5 Things to do in the North Shore: January 6

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!

Winter Wonder Fun

Bring the whole family for a day of fun in the winter sun! The Emily Oaks Nature Center will have winter activities spread throughout the park. Each outing is catered to the weather conditions of the day, but in the past, people have enjoyed snow painting, animal tracking, and ice sliding. End the day with a nice cup of hot cocoa and big smiles with your loved ones. 
Date: January 8 
Time: 10:30AM 
Cost: $6 
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St 
More info: skokieparks.org

Wine & Art Night

Head to the Creative Coworking Gallery for this fun, free event. There are over 150 works on display in the gallery, so grab a glass of wine while you peruse the displays. Grab some small bites and think about which painting would look best over your living room couch! 
Date: January 7 
Time: 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Creative Coworking, 922 Davis St 
More info: eventbrite.com

Get All Shook Up

Celebrate Elvis’ 88th birthday with some of the country’s top Elvis tribute artists. From his rockabilly early days to the Las Vegas concert years, you’ll hear all your favorite hits. This era-by-era musical showcase of The King’s music is going to be a blast from the past, so put on your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ for a night out to remember! 
Date: January 7 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $29.50 
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd 
More info: northshorecenter.org

Celebrate the New Year with Brunch!

Cheers to the beginning of 2023 with a catered brunch at the Mallinckrodt Center! Enjoy a catered brunch while being serenaded by live music. After the meal, toast the new year with your new friends and celebrate the start of a new year! 
Date: January 6 
Time: 10:30AM 
Cost: $10+ 
Location: Mallinckrodt Center, 1041A Ridge Rd 
More info: wilmettepark.org

Wayne Baker Brooks at SPACE

Snag your ticket to Wayne Baker Brooks’ concert for a great date night. As the son of Blues master Lonnie Brooks, Blues music is in his blood. He is one of the country’s top guitarists, and this concert is not to be missed. His powerhouse vocals soar over his songs to expand what you knew about the blues. 
Date: January 6 
Time: 8:00PM 
Cost: $18+ 
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave 
More info: eventbrite.com

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