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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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Music of the Baroque: À La Française
April 5, 2020

Music of the Baroque: À La Française. French style was the height of Baroque musical fashion. Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley takes the orchestra on an exploration of its influence, starting with the visceral rhythms and catchy melodies of French composers Rameau and Rebel and moving to Henry Purcell’s spectacular music from King Arthur and J. S. Bach’s unforgettable Orchestral Suite No. 3. $45 | $55 | $70 | $85 . Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
National Theatre Live: All My Sons
April 5, 2020

National Theatre Live: All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Grey Collection
Through April 5, 2020

“Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Grey Collection” surveys art from three nations where unique and vibrant forms of modernism sprang forth in the 1960s and 1970s. Challenging histories of artistic modernism that too often begin and end in the West, “Modernisms” explores an under-recognized flowering of innovation and risk-taking in art beyond Europe and North America. Type: Visual Arts.
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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Alsdorf Gallery , 40 Arts Circle
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
Ben Watt
April 9, 2020

Ben Watt is an award-winning musician-singer-writer-DJ whose career spans four decades. His new album, 'Storm Damage', an emotionally charged set performed by his new 'future-retro trio', was released in 2019 on Unmade Road/Caroline International and features a guest appearance from Low's Alan Sparhawk.  $20 – $32. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(773) 777-9884
Cleansing Chi Gong
April 9, 2020

Winter lethargy got you down? Cleansing Chi Gong for Winter Rejuvenation may be for you! This beautiful, graceful form is designed to help to circulate Chi (the life force); calm the nervous system; enhance brain function by harmonizing the right/left brain relationship; revitalize the heart, lungs, liver, and other internal organs; and calm anxiety by encouraging us to center ourselves. This practice assists the body in ridding itself of toxins and strengthening the body. $20 per class. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Heartwood Center for the Body Mind Spirit
1818 Dempster Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 491-1122
Katie Pruitt
April 10, 2020

Nashville singer songwriter Katie Pruitt comes to Space, performing songs from her debut record, Expectations. Pruitt, a Nashville transplant from Atlanta, Georgia, tackles human topics such as religion, mental health, and contemporary love songs with a modern twist. Her passionate delivery and powerful message are the reason her name has graced the bills of festivals such as Americana, 420 Fest, Pilgrimage, and sold out shows across the US and internationally.
  $10-12. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
46th Annual Egg Hunt
April 11, 2020

Join the fun and excitement of hunting for goody-filled eggs in Winnetka’s annual egg hunt. After the eggs are all cracked, stick around and have your child’s picture taken with “EB” the bunny. Other fun activities include inflatables, an interactive DJ, a balloonist, and a live petting zoo! Children under three can participate by visiting our “Bunnies-in-Training” pen where they can safely explore unfilled eggs. Ages 8 years and under. NOTE: All participants must bring their own basket to collect eggs. Type: Family Fun,Festival/Special Events.
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West Elm Park
1155 Elm Street
Winnetka , IL 60093
Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday
April 11, 2020

Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday. Make the concert a complete evening out with the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall.  | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Doggy Egg Hunt
April 11, 2020

Dogs may not eat eggs, but they do enjoy the treats inside! March with your best friend during our egg hunt parade, challenge the doggy obstacle course, and scour for treats hidden in plastic eggs. The Doggy Egg Hunt will immediately follow the Egg Hunt. Those registered before April 10 will be guaranteed a goody bag for their dogs. Those registered after this date will receive goody bags while supplies last. NOTE: All dogs must be leashed at all times. Aggressive behavior by dogs and humans will not be tolerated. $5 dog beach passholders | $10 residents | $15 non-residents. Type: Family Fun,Festival/Special Events.
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West Elm Park
1155 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Matzo Pizza Party
April 12, 2020

Max and Benny's Matzo Pizza Party will be in our event space, Ariella's! Party includes your own matzo pizza which you get to build! We will also have a matzo ball soup available, drinks, and passover desserts! Register to attend!  $12. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Leo Kottke
April 15, 2020

Blending folk, jazz and blues influences into a signature fingerpicking style of syncopated and polyphonic music, Leo Kottke is a legendary acoustic guitar virtuoso who has developed a cult following of fellow guitarists and fans over a recording and performing career spanning nearly fifty years. $33 | $43 | $53 . Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Cleansing Chi Gong
April 16, 2020

Winter lethargy got you down? Cleansing Chi Gong for Winter Rejuvenation may be for you! This beautiful, graceful form is designed to help to circulate Chi (the life force); calm the nervous system; enhance brain function by harmonizing the right/left brain relationship; revitalize the heart, lungs, liver, and other internal organs; and calm anxiety by encouraging us to center ourselves. This practice assists the body in ridding itself of toxins and strengthening the body. $20 per class. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Heartwood Center for the Body Mind Spirit
1818 Dempster Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 491-1122
Robbie Fulks
April 18, 2020

Robbie Fulks, one of Chicago's best folk artists, returns to Evanston Space. Wild! Wild! Wild!, the new collaboration between Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks and rock-and-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis, gleefully lives up to its title. It’s Americana music that’s as butt-shakin’ as Beale Street, deep-rooted as the Grand Ole Opry, and hip as a trip to The Strip.  Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Science Festival
April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020

What would happen if a science fair came to life? Participate in drop-in activities, an immersive found-object art installation, Augmented Reality (AR) sandboxes, and a biofeedback experience. This year’s themes and activities feature fauna/fungi, flora, food, and evolution. Most programs and activities are free; fees apply for Science After Hours at Chicago Botanic Garden. Parking fees apply.  Free - parking fees apply to non members. Type: Classes/Workshops,Family Fun.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-8239
Intimate Apparel
Through April 19, 2020

Intimate Apparel: In 1905, a black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for a husband and a future. She finds common ground with a Jewish fabric merchant, a relationship they both know cannot grow. So when correspondence with a lonesome Caribbean man leads to a marriage proposal, she accepts. But as her new marriage quickly leads to regret, Esther turns back to her sewing machine to rebuild her life and refashion her future.  — Winner of a New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play! Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Terence Gower: Ciudad Moderna
Through April 19, 2020

Cuidad Moderna: Working in video, sculpture, drawing and photography, New York-based artist Terence Gower (b. British Colombia, 1965) investigates the material and intellectual histories of postwar positivism in art and architecture. The contemporary built environments of 1960s Mexico are the focus of his 2004 video, Ciudad Moderna. A kinetic, six-minute montage of clips drawn from the 1966 Mexican comedy film “Despedida de Casada,” Ciudad Moderna wittily transforms its source material to examine the film’s modernist architectural backdrop. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Museum
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4819
Authors Night: Ken Krimstein
April 20, 2020

Authors Night: Ken Krimstein, "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt."  Compassionate and enlightening, playful and page-turning, New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein's The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt is a strikingly illustrated portrait of a complex, controversial, deeply flawed, and irrefutably courageous woman whose intelligence and "virulent truth telling" led her to breathtaking insights into the human condition, and whose experience continues to shine a light on how to live as an individual and a public citizen in troubled times. Register to attend. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Bodeans
April 23, 2020

Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable thirty-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” the band is still going strong, with music featured on Netflix's original series, “The Ranch,” and upcoming summer concert dates!  $58 | $68 | $78. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Cleansing Chi Gong
April 23, 2020

Winter lethargy got you down? Cleansing Chi Gong for Winter Rejuvenation may be for you! This beautiful, graceful form is designed to help to circulate Chi (the life force); calm the nervous system; enhance brain function by harmonizing the right/left brain relationship; revitalize the heart, lungs, liver, and other internal organs; and calm anxiety by encouraging us to center ourselves. This practice assists the body in ridding itself of toxins and strengthening the body. $20 per class. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Heartwood Center for the Body Mind Spirit
1818 Dempster Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 491-1122
Rug and Home Decor Stroll
April 23, 2020

For one night only, Evanston's rug, home design and decor businesses along the Main-Demspter Mile will serve sips, snacks and give some great tips to guests. Each business you visit will share a tip for managing your rug or home. Tickets are free, but the courtesy of an RSVP is requested for planning purposes. For one night only, they will serve sips, snacks and give some great tips to guests. Each business you visit will share a tip for managing your rug or home. Tickets are free, but the courtesy of an RSVP is requested for planning purposes. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Main-Dempster Mile
Dempster & Chicago Ave and Main Street
Evanston, IL
(847)492.8860
Linda Eder
April 24, 2020

Don’t miss Linda Eder’s Judy Garland Tribute concert! Showcasing one of the greatest voices of our time, Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. Eder's latest album, If You See Me, is her seventeenth solo recording and a collection of songs from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. $60 | $70 | $80. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Daniela Liebman
April 25, 2020

Daniela Liebman. Make the concert a complete evening out with the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall.   |   Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music.  $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Renaissance Festival
April 25, 2020

Travel back in time with the Skokie Heritage Museum! We will play games and do crafts from the Renaissance era around the world, exploring the magic and mysteries of the past. Ages: 5+ Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Skokie Heritage Museum
8031 Floral Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 674-1500, ext. 3000
Spring Flea Market
April 25, 2020


One man's trash is another man's treasure. Find a lot full of vendors at the Spring Flea Market for household goods, books, electronics, clothing, toys and more! Have something to sell? Sign up for a space with Skokie Park district at the Oakton Community Center. Registration begins February 15th for residents and non-residents.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Oakton Community Center
4701 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
847) 674-1500, ext. 2700
Midwest Daffodil Show
April 25, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Chicago Botanic Garden Midwest Daffodil Show: The Midwest Daffodil Society's show features hundreds of daffodils on display that will be judged by the society. The show includes cut blooms, floral design, and photography competitions. Enjoy floral designs inspired by the gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Daffodil growers of all skill levels are invited to participate!  Free Admission (Parking fees apply. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Grey Gardens
Through April 26, 2020

The hilarious and heartbreaking story of “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The two were once bright names on the social register of Long Island society but became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses. Based on the 1975 documentary film by David and Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer, and Susan Froemke. Varies; Add $29 for dining option. Type: Performing Arts.
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
721 Howard Street
Evanston, IL
(773) 347-1109
Fair Trade Rug Event
April 23, 2020 - April 27, 2020

Ever wanted a hand-knotted rug? Not just any rug, but one with the quality to last a lifetime and the fair trade labor standards you demand? Come and explore our large selection of Tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs. From Classic to Contemporary in sizes from 2’x3′ to 10’x14′ and runners. All of the rugs are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ten Thousand Villages
915 Chicago Avenue.
Evanston, IL
847-733-8258
Penny and Sparrow with Sawyer
April 28, 2020

Joy and pain walk hand in hand on ‘Finch,’ Penny & Sparrow’s magnificent sixth album. See the due together at Evanston SPACE.  $20-$40. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Cleansing Chi Gong
April 30, 2020

Winter lethargy got you down? Cleansing Chi Gong for Winter Rejuvenation may be for you! This beautiful, graceful form is designed to help to circulate Chi (the life force); calm the nervous system; enhance brain function by harmonizing the right/left brain relationship; revitalize the heart, lungs, liver, and other internal organs; and calm anxiety by encouraging us to center ourselves. This practice assists the body in ridding itself of toxins and strengthening the body. $20 per class. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Heartwood Center for the Body Mind Spirit
1818 Dempster Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 491-1122
Evan Ruggiero and the S'Evan Legs
May 2, 2020

Evan Ruggiero began dancing at the age of five in his hometown studio and by age ten, he was accepted into the famed New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Accepted into a university dance program, Ruggiero was then diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and his right leg was amputated. Overcoming difficult odds, Ruggiero went on to dance again, win awards, acclaim, dancing on off-Broadway, at Carnegie Hall and at the 90th Oscars.  $12; No lawn sales. Type: Performing Arts.
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Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100