5 Things to do in the North Shore: February 24

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!

Gather the Crew for a Family Survival Skills Workshop

Each month, the Emily Oaks Nature Center hosts family-friendly survival skill workshops. This month, join them to learn about fire building! Every member of the family has a role to play in fire building and safety, so bundle up and bring the whole crew. 
Date: February 26 
Time: 1:00 – 3:00PM 
Cost: $6+ 
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie 
More info: skokieparks.org

Stories by Ezra Jack Keats ONSTAGE!

Imagine U: The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is live onstage for the whole family. Based on Keats’ indelible and iconic children’s books, these stories will weave a tale of magic, friendship, and humor! Bring the little ones for a fun day at the theater. 
Date: Opens February 24 
Time: Varies by performance 
Cost: $10+ 
Location: Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theatre, 1949 Campus Dr, Evanston 
More info: northwestern.edu

Listen to the Blues with Larry McCray in Evanston

Iconic Blues performer Larry McCray is at SPACE this weekend. With over 30 years of touring and performing, McCray is a musician you don’t want to miss. His 2022 album Blues Without You is a masterful modern blues album. Buy a ticket to hear it, and his other hits, live! 
Date: February 25 
Time: 7:00PM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston 
More info: eventbrite.com

Hear Music Inspired by London with Music of the Baroque

Music of the Baroque’s newest concert, London Calling, is inspired by the eponymous city. Principal Guest Conductor and London resident Nicholas Kraemer is directing this concert with pieces by Mozart, Handel, and Haydn, all inspired by the famous city. 
Date: February 26 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $35+ 
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie 
More info: baroque.org

Check Out Chalet Nursery’s Annual Orchid Fair

Chalet Nursery’s annual Orchid Fair is this weekend! Enjoy 20% off orchids, orchid accessories, and other helpful items. There will be free workshops and more fun throughout the weekend, so make sure to stop by and enjoy everything orchid! 
Date: February 24 – 26  
Time: Open During Store Hours 
Cost: Free 
Location: Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave, Wilmette 
More info: chaletnursery.com

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