Spring is here with fresh adventures for you around town and online! Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found most interesting for you this week.
First Saturdays are for Art Lovers
Evanston’s First Saturday has so many art events packed into one day, we can’t even list them all out! You’ll just have to trust that there is literally something for every taste, every kind of expression, and every style of design. Get yourself to Evanston and go home with lots of art!
Date: June 4
Time: All day (event times vary)
Location: Downtown Evanston
More info: evanstonmade.org
Go Under the Sea in Skokie
Grab your tridents and fishtails, Disney’s The Little Mermaid musical is coming to Skokie. This unique, immersive production makes you feel part of Ariel’s world from the moment you step into the theater.
Date: June 2-26
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
More info: musictheaterworks.com
76 Trombones Lead the Big Musical
Down the road in Skokie is another fish-out-of-water musical: Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. This classic, big-band romp follows traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the unassuming people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that could never be real.
Date: Saturdays, June 4 & 11; Sundays, June 5 & 11
Time: 7:00pm Saturdays, 3:00pm Sundays
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St
More info: skokieparks.org
Fifty Years of Foliage and Flowers
A joyous celebration of 50 years of the Chicago Botanic Garden! This four-month birthday party features art installations that connect visitors with nature in totally new ways.
Date: Now thru September 25th
Time: Regular Garden Hours
Cost: Free with Admission
Location: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
More info: chicagobotanic.org
Stock Up with Fresh, Local Produce
The early bird gets the freshest fruit at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market. The season is in full bloom for the very best of Illinois’ vendors. Greet the sunrise, bring a bag, and find ingredients for your favorite family dinner.
Date: Saturdays beginning June 4
Time: 7:30am – 1:00pm
Location: University Ave at Oak Street
More info: evanstonroundtable.com