5 Things to do in the North Shore: January 20

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!

Lion Dance at Koi

Evanston favorite, Koi Fine Asian Cuisine and Lounge, is hosting their Chinese New Year celebration at their restaurant with a Lion Dance performance! Snag a reservation to catch this dance live and kick off the Year of the Rabbit while eating some delicious food. 
Date: January 21 
Time: 6:30PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Koi Fine Asian Cuisine and Lounge, 624 Davis St 
More info: koievanston.com 

‘Montero Plays Mozart’ in Skokie 

Famed pianist Gabriela Montero is coming to Skokie to perform the music of Mozart. Accompanied by the Music of the Baroque Orchestra and conducted by Dame Jane Glover, this classical music performance is sure to amaze. Her work has won a Grammy and she has been profiled on 60 Minutes, so don’t miss your chance to see her live! 
Date: January 22 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $35+ 
Location: North Shore Center, 9501 Skokie Blvd 
More info: baroque.org 

Catch a Show at Northlight

Andy Warhol in Iran opens this weekend at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie. This play features only two actors as they dramatize Andy Warhol’s experience visiting Iran in the 1970s. Northlight is one of the largest non-profit theaters in the Chicago area, and they are known for their incredible work. Buy your ticket to the show or check out their website for one of the supplementary events during the run of the play. 
Date: Opens January 19 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $35+  
Location: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd 
More info: northlight.org 

Learn About the Yukon in Glenview

Celebrate naturalist Robert Kennicott who visited the Yukon twice in the mid-1800s. Robert grew up in The Grove, and the Glenview Park District is hosting a day of learning about the Yukon to celebrate this local explorer. Watch dog sledding teams, try snowshoeing, or just grab a cup of hot cocoa to share next to the fire.  
Date: January 21 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: $5+ 
Location: The Grove Glenview, 1421 Milwaukee Ave 
More info: glenviewparks.org 

‘Almost, Maine’ is Almost Here

Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview is bringing the sweet and magical world of Almost, Maine to stage starting this weekend. This play is all about interconnected love stories in a small town in Maine that has a little more magic than normal... think Love, Actually but in New England! Make a date night to see this sweet show with your sweetie. 
Date: Opens January 19 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $30+ 
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd 
More info: oillamptheater.org

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