5 Things to Do: May 15-17

Bookworms, start your weekend early with the Evanston Literary Festival, which kicked off this Monday, or stop by The Book Stall and visit with SitStayRead’s canine reading buddies.

You can also enjoy an entire weekend full of chocolate-inspired goodies at the Long Grove Chocolate Festival. Then, walk all that chocolate off as you explore private homes built by Frank Lloyd Wright.

And don’t forget to visit Bloomingdale’s to get tips on this season’s biggest beauty trends.

Evanston Literary Festival

Ends May 18

All week long, this festival will celebrate the city’s literary community with talks led by local authors, book club discussions, storytelling for kids, poetry readings and more. Find a complete schedule here.

Long Grove Chocolate Festival 2015

May 15-17
Long Grove

Enjoy three days of live music, kids activities and chocolate creations like chocolate beer, frozen hot chocolate, chocolate martinis, burgers with chocolate BBQ sauce and more from local restaurants.

The Makeup Date

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s.

May 16

Visit Bloomingdale’s on Michigan Avenue this Saturday morning for breakfast bites and a runway featuring trends in lips, eyes and skincare. Afterward, you’ll receive a one-on-one session with makeup artists and take home a limited-edition gift bag. This event will also take place at Bloomingdale’s Old Orchard on May 30.

Wright Plus Housewalk

Exterior, Avery Coonley House (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908), Riverside, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

May 16
Oak Park, Riverside

This internationally known architecture housewalk will take you inside private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects, as well as additional Wright buildings. New stops on the tour include the childhood home of Ernest Hemingway and the Avery Coonley House.

SitStayRead at The Book Stall

Photo courtesy of SitStayRead.

May 16

Learn more about this Philanthropy Award winner and meet some of their amazing dogs this weekend at The Book Stall.

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