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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. Want to stay in the know about North Shore happenings? Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll send what’s going on in the area to your inbox every month! 

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11
Feb

The Orchid Show: Magnified

February 11, 2023 - March 26, 2023
No matter what, nature finds a way. This year’s Orchid Show celebrates the unex... MORE
2
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Michigan

February 2, 2023
Michigan vs Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art Welsh-... MORE
2
Feb

Magic School Bus

February 2, 2023
Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical! When the class gets lost ... MORE
4
Feb

River Trail Nature Center Sweetheart Night Hike

February 4, 2023
Looking for a unique and interesting Date Night, Girls Night Out, Couples Night or Fr... MORE
4
Feb

Chicago Philharmonic: Songs of a Wayfarer

February 4, 2023
Join Chicago Philharmonic and renowned Mahler specialist, Mezzo-Soprano Susan Platts ... MORE
3
Feb

Yonder Mountain String Band (2 nights)

February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023
With their latest album, “Get Yourself Outside,” Colorado-based Yonder Mo... MORE
5
Feb

Temperance Brewery Donut Fest

February 5, 2023
Donuts + Beer — The Sweetest Festival in Town! Love Donuts? Who doesn't? En... MORE
27
Jan

Blood Wedding

January 27, 2023 - February 5, 2023
When a young bride-to-be receives a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, ... MORE
10
Feb

The Yacht Rockettes

February 10, 2023
CHICAGO'S OWN FEMALE-FRONTED YACHT ROCK BAND features smooth rock hits from the 7... MORE
11
Feb

Giordano Dance Chicago

February 11, 2023
Catch the Light. Feel the Radiance. Celebrate Giordano. America’s original jazz... MORE
11
Feb

Palmhouse Presents: Amyna Love & Marcus Atom

February 11, 2023
Live concert, Saturday February 11th. In an intimate candlelit setting, come listen t... MORE
11
Feb

Wheeling Park District's Valentine's Day Hearts & Crafts Party

February 11, 2023
Join Wheeling Park District for an afternoon of Valentine’s Day fun! Kids will ... MORE
11
Feb

Randoons' Galentine's Event

February 11, 2023
Grab your gal pals, daughters, sisters and moms! Join Randoons on Sat., Feb. 11 from ... MORE
11
Feb

Downtown Evanston Hygge Fest

February 11, 2023
Downtown Evanston is hosting a series of hygge events throughout the month of Fe... MORE
9
Feb

An Evening with Drew and Ellie Holcomb: The Residency Tour - 3 nights

February 9, 2023 - February 11, 2023
Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Short... MORE
12
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Purdue

February 12, 2023
Purdue vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art We... MORE
10
Feb

Chalet Nursery's Valentine's Events

February 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023
Join Chalet Nursery this Valentine's Day week for fun, festive events like their ... MORE
13
Feb

Tapville Social's Galentine's Day Cocktails, Wine and Sweets Pairing

February 13, 2023
What's Galentine's Day? It's only the best day of the year! Join Tapville... MORE
18
Nov

16th Annual inchworks show

November 18, 2022 - February 13, 2023
The North Shore Art League is excited to present the 16th Annual inchworks show now b... MORE
14
Feb

Sketchbook's Love is in the Ale

February 14, 2023
A showcase of some of Chicago's finest acts, guaranteed to have you laughing in y... MORE
15
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Indiana

February 15, 2023
Indiana vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The state-of-the-art ... MORE
15
Feb

Trivia Night

February 15, 2023
Bring your best and brightest for an evening of trivia at Take Flight Spirits. Teams ... MORE
17
Feb

Skokie Park District - Kids Night Out @ The Exploritorium - February

February 17, 2023
Kids deserve a night out too! Join in for an evening of supervised fun, crafts, snack... MORE
18
Feb

BritBeat: A Tribute to The Beatles

February 18, 2023
Take a trip back in time with a fantastic journey through the days of Beatlemania wit... MORE
18
Feb

Temperance Brewery Tour

February 18, 2023
Come meet us, have a tour and a taste. Join us for a Brewery Tour every third Saturda... MORE
19
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Iowa

February 19, 2023
University of Iowa Men's Basketball vs Northwestern University Men'... MORE
19
Feb

Bar Siena's A Love Affair with Fabio Viviani

February 19, 2023
Bar Siena Old Orchard is excited to announce its first-ever Fabio LIVE!: a live cooki... MORE
19
Feb

Chalet Nursery Winterfest

February 19, 2023
Looking for some winter entertainment this weekend? Stop by on Sunday, February 19 fr... MORE
18
Feb

Winter Chilly Fest

February 18, 2023 - February 19, 2023
Glittering lights and wildlife treat trees, ice skating on the pond, weather permitti... MORE
19
Jan

Andy Warhol in Iran

January 19, 2023 - February 19, 2023
In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter o... MORE
21
Feb

The Peking Acrobats

February 21, 2023
The Peking Acrobats have been called “incredible,” “breathtaking,&r... MORE
23
Feb

A Night at the Savoy: An Enduring Legacy

February 23, 2023
Celebrate the works of Black artists with a Green Book era-inspired performance by Ch... MORE
24
Feb

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express

February 24, 2023
Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out count... MORE
24
Feb

A.M. Slingers

February 24, 2023
Come hear the sounds of A.M. Slingers, all original pop-rock band. Slashing treble b... MORE
24
Feb

Chalet Nursery Orchid Repotting Workshop

February 24, 2023
Are your orchids needing a pick-me-up? Bring in up to 3 orchids ($5 each) and we will... MORE
25
Feb

Tab Benoit w/ JD Simo

February 25, 2023
Tab Benoit is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has built a re... MORE
26
Feb

Music of the Baroque: London Calling

February 26, 2023
“When one is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “one is tired o... MORE
24
Feb

Chalet Nursery Orchid Fair

February 24, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Celebrate orchids with us this weekend for our annual Orchid Fair starting Fri 2/24 -... MORE
17
Feb

Violet

February 17, 2023 - February 26, 2023
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood... MORE
3
Feb

Book of Merman

February 3, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Broadway's biggest star collides with one of Broadway's biggest hits in this ... MORE
19
Jan

Almost Maine

January 19, 2023 - February 26, 2023
Welcome to Almost, a quaint sort of place located in northern Maine. The town is call... MORE
28
Feb

Mike Wiley’s Tired Souls: King & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

February 28, 2023
Tired Souls begins in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955—the day Rosa Park... MORE
1
Mar

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Penn State

March 1, 2023
Penn State vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-ar... MORE
4
Mar

Skokie Park District - Superhero Meet 'n Greet

March 4, 2023
Bring the whole family out for an afternoon of superhero fun! There will be superhero... MORE
3
Mar

Danceworks 2023

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Join in for Northwestern’s annual dance showcase featuring new works by acclaim... MORE
24
Feb

The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

February 24, 2023 - March 5, 2023
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, being in... MORE
16
Mar

Darlingside

March 16, 2023
If Darlingside’s first album, Birds Say (2015), focused on the past through nos... MORE
24
Mar

Lewis Black: Off the Rails 2023 Tour

March 24, 2023 - March 25, 2023
Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling an... MORE
26
Mar

Classical Kids Live!: Tchaikovsky Discovers America

March 26, 2023
This delightful concert performance is approximately 50 minutes in length and recomme... MORE
16
Feb

Once

February 16, 2023 - March 26, 2023
This 2012 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the 2007 Irish musical film ... MORE
1
Apr

Paula Poundstone

April 1, 2023
Paula Poundstone continues to amaze us with unforgettable sold-out performances as ou... MORE
2
Apr

Music of the Baroque: The St. Matthew Passion

April 2, 2023
Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion speaks as urgently of compassion an... MORE
9
Mar

Music Theater Works presents Avenue Q

March 9, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Join the irreverent denizens of Avenue Q- part flesh, part plushy, people, puppets, a... MORE
15
Apr

Paul Reiser

April 15, 2023
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser is one of Hollywo... MORE
16
Apr

Hot Tuna (acoustic)

April 16, 2023
The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna... MORE
21
Apr

The Lightning Thief

April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023
In this adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling children’s novel, Greek... MORE
29
Jan

The Negro Motorist Green Book

January 29, 2023 - April 23, 2023
“The Negro Motorist Green Book” guided Black Americans to thousands of bu... MORE
21
Apr

Indecent

April 21, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Indecent, a deeply moving play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding th... MORE
10
Mar

The Threepenny Opera

March 10, 2023 - April 30, 2023
The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped u... MORE
11
Oct

Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond

October 11, 2022 - April 30, 2023
Tally Ho! Join Nature Cat and his friends on their outdoor adventures! There’s ... MORE
5
May

An Evening With: Micky Dolenz

May 5, 2023
Micky Dolenz IS the voice of The Monkees. The unmistakable performer that moved a gen... MORE
7
May

Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends

May 7, 2023
Dame Jane Glover takes the podium for a joyful evening of music written centuries ago... MORE
28
Apr

The Waa-Mu Show

April 28, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergrad... MORE
13
Apr

The Porch On Windy Hill: a new play with old music

April 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023
A young violinist and her song collector boyfriend flee the confines of their Brookly... MORE
19
May

Everybody

May 19, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play bu... MORE
24
June

Art in the Village, Winnetka's Fine Art Fair

June 24, 2023 - June 25, 2023
Join this two day celebration of fine arts.  Sponsored by the North Shore Art Le... MORE
1
June

Music Theater Works presents Pippin

June 1, 2023 - June 26, 2023
The unforgettable score of PIPPIN has shown multiple generations how to forge your ow... MORE
26
Jan

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

January 26, 2022 - July 9, 2023
What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dari... MORE
22
June

A Distinct Society

June 22, 2023 - July 23, 2023
Inspired by true events, this poignant and funny new play, written and directed ... MORE
29
July

Art at the Glen Town Center

July 29, 2023 - July 30, 2023
The prestigious 20th Annual Art at The Glen outdoor festival showcases original works... MORE
9
June

Passing Strange

June 9, 2023 - July 30, 2023
From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes Passing Strange, a dari... MORE
6
June

Marie and Rosetta

June 6, 2023 - August 6, 2023
Hailed as the “Godmother of Rock ‘n Roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe in... MORE
10
Aug

Music Theater Works presents The Producers

August 10, 2023 - August 20, 2023
If Bialystock and Bloom come to you with a sure thing, run the other way! A big Broad... MORE
9
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. UTEP

September 9, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). This game between... MORE
23
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

September 23, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Wildcats offer some ... MORE
18
May

The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto

May 18, 2023 - September 24, 2023
In 1945, a Soviet doctor found a school notebook in the liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau ... MORE
30
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

September 30, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Wildcats offer some ... MORE
3
Jan

No Rest: The Epidemic of Stolen Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirits

January 3, 2023 - September 30, 2023
A thought-provoking traveling exhibit opening in January 2023, highlighting the epide... MORE
7
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs.Howard Bison

October 7, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Howard Bison. The Wildcats offer some of the best ... MORE
28
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs.Maryland Terrapins

October 28, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Maryland Terrapins. The Wildcats offer some of the... MORE
4
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Iowa Hawkeyes

November 4, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Wildcats offer some of the best... MORE
30
Oct

Music Theater Works presents Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon

October 30, 2023 - November 12, 2023
You can only see it for a single day every hundred years. No, not the show, but the e... MORE
18
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Purdue Boilermakers

November 18, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Purdue Boilermakers. The Wildcats offer some of th... MORE
20
Sep

Rosalie Favell - Facing the Camera

September 20, 2023 - December 3, 2023
The Block presents the first Chicago presentation of Rosalie Favell: Facing the Camer... MORE
20
Sep

For One and All: Prints from The Block’s Collection

September 20, 2023 - December 3, 2023
In its foundational years, The Block Museum of Art gained a reputation for presenting... MORE
21
Dec

Music Theater Works presents Shrek: The Musical

December 21, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK:THE MUSICAL brings your f... MORE
22
Oct

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

October 22, 2023 - April 14, 2024
More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. &ldqu... MORE
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