5 Things to do in the North Shore: September 23

Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

Oktoberfest… With a Twist 

Enjoy traditional fare including awesome German food and three seasonal German-style beers served up in liter and half-liter steins! What’s the twist? A unique lineup of terrific bands: Not just Oktoberfest tunes and polka but also folky jam rock, funk, Latin fusion and Cajun dance tunes.

Date: September 23-25
Time: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Fri and Sat; 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sun
Cost: Free admission
Location: Sketchbook Brewery, 4901 Main St, Skokie
More Info: sketchbookbrewing.com


Fall Into Fun in Winnetka  

Join your friends, family and neighbors for fun, games, and food, plus a variety of food trucks including Tacomotora, Saucy Kat and Rot’s Hots. For the young ones, there will be a balloon artist, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, and more!

Date: September 24
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: Free admission
Location: Skokie Playfield, 540 Hibbard Rd, Winnetka
More Info: winpark.org 


Smoove Moves 

You have just one night to catch J.B. Smoove, the Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and comedian. Known for his many film and television projects including Curb Your Enthusiasm, We Bought a Zoo, The Millers, Ice Age 4, and Spiderman: Far From Home, J.B. Smoove’s upcoming stand-up comedy tour promises nonstop high-energy entertainment.

Date: September 23
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $29 to $45
Location: Northshore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info: northshorecenter.org 


What Do You Call a Block Party in October?

It’s Blocktoberfest, Glenview’s signature fall event! In addition to food, wine and beverages for sale, you’ll find a family-friendly Fun Zone featuring a Kids’ Stage with performers from the School of Rock Glenbrook. On the main stage, an outstanding line up of bands will keep things going until late at night.

Date: September 24
Time: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Cost: Free general admission. VIP Area tickets are $100.
Location: 1800 block of Glenview Rd, between Church St and Pine St, Glenview
More Info: glenviewblocktoberfest.com 


Step Back in Time in Skokie

Discover fascinating facts and hear colorful historical stories on this in-depth guided tour through downtown Skokie. There will be several stops along the way, plus light refreshments at the Skokie Heritage Museum. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for this narrated 2-hour stroll.

Date: September 24
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cost: $5
Location: Skokie Heritage Museum, 8031 Floral Ave, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org 

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