5 Things to do in the North Shore: April 22

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

Celebrate Our Planet

Learn more trees at this free outdoor event and explore the connection between these amazing plants and other living beings.  Enjoy hands-on activities along the nature center trails with food and plants available for purchase.

Date: Sun, Apr 24
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Enjoy a Romantic Comedy

Head to the Oil Lamp Theater this weekend for the play Now and Then, a romantic comedy that tells the story of a bartender who swaps stories with a mysterious stranger with some unbelievable tales to tell about love and life.

Date: Fri, Apr 22 – Sun, Apr 24
Time: Fri at 8:00 pm | Sat at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm | Sun at 3:00 pm
Cost: From $45
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview
More Info: oillamptheater.org

Venture Under the Sea

Calling all little fans of The Little Mermaid! This weekend, the Devonshire Cultural Center will host a Little Mermaid Beach Party and Performance featuring snacks, crafts, games, and characters from the show!

Date: Sun, Apr 24
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: $15
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Help Keep Wilmette Beautiful

Continue to celebrate Earth Day with this volunteer event, the Gillson Beach Clean Up. Join your neighbors and community in keeping our community space and the Earth clean!

Date: Sat, Apr 23
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cost: Free
Location: Gillson Park, Lake Ave and Michigan Ave, Wilmette
More Info: gogreenwilmette.org

See a Cowboy Play

Stop by the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts this weekend for the MFA Collaboration Series’ production of Late, A Cowboy Song, which tells the story of a conventional woman who meets a cowboy who lives outside the borders of convention.

Date: Fri, Apr 22 – Sun, Apr 24
Time: Fri at 7:30 pm | Sat at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm | Sun at 2:00 pm
Cost: $15 General Admission
Location: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, 1949 Campus Dr, Evanston
More Info: wirtz.northwestern.edu

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