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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 - August 28, 2019
DANCIN' SPROUTS
Dancin' Sprouts  features a fun evening full of free music for the Gardens youngest visitors every Wednesday from June through late August. Children may get up, dance, and sing during these lively evenings created just for them. Take advantage of extended hours at the Model Railroad Garden, which is open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. These evenings reflect the Gardens role in the Chicago Wilderness Consortium to Leave No Child Inside.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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Now - October 6, 2019
GARDEN CHEF SERIES
Garden Chef series: Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients all summer long at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served for these free demonstrations. Visitors will need to use sun protection and wear caps in this sunny location. No umbrellas, please. 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays June through October,  2019
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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Now - September 8, 2019
A KIND OF LOVE STORY
Oil Lamp Theaters' 'A Kind of Love Story' is a hilarious and heartfelt play that both skewers and pays homage to the romantic comedy genre. Mark is a nice guy who never gets the girl, while Ally can’t seem to shake the world’s worst boyfriend. Both have built their romantic ideals on Disney heroes, fairy tales, and Cameron Crowe movies. They’re perfect for each other, but there’s just one problem: they’ve never met. As we follow their overlapping lives, we see all the ways these two are true soulmates, and wait for the moment they will find each other… if they find each other.
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview
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Now - September 22, 2019
INTO THE WOODS
Into the Woods: When a childless baker and his wife set out to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, they encounter Jack (with his beanstalk), Cinderella (and her prince) and Little Red Riding Hood (and her wolf)! These familiar characters find themselves in decidedly unfamiliar circumstances and must brave the darkness of the woods in an effort to break the curse, conquer their fears and find out if what they’ve always wished for is what they truly want.
Location: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court , Glencoe
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Now - August 25, 2019
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Music Theater Works presents "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" with full orchestra. As the bells of Notre Dame’s cathedral sound in 15th-century Paris, Quasimodo—a captive bell-ringer—escapes his captor to join the Feast of Fools, and is rejected by every reveler except one. A lushly-scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love and acceptance, by the creators of Wickedand Beauty and the Beast with songs from the Disney movie. If you love Les Miz, you’ll love Hunchback. Ages 10 and older. Ages 25 and younger tickets are half-price.  
Location: Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Evanston
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Now - August 25, 2019
SKOKIE'S BACKLOT BASH
Having quickly earned a reputation for quality, original live music, as well as a host of unique family attractions — Skokie's Backlot Bash is the summer street festival held annually over three days in late August, providing a large carnival midway, a 5K Run, a children's stage, kid's activities, classic films, an auto show, bingo, a sponsor and community resource fair, exhibits at the Skokie Heritage Museum, a Sunday pancake breakfast and farmer's market, and much more. 2019 Musical lineup: August 23 to 25, and excited about the announcement of the headliner bands: Friday, August 23 - The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw
Saturday, August 24 - War. Sunday, August 25 - Tributosaurus becomes the Rolling Stones. 

Location: Downtown Skokie, Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave., Skokie
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August 24, 2019
A NIGHT AT THE BLIND PIG SPEAKEASY
Pull out your flapper dress or best gangster fashion and come celebrate all the great work the Evanston History Center does to illuminate our town’s 150+ years! Join us for An Evening at the Blind Pig Speakeasy. Relax first at the Temperance Tea Room for light refreshments (non-alcoholic of course!) overlooking the lake as the sun sets, or bring your password and head right to the Speakeasy.  There enjoy the sounds of the era with The Fat Babies Jazz Band, take advantage of the last drink before the History Center goes “dry” during our Prohibition commemoration, and learn to dance the Charleston and other early 20th century dances. Enjoy the fun — just hope we don’t get raided before we are done!
Location: Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
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August 24, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: MARIE-ANGE NGUCI
BGH Classics: Pianist Marie-Ange, Nguci.   | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 24, 2019
KIDS CONCERTS/ OPERA FOR THE YOUNG: SUPER STORM
Kids Concerts at Ravinia. Opera for the Young: Super Storm.  | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. 
Location: Ravinia Festival / Martin Theatre , 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 24, 2019
STING: MY SONGS TOUR
Sting: My Songs tour. | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 26, 2019
GIL SHAHAM PLAYS BRAHMS WITH THE KNIGHTS
Gil Shaham Plays Brahams with the Knights. |    Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 27, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Fernandez & Kimball, Spanish guitars.  Each Tuesday evening, Chicago Botanic Garden brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass at 'Music on the Esplanade.' Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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August 28, 2019
BERNSTEIN'S CANDIDE
Bernstein's Candide with the Knights.  |  Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. A perfect evening - listening to music, drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. *Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show.
Location: Ravinia Festival , 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 29, 2019
AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN AND CHRISTINE EBERSOLE
An Evening of music with Michael Feinstein and Christine Ebersole. | 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.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 29, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: The Wayouts / 1960s.   | The Hot Summer Nights series features sunsets, free live music and dancing every Thursday night through late August. Professional dance instructors will teach easy-to-understand mini-lessons that correspond to the music of the evening. Enjoy your favorite Garden Grille selections at concerts with Grille to Go! Purchase a reusable Chicago Botanic Garden tote bag and carry your menu selection to evening concerts throughout the summer. Picnicking is permitted in/surrounding McGinley Pavilion only on concert evenings. Bring a chair as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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August 30, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: JORY VINIKOUR
BGH Classics: Jory Vinikour, harpsichord; Goldberg Variations. Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September. 
Location: Ravinia Festival / Bennett Gorden Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Road , Highland Park
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August 30, 2019
O.A.R. / AMERICAN AUTHORS / ROZZI
O.A.R. / American Authors / Rozzi  | 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.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 31, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: DAN TEPFER
BGH Classics: Dan Tepfer. Following the critical and audience acclaim for his Goldberg Variations / Variations, Dan Tepfer brings the world premiere of Inventions / Reinventions, featuring each of Bach’s Fifteen Inventions for solo keyboard paired with an improvised Invention by Tepfer.  | Ravinia Festival is the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States with a series of outdoor concerts and performances held every summer from June to September.
Location: Ravinia Festival, Bennett Gordon Hall/ 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 31, 2019
MIGUEL ZENON / DAN TEPFER DUO
An evening of jazz duets by saxophonist and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón and duo partner pianist and Cole Porter Fellow Dan Tepfer.    |   Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, is nestled in a 36-acre, gently wooded park making it an enchanting place to experience music. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, Bennett Gordon Hall / 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 31, 2019
QUEEN LATIFAH AND COMMON
Queen Latifah and Common.   |    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.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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September 15, 2019
3RD ANNUAL END OF SUMMER BBQ BASH!
Don't miss Guildhall's Third annual End of Summer BBQ Bash! Enjoy roasted lamb, sausage trio, cold shellfish bar, corn, potatoes, and grilled vegetables. Cash bar. Reservations secure through ticket purchase with only limited walk-in availability. 
Location: Guildhall Restaurant, 694 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe
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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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