Chicago North Shore CVB
Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram
Search
Social



Events

Our calendar is full on Chicago's North Shore. From street fairs, famed festivals, special interest tours, walks and talks to an elite array of theatrical offerings, world-class concerts, unique performing arts presentations, sporting events, farmers markets, and so much more, Chicago’s North Shore offers the visitor an exceptional array of entertainment options.

Try our searchable Events Calendar and find something special to do! You can search by date, interest or keyword.

 

Event Type
Event Date(s) (e.g., 08/20/2019)
 - 
Keyword(s)

 

Your search for events resulted in 30 record(s). Change your criteria above to refine your search.

 

BGH Classics: RSMI Program for Singers
August 20, 2019

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. $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival / Bennett Gordon Hall
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
George Li and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
August 20, 2019

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. $75 / $25 Lawn: $10*. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Music on the Esplanade
August 20, 2019

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. Free; parking fees apply. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
BGH Classics: Philippe Quint Celebrates the Music of Charlie Chaplin Films
August 21, 2019

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. $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Joshua Bell: The Red Violin (film with orchestra)
August 21, 2019

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. $90 / $25 Lawn: $25*. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Wednesdays in the Woods
August 21, 2019

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. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Hubbard Woods Park in Winnetka
1065 Gage St
Winnetka, IL
(847) 501-2040
Wednesdays on the Green
August 21, 2019

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. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Village Green
5187 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0240
Bernstein's Trouble In Tahiti
August 22, 2019

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. $35 / $25 Lawn: $10. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival: Bennett Gordon Hall
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Comedy Nosh at Max and Benny's
August 22, 2019

Come enjoy Max and Benny's Comedy Nosh with live comedy featuring professional, Chicago-area stand-up comedians! The night (and event) includes: Tickets, dinner from a special, limited menu, one alcoholic beverage (wine or craft beer). Dinner served at 7 pm, Show begins at 7:30 pm. Limited seating available.  $35 per person; $60 for 2 people. Type: Festival/Special Events.
  MORE!
Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
Hot Summer Nights Series
August 22, 2019

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. Free Admission (does not include parking fees). Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Summer Sounds Series
August 22, 2019

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. Free. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
The Glen Town Center, Navy Park
2671 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL
(847) 724-2025
Thursday Night Live
August 22, 2019

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.  Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Fountain Square Plaza
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
(847) 866-6319
MDM Last Days of Summer Concert
August 23, 2019

We're shutting down Sherman Avenue to say goodbye to Summer 2019! Join us for local music, local food and beverage, and a sweet sweet last weekday before school starts again!  Type: Festival/Special Events.
  MORE!
Sherman at Dempster Street
601 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-0748
A Night at the Blind Pig Speakeasy
August 24, 2019

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! $100 (Adults); $50 (Students over 21). Type: Festival/Special Events.
  MORE!
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
BGH Classics: Marie-Ange Nguci
August 24, 2019

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. $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Kids Concerts/ Opera for the Young: Super Storm
August 24, 2019

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.  $10; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival / Martin Theatre
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Sting: My Songs Tour
August 24, 2019

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. $180 / $170 Lawn: $49*. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Skokie's Backlot Bash
August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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.  Free. Type: Festival/Special Events.
  MORE!
Downtown Skokie
Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL
847-674-1500
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Through August 25, 2019

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.   Prices vary. Type: Performing Arts.
  MORE!
Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 920-5360
Purchased Lives
Through August 25, 2019

Purchased Lives examines the trade from the perspectives of the millions of enslaved men, women, and children who found themselves at the mercy of the antebellum slave market. Paintings and prints illustrate how the domestic slave trade appeared in the public sphere; slave narratives, maps, photographs, and three-dimensional objects speak to the experiences of the people bought and sold. The exhibition also highlights traders’ roles and the industries that undergirded the slave trade (including banking, insurance, health care, provisioning, and textile manufacturing) and reveals how families and communities shattered by the trade worked against the odds to reconnect in the decades following the Civil War. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
  MORE!
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Gil Shaham Plays Brahms with the Knights
August 26, 2019

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. $90 / $25 Lawn: $10. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Matt Wilhelm's BMX Bike
August 27, 2019

From the X-Games to the Winnetka Community House, award-winning BMX biker Matt Wilhelm will be sure to entertain in this exciting bike trick show featuring the record holder for the fastest bike spin in the world. His amazing BMX bike tricks have also earned 3 X-Games Medals, 2 National Championships, and a host of other awards. Most recently, Matt was a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent." $10-$15. Type: Family Fun.
  MORE!
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL
(847) 446-0537
Music on the Esplanade
August 27, 2019

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. Free admission; Parking fees apply. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Bernstein's Candide
August 28, 2019

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. $90 / $25 Lawn: $10. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Dancin' Sprouts
Through August 28, 2019

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.Free Admission (does not include parking fees). Type: Family Fun.
  MORE!
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
An Evening with Michael Feinstein and Christine Ebersole
August 29, 2019

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. $80 / $70 Lawn: $20*. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
Hot Summer Nights Series
August 29, 2019

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. Free Admission (does not include parking fees). Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
BGH Classics: Jory Vinikour
August 30, 2019

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.  $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival / Bennett Gorden Hall
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
O.A.R. / American Authors / Rozzi
August 30, 2019

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. $95 / $85 Lawn $33*. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100
BGH Classics: Dan Tepfer
August 31, 2019

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. $12; No lawn sales. Type: Live Music.
  MORE!
Ravinia Festival
Bennett Gordon Hall/ 200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL
(847) 266-5100