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 a World-Premiere Musical
This delightful stage show begins its national tour right here in Skokie! Set around the taping of a fictional TV show, “Cooking with Bubbie” is filled with comedy, songs and the sage advice that only Bubbie can dispense.
Date: Thu, Jul 15 to Sun, Jul 18
Time: 7:30 pm on Thu and Sat. 2:00 pm on Fri and Sun.
Cost: $45 ($38 for Seniors and Students)
Location: Skokie Theater, 7925 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
Hunt for Sidewalk Bargains
The Winnetka Sidewalk Sale is back this weekend with an open-air shopping spree in three popular neighborhood shopping districts: Hubbard Woods, West Elm District and East Elm District.
Date: Fri, Jul 16 & Sat, Jul 17
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Hubbard Woods, West Elm and East Elm Business Districts, Winnetka
More Info: wngchamber.com
Discover Enchantment in the Woods
Explore the green expanses and wooded hollows of the Grove as fairies, elves and other fantastic creatures gather for a day of fun and enchantment. Kid-friendly activities include a Fairy Door Workshop and a guided night hike to hunt for fireflies.
Date: Sat, Jul 17
Time: Organized activities start at 10:00 am. Advance registration required.
Cost: Organized activities are $15 to $22
Location: The Grove Nature Preserve, 1921 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview
More Info: glenviewparks.org
Shop the Deerfield Farmers Market
Bring home luscious seasonal fruits and freshly harvested vegetables to enhance your weekend dining. Sweet and savory baked goods, jams & jellies, colorful flowers, and artisanal cheeses are also available.
Date: Sat, Jul 17
Time: 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Park Avenue between Jewett Park Drive and Hazel Avenue, Deerfield
More Info: deerfield.il.us
Get Fit & Sample Hard Kombucha
Enjoy a high-intensity, low-impact workout at Pure Barre and a tasting of Liquid Confidence – an organic kombucha enhanced with quality spirits.
Date: Sun, Jul 18
Time: 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Pure Barre, 910 Church St, Evanston
More Info: exploretock.com