Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. 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!
Dine & Enjoy a Concert at the Talking Farm
Throw on your flannels, pack your picnic blanket and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend at the Howard Street Farm while you listen to live music and indulge in tasty BBQ, courtesy of one of the farm’s restaurant partners.
Date: Sun, Oct 10
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Howard Street Farm, Skokie
More Info: thetalkingfarm.org
See a Performance by the Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele
North Shore residents can enjoy a concert by legendary ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro this weekend as he performs songs from his album The Greatest Day on his tour of the United States.
Date: Fri, Oct 8
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets from $37
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
More Info: northshorecenter.org
Explore Iconic Music at Songs for Nobodies
Featuring a performance by Joanna Murray-Smith, Songs for Nobodies celebrates the works of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edit Piaf, and Maria Callas in an illuminating story of dreams and heartbreaks.
Date: Fri, Oct 8 – Sun, Oct 10
Time: Fri, 8:00 pm, Sat, 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, Sun, 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Cost: From $59
Location: Northlight Theatre, Skokie
More Info: northlight.org
Get Out and Explore Nature at the Walking Tree Tour
Learn to identify trees at the Emily Oaks Nature Center this weekend in Skokie. Join a staff naturalist for a casual hike through the beautiful nature center and bring your own mug for coffee or tea provided by the center.
Date: Sat, Oct 9
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Cost: $6 for residents, $8 for non-residents
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org
Pay a Visit to the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Virtually
Attend a virtual tour of the special exhibition, Shanghai: Safe Haven During the Holocaust and learn a new side of history through a visual presentation by the curator, Arielle Weininger. Photographers may recognize the work of Arthur Rothstein, best known for his work photographing the Dust Bowl, as he captures the plight of the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai during World War II.
Date: Sun, Oct 10
Time: 2:00 pm
More Info: ilholocaustmuseum.org