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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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Downtown Evanston Fall Crawl
October 24, 2019

Join us at our first-ever Downtown Evanston Fall Crawl on Thursday, October 24, 5-8pm. Businesses will offer tastes of fall beverages, and share special style tip, demo or activity! Event is free, but RSVPs are required via the Eventbrite link.  Free; RSVP required. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston
Various locations
Evanston, IL
(847) 866-6319
Fit Yourself By Yourself
October 24, 2019

Fit Yourself...By Yourself. Led by instructor Peggy Sagers from Fit2Stitch on PBS! We think we need a fitting buddy...but you do not! What you need is the knowledge to fix what is wrong...we know what we do not like, we just do not know how to fix it...learn how to fit what is wrong and how to do it by yourself, on yourself! Bring any pre-made muslin of any Silhouette Pattern and we will drape the pattern on you and show you the hows and whys!  $125 includes one pattern. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Vogue Fabrics
718 Main St
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1270
Taste of the Town 2019
October 24, 2019

Celebrating its 19th year, Wheeling’s Taste of the Town returns to Chevy Chase Country Club. More than 20 of the area’s most popular restaurants, wineries and breweries, many of which are located on Wheeling’s famed “Restaurant Row,” will be serving tastings from their menus – a true culinary feast! $30 – $35. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Course
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-2300
BOOnanza
October 25, 2019

BOO-Nanza: Children, ages 10 years and younger , are welcome to spend a bewitching afternoon at the CRC (Creepy Reeky Castle) filled with spooky fun! Decorate your own pumpkin and create a craft. Enjoy spooky storytelling, hay rides, a magic show and inflatables. It's all free and kid-friendly! Children and adults are welcomed to come in their favorite costumes.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Wheeling Community Recreation Center
100 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Eilen Jewell
October 25, 2019

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.” That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on Gypsy, due out August 16, 2019.  $20 – $35. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
2 Day Over Bust Corset Class
October 26, 2019

Learn a brilliant way to cut, fit and sew a two-layer corset using
a pattern, based on your waist measurement. Over $100 of
supplies are provided, so bring your scissors, sewing machine
and a tightly woven fashion fabric or quilting cotton. Vogue Fabrics will provide the rest. Perfect for burlesque, bridal, cosplay, steampunk.
Instructor: Ginger from Farthingales, expert corseter. $295 includes supplies. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Vogue Fabrics
718 Main St
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1270
Custom Soap Making
October 26, 2019

Create bars of soap for yourself or to gift this holiday season. Express your personal, one-of-a-kind soap design while enjoying a glass of wine and learning from one of our industry experts. This fun 2-hour workshop give you a glimpse into the process and creation while we guide you through making your very own product. You're $10 registration fee goes towards the price of the product you make. It's a deposit to hold your spot!  $10. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Assembly Creators
1642 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Downtown Evanston Trick or Treat Stroll
October 26, 2019

Celebrate Halloween in downtown Evanston on Saturday, October 26 from 11am to 2pm! Bring yourself and your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews or neighbors in costume to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses from 11am-2pm and take part in special Halloween-themed activities. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston
Evanston, IL 60201
Monster Bash
October 26, 2019

Come with the whole family to celebrate Halloween! You can play carnival games, win prizes, and make crafts. There will be family entertainment and fun for all. Event price includes Exploritorium play! Come in costume. Children, ages 1 and older, and all adults must pre-register.  Varies; Childen under age 1 are free. Type: Family Fun.
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Oakton Community Center
4701 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Northwestern University Football vs. Iowa (Homecoming)
October 26, 2019

Northwestern University Football hosts Iowa University at Ryan Field on  Homecoming weekend.  | The Northwestern Wildcats offer some of the best Division 1 college sports action in the Midwest, featuring 12 teams competing in the Big Ten Conference. Varies. Type: Sports.
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Ryan Field at Northwestern University
1501 Central Street
Evanston, IL
Ryan Hamilton
October 26, 2019

Ryan Hamilton's 2017 stand-up special on Netflix original, Happy Face, follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, Hamilton's one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Late Show with Stephen ColbertConan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright. $29.50 | $39.50. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Spooky Saturday on the Main-Dempster Mile
October 26, 2019

Trick or Treat the businesses of the Mile! And while you're there, take advantage of fun family-focused events happening in stores. See the full Schedule of Events on their Facebook event page for in-store events and happenings all over the business district. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Main-Dempster Mile
Evanston, IL 60201
Scream Scene Haunted House
Through October 26, 2019

Rated as one of Illinois' best haunted houses, Skokie Park District's "Scream Scene' is found at the "abandoned" Skokie Water Playground and features more than 20 unique rooms. From crazed butchers to insane clowns, the faint of heart will not want any part of this scene. There will be a "Lights On" haunted experience for those who wish a less scary experience.  Prices Vary. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Skokie Water Playground
4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 674-1500, ext. 2700
Glenview Farmers Market
Through October 26, 2019

The Glenview Farmer’s Market mission is to build a local, sustainable, intelligent, dynamic, and ethical food system, with local farms at its core. Enjoy weekly entertainment and the Green Table, 9am – 12pm and enjoy visiting with different local experts who will provide education about sustainable living. Link cards are accepted at the market with a match of up to $25 each week. FREE. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 657-1506
A Family Halloween
October 27, 2019

Enjoy all kinds of spooky shenanigans as Historic Wagner Farm celebrates Halloween. Wear your favorite costume to our kid-friendly bash that includes a haunted barn, wagon rides, pumpkin games and more ghoulish fun. Tickets are required for ages 2 & up and must be purchased in advance. $10; Children under 2 are free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506
RHINO Poetry Night
October 27, 2019

The RHINO poets convene again at Bookends & Beginnings with special guest poets and the traditional open mic. RHINO Poetry features Hassan Melehy, Lennart Lundh and Chris Green.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Bookends and Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
The Un-Haunted Forest
October 27, 2019

A whimsical, but not scary, hike in the woods to solve a mystery.  Costumes optional. $3/child. Registration required at (847) 824-8360. $3. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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River Trail Nature Center
3120 Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL
847-824-8360
A Night of 1,000 Jack-O'Lanterns
October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists for the New York-based company Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single pumpkin. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, watch live carving, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America. Purchase light snacks and drinks such as cider and ale on the Esplanade before you head onto the path. Along the path, stop over at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for more hearty seasonal fare. Event is held rain or shine. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Skokie Farmers Market
Through October 27, 2019

Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from late June to October. Conveniently located in the parking lot between the Village Hall and Skokie Public Library, the Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. Free parking in Village parking lots. Sundays 7:30am-12:30pm from June 9— October 27, 2019.  Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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The Village Green
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0500
Boo Bash
October 29, 2019

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Have fun at our family-friendly Halloween party. Enjoy a Boo-tiful evening filled with crafts, carnival games, candy and treats, entertainment and a pizza dinner. Please wear a costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Advanced registration is encouraged. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Glencoe Park District
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 682-9291
Postmodern Jukebox
October 30, 2019

Postmodern Jukebox features a rotating group of talented musicians known for cleverly rearranging and performing popular modern music in a variety of vintage genres and styles.  To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, the famed time-twisting musical collective of Postmodern Jukebox is circumnavigating the globe on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade—one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Carmen - Suite Ballet
October 31, 2019

Carmen-Suite Ballet: The legendary one-act ballet “Carmen Suite” with the participation of stars of the Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg. The brightest ballet stars from the theaters of St. Petersburg pay tribute to the great ballerina with their performance. Alexandra Iosifidi is a soloist of the Mariinsky Theater, Honored Artist of Russia, Her partner is the Premiere of the Mariinsky Theater, Honored Artist of Russia, Igor Kolb.
  $47 | $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
Halloween Costume Contest
November 1, 2019

Gather with family and friends for an evening of Halloween fun at Pinstripes! Kids Costume Contest - judging starts at 7pm, grand prize is a kids party package for 10. All participants of the kids costume contest receive a complimentary hour of gaming valid for a future visit! Adult Costume Contest - judging starts at 9pm, grand prize is a Sunday brunch for 8. All participants of the adult costume contest receive a $25 guest certificate valid for a future visit! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Pinstripes
1150 Willow Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-2323
Halloween Costume Party
November 1, 2019

Gather with friends and family for the ultimate Halloween bash with bowling and costume contest. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Pinstripes
1150 Willow Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-2323
Wine & Yoga
November 1, 2019

Wine and Unwind at Wheeling Park District's beautiful Chevy Chase Country Club. Put your stressful week behind you, and join us for a Friday evening of yoga followed by light appetizers and wine. Yoga mats are provided or bring your own. Must be 21 years old to attend. Public: $25; WPD Resident: $20. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL
(847) 541-0170
Jay and the Americans / Dennis Tufano
November 2, 2019

Jay & the Americans take the stage singing all their hits: “This Magic Moment”, “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Walkin’ in the Rain” and more. With a staggering 18 charted hits and five Top 10 records, few bands ever reached the heights of Jay and the Americans. A full band with live brass will recreate all the magic moments and the special memories created by their decade-long string of hits. $39.95 |$49.95 | $59.95 | $69.95. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Leather Accessories
November 2, 2019

Create or paint leather accessories from start to finish. Express your style with a variety of colored leather and designs while enjoying a glass of wine and learning from Jess herself. This fun 2-hour workshop give you a glimpse into the process and creation while we guide you through making your very own design. You're $10 registration fee goes towards the price of the product you make. It's a deposit to hold your spot!  $10. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Assembly Creators
1642 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Downtown Evanston Farmers Market
Through November 2, 2019

The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November 2. 2019. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-8045
2020 Illinois International Pageants
November 3, 2019

The Illinois International Pageant System is an organization with integrity and high ethical standards that enhances the lives of its past, present and future titleholders.  The system is dedicated to making the world a better place through sisterhood, scholarship and community involvement with local, national and international charitable organizations. Age divisions range from 4 years of age to 56 years of age. $35. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300
Hello Again
Through November 3, 2019

An adult musical fantasy suggested by Arthur Schnitzler's LA RONDE. A series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the 20th Century as though seen through the lens of a combination time machine and bawdy, old-time kinescope.  Type: Performing Arts.
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
721 Howard St.
Evanston, IL 60201