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

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Now - February 28, 2019
NATIVE AMERICAN WOVEN ARTS
For thousands of years, indigenous people have transformed simple fibers into useful and beautiful containers, clothes, and other household materials reflecting their unique cultures. Weaving is a varied and true art form for Native people across the US and Canada, and this exhibit explores the artistry and expertise of the weavers who create unique and priceless baskets, bags, rugs, blankets, and clothing.    
Location: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central Street, Evanston
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Now - January 13, 2019
STORIES OF SURVIVAL
Stories of Survival features personal artifacts, photographed by Jim Lommasson, and brought to America by local Survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria. Photographs with written text by Survivors and their family members describing the object’s significance and history, and the original objects will be on display at the Museum. Curated in honor of the Museum’s 10th anniversary, this exhibition will then travel to other venues beginning in 2019.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - December 29, 2018
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 - January 31, 2019
THE LAST GOODBYE
The Last Goodbye features Holocaust Survivor Pinchas Gutter’s visit to the site of the Nazi death camp Majdanek in Poland. Gutter is the only member of his family of four to have survived the Holocaust. The precedent-set- ting, fully immersive experience enables viewers to visit the site with Gutter as he travels through the railway car, gas chamber, shower room and barracks of Majdanek decades later. The 360-degree experience also allows viewers to actually walk around and explore the environment, adding another layer of depth to the immersion.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - January 13, 2019
STORYLAND
Storyland brings children and adults into the world of seven beloved children’s books. From the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, this exhibit engages visitors in early literature adventures. In Storyland‘s immersive environments designed for children from birth through 8 years old, families will discover that it is never too early to develop a love of stories and reading. 
Location: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
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Now - June 23, 2019
THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF STEVE SCHAPIRO
The Photographs of Steve Schapiro showcases iconic images of the Civil Rights movement and cultural and political leaders of recent history. In partnership with award-winning Chicago-based photographer, Steve Schapiro, the Museum will display two bodies of his work: the struggle for civil rights in the South and portraiture of history makers from the 20th century. | The Golder Family Foundation is a lead sponsor of Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.  
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - January 6, 2019
WONDERLAND EXPRESS
Join the Chicago Botanic Garden for Wonderland Express, an annual holiday extravaganza featuring magnificent model trains, magical and glittering indoor snow, and meticulously crafted Chicago landmarks in miniature. Plus, see intricate ice carvings and hear beautiful music from carolers.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
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