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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.

 

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Beading in the Snug
February 20, 2020

Enjoy a night out with friends in The Snug, the cozy back room at Celtic Knot Public House. Ayla Pizzo, local jewelry maker and owner of Ayla's Originals is leading a workshop to create a custom bracelet. Select a beverage, your favorite beads and relax while you learn a new skill!  $25-$30. Type: Classes/Workshops,Festival/Special Events.
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Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-1679
Sneak Peek: Two Remain
February 20, 2020

Chicago Fringe Opera presents a preview of Jake Heggie and Gene Sheer’s new opera, Two Remain. Based on the lives of Holocaust Survivors Gad Beck and Krystyna Zywulska (born Sonia Landau), this opera explores the haunting scar of what it means to be left behind. Discussion with performers and members of the production team to follow. Reservations required.  Free with Museum Admission. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 967-4800
Trivia Pub Night
February 20, 2020

Come out for a night of trivia, drink specials and Giordano's pizza on Thursday, February 20! Enjoy $5 select draft beers, $5 house wine, and $6 well drinks, and $3 of Giordano's pizza slices. Trivia starts at 7:30pm so you can arrive at 7pm. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Hyatt House Chicago Evanston
1515 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
8478642300
2020 Wine and Beer Tasting Night
February 21, 2020

Escape the cold and come to an amazing tasting night! Enjoy a fabulous evening filled with good friends, premium wine, craft beer, and delicious food at the Winnetka Community House. All ticket holders will have access to significantly discounted prices on bottles ordered at the event with free delivery on the North Shore. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL
(847) 446-0537
Cosmic Family Skate Night
February 21, 2020

Bring the whole family out for a cosmic night under the stars at Watts. We will have s’mores and fun activities for the whole family! Pay at the door. Free for Watts passholders ($4 skate rentals).     $8 child/ $10 adults (includes rental skates). Type: Family Fun,Sports.
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Watts Ice Center
305 Randolph St.
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-4440
Inaugural Snow Ball
February 21, 2020

All are invited to Kohl Children’s Museum’s inaugural Snow Ball! Don your finest outfits for a ball fit for a queen, or dress in comfort to show us your best moves on the dance floor. Enjoy music, cookie making and more! This snow ball night is all about you!  Varies. Type: Family Fun,Festival/Special Events.
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Kohl Children's Museum
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
(847) 832-6600
The Wailers
February 21, 2020

The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Cocktails and Calligraphy
February 22, 2020

New Year, new skills! If you've always wanted to learn calligraphy, this is the class for you! This beginners workshop will teach you the foundations and basic lettering strokes of modern calligraphy. Grab a friend and go ahead and check one resolution off your list.  $85. Type: Classes/Workshops,Festival/Special Events.
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Five & Dime
1026 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 866-6319
EMIN
February 22, 2020

The Russian pop sensation EMIN returns to the USA! The new program will take EMIN fans on a journey of more than a decade of his music both Russian and international hits – and will include many tracks off his new album “Good Love”! Please join the singer for a night of live music, amazing songs and great entertainment. *Meet and Greet VIP Experience: $252. This ticket is part of a VIP package with a meet & greet before the start of the show.  $77 | $97 | $112 | $127 | $252*. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Grand Re-Opening Celebration
February 22, 2020

Join us for the Grand Re-Opening Celebration of the newly-renovated Interpretive Center on Saturday, February 22!  Be here for Ribbon Cutting at 10:15 am. Enjoy tours of the grounds, family activities, refreshments, and some special surprises.  FREE. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Redfield Estate at the Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave
Glenview, IL
(847) 298-0095
Moira's Afternoon Tea Service
February 22, 2020

Moira's Afternoon Tea at Celtic Knot Public House: Take time in your day to relax and enjoy our informal Moira's Afternoon Tea! Homemade scones with jam, butter, whipped cream & fresh strawberries, a selection of sandwiches & tarts, all served with a steaming pot of your favourite tea! RSVP strongly suggested.  $21 adults; $14 children . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1679
North Shore Camp Expo
February 22, 2020

This event will offer camps – both day and overnight – from across the Midwest region a chance to meet potential camp attendees and for local businesses to connect with camping families. Potential campers can visit vendor booths, as well as enjoy interactive activities for children and teens. Free photo booth, face painting and balloon artist from 10:30 AM —1:30 PM for teens and kids to enjoy.  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Northbrook Court
2171 Northbrook Court
Northbrook, IL
(708) 326-9170 ext.16
Music of the Baroque: Rival Divas
February 23, 2020

Music of the Baroque: Rival Divas. Vocal sparks will fly as internationally renowned sopranos Susanna Phillips and Jane Archibald sing music written for the great dueling divas of the Baroque and Classical eras. The rivalries between Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni in Handel’s day, and Caterina Cavalieri and Aloysia Lange in Mozart’s, come to life in a fascinating program of virtuosic arias and duets. $45 | $55 | $70 | $85. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota
February 23, 2020

Come see Big 10 basketball at its best with Northwestern Men's Basketball at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. Fans are in for a treat with the dramatic transformation of the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena for Northwestern's varsity sports programs, with a world-class experience for passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-2287
Author Night: Shel Pais
February 24, 2020

Max and Benny's Author Night: Shel Pais, "The Fate of the Arrow." A young man, forbidden by law to even own weapons, dreams of becoming a knight to avenge the murder of his mother and defend his people. When he saves the Baron of York’s life, he abandons his old existence, blending in to learn new customs and maintain a dangerous secret. Register to attend!  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook, IL
(847) 272-9490
Vinyl and Whiskey Night
Through February 25, 2020

Tuesday's are vinyl night at Found! Fell free to bring in your own collection or choose something in house to hear. 
  Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Found
1631 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847-868-8945
Hygge Fest Cocktail Making Class
February 26, 2020

Learn to make two cocktails from one of the mixologists at Whiskey Thief Tavern! Enjoy your cocktails with delicious passed appetizers.
  $30. Type: Classes/Workshops,Festival/Special Events.
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Whiskey Thief Tavern
616 Davis Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 859-2342
Moira's Afternoon Tea Service
February 26, 2020

Moira's Afternoon Tea at the Celtic Knot Public House: Take time in your day to relax and enjoy our informal Moira's Afternoon Tea Service! Homemade scones with jam, butter, whipped cream & fresh strawberries, a selection of sandwiches & tarts are served with a steaming pot of your favourite tea. Reservations strongly recommended. $21 adults; $14 children . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1679
DIY Organic Masque Bar
February 27, 2020


A DIY skin care experience with benefits- for your skin! Make, apply & take home a facial mask made with organic, cruelty free ingredients. Create your own hand crafted organic facial mask from our bases and a selection of custom add ins to restore and hydrate your skin. Please arrive promptly and enjoy an herbal tea, bubbly or handcrafted cocktail and nibble on snacks while the masks set.

  $45. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Alchemists Wife
917 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60601
Northwestern University Men's Basketball vs.Illinois
February 27, 2020

Come see Big 10 basketball at its best with Northwestern Men's Basketball at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. Fans are in for a treat with the dramatic transformation of the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena for Northwestern's varsity sports programs, with a world-class experience for passionate Wildcats home crowd! Prices vary. Type: Sports.
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Welsh-Ryan Arena
2705 Ashland
Evanston, IL
888-467-8775
New Year Health Revamp!
Through February 27, 2020

Oasis Center for Integrated Wellbeing is delighted to present an exciting program designed to empower individuals to make wanted and do-able changes to jumpstart their year of living healthier. Have your New Year's resolutions fallen off? Got those extra pounds to shed? Our Oasis Dietitian/Nutritionist* will create a personalized health profile for each participant to help them prioritize individual daily lifestyle habits that need refreshing. Once everyone has selected their individual health goals, they will explore the behaviors and environmental and emotional cues that prevent them from having a healthier relationship with food, physical activity and stress. Four 90 minute classes will be purposefully interactive, joyful, practical and thoroughly relevant to participants’ interests and goals.  $399. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Creative Coworking
922 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 563-7264
Curtis Stigers
February 28, 2020

For the award-winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers, the story keeps getting better. His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 28-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new tunes to the Great American Songbook, has become unparalleled in modern music. Along the way, this musician has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz singing. $20 – $35. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Family Bingo Night
February 28, 2020

Old and young will enjoy this family favorite, complete with beverages, popcorn, and prizes!  Extra bingo cards will be available for purchase. $1 – $10. Type: Family Fun.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL
(847) 446-0537
My Polish Honeymoon
February 28, 2020

Anna and Adam, a young Parisian couple with Jewish origins, are about to travel to Poland for the first time. They are just married and technically speaking this will be their honeymoon. They will attend a ceremony in memory of the Jewish community in the village of Adam’s grandfather, which was destroyed 75 years ago. French (with English subtitles). 88 minutes. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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CMX CinéBistro at Westfield Old Orchard
4999 East Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077
(844) 452-2244
Piff the Magic Dragon
February 28, 2020

Piff the Magic Dragon is back! After earning national acclaim as the standout star of NBC’s America’s Got Talent andPenn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff The Magic Dragon continues to win over audiences across the globe with his mythical mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm that ignites a one-of-a-kind comedy magic show you must see to believe! Joined by his trusty sidekick Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™, the dynamic duo performs nightly to sold out rooms at his residency at the world-famous Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas in the newly renamed Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre. In addition to the residency, Piff along with Jade Simone, a genuine Las Vegas Showgirl, are currently performing across the US and Canada as part of their 2019 tour The Lucky Dragon. $40 | $45 | $50. Type: Performing Arts.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
847-673-6300
Wild and Scenic Film Fest
February 28, 2020

Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and Evanston Ecology Center will be presenting the 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival on two separate evenings - February 28th and March 13th. The festival will offer a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films on a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about our planet. Different movies are shown on the two different Fridays of the festival.  Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events,Visual Arts.
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One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 448-8256
Enamel Jewelry
February 29, 2020

Join us to create your very own enameled jewelry with help from Handmade by Michelle. This engaging, two-hour workshop gives a glimpse into materials and enamel jewelry making process, while you're guided through creating a pair of earrings or a necklace. Express your personal style while enjoying a glass of wine and learning from one of our industry experts. $10 registration deposit holds your spot in the workshop, and is applied to the price of the product you make. Product prices start at $35. Varies. Type: Classes/Workshops.
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Assembly Creators
1642 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Moira's Afternoon Tea Service
February 29, 2020

Take time in your day to relax and enjoy our informal Moira’s Afternoon Tea!Homemade scones with jam, butter, whipped cream & fresh strawberries, a selection of sandwiches & tarts, all served with a steaming pot of your favourite tea! Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2 pm to 4 pm. $21 adults; $14 children . Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 864-1679
You and Me Tour: An Evening with Drew & Ellie Holcomb
February 29, 2020

Drew and Ellie Holcomb are a husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville, TN. Shortly after their marriage in 2006, the couple began touring together with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. The band has supported many national touring acts including Ryan Adams, The Avett Brother, Don Henley, and Willie Nelson. Varies. Type: Live Music.
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Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
Hygge Fest
Through February 29, 2020


Downtown Evanston is hosting a series of hygge events throughout the month of February because let's face it, we all need to get out of our house! Local businesses will host a range of special in-store events - beading and wine, knitting lessons, candle-making, needle felting gnomes, pasta-making, calligraphy & cocktails, open mic jams, fika dates, and more - to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. Some events are free and others are ticketed; please click on more info to register! Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Downtown Evanston
Various locations
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-1500