5 Things to do in the North Shore: August 20- August 22

Summer is swinging into high gear and that means more fun, more culture and more things to do around town. 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!

Catch Mamma Mia on Stage

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen “Mamma Mia” on screen or on stage. Featuring many of ABBA’s greatest hits, this exuberant musical never fails to delight!

Date: Thu, Aug 19 to Sun, Aug 22
Time: 1:00 pm on Thu; 8:00 pm on Fri and Sat; and 2:00 pm on Sun
Cost: From $21 to $108
Location: Center Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info:musictheaterworks.com

Enjoy a Virtual Museum Exhibit

Check out the incredible video collection of the Block Museum of Art in Evanston. There are enlightening full-length features and short, fascinating videos.

Date: Thu, Aug 19 to Sun, Aug 22
Time: Anytime
Cost: Free
Location: Virtually Online
More Info: blockmuseum.northwestern.edu

Indulge in a Chef-Designed Tasting Menu

Treat yourself to the 8-course tasting menu at George Trois, an elegant restaurant known for its classic and contemporary French cuisine – and winner of the 2019 Jean Banchet “Restaurant of the Year” Award.

Date: Fri, Aug 20 to Sun Aug, 22
Time: Reservations Required: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Fri & Sat; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sun.
Cost: $190 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Location: George Trois, 64 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka
More Info: georgetroisgroup.com

Ready for Take Off? A 5K Race on an Airport Runway!

This chip-timed, USATF-Certified 5K race takes place on the main runway and taxiways at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling!

Date: Sat, Aug 21
Time: 8:00 am
Cost: $35 ($40 Day of Event)
Location: Chicago Executive Airport, Milwaukee Ave & Tower Dr, Wheeling
More Info: raceentry.com

Volunteer for Outdoor Workday

Get outside and give back as you join the Nature Center staff with their restoration efforts – including invasive species control, seed collecting and brush cutting. Tools & instruction provided.

Date: Sun, Aug 22
Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org/events