5 Things to do in the North Shore: August 12

Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different communities, enjoy music and food at festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!

‘Wanna Have a Catch’ at Wyman Green?

The classic film, Field of Dreams, comes to Wyman Green for their Movies on the Green series! Bring your own blankets and chairs, and they’ll bring this movie to life on the big screen. Watch Kevin Costner reconnect with himself, his father, and his love of baseball as he builds a magical baseball field in Iowa. 

Date: August 12
Time: 9:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Wyman Green, 310 Park Ave, Glencoe
More info: glencoeparkdistrict.com


Rock Out at Ravinia

Dispatch, O.A.R., and G. Love are bringing their bluesy, ska-rock vibes to beautiful Ravinia. Listen to these rock mainstays as they go through hits like O.A.R’s “Hey Girl” and Dispatch’s “The General,” along with new hits from their new records. Don’t miss this stacked and raucous night at the Pavilion!

Date: August 13
Time: Gates open at 4:30PM
Cost: starts at $44
Location: Ravinia Pavillion, 201 Ravinia Park Rd
More info: ravinia.org


Evanston’s West End Market is Here

Hosted by the Central Evanston Business Association, Evanston’s West End Market is a community focused weekly event that features vendors of all kinds from Central Evanston. Stroll through the market and stop for free yoga, beautiful artwork from local artists, or one of the many other activities and surprises the best of Evanston will bring!

Check it out this weekend or on any Saturday through September 24.

Date: August 13
Time: 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Evanston, corner of Church & Dodge
More info: www.facebook.com


Make & Break Bread Together

Ever wondered how to bake bread at home? Join this class at the Devonshire Cultural Center to learn tips & tricks to bake award-winning bread. Impress your friend & save a little at the grocery store with this fun-for-the-whole-family class!

Date: August 13
Time: 10:00 – 11:30AM
Cost: $45 Resident, $56 Non-Resident
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org


Butterflies & Blooms & Beauty, Oh My!

Immerse yourself in a butterfly habitat at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Watch as these beautiful creatures fly through their mesh enclosure, surrounded by incredible flowers and plants to help them thrive. Learn about different species from Asia, Africa, and North & South America, and check out the pupa room to see the butterfly life cycle in action.

Date: Open Whenever the Gardens are
Time: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Cost: Free with admission
Location: Chicago Botanic Gardens
More info: chicagobotanic.org

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