October 2020
Goblins, Ghosts and Ghouls, oh my! Halloween fun isn't the only thing coming this October on the North Shore. Discover ongoing outdoor entertainment, historic walking tours, artisan markets and fests, museum exhibits and more.
More Outdoor Sounds
The outdoor concert series continues at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie including Tributosaurus (10/1), The Flat Cats (10/3), the Michael Lerich Jazz Ensemble (10/7), BritBeat: A Tribute to The Beatles – John Lennon 80th Birthday Celebration (10/9), and the Chicago Philharmonic – Chicago Phil Brass Ensemble (10/11).
Walking Tours
The Evanston History Center offers lively docent-led walking tours of Evanston neighborhoods, downtown, and the lakefront, providing fun and fascinating insights into its history, its architecture, and the cultural landscape. This month’s tours are Evanston’s Historic Apartment Buildings (10/3) and Downtown Evanston (10/17). Evanston tours are also included in Open House Chicago (10/16 -10/25).
Arrive Early – Stay Late at the Westin Chicago North Shore
6AM Check-in, 6M Check-out, Enhanced Wifi, $10 Daily F&B Credit, Westin Welcome Amenity & Daily Bottle of Water. Book your corporate rate for Work Anywhere Stay Pass.
Halloween Happenings
Ghouls, goblins and ghosts, oh my! There’s plenty of spooktacular Halloween fun for the entire family including the the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns (10/14 – 10/18 and 10/21 – 10/25), a Drive-In Movie Night featuring Hocus Pocus (10/16), Halloween Parties on Ice (10/23 and 10/24), a Ghost Hunt (10/24 and 10/25) and more!
Kneads & Wants Kneads and Cafe in Skokie

Kneads & Wants' sticky bun features a cinnamon-infused brioche rolled with an apple butter filling, and topped with caramel and pecans. This is a house specialty you don't want to miss!
Glencoe Art Walk
The Glencoe Festival of Art returns this year as an artful, mindful, and socially distanced Art Walk featuring a smaller, carefully curated group of artists in downtown Glencoe on Saturday (10/17) and Sunday (10/18). Admission is free, but attendees need to register for a time slot to visit the festival.
Make Lemonade in downtown Evanston!

We’ve been handed a year full of lemons, but Downtown Evanston is turning them into lemonade! Take part in a playful and zesty scavenger hunt to support local businesses!
Maker's Market 2020
Evanston Made Maker’s Market will take place, Sunday, October 18, 12-5p in the Maple Avenue Garage, 1800 Maple Ave., 5th Floor. Following Covid-19 protocol, 50 shoppers will be given access every hour. Over 100 vendors, 100% handmade goods of all kinds including jewelry, clothing, scarves, soap, candles, beauty and health items and more. 
Shop & Stroll Winnetka

Shop indoors and outdoors as you stroll the neighborhood. Mask on. Wash up. Be kind.
Notorious RBG Extended
Honor the memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by seeing the blockbuster exhibit, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Whether you’re a fan or a legal scholar, you won’t want to miss it! The exhibit is extended through 1/3/21.
October In-Person Networking Event
When: Wednesday, October 14 8:00am - 9:30am
Where: Westfield Old Orchard - Meet at Sip 22
Old Orchard Rd. and Skokie Blvd., Skokie
Warm up your hands with a tasty coffee and network in the safest way possible. Join us outside at Sip 22 located in Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center (near Mario Tricoci, on the north side of Macy's). Enjoy prepacked breakfast treats and beverages while networking with fellow CNSCVB members. Attendance is limited to 30 for this event. Mask wearing and all social distancing guidelines will be followed in accordance with Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Engel (CNSCVB Manager of Advertising and Membership) at jengel@cnscvb.com.
Click here to learn more about our virtual member events happening this month.
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