Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!
Last Chance: Vintage Garage Evanston
This is your last chance of the 2022 season to catch your favorite vintage vendors – or discover new ones! With 75 vendors on hand, you’ll find a wide variety of vintage clothing, jewelry, home décor, and other unexpected treasures. Buy for yourself or get a jump start on holiday shopping for the vintage lover in your life.
Date: October 16
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Maple Avenue Garage, 1800 Maple Ave, Evanston
More Info: vintagegaragechicago.com
Guided Walk in the Sculpture Park
How many times have you driven along McCormick Boulevard, curious about the sculptures that fill the greenspace on the east side of the street? This Saturday, join a guided walk as a trained docent discusses the artists, materials and concepts of some of the remarkable works in the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park. Bicycles and leashed dogs are welcome!
Date: Oct 15
Time: 10:00 am (weather permitting)
Location: Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
More Info: sculpturepark.org
Chicago Open House Comes to Evanston
Providing behind-the-scenes access at dozens of architectural landmarks across Chicagoland, this year’s Chicago Open House includes a number of notable buildings in Evanston—including Rotary International World Headquarters and the First Presbyterian Church designed by Daniel Burnham.
Date: Oct 15-16
Time: Hours vary by site. Most sites are open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Six participating sites in Evanston. More than 150 sites across Chicagoland.
More Info: openhousechicago.org
Understanding Some Misunderstood Critters
Go on a family-friendly guided trail walk, enjoying skits designed to teach you about some of nature’s most fascinating but often misunderstood critters and plants. From wasps and poison ivy to skunks, you’ll learn what makes these so-called ”untouchable bugs” so special and interesting. End your visit at a campfire featuring snacks and songs.
Date: Oct 14-15
Time: 6:00 to 8:15 pm on Fri; 5:30 to 8:15 pm on Sat.
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St, Skokie
More Info: skokieparks.org
A New Adaptation of Frankenstein
Get in the Halloween sprit with a brand new stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic tale Frankenstein. Enjoy the scares and thrills of gifted scientist Victor Frankenstein who gives life to a being of his own creation. Directed by Elizabeth Lovelady with an outstanding cast including Jake Busse as Victor Frankenstein and Laura Resinger as Monster.
Date: Oct 13-16
Time: 8:00 pm on Thu, Fri & Sat; 3:00 pm on Sat & Sun.
Location: Oil Lamp Theater, 1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview
More Info: oillamptheater.org