5 Things to do in the North Shore: May 20 – May 23

Stay safe and entertained with these online and socially distanced events. 

Celebrate ASAPI Heritage Month

Join the Evanston community and its local leaders in celebration of Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month with cultural performances and art making activities for the whole family.

Date: Sat May 22
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Cost: Free
Location: Fountain Square, Evanston
More Info: eventbrite.com

Find the perfect new piece of art

More than 80 juried artists from across the country will be showcasing their work in a variety of different mediums including painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and wood.

Date: Sat May 22 – Sun May 23
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Location: Village Green, 1810 Walters Ave., Northbrook
Cost: Free
More Info: amdurproductions.com

Swap your extra plants and seeds

Bring your extra plants or seeds to the Library’s south patio on Glenview Road and trade for new plants to take home. Meet other gardeners and share tips for the best care of your plant babies.

Date: Sat May 22
Time: 2PM – 3PM
Location: Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview
Cost: Free
More Info: glenviewpl.evanced.info

Take a canoe trip

Paddle a meandering section of the upper Fox River through Chain O’Lakes State Park, then hike a trail at the park. Basic instruction is provided, so beginners are welcome on this trip. For adults ages 18+

Date: Sun May 23
Time: 8AM – 5PMMM – 5PM
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4640 Brummel St., Skokie
Cost: $60-$75
More Info: skokieparks.org

Watch Buckingham Fountain go live for summer

Switch on Summer, ComEd’s annual season-changing ritual is all virtual, complete with appearances from special guests like WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling.

Date: Sat May 22
Time: Check the website for time
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual
More Info: comed.com