5 Things to do in the North Shore: Feb 5

Winter is here with new and varied ways for you to explore around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting this week.

Don’t forget: limited capacities and vaccination requirements apply at many venues. Please check the details and for any updates before finalizing your plans!

Step into a Winter Wonderland

Come play at the Emily Oaks Nature Center for Winter Wonder-fun, featuring activities such as painting, ice-sliding, snow treasure hunting, animal tracking, and more! A warming cup of hot cocoa is included with admission.

Date: Sun, Feb 6
Time: 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Cost: $6
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Explore the Evanston Art Scene

Head to Downtown Evanston this weekend for a fun day of art and shopping. Explore 15+ open galleries and art exhibits, along with different eateries and shops where you can pick up anything from a cappuccino to a stylish new accessory for your wardrobe.

Date: Sat, Feb 5
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 927 Noyes St, Evanston
More Info: facebook.com

Shake Your Jazz Hands

Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company, returns to Chicagoland for a night of entertainment, as the company performs Kesha Lalama’s Alegría and Ray Leeper’s Feelin’ Good Sweet.

Date: Sat, Feb 5
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: From $26
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info: northshorecenter.org

Strap on Your Snowshoes

Snowshoe the trails at Harms Woods Nature Preserve, trekking through a restored woodland and along the North Branch River. Snowshoes, transportation, and hot cocoa will be provided!

Date: Sun, Feb 6
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $31
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org

Virtual: Channel Your Inner Caveman

If you’re hibernating at home this weekend, catch a fun documentary. The Neanderthals: Tracking Our Ancestors explores unexplained mysteries of our famous ancestors using cutting edge research and archeological methods.

Cost: Free
Location: Online
More Info: watchdocumentaries.com