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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 - July 23, 2019
TUESDAYS IN THE PARK
Join your friends and family for free outdoor concerts in the heart of Northbrook! Performances take place Tuesday nights at Village Green Park. Visit local eateries to check out a variety of Tuesday in the Park specials. For a full concert schedule and list of participating restaurants, click here. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Northbrook Theatre, located inside the Leisure Center, 3323 Walters Avenue.
Location: Village Green Park, Shermer and Meadow Roads, Northbrook
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June 18, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Luciano Antonio, Brazilian Jazz.  |   Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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June 18, 2019
STARLIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Performer: Brandon Markell Holmes (Alternative R&B) | Evanston's 2019 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, June 4 through July 30. Starlight concerts will take place on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. (except June 18 concert). Rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling/texting 847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.). 
Location: Twiggs Park, Simpson St. at Dodge Ave., Evanston
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June 19, 2019
JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
Julliard String Quartet Concert.   | 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. *Lawn ticket price increases by $5 on the day of the performance.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 19, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s): Twinray. Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation. 
Location: Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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June 19, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Wednesdays on the Green: R-Gang /R&B dance bands | The Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Industry has once again teamed with the Skokie Public Library, Skokie Park District and Village of Skokie to bring you another summer of FREE fun on Wednesday nights starting at 7PM from June through August. Rain or shine! If it rains at 6pm, this event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium.  
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street, Skokie
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June 20, 2019
BERNSTEIN'S SONGFEST
Bernstein's Songfest (arr. Platt/Osborne) Caroga Arts Ensemble.  | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. **Lawn ticket prices are increased by $5 on the day of the show.
Location: Ravinia Festival , 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park
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June 20, 2019
DOWNTOWN EVANSTON SIP AND STROLL
Sip, shop and stroll your way through downtown Evanston on the fourth annual Downtown Sip & Stroll! Stop in at the businesses to sample a range of wines (or other beverages) and take advantage of special sales and promotions. Check in at Assembly Creators (1642 Orrington Ave.) and another location TBD to get a wristband and map of participating businesses. Must be 21 or older to get a wristband. IDs required. Tickets are limited so RSVP.
Location: Downtown Evanston, Various locations; see flyer for store offers, Evanston
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June 20, 2019
FRANCES WILLARD HOUSE TOURS
Visitors can visit the Frances Willard House and learn about the Women’s Christian Temperance Union’s (WCTU) historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. As the world’s largest women’s organization by 1890, the WCTU took a strong stance against an issue that we still grapple with today. Be inspired as you learn about the ways in which these women worked together to create positive change in the world. FWHM members are free for all tours and programs.
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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June 20, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Cadillac Groove band/ R&B, soul, and funk. |  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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June 20, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: DIGABLE PLANETS WITH KWEKU COLLINS
OUT of SPACE 2019: Digable Planets with Kweku Collins presented by SPACE & Temperance Beer Company. Digable Planets are an American alternative hip hop trio based in Brooklyn, New York. Kweku Collins is a 21-year old rapper/producer/songwriter from Evanston, IL that has been making music for most of his life.
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 W. Dempster St., Evanston
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June 20, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: Maracujaz with Brazilian, Latin & American Jazz & Pop    |  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. In the event inclement weather, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. 
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1603 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
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June 20, 2019
UNCASKED CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Join us for the Uncasked Beer Festival in Cube Park!  Bringing the best craft beer to the North Shore, this tasting event will excite your palate and tease your taste buds with 10 craft beer samples from local distributors and generous food samples from participating retailers. The event will also include an appearance, live cooking demo and meet and greet from celebrity chef-partner, Tony Mantuano from Spiaggia. Enjoy live entertainment, raffle prizes, special shopping, and more. Must be 21 + to attend. 
Location: Westfield Old Orchard Mall, 4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
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June 21, 2019
KIDS DUATHLON
On your mark, get set, go! Test your skills at our annual Kids’ Duathlon. The event includes biking and running. Bring a bicycle (no training wheels), helmet and tennis shoes. All participants receive an event T-shirt. After the event, participants can enjoy pizza, drinks and admission to Meadowhill Aquatic Center. Check the website for age divisions and distances. Early registratin is encouraged. Event-day registration is available from 5-6pm. Preregistration ends: Thursday, June 20 at 3pm.
Early Registration Discount: $5.00, expires Jun 11, 2019.

Location: Ed Rudolph Northbrook Velodrome , 1479 Maple Ave, Northbrook
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June 21, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS WITH SHAMARR ALLEN AND THE UNDERDAWGS
OUT OF SPACE 2019: Toots & The Maytals with Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs presented by SPACE & Temperance Beer Company. 
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 W. Dempster St., Evanston
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June 21, 2019
TONY BENNETT WITH ANTONIA BENNETT
Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett: "I Left My Heart" 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. *Lawn ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the show.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 21, 2019 - June 22, 2019
WINNETKA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Winnetka Music Festival is a 2-day immersion of high quality music in the Elm Street District.  A strong line-up of  amazing bands including children's programming raise this festival above the norm.  Food courts and craft beers and wine are spread throughout the festival area. As you listen to the music you'll be able to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, or stroll the streets of Winnetka listening to street musicians. The Winnetka Community House, will be the site of a special ticketed VIP area at this year's festival.
 

Location: Winnetka's Elm Street District, Elm Street between the west and east side of Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019
ART IN THE VILLAGE
Join us for 'Art in the Village' in beautiful Hubbard Woods Park! The village had added more businesses and restaurants to the area and we are excited to expand our spaces within the park to offer both artists and patrons a wonderful experience. Don't miss two days of Winnetka's Fine Art Show. 
Location: Hubbard Woods Park, 1065 Gage Street, Winnetka
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June 22, 2019
CRAFT BEER & WINE FESTIVAL
Come to Wheeling Park District’s Annual Craft Beer & Wine Festival!  Summer, sun and suds are just a few of the pleasures you’ll enjoy at this annual event.  Enjoy tastings of over 60 seasonal beers, wines and ciders from regional and national breweries. Beer and wine lovers will receive a commemorative sampling glass and have access to unlimited two-ounce samples of beer, wine and cider. Talk directly to the brew-masters, sample the different tastes and styles available in the local region, enjoy quality food, and relax to the sounds of live music entertainment. Must be 21+ to participate. Save $10 on tickets when you purchase before June 21st! 
Location: Wheeling Park District, Heritage Park Performance Pavilion; 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019
FOUNTAIN SQUARE ARTISAN SUMMERFEST
Now celebrating its 40th year, this annual North Shore art happening presents the works of  nearly 100 juried artists. Also features food, beer/wines, strolling musicians, and  kids' art activities.
 

Location: Downtown Evanston, Church and Sherman streets, Evanston
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June 22, 2019
KIDS CONCERT: CATSKILL PUPPET THEATER
Kids Concert Series: Catskill Puppet Theater: The Villain's Mustache. Shows at 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM |   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. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 22, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: LIZ PHAIR AND JULIANA HATFIELD
OUT OF SPACE 2019: Liz Phair w/ Juliana Hatfield presented by SPACE & Temperance Beer Company. 
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 W. Dempster St., Evanston
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June 23, 2019
125TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE AND CONCERT IN THE PARK
Wheeling will celebrate 125 years of village history with a concert and parade starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 along Dundee Road from Northgate Parkway to Wolf Road. Parking will be available at Village Hall, the Wheeling Police Station, St. Joseph the Worker Church and Social Hall and Wheeling Park District. Immediately following the parade, enjoy tribute band 'EAGLEMANIA' at the Wheeling Park District's outdoor Performance Pavilion in Heritage Park.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Blvd, Wheeling
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June 23, 2019
CELEBRATE MUD DAY!
Drop in for an afternoon of glorious mud play in celebration of International Mud Day. Make mud pies, mud blocks and mud paintings with mud galore! Let's explore and get messy! *This program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel Ave, Skokie
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June 23, 2019
FRANCES WILLARD HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR
Willard was a 19th century women’s rights leader, social justice advocate, and political activist. She was most well-known as the President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), but her “Do Everything” agenda for social reform went far beyond temperance to include women’s rights, social justice, and world peace. Come hear her story, be inspired and take the tour of her home. Willard House will be open for tours on Thursdays and Sundays.|  Special and group tours are available upon request.
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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June 23, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: YO LA TENGO W/ THE MINUS 5
OUT OF SPACE 2019: Yo La Tengo with The Minus 5 presented by SPACE & Temperance Beer Company. 
Location: Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster, Evanston
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June 23, 2019
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: EAGLEMANIA
Sounds of Summer Concert: Eaglemania. The world’s greatest tribute band is coming to Wheeling Park District’s Heritage Park Performance Pavilion in recognition of the Village of Wheeling’s 125th anniversary celebration. EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five-part harmony and uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of the Eagles. |  Bring the whole family to listen and dance to the most in-demand area bands and watch popular, family movies under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase. 
Location: Heritage Park, Heritage Park Performance Pavilion; 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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June 24, 2019
AUTHOR NIGHT
Max and Benny's Author Night: Lisa Barr, "The Unbreakables." This powerful novel reflects second chances, female bonding, finding love again, empowerment, and embracing the truths that set us free. Publishers Weekly says THE UNBREABABLES is an "exquisitely wrought novel that will appeal to readers who believe in the redemption of new beginnings ..." Lisa Barr is the award-winning author of THE UNBREAKABLES (Harper, June 4), and historical thriller FUGITIVE COLORS, a suspenseful tale of stolen art, love, lust, deception, and revenge on the eve of World War II.
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Location: Max and Benny's Restaurant, 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook
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June 25, 2019
HALFWAY TO THE HOLIDAYS
Swim with Santa surrounded by the sights and sounds of holiday music and decorations at Wheeling Park District's Family Aquatic Center. 
Location: Family Aquatic Center at Heritage Park, 105 Community Blvd. , Wheeling
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June 25, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Nine Worlds Ensemble, eclectic chamber at the McGinley Pavilion. Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Light fare and beverages available for purchase at the concert site. Picnicking permitted on the Esplanade on concert evenings. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, McGinley Pavilion; 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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June 25, 2019
STARLIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Performer: Nellie "Tiger" Travis (Contemporary Blues.  |  Evanston's 2019 Starlight Concert Series will feature nine free outdoor concerts at park locations throughout the city, June 4 through July 30. The series is presented by the City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. (except June 18 concert). Rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling/texting 847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.). 
Location: Baker Park, Keeney at Forest Street, Evanston
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June 26, 2019
KIDS CONCERT: THE STARS OF THE PEKING ACROBATS
Kids Concert: The Stars of the Peking Acrobats. | 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 price increases by $5 on the day of the performance. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
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June 26, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s): Wild Daisy is a dynamic, female-fronted band plays all the current country favorites. Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation. 
Location: Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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June 26, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performing: Serendity / Pop and rock | Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located all around the Village Green. In case of rain, this event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street , Skokie
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June 26, 2019 - June 30, 2019
WIESENTHAL
Simon Wiesenthal “the Nazi-hunter” was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. His promise to the six million who died in concentration camps and to those that survive was “you will never be forgotten.” Starring award-winning actor and writer Tom Dugan, the one-man play Wiesenthal tells the incredibly compelling story of a holocaust survivor who was responsible for bringing over 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice!
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
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June 27, 2019
BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS
Beethoven and Brahms: Miriam Fried and and the RSMI Luminaries | 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 price increases $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 27, 2019
FRANCES WILLARD HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR
Frances Willard was a 19th century women’s rights leader, social justice advocate, and political activist. She was most well-known as the President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), but her “Do Everything” agenda for social reform went far beyond temperance to include women’s rights, social justice, and world peace. Come hear her story and get inspired! |  Tours will take place every Thrusday and Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m. Special and group tours are available upon request.
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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June 27, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Rico, Afro-Cuban.   |  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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June 27, 2019
MOVIES IN THE PARK: SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Moives in the Park: SpiderMan into the Spider-Verse: Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing paths with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. Released in 2018, this Golden Globe winning animated film is rated PG and features a star-studded cast including Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld. Meet the super hero of the night! Arrive by 8:00 pm to see Spider-Man.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 333 W Dundee Rd, Wheeling
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June 27, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: Second Hand Soul Band | Motown, Soul, Rock ‘N Roll  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. 
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1503 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
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June 28, 2019
LITTLE BIG TOWN / JILLIAN JACQUELINE
Little Big Town / Jillian Jacqueline  | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. * Lawn ticket prices increase $5 on the day of the concert. 
Location: Ravinia Festival: Martin Theatre, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 29, 2019
COUNTING CROWS
Counting Crows: 25 Years and Counting 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 price increases by $5 on the day of the performance.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 29, 2019
GLENVIEW SUMMER FEST
Get Ready for Live Music, Cold Beer, Family Fun, Lots of Shopping, and one Very Tall Guy in Shades! Glenview’s annual Summer Fest welcomes families and friends and offers something for everyone – from restaurants to antique cars. Crowd favorites include Hackney’s, Scandinavian Ski Shop and Katy Boldt Jewelry, Beer tent
as well as the Glenview Fire Department’s fire pole, special entertainment, kid friendly activities. Be there for the fun, the sun, and the shopping!
 

Location: Adjacent to Jackman Park, Lehigh Avenue between Glenview Road & Washington Street, Glenview
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June 29, 2019
KIDS CONCERT: ATLANTA DRUM ACADEMY
    |  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, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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June 29, 2019
ROCK N RUN THE RUNWAY
Rock N Run The Runway: Join the Village of Wheeling, the City of Prospect Heights, and Chicago Executive Airport for community fireworks event, Rock ‘n’ Run the Runway, held at Chicago Executive Airport. The day will start at 8 a.m. with a 5K run on the runways of Chicago Executive Airport. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities when they resume at 5 p.m. with food trucks, live music, balloon twisters, face painting, and fireworks!
Location: Chicago Executive Airport, 1020 South Plant Rd, Wheeling
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June 30, 2019
FRANCES WILLARD HOUSE TOURS
Frances Willard was a 19th century women’s rights leader, social justice advocate, and political activist. She was most well-known as the President of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), but her “Do Everything” agenda for social reform went far beyond temperance to include women’s rights, social justice, and world peace. Come hear her story and get inspired! |  Tours will take place every Thrusday and Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m. Special and group tours are available upon request.
Location: Frances Willard House, 1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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June 30, 2019
SKOKIE VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: THREE OLD MASTERS
Three Old Masters: Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart both admired the works of Bach—Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, J.S. Bach’s fifth child. The orchestra plays works by the older master and the two younger ones. Pre-concert Lecture with Dr. Vaughn begins at 2:00 PM. 
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
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June 30, 2019
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: KING SATURDAY
Sounds of Summer Concert: King Saturday. King Saturday blends straight-ahead rock with an audience-friendly, melodic core. Big guitars, lush vocal harmonies and driving rock rhythms make for a compelling, original sound and stage show.  |   Every summer, Heritage Park Performance Pavilion comes alive with a variety of free community events for all ages. This outdoor stage, with views of Heritage Lake, is the perfect venue to enjoy music and movies on the lawn. Bring the whole family to listen and dance to the most in-demand area bands and watch popular, family movies under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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June 30, 2019
SUGARLAND
Sugarland Band at Ravinia. |  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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July 1, 2019
STEVE MILLER BAND / MATT ANDERSEN
The Steve Miller Band / Matt Andersen perform at Ravinia.  | 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 /Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 2, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Brad Cole & Jeff Libman, folk. Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.  
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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July 2, 2019
STARLIGHT CONCERT SERIES
Performer: Petra's Recession Seven (Jazz)   | Starlight Concert Series will feature free outdoor concerts at local park locations throughout Evanston. Interactive family activities will occur before each concert from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Be sure to check the schedule below for the evenings that food trucks will be on site. In the event of rain, concerts will take place at the Levy Senior Center, located at 300 Dodge Ave. (except June 18 concert). Rain site updates will be available after 4:30 p.m. on the show date by calling/texting 847-448-4311 (until 7 p.m.).
Location: Kamen Park East, South Street at Barton Street, Evanston
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July 2, 2019
T.I.
T.I. performs for the first time at Ravinia!  | 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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July 3, 2019
FRED HERSCH
Fred Hersch, is "One of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation"— Downbeat. Hersch plays piano at Ravinia. |  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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July 3, 2019
RSMI: MASTER CLASS WITH ROBERT LEVIN
RSMI: Master Class with Robert Levin.  |  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. *No lawn sales. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road /Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 4, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Soda Classic rock, ‘80s, new wave, reggae, alternative|  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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July 4, 2019
LIBERTY LOOP 5K RUN/WALK
Enjoy an annual holiday tradition with a scenic run or walk on a certified 5K course through Techny Prairie Park and Fields and Meadowhill Park. Winners receive medals, and pre-registered participants receive a dry-fit T-shirt and gift bag. Children 5 and under can run/walk at no charge but need to be registered. Forms are available at any Registration Office and at nbparks.org. Race packet pickup is at Village Green Center on Tuesday, July 3, 1-6pm. Race day registration is from 6:15-7:00am. 
Location: Techny Prairie Park and Fields, 1750 Techny Road, Northbrook
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July 5, 2019 - July 14, 2019
HITLER’S TASTERS
Three times a day, every day, a group of young women had the opportunity to die for their country. They were Adolph Hitler’s food tasters. Based on true historical events, Hitler’s Tasters is a dark comedy about the young women who were forced to be Adolph Hitler’s food tasters. And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal? Like all girls throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance; they want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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July 6, 2019
ART & WINE NIGHT
Come out to see great art, have a drink, and meet the artists!
This month’s free event features:
Jim Parks: https://jimparksartist.com/home.php and Meka Hemmons: https://www.spidermeka.com/. Jewelry Pop-Up by Jenny Jeltes. 

Location: Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St., Evanston
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July 6, 2019 - July 7, 2019
CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN ART FESTIVAL
Stroll and shop among 100 juried artists on the Esplanade. This one-of-a-kind art festival brings botanic-themed and botanic-made photography, paintings, ceramics, cement, metal, fiber, wood, jewelry, and other pieces to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Find remarkable items to purchase or just admire them during your visit to the fifth annual event. Bring budding artists to the Family Activity tent to create their own masterpieces!
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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July 6, 2019
MICHAEL MCDONALD AND CHAKA KHAN
Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan   | 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, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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July 7, 2019
THE MUSIC OF QUEEN
The Music of Queen.  |   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. Pavilion seating also available! **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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July 8, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: MENDELSSOHN OCTET
BGH Classics and the RSMI Program for Piano & Strings present: Mendelssohn Octet in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival. No lawn sales for this event.  |  Ravinia is the North America’s oldest and most diverse music festival, presenting over 140 different events every summer, including the annual residency of the nation’s finest, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road; Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 9, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Georgia Rae Family Band, folk.   |   Enjoy an evening stroll through the Garden while listening to free live music on the Esplanade every Tuesday night through late August. Light fare and beverages available for purchase at the concert site. Blanket and lawn chairs are encouraged. Picnicking permitted on the Esplanade on concert evenings. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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July 10, 2019
LADY ANTEBELLUM
Lady Antebellum performs at Ravinia Festival for the first time!   |  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 price increases $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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July 10, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s):  The PriSSillas. One of Chicago’s favorite female cover bands, The PriSSillas play 60s, 70s, 80s, and current rock, pop, and country hits. Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation.
Location: Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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July 10, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performing: Skokie Idol Winners Concert! | Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located all around the Village Green. In case of Rain: move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street , Skokie
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July 11, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Jose Valdes & the Mambo All Stars Classic Latin dance rhythms.   | 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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July 11, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
Summers Sound Series Performer: Croozin the Loop. It's a great night out with the family! Enjoy live music at Glen Town Center's Navy Park, starting at 6:30pm.
Location: The Glen Town Center, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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July 11, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: Chip Ratliff and the Dirty BluCrue! / Funk and Soul.  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.
Location: Downtown Evanston Plaza , 1603 Orrington Ave, Evanston
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July 12, 2019
CSO: WEST SIDE STORY
West Side Story film with live musical score performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with David Newman, conductor.  Join us for a pre-concert discussion with Dean Richards, entertainment critic for WGN TV morning news and 720AM WGN radio. |  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. Pavilion seating also available!  *Lawn tickets increase $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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July 12, 2019
FEW FRIDAYS ALLEY PARTY
Come as you are and stay as you like, enjoy a few with the FEW crew. The second Friday of each month May – September when FEW transforms the alleyway into a gathering place for crafted cocktails, live music and local food. No cover. Must be 21+ and over to attend. 
Location: FEW Spirits, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston
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July 12, 2019
FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS: MIKE AND JOE
Friday Night Headliners: Mike and Joe. Over the last 20 years, Mike and Joe has played more than 3,000 shows. Widely regarded by the industry as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the nation, this modern rock band plays popular songs from the ‘90s and today. Plan your visit: Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase. 
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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July 12, 2019
MOVIES ON THE GREEN
Friday July 12th: The Princess Bride. Movies are shown at dusk (approximately 8:00 pm) on Wyman Green (675 Village Court). Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for Movies on the Green! Movie screenings are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside Village Hall.  Snacks will be available for purchase. 
Location: Wyman Green, 675 Village Court, Glencoe
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July 12, 2019
RSMI MASTER CLASS: MIHAELA MARTIN
BGH Classics Series features RSMI Program for Piano & Strings with Mihaela Martin. This event is FREE!    |   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, 418 Sheridan Rd.; Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 13, 2019
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET: GERSHWIN CONCERTO IN F
Jean-Yves Thibaudet: Gershwin Concerto in F.  Performance shown on lawn video screen.  | 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 increase $5 on day of performance. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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July 13, 2019
TOM KROL CONCERT
Tom’s live music shows are an eclectic mix of solo Latin & Classical guitar along with easy-listening songs of The Beatles, Jim Croce, Sting, James Taylor, RUSH, Taylor Swift, Lindsay Buckingham, and more. He also performs song parodies, original songs, and talks about trivia stories behind some of the music he performs.
Location: Ice House Gallery, 609 South Blvd. , Evanston
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July 14, 2019
CSO: JENNIFER HUDSON
CSO: Jennifer Hudson with her CSO debut. Hers is the kind of story that dreams (and movies) are made of: a Chicago girl with a voice as big as her heart catches the world’s attention on a televised talent show, then goes on to win the Grammy and countless other awards—including the Oscar for her very first film. And we’re thrilled to announce that she’s the star of our 2019 Gala Benefit Evening. | 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. Pavilion seating also available! *Lawn tickets increase $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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July 14, 2019
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: FOUR C NOTES
Sound of Summer Concert: The Four C Notes. Recreating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is the Midwest’s only tribute band to this iconic group, whose rags-to-riches story was the basis for the smash hit Jersey Boys! Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers allowed. No outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine available for purchase.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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July 14, 2019
TASTE OF EVANSTON
Join us for the fifth annual Taste of Evanston, brought to you by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club. The event will be held on the east lawn of the magnificent Charles Gates Dawes House, home of the Evanston History Center, for delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  While you enjoy food and drink from 40 of Evanston's trendiest restaurants, local breweries and wine shops you'll also be raising funds to help end homelessness!
Location: Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St, Evanston
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July 15, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: RSMI PROGRAM FOR PIANO AND STRINGS
BGH Classics: RSMI Program for Piano & Strings. Music of Mendelssohn.  |  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, 418 Sheridan Rd., Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 15, 2019
WELL-STRUNG
Well-Strung. "A talented quartet... brilliantly fusing pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven."—New York Times.| | 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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July 16, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Fernandez & Kimball, Spanish guitars.  |  Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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July 17, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s): OMI Family Band. OMI presents a night of live music from some of the North Shore’s most talented musicians and music teachers Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation.
Location: Hubbard Woods Park, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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July 17, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performing: The Empty Pockets. | Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located all around the Village Green. In case of Rain: move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street , Skokie
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July 18, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Final Say Top 40, from ’60s to today.   | 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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July 18, 2019
MOVIES IN THE PARK: MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. This PG-rated, 2018 musical film features Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  Sure to be a night of magic and wonder, arrive by 8:00 pm for a pre-movie show performed by magician Gary Kantor!    |  Plan your visit: Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase. Grill is not available during movie events.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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July 18, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
Summer Sounds Performer(s): Croosin the Loop. Enjoy a night at Glen Town Center's Navy Park to enjoy a free night out with the family. 
Location: The Glen Town Center, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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July 18, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones - Rockabilly, Blues & Roots  | Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1603 Orrington Ave, Evanston
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July 18, 2019
UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL
Join us for the Uncorked Wine Festival in Cube Park. Bringing the best bottles, bubbly and rose' to the North Shore, this tasting event will excite your palate and tease your taste buds. Enjoy 10 wine samples from local distributors and generous food samples from participating retailers. The event will also include an appearance from the Hunky Chicago Chefs Seth and Ryan from Nude Dude Food, live entertainment, raffle prizes, special shopping, and more. Must be 21 years old with valid I.D. to attend.
Location: Westfield Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
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July 19, 2019
THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
With a string of #1 classics, including “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”—the most played song in radio history—the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield has topped the charts over four decades. After Bobby’s death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world with 
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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July 20, 2019
CSO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN CENTENNIAL MASS
By popular demand, Ravinia’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, named one of the best concerts of 2018 by the Chicago Tribune, is given an encore performance featuring conductor Marin Alsop and baritone Paulo Szot, who once again heads up the hundreds of artists onstage, from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to the Highland Park High School Marching Band.   | Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. *Lawn ticket sales increase $5 on day of concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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July 20, 2019
FAMILY CAMPOUT
Enjoy a mini-adventure and stay in the park overnight and enjoy a morning breakfast (7pm-9am)! Bring a tent for an evening of music, s’mores, games and fun! No tent…no problem! Join us for the undernight which includes all the evening family fun!
Location: Village Green Park, Shermer & Meadow Rds., Northbrook
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July 20, 2019
NORTHBROOK CARDBOARD REGATTA
Can you turn paper into a seaworthy vessel? Join us for a challenging, fun and wet adventure that combines cardboard, tape and creativity, energy and engineering. Build a cardboard boat and bring it to the pool and race against other boats. Awards for speed, creativity, people's choice and team spirit! 
Location: Northbrook Sports Center Complex, 1730 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook
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July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019
SUMMER INTENSIVE SHOWCASE
A variety show featuring the teens and adults in our six week summer intensive program. 
Location: The Actors Gymnasium, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston
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July 20, 2019
WALKING TOUR: EVANSTON’S LAKEFRONT

Evanston History Center Walking Tour: Evanston's Lakefront. Take in the rich, varied history of Evanston’s lakefront. From lifesaving stations to shipwrecks, from boathouses to warehouses, from parks and private residences to piers, beaches, and landscaping: the stories are as varied as the lakefront itself. | 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. Unless otherwise indicated, tours begin at Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston. Tours last for 90 minutes. Reservations recommended. RSVP to Kris Hartzell at khartzell@evanstonhistorycenter.org or 847-475-3410.
Location: Evanston History Center , 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
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July 21, 2019
CSO: GHOSTBUSTERS 35TH ANNIVERSARY
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performs live along with the film showing of GHOSTBUSTERS on lawn screens. |  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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July 21, 2019
EVANSTON VINTAGE GARAGE
It's in a GORGEOUS palace of a parking garage on the 5th floor with fancy elevator and OMG PARKING! Plenty of parking on the floors below us and around the Garage too. Get here at the Davis stop by CTA and METRA.
See all of your favorite vendors and lots of new ones! Vintage fashion, clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage furniture, home decor, Midcentury, oddities, vinyl, and more treasures await YOU on May 19, July 21 and September 15, 2019.

Location: Evanston Parking Garage, 1800 Maple; 5th Floor, Evanston
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July 21, 2019
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: HOKULE’A-A POLYNESIAN REVUE SHOW
Sounds of Summer Concert: Hokule’a-a Polynesian Revue Show | Every summer, Heritage Park Performance Pavilion comes alive with a variety of free community events for all ages. This outdoor stage, with views of Heritage Lake, is the perfect venue to enjoy music and movies on the lawn. Bring the whole family to listen and dance to the most in-demand area bands and watch popular, family movies under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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July 22, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: MORE MENDELSSOHN
BGH Classics Series: More Mendelssohn. RSMI Program for Piano & Strings.  | 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.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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July 22, 2019
GAUTIER CAPUÇON AND JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET
Gautier Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.  | 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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July 23, 2019
LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band  |  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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July 23, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade at the Chicago Botanic Garden: Nascent Jazz Project, modern and standard jazz.  |  Enjoy an evening at Chicago Botanic Garden while listening to free live music on the Esplanade every Tuesday night through late August. Light fare and beverages are available for purchase at the concert site. Bring a chair or blanket. Picnicking permitted on the Esplanade only on concert evenings. Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening. 
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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July 24, 2019
BRAHMS & RACHMANINOFF CELLO SONATAS
Brahms & Rachmaninoff Cello Sonatas.  | 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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July 24, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s): Rosie & The Rivets perform the most dance-able music of the 50’s and early 60’s, plus some modern hits with a retro twist. Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation.
Location: Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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July 24, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performing: The Flat Cats |  Head to Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August for free summer of fun. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located all around the Village Green. In case of Rain: move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street , Skokie
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July 25, 2019
A DOOR CLOSED: THE UNKNOWN STORY OF AMERICA'S FAILED KINDERTRANSPORT
By late 1938, Nazi policies had resulted in a refugee crisis, as Jews and other threatened groups attempted to flee the German Reich. During 1939, intense debate raged in Congress about legislation that would have allowed 20,000 refugee children into the United States outside of America’s restrictive immigration quotas. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation as we explore the history and controversy of the bill, public opinion at the time, and the legacy of immigration and refugee policies. Reservations required.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie
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July 25, 2019 - 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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July 25, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Suburban Cowboys Country.   | 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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July 25, 2019
PIANIST RICHARD GOODE
Pianist Richard Goode.  | 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 sales will increase by $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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July 25, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
Summer Sound Series Performer(s): Peach's Beach Party.  Enjoy free live musical performances starting 6:30pm. 
Location: The Glen Town Center, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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July 25, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: Chicken Bone | Classic Rock Covers.   Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1603 Orrington Ave , Evanston
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July 26, 2019
MAHLER'S SYMPHONY NO. 8
Mahler's Symphony No. 8   | 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 /Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 27, 2019
CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND TOUCH A TRUCK
See a wide selection of classics and classics in the making. Learn from car enthusiasts! Last year, over 80 cars participated in the event bringing the classiest and craziest cars in the area (including an 80's military cargo van!). Talk to the owners of each vehicle and learn what it takes to find restore, and maintain these amazing cars. Each guest, including our little ones, will get a voting card to choose their personal favorite car in each category. Winners will be announced at 3:45 pm.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019
GLENCOE FESTIVAL OF ART
The Glencoe Festival of Art takes place in the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright influenced community of Glencoe, blocks from Lake Michigan on Chicago's famous North Shore area. The Glencoe Festival of Art will showcase the work of more than 110-juried artists from across the country in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and wood. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats. Free admission and parking.
Location: Downtown Glencoe, Green Bay Road and Park Avenue, Glencoe
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July 27, 2019
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Join us for an afternoon of summer fun! Come to listen to the Ridgeville Band on the grounds of the Dawes House (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL). Watch Kevin Kelly’s hilarious magic show, enjoy free admission to the Dawes House, and free frozen yogurt courtesy of YoFresh Yogurt Cafe! This is a summer favorite for kids and adults and it is entirely free!  Event Schedule: The Ridgeville Band, 1-2 pm. Kevin Kelly’s Magic Show, 2-3 pm.  Dawes House Open for self-guided tours of house and viewing of exhibits, 1:00 PM— 3:00 PM. Plus: Kids’ Games, Popcorn, and Lemonade.
Location: Charles Dawes House, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
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July 27, 2019
LENNY: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT IN SYMPHONY, SONG AND STORY
Lenny: A Musical Portrait In Symphony, Song and Story.   |   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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July 28, 2019
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC
"Weird Al" Yankovic "Strings Attached" 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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July 28, 2019
RANDY WALKER MEMORIAL 5K
Over the last seven years, Northwestern Athletics & Recreation hosted the event to commemorate former head football coach Randy Walker. The event will wind through Evanston and the Northwestern campus before finishing on historic Ryan Field. All runners will receive a short-sleeved, technical shirt, a ticket to a non-conference home football game (9/15 vs. UNLV, 11/16 vs. UMass) and entry into the race day partner and hospitality zone. Early registration fee will be $37.50 through June 30, when it will increase to $40 until July 26. Day-before and race-day registration will be $45. Northwestern University students can register for $25, but will not receive a football game ticket (student admission is complimentary for all Wildcats athletics events). In addition to the 5K, the event will feature various kids races. The age-group events for kids 14-and-under include a kids' mile, costing $15 (including a football gam ticket), and kids' dashes on the field for $10.
 

Location: Northwestern University & Downtown Evanston, Evanston
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July 28, 2019
RENEE FLEMING AND THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET
Renee Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet.  |  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 /Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 28, 2019
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: ROSIE AND THE RIVETS
Sounds of Summer Concert: Rosie & the Rivets.   |   Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers allowed. No outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine available for purchase. (Grill is not available during movie events.). 
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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July 29, 2019
MATTHIAS GOERNE AND DANIIL TRIFONOV
 Matthias Goerne and Daniil Trifonov.    | 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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July 29, 2019
SPIDER SALOFF: TRIBUTE TO ROSEMARY CLOONEY
Spider Saloff: Tribute to Rosemary Clooney. |  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.
Location: Ravinia Festival / Bennett Gordon Hall , 200 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland
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July 30, 2019
ABBA THE CONCERT
Abba the Concert: A Tribute to Abba   |   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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July 30, 2019
MAD SCENE STARRING MARISOL MONTALVO
Mad Scene starring Marisol Montalvo. | 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, 200 Ravinia Park Road / Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 30, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Callaloo, World fusion steel pan.  |  Each Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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July 31, 2019 - August 4, 2019
NORTHBROOK DAYS FESTIVAL
Annual Northbrook Days Festival is 4 days of music, food, fun, raffles, rides & a great time for all! Join us in giving back to the community of Northbrook!
Location: Village Green, 1311 Shermer Rd, Northbrook
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July 31, 2019
RSMI MASTER CLASS WITH KEVIN MURPHY
RSMI Master Class with Kevin Murphy  | 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 / Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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July 31, 2019
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK
Sweet Honey in the Rock  | 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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July 31, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s): Boy Band Night. The impact of 90’s music forged an era of heartthrob adolescents known as Boy Bands. The Boy Band Night covers pop sensations like the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, One Direction, and more!  |   Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation. 
Location: Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka, 939 Green Bay Road, Winnetka
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July 31, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performers: Dancing Queen - A Tribute to the Music of Abba. |  Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. Free parking located around the Village Green. In the event of rain, the event moves inside the Library to the Auditorium. 
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street, Skokie
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August 1, 2019
CSO: BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS
CSO: Beethoven & Brahms and Beethoven Symphony No. 5th | 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 1, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Jimmy Nick Blues.   | 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 1, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
BAND: Big Dog Mercer; Held every Thursday evening, enjoy free live musical performances beginning at 6:30pm. Food and fare from a variety of restaurants will be available for purchase at the Glen Town Center.
Location: Glen Town Center, Navy Park, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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August 1, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: Kaleidoscope Eyes | Beatles Tribute Band.   |  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop. 
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1603 Orrington, Evanston
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August 2, 2019
CSO: BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS
CSO: Beethoven & Brahms | 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; Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019
ART AT THE GLEN
The annual Art at the Glen will transform The Glen Town Center into an outdoor cultural experience. The streets will be filled with original work of 185-juried artist from across the country in a variety of mediums, including paintings, photography, ceramics, furniture and jewelry. Guests will have the opportunity to support the arts by viewing incredible artwork available for purchase and have one-on-one conversations with artists through booth chats. Kids can enjoy a special area designated just for them with interactive games and activities, including live performances by the renowned Marriott Theater.
Location: The Glen Town Center, Patriot Blvd. between Lake Ave. and Willow Rd., Glenview
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August 3, 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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August 4, 2019
RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND | THE BEACH BOYS
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Beach Boys.   | 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 4, 2019
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: RICO
Sounds of Summer Concert: Rico. Rico is a band with a rich sound influenced tremendously by the spirit of Santana.  |   Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers allowed. No outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine available for purchase. 
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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August 6, 2019
MATTHEW POLENZANI
Matthew Polenzani | 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; Martin Theatre, Highland Park
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August 6, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Incendio, World guitar.  Each Tuesday evening, Chicago Botanic Garden brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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August 7, 2019
CSO: DENIS MATSUEV PLAYS RACH 3
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO): Denis Matsuev Plays Rach 3. | 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; Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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August 7, 2019
RSMI MASTER CLASS WITH MATTHEW POLENZANI
RSMI Master Class with Matthew Polenzani. | 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; Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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August 7, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performers: Humboldt Park Orchestra | Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located around the Village Green. Rain or shine! If it rains at 6pm, the event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street, Skokie
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August 8, 2019
ANGEL BLUE
Angel Blue  | 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 / Martin Theatre, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 8, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Spoken Four / 1960s to today’s top 40.   | 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 8, 2019
MOVIES IN THE PARK: COCO
Movies in the Park: Coco. Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. This lively, award-winning animated feature was released in 2017 and is rated PG. Arrive by 8:00 pm and experience live mariachi music before the movie starts, with a performance by the Mariachi Institute of Chicago!   |  Plan your visit: Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase. Grill is not available during movie events.
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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August 8, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: CAKE
Formed during the nineties as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, CAKE’s democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school. In addition to writing, arranging, producing, and performing their own music, they have taught themselves to engineer their recording projects in their own solar-powered studio, which actually generates more power than is needed to run it, causing the building’s electrical meter to run in reverse. CAKE’s most recent album, Showroom of Compassion, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and was touted as “deadpan brilliance” by the New Yorker.
Location: Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central Street , Evanston
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August 8, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
BAND: Wild Daisy; Held every Thursday evening, enjoy free live musical performances from 6:30pm. Food and fare from a variety of restaurants will be available for purchase at the Glen Town Center.
Location: The Glen Town Center, Navy Park, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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August 8, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: The Friends Band | Motown, Jazz, Funk.  |  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop. 
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1603 Orrington Avenue, Evanston
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August 9, 2019
CSO: ON THE WATERFRONT (FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) accompanies the film,  'On The Waterfront'.  | 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 9, 2019
FEW FRIDAYS ALLEY PARTY
Come as you are and stay as you like, enjoy a few with the FEW crew. The second Friday of each month May – September when FEW transforms the alleyway into a gathering place for crafted cocktails, live music and local food. No cover. Must be 21+ and over to attend. 
Location: FEW Spirits, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston
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August 9, 2019
FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS: HI INFIDELITY
Friday Night Headliners: Hi Infidelity.  Performing ‘80s rock classics from the likes of Journey, REO Speedwagon, Bon Jovi and Boston, to name a few, is the specialty of this highly-acclaimed group. Besides being voted “Best Rock Cover Band” for six consecutive years, vocalist Dave Mikulskis is a five-time winner of “Best Male Vocalist” and Bobby Scumaci was named “Best Keyboardist” in Suburban Nitelife Magazine’s “Best of the ‘Burbs” contest. |  Bring the whole family to listen and dance to the most in-demand area bands and watch popular, family movies under the stars. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Coolers are allowed; no outside alcohol permitted. Concessions from the grill and beer/wine are available for purchase. 
Location: Heritage Park Performance Pavilion, 201 Community Boulevard, Wheeling
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August 9, 2019
MOVIES ON THE GREEN
Friday August 9th: Ralph Breaks the Internet. Movies are shown at dusk (approximately 8:00 pm) on Wyman Green (675 Village Court). Grab your blankets and lawn chairs for Movies on the Green! Movie screenings are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside Village Hall.  Snacks will be available for purchase. 
Location: Wyman Green, 675 Village Court, Glencoe
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August 9, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: MANDOLIN ORANGE & I’M WITH HER
The music of the North Carolina duo, Mandolin Orange radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. I'm With Her is a band rooted in a rare alchemy: three celebrated songwriters coming together to create music that reveals entirely new possibilities in their distinct and deep-seated talents. 
Location: Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central Street , Evanston
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August 9, 2019
RSMI MASTER CLASS WITH ANGEL BLUE
RSMI Master Class with Angel Blue. | 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. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road; Bennett Gordon Hall, Highland Park
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August 10, 2019
CHICAGO
Chicago. | 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 10, 2019
KUANA TORRES KAHELE
One of Hawaii’s most popular artists, Kuana Torres Kahele is a composer, musician, dancer, educator and cultural ambassador from Hilo, Hawaii. Kuana gained worldwide notoriety starring as both the narrator and male lead, “Uku”, a lovesick volcano in Disney Pixar’s hit movie, Lava.
 
 

 

Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
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August 10, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: JEFF TWEEDY WITH OHMME
As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that the co-founder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. 
Location: Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central Street , Evanston
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August 11, 2019
CHICAGO
Chicago. | 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. *Lawn ticket prices increase by $5 on the day of the concert. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 11, 2019
OUT OF SPACE 2019: BRUCE HORNSBY W/ SPECIAL GUEST SUZANNE VEGA
Bruce Hornsby, the creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter, always has succeeded on his exceptional gifts, his training, and his work ethic. He became a global name in music by reimagining American roots forms as songs that moved with the atmospheric grace of jazz. “The Way It Is.”
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs.

Location: Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central Street , Evanston
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August 12, 2019
AN EVENING WITH SARAH MCLACHLAN
An Evening with Sarah McLachlan. | 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 12, 2019
GERMAN AND TRUE
Until the arrival of Adolf Hitler in 1933, Jewish composers and performers dominated musical life to a degree that remains largely forgotten and largely overlooked in musical academia. In this special program, Michael Haas, Senior Researcher, co-Founder and Chair of the exil.arte Center based at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts, will present the contributions of the many varied composers who were lost in the turmoil of the Second World War. In a career that has included producing classical music records with such noted artists as Sir Georg Solti and Luciano Pavarotti, Haas has dedicated himself to sharing the legacy of German and Austrian Jewish composers with today’s musicians.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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August 13, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Nine Worlds Ensemble, eclectic chamber  |  Enjoy an evening stroll through the Chicago Botanic Garden while listening to free live music on the Esplanade every Tuesday night through late August. Performances include everything from Spanish guitar to jazz and big band artists. Purchase light fare and beverages at the concert site. Picnicking permitted on the Esplanade only on concert evenings. Please Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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August 13, 2019
NICKELBACK / BUCKCHERRY
Nickelback Feed the Machine Tour / Buckcherry | 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 14, 2019
NICKELBACK / BUCKCHERRY
Nickelback / Buckcherry  | 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 $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 14, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performers: Kaleidoscope Dance Night with Classy Clown.  |   Head to the Village Green in Skokie every Wednesday to enjoy free live performances. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass and the rest solid surfaces. Held Rain or shine! If it rains at 6pm, the event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street, Skokie
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August 15, 2019
AN EVENING WITH DR. RUTH WESTHEIMER
Meet Dr. Ruth: Holocaust Survivor, renowned sexpert, and pop culture icon. Hear Dr. Ruth reflect on her painful past and the career that led her to the forefront of the sexual revolution as America’s most famous sex therapist. Book signing to follow. 
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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August 15, 2019
CRAFT COCKTAIL FESTIVAL
Join us for the Craft Cocktail Festival in Cube Park. Bringing the best craft spirits to the North Shore, this tasting event will excite your palate and tease your taste buds. Enjoy 10 craft cocktail samples from local distributors and generous food samples from participating retailers. The event will also include an appearance from the Hunky Chicago Chefs Seth and Ryan from Nudedudefood, live entertainment, raffle prizes, special shopping, and more. Must be 21 years old with valid I.D. to attend.
Location: Westfield Old Orchard, 4905 Old Orchard Center (Skokie Blvd. & Old Orchard Rd.), Skokie
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August 15, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Saturday June Band /Classic rock.   | 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 15, 2019
PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR WITH GUEST RACHEL PLATTEN
Pentatonix World Tour with special guest Rachel Platten.  |  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 15, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
Performer(s): Vic Lombardi & Chicago 7; Thursday evening, enjoy free live musical performances from 6:30pm. Food and fare from a variety of restaurants will be available for purchase at the Glen Town Center.
Location: The Glen Town Center, Navy Park, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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August 15, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer:  The Flat Cats / Swinging Jazz & Blues.   |  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop. 
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1603 Orrington Ave , Evanston
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August 16, 2019
ALISA WEILERSTEIN AND SHANGHAI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Alisa Weilerstein and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.  | 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, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019
EVANSTON ART AND BIG FORK FESTIVAL
Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival introduces a weekend-long celebration of local art and flavorful fare. Kicking off 4PM Friday with live music and tasty fare, the Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival will feature local fare, beer, and wine. Live music will fill the streets of Evanston for more fun! The festival will feature original high-end work from 130 artists will be available for purchase, perfect for gifts or a signature addition to a personal collection. Traditional mediums such as painting, sculpture, and photography will be showcased alongside unique, usable art, including handmade jewelry, one-of-a-kind furniture, and home accessories.
Location: Downtown Evanston, 800 Church Street, Evanston
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August 17, 2019
ANDERS OSBORNE
At one point on his 2019 album, Buddha and The Blues, Anders Osborne sings, “Oh, it’s a miracle we still care. Oh, it’s so wonderful we’re still here. We’re still here!” Osborne’s six-string virtuosity, inventive musicality, and poetic songcraft underpin an ever-expanding three-decade catalog celebrated by fans and critics alike. Catch him for one night only at Evanston Space. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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August 17, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: RSMI PROGRAM FOR SINGERS
BGH Classics Series / RMSI for Singers: Folksongs from Around the World. | 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 17, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: RSMI PROGRAM FOR SINGERS
Joshua Bell: "The Red Violin" film with the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.R-rated film. | 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 tickets increase $5 on the day of the concert.
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 17, 2019
KIDS CONCERTS: LAURIE BERKNER
Kids Concerts: Laurie Berkner. | 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,enjoying drinks and a picnic under the stars on Ravinia's lawn. 
Location: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 17, 2019
PERLMAN PLAYS BRUCH
CSO: Perlman Plays Bruch | 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 Festiva, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 17, 2019 - 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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August 17, 2019
WALKING TOUR: ARCHITECTURAL EVANSTON

Walking Tour: Architectural Evanston.  A walk through the original town of Evanston, with a view to the architectural styles of different eras and how they reflect the growth and change of the city. | 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 by phone to Kris Hartzell.
Location: Evanston History Center , All Tours start at 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
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August 19, 2019
ANNE AKIKO MEYERS WITH LUCERNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Anne Akiko Meyers with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. | 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, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 20, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: RSMI PROGRAM FOR SINGERS
BGH Classics: RSMI Program for Singers. Please join us in the lobby after this final concert of RSMI 2019 for a “post-toast” and a meet and greet with the RSMI fellows, raising a glass in honor of all the superb musicians that took the BGH stage this summer! |  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 / Bennett Gordon Hall , 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 20, 2019
GEORGE LI AND LUCERNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
George Li with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. |  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, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park
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August 20, 2019
MUSIC ON THE ESPLANADE
Music on the Esplanade: Joel Styzens featuring Eli McLaughlin and Jason Toth, contemporary, classical jazz   |  Tuesday evening brings a different kind of music, from big band to swing to bluegrass. Watch the sun set over the Smith Fountain. Note: You are encouraged to bring your own chairs as the Garden has a limited supply available each evening.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
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August 21, 2019
BGH CLASSICS: PHILIPPE QUINT CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN FILMS
BGH Classics: Phillippe Quint Celebrates the Music of Charlie Chaplin Films.  | 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 21, 2019
WEDNESDAYS IN THE WOODS
Performer(s): The Jacks.  Close out the summer with The Jack’s! This hometown favorite plays a variety of music from all eras — from The Doors and Van Morrison to the Kings of Leon and Neon Trees.   |  Join us on Wednesday evenings for live music, food, and drinks at Hubbard Woods Park! Food is available for purchase through Catering by Chef Phil. Regular menu items include marinated chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and soft drinks. Beer and wine is available for purchase through the Winnetka Parks Foundation.
Location: Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka, 1065 Gage St, Winnetka
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August 21, 2019
WEDNESDAYS ON THE GREEN
Performers: Mellencougar | Enjoy Wednesdays on the Green in Downtown Skokie every Wednesday night through August. Bring a folding chair or blanket. The Village Green is partly grass, partly solid surfaces. Free parking located around the Village Green. Rain or shine! If it rains at 6pm, the event will move inside the Library to the Auditorium.
Location: Village Green, 5187 Oakton Street, Skokie
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August 22, 2019
BERNSTEIN'S TROUBLE IN TAHITI
Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti with the Chicago Philharmonic. |  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: Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park
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August 22, 2019
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SERIES
Hot Summer Nights: Wild Daisy/ Country.   | 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 22, 2019
SUMMER SOUNDS SERIES
Performer(s): Victor Brown Band: Thursday night fun for the whole family. Enjoy free live musical performances starting at 6:30 pm.  Food and fare from a variety of restaurants will be available for purchase at the Glen Town Center.
Location: The Glen Town Center, Navy Park, 2671 Navy Boulevard , Glenview
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August 22, 2019
THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE
Performer: High Hat Second Line Band - New Orleans Brass Band.  |  Now in its 20th year, Thursday Night Live returns with an exciting 10-concert series to Fountain Square plaza this summer! Join us every Thursday to enjoy live music ranging from jazz, classic rock, rockabilly, blues and swing more. Free event and all ages are welcome! In the event of rain, Downtown Evanston will cancel the show by 4pm. Check Facebook, Instagram and website for updates. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop.This is a free event and all ages are welcome. Thursday Night Live, in downtown Evanston, is accessible via public transit by taking the CTA Purple Line “el” to the Davis; or take Metra to the Davis stop. 
Location: Fountain Square Plaza , 1603 Orrington Ave, Evanston
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August 23, 2019 - 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 / RIZZO
Angélique Kidjo and Femi Kuti & The Positive Force /Remain in Light 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 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 12, 2019
CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD
Considering Mathew Sheppard: Command Encore.  One of Chicago Tribune's 10 best concerts of 2018!  |  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 13, 2019
FEW FRIDAYS ALLEY PARTY
Come as you are and stay as you like, enjoy a few with the FEW crew. The second Friday of each month May – September when FEW transforms the alleyway into a gathering place for crafted cocktails, live music and local food. No cover. Must be 21+ and over to attend. 
Location: FEW Spirits, 1818 Maple Avenue, 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
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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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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