5 Things to do in the North Shore: February 3

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!

Do Not Miss Donut Fest!

Check out the sweetest festival in town at this weekend’s Donut Fest in Evanston. Vote for your favorite donut after sampling some sweet treats. There will be drinks, giveaways, goody bags, and even a photobooth, so snag a ticket today to enjoy everything this new festival has to offer. 
 
Date: February 5 
Time: 1:00 – 5:00PM 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Temperance Beer Co, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston
More info: temperance.beer

Enjoy the Chicago Philharmonic

The Chicago Philharmonic presents Songs of a Wayfarer featuring pieces from composers that pull inspiration from beauty. From a euphoric symphony and famous work by Mahler to a piece by a modern living composer, you’ll enjoy this night out at the theater listening to incredible music. 
 
Date: February 4 
Time: 7:30PM 
Cost: $27+ 
Location: North Shore Center for Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: northshorecenter.org

Snuggle Up at the Sweetheart Night Hike

Cozy up with your love to walk on candlelit trails from the River Trail Nature Center! This event has plenty of spots for you to enjoy nature with your other half. Relax around a campfire or head inside to warm up before dinner and drinks! 
 
Date: February 4 
Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM 
Cost: $25 
Location: River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook
More info: fpdcc.com

Come Hear ‘The Book of Merman’

Ethel Merman was one of Broadway’s biggest comedic stars, and this hit new musical comedy brings her energy back onstage! Full of original songs, this hilarious piece tells a tale of being true to oneself. Don’t miss this show, running through February, that has fun with big personalities and big comedy! 
 
Date: Opens February 3 
Time: 2:00PM and 7:30PM 
Cost: $38+ 
Location: Skokie Theater, 7924 Skokie Ave, Skokie
More info: skokietheatre.org

Bring the Family to Winter Wonderland

Bring the whole family to a fantastical Winter Wonderland event for people of all ages. Enjoy the fun tunes of children’s performer Nanny Nikki during storytime, or do some crafts and activities. Play fun games or bounce in the bounce house to spend a morning with new friends at this free event! 
 
Date: February 4 
Time: 10:30AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Glenview New Church School, 74 Park Dr, Glenview
More info: allevents.in