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From the Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden and interesting exhibits to impressive performances and kid-friendly activities, there's so much happening on Chicago's North Shore this winter.

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Now - April 27, 2019
WINTER FARMERS MARKET
Shop every Saturday morning from 8am—12pm for your favorite foods, including vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, bread, jams and jellies, and so much more. The Evanston Ecology Center's Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays from December 1 through April 27, 2019. Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Ecology Center, accessible via McCormick Blvd. Parking will not be permitted in the Ecology Center Circle Drive.
Location: Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd , Evanston
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Now - July 21, 2019
CARAVANS OF GOLD, FRAGMENTS IN TIME: ART, CULTURE, AND EXCHANGE ACROSS MEDIEVAL SAHARAN AFRICA
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time challenges the widely held bias of a timeless Africa that is cut off from the dynamics of world history. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time addresses the shared history of West Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe during the critical epoch of the eighth through 16th centuries, when West African gold fueled a global economy and was the impetus for the movement of things, people and ideas across the Sahara Desert to Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Using objects as points of entry and inquiry, Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time will interweave the art history, archaeology, history and comparative literature of trans-Saharan trade, situating it within a broad geographical and historical context.
 

Location: Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
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Now - March 24, 2019
THE ORCHID SHOW
This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for the radiance of blooms under sunlit palm trees and in forest canopies teeming with color and life. Picture more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, paired with sweeps of bromeliads and birds of paradise—lush, vibrant, intoxicating.
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
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Now - August 25, 2019
PURCHASED LIVES
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.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - June 30, 2019
KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: BUILD IT EXHIBIT
Calling all little architects: We’re offering a new twist on an old favorite — the building block! Explore the seven stages of block play with a wide selection of unique and interesting blocks of all shapes and sizes from Imagination Playground, Fat Brain Toys, and others! Experts agree that block play lays the foundation for future math and science concepts in a fun, engaging way!
Location: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
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