5 Things to do in the North Shore: August 5

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!

The Timeless Joys of a Summer Fair

With rides, games, live music, food, beer and wine, Northbrook Days is a community event that captures all the fun and excitement of a classic carnival. Evening headliners include high-energy 80’s music from the band “The Breakfast Club” and the Chicago-based U2 tribute band, “Without U2.”

Date: August 4-7
Time: Th 6:00 – 10:00PM; Fri 6:00 – 11:00PM; Sat 12:00 – 11:00PM; Sun 1:00 – 9:00PM
Cost: Unlimited Ride Wristbands from $25
Location: West Metra Lot at the Train Station, 1401 Shermer Rd, Northbrook
More Info: northbrookdays.com

Dive In With Tom Hanks

Enjoy the iconic 1988 Tom Hanks film BIG at the Devonshire Aquatic Center. Take a refreshing dip or go for a swim—and follow the adventures of 12-year-old Josh Baskin after a wish turns him into a 30-year-old man who finds surprising career success at the MacMillan Toy Company.

Date: August 5
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:30PM
Cost: $10
Location: Devonshire Aquatic Center, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org


Check Out A Unique Arts Fair

This unique market may take place in a garage, but it’s like no other garage sale you’ve seen! Outdoors in a covered parking garage, the Maker’s Market allows you to meet, chat, and buy direct from dozens of artists, artisans, and makers. You’ll find ceramics, jewelry, artwork and other one-of-a-kind items.

Date: August 7
Time: 12:00 – 5:00PM
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Location: Maple Parking Garage, 1800 Maple Ave, Evanston
More Info: evanstonmade.org


That’s Not All Sondheim Wrote…

Featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and internationally renowned vocalists, this concert of Sondheim classics and favorites is presented with a twist: Tying the songs together are excerpts from some of the letters that the composer wrote to world-famous performers, up-and-coming composers, and even school kids.

Date: August 7
Time: Gates open at 3:00PM Concert starts at 5:00PM
Cost: General Lawn Admission, $15; Premium Lawn Blocks, $65; Reserved Seats from $35-$145.
Location: Ravinia, 201 Ravinia Park Rd, Highland Park
More Info: ravinia.org


Four Nights. Four Amazing Concerts.

Go once, or go four times- you can’t go wrong at this year’s Out of Space concert series at the Canal Shores Golf Course. Jenny Lewis and Trampled by Turtles will get things started on Thursday followed by Elvis Costello & The Imposters on Friday, Lucinda Williams on Saturday, and Buddy Guy closing the series on Sunday. Don’t miss this!

Date: August 4-7
Time: Gates open at 5:00PM
Cost: Starting at $45
Location: Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St, Evanston
More Info: outofspaceconcerts.com

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