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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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RSMI's Bridges for Jazz & Chamber
June 5, 2020

RSMI's Bridges for Jazz & Chamber. Program to include the premieres of the winning pieces from the 2020 “Bridges” competition and a reprise of the winning piece from 2019, Staircase by Michael Orenstein, plus a toast to Ramsey Lewis on his retirement.    $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Virtual Commemoration: 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth
June 5, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: Commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth with an evening of reflections from noted civil rights attorney, Sherrilyn Ifill. Ifill is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights, voting rights, and judicial diversity, and the author of 'On the Courthouse Lawnwhich describes the lasting impact of lynching in the United States. The program will be moderated by journalist, filmmaker and author of the best national bestseller, 'There Are No Children Here' — the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century, Alex Kotlowitz. Reservations required. FREE; RSVP Required. Type: Classes/Workshops,Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Pro Training Showcase
June 6, 2020 - June 7, 2020

Actors Gymnasium: Pro Training Showcase. This is a jaw-dropping, one-weekend-only capstone showcase of our nine month professional training program.  Type: Performing Arts.
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Actors Gymnasium
927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 328-2795
Beethoven Gala
June 10, 2020

The North Shore Chamber Music presents "Beethoven Gala" featuring the music of Ludwig Beethoven: Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses, WoO 32; Beethoven Quartet Op.59. No.3 “Razumovsky” and Septet in E-flat major, Op.20.   Varies. Type: Live Music.
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The Village Presbyterian Church
1300 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL
(847) 370-3984
Billy Childs and Rufus Reid
June 10, 2020

Ravinia's Steans Music Institute presents a program for Jazz, 'Master Class: Billy Childs and Rufus Reid.' This is a free program. |  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.  Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Stars of Tomorrow
June 11, 2020

The North Shore Chamber Music presents "Stars of Tomorrow" featuring performances by the recipients of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund and Festival Artists.  Varies. Type: Live Music.
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The Village Presbyterian Church
1300 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL
(847) 370-3984
Thursday Night Live
June 11, 2020

Every summer, downtown Evanston hosts a free, outdoor music series called Thursday Night Live with a great lineup of bands. Join us every Thursday night to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. All ages are welcome. There are folding chairs and cafe tables and chairs, but you may bring your own. In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. This event is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston Plaza
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
Virtual Book Club: One Museum, One Book
June 11, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: RSVP to join the virtual book club hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum: “One Museum, One Book.” The book is 'The Choice: Embrace the Possible,' by Holocaust Survivor and internationally acclaimed psychologist Dr. Edith Eva Eger. In The Choice, Dr. Eger weaves her remarkable personal account of surviving the Holocaust and overcoming its ghosts of anger, shame and guilt, exploring how we can find the key to freedom in our own lives. PLUS:  If you purchase your copy of The Choice with 'Amazon Smile' indicated for the Museum, Amazon will donate a portion of proceeds to the Museum. Click here to log in with Amazon Smile . Moderated discussion for The Choice will be hosted by Sid Chapon. After registering, an confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting will be sent.  FREE; RSVP Required. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Brahms and Company
June 12, 2020

The North Shore Chamber Music presents "Brahms and Company" featuring the works of Joseph Haydn, Ernst von Dohnányi and Johannes Brahms.  Varies. Type: Live Music.
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The Village Presbyterian Church
1300 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL
(847) 370-3984
Jazz Grandstand
June 12, 2020

BGH Classic Series presents: Jazz Grandstand program for jazz.  |  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. $12; no lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Jesse and Joy
June 12, 2020

With a string of number-one hits and awards over the past decade, the Mexican brother-and-sister singer-songwriter duo Jesse & Joy have further elated fans across the Americas and Europe since winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (Un Besito Más, 2017) with the singles “Te Esperé” and “Mañana Es Too Late” (with J Balvin) as well as their latest hit, “Tanto,” with Luis Fonsi (the voice behind the pop sensation “Despacito”).  |   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.  $40–$75; Lawn: $27*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Rd.
Highland Park, IL
Jesse and Joy
June 12, 2020

With a string of number-one hits and awards over the past decade, the Mexican brother-and-sister singer-songwriter duo Jesse & Joy have further elated fans across the Americas and Europe since winning a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album (Un Besito Más, 2017) with the singles “Te Esperé” and “Mañana Es Too Late” (with J Balvin) as well as their latest hit, “Tanto,” with Luis Fonsi (the voice behind the pop sensation “Despacito”). Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Sheryl Crow
June 13, 2020

Sheryl Crow.  |    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. $110–$140 Lawn: $44*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
2020 Northbrook Virtual Art Fest
June 6, 2020 - June 13, 2020

202 Northbrook Virtual Art Fest: This festival will be held Saturday June 6, 2020 through Saturday June 13, 2020 with a live virtual fest on June 6th from 12PM (noon) – 4:00 pm CST. Get online when artists can talk with customers and find great works for sale!  Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Virtual Online Event
Northbrook, IL
(847) 926-4300
Jill Scott
June 14, 2020

Jill Scott with special guest, Musiq Soulchild.  |  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. $85–$105; Lawn: $44*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Mamma Mia!
June 6, 2020 - June 14, 2020

Music Theater Works: Mamma Mia! The worldwide musical sensation with songs by ABBA. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Music Theater Works
600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Momentos Mori
Through June 14, 2020

Momentos Mori: When the persona of “Death” unexpectedly finds herself in California, she trades her scythe for an iPhone and wanders Hollywood, “swiping right” on loss and introducing unexpected connections into the otherwise disparate lives of a ghost, a young girl and an elderly projectionist. This ambitious show uses multiple puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras and three screens to create a live “movie” for the audience. Accompanied by four musicians playing an original score, along with live foley sound effects, MEMENTOS MORI is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling! Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 242-6000
Virtual Author Event: A Conversation with DR. Edith Eva Eger
June 16, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: IHMEC is thrilled to present an evening with Dr. Edith Eva Eger, acclaimed author of THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible, national speaker, and renown clinical psychologist. During this pandemic, many have experienced moments of anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness. In this rare online appearance, Dr. Eger will share her memoir’s profound message of freedom from self-imposed limitations, and how we can make the choice to move from recovery to discovery and beyond. The program will be moderated by IHMEC Board Member and internationally known licensed psychotherapist, professional trainer and prolific author, Joy Erlichman Miller, Ph.DFree to the public. Reservations required. FREE; Reservations required. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL
(847).967-4800
Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie
June 17, 2020

Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie.  |   Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a thirty-six acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnic or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. $70–$100 Lawn: $27*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Lara Downes: Clara Wieck Schumann
June 18, 2020

Lara Downes, piano in a BGH Classics Series, 'Clara – Celebrating the bicentennial of Clara Wieck Schumann.' $12. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Patti LaBelle / Ruben Studdard
June 18, 2020

Patti LaBelle / Ruben Studdard sings Luther Vandross. | 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.  $65–$90 Lawn: $33*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Thursday Night Live
June 18, 2020

Downtown Evanston hosts a free, outdoor music series called 'Thursday Night Live!' with another great lineup of bands. Join us every Thursday to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. There are folding chairs and cafe tables and chairs, but feel free to bring your own. In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. All ages; free.  Type: Live Music.
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Downtown Evanston
Fountain Square at Davis St., at Sherman & Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
(847) 866-6319
Andrew Bird / Calexico and Iron & Wine
June 19, 2020

Andrew Bird / Calexico and Iron & Wine/ The Great Summer Stroll  | 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. $60–$90 Lawn: $44*. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Andrew Bird / Calexico and Iron & Wine
June 19, 2020

Andrew Bird/ Calexico / Calexico and Iron and Wine play Ravinia for their "Great Summer Stroll" 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. A perfect evening - listening to music, enjoying drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Lincoln Trio Plays Beethoven
June 19, 2020

BGH Classics Series: Lincoln Trio Plays Beethoven.  |  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.  $12; No Lawn tickets. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Festival Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Black Violin / Soul Children of Chicago / Blind Boys of Alabama
June 20, 2020

Black Violin / Soul Children of Chicago / Blind Boys of Alabama.  | 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. $40–$65 Lawn: $27*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847)266-5100
Winnetka Music Festival
June 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020

Winnetka Music Festival is a 2-day immersion of high quality music in the Elm Street District.  A strong line-up of  amazing bands including children's programming raise this festival above the norm.  Food courts and craft beers and wine are spread throughout the festival area. As you listen to the music you'll be able to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, or stroll the streets of Winnetka listening to street musicians.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka's Elm Street District
Elm Street between the west and east side of Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL
Classic Albums Live: The Eagles' Hotel California
June 21, 2020

Classic Albums Live perform The Eagles' Hotel California album.  |  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. $45–$65 Lawn: $33*. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Race Against Hate
June 21, 2020

Now in its 21st year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate honors the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and brings attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms. Comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile, the race features on-field refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. Plus, technical t-shirts in women's and unisex cuts, give-away bags, awards, a fast, flat, and scenic race course. Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. Whether you’re a casual walker or a competitive runner, there’s a place for you.  Varies. Type: Family Fun,Festival/Special Events,Sports.
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Floyd Long Field
2436 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-8445 x168
Ensemble Español: Flamenco Passion
June 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020

The elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture is showcased by Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in Residence at Northeastern Illinois University, with their annual American Spanish Dance & Music Festival. The Festival culminates with three crowd-pleasing “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performances which include world premieres, as well as audience and company favorites. This must-see event features forty leading dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists who bring the magic of Spain to Chicago through their exciting fusion of traditional, classical, folkloric, Flamenco, and dramatic theatrical productions. Friday VIP experience available. Saturday Fireside Chat available. 20 | $30 | $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