Time to hop to it and have some fun! April is ready to bloom with enchanting and engaging plays, hobby helpers, Easter and Passover specialties, plus the chance to tell your story to the world. Fill your basket with more when you see What’s There to Do in Chicago’s North Shore. Do it!
Play Favorites: Take in a Show
Intimate Apparel, Northlight Theatre, Skokie
Eggstravaganza, Glenview Park District, Glenview
Spring Holidays: Easter and Passover Traditions
Hippity hoppity, the springiest holidays of all are almost here. Celebrate all the colors and flavors of spring with a gorgeous brunch brimming with baked goods, mimosas and more. Pick up a bouquet of aromatic blooms and embrace the season. The kids will love the local egg hunts, while you spot special offers and events in shops and attractions. The North Shore will help you observe Easter and Passover traditions with everything you need.
Cultivate Urban Rainforest, Evanston
Hobby Heaven: Get Crafty and More
Reinvigorate your top hobby or branch out and try something new. Make your own jewelry with dazzling beads and gems along with expert guides. Get into the greening and add gorgeous plants to your yard and living space. Makers revel in the fabrics and findings offered by North Shore shops. If you want to move, play and compete, several athletic and gaming suppliers and locations will get you in gear. Wherever your interests take you, you’ll find all the best bits on the North Shore.
Lindsey Buckingham, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
Triple Your Pleasure: Stunning Satire, Rock Royalty and a Musical Masterpiece
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie)
This dynamic theater complex can put on a show! D.C.’s Reflecting Fools — the new musical parody group created by performers and a co-writer from Capitol Steps — skewer our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies that continue to provoke belly laughs (Apr. 8–10). One of the most inventive and electrifying musicians of his generation, Lindsey Buckingham takes the stage on Apr. 21. He thrived as singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, and the musical visionary of Fleetwood Mac, writing hits like “Go Your Own Way” and “Big Love.” As a solo artist, Buckingham often plays nearly every instrument himself with his complex arrangements and inventive production choices. Continuing through April 3, Music Theater Works production of La Cage aux Folles, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, is sure to bring a night full of laughter, fun and endless entertainment.
The Moth, SPACE, Evanston
Tell Your Tale: The Moth Storytelling Event
SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Apr. 18, 7:00 pm
Popularized by The Moth Radio Hour, this open-mic storytelling competition lets you share a five-minute story on the night’s theme, “Books” — or just listen and enjoy! Prepare a funny, moving or surprising anecdote about the novel that changed your life, one you just pretended to read, or maybe an encounter in a bookstore, club or library. Ten lucky audience members, picked at random, will vie for the chance to be crowned the night’s StorySLAM champion. Put the May 31 session on your calendar when the theme is “Water.”