5 Things to do in the North Shore: February 10

Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, 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!

Behold Big, Bold, Beautiful Blooms

Discover the unexpected and the experience the exotic at the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show! Check out a 25-foot wide orchid, along with huge hanging columns of boldly colorful blooms and beautiful rare varieties of this delicate flowering plant.

Date: February 11 through March 26
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $7 for Members; $19 for Non-Members including admission to the Garden
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe
More Info: chicagobotanic.org

All Aboard: The Yacht Rock-ettes

Yacht Rock fans won’t want to miss this concert featuring Chicago’s own female-fronted Yacht Rock band. Join the Yacht Rock-ettes as they cover smooth rock hits by your favorite 70’s and 80’s bands and icons including Hall & Oates, Sade, Kenny Loggins, Toto, Michael McDonald and more.

Date: February 10
Time: 7:30PM (Doors open at 7:00PM)
Cost: $25
Location: The Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette
More Info: wilmettetheater.com

America’s Original Jazz Dance Company

Celebrating 60 years of pioneering jazz dance in America, Giordano Dance Chicago is recognized worldwide for their breathtaking movement, inventive choreography and diverse musical styles that showcase the vast reach of this iconic dance company. Don’t miss this evening of power, sensuality and athleticism.

Date: February 11
Time: 7:30PM
Cost: $28 – $70
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info: nothshorecenter.org

Get Hygge With It…

Pronounced “hue-guh,” the Danish concept of Hygge is often translated as a feeling of cozy, comfortable, mindful contentment. All this month, Evanston businesses will offer special workshops, shopping and dining specials for you to experience Hygge. The signature Hygge Fest event is this Saturday in Fountain Square Plaza.

Date: February 11
Time: 12:00 – 2:00PM
Cost: Free
Location: Fountain Square Plaza, 1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston
More Info: downtownevanston.org

Strap On Some Snowshoes!

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL is home to extensive trails that wind through 1,700 acres of scenic natural habitat and carefully cultivated plantings. Highlighted by snowshoeing or hiking as conditions permit, this fun group outing for adults 18 years and older includes snowshoes, admission and roundtrip van transportation.

Date: February 11
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $48 for Skokie Residents. $60 for Non-Residents
Location: Departs from the Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

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