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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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18
Aug

Winnetka's Movies in the Park: Clifford the Big Red Dog

August 18, 2022
This movie night showing Clifford the Big Red Dog is dog-friendly! It’s free to... MORE
18
Aug

String Masters’ Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky with the CSO

August 18, 2022
Mendelssohn and Mussorgsky with the CSO, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of ov... MORE
19
Aug

Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken’s Broadway with the CSO

August 19, 2022
Once Upon a Time: Alan Menken’s Broadway with the CSO, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a... MORE
20
Aug

Evanston's Starlight Movies in the Park: Ghostbusters Afterlife

August 20, 2022
Evanston’s Starlight Movies in the Park series will feature a variety of films ... MORE
20
Aug

The Surfrajettes

August 20, 2022
The Surfrajettes are a four-piece instrumental combo from Toronto, ON, Canada. Since ... MORE
20
Aug

A.R. Rahman

August 20, 2022
Taking the magic from Bollywood to Hollywood, his distinct style and musings from Eas... MORE
20
Aug

Evanston History Center Tour - Burnham in Evanston

August 20, 2022
Daniel Burnham, Chicago’s most well-known architect, chose to live in what he c... MORE
21
Aug

Victor Wooten: Bass Extremes

August 21, 2022
Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he beg... MORE
21
Aug

Call Me Elizabeth

August 21, 2022
Call Me Elizabeth is a solo performance piece about the early life of Elizabeth Taylo... MORE
21
Aug

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the CSO

August 21, 2022
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the CSO, 5:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over ... MORE
19
Aug

Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival

August 19, 2022 - August 21, 2022
This annual event presents high-end work from over 130 juried artists from around the... MORE
11
Aug

Music Theater Works presents Zorro The Musical

August 11, 2022 - August 21, 2022
Brace yourself for extraordinary aerial acrobatics, spectacular sword-fighting and in... MORE
13
June

Skokie Monday Night Cruise-In

June 13, 2022 - August 22, 2022
Taking place every Monday through August 22, Classic Car enthusiasts, join your fello... MORE
24
Aug

Sip, Shop, & Stroll

August 24, 2022
Back by Popular Demand!  Sip, Shop & Stroll returns to Wheeling Town Center!... MORE
25
Aug

Coco Montoya and Ronnie Baker Brooks

August 25, 2022
Between his white-hot guitar playing and his soulful, emotional vocals, Coco Montoya ... MORE
25
Aug

Pitbull with special guest Iggy Azalea

August 25, 2022
Pitbull with special guest Iggy Azalea, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of ove... MORE
26
Aug

Jackopierce

August 26, 2022
Their inaugural decade ended in a short-lived sabbatical, with Jack heading to New Yo... MORE
26
Aug

Culture Club

August 26, 2022
Culture Club, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from ... MORE
27
Aug

93XRT Presents: The Wallflowers

August 27, 2022
For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most ... MORE
27
Aug

Evanston's Starlight Movies in the Park: King Richard

August 27, 2022
Evanston’s Starlight Movies in the Park series will feature a variety of films ... MORE
28
Aug

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Tour

August 28, 2022
Section I (park in the lot between Dempster & Main) Every month, May through Oct... MORE
27
Aug

Sting with special guest Joe Sumner

August 27, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Sting with special guest Joe Sumner, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 1... MORE
26
Aug

Skokie's Backlot Bash

August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022
Now in its fifteenth year, the Bash will feature 17 live music acts that will pl... MORE
6
June

Music on the Esplanade

June 6, 2022 - August 31, 2022
Monday and Wednesday evenings Chicago Botanic Garden brings a different kind of ... MORE
1
Sep

Yacht Rock Revue

September 1, 2022
Yacht Rock Revue, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging f... MORE
1
Sep

Out of Space 2022: Houndmouth with Ric Wilson

September 1, 2022
Opening night features Houndmouth dishing out some blues alongside Chicago Ric Wilson... MORE
2
June

Thursday Night Makers Market

June 2, 2022 - September 1, 2022
Downtown Evanston is bringing back the Thursday NIght Maker's Markets featuring a... MORE
2
Sep

Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter

September 2, 2022
Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of o... MORE
2
Sep

Out of Space 2022: Car Seat Headrest with La Luz

September 2, 2022
Car Seat Headrest (CSH) is an American indie rock band formed in Leesburg, Virginia, ... MORE
3
Sep

Evanston History Center Tour - Evanston's Lakefront and Landscape

September 3, 2022
Stroll along Evanston’s lakefront and explore how the natural environment of Ev... MORE
3
Sep

Music for the Royal Fireworks with Music of the Baroque

September 3, 2022
Music for the Royal Fireworks with Music of the Baroque, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a rob... MORE
3
Sep

Out of Space 2022: Neko Case with Courtney Marie Andrews

September 3, 2022
Neko Richelle Case is an American singer-songwriter and member of the Canadian indie ... MORE
4
Sep

Diana Ross with special guest Naturally 7

September 4, 2022
Diana Ross with special guest Naturally 7, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of ... MORE
4
Sep

Out of Space 2022: Steel Pulse and KRS-One

September 4, 2022
Steel Pulse are a roots reggae band from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England. ... MORE
21
July

Failure: A Love Story

July 21, 2022 - September 4, 2022
The year is 1928 and we meet the Fail sisters: Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty. Born in ... 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
7
Sep

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

September 7, 2022
The Australian Pink Floyd Show, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 ev... MORE
8
Sep

William Elliot Whitmore

September 8, 2022
A man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force, especially i... MORE
9
Sep

John Scofield's Yankee Go Home

September 9, 2022
Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield... MORE
10
Sep

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Tour

September 10, 2022
Section 11 (park at the rowing center off Oakton) Every month, May through October, w... MORE
10
Sep

The Wilmette Block Party

September 10, 2022
The Wilmette Block Party is being held to celebrate Wilmette’s 150th Birthday o... MORE
10
Sep

Andrea Gibson's You Better Be Lightning Tour

September 10, 2022
Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken wo... MORE
10
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs.Duke

September 10, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Duke. | The Wildcats offer some of the best ... MORE
8
Sep

Stevie Nicks

September 8, 2022 - September 10, 2022
Stevie Nicks, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from ... MORE
11
Sep

The Grove History Walk

September 11, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
11
Sep

Erykah Badu

September 11, 2022
Erykah Badu, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from g... MORE
14
Sep

Winnetka 5th Annual East Elm Wine Walk

September 14, 2022
Welcome to our 5th Annual East Elm Wine Walk!! Gather your friends for an afternoon o... MORE
14
Sep

Brunch with Rachel Carson: A GHA Fundraiser

September 14, 2022
Join the Grove Heritage Association (GHA) for a fundraising event featuring a wonderf... MORE
16
Sep

The Stanley Clarke Band

September 16, 2022
Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend”... MORE
16
Sep

Ardal O’Hanlon Stand Up Show

September 16, 2022
Ardal O’Hanlon is widely regarded as one of the godfathers of contemporary Iris... MORE
16
Sep

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Evolution

September 16, 2022
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Evolution, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of ov... MORE
17
Sep

Evanston History Center Tour - Evanston Women's History

September 17, 2022
Discover why so many Evanston women became leaders in the fight for women’s rig... MORE
17
Sep

3-D Fireworks

September 17, 2022
Come to Niles West High School (Oakton Street just west of the Edens Expres... MORE
17
Sep

Historic Wagner Farm Fall Festival

September 17, 2022
Enjoy a wagon ride and livestock encounters, see agricultural and farm implements on ... MORE
17
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. Southern Illinois

September 17, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Southern Illinois. | The Wildcats offer some... MORE
18
Sep

Evanston Vintage Garage Sale

September 18, 2022
It's in a GORGEOUS palace of a parking garage on the 5th floor with fancy elevato... MORE
18
Sep

Music of the Baroque: Handel's Jephtha

September 18, 2022
Music of the Baroque’s new season opens with their first performance in over th... MORE
18
Sep

Fiesta Ravinia: Kumbia Kings and Dos Santos

September 18, 2022
Fiesta Ravinia: Kumbia Kings and Dos Santos, time TBA. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup... MORE
23
Sep

Walter Trout

September 23, 2022
Walter Trout has been nothing short of prolific over the course of his seven decades ... MORE
23
Sep

J.B. Smoove The Physical Therapy Tour

September 23, 2022
Best known for his iconic role as Leon on HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, J.B. Smoo... MORE
24
Sep

Historic Downtown Skokie Guided Walking Tour

September 24, 2022
Meet at Krier Plaza for an in-depth, guided tour of historic downtown Skokie, making ... MORE
24
Sep

American Aquarium

September 24, 2022
Anywhere off Hatteras Island, Chicamacomico sounds made up, like some wine-drunk inca... MORE
24
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. Miami (OHIO)

September 24, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Miami (OHIO). The Wildcats offer some of the best Divi... MORE
4
June

Evanston's West End Farmers Market

June 4, 2022 - September 24, 2022
The Central Evanston Business Association (CEBA) is hosting the West End Market, a lo... MORE
25
Sep

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Tour

September 25, 2022
Section IV  (park in the lot between Howard & Touhy). Every month, May throu... MORE
25
Sep

Joan Osborne

September 25, 2022
On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued ... MORE
13
May

Butterflies and Blooms

May 13, 2022 - September 25, 2022
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themsel... MORE
13
May

Chicago Botanic Garden - Flourish the Garden at 50

May 13, 2022 - September 25, 2022
You are invited to celebrate a birthday party for the Garden’s first half-centu... MORE
29
Sep

Rodney Crowell: Word for Word Tour

September 29, 2022
With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native RODNEY C... MORE
2
June

Glencoe Farmers Market

June 2, 2022 - September 29, 2022
This summer, mark your calendars for the return of our community’s beloved week... MORE
1
Oct

Evanston History Center Tour - Prairie School # 3 - Ridge Historic Disctrict

October 1, 2022
The Ridge Historic District contains a rich concentration of Prairie School designs, ... MORE
18
Sep

Historic Wagner Farm Fall Sales

September 18, 2022 - October 1, 2022
Mum Sales begin 9/18, Pumpkin Sales begin 10/1, Sale hours: Daily, 10 am. Wagon rides... MORE
2
Oct

Evanston Made Maker's Market

October 2, 2022
Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2022 where shoppers b... MORE
2
Oct

The Grove Folk Fest

October 2, 2022
Local history comes to life at The Grove Folk Fest on Sunday, October 2 from 11am-5pm... MORE
30
Sep

American Craft Exposition

September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022
Passionate about the arts? This one’s for you. This highly competitive juried s... MORE
1
Sep

The Garbologists

September 1, 2022 - October 2, 2022
This off-beat buddy comedy pairs a blue-collar, old-school sanitation worker with an ... MORE
7
Oct

The Grove October Hayrides

October 7, 2022
If sitting on a wagon filled with hay and singing songs while you’re pulled thr... MORE
8
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs. Wisconsin (Homecoming)

October 8, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Wisconsin (Homecoming). | The Wildcats offer... MORE
9
Oct

Music of the Baroque: Baroque Heroes

October 9, 2022
Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley explores the concept of “hero&rdqu... MORE
15
Oct

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Tour

October 15, 2022
Section IV  (park in the lot between Howard & Touhy). Every month, May throu... MORE
15
Oct

Evanston History Center Tour - Downtown Evanston

October 15, 2022
Evanston’s Fountain Square was planned as the central commercial district. Disc... MORE
15
Oct

Downtown Evanston Fall Festival

October 15, 2022
Celebrate fall at a block party at Fountain Square with music, arts & crafts acti... MORE
4
June

Garden Chef Series

June 4, 2022 - October 15, 2022
Garden Chef series: Second and fourth Saturdays through October, learn to cook with g... MORE
16
Oct

On-Site Community Gathering: Touch-A-Tank: A Salute to our Veterans, Active Military, and First Responders

October 16, 2022
Children and adults are invited to enjoy this outdoor family event as we thank our he... MORE
16
Oct

Evanston Vintage Garage Sale

October 16, 2022
It's in a GORGEOUS palace of a parking garage on the 5th floor with fancy elevato... MORE
7
May

Model Railroad Garden

May 7, 2022 - October 16, 2022
Train and garden enthusiasts, young and old, return year after year for the delightfu... MORE
19
Oct

Taste of the Town 2022

October 19, 2022
The foodie event of the year is back! Save the date! Wednesday October 19th. Chevy Ch... MORE
21
Oct

The Grove October Hayrides

October 21, 2022
If sitting on a wagon filled with hay and singing songs while you’re pulled thr... MORE
21
Oct

Halloween Spooktacular

October 21, 2022
Creepy Crafts, Ghoulish Games, Taunting Tattoos and Spooky Surprises! New in 2022 &nd... MORE
22
Oct

The Grove History Walk

October 22, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
12
Oct

A Night of 1,000 Jack-O'Lanterns

October 12, 2022 - October 23, 2022
More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will lig... MORE
29
Sep

Tiger Style!

September 29, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Award-winning playwright Mike Lew (Teenage Dick) pens this hilarious comedy abou... MORE
5
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs. Ohio State

November 5, 2022
Northwestern Wildcats host Ohio State University on Ryan Field in some of the best Di... MORE
22
Sep

Frankenstein

September 22, 2022 - November 6, 2022
Frankenstein tells the story of gifted scientist Victor Frankenstein who succeeds in ... MORE
7
Nov

The Grove History Walk

November 7, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
20
Oct

Music Theater Works presents Camelot

October 20, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Join us as we recount the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and th... MORE
7
Oct

Refuge

October 7, 2022 - November 13, 2022
Midwest Premiere! Refuge weaves passionate and driving original music with the c... MORE
20
Nov

Music of the Baroque: Reginald Mobley Sings

November 20, 2022
Celebrated countertenor Reginald Mobley wields a voice that is “pure of tone, i... MORE
19
Nov

Woman's Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar

November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022
The Holiday Bazaar is a juried holiday art and gift show organized for more than 20 y... MORE
16
Oct

Restoration Work Days

October 16, 2022 - November 20, 2022
Collect seeds or remove non-native, invasive plants to make way for native wildflower... MORE
26
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Illinois

November 26, 2022
The Northwestern Wildcats host Illinois. The Wildcats offer some of the best Div... MORE
27
Nov

The Grove History Walk

November 27, 2022
Have you ever wondered why The Grove exists? Why is it a national historic landmark? ... MORE
15
Sep

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

September 15, 2022 - December 10, 2022
From the 1950s through the 1980s, painters and sculptors throughout the Arab world ex... MORE
9
Oct

Restoration Kids Days

October 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Children ages 3+ yrs. and their guardians can participate in amazing hands-on environ... MORE
17
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral

December 17, 2022
Inspiring music in some of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. Celebrate the seaso... MORE
18
Dec

Music of the Baroque: Holiday Brass and Choral

December 18, 2022
Inspiring music in some of Chicago’s most beautiful spaces. Celebrate the seaso... MORE
25
Nov

It's A Wonderful Life - A Radio Show

November 25, 2022 - December 18, 2022
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio... MORE
19
Nov

20th Annual Winter Arts and Craft Expo

November 19, 2022 - December 20, 2022
The Evanston Art Center's Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the Chicago are... MORE
25
Nov

Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberly

November 25, 2022 - December 24, 2022
The beloved characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice return ... MORE
15
Dec

Music Theater Works presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas

December 15, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Based on the heartwarming classic film, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a ho... MORE
16
June

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II

June 16, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II tells the heroic tale of the top-s... MORE
22
Jan

Music of the Baroque: Montero Plays Mozart

January 22, 2023
Dame Jane Glover joins forces with “La Divina del Piano,” Venezuelan pian... MORE
2
Dec

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

December 2, 2022 - January 29, 2023
Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this bawdy-but-wholesome crowd-p... MORE
19
Jan

Andy Warhol in Iran

January 19, 2023 - February 19, 2023
In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having re-invented himself as the portrait painter o... MORE
26
Feb

Music of the Baroque: London Calling

February 26, 2023
“When one is tired of London,” said Samuel Johnson, “one is tired o... MORE
16
Feb

Once

February 16, 2023 - March 19, 2023
This 2012 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is based on the 2007 Irish musical film ... MORE
2
Apr

Music of the Baroque: The St. Matthew Passion

April 2, 2023
Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion speaks as urgently of compassion an... MORE
10
Mar

The Threepenny Opera

March 10, 2023 - April 30, 2023
The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped u... MORE
7
May

Music of the Baroque: Circles of Friends

May 7, 2023
Dame Jane Glover takes the podium for a joyful evening of music written centuries ago... MORE
13
Apr

The Porch On Windy Hill: a new play with old music

April 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023
A young violinist and her song collector boyfriend flee the confines of their Brookly... MORE
22
June

A Distinct Society

June 22, 2023 - July 23, 2023
Inspired by true events, this poignant and funny new play, written and directed ... MORE
9
June

Passing Strange

June 9, 2023 - July 30, 2023
From singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew comes Passing Strange, a dari... MORE
6
June

Marie and Rosetta

June 6, 2023 - August 6, 2023
Hailed as the “Godmother of Rock ‘n Roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe in... MORE
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