5 Things to do in the North Shore: Jan 14

Winter is here with new and varied ways for you to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting this week.

Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!

Celebrate an Everlasting Legacy

This MLK weekend, reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King’s dream by attending a celebratory concert hosted by the Music Institute of Chicago. Featuring performances by special guest artists along with students, faculty, and alumni, this is the perfect chance to support the arts and social activism.

Date: Sun, Jan 16
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More Info: Nichols-concert-hall.ticketleap.com

Dive in a Foam Pit

Calling all parents! Looking for something fun and active to do with the kids this weekend? Look no further than Little Beans Café, which offers a fun family activity center – complete with imaginative play spaces including gym, obstacle course, foam pit, and more!

Date: Fri, Jan 14 – Sun, Jan 16
Time: Fri 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Sat and Sun 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $20
Location: Little Beans Café, 430 Asbury Ave, Evanston
More Info: littlebeanscafe.com

Go Ahead, Look Behind the Curtain

If you’re a fan of the performing arts or an aspiring director, plan a trip to Northlight Theatre for a popular discussion series with Artistic Director BJ Jones, featuring special guest artists, actors, directors, and more. Get an in-depth look at each show in production at Northlight- this weekend, learn about the upcoming play Fireflies.

Date: Fri, Jan 14
Time: 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie
More Info: northlight.org

Treat Yourself to Good Beer & Good Food

Barbeque aficionados and comfort food fans rejoice! Sketchbook Brewing Company is hosting Evanston’s Soul and Smoke this Friday. Enjoy delicious BBQ (including veggie options), and of course enjoy Sketchbook’s famous line up of beers while you’re there.

Date: Fri, Jan 14
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Sketchbook Brewing Co., 4901 Main St, Skokie
More Info: sketchbookbrewing.com

Virtual: Learn About the Important Things

If you’re looking to stay inside this weekend, check out, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, which presents an alternative form of living through minimalism. Follow several people on their journey to discovering a healthier and less wasteful lifestyle.

Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com

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