Enjoy winter with new experiences to make your season bright! From cultural opportunities through food and festivals, to adventures in the arts, 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!
Gather the Crew for a Family Survival Skills Workshop
Each month, the Emily Oaks Nature Center hosts family-friendly survival skill workshops. This month, join them to learn about fire building! Every member of the family has a role to play in fire building and safety, so bundle up and bring the whole crew.
Date: February 26
Time: 1:00 – 3:00PM
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org
Stories by Ezra Jack Keats ONSTAGE!
Imagine U: The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is live onstage for the whole family. Based on Keats’ indelible and iconic children’s books, these stories will weave a tale of magic, friendship, and humor! Bring the little ones for a fun day at the theater.
Date: Opens February 24
Time: Varies by performance
Location: Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theatre, 1949 Campus Dr, Evanston
More info: northwestern.edu
Listen to the Blues with Larry McCray in Evanston
Iconic Blues performer Larry McCray is at SPACE this weekend. With over 30 years of touring and performing, McCray is a musician you don’t want to miss. His 2022 album Blues Without You is a masterful modern blues album. Buy a ticket to hear it, and his other hits, live!
Date: February 25
Location: SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston
More info: eventbrite.com
Hear Music Inspired by London with Music of the Baroque
Music of the Baroque’s newest concert, London Calling, is inspired by the eponymous city. Principal Guest Conductor and London resident Nicholas Kraemer is directing this concert with pieces by Mozart, Handel, and Haydn, all inspired by the famous city.
Date: February 26
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: baroque.org
Check Out Chalet Nursery’s Annual Orchid Fair
Chalet Nursery’s annual Orchid Fair is this weekend! Enjoy 20% off orchids, orchid accessories, and other helpful items. There will be free workshops and more fun throughout the weekend, so make sure to stop by and enjoy everything orchid!
Date: February 24 – 26
Time: Open During Store Hours
Location: Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Ave, Wilmette
More info: chaletnursery.com