5 Things to do in the North Suburbs: May 24

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 Flea Market Extraordinaire! 

Explore a world of vintage treasures, antiques, clothing, crafts, jewelry and more at the Robert Crown Community Center. Whether you’re a serious collector, avid bargain hunter, or simply love the thrill of a great find, this flea market extravaganza has it all! 

Date: May 25 
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Robert Crown Community Center, 1801 Main St, Evanston 
More Info: cityofevanston.org  

The Matchbook Artist 

Inspired by his father-in-law’s extensive collection of vintage matchbooks, artist Roger Shule has spent much of his recent career creating unique paintings based on matchbook art from the mid-20th century. These acrylic-on-Masonite works are fashioned into 3-dimensional “matchbooks” measuring 10” x 13”.  

Date: Opening Reception May 25, 6:00 to 9:00PM. Exhibit on view through June 16 
Time: Regular Gallery Hours are Sat & Sun 1:00PM to 4:00PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Blue Moon Gallery, 18620 Belvidere Rd, Grayslake 
More Info: thebluemoongallery.com  

Food Trucks + Entertainment = A Whole Lotta’ Fun! 

Head over to the Lake County Fairgrounds on Friday for an evening of fun! In addition to live music, a beer garden and family entertainment, you’ll find dozens of food vendors, including the Happy Lobster, Lumpia Lady, Smokie Boyz BBQ, Grumpy Caucho Argentine Cuisine, and Churros & Chocolate!

Date: May 24 
Time: 4:00 to 9:00PM 
Cost: $10 parking per vehicle 
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake 
More Info: lcfairgrounds.com 

North Shore Artist, Adam Siegel 

Winnetka resident Adam Siegel is nationally renowned for his large-scale abstract works. Influenced by his travels and time spent in Japan, Siegel’s art bridges old and new and blends the sensibilities and aesthetics of East and West. His current show, “Adam Siegel: Works,” includes several new works.

Date: Through June 15 
Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM; Closed Sunday 
Cost: Free 
Location: The Art Center Highland Park, 1957 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park 
More Info: theartcenterhp.org 

A Little Night Music 

Inspired by a celebrated 1955 Ingmar Bergman film, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music is set in 1900 Sweden and explores the web of relationships centered around a glamorous stage actress and the men who love her. Full of wit, wisdom, possibilities and second chances, this musical celebration of love includes one of the composer’s most famous songs, “Send in the Clowns.” 

Date: Previews May 24 – June 1; Runs June 6 to July 14 
Time: Fri & Sat 7:30PM; Sun 6:00PM 
Cost: From $35; Seniors $30 
Location: Theo Unique Theater, 721 Howard St, Evanston 
More Info: theo-u.com 

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