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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
Nov

Let It Shine Lightshow

November 18, 2022 - January 1, 2023
'Let It Shine' is a brand new curated drive thru light show in Chicago’... MORE
11
Nov

Chicago Botanic Garden Lightscape

November 11, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Light up the night, bask in the light’s warm glow, and find your zen moment! Th... MORE
28
Nov

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Pitt

November 28, 2022
Pitt vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. ACC/Big Ten Men's Bas... MORE
1
Dec

Sophie B. Hawkins w/ Seth Glier

December 1, 2022
Sophie B. Hawkins burst onto the international music scene with her 1992 platinum-sel... MORE
2
Dec

Holiday Greetings from Glenview Road

December 2, 2022
 Come enjoy this  festive evening features local shopping, holiday decor, l... MORE
2
Dec

The Music of The Grateful Dead with Trouble Ahead

December 2, 2022
Trouble Ahead is a Grateful Dead inspired group of seasoned Chicago-area musicians wh... MORE
26
Nov

Skokie Celebrates Small Businesses

November 26, 2022 - December 2, 2022
Skokie's Small Business Saturday kicks off a week of celebration now through Dec.... MORE
3
Dec

Breakfast With Santa

December 3, 2022
Spend the morning at Chevy Chase Country Club enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast w... MORE
3
Dec

Wilmette Holiday Happenings

December 3, 2022
Come and take part in all these fun events. The day offers promos and refreshments at... MORE
3
Dec

Winter Wanderland

December 3, 2022
Winter Wanderland is back! Joyful holiday scenes and a visit with Santa! Be delighted... MORE
3
Dec

Evanston Made - First Saturdays Evanston Art Events

December 3, 2022
Plan your art-filled day in Evanston on July 2, 12-9p, during Evanston Made’s F... MORE
3
Dec

Dave Specter Band with Brother John Kattke

December 3, 2022
Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on ... MORE
2
Dec

Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 2, 2022 - December 3, 2022
Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker marches back onto the North Shore Center sta... MORE
4
Dec

On-Site Film & Discussion: Adam & Ida - Almost A Fairytale

December 4, 2022
Orphaned and torn apart at the age of 3, twins Adam and Ida Paluch survived the Holoc... MORE
4
Dec

Evanston History Center Holiday Open House

December 4, 2022
After a three-year hiatus, the Evanston History Center’s Holiday Open Hous... MORE
4
Dec

The 43rd Annual Red Invitation Sale

December 4, 2022
Visit your local retailers and enjoy this festive kick off to your holiday shopping! ... MORE
4
Dec

The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays Music of Grateful Dead

December 4, 2022
The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues ... MORE
4
Dec

Megon McDonough: Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David w/ Fred /SIMON

December 4, 2022
Megon McDonough and Fred Simon present "What The World Needs Now," a specia... MORE
3
Dec

Visit with Santa

December 3, 2022 - December 4, 2022
Make a Santa visit at Chalet your new holiday tradition. He will greet you and your f... MORE
22
Sep

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

September 22, 2022 - December 4, 2022
From the 1950s through the 1980s, painters and sculptors throughout the Arab world ex... MORE
8
Dec

MDM Holiday Open House & Tree Tour

December 8, 2022
The stores of the MDM open their doors to everyone for the holidays, welcoming their ... MORE
1
Dec

Reindeer Happy Hour

December 1, 2022 - December 8, 2022
Come celebrate the holiday season and visit with Prancer + Vixen for our Re... MORE
9
Dec

Joel Paterson Presents: A Hi-Fi Christmas

December 9, 2022
Chicago guitar wizard Joel Paterson returns to SPACE for a special SOLO holiday show,... MORE
7
Dec

CTA Holiday Train visits Evanston

December 7, 2022 - December 9, 2022
The CTA Holiday Train visits Evanston! Join the fun as the Holiday Train runs on the ... MORE
10
Dec

The Claudettes and The New Standards

December 10, 2022
Wielding a one-of-a-kind, piano-powered roots-pop sound, the Claudettes merge earthy ... MORE
10
Dec

Funkadesi

December 10, 2022
For over 25 years, wowing crowds with their blend of Indian bhangra, Bollywood & ... MORE
10
Dec

Skokie Park District - Skate with Santa

December 10, 2022
Come and meet Santa and skate to music in this annual event! Fun for the whole family... MORE
10
Dec

Ugly Sweater Holiday Skate

December 10, 2022
Wear your ugliest sweater and take a few laps skating to festive holiday music. Be su... MORE
10
Dec

Jingle Mingle Holiday Market

December 10, 2022
Get your shop on and come to The Westin Chicago North Shore where 40+ vendors will be... MORE
10
Dec

Skokie Park District - Santa's Workshop

December 10, 2022
Santa is taking a special trip from the North Pole to visit the Skokie Park District!... MORE
11
Dec

Mike Zito

December 11, 2022
Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today and... MORE
11
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Prairie View A&M

December 11, 2022
Prairie View A&M vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-t... MORE
11
Dec

Holiday Craft Fair

December 11, 2022
Grab a beer and shop from over two dozen local vendors, taking place in both taprooms... MORE
10
Dec

Visit with Santa

December 10, 2022 - December 11, 2022
Make a Santa visit at Chalet your new holiday tradition. He will greet you and your f... MORE
8
Dec

The Grove Holiday Market

December 8, 2022 - December 11, 2022
A new holiday shopping tradition. Just in time for the holidays, bring your friends a... 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
14
Dec

Caviar & Champagne Dinner

December 14, 2022
Join us for an evening of caviar and champagne. Enjoy a four-course delicious dinner ... MORE
15
Dec

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Bros./Steely Dan) ft. CJ Vanston

December 15, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter is an American virtuoso Grammy winning guitarist, kno... MORE
16
Dec

Family Gingerbread House Decorating

December 16, 2022
Join in the fun with the whole family! Each family will receive one gingerbread house... MORE
16
Dec

Laughs and Brews at Ten Ninety Brewing Co! A Live Stand Up Comedy Event!

December 16, 2022
Need a laugh? We figured. Laughs on the Go has selected our favorite stand-up comics ... MORE
16
Dec

Swim with Santa

December 16, 2022
Come join us for swimming with Santa! Swimming, treats, a craft, holiday music & ... MORE
17
Dec

Tributosaurus Christmas Special

December 17, 2022
December is a wonderful time for popular music; always has been. For decades, some of... MORE
17
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs DePaul

December 17, 2022
DePaul vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art Welsh-R... 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
3
Dec

Breakfast With Santa

December 3, 2022 - December 17, 2022
Decorate your own holiday cookies, breakfast buffet, pictures with Santa and much mor... MORE
18
Dec

The Heavy Sounds featuring Gina Bloom and Michael Avery

December 18, 2022
Join in for a night of Chicago Soul music with The Heavy Sounds featuring the incredi... 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
16
Dec

2nd Annual Holiday Market!

December 16, 2022 - December 18, 2022
Jingle bells are coming!! Our second annual Holiday Market is back and bigger than e... 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
20
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs UIC

December 20, 2022
UIC vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art Welsh-Ryan... 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
4
Nov

Evanston Made Holiday Pop-Up Market

November 4, 2022 - December 20, 2022
The pop up market will feature art exhibits and pop up sales of handmade goods by Eva... MORE
23
Dec

Ouray

December 23, 2022
After being named by Playboy magazine as one of the best-unsigned bands in the United... MORE
22
Nov

Game of Gnomes Scavenger Hunt

November 22, 2022 - December 23, 2022
Join in on this family-friendly scavenger hunt downtown at Plaza del Lago and Downtow... MORE
29
Nov

Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol LIVE

November 29, 2022 - December 24, 2022
Told through puppetry and music, this striking holiday experience comes to brilliant ... 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
29
Dec

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs.Brown

December 29, 2022
Brown vs Northwestern University Men's Basketball! The state-of-the-art Wels... MORE
25
Nov

Kohlights: A Mesmertastic Holiday Lightacular!

November 25, 2022 - December 29, 2022
It’s more than just a walk through the festive holiday lights in Kohl Children&... MORE
30
Dec

Skokie Park District - Noon Years Eve

December 30, 2022
Ring in 2023 at this fun family event! Festivities include dancing, games, prizes, cr... MORE
31
Dec

Palmhouse Presents: 2023 NYE

December 31, 2022
Come ready to party on December 31st to ring in 2023 with LIVE PROHIBITION BAND, DJ S... MORE
31
Dec

Happy Noon Year

December 31, 2022
Celebrate the NEW year at NOON! Bring the kids and join in the festivities including ... MORE
30
Dec

Guided By Voices

December 30, 2022 - December 31, 2022
In 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee ... MORE
1
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State University

January 1, 2023
Ohio State Men's Basketball vs Northwestern University Men's Basket... 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
11
Oct

Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond

October 11, 2022 - January 2, 2023
Tally Ho! Join Nature Cat and his friends on their outdoor adventures! There’s ... 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
4
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Illinois

January 4, 2023
Illinois vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art Welsh... MORE
6
Jan

Wayne Baker Brooks

January 6, 2023
Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of today’s top guitarists whose signature ... MORE
7
Jan

Albert Lee

January 7, 2023
Albert William Lee is an English guitarist known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picki... MORE
7
Jan

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular

January 7, 2023
Come toast Elvis Presley’s 88th birthday with the annual Elvis Tribute Artist S... MORE
11
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Rutgers

January 11, 2023
Rutgers vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art W... MORE
13
Jan

Rebirth Brass Band

January 13, 2023
For almost 4 decades, the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band has been “stunning&... MORE
14
Jan

Alfonso Ponticelli

January 14, 2023
Music from the caves of Spain to the Appalachian mountain In this show, Ponticelli ta... MORE
21
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Wisconsin

January 21, 2023
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art... MORE
22
Jan

Wheeling Park District's Winterfest

January 22, 2023
Join us for WinterFest 2023, a fun-filled winter event at Horizon Park! Activities wi... 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
28
Jan

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Minnesota

January 28, 2023
Minnesota vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art Wels... MORE
27
Jan

DC's Reflecting Fools

January 27, 2023 - January 29, 2023
The stairway to heavenly political satire originally laid by the Capitol Steps contin... 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
2
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Michigan

February 2, 2023
Michigan vs Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art Welsh-... MORE
4
Feb

Chicago Philharmonic: Songs of a Wayfarer

February 4, 2023
Join Chicago Philharmonic and renowned Mahler specialist, Mezzo-Soprano Susan Platts ... MORE
3
Feb

Yonder Mountain String Band (2 nights)

February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023
With their latest album, “Get Yourself Outside,” Colorado-based Yonder Mo... MORE
5
Feb

Temperance Brewery Donut Fest

February 5, 2023
Donuts + Beer — The Sweetest Festival in Town! Love Donuts? Who doesn't? En... MORE
27
Jan

Blood Wedding

January 27, 2023 - February 5, 2023
When a young bride-to-be receives a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, ... MORE
11
Feb

Giordano Dance Chicago

February 11, 2023
Catch the Light. Feel the Radiance. Celebrate Giordano. America’s original jazz... MORE
9
Feb

An Evening with Drew and Ellie Holcomb: The Residency Tour - 3 nights

February 9, 2023 - February 11, 2023
Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Short... MORE
12
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Purdue

February 12, 2023
Purdue vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-art We... MORE
18
Nov

16th Annual inchworks show

November 18, 2022 - February 13, 2023
The North Shore Art League is excited to present the 16th Annual inchworks show now b... MORE
15
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Indiana

February 15, 2023
Indiana vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball.  The state-of-the-art ... MORE
18
Feb

BritBeat: A Tribute to The Beatles

February 18, 2023
Take a trip back in time with a fantastic journey through the days of Beatlemania wit... MORE
19
Feb

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Iowa

February 19, 2023
University of Iowa Men's Basketball vs Northwestern University Men'... 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
24
Feb

Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express

February 24, 2023
Since his neo-psychedelic Green On Red days, Chuck Prophet has been turning out count... 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
17
Feb

Violet

February 17, 2023 - February 26, 2023
As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood... MORE
1
Mar

Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs Penn State

March 1, 2023
Penn State vs. Northwestern University Men's Basketball. The state-of-the-ar... MORE
3
Mar

Danceworks 2023

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023
Join in for Northwestern’s annual dance showcase featuring new works by acclaim... MORE
24
Feb

The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

February 24, 2023 - March 5, 2023
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, being in... 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
24
Mar

Lewis Black: Off the Rails 2023 Tour

March 24, 2023 - March 25, 2023
Known as the King of Rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling an... MORE
1
Apr

Paula Poundstone

April 1, 2023
Paula Poundstone continues to amaze us with unforgettable sold-out performances as ou... 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
15
Apr

Paul Reiser

April 15, 2023
Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser is one of Hollywo... MORE
21
Apr

The Lightning Thief

April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023
In this adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling children’s novel, Greek... MORE
21
Apr

Indecent

April 21, 2023 - April 30, 2023
Indecent, a deeply moving play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding th... 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
28
Apr

The Waa-Mu Show

April 28, 2023 - May 7, 2023
Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergrad... 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
19
May

Everybody

May 19, 2023 - May 28, 2023
Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play bu... 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
9
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. UTEP

September 9, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). This game between... MORE
23
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

September 23, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Wildcats offer some ... MORE
30
Sep

Northwestern University Football vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

September 30, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Wildcats offer some ... MORE
7
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs.Howard Bison

October 7, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Howard Bison. The Wildcats offer some of the best ... MORE
28
Oct

Northwestern University Football vs.Maryland Terrapins

October 28, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Maryland Terrapins. The Wildcats offer some of the... MORE
4
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Iowa Hawkeyes

November 4, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Wildcats offer some of the best... MORE
18
Nov

Northwestern University Football vs.Purdue Boilermakers

November 18, 2023
The Northwestern Wildcats host the Purdue Boilermakers. The Wildcats offer some of th... MORE
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