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

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
19
Sep

Music of the Baroque: Baroque Fireworks

September 19, 2021
Music of the Baroque's new season opens on a triumphant note with Handel’s ... 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. Lauryn Hill

September 25, 2021
Ms. Lauryn 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
2
Oct

Glenview Blocktoberfest

October 2, 2021
Bring the whole family and round up your neighbors for a humdinger of a good time! ... MORE
2
Oct

North Shore Festival of Art

October 2, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Hosted by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Westfield Old Orchard, th... MORE
2
Oct

The Grove Fall Festivities and Folk Concert

October 2, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Keeping with the spirit and tradition of Folk Fest, The Grove will host a series of s... MORE
1
Oct

Hangar Two Tangled Roots Oktoberfest

October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021
Tangled Roots Oktoberfest will be in Glenview the weekend of October 1-3. The festiva... 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
10
Oct

The Singing Farm Summer Concert Series - Spare Parts

October 10, 2021
Join us for The Singing Farm Concert Series at the Howard Street Farm! Grab a few fri... MORE
9
Oct

Fall Family Festival at Kohl Children's Museum

October 9, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Our annual Fall Family Festival is back, with some old favorites and some new excitin... 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
16
Oct

Charlie Berens

October 16, 2021
Charlie Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian, host, and creator of the Mani... MORE
17
Oct

Music of the Baroque: Vivaldi and Friends

October 17, 2021
Known for his innovation and instrumental virtuosity, Antonio Vivaldi was on the cutt... MORE
24
Oct

Wheeling Park District's Day of the Dead 5k Walk/Run

October 24, 2021
Join us for a 5K run/walk celebrating the Day of the Dead. Run through picturesque He... MORE
13
Oct

A Night of 1,000 Jack-O'Lanterns

October 13, 2021 - October 24, 2021
Admire the remarkable creative work, and make lasting memories with family and friend... MORE
29
Oct

Boo Bash

October 29, 2021
Join the Northfield Park District on Friday, October 29 for Boo Bash. A free event fo... 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
6
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Iowa

November 6, 2021
The Northwestern Wildcats host Iowa. | The Wildcats offer some of the best ... 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
10
Nov

Sam Bush

November 10, 2021
An originator of the progressive bluegrass movement, often called the “Father o... MORE
12
Nov

Cinderella – The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine

November 12, 2021
“Cinderella” brings vivid magic to the classic fairy tale. The State Bal... MORE
13
Nov

The Rocket Man Show

November 13, 2021
Scotsman Rus Anderson is Elton John’s official body double for his Farewell Yel... MORE
18
Nov

An Evening with Leo Kottke

November 18, 2021
“It really sounded like two guitarists, as if someone else were playing the bri... MORE
21
Nov

Chicago Philharmonic – Simply Serenades

November 21, 2021
Simply Serenades: Brahms, Dvorak, and World Premiere by Bingham Enjoy stunning ser... MORE
28
Nov

Music of the Baroque: A Thanksgiving Messiah

November 28, 2021
The celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus makes its first regular season appearance ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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