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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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Vinyl and Whiskey Night
Through February 25, 2020

Tuesday's are vinyl night at Found! Fell free to bring in your own collection or choose something in house to hear. 
  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Found
1631 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847-868-8945
Hygge Fest Cocktail Making Class
February 26, 2020

Learn to make two cocktails from one of the mixologists at Whiskey Thief Tavern! Enjoy your cocktails with delicious passed appetizers.
  $30. Type: Classes/Workshops,Festival/Special Events.
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Whiskey Thief Tavern
616 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 859-2342
Moira's Afternoon Tea Service
February 26, 2020

Moira's Afternoon Tea at the Celtic Knot Public House: Take time in your day to relax and enjoy our informal Moira's Afternoon Tea Service! Homemade scones with jam, butter, whipped cream & fresh strawberries, a selection of sandwiches & tarts are served with a steaming pot of your favourite tea. Reservations strongly recommended. $21 adults; $14 children . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1679
DIY Organic Masque Bar
February 27, 2020


A DIY skin care experience with benefits- for your skin! Make, apply & take home a facial mask made with organic, cruelty free ingredients. Create your own hand crafted organic facial mask from our bases and a selection of custom add ins to restore and hydrate your skin. Please arrive promptly and enjoy an herbal tea, bubbly or handcrafted cocktail and nibble on snacks while the masks set.

  $45. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Alchemists Wife
917 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60601
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs.Illinois
February 27, 2020

Come see Big 10 basketball at its best with Northwestern Men's Basketball at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. Fans are in for a treat with the dramatic transformation of the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena for Northwestern's varsity sports programs, with a world-class experience for passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
888-467-8775
New Year Health Revamp!
Through February 27, 2020

Oasis Center for Integrated Wellbeing is delighted to present an exciting program designed to empower individuals to make wanted and do-able changes to jumpstart their year of living healthier. Have your New Year's resolutions fallen off? Got those extra pounds to shed? Our Oasis Dietitian/Nutritionist* will create a personalized health profile for each participant to help them prioritize individual daily lifestyle habits that need refreshing. Once everyone has selected their individual health goals, they will explore the behaviors and environmental and emotional cues that prevent them from having a healthier relationship with food, physical activity and stress. Four 90 minute classes will be purposefully interactive, joyful, practical and thoroughly relevant to participants’ interests and goals.  $399. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Creative Coworking
922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 563-7264
Curtis Stigers
February 28, 2020

For the award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers, the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Along the way, this musician has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing. $20 – $35. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Family Bingo Night
February 28, 2020

Old and young will enjoy this family favorite, complete with beverages, popcorn, and prizes!  Extra bingo cards will be available for purchase. $1 – $10. Type: Family Fun.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL
(847) 446-0537
My Polish Honeymoon
February 28, 2020

Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, are about to travel to Poland for the first time. They are just married and technically speaking this will be their honeymoon. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in the village of Adam’s grandfather, which was destroyed 75 years ago. French (with English subtitles). 88 minutes. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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CMX CinéBistro at Westfield Old Orchard
4999 East Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
(844) 452-2244
Piff the Magic Dragon
February 28, 2020

Piff the Magic Dragon is back! After earning national acclaim as the standout star of NBC’s America’s Got Talent andPenn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff The Magic Dragon continues to win over audiences across the globe with his mythical mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm that ignites a one-of-a-kind comedy magic show you must see to believe! Joined by his trusty sidekick Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™, the dynamic duo performs nightly to sold out rooms at his residency at the world-famous Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas in the newly renamed Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre. In addition to the residency, Piff along with Jade Simone, a genuine Las Vegas Showgirl, are currently performing across the US and Canada as part of their 2019 tour The Lucky Dragon. $40 | $45 | $50. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Wild and Scenic Film Fest
February 28, 2020

Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and Evanston Ecology Center will be presenting the 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival on two separate evenings - February 28th and March 13th. The festival will offer a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films on a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about our planet. Different movies are shown on the two different Fridays of the festival.  Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 448-8256
Enamel Jewelry
February 29, 2020

Join us to create your very own enameled jewelry with help from Handmade by Michelle. This engaging, two-hour workshop gives a glimpse into materials and enamel jewelry making process, while you're guided through creating a pair of earrings or a necklace. Express your personal style while enjoying a glass of wine and learning from one of our industry experts. $10 registration deposit holds your spot in the workshop, and is applied to the price of the product you make. Product prices start at $35. Varies. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Assembly Creators
1642 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Moira's Afternoon Tea Service
February 29, 2020

Take time in your day to relax and enjoy our informal Moira’s Afternoon Tea!Homemade scones with jam, butter, whipped cream & fresh strawberries, a selection of sandwiches & tarts, all served with a steaming pot of your favourite tea! Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2 pm to 4 pm. $21 adults; $14 children . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1679
You and Me Tour: An Evening with Drew & Ellie Holcomb
February 29, 2020

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including Ryan Adams, The Avett Brother, Don Henley, and Willie Nelson. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Hygge Fest
Through February 29, 2020


Downtown Evanston is hosting a series of hygge events throughout the month of February because let's face it, we all need to get out of our house! Local businesses will host a range of special in-store events - beading and wine, knitting lessons, candle-making, needle felting gnomes, pasta-making, calligraphy & cocktails, open mic jams, fika dates, and more - to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. Some events are free and others are ticketed; please click on more info to register! Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston
Various locations
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-1500
Legally Blonde: The Musical
Through March 1, 2020

Elle Woods appears to have it all but her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
How A Boy Falls
Through March 1, 2020

How A Boy Falls: A world premiere from one of America’s essential playwrights will keep you on the edge of your seat! A newly hired au pair is thrust into the midst of a mystery when the loss of a young boy casts suspicion on her and the boy’s wealthy parents. The parents are each seeking answers and retribution while the au pair is hatching a dangerous scheme of her own, and no one is exactly who they seem to be in a new psychological thriller that asks who can we trust… if we can trust anyone. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Jake's Women
Through March 1, 2020

Jake's Women: America’s premier comic playwright, Neil Simon, makes another hilarious foray into the world of modern relationships. Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction that with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake’s women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. Jake, played by Alan Alda on Broadway, and his women definitely deliver. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738
Maeve & Quinn with Savanna Dickhut
March 4, 2020

Described as "anything but ordinary" by the Chicago Tribune, Maeve & Quinn is the duo of Alaskan twin sisters Maris and Bryce O'Tierney, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and composers. Classically trained musicians (voice, guitar, violin, piano), Maeve & Quinn write music that combines alt pop, rock, and folk influences. At SPACE, Maeve & Quinn will be joined by bassist Kitt Lyles, for a show that features songs from their forthcoming second album. $15 – $22. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Fireside Yoga
Through March 4, 2020

Join us at the most unique and relaxing setting for yoga in Evanston. The fireside yoga program is held in front of the large fireplace inside the Evanston Ecology Center. Yoga strenghtens your mind, body and spirit. Please bring your own yoga mat.  Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-7238
Mother Son Date Night
March 5, 2020

Moms and sons are invited to a special evening filled with fun games, great food and dancing. Enjoy light appetizers and games of bocce ball and bowling and dancing! Registration deadline: March 1, 2020. Varies. Type: Family Fun,Festival/Special Events.
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Pinstripes
1150 Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL
(847) 480-2323
Under the Buffalo: From Miniskirt to Hijab
March 5, 2020

Under the Buffalo Series: "From Miniskirt to Hijab." Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At eighteen, she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. Saper's memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab, recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community—primarily the disparate religions and cultures. Saper will discuss her experiences and offer insight into the global fight for women’s rights. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of From Miniskirt to Hijab will be available for sale at the event.
  $10; Members are free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
Women Author Readings: Chicago Quarterly Review
March 8, 2020

Women Author Readings: Chicago Quarterly Review will offer readings at Evanston Art Center.  Type: Festival/Special Events,Performing Arts.
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Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 475.5300
Danceworks 2020
March 4, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Northwestern’s annual showcase of dance featuring new works by acclaimed and nationally recognized guest choreographers and faculty. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center | Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
847-491-7282
The Emperor's New Clothes
Through March 8, 2020

The frivolously fashionable Emperor and his opinionated daughter Sam just can’t get along. But with the help of some fun new characters and colorful new threads, the two come to see themselves—and appreciate each other—for the first time. This new family musical based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale promises to shows us that it’s not the clothes that make the person, it’s what’s inside that matters the most.  Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Evening with Orchids
March 11, 2020

Join us for tastings of local spirits and specialty cocktails, while you enjoy the surrounding Orchid Show exhibition with over 10,000 orchids. Guests check in at Krehbiel Gallery and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Must be 21 or older to attend event with valid ID card.  Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Kat Edmonson
March 12, 2020

Jazz singer and songwriter Kat Edmonson is back with Old Fashioned Gal, an album inspired by the Great American Songbook. Catch the award-winning vocalist at Space!  Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston Space
1245 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Wild and Scenic Film Fest
March 13, 2020

Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and Evanston Ecology Center will be presenting the 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival on two separate evenings - February 28th and March 13th. The festival will offer a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films on a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about our planet. Different movies are shown on the two different Fridays of the festival.  Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 448-8256
Ink Pens with Don Colley
March 14, 2020

Don Colley, an engaging an eccentric artist, will lead a workshop about how to draw with Fabercastell brush-tip pens. For information about Don and to see examples of his amazing work, visit the website below. We will draw casts and specimens instead of a live model so that he can illustrate how to render patterns in fabric, hair sheen, and other textures. Not to be missed. $50. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-1875
National Theatre Live: Present Laughter
March 14, 2020

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Price varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston , IL
(847) 491-7282