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!
Shop the Highland Park Sidewalk Sale
Bargains and temptations abound as the merchants of Highland Park come together for this popular event. Participating retailers include Smart Jewelers, New Balance North Shore and Aveda Salon!
Date: Fri, Jul 30 & Sat, Jul 31
Time: Regular Shopping Hours
Location: Throughout downtown, Highland Park
Enjoy a Summer Night with Northlight
Support Skokie’s Northlight Theater as you enjoy an enchanting evening at Sketchbook Brewing with Linda Solotaire, a Chicago vocalist deeply influenced by the likes of Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone.
Date: Sat, Jul 31
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Sketchbook Brewing, 4901 Main St, Skokie
More Info: northlight.org
Catch a Cabaret-Style Broadway Revue
Delight in an evening of your favorite Broadway songs presented in a new context and brought to you by Theater Wit, Chicago’s premier smart art theater company.
Date: Sat, Jul 31
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $32 to $38
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More Info: northshorecenter.org
Discover Art at the Glen
Celebrating its 18th season, Art at the Glen is a weekend-long festival featuring more than 140 juried artists from around the country including painters, photographers, ceramicists and furniture makers.
Date: Sat, Jul 31 & Sun, Aug 1
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Glen Town Center, 2031 Tower Dr, Glenview
More Info: amdurproductions.com
Up Your Pizza Game
This inviting pizza joint, spun off from the popular Grateful Bites Catering Company, offers classic favorites along with innovative fare like their signature Eloté Pizza with roasted corn, cotija cheese and cilantro.
Date: Thu, Jul 29 to Sun, Aug 1
Time: 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm
Cost: Pizzas start at $15
Location: Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe, 899 Green Bay Rd, Hubbard Woods, Winnetka
More Info: gratefulbites.com