5 Things to Do Oct. 8-10 — Highwood Pumpkin Fest, Lincoln Park Wine Fest, Cheer on Chicago Marathon Runners, and More

It’s going to be a busy fall weekend around Chicago and the North Shore! From the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Skeleton Invasion, to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, here are five of the best events to check out. Check out each event’s website for current Covid-19 safety measures and possible cancelations. All Weekend: Virtual Open […]

5 Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs: July 30 – August 1

Somehow it is already the last weekend of July, and it’s going to be a beautiful one. For those not heading to Lollapalooza, avoid the (hopefully vaccinated) crowds with these great events happening around the city and the suburbs. Ravinia Festival Ravinia is finally back, and this weekend will not disappoint. On Friday, July 30, […]

Weekend 101: April 12-14

The weekend is almost here and you won’t want to miss a festival at Chicago Botanic Garden, an evening of spoken word in Evanston, a vertical egg hunt in Chicago, and more. Taste of Iceland April 11-14 Chicago Explore Iceland right here in Chicago with food, a cocktail class, films, music, and more. Eggstravaganza Vertical […]

Weekend 101: April 5-7

Foodies, this weekend will be all about bacon and doughnuts at two can’t-miss events. Plus, families will enjoy an Easter egg hunt with their dogs, fashionistas will love a catwalk helping the Great Lakes, and the Northbrook Symphony will present American classics. Baconfest Chicago April 5-6 Chicago Now in its 11th year, this festival will […]

Weekend 101: March 29-31

As we say goodbye to March, don’t miss the national tour of a Broadway hit, the world premiere of a play based on a classic fairy tale, an annual film festival, and an evening with the composer behind some of your favorite Disney songs. “Anastasia“ March 26 to April 7 Chicago This favorite film is […]

Weekend 101: March 22-24

Two annual spring shows return to Chicago this weekend as a new tasting event makes its debut in the suburbs. Plus, The Second City celebrates its past. Chicago Flower & Garden Show March 20-24 Chicago Start thinking about spring with a trip to this annual show at Navy Pier. Enjoy kids activities, seminars, cooking demos, […]

Weekend 101: March 8-10

This weekend, don’t miss a beer festival at one of Chicago’s most popular museums, restaurant deals, a film festival, and more. Chi-Town Jazz Festival March 8 Evanston Studio5 welcomes the Don Stiernberg Quartet and the Fred Simon Quartet for a fundraising concert to benefit hunger relief. Chicago Beer Festival March 9 Chicago The Field Museum […]

Weekend 101: Feb. 22-24

It’s a busy weekend ahead with a new exhibit at Northwestern, Andersonville Restaurant Week, a wine and whiskey festival at Brookfield Zoo, a new event at Chicago Children’s Museum, and more. “War Games“ Opens Feb. 20 Evanston Artist Céline Browning presents this exhibit, a look at the overlap between children’s toys and violence, at Northwestern […]

Weekend 101: Feb. 8-10

Two favorite annual events return this weekend as a local museum opens a new exhibit and a family-friendly show comes to town. Love Conquers All Valentine’s Day Party Feb. 9 Evanston Shop for your Valentine at Eve J. Alfillé Gallery and Studio, which features one-of-a-kind jewelry, while enjoying wine and small bites. You might even win […]

Weekend 101: Jan. 25-27

The weekend will be here before you know it, so start planning now to make sure you don’t miss out on delicious dining deals during Chicago Restaurant Week, a concert in the city or a film festival in the suburbs, or even a trip to Lake Geneva. Plus, find out which book the Wilmette Public […]