5 Things to do in the North Shore: April 28

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, to exploring new areas and shops, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love to kick off the spring season!

Back to the Days of Silent Films 

Renowned pianist and composer Larry Schanker will provide live piano accompaniment for three classic silent film comedies by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton & Harold Lloyd. This very special evening will be hosted by Victoria Zielinski, Paul Barrosse and Dana Wilson, who will provide enlightening commentary and engage in an audience Q&A.

Date: April 30
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Cost: $15+
Location: Studio5, 1934 Dempster St, Evanston
More Info: studio5.dance 

Who Doesn’t Love Air Guitar? 

Directed by Joe Lehman, Airness follows the adventures of Nina as she enters her first air guitar competition, thinking that winning will be easy. It’s an exuberantly staged comedy about competition, completion, and finding the “airness” inside yourself.

Date: April 27-30
Time: 7:30PM and 3:00PM
Cost: $45
Location: Citadel Theater, 300 Waukegan Road, Lake Forest
More Info: citadeltheatre.org 

Teen Musicians Come Together for Community 

Join bands Metra, Indigo Hall, Metacognate, and Eliza Lampert & Richard Heller as they take to the stage to raise money for the Highland Park Community Foundation July 4th Recovery Fund. Comprised of teen musicians from area high schools, these bands will perform a 2-hour rock show for the ages—for all ages! 
Date: April 29 
Time: 8:00PM – 10:00PM 
Cost: $10+ 
Location: Madame Zuzu’s, 1876 1st St, Highland Park 
More Info: zuzuscafe.com 

Light Your Own Way 

This custom candle-making workshop at Blank Mason Candle Bar features 100% soy wax, premium fragrance oils and pure cotton wicks for a clean-burning candle. Their helpful staff will guide you through the process of creating your own scented candle, customized with botanicals, crystals, glitters, and/or micas.  
Date: April 28-30 
Time: Varies by Reservation 
Cost: $35+ 
Location: Blank Mason Candle Bar, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie 
More Info: blankmason.com 

April Showers Bring… 

No need to wait for the month of May to come home with some gorgeous springtime flowers! Join master florist Eileen Weber of Lake Forest Flowers for this parent & child workshop: you’ll design and create your own fresh floral posey featuring assorted spring flowers. Recommended for children ages 4 to 13 years old.

Date: April 29
Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Cost: $60
Location: Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Dr, Lake Forest
More Info: elawafarm.org 

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