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From colorful walks through the Chicago Botanic Garden and pumpkin picking to Oktoberfests and more, there's so many ways to enjoy fall Chicago's North Shore.

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Now - March 31, 2020
TEMPERANCE BREWERY TOUR
Head to Temperance Brewery for their weekly Saturday brewery tours! Each ticket includes a backstage pass to the brewery, beer samples, a souvenir pint glass and 20% off merchandise purchased that day. Tours last approximately an hour. Ages 21+ and older.
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 W. Dempster St., Evanston
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Now - October 20, 2019
SPIRITED: PROHIBITION IN AMERICA
The Evanston History Center is proud to present this national exhibit in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 18th Amendment and Evanston’s own historic role in the story. Spirited runs September 1, 2019 - October 20, 2019, and is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Admission is $10.
Location: Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., Evanston
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Now - November 3, 2019
HELLO AGAIN
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. 
Location: Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre , 721 Howard St. , Evanston
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September 18, 2019
EMILY BEAR
At just five-years-old, Emily Bear made history as “the youngest performer to play the Ravinia Festival." Bear would grace hallowed stages everywhere from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and The Hollywood Bowl to Montreux Jazz Festival, Blue Note Tokyo and New York, performing compositions of her own and classics alongside orchestras and ensembles. Bear distills exquisite lead vocals, tight song-craft, expansive orchestration, mind-blowing piano performance, and cinematic scope into emotionally-charged pop. Moreover, she does almost everything herself, drawing on virtuosic talents, film and television composition experience, and production acumen.
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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September 19, 2019
TIMELESS FASHION TRENDS
Calling all lovers of jewelry and history! Accompany Eve J. Alfille and take a trip through time to examine various fashion trends that have consistently reappeared throughout human history.
Location: Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio , 623 Grove St., Evanston
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September 20, 2019
FOLK SONGS & S'MORES CAMPFIRE
Join us for an evening of singing, clapping and strumming around the campfire! Follow along on song sheets as we sing lively and traditional folk songs and then, make s'mores. Rain date: Saturday, 9/21.For families with children ages 3 and up. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration requested, but gate registration will be available if the program does not fill.
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St., Skokie
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September 21, 2019
LEATHER EARRINGS
Create leather earrings from start to finish. Express your personal, one-of-a-kind style with a variety of colored leather while enjoying a glass of wine and learning from Reyes 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! 
Location: Assembly Creators, 1642 Orrington Ave., Evanston
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September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
NORTHSHORE AFFORDABLE ART SALE
Hosted by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Westfield Old Orchard, this affordable arts festival up to 100 juried artists, live music and great food! 
Location: Westfield Old Orchard, Old Orchard Road off I-94, Skokie
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September 21, 2019 - December 8, 2019
POP AMERICA
“Pop América, 1965 – 1975” is the first exhibition to unify Latin American expressions of Pop and explore how its bold and colorful imagery, references to mass culture and representations of everyday objects, signs and symbols were embraced by artists working across the Western hemisphere. The exhibition reshapes debates over Pop’s perceived political neutrality and aesthetic innovations and expands ideas of Pop beyond the U.S. and Britain. “Pop América” features nearly 100 artworks by artists, including Antonio Dias, Rubens Gerchman, Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Cildo Mereiles, Anna Maria Maiolino, Marta Minujín, Hugo Rivera-Scott and Andy Warhol, and creates vital dialogues that cross national borders. United by their use of Pop’s visual strategies, these artists have made bold contributions to conceptualism, performance and new-media art, as well as social protest, justice movements and debates about freedom.
Location: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston
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September 21, 2019
PRO WRESTLING
Join Skokie Park District for a free, family-friendly wrestling spectacular in downtown Skokie! 
Location: Downtown Skokie, 5108 Brown Street at Lincoln Avenue, Skokie
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September 21, 2019
WALKING TOUR: EVANSTON WOMEN’S HISTORY
Explore the revolutionary history of Evanston’s women by viewing the houses and buildings where they worked to transform our cultural landscape. This tour meets at Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicage Avenue in Evanston.    | The Evanston History Center offers lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown and lakefront. Unless otherwise stated, tours meet at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston and last for 90 minutes. Reservations are strongly recommended. RSVP to Kris Hartzell at khartzell@evanstonhistorycenter.org or 847-475-3410.
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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September 22, 2019 - January 12, 2020
MEMORY UNEARTHED: THE LODZ GHETTO PHOTOGRAPHS OF HENRYK ROSS
Imprisoned in Europe’s second-largest ghetto in 1940, Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross was assigned to take official identification photographs for the Nazi-controlled Jewish Administration. The Nazis forbade him from taking any unofficial images, under penalty of death. Yet against the explicit directives, Ross put his life in jeopardy to document history – sneaking his camera through cracks in doors and underneath his overcoat. The result was more than 6,000 negatives showing the Jews’ persistent struggle to survive in the Lodz Ghetto. As the final residents of the ghetto were deported en masse to the Auschwitz and Chelmno concentration camps, Ross stayed behind to clean up – giving him the opportunity to bury his precious negatives. When the ghetto was liberated in 1945, Ross was able to excavate and recover about half of the buried negatives – one of the largest visual records of its kind to survive the Holocaust.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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September 22, 2019
PIONEER DAY AND SESQUICENTENNIAL CLOSING CEREMONY
Step back in time and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, farm animal petting zoo, pioneer life demonstrations, log house tour, crafts, live music, and more at Winnetka Historical Society's 'Pioneer Day and Sesquicentennial Closing Ceremony' at Schmidt-Burnham Log House. Free. 
Location: Schmidt-Burnham Log House, 1140 Willow Road, Winnetka
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September 26, 2019 - September 29, 2019
PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL
Come out and enjoy watching the artists throughout the event. Feel free to stop and observe them at work and welcome them to town. This is a Northbrook Arts Commission event with partial sponsorship from the Northbrook Park District. The artists will begin painting starting Thursday, September 26, at locations throughout Northbrook based on what inspires them. Each artist will submit their best oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel paintings for exhibition, awards and sale to the public. To receive event updates text NBART to 888777.  You will be able to see a map during the event that shows where the artists are currently painting and receive notifications about other event activities.
Location: Village Green in Northbrook, Corner of Shermer Rd + Meadow, Northbrook
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September 28, 2019
BIKE WINNETKA 2019
Bike Winnetka is an event that will take bicycle riders of all ages through scenic Winnetka in a group rider format. Tune up your family’s bikes, put on your helmets and join us for the 9th annual Bike Winnetka. This scenic 2 or 8 mile group ride is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of Winnetka in the fall. All riders must wear a helmet to participate. Registration limited to the first 300 riders and ends September 24. No on-site registration permitted. T-shirt sizes guaranteed for those registering before September 9, 2019. 
 

Location: Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
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September 28, 2019
COMIC SKATING
You’re in for a groovy good time at Cosmic Skating. All ages are invited to skate to DJ music and participate in on-ice games and activities! Entry fee is $7 and skates are available to rent for $3.
Location: Northbrook Sports Center Complex, 1730 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook
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September 28, 2019
GLENVIEW BLOCKTOBERFEST
Bring the whole family and round up your neighbors for a humdinger of a good time! Lederhosen and drindls encouraged. Blocktoberfest 2019 will feature live music, food and family entertainment. The all-day live music line-up includes Tributosaurus, a collection of some of Chicago’s finest studio musicians, performing all the greatest hits of the Rolling Stones. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Glenview’s own Ten Ninety Brewing Co., Forza Meats and Spiro’s Deli.
Location: Downtown Glenview, Glenview Road, between Church St. and Pine St., Glenview
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September 28, 2019
OKTOBERFEST
Join us for a day of food, beer, music and merriment at our annual Oktoberfest!  Drink German and domestic beer and eat bratwurst while enjoying live entertainment by Dan Mateja and the IPA (International Polka Association) Tribute Band and 7th Heaven.  Free admission. Food and beer are available for purchase. All ages welcomed. 
 

Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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September 29, 2019
DO EVERYTHING OPEN HOUSE
September 29th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Frances Willard House Museum will hold with its annual Open House. The first floors of the Willard House and the WCTU Administration Building will be open and the new exhibit Women and Prohibition will be on display. Cupcakes and lemonade will be served. Cost for the event is free. 
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston
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September 29, 2019
EVANSTON OKTOBERFEST
Downtown Evanston is excited to host the annual Evanston Oktoberfest! Come out with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting, delicious local food, live music and beautiful fall weather! The festival will feature breweries from Chicago and the North Shore, food vendors and more.
Location: Downtown Evanston, University Place & Oak Avenue, Evanston
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October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
FALL BULB FESTIVAL
Chicago Botanic Garden Fall Bulb Festival: There’s live music, a harvest market, cider, wine, and beer to purchase, and the awesome gourd mountain for selfies! More than 20 local vendors offer fresh herbs and vegetables, mouthwatering jams and honeys, gourmet baked goods, and chocolate! 225+ varieties of daffodils, tulips, crocus, and specialty bulbs tempt gardeners at the annual Bulb Sale, presented by the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society. Buy mums, asters, peonies, potted amaryllis, paperwhite narcissus, and “Bulb Boost,” too. Roving staff are on hand to answer questions and offer tips.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019
FORT BUILDING
Join the Winnetka Park District and Tinkering School Chicago as we spend the long holiday weekend using simple natural materials to build something truly amazing. Working with others to create a special place all their own, children will forge lasting memories, connect with nature, and be part of an awe inspiring collaborative project. Registration is not required — just drop by at any time between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, October 5 or Sunday, October 6.
Location: Lloyd Beach / Winnetka Park District, 799 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
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October 5, 2019
HARVEST FEST
Come celebrate fall at one of the best community spirit events of the year! Spend the morning at Kalk Park enjoying family friendly games, attractions and entertainment. Halloween pumpkins will be available for purchase. All ages welcome. Free.
Location: Kalk Park, 298 Park Ave, Glencoe
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October 5, 2019
LEATHER STUDDED CUFFS
Create your very own designer leather cuff from start to finish with Marla. Express your personal, one-of-a-kind style 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 design. You'll be working with genuine leather, studs. You're $10 registration fee goes towards the price of the product you make. It's a deposit to hold your spot! 
Location: Assembly Creators, 1642 Orrington Ave., Evanston
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October 5, 2019
WALKING TOUR: DOWNTOWN EVANSTON
Walking Tour: Downtown Evanston. Consider the distinctive character of downtown Evanston by taking a closer look at historic buildings and byways. Discover the hidden treasures and little-known stories of our community. This tour meets at FOUNTAIN SQUARE. |  The Evanston History Center offers lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront. The tours provide fun and fascinating insights into the history of Evanston, its architecture, and the cultural landscape. Tours may repeat and last for 90 minutes. Reservations are strongly recommended. RSVP to Kris Hartzell at khartzell@evanstonhistorycenter.org or 847-475-3410.  
Location: Fountain Square, 1700 Sherman Ave, Evanston
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October 5, 2019
Y FALL FEST
Our annual Y Fall Fest is fun for all with live music, beer and wine, food, activities for kids, a haunted trail and spooks throughout the fest at dusk, art court, pony rides and more.  Open 4pm-10pm.  
Location: The North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Rd., Northbrook
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October 6, 2019
GROVE FOLK FEST
Costumed interpreters relive local history while visitors celebrate autumn with folk music, square dancing, hayrides and more. Dine on hearty food in the outdoor dining hall or enjoy the Native American flute circle. Gift and craft items are available for purchase.
Location: The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
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October 6, 2019
NATIONAL THEATER LIVE ENCORE: FRANKENSTEIN
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Location: Northwestern Wirtz Center, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
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October 8, 2019
ICE CHILDREN
The exhibition Ice Children evokes the plight of immigrants and their treacherous journeys. Crossing deserts without water, with parched babies and children. Drowning in rivers. Searching for safety. Captured in cages. Finding only mirages of the American Dream.
Location: Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd. , Evanston
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October 10, 2019
AUTUMN BREWS: TOAST OF THE SEASON!
Welcome the fall season with a beer tasting! Oktoberfest celebrations happen throughout Europe; the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally. Guests receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Breweries will pour different seasonally selected beers in 2-ounce tastings. Light fare and featured beer by the bottle will be available for purchase. Come to “drink in” the best of the season!
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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October 10, 2019
BEER DINNER
Calling all beer (and food) lovers! Join Pinstripes in Northbrook for a chef-inspired four course meal paired with selections from a midwest local brewery. Visit Pinstripes' community event page to purchase tickets for more information!
Location: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
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October 12, 2019
BRITBEAT: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
BritBeat:The Premier Tribute to The Beatles is going to Come Together at the North Shore Center for a brand-new, theatrical, multi-media concert recreation produced to feature an accurate live concert experience of Beatles’ music. Here Comes the Sun and BritBeat celebrating the 50thAnniversary of the great Abbey Road album.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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October 12, 2019
HULLABALOO
Bring the family down to the Howard Street Farm to enjoy farm tours, live music, local and artisanal food and drink, and a variety of fun and games. Our event is open to the public with a suggested donation and free to our members and their families.
Location: The Talking Farm, 3668 Howard St., Skokie
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October 12, 2019
NORTHBROOK AUTUMNFEST
Celebrate the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice at Northbrook Autumnfest! Enjoy hayrides, storytelling, a bonfire with s’mores, pumpkin patch, children’s entertainment and a variety of other fall activities!
Location: Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave., Northbrook
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October 13, 2019
SPOOKY POOCH PARADE
For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time. Note: Viewing the dog parade is free. If you are bringing a dog, however, you must purchase paid registration for your dog, whether or not you enter the parade and costume contest. In addition to the parade, activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Costume categories include Best Costume Overall, Best Dog/Owner Costume, Best Puppy in Costume for dogs ages 1 and under in people years, Best Senior in Costume for dogs ages 10 and older in people years, and Best Horticultural Interpretation.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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October 15, 2019
TEGAN AND SARA
This fall Tegan and Sara are releasing HEY, I’M JUST LIKE YOU, their ninth studio album, along with their first memoir, HIGH SCHOOL. HIGH SCHOOL chronicles Tegan and Sara Quin’s teenage years during the height of grunge and rave culture in the 1990s in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Before they were celebrated recording artists and LGBTQ+ icons, they were twin sisters growing up down the hall from one another, struggling to figure out their identities, their sexuality, and their futures.
Location: Cahn Auditorium at Northwestern University , 600 Emerson Street, Evanston
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October 16, 2019 - October 20, 2019
A NIGHT OF 1,000 JACK-O'LANTERNS
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.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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October 18, 2019
PUMPKINS IN THE WOODS
Hubbard Woods Park will be transformed into a pumpkin patch for the family to enjoy! The event will include pumpkin decorating, carnival games, bounce houses, a DJ, costume contest, and more. Cookies, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase from Chef Phil. Register by October 15 to receive a pumpkin. Pending availability, pumpkins may be purchased at the event for $7 residents and $12 non-residents. Those not interested in receiving a pumpkin do not need to pre-register for this event – just show up!
Location: Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Meet some of the fascinating but often misunderstood critters of Emily Oaks! This popular event is intended to be fun and informative and is NOT frightening. As you're guided along the trail, you will watch three skits with costumed characters. Your visit will end at a campfire featuring snacks and songs. For all ages. In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved indoors. 
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Ave, Skokie
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October 19, 2019
HAUNTED TRAIL OF WINNETKA
Dare to be scared by the ghosts of the Great Lakes? Legend has it that every year before Halloween the ghosts of those who swam out in Lake Michigan and don’t return haunt whoever dares to step foot inside Lloyd’s boat house. Enter the haunted house at your own risk and experience the fear of the unknown. Those brave enough to take this journey must be prepared for the consequence. This event is meant to scare and is recommended for ages 10 and up.
 

Location: Lloyd Beach / Winnetka Park District, 799 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
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October 19, 2019
JUDY COLLINS
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic fifty-album body of work and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019
OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO — EVANSTON
Over 15 sites in Evanston makes the city one of the most visited area of Open House Chicago. Evanston is Chicago's lakefront suburban neighbor to the north. It is the focal point of a group of suburban communities known as the "North Shore." Home to Northwestern University, Evanston has always retained the distinctive character of a quaint university town despite its bustling, urban central business district and a population of 75,000. Evanston is the long-time home of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and was birthplace of the 19th-century Temperance Movement.
Location: Various Locations throughout Evanston, See website for locations, Evanston
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October 19, 2019
WALKING TOUR: BURNHAM IN EVANSTON
Evanston History Center offers docent-led walking tours. Burnham in Evanston: Stroll through the neighborhood where architect Daniel Burnham chose to live, work and build. We will see his property, houses and schools he designed, and hear about the man and his love of “bucolic Evanston. |   The Evanston History Center offers lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown and lakefront. Unless otherwise stated, tours meet at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston and last for 90 minutes. Reservations are strongly recommended. RSVP to Kris Hartzell at khartzell@evanstonhistorycenter.org or 847-475-3410.
Location: Evanston History Center , 225 Greenwood St, Evanston
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October 20, 2019
CHAINMAILLE JEWELRY
Create leather pendants and earrings from start to finish. Express you're personal, one-of-a-kind style 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 design. You're $10 registration fee goes towards the price of the product you make. It's a deposit to hold your spot! 
Location: Assembly Creators, 1642 Orrington Ave., Evanston
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October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019
A NIGHT OF 1,000 JACK-O'LANTERNS
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.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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October 24, 2019
FIT YOURSELF BY YOURSELF
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! 
Location: Vogue Fabrics, 718 Main St, Evanston
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October 25, 2019
BOONANZA
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. 
Location: Wheeling Community Recreation Center , 100 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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October 26, 2019
2 DAY OVER BUST CORSET CLASS
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.

Location: Vogue Fabrics, 718 Main St, Evanston
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October 26, 2019
CUSTOM SOAP MAKING
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! 
Location: Assembly Creators, 1642 Orrington Ave., Evanston
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October 26, 2019
MONSTER BASH
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. 
Location: Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street, Skokie
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October 27, 2019
A FAMILY HALLOWEEN
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.
Location: Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Rd., Glenview
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October 30, 2019
POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
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.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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November 1, 2019
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Gather with friends and family for the ultimate Halloween bash with bowling and costume contest.
Location: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
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November 2, 2019
JAY AND THE AMERICANS / DENNIS TUFANO
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.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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November 2, 2019
LEATHER ACCESSORIES
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! 
Location: Assembly Creators, 1642 Orrington Ave., Evanston
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November 8, 2019 - November 10, 2019
ANTIQUES + MODERNISM WINNETKA SHOW
The A+M Show is the ultimate destination for interior designers, treasure hunters and collectors alike. Ranging in styles from classic to modern, the Show features exquisite home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, jewelry and more, all available for purchase from dealers who are internationally recognized antiques experts. The Show's 60+ year history and prevailing reputation speak to the caliber of this highly anticipated shopping event.
Location: Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka
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November 8, 2019 - November 24, 2019
FUN HOME
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical and the first musical to award an all-female writing team, 'Fun Home' is an enchanting and harrowing coming of age story asks an all-important question for older Alison—what is true? And how do we confront our past and the past of those we have loved?
Location: Northwestern's Wirtz Center, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
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November 8, 2019
MARCIA BALL BAND
With her new album, 'Shine Bright', Marcia Ball sets out to, in her words, “Make the best Marcia Ball record I could make.” In doing so, she has put together the most musically substantial, hopeful and uplifting set of songs of her five-decade career. See her at Evanston SPACE! 
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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November 8, 2019
WHISKEY DINNER
Calling all whiskey (and food) lovers! Join Pinstripes in Northbrook for a chef-inspired four course meal paired with selections from their local craft whiskey distilleries. Visit Pinstripes' community event page to purchase tickets for more information!
Location: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook
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November 9, 2019
A NIGHT OF STUDENT FILMAKING
Northwestern's Radio/Television/Film program is full of talented students with a variety of skills, backgrounds, and interests. This evening of film touches on subjects ranging from isolation, armed robbery, talking robots, and a reality show gone awry. Many of these films are the combined efforts of different voices and experiences. 
Location: Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd. , Evanston
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November 13, 2019
DOTAN
Dutch singer-songwriter Dotan began his career playing intimate shows in people's homes. His 2014 multi-platinum album, 7 Layers, was a soulful and folksy expression that he wrote, produced, and recorded in his living room. Riding the success of his debut album, Dotan sold out Ziggo Dome Stadium in his home country and played countless festivals such as Pinkpop, Sziget, SXSW and Pukkelpop.
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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November 16, 2019
CUSTOM CANDLE MAKING
Create you're very own designer candle from start to finish. Express you're personal, one-of-a-kind taste in fragrance 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 design. You're $10 registration fee goes towards the price of the product you make. It's a deposit to hold your spot! 
Location: Assembly Creators, 1642 Orrington Ave., Evanston
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November 16, 2019
EVE ALFILLÉ OPENING PARTY
Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio hosts a grand party at the Gallery to celebrate Eve's new series! The fun will not stop until the party ends at 7pm. Of course, we will have hors d'oeuvres, live music, at least one raffle and of course, Eve's new series! RSVP for free! 
Location: Eve J Alfillé Gallery & Studio, 623 Grove St., Evanston
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November 16, 2019
GRAND OPENING OF EVE J. ALFILLÉ'S NEWEST JEWELRY COLLECTION
Save the Date! Saturday November 16th, from 1-7 pm. Please join Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio for bubbly, hors d'oeuvres, and live music at the grand opening of Eve's newest jewelry collection! 
Location: Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio, 623 Grove St., Evanston
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November 22, 2019 - January 5, 2020
LIGHTSCAPE AT CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
wander into a festive world of wonder and light. Along a mile-long path, the night comes alive with color, imagination, and sound, from a playful choir of singing trees to a spectacular waterfall of light. At times, you’ll find yourself in the center of it all — stepping inside a cathedral of golden light, walking down an avenue of luminous linden trees, moving through colorful ribbons of light. Lightscape is making its US debut at Chicago Botanic Garden. More than one million people in 2018 viewed this show across the United Kingdom. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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