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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 - 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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November 16, 2019 - December 21, 2019
2019 WINTER ART AND CRAFTS EXPO
The Evanston Art Center’s Winter Arts & Crafts Expo is one of the largest and most celebrated craft shows in the Chicago area. The 16th annual Expo features original arts and crafts by over 140 selected artisans, featuring works of jewelry, ceramics, fiber, metal, glass, painting, photography, mixed-media, and more.
Location: Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston
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November 23, 2019
SNOOPY THANKSGIVING
Watch the Thanksgiving special on the big screen, enjoy a re-creation of Snoopy's most unusual Thanksgiving meal - popcorn, toast, pretzels, and jelly beans - along with hands on crafts, and other fun family activities! Child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Location: Glencoe Park District, Takiff Center; 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe
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December 1, 2019
VINTAGE GARAGE HOLIDAY MARKET
Find great vintage Christmas items for your holiday decorating.  If unique, one of a kind thoughtful gifts are your game—you'll love it! This is Chicago's only all vintage Holiday Market!  Please note, it's not all Christmas or Holiday merchandise. Vendors bring plenty of things you'll love for yourself or as a gift. 
Location: Women's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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December 7, 2019
WINTER EXPRESS
Experience the magic of the season with a festive trolly ride and seasonal fun! New this year, our holiday trolley will pick Glencoe residents up at home and bring you to Watts Center for winter fun. Once at Watts, we will enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and suprises with the jolly ol' elf himself, Santa Claus! Children under 12 months are free. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please keep all strollers at home.
Location: Watts Ice Center / Glencoe Park District, 305 Randolph St., Glencoe
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December 13, 2019
ANA GASTEYER
Ana Gasteyer (SNL, The Goldbergs) is set to release her new holiday album, Sugar & Booze, this year. A collection of original and classic Holiday songs, which harken back to the big-band jazz era with a modern and often comedic touch, Sugar & Booze (out Oct 25) is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, 'I'm Hip.'
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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December 18, 2019
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MICHIGAN STATE
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd.
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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December 20, 2019
WINTER SOLSTICE ON GREEN BAY TRAIL
Celebrate the passing of the shortest day of the year with a Parade of Lights on the Trail! Decorate your family, dog, wagons, strollers, and self with lights and things that glow. Prizes will be awarded for Best Lighting and trail snacks will be served. Open flames and candles are prohibited. In the event of severe weather, the parade will be canceled. Event updates will be posted at gbtrail.org. 
Location: Shelton Park, 251 Harbor St, Glencoe
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December 29, 2019
MEN'S BASKETBALL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY VS HARTFORD
Come watch Big 10 basketball at it's finest. The Northwestern Wildcat's host Hartford in their newly renovated stadium. 
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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January 11, 2020
MEN'S BASKETBALL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY VS. NEBRASKA
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats plays in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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January 14, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. IOWA
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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January 14, 2020
YOLA WITH AMYTHYST KIAH
YOLA with Amythyst Kiah. Yola's album is a contemporary twist on a traditional sonic tapestry of orchestral strings, fiddle, steel, and shimmering tremolo guitars. 'Walk Through Fire' is a career-defining and genre-bending release from one of the most exciting emerging British artists in music today. Yola’s arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken.
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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January 21, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MARYLAND
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats plays ball the first in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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January 23, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MINNESOTA
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats plays ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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January 26, 2020
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE: ALISON BALSOM PLAYS MOZART
Music of the Baroque: Trumpet sensation Alison Balsom wields her “alluring, expressive tone and agile technique” (New York Times) in Haydn’s beloved trumpet concerto. Mozart’s innovative Linz and Prague symphonies and Haydn’s uplifting Alleluia symphony complete this Classical showcase in honor of Mozart’s birthday.
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
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January 26, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. OHIO STATE
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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February 1, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS PURDUE
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Women's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!  
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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February 12, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS.MICHIGAN
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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February 23, 2020
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE: RIVAL DIVAS
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.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
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February 23, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS. MINNESOTA
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats play ball in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena!  Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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February 27, 2020
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL VS.ILLINOIS
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!
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland , Evanston
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April 5, 2020
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE: À LA FRANÇAISE
Music of the Baroque: À La Française. French style was the height of Baroque musical fashion. Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley takes the orchestra on an exploration of its influence, starting with the visceral rhythms and catchy melodies of French composers Rameau and Rebel and moving to Henry Purcell’s spectacular music from King Arthur and J. S. Bach’s unforgettable Orchestral Suite No. 3.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
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