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Native American Woven Arts
Now - Feb. 28, 2019

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian | 3001 Central Street | Evanston, IL 60208 | 847-475-1030

For thousands of years, indigenous people have transformed simple fibers into useful and beautiful containers, clothes, and other household materials reflecting their unique cultures. Weaving is a varied and true art form for Native people across the US and Canada, and this exhibit explores the artistry and expertise of the weavers who create unique and priceless baskets, bags, rugs, blankets, and clothing.

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Event Type: Festival/Special Events.
 
Waukegan's Polar Bear Plunge
Jan. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2019

Waukegan Municipal Beach | 201 Sea Horse Dr. | Waukegan, IL 60085 | 847-360-4700
Tis the season for freezin'! Join the Waukegan Park District and the City of Waukegan in the 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Waukegan Municipal Beach. Start the 2019, New Year off with a splash or watch from the sidelines! The first 500 taking the plunge will receive an event shirt. Food, hot chocolate, and Polar Bear Hats will be sold on site. Aqua shoes or other foot wear is required. $15. Event Type: Outdoors, Holiday.
 
Flock to the Rock
Jan. 1, 2019 - Mar. 30, 2019

Starved Rock State Park area | 2678 E. 873rd Road | Oglesby, IL 61348
Enjoy the majesty of the soaring eagles and the awe of the beautiful canyons and icefalls of the Starved Rock State Park area Some events may have minimal charge.
 
Fleetwood Mac Mania
Jan. 4, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2019

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre | 111 W. Campbell St. | Arlington Heights, IL 60005 | 847-577-2121
Fleetwood Mac Mania is a stunning visual and musical tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Each veteran player in this world class tribute band brings their spirit to re-create with incredible accuracy, the look and feel of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. The harmonies, instrumentation and on-stage chemistry has impressed and captivated audiences from coast-to-coast. Fleetwood Mac Mania has earned the reputation of being the most authentic sounding Fleetwood Mac tribute band in North America, and have played for audiences of up to 18,000 people. $40.
 
Winter on the Green
Jan. 5, 2019 -

Breidert Green | Kansas Street & Ash Street | Frankfort, IL 60423 | 815-469-2177
Share hot cocoa and cookies with your family and friends while participating in various winter activities. Experience the magic of the season. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival/Special Event.
 
Welcome Baby
Jan. 5, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2019

Gail Borden - Rakow Branch | 2751 W. Bowes Road | Elgin, IL 60124 | 847-531-7271
Babies up to six months and parents. Bring baby and baby's new library card to learn about programs and resources to support your baby's early literacy development and receive a special gift! Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Reading.
 
Shen Yun 2019
Jan. 10, 2019 - Jan. 13, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey through China’s 5,000 years of divinely inspired civilization. Exquisite beauty from the heavens, profound wisdom from dynasties past, timeless legends and ethnic traditions all spring to life through classical Chinese dance, enchanting orchestral music, authentic costumes, and dynamic animated backdrops. It is an immersive experience that will uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. It’s 5,000 years of civilization reborn! $80-200. For more information visit our website.
 
Winter Chamber Music Festival
Jan. 11, 2019 - Feb. 11, 2019

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University | 50 Arts Circle Drive | Evanston, IL 60208 | (847) 467-4000

Winner of a Cleveland Quartet Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has become one of the most in-demand string quartets in the world. The quartet’s 2017-18 season comprised over 100 concerts throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Library of Congress

Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Live Music.
 
Whiskey Dinner and Tastings at The Morton Arboretum
Jan. 11, 2019 - Nov. 12, 2019

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 Route 53 | Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Dine on a decadent meal perfectly paired with whiskey cocktails. During dinner, enjoy an engaging and educational talk from Jillian Farrell, a whiskey expert who has studied wine and spirits for more than twelve years. Live music and a view of Meadow Lake make this dinner a festive way to kick off the year. Daily admission. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Nature and recreation.
 
Gurnee's Frosty Fest
Jan. 12, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2019

Bittersweet Golf Club | 875 Almond Rd. | Gurnee, IL 60031 | 847-855-9031
Don't miss this unforgettable day of free family fun! Activities include, ice sculpting, horse-drawn carriage rides, dog-sled demonstrations, sledding, s'mores and hot cocoa as well as your chance to try the Olympic sport of curling! Bundle up and make memories with us! Activities subject to change based on weather conditions.  Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoors, Holiday, Family.
 
Volo Bog's Winterfest
Jan. 13, 2019 - Jan. 13, 2019

Volo Bog | 28478 W. Bradenburg Rd. | Ingleside, IL 60041 | 815-344-1294
Celebrate the season with a photo contest, nature crafts, bog tours, snow sculpting, cross country skiing, showshoeing, hiking and much more! Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoors, Holiday, Family.
 
Million Dollar Quartet
Jan. 16, 2019 - Mar. 10, 2019

Marriott Theatre | 10 Marriott Dr. | Lincolnshire, IL 60069 | 847-634-0200
The Tony Award-Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. $50-$60. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Entertainment.
 
Elvis Tribute Spectacular: Birthday Edition
Jan. 17, 2019 - Jan. 17, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
The Elvis Birthday Tribute Concert is an Era-by-Era tribute concert celebrating the music and magic of Elvis Presley. The concert begins with the early rock-a-billy, the military years, the movie years, the ’68 comeback special in black leather and the show closes with the Las Vegas concert years. Starring Shawn Klush, Ryan Pelton and Cody Ray Slaughter with special guests Chicago’s very own Rick Saucedo and the Blackwood Quartet. $29.50-$60. For more information visit our website.
 
Blind Boys of Alabama
Jan. 18, 2019 - Jan. 18, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
The Blind Boys of Alabama isn’t a novelty act, it’s the work of gospel titans stretching back 70 years. First rising to fame in the segregated south, they began wowing audiences with their miraculous vocal harmonies and electric live shows. Since then these tremendous talents have taken home 5 Grammy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to singing original songs written by outstanding artists including Valerie June, Phil Cook, the North Mississippi Allstars and more, they breathed new life into gospel standards by adding in jazz and blues influences, resulting in a sound so delicious, so zesty, so jubilant, you’ll become a fan for life. $30-50. For more information visit our website.
 
Enchanted Railroad at The Morton Arboretum
Jan. 18, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 Illinois Route 53 | Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Watch an intricate miniature model railroad wind through magnificent scenery that the whole family can enjoy. Watch as more than 10 model trains wind through a two-level display of tree collections from around the world. Daily admission. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
I Am King: The Michael Jackson Experience
Jan. 19, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
If you never saw the King of Pop live in concert, this is your chance to see why Michael Jackson was inarguably the greatest entertainer in pop music history. Starring the critically-acclaimed Michael Firestone and featuring an incredible cast of Broadway and Las Vegas dancers, I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience faithfully recreates the man in the mirror’s amazing showmanship. This isn’t just a tribute show. This concert has everything, and we mean everything, you know and love about Michael Jackson. The moves. The look. The dances. The biggest and best songs. And even a few surprises. This is the show that will make you remember why you fell in love with Michael Jackson. The King of Pop may be gone, but his legacy and passion live on in this astounding, jaw-dropping, heart-pounding and absolutely riveting show. All hail the king. $37-57. For more information visit our website.
 
Snow Day Festival
Jan. 19, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2019

Plum Creek Nature Center | Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road | Beecher, IL 60401 | 708-946-2216
Cure your cabin fever with some winter recreation at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Snowshoe the preserve’s trails or conquer its giant hill on a sled or a tube, and meet and greet Siberian husky sled dogs. Warm up by the campfire, and while you’re there, make some s’mores. Spend time warming up inside the nature center and explore the hands-on exhibits. Plum Creek Nature Center is open year round; discover what the winter forest has in store for you! Free! All ages. 12-4p Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Recreation.
 
American Heritage Living History Show
Jan. 19, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2019

Kane County Fairgrounds | 525 S. Randall Road | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.879.1739
Our historical show's mission is to provide an outlet for the general public and history buffs that may be interested in learning hands-on-history while finding quality information, tools and accoutrements for the times of our Early America 1700-1890. We will feature demonstrators, vendors, and craftsmen (and ladies) displaying and selling their trade works. This show is open to the public and draws visitors from eight surrounding states and Tennessee! Sat 9-5pm, Sun 9-4pm Adult $7 or $5 if in Period clothes, $10 weekend pass. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Historical.
 
Winterfest
Jan. 19, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2019

Spring Valley Nature Center | 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. | Schaumburg, IL 60194 | 847-985-2100
Get bundled up and join in some winter fun. Enjoy snowshoe walks through the prairie, horse-drawn wagon rides, winter snacks, crafts and activities inside the Nature Center, marshmallows roasted on a winter bonfire and a visit by a live wolf and coyote. $3 per person or $12 per family. For more information visit our website.
 
Swan Lake by National Ballet Theatre of Odessa
Jan. 20, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. The first visit to The United States of America of the Legendary National Ballet Theatre of Odessa with 55 talented and brightest ballet Stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life. Don’t miss it! $35-65. For more information visit our website.
 
Geneva Restaurant Week
Jan. 21, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019

Geneva | All over Geneva | Geneva, IL 60134 | 630.232.6060
A week of dining specials offered by some of Geneva's finest restaurants Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Food.
 
Capitol Steps: Orange is the New Black
Jan. 24, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts | 9501 Skokie Blvd | Skokie, | (847) 673-6300

All the news that’s fit to print, fake and parody. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum with their hilariously biting musical satire. What more would you expect from the group that put the “MOCK” in Democracy?! The Capitol Steps first began tickling political funny bones over thirty years ago as a group of Senate staffers who set out to poke fun at the very people and places that employed them. Since they began, The Capitol Steps have recorded over thirty-six albums, including the latest, Make America Grin Again (2018).

$34 | $46. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Performing Arts.
 
Wynona and the Big Noise
Jan. 25, 2019 - Jan. 25, 2019

Rialto Square Theatre | 102 N. Chicago Street | Joliet, IL 60432
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo "The Judds," Rolling Stone once dubbed Wynonna as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." $33.50 - $53.50 plus fees. For more information visit our website.
 
Elgin Literary Festival
Jan. 25, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-4000
The 5th annual Elgin Literary Festival is a free celebration of the written word taking place at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Exhibition Hall Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2019. The Festival highlights bookish culture and provide writers and readers a place to create and appreciate the art of writing. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Kids .
 
American Grands XXIV
Jan. 26, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2019

Elgin Community College - Arts Center | 1700 Spartan Drive | Elgin, IL 60123 | 847-697-1000
With 12 grand pianos generously provided by Cordogan's Pianoland and close to 500 local performers, American Grands is a musical spectacular not to be missed. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art & Music.
 
A Night in Old Vienna
Jan. 26, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-4000
Join Music Director Andrew Grams as he conducts some of his favorite waltzes and polkas. Let the music take you away to Vienna, Austria, where the music of Strauss and other like composers is presented in an annual New Year’s Day concert. $30+. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art & Music.
 
Chicago Home Show - Oak Lawn
Jan. 26, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019

Oak Lawn Pavillion | 9401 Oak Park Ave | Oak Lawn, IL 60453 | 630-385-4000
Join the Chicago Home Shows, produced by The Home Shows, Inc. for their 32nd year in events at events at the Pavilion in Oak Lawn. Admission is always FREE to meet with local contractors and get questions answered on upcoming projects. Bring your ideas, and find many more! 10AM-5PM Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Expo.
 
Husky Heroes Returns to The Morton Arboretum
Jan. 26, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019

The Morton Arboretum | 4100 Route 53 | Lisle, IL 60532 | 630-968-0074
Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs. Watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where the dogs pull a person on skis. Children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, inspect equipment, and have their pictures taken with the rigs. Member: $65.00 Nonmember: $75.00 General Admission: 1:00 p.m. entry Member: $45.00 Nonmember: $55.00 Designated Driver Admission: $15.00. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Festival.
 
Classical Delights by Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Jan. 27, 2019 - Jan. 27, 2019

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra at Elmhurst Reformed Church | 149 W Brush Hill Road | Elmhurst, IL 60126 | 630.941.0202
Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Stephen Alltop Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Stephen Alltop Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C major, K 551 "Jupiter" Ensemble: Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Stephen Alltop Admission Fee. For more information visit our website.
 
Kids Explore: Paper Airplanes
Jan. 31, 2019 - Jan. 31, 2019

Gail Borden - Main Library | 270 N. Grove Ave. | Elgin , IL 60120 | 847-742-2411
Learn about the Wright Brothers and airplanes, then learn to make your own paper airplanes. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Kids .
 
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents DEFIANCE
Jan. 31, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2019

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage | 425 Fawell Boulevard | Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 | 630.942.4000
Power, love and responsibility – who owns it, who wants it and who deserves it. A 1971 Marine Corps base becomes a collision course over race, women and the exacting cost of doing the right thing. Admission Fee. For more information visit our website.
 
Charlotte's Web
Feb. 1, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2019

McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage | 425 Fawell Boulevard | Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 | 630.942.4000
Newly restaged for the book’s 25th anniversary, Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. Admission Fee. For more information visit our website.
 
Historic Downtown Long Grove's Cocoa Crawl
Feb. 2, 2019 - Feb. 2, 2019

Historic Downtown Long Grove | 308 Old McHenry Rd. | Long Grove, IL 60047 | 847-634-0888
A fun-filled, family-family outing to shop, dine and make memories. The Long Grove Cocoa Crawl celebrates the winter season and the local scene. Guests who attend the free event from 12 pm to 4 pm will start at the Visitor's Center where they'll pick up a map of participating businesses. From there, you can stop by as many spots as you would like and come back to the Visitor's Center to vote on your favorite and be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by participants. All 19-plus stops around town will be serving something cocoa-related - from hot cocoa beverages to hot chocolate snacks. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoors, Dining, Family.
 
The Wailers
Feb. 2, 2019 - Feb. 2, 2019

Arcada Theatre | 105 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.962.7000
The legendary Wailers keep Bob Marley’s tradition going with founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, original guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, and a rockin’ reggae band performing all the Bob Marley and the Wailers hits. Fans are still talking about the Rastafarian dance party that occurred the last time the band played at the Arcada Theatre! $39-89. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert.
 
Winter Fest
Feb. 2, 2019 - Feb. 2, 2019

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens | 7402 West Lake Katherine Drive | Palos Heights, IL 60463 | 708-361-1873
Arts, crafts, vendors, food and children activities 12-4PM Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Recreation.
 
Todd Mosby
Feb. 3, 2019 - Feb. 3, 2019

Club Arcada | 105 E. Main St. | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.962.7000
An innovative guitarist, composer & improvisor who creates an intriguing combination of new age, jazz, folk and world music, Mosby’s music is genre-defying. Schooled in composition, guitar and improvisation from Berklee College of Music and live music performance from Tom Jackson Productions, Todd Mosby delivers a transformative concert which engages audiences. “ Unique” is not a word I throw out easily or frequently…” – Will Ackerman, Founder Windham Hill Records Show Time: 5pm Paid Admission. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Concert.
 
The Producers
Feb. 6, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
Under the right circumstances, a producer could make more money with a flop than he could with a hit. And so begins one of the most hilarious cons in musical theatre history. Max Bialystock used to be the king of Broadway, but after producing one too many flops, he’s now just a has-been forced into seducing little old ladies for money. After an off the cuff comment from his accountant Leo Bloom, dollar signs go off over his head (as well as “beautiful girls wearing nothing but pearls”). With the reluctant help from Bloom, Max goes in search of the worst musical ever. Will it be a flop? It better, or they might find themselves in prison. $36-69. For more information visit our website.
 
Mamma Mia! At Drury Lane Theatre
Feb. 7, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre | 100 Drury Lane | Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 | 630.530.0111
The international megahit Mamma Mia! uses the greatest songs of ABBA to tell a hilarious story of marriage, family and finding where you belong, proving that in the end the winner takes it all. Come see why more than 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced to this unforgettable jukebox musical. Admission Fee. For more information visit our website.
 
The Game's Afoot
Feb. 8, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019

PM&L Theatre | 877 Main St. | Antioch, IL 60002 | 847-395-3055
The Game's Afoot by Ken Ludwig takes place in 1936 where a Broadway star, William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry when one of the guests is stabbed to death. The Game's Afoot is a mystery/thriller. $15-$18. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Theatre, Holiday.
 
Winter Wine Walk
Feb. 9, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2019

| Utica, IL
Take your souvenir glass, passport, and tasting tickets and enjoy wine, food shopping and fun at different locations around Utica $20 per person (for advance online tickets). For more information visit our website.
 
Winter Wonders
Feb. 9, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2019

Village of Campton Hills | 40W270 LaFox Road, Suite B | Campton Hills, IL 60175 | 630.584.5700
Come out for an afternoon of fun in the snow with indoor and outdoor activities for all ages! Free Spirit Sled Demo Team will perform. Pet the Huskies too while they are taking a break. Time: 11-3pm Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoors.
 
Chain O' Lakes Fishing Derby
Feb. 9, 2019 - Feb. 10, 2019

The Thirsty Turtle on Channel Lake | 42273 N. Woodbine Ave. | Antioch, IL 60002 | 847-395-6422
Bring the family and friends to enjoy the good old-fashioned winter fun. There will be raffles and games for the children and adults both days. Weather permitting. This year fish judging and food will be inside the tent. Come watch the fishermen register their catch of the hour hoping to win a prize for the smallest or the largest fish. When you get hungry there's plenty of good food at the Conservation Café. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoors, Fishing, Family.
 
Natasha and the Romantics
Feb. 9, 2019 - Feb. 10, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-4000
Perfect for a date with that special someone, this program highlights the music of Romantic Era composers. $30+. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art & Music.
 
The Orchid Show
Feb. 9, 2019 - Mar. 24, 2019

Chicago Botanic Garden | 1000 Lake Cook Road | Glencoe, IL 60022 | (847) 835-5440
This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for the radiance of blooms under sunlit palm trees and in forest canopies teeming with color and life. Picture more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, paired with sweeps of bromeliads and birds of paradise—lush, vibrant, intoxicating. $8-12 plus parking. For more information visit our website.
 
Segovia Classical Guitar Series
Feb. 9, 2019 - May. 11, 2019

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall / Bienen Music Hall | 70 Arts Circle | Evanston, IL 60208 |  (847) 467-4000
Award-winning artists from around the globe showcase breathtaking artistry in an intimate venue. Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Live Music.
 
Fermilab Family Open House
Feb. 10, 2019 - Feb. 10, 2019

Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory | Kirk Rd. & Pine St. | Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.840.5588
The Fermilab Family Open House is a party for children of all ages to learn about the world of physics at America's particle hysics and accelerator laboratory. Explore physics concepts with hands-on activities! Watch live physics demonstrations! Ask a scientist your physics questions! Take a tour, and more! This free event is most appropriate for children 3 and up.  Free. For more information visit our website.
 
Guys and Dolls
Feb. 15, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2019

Ethel M. Barber Theater | Northwestern University | Evanston, IL 60208 | (847) 491-7282

Guys and Dolls: Luck be a lady tonight in this hilarious romantic comedy that takes us through heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City! Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they\'ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the cash, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Mobsters, mayhem and musical comedy light up the stage in this multiple award-winning Broadway fable that is beloved by generations.

Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Performing Arts.
 
Chocolate Fest
Feb. 16, 2019 - Feb. 16, 2019

H-F Auditorium | 2010 Chestnut Road | Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-3000
Sample and purchase scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers while enjoying activities for the entire family. Enjoy the annual Bake-Off and baking demonstrations. 11AM-2PM Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Food.
 
Elmhurst College Jazz Fest
Feb. 21, 2019 - Feb. 24, 2019

Elmhurst College | 190 S. Prospect Avenue | Elmhurst, IL 60126 | 630.617.5534
Chicago magazine once hailed the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival as “one of the best buys for your jazz dollars,” and it’s easy to see why. Each February, the best college jazz bands in the country converge on the Elmhurst campus for three days of performances and education. The bands take turns performing for some of the greatest names in professional jazz today, who offer critiques and award a variety of honors. The professionals cap off each night of the Festival with a rousing performance of their own. For more information visit our website.
 
Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals
Feb. 22, 2019 - Feb. 22, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
For the first time in five years, the legendary founders of The Rascals are teaming up to once again deliver a night full of their generation-defining hit songs. And there’s a lot of them. They have 17 Top 20 songs, 7 Top 10 and 3 No. 1 hits, including “Groovin,” “People Got to be Free” and “Good Lovin’.” These guys are pure magic and it’s gonna shine through on stage when they deliver some of the best songs of the ‘60s. No joke. Their music has been the soundtrack to so many lives that hearing these tunes played live will bring back tons of memories. More than just a bunch of catchy tunes, their remarkable music has something to say. $45-60. For more information visit our website.
 
Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week 2019
Feb. 22, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2019

Chicago Northwest area restaurants | 847-490-1010
Let's Not Cook! Take a break from cooking for 10 days during Chicago Northwest Restuarant Week. Bonus: Cork & Tap Tastings are back this year! Prices vary by restaurant.. For more information visit our website.
 
Scatter The Pigeons
Feb. 22, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019

Steel Beam Theatre | 111 W. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.587.8521
Lives are upended when a real estate developer threatens to buy long-standing Citron Court Trailer Park. Amidst fears, flights, and flying meatballs, Maddie and her friends attempt to celebrate her birthday, and search for a foothold of happiness in their uncertain futures. A comedy-drama of loss and love. Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm $22-$28. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Live Theater.
 
Lake County Craft Beer Festival
Feb. 23, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2019

Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center | 1060 E. Peterson Rd. | Grayslake, IL 60030 | 847-680-7200
The 5th annual 'Lake County Craft Beer Festival' has grown each year that it has occurred and will expand this year’s festival with over 70 craft brewers, more music, fun games & attractions, vendors and food. Locally crafted spirits, wines and other related products are also welcomed. – All creating a great party atmosphere. Good friends, games, dancing and many tasty treats, all of this inside or the warm, cozy 65,000 sq ft. indoor venue in chilly February! $50-$60. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Night Life, Drinks.
 
Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan
Feb. 23, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2019

Evanston Space | 1245 Chicago Ave. | Evanston, IL 60208 | (847) 492-8860

Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan: The virtuoso Punch Brothers banjoist (and Skokie native) returns to the club for two shows with fiddler Stuart Duncan at Evanston Space. 

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Restaurant Week
Feb. 26, 2019 - Mar. 2, 2019

City of St Charles | 29 S 1st St | St Charles, IL 60174 | (630) 377-4443
St. Charles Restaurant Week is here! Where restaurants adored throughout St. Charles make room at their tables for an extraordinary price. This February 26 through March 2, 2018 bring your discount card to participating restaurants, bistros, eateries and grills that make St. Charles a culinary delight, and save 20% off your total bill.* Fine dining, ethnic cuisine, contemporary and beyond – St. Charles has place at the table for you. Depending on Restaurant . For more information visit our website. Event Type: Restaurant/Dining.
 
Geneva Wedding Walk
Mar. 1, 2019 -

Geneva | All over Geneva | Geneva, IL 60134
The event is an afternoon dedicated to your wedding to-do list. You’ll start by strolling through the heart of downtown Geneva, visiting the best venues, boutiques, and top wedding businesses in the area. Then, you and your wedding crew will make your way over to our intimate vendor reception for more wedding checklist talk with Geneva Bride vendors. cost to attend. For more information visit our website.
 
Danceworks 2019
Mar. 1, 2019 - Mar. 10, 2019

Northwestern Wirtz Center / Josephine Louis Theater | 20 Arts Circle Drive | Evanston , IL 60208 | (847) 491-7282

Danceworks 2019: The best of dance at Northwestern University is always on full display each year at the annual Danceworks concert featuring new works in a variety of styles including contemporary, ballet, and jazz. This year’s exciting showcase will feature new works from acclaimed Chicago-based choreographers Paige Fraser and J’Sun Howard, as well as works by Northwestern University dance faculty members Jeff Hancock and Joel Valentin-Martinez.

Varies. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Performing Arts.
 
Lake County Restaurant Week
Mar. 1, 2019 - Mar. 10, 2019

| 5465 W. Grand Ave. Suite 100 | Gurnee, IL 60031 | 847-662-2700
Get ready for, 10 Days to Savor. Discover delectable dining all across Lake County. Lake County Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore new places to dine, or enjoy old favorites. Each participating restaurant will be offering either a pre-fixe menu for you select from, specifically designed for the 10 days, or a special restaurant week dining offer. This 10-day event only happens once a year, so make your reservations early so you don't miss out.  For more information visit our website. Event Type: Dining, Drinks.
 

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