
A Chorus Line
Through December 2, 2018

A Chorus Line: The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical sensation about "every little step" towards the ultimate Broadway dream! A Broadway chorus audition comes to life in one of the most celebrated musicals of all time with a brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and drama.   Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center | Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Michigan
December 4, 2018

Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats season is the first in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
888-467-8775
Downtown Evanston Warm Beverage Walk at Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio
December 6, 2018

Please join Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio for warm Apple Cider & wine during the Downtown Evanston Warm Beverage walk on Thursday, December 6th from 5 to 8 p.m. They will have a raffle for a $50 gift certificate (no purchase required but must be 18 to enter). Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio
623 Grove St.
Evanston, IL 60201