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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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Yogurt and Yoga
January 25, 2020

Come relax and unwind with Maggiano's 'Yogurt and Yoga' after the holidays! Bring a yoga mat to enjoy a 45-minute beginner-friendly yoga class. *Yogurt & Yoga is a 120-minute experience. Ticket price includes yoga class + yogurt parfait bar, hot breakfast buffet. BYO yoga mat. Children 10 and older are welcome to attend. If under the age of 10, please contact the sales department.  $35. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Maggiano's Little Italy
Westfield Old Orchard
Skokie, IL
(847) 933-9555
Music of the Baroque: Alison Balsom Plays Mozart
January 26, 2020

Music of the Baroque: Trumpet sensation Alison Balsom wields her “alluring, expressive tone and agile technique” (New York Times) in Haydn’s beloved trumpet concerto. Mozart’s innovative Linz and Prague symphonies and Haydn’s uplifting Alleluia symphony complete this Classical showcase in honor of Mozart’s birthday. $45 | $55 | $70 | $85. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota
January 26, 2020

Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play ball in a state-of-the-art facility. Enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-2287
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State
January 26, 2020

Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
(888) GO-PURPLE
InSidewalk Sale
January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020


Head to Central Street Evanston for the 2020 Central Street INdoor Sidewalk Sale! Enjoy rock bottom prices and clearance on all Fall and Winter merchandise at all your favorite Central Street shops! Free . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Central Street Evanston
East and west of Green Bay Road plus, stores on Prairie Avenue
Evanston , IL
(847) 849-3272
Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings
Through January 26, 2020

The Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings. Can you feel the love tonight? If news and politics are eating away at you like a pride of lions feasting on a wildebeest carcass on the African savannah, it’s time to just chuckle and say, “Hakuna Matata!” No worries! The circle of life and laughter continue with our annual visit from the Capitol Steps with a menagerie of fresh musical parodies. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum with their hilariously biting musical satire. What more would you expect from the group that put the “MOCK” in Democracy?! $34.70 | $46.95. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300
Working A Musical
Through January 26, 2020

A musical based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the working men and women that the world so often takes for granted. Featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant and James Taylor. Type: Performing Arts.
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
721 Howard St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond
Through January 26, 2020

Tally Ho! Join Nature Cat and his friends on their outdoor adventures! There’s so much to learn about nature — in your own backyard and beyond! In this immersive exhibit, walk through Fred the house cat’s scratching post and transform into Nature Cat, Outdoor Explorer Extraordinaire! Dress up as one of Nature Cat’s pals as you explore a marsh, a cave, a forest, and more — slip down Ronald’s slide, help Daisy build a flower garden, and have fun hunting for Hal’s flying disc. Additional interactive elements include: • Discover bioluminescent organisms • Research facts on Daisy’s tablet • Snap selfies with Nature Cat and his friends.  Varies . Type: Family Fun.
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Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 832-6600
Family Shabbat and Football Challah Baking
January 31, 2020

Bring your family for a delicious Shabbat dinner and your kids will to create "football challahs" — perfect at your super bowl parties! Call or email to register to guarantee a table at this special event! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Art and Meditation Workshop
February 1, 2020

The goal of this workshop is to understand the meditative aspects of drawing and painting. Students will begin by exploring rhythmic line drawings and will work with dry media such as charcoal to make nonobjective drawings. Then, students will transition into working with patterns with wet media (acrylic paint). Finally, you'll discuss the work and give each other some feedback. Varies. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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The Figurative Arts League
927 Noyes St / Studio 215
Evanston, IL
(773) 318-0163
Giordano Dance Chicago: Taal
February 1, 2020

Giordano Dance Chicago: Enjoy a pre-performance conversation with GDC Artistic Director, Nan Giordano, before witnessing the return of her stunning work, “Taal." In Hindi, Taal means rhythm. Choreographer Nan Giordano creates a unique blend of Indian and jazz dance movement. Eight dancers intertwine with 100 feet of fabric to the music’s beautiful sounds and percussive beats, evoking the look and feel of India. “Taal” was created as a testament to the power, triumph and absolute necessity of surrounding ourselves with beauty, even in the presence of great loss and darkness. $25 | $50 | $55 | $65. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Northwestern University Women's Basketball vs Purdue
February 1, 2020

Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Women's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!   Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-2287
Chicago Baseball Chatter
February 7, 2020

Come to Max and Benny's for the annual Hot Stove League Chatter with 670 the Score's Bruce Levine! Joining Levine will be legendary Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes. Learn what to expect this year from the Cubs and White Sox. There will be Q and A, trivia and more. Come early to enjoy good food, good drinks and good company. Registration required.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Julius Caesar
January 31, 2020 - February 9, 2020

An all-powerful ruler, a skeptical public, and noble, but perhaps sinister ambition. Witness a new staging of Shakespeare’s great tragedy in which a group of people go to extremes to remove a leader with devastating consequences. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center
20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston , IL 60208
(847) 491-7282
Book Launch: The Falcon Thief
February 12, 2020

The Book Stall Book Launch: The Falcon Thief. Join us for a program featuring prize-winning journalist and author Joshua Hammer as he discusses and signs copies of his new book, The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird. This event is free and open to the public. Purchase your copy of The Falcon Thief from The Book Stall if you enter the book-signing queue.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL
(847) 446 - 8880
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs.Michigan
February 12, 2020

Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
847-491-2287
Valentines Warm Up and De-Stress
February 12, 2020

Are you hungry for a little “me time”? Join us at Creative Co-Working for chair massage and amazing tea from light of Day Organics... and, maybe a little chocolate, too! First come, first served! Space is limited to 12 to allow time for everyone to recieve a 10 minute chair massage.  $10. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Creative Coworking
922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-563-7264
Cupid’s Bow Party
February 13, 2020

Please join Eve Alfille Gallery and Studio for their "Cupid's Bow" party on Thursday, February 13 from 5-8 pm at Eve's Gallery. They will be serving "Love Potion #10", wine and sweet treats. They will be raffling a "Wine Angels" necklace (no purchase necessary), while helping you find the right gift that will make your loved one's heart soar! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio
623 Grove St.
Evanston, IL 60201
8478697920
Cupid's Cabaret at the Dawes House with the Fat Babies
February 14, 2020

Come alone, bring a friend, bring a group! Enjoy wine and light refreshments and a hot jazz trio from the Fat Babies, performing historic early jazz. $35/person. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House
225 Greenwood St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Valentine's Day
February 14, 2020

In 1970s USSR, a young couple, Valentine and Valentina are madly in love and want to get married, but their parents object to the relationship for practical reasons, destroying the love and lives of their children. This age-old story is retold in a famous Soviet-era play by Mikhail Roshchin, “Valentine and Valentina,” which eventually became a popular film. In Valentine’s Day by Ivan Vyrypayev, one of Russia’s young generation of post-modernist theatrical provocateurs, we witness the continuation and eventual outcome of that story in the modern times. $57 | $67 | $77 | $87 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300
Valentine's Day with the Rod Stewart Experience!
February 14, 2020

Register to experience an intimate Valentine's Dinner, with live musical entertainment from "The Rod Stewart Experience" featuring Cliff Tartaglia. Enjoy a delectable dinner at Ariella's Event Space, located next door to Max and Benny's and spend a romantic evening, taking in your favorite hits! $50. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ariella's Event Space - Next door to Max and Benny's)
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Valentine’s Day with The Rod Stewart Experience
February 14, 2020

Join Max and Benny's for an extravagant Valentine’s Dinner, with live musical entertainment from “The Rod Stewart Experience” featuring Cliff Tartaglia. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Ariella’s Event Space and listen to some of your favorite hits. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Max & Benny's Restaurant Deli and Bakery
461 Waukegan Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Happy Together: Michael and Angela Ingersoll
February 15, 2020

Chicago’s own married musical stars Michael Ingersoll (Jersey BoysUnder the Streetlamp on PBS) and Angela Ingersoll (End of the RainbowGet Happy on PBS) hilariously share the spotlight singing oldies but goodies. Enjoy Chicago Tribune’s“Dynamic Power Couple” and their rocking band for spousal shenanigans and signature songs including, “Save the Last Dance For Me,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” $34 | $42 | $52 . Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Shakey Graves
February 16, 2020

Shakey Graves “FOR THE RECORD” is both an acoustic retrospective and a glimpse into what’s coming next. An evening of experimental arrangements of familiar music and a glimpse into the inner workings of an unborn album. Shakey Graves is using specific rooms and multiple nights in a row to create a unique environment in order to explore and find the best, strangest, and perhaps first version of each song. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston , IL
(847) 492-8860
Shakey Graves
February 17, 2020

Shakey Graves “FOR THE RECORD” is both an acoustic retrospective and a glimpse into what’s coming next. An evening of experimental arrangements of familiar music and a glimpse into the inner workings of an unborn album. Shakey Graves is using specific rooms and multiple nights in a row to create a unique environment in order to explore and find the best, strangest, and perhaps first version of each song. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Shakey Graves
February 18, 2020

Shakey Graves “FOR THE RECORD” is both an acoustic retrospective and a glimpse into what’s coming next. An evening of experimental arrangements of familiar music and a glimpse into the inner workings of an unborn album. Shakey Graves is using specific rooms and multiple nights in a row to create a unique environment in order to explore and find the best, strangest, and perhaps first version of each song. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Author Night: Shel Pais
February 20, 2020

Max and Benny's Author Night: Shel Pais, "The Fate of the Arrow." A young man, forbidden by law to even own weapons, dreams of becoming a knight to avenge the murder of his mother and defend his people. When he saves the Baron of York’s life, he abandons his old existence, blending in to learn new customs and maintain a dangerous secret. Register to attend!  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL
(847) 272-9490
2020 Wine and Beer Tasting Night
February 21, 2020

Escape the cold and come to an amazing tasting night! Enjoy a fabulous evening filled with good friends, premium wine, craft beer, and delicious food at the Winnetka Community House. All ticket holders will have access to significantly discounted prices on bottles ordered at the event with free delivery on the North Shore. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL
(847) 446-0537
Cosmic Family Skate Night
February 21, 2020

Bring the whole family out for a cosmic night under the stars at Watts. We will have s’mores and fun activities for the whole family! Pay at the door. Free for Watts passholders ($4 skate rentals).     $8 child/ $10 adults (includes rental skates). Type: Family Fun,Sports.
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Watts Ice Center
305 Randolph St.
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-4440
The Wailers
February 21, 2020

The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860