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!
Take a Step Back in Time at Shermerfest
This weekend, head to Northbrook for Shermerfest, an event by the Northbrook Historical Society that celebrates Northbrook for the 43rd year in a row. Enjoy a downtown tour and a number of fun attractions including the “Classic Northbrook” Classic Car and Truck Display. Picnics are encouraged!
Date: Sun, Sep 19
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Northbrook Village Green
More Info: nbparks.org
Enjoy Great Food at Taste of Evanston
The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club invites you and your loved ones to the 7th Annual Taste of Evanston. This year enjoy food from Evanston’s premiere restaurants, local breweries and wine shops. Your purchase of a ticket will go towards supporting two organizations: Connections for the Homeless and Reba Place Development Corporation.
Date: Sun, Sep 19
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost: $90 per ticket. Patrons must be 12+ and fully vaccinated (proof of vaccination required at entrance).
Location: 225 Greenwood St Evanston, Illinois 60201
More Info: tasteofevanston.org
Experience a Ballet Performance at Ravinia
The Joffrey Ballet performs this weekend at Ravinia’s open-air venue. Four performances by skilled ballet dancers will leave you in awe as you enjoy a night of art under the stars.
Date: Fri, Sep 17
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $35 – $125 for reserved seats in the Pavilion. $15 for reserved space on the Lawn
Location: 418 Sheridan Rd Highland Park, Illinois 60035
More Info: ravinia.org
Get Your Nose in a Book at the Used Book Sale
Whether you’re an avid reader or have always wanted to be, now is the perfect time to expand your book collection by attending the 45th Annual Friends of Lake Forest Library Used Book Sale. With more than 100,000 high quality books in addition to CDs, DVDs, and more, there is something interesting around every corner.
Date: Fri, Sep 17 – Sun, Sep 19
Time: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday.
Cost: Free admission
Location: Lake Forest Recreation Center: 400 Hastings Rd, Lake Forest
More Info: lfparksandrec.com
Explore a Cultural Phenomenon with Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert
Relive a twenty-year history of the Coachella music festival through this documentary that explores Coachella’s rise to the top. Learn about the early years of the festival and it’s struggles as well as initiatives to include EDM and hip-hop to reach younger audiences in recent years.
Time: Accessible anytime
Watch now: watchdocumentaries.com