Summer is here with plenty of opportunities to explore different communities, enjoy music and food at festivals, and discover new cultural opportunities. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week!
An (Art) Jury of Your Peers
Art at the Glen returns to Glenview’s Glen Town Center with more than 140 juried artists. Local and national artists from across the country will be at the Glen this weekend to show off their one-of-a-kind pieces.
Date: July 30 – 31
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Glen Tower Center, 2030 Tower Drive, Glenview
More info: amdurproductions.com
Dance Your Way to a New Nation
Clare Barron’s stunning 2018 play Dance Nation comes to Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. A radical tale of pre-teen competitive dancers plotting to take over the world, Dance Nation is about ambition, growing up, finding ourselves.
Date: July 29 – 31
Time: 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Cost: Starting at $15
Location: Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
More info: wirtz.northwestern.edu
Hear a Renowned Conductor Take on an American Master
The world-renowned Marin Alsop leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia this weekend with a resounding performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Kaddish.”
Date: July 30
Cost: Starting at $15
Location: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
More info: ravinia.org
Failing Never Felt So Good
Failure: A Love Story is a whimsical and heartfelt play that follows the Fail sisters in their family home and clock shop in 1928 Chicago. Magical, musical, and full of surprises, Failure: A Love Story keeps us tapping our toes even as life (and death) doesn’t seem to go as planned.
Date: Now through September 4
Time: 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Cost: Starting at $28
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview
More info: app.arts-people.com
Stop Letting Your Farmer’s Market Haul Go to Waste!
Farmer’s Market Finds teaches you creative, healthy recipes, and fun ways to incorporate those great veggies and fruit you see all summer long at the farmer’s market. Don’t worry, you won’t need any cooking skills to enjoy this flavorful class.
Date: July 31
Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie
More info: skokieparks.org