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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 - 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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Now - 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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Now - 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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Now - January 14, 2020
13TH ANNUAL INCHWORKS
In the League's home at the Winnetka Community House, the North Shore Art League offers many exhibit opportunities. The 13th Annual inchworks features students, faculty and staff as well as artists from the entire Chicago land area and beyond.
Location: North Shore Art League, 620 N. Lincoln, Winnetka
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November 16, 2019 - November 20, 2019
CHICAGO PASTEL PAINTERS WORKSHOP
The Devonshire Cultural Center will host the Chicago Pastel Painters for a five day workshop: November 16th through the 20th, 2019. The workshop is for ages 18 and up. Founded in 2004, the Chicago Pastel Painters is a non-profit fine arts organization dedicated to the promotion of the medium of soft pastel.
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie
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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
THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT
Join Glenview Park District's fun-filled Turkey Shoot for a chance to win a turkey. Each child and mom or dad attempt ten free throws and the pair with the highest total wins. The competition is for ages 4-13. Register each person who will participate at each age level. Deadline is November 11, 2019. Turkeys donated by Harrison’s Poultry Farm.
Location: Gleview Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave., Glenview
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November 17, 2019
THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY FEAST
Wheeling Park District Board of Commissioners cordially invite Wheeling Park District residents and their families to a FREE Thanksgiving Community Feast at Chevy Chase Country Club. The event features a traditional Thanksgiving-style meal (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and more) along with activities and giveaways. The feast is free, but cash donations will be accepted to the benefit of the Family Learning Program, an initiative that provides affordable and accessible learning opportunities for second-language families (adults and children) and empowers them to become active participants in all aspects of the school community. To make a reservation, call (847) 465-3333 by November 14, 2019. 
Location: Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
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November 20, 2019 - November 21, 2019
WREATH AND WINE: LADIES NIGHT OUT
The hottest event in Glenview is back! Escape the holiday hustle and join us for a fun evening of wreath making with girlfriends. The night includes wreath making supplies, step by step instruction, bow demonstration, wine tasting stations and small plate appetizers. The fee is $75 per person. Advance registration is required. To reserve a spot, call 847-724-0250.
Location: Glenview Park Golf Club , 800 Shermer Rd, Glenview
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November 21, 2019
TRUTH TELLING: FRANCES WILLARD AND IDA B. WELLS
Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives will host a curator’s talk with Ella Wagner, the primary designer of the 'Truth Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells.' The website explores the conflict between Willard and Wells through archival sources and documentary essays with the ultimate goal of uncovering the full truth of the conflict and its many meanings in our world today. The talk will include an overview of the exhibit and its development, a detailed look at some of the archival sources, and additional background and insight into the conflict. RSVP to (847) 475-3410.
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Ave., 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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November 22, 2019
RHINO POETRY NIGHT
The RHINO poets convene again at Bookends & Beginnings for their November gathering, with special guest poets and the traditional open mic.
Location: Bookends and Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Avenue, #1, Evanston
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November 23, 2019
HOOTIE CHRISTMAS
Let’s make celebrating Christmas a hoot with this cute little winter owl! Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends.  Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. 
Location: Pinot's Palette, The Glen Town Center, Glenview
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November 28, 2019
EVANSTON FLYING TURKEY 5K RUN
The Annual Evanston Flying Turkey 5k returns! This awesome, family event is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving weekend and get in great exercise before your turkey dinner. This certified 5K run and walk will be along the beautiful Evanston lakefront path beginning at Sheridan Rd. and Church Street. First 2700 people who register will receive a free hat marking the event! Canned food donations will be collected for The Vineyard Food Pantry. Be sure to bring a canned food item to the race to drop in the donation bin!  NOTE: Online registration will close at noon (12:00pm) on Wednesday, November 27th or when the runner limit is reached. 
Location: Evanston Lakefront at corner of Sheridan & Church Street, Runners line up at newly paved corner entrance at Sheridan & Church Street, Evanston
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November 29, 2019
BLACK FRIDAY AT THE GLEN TOWN CENTER
Join the fun at Glen Town Center in front of the Book Market at 9:00 AM where the first 100 people in line will receive a gift card with a value ranging from $25—$100! One per person. While supplies last. Must be 18 years and older. 
Location: The Glen Town Center, Navy Park, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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November 30, 2019
CENTRAL STREET EVANSTON HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE / SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Enjoy seasonal sales, in store events, and delicious refreshments! Find gifts for everyone on your list at our local independent retailers. The Central Street Business Association wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and patronage. Your commitment to Shopping Local helps our community to thrive, generate jobs and increase the tax base, as well as maintain our neighborhood’s unique character! As the Holiday Season approaches, we invite you to Shop Local and do your part in sustaining our community.
Location: Central Street Evanston, East and west of Green Bay Road plus, stores on Prairie Avenue, Evanston
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November 30, 2019
DIY DOOR MAT WORKSHOP
Pinot's Palette: Create a DIY Door Mat to greet your guests in a custom way!
Location: Pinot's Palette - The Glen, 2011 Tower Drive, Glenview
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