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6
July

The Goonies: In Concert

July 6, 2022
The Goonies: In Concert, 7:00pm featuring the Chicago Philharmonic. Ravinia boasts a ... MORE
7
July

Ellis Paul

July 7, 2022
Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, Ellis Paul is more, for lack of a bette... MORE
7
July

Sheryl Crow featuring special guest Keb’ Mo’ and Southern Avenue

July 7, 2022
Sheryl Crow featuring special guest Keb’ Mo’ and Southern Avenue, 6:30pm.... MORE
8
July

First Friday

July 8, 2022
Join in the fun as Hubbard Woods businesses host First Friday (this month on the seco... MORE
8
July

John Fogerty

July 8, 2022
John Fogerty, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from ... MORE
8
July

Summer in the Sixties

July 8, 2022
Attention teenagers of the 1960s! Catch Las Vegas’s hottest new show right here... MORE
9
July

Evanston History Center Tour - Historic Apartment Buildings

July 9, 2022
This tour through southeast Evanston will explore how different architectural styles ... MORE
9
July

Michael Franti & Spearhead with special guest Arrested Development

July 9, 2022
ad with special guest Arrested Development, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of... MORE
10
July

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and Chris Isaak

July 10, 2022
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band and Chris Isaak, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lin... MORE
10
July

14th Annual Baha’i Choral Music Festival

July 10, 2022
Each year more than 200 diverse singers from many faiths and backgrounds come from ac... MORE
12
July

The Black Crowes Present Shake Your Money Maker

July 12, 2022
The Black Crowes Present Shake Your Money Maker, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust line... MORE
12
July

Evanston Starlight Concert Series - Manases Rivera & The Cepillao Band

July 12, 2022
The City of Evanston’s Starlight Concert and Movie Series will include 10 conce... MORE
14
July

West Elm Celebration

July 14, 2022
Enjoy an evening out in West Elm at the West Elm Celebration! Thursday, July 14 from ... MORE
14
July

Summer Concert Series - The Flat Cats

July 14, 2022
Join us on the plaza for live music, food, dancing, and fun! FREE and open to the pub... MORE
15
July

CSO Opening Night: Tchaikovsky with Marin Alsop and Stewart Goodyear

July 15, 2022
CSO Opening Night: Tchaikovsky with Marin Alsop and Stewart Goodyear, 8:00pm. Ravinia... MORE
15
July

Benise: 20th Anniversary Tour

July 15, 2022
It’s one hot night as Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and h... MORE
14
July

Marc Broussard

July 14, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R... MORE
16
July

Marcus Roberts Trio Plays His Rhapsody in D with the CSO

July 16, 2022
Marcus Roberts Trio Plays His Rhapsody in D with the CSO, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a ro... MORE
16
July

Laurie Berkner

July 16, 2022
Laurie Berkner, 11:00am. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging fr... MORE
15
July

Wilmette Summer Sizzle

July 15, 2022 - July 16, 2022
This year's event will take place in Downtown Wilmette, and Plaza Del Lago. Enjoy... MORE
17
July

Evanston Vintage Garage Sale

July 17, 2022
It's in a GORGEOUS palace of a parking garage on the 5th floor with fancy elevato... MORE
14
July

Evanston Plein Air Art Festival

July 14, 2022 - July 17, 2022
En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and refers... MORE
19
July

Evanston Starlight Concert Series - Morry Sochat & The Special 20s and Food Truck Festival

July 19, 2022
The City of Evanston’s Starlight Concert and Movie Series will include 10 conce... MORE
20
July

Little Big Town

July 20, 2022
Little Big Town, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging fr... MORE
21
July

Summer Concert Series -The Feel Good Party Band

July 21, 2022
FeelGood is a fun, energetic, Chicago-based tribute band. The name of the band i... MORE
22
July

German Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

July 22, 2022
German Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts... MORE
23
July

Wheeling Park District's 2022 Classic Car Show

July 23, 2022
See a wide selection of classics and classics-in-the-making. Talk to the owners of ea... MORE
23
July

Evanston History Center Tour - Burnham in Evanston

July 23, 2022
Daniel Burnham, Chicago’s most well-known architect, chose to live in what he c... MORE
23
July

Poi Dog Pondering

July 23, 2022
Poi Dog Pondering, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging ... MORE
22
July

Cowboy Bob

July 22, 2022 - July 23, 2022
You wouldn’t look twice at Peggy Jo. She’s a good daughter, always tips, ... MORE
24
July

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park Tour

July 24, 2022
Section I (park in the lot between Dempster & Main). Every month, May through Oc... MORE
24
July

Park Center Sprint Triathlon and Aquabike

July 24, 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are excited to bring back the Glenview Pa... MORE
24
July

Farm Dinner Fundraiser with Libertad!

July 24, 2022
After a 2-year hiatus, we are bringing back our Farm Dinners! We are pleased to partn... MORE
24
July

Leslie Odom Jr. with Marin Alsop and the CSO

July 24, 2022
Leslie Odom Jr. with Marin Alsop and the CSO, 6:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup ... MORE
22
July

Marisol

July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022
Marisol is a young professional used to life on her own in the wilds of the big city.... MORE
22
July

Downtown Evanston and Main-Dempster Mile Sidewalk Sale and Chalk Art Contest

July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022
Take advantage of the best summer deals at local shops and grab brunch or lunch at a ... MORE
21
July

Central Street Sidewalk Sale

July 21, 2022 - July 24, 2022
Come out for the BIGGEST sales of the year at your favorite local merchants and grab ... MORE
26
July

Evanston Starlight Concert Series - Josh Gilbert Band

July 26, 2022
The City of Evanston’s Starlight Concert and Movie Series will include 10 conce... MORE
27
July

Bonnie Raitt

July 27, 2022
Bonnie Raitt, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from ... MORE
28
July

Summer Concert Series -The Jolly Ringwalds

July 28, 2022
Join us on the plaza for live music, food, dancing, and fun! FREE and open to the pub... MORE
28
July

Northbrook Grand Prix

July 28, 2022
The Intelligentsia Cup Chicago runs July 22-31 with a stop in Village Center, Northbr... MORE
29
July

Marin Alsop and Three Taki Alsop Fellows Conduct the CSO

July 29, 2022
Marin Alsop and Three Taki Alsop Fellows Conduct the CSO, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a ro... MORE
30
July

Marin Alsop Leads Bernstein’s Kaddish with the CSO

July 30, 2022
Marin Alsop Leads Bernstein’s Kaddish with the CSO, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a ro... MORE
31
July

Paris Chansons

July 31, 2022
Paris Chansons is an exciting and unique French musical group known for its rendition... MORE
31
July

Esperanza Spalding with special guest Monsieur Periné

July 31, 2022
esperanza spalding with special guest Monsieur Periné, 6:30pm. Ravinia boasts ... MORE
30
July

Art at the Glen Town Center

July 30, 2022 - July 31, 2022
The prestigious 19th Annual Art at The Glen outdoor festival showcases original works... MORE
29
July

Dance Nation

July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022
Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the ... MORE
3
Aug

West Side Story, Porgy & Bess Suites with Wayne Marshall and the CSO

August 3, 2022
 West Side Story, Porgy & Bess Suites with Wayne Marshall and the CSO, 8:00p... MORE
4
Aug

Summer Concert Series - The Second Hand Soul Band

August 4, 2022
Join us on the plaza for live music, food, dancing, and fun! FREE and open to the pub... MORE
4
Aug

Out of Space 2022: Jenny Lewis Trampled By Turtles

August 4, 2022
 Jenny Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She was th... MORE
5
Aug

Invenciones de México y Vasco with Carlos Miguel Prieto and the CSO

August 5, 2022
Invenciones de México y Vasco with Carlos Miguel Prieto and the CSO, 8:00pm. R... MORE
5
Aug

Out of Space 2022: Elvis Costello & The Imposters Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets and Nicole Atkins

August 5, 2022
Costello's lyrics employ a wide vocabulary and frequent wordplay. His music has d... MORE
6
Aug

Evanston History Center Tour - Prairie School # 2-North Evanston

August 6, 2022
Beginning in the park across from Dwight Perkins’ own home and Robert Spencer&r... MORE
6
Aug

The Revivalists and Grace Potter

August 6, 2022
The Revivalists and Grace Potter, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 ... MORE
6
Aug

Out of Space 2022: Lucinda Williams, Waxahatchee and Liam Kazar

August 6, 2022
Lucinda Williams headlining and opening sets from the ethereal Waxahatchee and the in... MORE
7
Aug

Evanston Made Maker's Market

August 7, 2022
Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston present Maker's Markets 2022 where shoppers b... MORE
7
Aug

Yours, Stephen Sondheim: His Letters, Mentorship, and Music with the CSO

August 7, 2022
Yours, Stephen Sondheim: His Letters, Mentorship, and Music with the CSO, 5:00pm. Rav... MORE
7
Aug

Out of Space 2022: Buddy Guy Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd & The Monsters Bobby Rush

August 7, 2022
George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an expo... MORE
3
Aug

Northbrook Days Festival

August 3, 2022 - August 7, 2022
Every year, volunteers across the community come together for five days and put on an... MORE
7
July

Dear Jack, Dear Louise

July 7, 2022 - August 7, 2022
This tour-de-force performance celebrates the iconic work of Judy Garland, Patsy Clin... MORE
9
Aug

Evanston Starlight Concert Series - Radio Free Honduras

August 9, 2022
The City of Evanston’s Starlight Concert and Movie Series will include 10 conce... MORE
15
June

Northfield Market & Music

June 15, 2022 - August 10, 2022
Summer is finally here! Bring your family and friends to Clarkson Park to enjoy a mar... MORE
12
Aug

Sue Foley

August 12, 2022
Sue Foley is a multi award winning musician, and one of the finest blues and roots ar... MORE
13
Aug

Dispatch and O.A.R. with special guest G.Love

August 13, 2022
Dispatch and O.A.R. with special guest G.Love, 6:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup... MORE
14
Aug

Ziggy Marley with special guest Kazayah

August 14, 2022
Ziggy Marley with special guest Kazayah, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of ov... MORE
16
Aug

Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes

August 16, 2022
Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes, 7:30pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 1... 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

A.R. Rahman

August 20, 2022
A.R. Rahman, 8:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from g... 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

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with the CSO

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
11
Sep

Erykah Badu

September 11, 2022
Erykah Badu, 7:00pm. Ravinia boasts a robust lineup of over 100 events ranging from g... 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
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
18
June

Glenview Farmers Market

June 18, 2022 - October 22, 2022
Finally, the farm is excited to announce the Glenview Farmers Market will o... 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
June

A Distinct Society

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