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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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Comedy at the House
May 25, 2019

The Winnetka Community House in association with Laible Productions Inc. invites you to a night filled with laughter in your own backyard! You don't have to go downtown and pay for parking, we're bringing downtown to you! Comics include, Tim Walkoe: The Grand Prize winner on ABC TV's "America's Funniest People." Rocky LaPorte: A Top 5 Finalist on NBC TVs Last Comic Standing. Richard Laible: An alumnus of Chicago's The Second City, iO and a founding member of The Annoyance Theater.  $40.00 ($42.39 w/service fee). Type: Performing Arts.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL
(847) 446-0537
Pen & Ink Watercolor
May 25, 2019

Create studies and one finished piece using dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, and Dr. Martin watercolors. The instructor will provide a still life, or you can bring in still life material. Skill Level: All levels. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL
847-475-5300
Bike Day!
May 26, 2019

Back when bicycling was a radical act for women, Frances Willard helped lead the way to equality on top of her beloved bicycle Gladys. Kick off summer at the Frances Willard House in celebrating her pioneering spirit with a day centered on the historical importance and joy of riding bicycles! Visitors can enjoy a new spin on Evanston’s history with activities for the whole family that will include crafts for kids, bike-themed tours, and photos with Gladys, Willard’s beloved bicycle. $10; $5 for students. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847)328-7500
The Angry Bridgade
Through May 26, 2019

The Angry Brigade: Against a backdrop of high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilizes: The Angry Brigade. Their targets: members of parliament, embassies, police, pageant queens. An uprising has begun and no one is exempt. As a special police squad hunt the home-grown terrorists whose identities rocked the foundation of the oldest empire on earth, James Graham’s heart-stopping and darkly comic thriller lures us into a frenzied world that looks much like our own. Recommended for ages 13+
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Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater / Northwestern Wirtz Center
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Evans Scholars Invitational
Through May 26, 2019

The Glen Club will be hosting the Evans Scholars Invitational from May 20 — May 26th. See the stars of tomorrow chase their PGA Tour dreams today!  Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Glen Club
2901 W. Lake Ave
Glenview, IL
(224) 260-3794
Voyeurs De Venus
Through May 26, 2019

Sara, a young African-American scholar of pop culture is writing a book about Saartjie Baartman, better known as the 19th-century sideshow sensation “The Hottentot Venus.” The deeper Sara delves, the more tragic and shocking Saartjie's story becomes, and the more Sara is forced to confront her own identity and complicated relationships. Faced with frequent dreams of Saartjie and pressure from her publishers, Sara is forced to wonder; can she honor the life and memory of Saartjie Bartman and still write a bestseller? Written by Northwestern alumni, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, Smart People, The Bluest Eye), this bold, often comedic, and revealing drama won the Joseph Jefferson Award for “Best New Play” in 2006. Price varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center / Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston , IL
(847) 491-7282
RamseyFest
May 31, 2019

Ramseryfest: Ramsey Lewis performes with a trio of friends including Ramsey Lewis & Urban Knights, Philip Bailey of 'Earth, Wind and Fire' (EWF), John Pizzarelli Trio and
Ann Hampton Callaway.'   |   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. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
School's Out for Summer Party
May 31, 2019

You’re invited to attend this exclusive end-of-the-school-year pool party. The Family Aquatic Center is reserved just for middle-schoolers; no parents are allowed. The event features music, giveaways, raffle and fun! School ID or proof of school is required for admission. Pay on day of event; no registration required. Ages: Grade 6-8. $1. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Heritage Park Family Aquatic Center
105 Community Blvd.
Wheeling, IL 60090
847-465-3333
Concert Dance, Inc
June 1, 2019

BGH Classics series presents Concert Dance Inc at Bennett Gordon Hall inside Ravinia Festival. Program to include Copland’s El Salón México in Bernstein’s two-piano arrangement.   |   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. | No lawn sales. $12. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Evanston Made: Artist Studio Tour
June 1, 2019

Evanston Made's Annual Artist Studio Tour is a self-guided tour of artist studios and artist events that take place through the month of June.  The Studio Tour takes place Saturday, June 1, 12-5p.m. Maps are available online and in print, and provide access to more than 50 studios. Create your tour by visiting the Evanston Made Group Show on Friday, May 31, 6-9p, and choose which studios to visit. Then hit the road Saturday, visit studios, shop for new art and meet Evanston creatives! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Locations throughout Evanston
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Evanston, IL
Tash Sultana with guest Pierce Brothers
June 1, 2019

After selling out multiple tours worldwide and blowing away festival audiences at Coachella and Lollapalooza in 2018, global sensation Tash Sultana is returning to North America in May 2019 for a huge run of headline shows and festivals. Special Guest: Pierce Brothers.  |     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. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Walking Tour: Forest Foray
June 1, 2019

Evanston History Center offers docent-led walking tours in Evanston, Illinois. Forest Foray:  Stroll down the avenue that Daniel Burnham called “ the choicest street” in Evanston.” *All tours begin at 225 Greenwood Street, unless otherwise indicated. $20/$15 for members. Type: Tours.
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Evanston History Center
All Tours start at 225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
Chicago Loves Israel
June 2, 2019

Chicago Loves Israel is a fun-filled day of festivities for all ages presented by JCC Chicago and JUF. Fitness, film, photography, exclusive experiences for teens, activities for kids, plus a live, outdoor concert with Rich Recht and friends. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bernard Weinger JCC
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL
(224) 406-9200
Concert Dance, Inc
June 2, 2019

Concert Dance, Inc. in BGH Classics Series.  Program to include Copland’s El Salón México in Bernstein’s two-piano arrangement.   |   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 $5 on the day of the performance. $12. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Professional Circus Training Showcase
June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019

A jaw-dropping, one-weekend-only capstone showcase of the Actor's Gymnasium's nine month professional training program. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Actors Gymnasium
927 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-2795
Starlight Concert Series
June 4, 2019

Performer: Samuel Del Real Y Su Orquesta (salsa/latin jazz). | Each year, the Starlight Concert Series presents an amazing array of music for the whole family. From the traditional to the innovative, these concerts present an eclectic mix of musical genres and the most exciting talents in Chicagoland. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM. In the event of rain, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. (except June 18 concert).  Free. Type: Live Music.
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Dawes Park
Sheridan Road at Church St.
Evanston, IL
847-448-8058
Anne Frank Remembered: 90th Birthday Anniversary
June 5, 2019

Seventy-four years after her death, Anne Frank’s diary retains its importance as a literary work, wartime and Holocaust document, and as a biography of a life cut short.  Join us to reflect on the girl who would have turned 90 this month and gain insights into the work of the Anne Frank House.  Ronald Leopold, Executive Director, will describe how his museum serves as a window to the past and mirror to the present. Free with Museum Admission. Reservations required. Free with Museum Admission; reservation required. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 967-4889
Frances Willard House Museum Tour
June 6, 2019

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 Thursday and Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Tour fees apply: Special and group tours are available upon request. $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under);FWHA members are free. . Type: Tours.
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Frances Willard House
1730 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847)328-7500
Rob Thomas / Abby Anderson
June 6, 2019

Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20 fame performs solo. Guest Performer: Abby Anderson. Ticket purchase includes a download of Rob Thomas’s new album, Chip Tooth Smile. | 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.  $114 / $104 Lawn: $42*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Friday Night Headliners: Sixteen Candles
June 7, 2019

Friday Night Headliners: Sixteen Candles. Enjoy a concert under the stars at Heritage Park Performance Pavilion! The band, Sixteen Candles, brings all the great ‘80s songs you love to life in full force. Expect to hear songs from artists like Lionel Ritchie, George Michael, Whitesnake, Duran Duran, The Class, Billy Joel and more!  |   Bring the whole family to listen and dance to the most in-demand area bands and watch popular, family movies under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase. Type: Live Music.
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Heritage Park Performance Pavilion
201 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Josh Groban
June 7, 2019

Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 30 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. | 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. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
RSMI Bridges Composition Competition
June 7, 2019

RSMI Bridges Composition Competition: World premiere of Staircase by Michael Orenstein, the winning piece in RSMI's second annual classical/jazz fusion competition.  | 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. $12. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Festival Road
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Workshop: Impressionist Waterlilies
June 7, 2019

Workshop: Waterlilies. This workshop is perfect for a wide range of experiences and skill sets. No painting necessary. That said, some of the students are professional artists. We all have something we can learn from each other. Come solo or in a group! $75. Type: Visual Arts.
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Amanda Evanston Freund Studio & Gallery
1310A Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
Dairy Breakfast and Stock Show
June 8, 2019

Enjoy a delicious farm-style breakfast that includes a variety of dairy items. Live music, dairy demonstrations, wagon rides, and hands-on activities throughout the morning. Purchase tickets at the farm the day of the event. Varies. Type: Family Fun.
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Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506
John Patitucci and the Harlem Quartet
June 8, 2019

BGH Classic Series presents John Patitucci adn the Harlem Quartet.   |     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. $12 ; No lawn sales . Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Road
Highland , IL
(847) 266-5100
John Prine / Tyler Childers
June 8, 2019

Jon Prine / Tyler Childers in concert.   | 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 are increased by $5 on the day of the show. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Kids Series: Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir
June 8, 2019

Kids Concert Series: Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem Choir.  |  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. $10; Lawn $5. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
RSMI Master Class with John Patitucci
June 8, 2019

RSMI Master Class with John Patitucci, bassist.  Master class for Jazz. | 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. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
Bennett Gordon Hall; 418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Billy Childs Jazz-Chamber Ensemble
June 9, 2019

Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble . | 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. *No lawn sales.  $12. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Bobby McFerrin / The SpiritYouAll Band
June 9, 2019

Bobby McFerrin and the SpiritYouAll Band.  |   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.  Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100