5 Things to do in the North Shore: February 17

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!

I Wanna Hold Your Hand… at BritBeat!

Enjoy Beatlemania with Beatles cover band BritBeat this weekend! This multimedia concert experience brings the British Invasion to Skokie with costume changes, groovy projections, and your favorite Beatles’ hits. Don’t just ‘Let it Be’… buy your ticket today! 
Date: February 18 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $30+ 
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie 
More info: northshorecenter.org

Hang Out with Hanging Plants

Spend an afternoon at Chalet, the Wilmette gardening center, as you learn about how to take care of hanging plants to elevate your green thumb. Resident horticulturist, Jennifer Brennan, will walk you through different plant varieties and methods for hanging plants to make great use of your house’s vertical space! 
Date: February 18 
Time: 1:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Chalet, 3132 Lake Ave, Wilmette 
More info: chaletnursery.com 

Don Quixote Retold with Circus Quixotic

The Actors Gymnasium reimagines Don Quixote through the eyes of circus performers. This show will blow you away with the amazing feats of physicality and storytelling by this troop of actors.  
Date: February 18 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St, Evanston 
More info: tickettailor.com 

Celebrate Multi-Cultural Mardi Gras Traditions

Head to the Skokie Heritage Museum for Cultural Snapshot: Mardi Gras for this family-friendly tour of global Mardi Gras traditions. From Brazil to Italy, Canada to Louisiana, there are many similarities and many differences in the way this holiday is celebrated. Learn more through crafts and games this weekend! 
Date: February 18 
Time: 1:00PM 
Cost: $5+ 
Location: Skokie Heritage Museum, 8032 Floral Ave, Skokie 
More info: skokieparks.org 

Black History Scavenger Hunt in Evanston

Check out this indoor mini scavenger hunt at the library to learn about Black history in Evanston! Find twelve hidden pictures with the clue sheet provided by the library while learning. This fun and educational game runs throughout February, so pick up your clue sheet today! 
Date: Runs through February 28 
Time: During Library Hours 
Cost: Free 
Location: Evanston Main Library and Robert Crown Branch Library 
More info: chicagonorthshoremoms.com

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