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!
The History of the “Green Book”
The Illinois Holocaust Museum is hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit about the history of “Green Book,” the travel guide for Black Americans in the mid-1900s. This life-saving guide was used to help people travel safely through the country, and this exhibit tells its story through film, photographs, oral history, and historical objects. Don’t miss this incredible exhibit and check out the rest of this amazing museum while you’re there.
Date: Runs through April 23
Time: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cost: Between $6 – $18
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr, Skokie
More info: ilholocaustmuseum.org
Get the Wiggles Out During Sensory Shenanigans
The Winnetka Library is hosting Sensory Shenanigans, an hour of interactive free play. Designed for kids aged up to 4, this time will focus on fostering fine and gross motor skills while having fun. Wear clothes that could get a little dirty and take your youngest pals to the library!
Date: March 3
Location: Winnetka Library, 768 Oak St, Winnetka
More info: winnetkalibrary.libcal.com
Hop Over to the Easter Bunny HOP!
The musical comedy Easter Bunny HOP! comes to Evanston, straight from New York! Watch as the Easter Bunny searches for his lost eggs with the help of his fairy-tale bunny friends. With fun music and the chance to take photos with the Easter Bunny after the show, this is bound to be a hopping good time for the whole family!
Date: March 4
Location: The Musical Offering, 743 Custer, Evanston
More info: evanstonnow.com
Be Our Guest… at the Culinary Cabaret
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind food-themed musical cabaret starring some of the most talented kids on the North Shore. A cast of 27, backed by a live-band, will perform songs from your favorite shows and musicals… all about food! You’ll leave happy and hungry from this fun show.
Date: March 4 and 5
Time: 7:00PM and 2:00PM
Location: Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
More info: highlandparkplayers.com
Check Out a Ceramics Showroom
This Quiet Dust Ceramics is opening a new showroom in Lake Forest, and you’re invited to celebrate! You’ll get a peek into the creative process of a ceramicist with works of art by local artists. Enjoy drinks and bites as you look at the incredible works and decide which one would look best on your mantle!
Date: March 3
Time: 5:00 – 8:00PM
Location: This Quiet Dust, 13655 Irma Lee Ct, Lake Forest
More info: chicagonorthshoremoms.com