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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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Betty Haag Academy Annual Spring Concert
April 26, 2019

Two hundred students of the Betty Haag Academy, ages 2.5 to 18 years old, will perform classical music. * Senior discount available to those 65 & older. $28.50 | $36.50 | $42.50 *. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Segovia Classical Guitar Series: O'Dette and McFarlane
April 26, 2019

Lutenist Paul O’Dette, winner of a Grammy Award and the Diapason d’Or, has performed at major international festivals throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. He has appeared with respected conductors and ensembles including Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Tafelmusik, The Parley of Instruments, and Tragicomedia, and recorded for the Harmonia Mundi, Philips, Decca, Sony, and Hyperion labels, among others. Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane is a founding member of Ayreheart and the Baltimore Consort. Together, O’Dette and McFarlane present a rare duo lute performance not to be missed.   Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Bienen School of Music / Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle
Evanston, IL
Broken Arrow Tribute to Neil Young
April 27, 2019

The band delivers these classic songs faithfully while taking them out on some jamming excursions and tastefully tweaking some of the arrangements. Joe Mass nails the Neil vocals perfectly and the harmonies are spot on. They have audiences on their feet singing along and demanding encores at every show. $20.00. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston Rocks
1012 Church St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-859-2021
Cosplay Class
April 27, 2019

Turn EVA “Hero” Foam into this video game inspired shield!  You’ll learn how to build and glue the shield, add detail and paint it.  Experience how easy it is to make your own cosplay armor and props. Register online and your supply list will be emailed to you along with a discount code to use on our site for purchasing Hero Foam.  Vogue Fabrics now carries the entire Sew Much Cosplay line of Hero Foam and Power Shine products. $45. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Vogue Fabrics
718 Main St
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1270
Earth Day Walk
April 27, 2019

Spend part of Earth Day exploring McDonald Woods, a 100-acre rare remnant of the oak woodlands that were once common in northeastern Illinois. April is a special time in the woods to see the rich variety of spring-blooming ephemeral flowers. Volunteer Joanne Schmitz identifies spring wildflowers in bloom and explains their fleeting presence. How the woods have changed through the Garden’s history and the restoration efforts currently underway will also be part of this informative and timely walk in honor of Earth Day. Free Admission (regular parking fees apply). Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Healthy Kids Day 5K Walk/Run
April 27, 2019

Run or walk in the Healthy Kids Day 5K road race! Fun Run:  Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an Adult. Top finishers: Prizes will be given to the overall finisher in each age category.  18 and under. • Awards will be presented at the post-race awards ceremony. Prizes will be given to the overall Adult male and female finisher. Awards may be picked up at the awards table following the event. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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North Suburban YMCA
2705 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
(847) 664-4017
Kids Garage Sale
April 27, 2019


Our Kids Garage Sale is the chance for your 7-12-year-old child to sell outgrown clothes and toys for fun and profit. The event is open to the public for shopping and fun. One adult must be in attendance at each table. Ages 7-12 Activity: 13761 (Registration must be received by April 26). Member: $35 Non-Member: $39. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL
(847) 446-0537
Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press
April 27, 2019

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008. Their unique song repertoire include hits ranging from Hall & Oates to Taylor Swift, Queen to The Beatles, and Wilson Phillips to Elton John! You may even hear some of our off-the-wall choices from Les Miserables, The Golden Girls, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and classic Disney movies! $20. Type: Live Music.
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SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 492-8860
Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press
April 27, 2019

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008. Their unique song repertoire include hits ranging from Hall & Oates to Taylor Swift, Queen to The Beatles, and Wilson Phillips to Elton John! Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bone-crushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy that will keep you dancing! $20. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
WCH Bike Sale
April 27, 2019

Whether you want to buy, sell or have your bike appraised, you will get your chance at our annual bike sale. A Wilmette Bicycle Shop representative will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to evaluate the condition of your bicycles and suggest repairs. A 25% service charge, based on sale price, will be donated to the Community House. The Bike Sale will be held rain or shine on the Community House Front Lawn. Bicycle Appraisal (sellers): 8:30–9:30 AM Bike Sale (buyers): 9:30–10:30 AM   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-0537
Passover Dinner
Through April 27, 2019

Make a reservation at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for a traditional Passover Dinner. Call Becky Nelson at 847.897.5422 for more information. We gladly accept groups of 25 people or more. We look forward to welcoming you to the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for your Passover Meal. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-498-6500
Winter Farmers Market
Through April 27, 2019

Shop every Saturday morning from 8am—12pm for your favorite foods, including vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, jams and jellies, and so much more. The Evanston Ecology Center's Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from December 1 through April 27, 2019. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Ecology Center, accessible via McCormick Blvd. Parking will not be permitted in the Ecology Center Circle Drive. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-7238
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra: Inspirations
April 28, 2019

Composers find inspiration everywhere—in the seasons, in regional life and folklore, in flowers, in a lost ring…. The orchestra plays inspired works by four composers. The guest soloist is alto saxophonist Matthew Dardick, a winner of last spring’s Bonnie and Lee Malmed Young Artists Competition. Pre Concert Lecture with Dr. Vaughn begins at 2:00 PM $37 | $47 | $61 . Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
April in Paris
April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Spring in in the air! Come saunter down Central Street in Evanston this April 26th-28th for a taste of the Parisian life! Local participating businesses will be offering Parisian-inspired gifts, delicacies, and other specialty items. Don't miss out! This event is sure to be magnifique! Free . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Central Street Evanston
Stores from the 1800-2100 blocks of Central Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 849-3272
New Faces Sing Broadway NOW
April 29, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre’s New Faces Sing Broadway series shines a spotlight on the shows playing at this moment on Broadway. Jeff Award-winner Lorenzo Rush introduces the audience to the next generation of Chicago music theatre artists while serving as the guide to the stars, songs and stories of what’s happening on Broadway today.  New Faces Sing Broadway NOW is also peppered with photos and films of today’s Broadway in an exciting multimedia presentation, trivia games with prizes, sing-alongs and more while celebrating today’s Great White Way with songs from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress and others. $35. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(773) 777-9884
Fair Trade Rug Event
Through April 29, 2019

Choose hand-knotted, heirloom quality rugs made by fairly paid adults. Quite simply, when artisans know they receive a fair, living wage for their work, they can focus on their work, focus on creativity, focus on good materials, focus on quality.    Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ten Thousand Villages
719 Main St.
Evanston, IL
847-733-8258
88th Annual Waa-Mu Show: For the Record
May 3, 2019

In this day and age, when women’s voices fight to be heard, one New York journalist embarks on a project to chronicle the lives of three of history’s most incredible women. Though these women dedicated their careers to changing the world, their stories have been all but erased from historical record. Now one woman’s quest to reveal their lives will end up shaping her own. Inspired by a true story, this year’s Waa-Mu show FOR THE RECORD asks the age-old question – how can we learn from our past in order to create a more enlightened future? varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Paul Reiser
May 3, 2019

Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser has spent over thirty years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was also voted one of Comedy Central’s “Top 100 Comedians of All Time.” $36 | $46 | $56. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Workshop: Spider Trees
May 3, 2019

Join us for an evening of tree painting! In this beginner-friendly class we will cover the essentials of creating a compelling landscape. Students will go home with  a finished lsndscape scene. Space is limited. No place-holding reservations. Wear paint-friendly clothing. Please arrive on time or slightly early. $75. Type: Visual Arts.
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Amanda Evanston Freund Studio & Gallery
1310A Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL
Bryan Wallick
May 4, 2019

Pianist Bryan Wallick will lend his “naturally singing tone [and] ability to project emotion … with his own blend of bravura and sensitivity” (Cincinnati Enquirer) to Liszt’s diabolically dramatic Don Juan Fantasy on a program also studded with the seismic sonorities of Barber’s sonata.  |  Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants.*Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. *** Dining package option available.  $12. Type: Live Music.
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Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Contemporary Finds Main Show Opening
May 4, 2019

Contemporary Finds will explore what modern artists are now creating by challenging themes of perception, texture and what can be considered art. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Ice House Gallery
609 South Blvd.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847)-232-7092
Downtown Evanston Wellness Crawl
May 4, 2019

Whether you are a health enthusiast looking for a challenge or interested in trying out a variety of fitness classes, you'll be sure to enjoy the Downtown Evanston Wellness Crawl! It's like a classic bar crawl but you'll be working out! Event is open to all levels; just come with a positive attitude and be ready to work hard! During the crawl, attendees will travel in groups of 15 - 20 to the 4 fitness studios after the warm-up at Aligned Modern Health. The groups will come together for an after party at Aligned Modern Health with complimentary bites and beverages, chair massages and more. Come out with your friends for a fun and fitness-focused afternoon! $30. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Aligned Modern Health
910 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 866-6319
Eve Alfillé’s “Feathers” Opening
May 4, 2019

Eve J. Alfillé, artist and owner of Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio announces the opening of her new Feathers series on Saturday, May 4th from 1 to 7 p.m. Please join them for Champagne, snacks and frivolity as they introduce this lighthearted jewelry collection inspired by their feathered friends. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Eve J Alfillé Gallery & Studio
623 Grove St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-869-7920
Wheeling's Family Health Fair
May 4, 2019

Please join Wheeling Park District, the Community Advisory Group (CAG), OMNI Youth Services, the Village of Wheeling Board of Health and WPH Chamber of Commerce to the second annual Wheeling’s Family Health Fair! This event will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Community Recreation Center (Wheeling Park District). With the combined efforts from local health and wellness oriented organizations and business, this event is focused on promoting health and wellness to the Wheeling Community and surrounding area. The event will also include live music, food vendors, entertainment, free giveaways, demo's and more! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center
100 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 465-3333
Cosplay Class
May 5, 2019

Create your own fun animal ears and tail for your next cosplay or costume!  You’ll learn the tricks of using fake fur while you sew up this quick and easy accessory.  Sewing machines are provided in the classroom, fur kits are available at a discount if you don’t already have fur at home.Register online and your supply list will be emailed to you along with a Discount Code to use on our site if you want to purchase fur kits to use in the class (you can bring your own if you have some already).  $45. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Vogue Fabrics
718 Main St
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1270
Driven 2 Dance: Happy
May 5, 2019

Join the national awarding winning, Driven2Dance,  as they explore what makes us feel “HAPPY.”  Guaranteed to dance their way into your hearts and brighten your afternoon. $14 Youth | $24 Adult. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-6300
Touch A Truck Family Festival
May 5, 2019

Touch-A-Truck: Forget the toy trucks – here, children can get a close up look at the real things! Climb aboard many super-sized vehicles in a safe, protected environment. Food, raffles, kiddie train rides, DJ, and more at this family event sponsored by the Kohl Children’s Museum’s Women’s Board. Tickets required. VIP admission from 10 - 11 a.m. Family passes, Play All Day Passes, VIP passes available with advance purchase. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA)
2300 Patriot Blvd
Glenview, IL
(847) 832-6600
The Flick
May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019

IThe Flick: An a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty rows, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies shown on their screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, THE FLICK is a heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center / Hal & Martha Hyer Wallis Theater
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Schiller's Mary Stuart
April 26, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Schiller's Mary Stuart: An all-female cast brings to life a dramatic interpretation of the clash between the imprisoned Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and her rival Queen Elizabeth I. Schiller’s classic play, in an acclaimed translation by Peter Oswald, crafts a compelling portrait of a tragic heroine rising above her suffering to gain absolution and spiritual enlightenment. In contrast, Elizabeth, in turmoil over the correct course of action for her country and trapped by the cruel demands of her court, can insure her sovereignty only at a terrible moral cost. Ignited by a fictitious meeting of the two women, this dramatic political battle of the two titular queens reveals equal parts human tragedy and an emotional war of words that echo throughout history. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center / Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Play On!
Through May 5, 2019

This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play (Murder Most Foul) in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show; Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. As always, enjoy BYOB (Bring your own bottle) and free homemades cookies at every performance. $25—$40. Type: Performing Arts.
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Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL
(847) 834-0738