5 Things to do in the North Shore: June 2

Enjoy the spring season with new experiences to make your days brighter! From outdoor activities like nature walks and festivals, 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 to kick off the spring season!

Listen to the Music at Bitter Jester!

Head to Highland Park for the Bitter Jester Music Festival, an electrifying celebration of emerging musical talent. From indie rock to hip-hop, alternative to electronic, there’s something for everyone’s musical taste. With a vibrant atmosphere, thrilling live sets, and an enthusiastic community of music lovers, this festival is an experience you won’t want to miss. Get ready to discover your new favorite artist and immerse yourself in the captivating world of emerging music!

Date: June 2 and 3
Time: 5:45-10PM
Cost: Free
Location: Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Ave, Highland Park
More info: bitterjesterfoundation.org


Groovin’ at Good Grapes

Good Grapes invites you to kick off the weekend in style with Fab Friday Live, an outdoor music experience. Sit back, relax, and let the soulful tunes wash over you as you unwind from the demands of the week. Gather your friends and loved ones, bring your picnic blankets, and get ready to immerse yourself in a night of musical bliss.

Date: June 2
Time: 7-9PM
Cost: $30+
Location: Good Grapes, 821 Chestnut Ct, Winnetka
More info: goodgrapes.com

Immerse Yourself in Art

Calling all art enthusiasts! Get ready to be captivated by the Skokie Art Guild Summer Exhibit, where creativity knows no bounds. From mesmerizing paintings to intricate sculptures, this exhibit offers a diverse range of artistic expressions that are sure to inspire and provoke thought. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or simply appreciate the beauty of creativity, this event is must-see.

Date: June 3
Time: 1-3PM
Cost: Free
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

Enjoy the Magic of ‘Pippin’

Step into a world of enchantment and adventure as Music Theater Works proudly presents the timeless classic, Pippin. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the extraordinary tale of Pippin, a young prince in search of meaning and fulfillment. Brace yourself for a theatrical spectacle filled with jaw-dropping acrobatics, sensational songs, and a storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Date: Opens June 1
Time: 2PM and 8PM
Cost: $39
Location: Music Theater Works, 9501 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: musictheaterworks.com

Experience Vibrant Evanston Pride!

Kick off Evanston’s Pride Celebration with the Youth Car Parade. Celebrate diversity, inclusion, and love at the Evanston Pride event. This kick-off event brings out the neighbors to rally around the community’s LGBTQIA+ youth. The rest of the month, there is a wide array of activities and entertainment options. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with a vibrant community and celebrate love in all its forms.

Date: June 4
Time: 1PM
Cost: Free
Location: Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston
More info: evanstonpride.org

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