5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 12

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!

Experience Musical Brilliance at the Bach Week Festival

Prepare to be transported to the world of Johann Sebastian Bach as the highly anticipated Bach Week Festival returns in all its grandeur. Celebrating the timeless genius of Bach’s compositions, this musical event showcases the musicians and ensembles who breathe life into his masterpieces. Immerse yourself in the beauty and intricate harmonies that have made Bach a musical icon.
Date: Closes May 14 
Time: 3:00PM 
Cost: $15+ 
Location: 1555 Sherman Ave, Evanston 
More info: bachweek.org

Break Barriers through Art at The Umbrella Arts Festival

The Umbrella Arts Festival is a vibrant family-friendly celebration dedicated to honoring the rich heritage and artistic expressions of the Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASPA) communities. Through a diverse array of artistic mediums, the festival creates opportunities for raising awareness, promoting education, and engaging in meaningful dialogues that combat the alarming increase in anti-Asian hate and violence across the country. 
Date: May 13 
Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Fountain Square, Downtown Evanston 
More info: evanstonaspa.com

Music & Magic at Northlight Theatre

Step into a world of heartwarming nostalgia and captivating storytelling with The Porch on Windy Hill: A New Play with Old Music at Northlight Theatre. Set in a quaint town, this enchanting production weaves together a compelling tale filled with love, laughter, and the power of community. Immerse yourself in a blend of captivating storytelling and timeless melodies that will transport you to a bygone era. 
Date: Closes May 14 
Time: 2:30 and 8:00PM 
Cost: $59+ 
Location: Northlight Theatre, 9501 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie 
More info: northlight.org

Swing into Spring at the Winnetka Golf Club

Swing into spring at Winnetka Golf Club’s Spring Open House! Join for a day of golfing adventures, friendly competitions, and family fun. Participate in complimentary golf clinics, try your hand at putting challenges, and enjoy games tailored for children. Don’t miss this exciting event that marks the start of the golfing season. 
Date: May 13 
Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Winnetka Golf Club Range, 1300 Oak St, Winnetka 
More info: winnetkagolfclub.org 

Craft with Love for Mother’s Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with this Mother’s Day Gift Making event. Join the Glencoe Park District for an afternoon of creativity and fun as they provide everything you need to make unique and heartfelt gifts for the special mothers in your life. Advanced registration is required, so secure your spot and make this Mother’s Day truly unforgettable. 
Date: May 13 
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM 
Cost: $13+ 
Location: Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Rd, Glencoe 
More info: glencoeparkdistrict.com

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