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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.

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Comedy Nosh at Max and Benny's
October 25, 2018

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.  Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Max and Benny's Restaurant
461 Waukegan Road
Northbrook , IL
(847) 272-9490
BOOnanza
October 26, 2018

BOO-Nanza: Children, ages 10 years and younger, are welcome to spend a bewitching afternoon at the CRC (Creepy Reeky Castle) filled with spook-tacular fun. Decorate your own pumpkin and create a craft. Enjoy spooky storytelling, hayrides, magic show and inflatables. It’s all FREE and kid-friendly! Note: Limited number of pumpkins available on a first-come, first-served basis. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Wheeling Community Recreation Center
100 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular
October 26, 2018

Fun for the whole family with Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular! Dave will entertain goblins of all ages with his ghost-definitely, not very scary definitely – fun songs and stories to raise the hair on your funny bone. Kids come dressed in costume and share the stage with Dave. $10 in advance; $15 at the door.. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL
(847) 446-0537
Light Play: Film and the Bauhaus
October 26, 2018

The Goldsholls studied at the IIT School of Design (the “New Bauhaus”) in the 1940s under renowned artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy, who brought the methods and principles of the Bauhaus movement to the US. Known for architecture and design, the Bauhaus also explored the kinetic possibilities of projected light and film, a legacy that deeply influenced New Bauhaus students in Chicago. Harvard professor Laura Frahm will present her ongoing research on film at the Bauhaus, followed by a screening of key films by Hans Richter and others. We’ll also be joined by filmmaker Alysa Nahmias, who will share a clip from her forthcoming documentary on the New Bauhaus. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Cinema at Block Museum at Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
Murder Mystery
October 26, 2018

Return to the 1920s to solve a murder mystery that “recently occurred” on the historic grounds. Dress in ‘20s attire and enjoy dinner and entertainment throughout the evening. Bar opens at 6:30 pm with themed specialty drinks and hors d’oeuvres; two drinks included in the ticket price. Three-course dinner served at 7:00 pm and music is provided by Enchanted Evening. A photo booth is available. $60/person; $100/couple, plus tax. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-3333
Downtown Evanston Halloween Party and Parade
October 27, 2018

Celebrate Halloween in downtown Evanston on Saturday, October 27! Bring your kids in costume to trick-or-treat at downtown businesses from 12-3pm and take part in special Halloween-themed activities. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston Plaza
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL
Halloween in Downtown Skokie
October 27, 2018

Trick or treat at participating merchants in downtown Skokie. Children, ages 12 and younger in costume are welcome to participate. Pick up a bag at Crafty Beaver, Mini Man Monkey Brains or North Branch Yoga and start your adventure. Look for participating merchants with the pumpkin poster in the window! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Start at Crafty Beaver Lumber
Lincoln and Oakton
Skokie, IL 60077
Northwestern University Football vs. Wisconsin (Family Weekend)
October 27, 2018

Northwestern University Wildcats hosts Wisconsin Badgers on Family Weekend in Evanston, Illinois! | The Northwestern Wildcats offer some of the best Division 1 college sports action in the Midwest, featuring 12 teams competing in the Big Ten Conference. Prices Vary. Type: Sports.
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Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL
888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775)
Sacred Geometries
October 27, 2018

From the deep unconscious of humankind, certain shapes and numbers have emerged as magic. See stars, pentagrams and more in Eve's creative interpretation of these mystical forms in her fine art jewelry series "Sacred Geometries". Opening party is Saturday, October 27, from 1-7 pm at the Gallery. From Stonehenge to Vitruvian man, and beyond, "Sacred Geometries" will take you on a new artistic journey! Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Eve Alfille Gallery & Studio
623 Grove St.
Evanston, IL
847-869-7920
Spooky Saturday on the Main-Dempster Mile
October 27, 2018

Kids of all ages welcome! Trick or Treat the merchants of the Main-Dempster Mile, while stopping in at some special events along the way. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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900 Chicago Ave
(847) 448-0748
Spooky Saturday on the Main-Dempster Mile!
October 27, 2018

Kids of all ages welcome! Trick or Treat the merchants of the Main-Dempster Mile, while stopping in at some special events along the way.Schedule Of Events:
10:30-11:30am - Story Hour and Costume Parade at the Evanston Public Library Chicago Ave/Main St branch.
11:30am-1:30pm - * Trick or Treat the Businesses on the Mile and take your picture in the Spooky Window at Vogue Fabrics. 2:30pm—3:30pm:  Halloween Craft and Spooky movie at the Evanston Public Library Chicago Ave/Main St branch.   Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Main Dempster Street Shops
Chicago Ave/Main St branch
Evanston, IL
A Night of 1,000 Jack-O'-Lanterns
October 24, 2018 - October 28, 2018

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists for the New York-based company Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single pumpkin. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, watch live carving, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America. Purchase light snacks and drinks such as cider and ale on the Esplanade before you head onto the path. Along the path, stop over at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for more hearty seasonal fare. Event is held rain or shine. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance.   Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
(847) 835-5440
Glenview Farmers Market
Through October 28, 2018

The Glenview Farmer’s Market mission is to build a local, sustainable, intelligent, dynamic, and ethical food system, with local farms at its core. Enjoy weekly entertainment and the Green Table, 9am – 12pm and enjoy visiting with different local experts who will provide education about sustainable living. Link cards are accepted at the market with a match of up to $25 each week. FREE. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Parking lot of Historic Wagner Farm
1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL
(847) 657-1506
Spooky Story Reading
October 30, 2018

Evanston History Center: Join us for a night of terrifying tales with readings of works by Edgar Allen Poe, Shirley Jackson, and more. Costumes encouraged! Reservations Recommended. Happy Halloween!   $20 for non-members, $15 for members.. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3410
Halloween at Evanston History Center
October 31, 2018

Calling all trick-or-treaters! Knock on the door of the Dawes House on Halloween and get a treat! That's right, the Dawes House will taking part in Evanston's Halloween fun! Treats will be handed out on Oct. 31 from 4-7pm.
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Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 475-3410
Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour
November 3, 2018

Boz Scaggs: It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs‘ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 1944, Boz grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll. Scaggs mined a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ’70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. VIP Package Options available. A digital download of Boz Scaggs’ forthcoming album, Out of the Blues, is included with every ticket for this show.   $76 | $86 | $96 . Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Northwestern University Football vs. Notre Dame
November 3, 2018

Northwestern Wildcats host Notre Dame on Ryan Field in some of the best Division 1 college sports action in the Midwest competing in the Big Ten Conference. Prices Vary. Type: Sports.
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Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL
847-491-2287
Downtown Evanston Farmers Market
Through November 3, 2018

The Downtown Evanston Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November 3. 2018. As many as 58 Midwest vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, eggs, baked goods and more. LINK cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Maple Ave. Garage with validation at the City of Evanston tent. Type: Farmer's Market.
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Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 448-8045
Film: The Good Nazi
November 4, 2018

The Good Nazi is a 50 minute television documentary that chronicles the scientific work of a joint US-Canadian-Israeli-Lithuanian research team in July, 2017 on a site, HKP 562, a Nazi labor camp on the outskirts of Vilnius where the largest number of Vilna Ghetto Jews survived thanks to the efforts of a compassionate Nazi Officer, Major Karl Plagge. Lead archaeologist for the project, Dr. Richard Freund of the University of Hartford, will provide insights. Reservations required.  Free with admission. Free with admission; Reservations required. Type: Visual Arts.
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL
(847) 967-4800
Turn Back Time 5k
November 4, 2018

The Wheeling Park District will be hosting a 5k run and 1 mile walk at the beautiful grounds of Chevy Chase Country Club. Don't miss this one of-a-kind event! Runners are encouraged to come dressed in their best decade themed outfits. This fun filled, decade themed running/walking event will take place at the beautiful grounds of Chevy Chase Country Club. Stick around after the race as we party it up and celebrate the past. Varies. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, IL
(847) 465-7679
Skokie Farmers Market
Through November 4, 2018

Voted "Best on the North Shore" by North Shore Magazine, Skokie's Farmer's Market is open every Sunday from late June to October. Conveniently located in the parking lot between the Village Hall and Skokie Public Library, the Market features produce of all descriptions, bread and cheese, flowers, crafts, and more. Free parking in Village parking lots. Sundays 7:30am-12:30pm from June 3— November 4, 2018.  Free. Type: Farmer's Market.
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The Village Green
5127 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-0500
Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community on 1960s Chicago
November 8, 2018

"Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community on 1960s Chicago." Join us for a presentation by Linda Gartz as she discusses her memoir, Redlined. Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, the book tells the story of one white family on Chicago’s West Side, navigating the uncharted shoals of their neighborhood’s racial change. Based on long-hidden letters and diaries, Gartz’s vivid memoir explores complicated truths of marriage, sexual freedom, and race relations in a devastated landscape, ravaged by racist mortgage laws and shifting amidst a nation undergoing a revolutionary change. Book signing follows the presentation. Copies of Redlined will be available for sale.   $10; EHC Members Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Evanston History Center located in the Charles Dawes House
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston , IL
(847) 475-3410
Smarty Pants presents the Big Balloon Show!
November 9, 2018

Called “simply amazing” by WGN-TV, the Big Balloon Show is a theatrical style balloon stage show featuring magic, slapstick comedy and Smarty’s award-winning giant balloon props. The Big Balloon Show is much more than just “kids” entertainment. Smarty Pants’ eye-popping, larger than life balloon creations will have the entire family exclaiming, “I never believed it was possible to do such things with balloons.” $10 in advance; $15 at the door.. Type: Performing Arts.
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Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka , IL 60093
(847) 446-0537
Almost Wonderland
November 3, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Dalice (they/them) doesn't quite fit in, especially at school. Dropped into a fantasy world reminiscent of Wonderland and Oz with the aid of a magical book they discover that they're not the only ones that are struggling to fit in Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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The Actors Gymnasium
Noyes Cultural Arts Center; 927 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL
(847) 328-2795
Jane Eyre
October 26, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Jane Eyre: A thrilling, movement-based theatrical retelling of the classic novel in a boldly inventive way that you have never experienced before! As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is taught by a succession of severe guardians to stifle her natural exuberance and as a result, she locks a part of herself away out of view from polite society. That is until she arrives at Thornfield Hall to begin work as a governess to the young child of Edward Rochester. Adapted from Charlotte Bronte’s novel by Polly Teale. Varies. Type: Performing Arts.
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Film: Testament
November 15, 2018

Block Museum Cinema's series "Women at the End of the World":  Lynn Littman’s Testament offers a personal, devastating, and subversively feminist account of societal collapse. Narrating the ordeals of a suburban Bay Area family in the weeks after a large-scale nuclear attack, Testament measures the deepening crisis through the resilience of mother Carol (Jane Alexander) as she watches traditional figures of patriarchal authority crumble around her. Avoiding graphic violence, Littman instead explores the emotional toll of catastrophe through strong performances and brilliant editing.   Free. Type: Visual Arts.
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Block Cinema at Block Museum
40 Arts Circle, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-4000
Richard Marx
November 15, 2018

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx’s over three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spawned four Top 5 singles, including the chart-topping “Hold on to the Nights,” and “Don’t Mean Nothing” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The follow-up, 1989’s Repeat Offender, was even more successful, hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum with two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting.” When both Rush Street (with two #1 AC hits in “Keep Coming Back” and “Hazard”) and Paid Vacation (with its #1 AC hit, “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.   $52 | $62 | $72. Type: Live Music.
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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
National Theatre Live: King Lear
November 17, 2018

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. Varies. Type: Visual Arts.
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Northwestern Wirtz Center / Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL
(847) 491-7282
Rosie Revere, Engineer
November 17, 2018

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new TheaterWorksUSA musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist by Chicago-resident, Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). $12.50 | $18.50 | $24.50 . Type: Performing Arts.
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Center Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
(847) 673-6300
Woman's Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar
November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

A juried gift fair featuring artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. Friday, November 16, 5PM—9PM. Free admission on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, November 17, 10:00AM—5PM; Sunday, November 18, 12PM—4PM. Street parking is available throughout downtown Evanston. Parking is free for the first hour in the City of Evanston lot on Church Street at Chicago Avenue. The lot is on Church Street, just east of the Woman’s Club.   Free admission on Saturday and Sunday. Type: Festival/Special Events.
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Woman’s Club of Evanston
1702 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 475-3800