AUGUST 2017
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It's still time to enjoy summer! From walking tours to festivals to outdoor cooking demonstrations and more, here's how we're enjoying summertime on Chicago's North Shore. Check out the August highlights below.
Aug-Chef Garden Series Botanic Garden
Robert Klein
Garden Chef Series  
Saturdays and Sundays in August
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe  
Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients as noted chefs prepare recipes in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden's open-air amphitheater. Seating is first-come, first-served at 1:30 and 2:30 pm. Among this month's chefs are Nicole Pederson from Found Kitchen and Social House/The Barn and Michael Elliot from Hearth.
 
Robert Klein
Saturday, August 12
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. Don't miss this one-night only performance of one of the country's favorite comedians. Tickets are $32-$48. Showtime is 8 pm.



Gypsy
August 19-27 
Music Theater Works, Evanston
The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success while secretly yearning for her own, this award-winning musical (featuring a 25-piece orchestra) is packed with hits including Everything's Coming Up Roses, Let Me Entertain You, You Gotta Get a Gimmick and Some People.

Farmers Markets!
Throughout August
Various Locations
If you're searching for fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, flowers, and other homemade treats, then the North Shore's farmers markets are for you! Make a date to visit markets in Downton Evanston (Saturdays through 11/4), Glencoe (Saturdays through 10/14), Skokie (Sundays through 11/5) and Northbrook (Wednesdays through 10/11).
SPONSORED
SPONSORED
Downtown Evanston Thursday Night Live!
Aug-Summer festival
Trevor Writers Theatre
Fairs, Fests & Fun
Throughout August
Various Locations
From live music and carnivals to art fairs and kite fests, the summer fun continues with Northbrook Days (August 2-6), Art at the Glen (August 5 and 6), Chicago Botanic Garden Kite Festival (August 12 and 13), and the Skokie's Backlot Bash (August 25-27).

TREVOR the Musical
August 9 - September 17
Writers Theatre, Glencoe
Based on the story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, the charity, and the national movement, TREVOR the musical is a coming-of-age story about identity, emerging sexuality and the struggles of growing up in a world that may not be ready for you. A must see!
 
SPONSORED
SPONSORED

Skokie Backlot Bash

CNSCVB August Networking Event
When: Thursday, August 24 (5:00 - 7:00 pm)
Where:  Saranello's ( 601 N. Miwaukee Ave., Wheeling )
 
Join us at Saranello's for our August Networking Event. Located in the Westin Chicago North Shore, Saranello's is known for its hand-crafted pizzas and pastas, Italian favorites as well as juicy steaks and fresh fish. Enjoy bites and beverages while you network with fellow CNSCVB and Wheeling/Prospect Heights Chamber members. This event is complimentary and for members only. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, August 18 to Jennifer Engel (CNSCVB Manager of Advertising and Membership) at jengel@cnscvb.com 

Parking lot available.
 

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Spotlight:  The Glen Town Center, Glenview
A 10 screen movie theatre, shops including Von Maur, Evereve and Dick's Sporting Goods as well as restaurants unique to the North Shore including RA Sushi, Bravo! Cucina Italiana and Curragh Irish Pub. It's also home to the Kohl Children's Museum, a leading institution for hands-on, interactive learning. A great place to stroll, shop and dine.

Click here to check out the summer line up of events.
 

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Frances Willard House, Evanston
 
Through August 6
Oil Lamp Theatre, Glenview
 
August 9 - September 17
Writers Theatre, Glencoe

Through August 13
North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie 
August 2 - 6
Downtown Northbrook
Through November 12
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie

Through December 31
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston 
 
August 4
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
 
August 12
The Glen Town Center, Glenview
August 1
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 1
Wheeling Park District, Wheeling
August 2
Jackman Park, Glenview

August 3 
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 5
Evanston History Center, Evanston

August 5
Secret Treasures Antiques, Evanston
August 6
Heritage Park performance Pavilion, Wheeling

August 5 - 6
The Glen Town Center, Glenview
August 3 - 6
Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern's Wirtz Center, Evanston

August 9
North Shore Center for Performing Arts, Skokie


August 9
Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern's Wirtz Center, Evanston
August 9
Village Green, Skokie

August 10
Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern's Wirtz Center, Evanston

August 11
Evanston SPACE, Evanston

August 12
North Shore Center for Performing Arts

August 13
Frances Willard House, Evanston
 
August 15
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 16
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
 
 
August 16
Village Green, Skokie
August 15 - 16
Evanston SPACE, Evanston
 
August 17
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
CSO: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
August 18, 19 and 20
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 19
Evanston History Center, Evanston
August 20
Frances Willard House, Evanston
August 22
Evanston SPACE, Evanston
August 23
Village Green, Skokie
August 25
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 26 - 27
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park


August 27
Frances Willard House, Evanston

August 19 - 27
Music Theater Works at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston
August 28
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park
August 17 - October 1
Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview
Through October 15
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

Through August 6
Oil Lamp Theatre, Glenview
August 25 - 8/27
Downtown Skokie