5 Things to do in the North Suburbs: April 26

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!

A Chicago Premiere 

From award-winning playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, Rooted is a quirky, offbeat comedy that follows the journey of a treehouse-dwelling plant enthusiast whose online musings about the consciousness of plants launch her to Internet stardom. Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, it’s also a story about belief and human connections.

Date: Through May 12 
Time: Fri 7:30PM; Sat 3:00PM & 7:30PM; Sun 3:00PM 
Cost: $48 
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview 
More Info: oillamptheater.org  

Shuffle on the Lakeshore 

With beautiful Lake Michigan as the backdrop, the Lakeshore Shuffle is a 5K Run & Walk along the picturesque Evanston lakefront. It’s a terrific way to herald the active outdoor season, whether you’re a seasoned and competitive runner or just looking to join friends and family for a spirited walk. 

Date: April 27 
Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM 
Cost: $35 to $46 
Location: Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park; Start Line: Sheridan Rd & Lake St, Evanston 
More Info: cityofevanston.org 

Craft Brews in Historic Downtown Long Grove

More than two dozen Chicagoland breweries will be on hand at the Long Grove Craft Beer Festival. Admission includes a special Festival taster glass, unlimited top-tier craft beer samples, live music, and access to participating food vendors. 

Date: April 27 
Time: 12:00 to 4:00PM 
Cost: $60; Designated Driver Ticket $10 
Location: Brother’s Field, 340 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove 
More Info: longgrove.org 

A Tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll 

Join Logan Ramey, a 19-year-old, award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist who has gained the respect of fans and colleagues alike through his sold-out performances across the Midwest. It’s a high-energy show with audience interaction and your favorite Elvis songs. 

Date: April 27 
Time: 7:00PM 
Cost: $30 in advance; $35 at the door 
Location: Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette 
More Info: wilmettetheater.com  

Celebrate Arbor Day 

The Arbor Day festivities in Lake Zurich begin at 9:00AM with a tree planting ceremony by the Village Arborist. There will also be a compost giveaway, paper shredding, plant sale and sapling giveaway. Then, roll up your sleeves to help clean up any of the community’s 32 parks. It’s a day to celebrate and give back to our planet!

Date: April 27 
Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Cost: Free 
Location: Paulus Park Barn, 200 S. Rand Rd, Lake Zurich 
More Info: lakezurich.org  

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