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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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Kohlights: A Holiday Lightacular

Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview presents the first interactive holiday light walk where kids can control the lights. ...Learn More

ALL NEW Willow Hill’s Winter Magic!

A Not-To-Be Missed Event | Chicago's premiere DRIVE-THRU holiday lights experience in Northbrook. Reserve tickets today! ...Learn More

Following are the most recent events. Search by date or activity above.

7
Dec

Allison Russell

December 7, 2021 - December 8, 2021
Allison's new album, Outside Child -- that draws water from the dark well of a vi... MORE
9
Dec

Katie Pruitt

December 9, 2021
Katie Pruitt is a Nashville transplant from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Pruitt t... MORE
10
Dec

Freddy Jones Band

December 10, 2021
Freddy Jones Band is one of America’s premiere roots rock bands (and no, none o... MORE
10
Dec

Reindeer Happy Hour

December 10, 2021
Santa’s Reindeer are back at Chalet. Come celebrate the holiday season and visi... MORE
9
Dec

Evanston History Center Holiday LIghts and Architecture WalkingTours

December 9, 2021 - December 10, 2021
Celebrate the season with Evanston History Center’s Holiday Lights and Architec... MORE
11
Dec

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Delaware

December 11, 2021
Delaware vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovate... MORE
12
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs NJIT

December 12, 2021
NJIT vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated Wels... MORE
12
Dec

Annual Brunch with Santa

December 12, 2021
Come celebrate at the Annual Brunch with Santa!  Enjoy a delicious kids and an a... MORE
14
Dec

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Milwaukee

December 14, 2021
Milwaukee vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovat... MORE
15
Dec

Grand Market Pop Up Shops

December 15, 2021
Come and join in on December 15, 2021 for the second annual GRAND MARKETPOP UP SHOPS!... MORE
16
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral Concerts

December 16, 2021
The most enduring tradition in Music of the Baroque’s history. Celebrate the se... MORE
16
Dec

Josh Caterer Trio w/ Sunshine Boys

December 16, 2021
Josh Caterer is best known as the lead singer of legendary Chicago punk band Smoking ... MORE
17
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral Concerts

December 17, 2021
The most enduring tradition in Music of the Baroque’s history. Celebrate the se... MORE
17
Dec

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Temple

December 17, 2021
Temple vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovated ... MORE
17
Dec

The High Hawks w/ Sun Beard

December 17, 2021
The word supergroup gets overused to describe side musical projects, but it's apt... MORE
18
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral Concerts

December 18, 2021
The most enduring tradition in Music of the Baroque’s history. Celebrate the se... MORE
18
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs DePaul

December 18, 2021
DePaul vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated We... MORE
18
Dec

Maggie Rose w/ Them Vibes & Dylan Hartigan

December 18, 2021
Exceptionally versatile singer-songwriter Maggie Rose released her highly anticipated... MORE
18
Dec

Visit with Santa

December 18, 2021
Take your picture with Santa and enjoy holiday treats and activities around the heart... MORE
4
Dec

Breakfast With Santa

December 4, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Decorate your own holiday cookies, breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa and much mor... MORE
19
Dec

Skate and Create Gingerbread House Event

December 19, 2021
Come out for family fun with free ice skating, gingerbread house making, and hot coco... MORE
19
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral Concerts

December 19, 2021
The most enduring tradition in Music of the Baroque’s history. Celebrate the se... MORE
12
Dec

Coarse Italian Breakfast With Santa

December 12, 2021 - December 19, 2021
Ho Ho Ho! The holidays are here! This Christmas season bring the whole family to meet... MORE
20
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Illinois-Springfield

December 20, 2021
Illinois-Springfield vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newl... MORE
20
Nov

19th Annual Winter Arts and Craft Expo

November 20, 2021 - December 20, 2021
The Winter Arts & Crafts Expo includes original, handmade works of jewelry, ceram... MORE
21
Dec

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Oregon

December 21, 2021
Oregon vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovated ... MORE
26
Nov

Santa's Trolley at Westfield Old Orchard

November 26, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Santa is getting ready to deliver gifts around the world in his Magic Trolley, and he... MORE
22
Nov

Game of Gnomes Scavenger Hunt

November 22, 2021 - December 24, 2021
Set out on a holiday adventure in Downtown Wilmette and Plaza del Lago!  Search ... MORE
27
Dec

Poi Dog Pondering

December 27, 2021 - December 29, 2021
30+ years on, 15 band members deep: Poi Dog Pondering are stronger than ever & co... MORE
30
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Prairie View A&M

December 30, 2021
Prairie View A&M vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newl... MORE
26
Nov

Oil Lamp Theater Presents It's A Wonderful Life - A Radio Show

November 26, 2021 - December 30, 2021
Oil Lamp Theater reopens its doors with their annual production of It’s a Wonde... MORE
31
Dec

Downtown Evanston Noon Year's Eve Celebration

December 31, 2021
Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to Fountain Square for a festive Noon ... MORE
31
Dec

NYE Burlesque Extravaganza

December 31, 2021
Your presence is requested for a one-night-only extravaganza of burlesque, drinks, da... MORE
31
Dec

Happy Brew Year

December 31, 2021
Join us for our FIRST New Year's Eve celebration in Skokie! We know y’all a... MORE
31
Dec

New Year's Mini Bash

December 31, 2021
Come celebrate with your little ones to experience the count down to noon! Enjoy DJ e... MORE
31
Dec

Happy Noon Year

December 31, 2021
Celebrate the NEW year at NOON! Bring the kids and join in the festivities including ... MORE
26
Nov

Kohlights: A Mesmertastic Holiday Lightacular!

November 26, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Kids take charge in the area’s newest holiday light display. It’s more th... MORE
31
Dec

New Year's Eve with The Chris Karabas Band

December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
Come celebrate New Years Eve at the newly re-opened Wilmette Theatre featuring The Ch... MORE
2
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Michigan State

January 2, 2022
Michigan State vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly reno... MORE
2
Jan

Albert Lee

January 2, 2022
Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history, hav... MORE
23
Dec

Music Theater Works presents Billy Ellliot the Musical

December 23, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Boasting a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for Best Musical, Billy Elliot&n... MORE
26
Nov

Mr. Dickens' Hat

November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022
In a cozy Victorian shop sits the prized hat of Charles Dickens. When a pair of bumbl... MORE
20
Nov

Willow Hills Winter Magic

November 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Willow Hill Golf Course is proud to present its first annual Willow Hill’s Wint... MORE
12
Nov

Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape

November 12, 2021 - January 2, 2022
Join us at the holiday event that sold out in its debut season. Enter a captivating w... MORE
3
Jan

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Michigan State

January 3, 2022
Michigan State vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly re... MORE
5
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Penn State

January 5, 2022
Penn State vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovate... MORE
7
Jan

The Claudettes w/ Baby Teeth

January 7, 2022
The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full throttle energy of rockabilly a... MORE
9
Jan

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Ohio State

January 9, 2022
Ohio State vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renova... MORE
5
Nov

Let It Shine Lightshow

November 5, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Experience a touchless & socially safe family tradition this holiday season! '... MORE
12
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Maryland

January 12, 2022
Maryland vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated ... MORE
16
Jan

Kevin Nealon

January 16, 2022
Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, comedian, and author Kevin Nealon is best known for his... MORE
18
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Wisconsin

January 18, 2022
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated... MORE
20
Jan

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Penn State

January 20, 2022
Penn State vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renova... MORE
9
Dec

Dishwasher Dreams

December 9, 2021 - January 22, 2022
Alaudin, a stand-up comedian whose family hails from Bangladesh, is in L.A. on the ve... MORE
3
Dec

8-TRACK The Sounds of the 70s In Concert

December 3, 2021 - January 23, 2022
Put on your leisure suits, halter tops, and platform shoes and get ready to boogie do... MORE
27
Jan

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs IOWA

January 27, 2022
IOWA vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovated We... MORE
29
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Illinois

January 29, 2022
Illinois vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated ... MORE
30
Jan

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Illinois

January 30, 2022
Illinois vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovate... MORE
28
Jan

MFA Collaboration Series: In His Hands

January 28, 2022 - January 30, 2022
This is a list of things Christian believes in logic, banana Laffy Taffy, video games... MORE
1
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Rutgers

February 1, 2022
Rutgers vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated W... MORE
8
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Indiana

February 8, 2022
Indiana vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated W... MORE
10
Feb

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Rutgers

February 10, 2022
Rutgers vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovated... MORE
13
Feb

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Michigan

February 13, 2022
Michigan vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovate... MORE
3
Feb

Something Rotten

February 3, 2022 - February 13, 2022
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play bu... MORE
16
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Purdue

February 16, 2022
Purdue vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated We... MORE
18
Feb

MFA Collaboration Series: Peerless

February 18, 2022 - February 20, 2022
A modern twist on Macbeth, Peerless follows M & L, twins determined to gain admis... MORE
20
Jan

Fireflies

January 20, 2022 - February 20, 2022
The Civil Rights Movement has ignited the South, and the charismatic Rev. Charles Gra... MORE
22
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Nebraska

February 22, 2022
Nebraska vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated ... MORE
24
Feb

Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Purdue

February 24, 2022
Purdue vs. Northwestern University Women's Basketball.  The newly renovated ... MORE
27
Feb

Music of the Baroque: McGill Plays Mozart

February 27, 2022
Mozart scholar Dame Jane Glover joins forces with Chicago native and New York Philhar... MORE
28
Feb

Music of the Baroque: McGill Plays Mozart

February 28, 2022
Mozart scholar Dame Jane Glover joins forces with Chicago native and New York Philhar... MORE
6
Mar

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Minnesota

March 6, 2022
Minnesota vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The newly renovated... MORE
24
Feb

The Ballad of Mu Lan

February 24, 2022 - March 6, 2022
When Mu Lan dresses up as a boy to take her father’s place in the army, she has... MORE
12
Feb

Untamed: The Orchid Show 2022

February 12, 2022 - March 27, 2022
No matter what, nature finds a way. This year’s Orchid Show celebrates the unex... MORE
3
Mar

Wife of a Salesman

March 3, 2022 - April 3, 2022
An iconic drama. An imagined meeting. A recentering of where “attention must be... MORE
17
Oct

Rise Up: Stonewall And The LGBTQ Rights Movement

October 17, 2021 - May 8, 2022
Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police r... MORE
21
Sep

Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts: Thinking about History with The Block’s Collection

September 21, 2021 - June 1, 2022
How do artists, artworks, and museums shape and challenge our understanding of the pa... MORE
15
July

Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust

July 15, 2021 - September 5, 2022
Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust sheds light on a lesser-known moment i... MORE
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