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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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Skokie's Backlot Bash, August 27-29

Skokie’s downtown party is back, with 17 acts on two stages, a carnival midway, 5K Run, food and beer, a bingo tent and more! ...Learn More

 

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Following are the 114 most recent events. Use the form above to search for others

1
Aug

An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Betty Buckley

August 1, 2021
An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Betty Buckley at Ravinia, North America... MORE
31
July

Art at the Glen Town Center

July 31, 2021 - August 1, 2021
For the 18th year in a row, the Glen Town Center is pleased to host Art at the Glen, ... MORE
3
Aug

Apollo’s Fire (Cleveland Baroque Orchestra)

August 3, 2021
Cleveland Baroque Orchestra performs Apollo's Fire: Summer Nights in Venice at&nb... MORE
4
Aug

Wednesdays on the Green: Serendipity

August 4, 2021
Serendipity is a pop/rock band from the Chicago suburbs. Formed in 2011 by bassist Ha... MORE
4
Aug

Brett Dennen

August 4, 2021
Brett Dennen at Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the Uni... MORE
5
Aug

Thursday Night Markets: Food & Drink

August 5, 2021
Downtown Evanston is excited to host Thursday Night Markets the first Thursday of eac... MORE
5
Aug

Out of Space 2021: Emmylou Harris & Los Lobos

August 5, 2021
A 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harr... MORE
5
Aug

Michelle DeYoung: Songs and Poetry

August 5, 2021
Michelle DeYoung at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in... MORE
5
Aug

Out Back Summer Sessions: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

August 5, 2021
The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band has charmed audiences from New York’s Carnegie ... MORE
6
Aug

Out of Space 2021: Patti Smith & Her Band

August 6, 2021
Patti Smith, born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, migrated to New York City in... MORE
6
Aug

Out Back Summer Sessions: Chicago Phil Chamber

August 6, 2021
Chicago Phil Chamber Rain Date: Fri, 8/06 socially distanced inside Center Theatre.&... MORE
6
Aug

CSO: James Conlon / William Hagen

August 6, 2021
CSO: James Conlon and William Hagen at Ravinia, North America's oldest music fest... MORE
7
Aug

Out of Space 2021: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals

August 7, 2021
Ben was raised in a hub of activists, poets, artists and of course great musicians. T... MORE
7
Aug

Out Back Summer Sessions: Broadway in your Backyard

August 7, 2021
Rain Date: Sun, 8/08 at 8pm. Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre’s popu... MORE
7
Aug

North Shore Vibe Paddle Festival 2021

August 7, 2021
The North Shore Vibe Paddle Festival is a celebration of Lake Michigan. There is no b... MORE
7
Aug

Laurie Berkner

August 7, 2021
Laurie Berkner at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a... MORE
7
Aug

CSO: Teddy Abrams

August 7, 2021
CSO: Teddy Abrams at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled i... MORE
8
Aug

CSO: Sinfonia / Mozartiana

August 8, 2021
CSO: Sinfonia / Mozartiana at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is ... MORE
4
Aug

Northbrook Days Festival

August 4, 2021 - August 8, 2021
Five days of rides, games, live music, food, beer & wine, and much more! It&... MORE
10
Aug

Judy Collins / Madeline Peyroux

August 10, 2021
Judy Collins and Madeline Peyroux at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festiv... MORE
11
Aug

Wednesdays on the Green: Kaleidoscope Dance Night

August 11, 2021
Join Kaleidoscope Dance for a night of fun for the kids of dance and activities for t... MORE
11
Aug

Sideline

August 11, 2021
Sideline at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-ac... MORE
12
Aug

CSO: Voice and the Violin - Joshua Bell / Larisa Martinez

August 12, 2021
CSO: Voice and the Violin - Joshua Bell and Larisa Martinez at Ravinia, North America... MORE
13
Aug

CSO: Michael Stern / Joshua Bell

August 13, 2021
CSO: Michael Stern and Joshua Bell at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festi... MORE
14
Aug

Willie Nelson & Family

August 14, 2021
Willie Nelson & Family at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival... MORE
15
Aug

CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular

August 15, 2021
CSO: Tchaikovsky Spectacular at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festiv... MORE
15
Aug

Skokie Park District Flea Market Frenzy

August 15, 2021
Thinking of having a garage or yard sale this year, but don't have the space? We ... MORE
13
Aug

Evanston Art Fest

August 13, 2021 - August 15, 2021
This annual event presents high-end work from nearly 100 juried artists from around t... MORE
18
Aug

Wednesdays on the Green: Billy Elton

August 18, 2021
Billy Elton features pianist and vocalist Reid Spears leading an 8-piece band, perfor... MORE
18
Aug

Gladys Knight

August 18, 2021
Gladys Knight at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled ... MORE
19
Aug

Counting Crows Butter Miracle Tour

August 19, 2021
Counting Crows at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled... MORE
20
Aug

The Infamous Stringdusters / Leftover Salmon

August 20, 2021
The Infamous Stringdusters / Leftover Salmonat Ravinia, North America's olde... MORE
21
Aug

The Beach Boys

August 21, 2021 - August 22, 2021
The Beach Boys at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled... MORE
10
July

Cooking With Bubbie at Skokie Theatre

July 10, 2021 - August 22, 2021
The world-premiere musical begins its national tour in Skokie.  Popular Chicago ... MORE
24
Aug

John Hiatt and The Jerry Douglas Band

August 24, 2021
John Hiatt and The Jerry Douglas Bandat Ravinia, North America's oldest musi... MORE
25
Aug

Wednesdays on the Green: Skokie Theatre – Skokie Idol Winners Concert

August 25, 2021
The Skokie Theatre is sponsoring its sixth annual Skokie Idol! Just like the famous t... MORE
25
Aug

Marie Osmond with special guest David Archuleta

August 25, 2021
Marie Osmond with special guest David Archuletaat Ravinia, North America's o... MORE
26
Aug

Summer Nights with Northlight: Featuring Heidi Kettenring

August 26, 2021
Enjoy outdoor live entertainment while supporting Northlight, local performing artist... MORE
26
Aug

Lake Street Dive Allison Russell

August 26, 2021
Lake Street Dive Allison Russell at Ravinia, North America's oldest music fe... MORE
27
Aug

Train

August 27, 2021 - August 28, 2021
Train at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-... MORE
29
Aug

King Crimson The Zappa Band

August 29, 2021
King Crimson The Zappa Band at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festiva... MORE
27
Aug

Skokie's Backlot Bash

August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Featuring 16 live music acts that play on two street festival stages over three days,... MORE
19
Aug

Music Theater Works presents Mamma Mia!

August 19, 2021 - August 29, 2021
The popular musical that tells the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real fat... MORE
2
June

Summer Burst an Explorsion of Outdoor Fun

June 2, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Looking for a safe, outdoor experience with your family this summer? S... MORE
31
Aug

Davone Tines "Recital No. 1"

August 31, 2021
Davone Tines "Recital No. 1" at Ravinia, North America's olde... MORE
1
Sep

Collective Soul Better Than Ezra Tonic

September 1, 2021
Collective Soul Better Than Ezra Tonic at Ravinia, North America's oldest mu... MORE
12
May

Wine & Music on the Lawn

May 12, 2021 - September 1, 2021
Wine and Music on the Lawn every Wednesday now - Sep. 1, 5:30-8:30pm on the lawn asid... MORE
2
Sep

Thursday Night Markets: Paper & Books

September 2, 2021
Downtown Evanston is excited to host Thursday Night Markets the first Thursday of eac... MORE
2
Sep

Out of Space 2021: Big Boi w/ Twista

September 2, 2021
Atlanta indisputably set the pace for modern hip-hop. However, Big Boi set the pace f... MORE
3
Sep

Out of Space 2021: Drive-By Truckers and JD McPherson

September 3, 2021
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via... MORE
3
Sep

Northwestern vs. Michigan State - Big Ten Football

September 3, 2021
Northwestern University Men's Football vs. Michigan State.  The Northwestern... MORE
3
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs.Michigan State

September 3, 2021
The Northwestern Wildcats host Michigan State | The Wildcats offer some of the b... MORE
4
Sep

Out of Space 2021: Neko Case w/ Son Little

September 4, 2021
Five years have passed since Case's last solo project, The Worse Things Get, the ... MORE
4
Sep

The Roots

September 4, 2021
The Roots at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a... MORE
4
Sep

Lady A.: What A Song Can Do Tour

September 4, 2021
Lady A.: What A Song Can Do Tour at Ravinia, North America's oldest mus... MORE
4
Sep

Evanston Made Maker's Market

September 4, 2021
Evanston’s Maker’s Market returns for six Saturdays from May through Octo... MORE
5
Sep

Out of Space 2021: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic w/ Liquid Soul

September 5, 2021
Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B du... MORE
5
Sep

John Legend / The War and Treaty

September 5, 2021
John Legend / The War and Treaty at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festiva... MORE
13
June

Smittytown Market

June 13, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Temperance's outdoor market returns on Sunday afternoons starting this Sunday, Ju... MORE
9
June

Fred's Garage Band Music Series

June 9, 2021 - September 5, 2021
Enjoy live music and delicious food with Fred's Garage Band Music Series at Fred&... MORE
6
Sep

John Legend / The War and Treaty

September 6, 2021
John Legend / The War and Treaty at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festiva... MORE
29
May

Butterflies and Blooms

May 29, 2021 - September 6, 2021
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themsel... MORE
7
Sep

Lara Downes: Rising Sun Migration & Renaissance

September 7, 2021
Lara Downes at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36... MORE
8
Sep

Chicago Sinfoneitta

September 8, 2021
Chicago Sinfonietta at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled... MORE
9
Sep

NEXUS Chamber Music: Upon Wings of Words

September 9, 2021
NEXUS Chamber Music at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled... MORE
10
Sep

Indigo Girls / Ani DiFranco

September 10, 2021
Indigo Girls / Ani DiFranco at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is... MORE
10
Sep

Kevin Nealon

September 10, 2021
Emmy and SAG-nominated actor, comedian, and author Kevin Nealon is best known for his... MORE
11
Sep

Emerge Winnetka

September 11, 2021
Valslist, producer of the Winnetka Music Festival hosts “EMERGE Winnetka,&... MORE
11
Sep

Black Violin / Blind Boys of Alabama

September 11, 2021
Black Violin / Blind Boys of Alabama at Ravinia, North America's oldest music fes... MORE
11
Sep

Northwestern vs. Indiana State - Football

September 11, 2021
Northwestern University Men's Football vs. Indiana State.  The Northwestern ... MORE
12
Sep

Ana Bárbara / Las Cafeteras

September 12, 2021
Ana Bárbara / Las Cafeteras at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festi... MORE
12
Sep

Chicago Philharmonic - Out of Silence: Copland, Mozart, Norris, and Still

September 12, 2021
Maestro Scott Speck returns triumphantly to conduct Chicago Philharmonic for the firs... MORE
1
July

Ravinia

July 1, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Exciting News!  Ravinia is opening for the Summer of 2021 in July.  Schedul... MORE
20
Feb

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

February 20, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom traces the history of the fight against apartheid ... MORE
14
Sep

Miró Quartet

September 14, 2021
Miró Quartet at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled... MORE
17
Sep

The Joffrey Ballet

September 17, 2021
The Joffrey Ballet at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled ... MORE
17
Sep

The Robert Cray Band

September 17, 2021
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past ... MORE
18
Sep

Ben Folds

September 18, 2021
Ben Folds at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-a... MORE
18
Sep

Maz Jobrani

September 18, 2021
Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and host of his own podcast, Back to School with Maz... MORE
19
Sep

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

September 19, 2021
Max Weinberg's Jukebox at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is ... MORE
21
Sep

Lincoln Trio

September 21, 2021
Lincoln Trio at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 3... MORE
23
Sep

Frank Orrall (DJ Set)

September 23, 2021
Frank Orrall at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 3... MORE
24
Sep

Andrew Bird

September 24, 2021
Andrew Bird at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36... MORE
25
Sep

Ms. Lauren Hill

September 25, 2021
Ms. Lauren Hill at Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in ... MORE
25
Sep

Northwestern vs. Ohio University - Football

September 25, 2021
Northwestern University Men's Football vs. Ohio University.  The Northwester... MORE
25
Sep

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

September 25, 2021
Peter Noone was born in Manchester, England, where his career began as a child star i... MORE
26
Sep

Justin Willman

September 26, 2021
The magician and comedian, Justin Willman is the star and creator of the hit Netflix ... MORE
10
June

Glencoe Farmers Market

June 10, 2021 - September 30, 2021
This summer, mark your calendars for the return of our community’s beloved week... MORE
1
Oct

Linda Eder

October 1, 2021
“There probably isn’t a female vocalist working today who can produce mor... MORE
2
Oct

Evanston Made Maker's Market

October 2, 2021
Evanston’s Maker’s Market returns for six Saturdays from May through Octo... MORE
3
Oct

Steven Wright

October 3, 2021
Steven Wright’s Autobiography I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes... MORE
5
Oct

Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues

October 5, 2021
It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs‘ new album is Out of the Blues... MORE
7
Oct

Chris Thile Live In Concert

October 7, 2021
MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile... MORE
8
Oct

Jake Shimabukuro

October 8, 2021
A North Shore Center favorite, Jake Shimabukuro is the world’s most recognized ... MORE
8
May

Model Railroad Garden

May 8, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Train and garden enthusiasts, young and old, return year after year for the delightfu... MORE
14
Oct

Taj Mahal

October 14, 2021
North Shore Center audiences last experienced the brilliance of Taj Mahal in a combin... MORE
15
Oct

Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery | Two Lost Souls

October 15, 2021
Two lost souls, Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night, Glee) and Kate Flannery (The Office... MORE
16
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs.Rutgers (Homecoming)

October 16, 2021
The Northwestern Wildcats host Rutgers (Homecoming). | The Wildcats offer s... MORE
30
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs. Minnesota

October 30, 2021
The Northwestern Wildcats host Minnesota. | The Wildcats offer some of the ... MORE
23
Sep

Songs For Nobodies

September 23, 2021 - October 31, 2021
This one-woman tour-de-force celebrates the iconic work of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline,... MORE
29
Oct

Music Theater Works presents Ragtime

October 29, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Music Theater Works brings this 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical with its ri... MORE
21
Sep

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

September 21, 2021 - December 5, 2021
How do artists, artworks, and museums shape and challenge our understanding of the pa... MORE
21
Sep

Sky Hopinka: Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer

September 21, 2021 - December 5, 2021
The Block Museum presents Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (2019) a two... MORE
4
Jan

The Block Museum from Home

January 4, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual exhibit: Take a break from streaming services and check out the museum's ... MORE
1
Jan

Illinois Holocaust Museum Audio Tour

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Lend us an ear: Hear the Stories with a Free Audio Tour. The audio tour... MORE
1
Jan

The Block from Home: Performed in the Present Tense

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual exhibit: Take a break from streaming services and check out the museum's ... MORE
1
Jan

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Virtual Exhibition

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: The Warsaw ghetto uprising was the largest Jewish uprising in German-occupie... MORE
1
Jan

Truth Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B Wells

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: In the 1890s, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union President France... MORE
1
Jan

An Outside In Look at the Frances Willard House

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Take a quick virtual tour, outside and in of the Frances Willard Home, ... MORE
1
Jan

Artifacts from the Vault

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Explore the video series “Artifacts from the Vault,” where ... MORE
1
Jan

Performing Temperance

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Performing Temperance is an online exhibit that features primary sources while e... MORE
1
Jan

Influences of a Self-Made Woman

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: The history and memory of Frances Willard celebrates the legacy of a pr... MORE
1
Jan

Kohl Children's Museum Home Zone

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Virtual: Want to take the Museum experience home with you? Kohl Children’s Muse... 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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