Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different communities, enjoy music and food at festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!
Honey, I Watched a Movie on the Green
Glencoe’s Movies on the Green returns this month with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Remind yourself how much worse off Hollywood has been without Canadian comedian Rick Moranis as he accidentally uses his shrink ray to miniaturize (and then lose) his kids! It’s a rollicking, summery adventure for the whole family.
Date: July 8
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Wyman Green
More info: glencoeparkdistrict.com
Celebrate the First (Second) Friday in Winnetka
First Fridays is Hubbard Woods Design District’s way of kicking off the weekend with stores open late, offering art, promotions, live music, and more! Kick off the end of a 4-day work week with some late-night shopping and community love.
Date: July 8
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Green Bay Road between Scott and Tower Road, Winnetka
More info: visitchicagonorthshore.com
Tour a Uniquely Chicago School of Design
No, this isn’t a campus tour of an actual school- you’ll actually be learning about the ‘Prairie School’ style of architecture. This week, the Evanston History Center is hosting a walking tour focusing on historic apartment buildings. Join for this or one of their upcoming tours focusing on different styles of buildings!
Date: July 9
Location: Northwest corner of Hinman Ave and Main Street, Evanston
More info: evanstonhistorycenter.org
Feel Your Spirit Soar
The 14th Annual Baha’i Choral Festival is bringing in more than 200 singers of diverse backgrounds and faiths to raise the beautiful temple in song. From classical arrangements to new compositions, the festival is sure to lift your spirits.
Date: July 7-10
Location: Baha’i House of Worship, Wilmette
More info: bahaichoir.org
Enjoy a Love Story
Northlight Theatre presents award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Set in the 1940’s these two strangers begin corresponding during World War II-and an unlikely, but poignant courtship begins.
Date: Through August 7
Cost: From $30
Location: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: northlight.org