5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 27

Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.

A Piece of Prokofiev, a Taste of Tchaikovsky

Northbrook Symphony’s 2021-22 season comes to a magnificent finale with a program featuring Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5 in E Minor.” Bring the whole family as children aged 6-17 receive a complimentary ticket!

Date: May 29
Time: 4:00pm
Cost: $35-$150
Location: Sheely Center for the Performing Arts, 2300 Shermer Rd, Northbrook
More info: northbrooksymphony.org

Chicago’s Best Jazz Band Returns Home

The Chris Greene Quartet has been doing what they do best for decades—giving audiences a taste of the very best in jazz. They’re returning home to one of Greene’s favorite spaces, Evanston’s SPACE. The band shifts easily from blues and swing to funk and hip-hop. It’s a quartet like no other, and not to be missed!

Date: May 29
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $15-$25
Location: Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More info: evanstonspace.com

Come Along and Sing Some Campfire Songs

Join the Emily Oaks Nature Center for an evening of singing, clapping, and strumming around the campfire. Follow along on song sheets with lively nature tunes and make the best darn campfire treat around: s’mores!

Date: May 28
Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: $6
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org


Oui, Baguette, S’il Vous Plait!

Every Saturday in Wilmette is a chance to transport yourself to a little Parisian café or get the perfect ingredients for coq au vin. It’s all here at the Wilmette French Market!

Date: Every Saturday through October
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: On Green Bay Trail and Washington Ct in Wilmette
More info: wilmette.com


Can You Canoe the Canoe?

What’s better than a weekend morning spent canoeing with your family? After a basic instructional course on canoeing safety, paddle your own canoe around the pond and participate in a fun game. Canoes hold up to two adults and two children, so plan ahead!

Date: May 29
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $11-$14
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org

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