5 Things to do in the North Shore: Nov 5-Nov 7

Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Sip and Shop at Art & Wine Night

This Saturday, plan a trip to Evanston to shop art from Melanie Deal (Collage and Mixed Media) and Jerry Alt (Photography), and peruse over 150 works by other Evanston and Chicagoland artists, all with a glass of wine in hand.

Date: Sat, Nov 6
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 922 Davis Street, Evanston
More Info: facebook.com

Experience 13-Time Tony Award-Nominated Musical Ragtime

Skokie hosts Ragtime this weekend, a critically-acclaimed musical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens that tells the story of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a young, daring Harlem musician as they unite to achieve their goals.

Date: Fri, Nov 5 – Sun, Nov 7
Time: Fri at 8:00 pm, Sat at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Cost: From $25
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
More Info: northshorecenter.org

Attend a Football Game 

Witness a battle between the Iowa Hawkeyes (6 – 2) and the Northwestern Wildcats (3 – 5) as one team attempts to achieve dominance of the Big Ten Conference and the other attempts to keep up its streak of defeating Iowa.

Date: Sat, Nov 6
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: From $55
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston
More Info: nusports.com

Enjoy the Return of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra 

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra reopens for its 75th anniversary season this weekend with a program of Austro-German masterpieces by the revered Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner.

Date: Sun, Nov 7
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: From $39
Location: Evanston Township High School Auditorium, Evanston
More Info: evanstonsymphony.org

Try Hockey for Free at Skatium Ice Arena

Have you kids been asking to try hockey? This weekend in Skokie is their chance! Build confidence, mental agility, and develop social skills in a fun workshop that is totally free.

Date: Sat, Nov 6
Time: 1:10 pm – 2:10 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Skatium Ice Arena, Skokie
More Info: tryhockeyforfree.com

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