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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.
 
Northwestern Wildcats Men's Basketball
Now - Mar. 9, 2019

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern University | 2705 Ashland Ave. | Evanston, IL 60208
Come see Big Ten basketball at its best! Northwestern University Men's Wildcats season is the first in the all-new Welsh-Ryan Arena! Watch a home game in Evanston in a state-of-the-art facility and enjoy a world-class experience with the passionate Wildcats home crowd! Varies.
 
Flock to the Rock
Now - 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.
 
Million Dollar Quartet
Now - 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. Event Type: Entertainment.
 
Enchanted Railroad at The Morton Arboretum
Now - 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.
 
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents DEFIANCE
Now - 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.
 
The Producers
Now - 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
Now - 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
Now - 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.
 
The Orchid Show
Now - 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.
 
Guys and Dolls
Now - 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.
 
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.
 
Oak Forest Fleadh
Mar. 2, 2019 - Mar. 2, 2019

Cicero Avenue Corridor | 151st to 159th on Cicero Avenue, 15536 Cicero Avenue | Oak Forest, IL 60452 | 708-687-4600
The Oak Forest Fleadh includes customer appreciation parties, a 5K run/walk, an open streets event (ride, blade, skate), a family parade and a pub and restaurant open house. 5K 8:30AM; Open Bike ride 10AM; Parade 11AM; Pub & Restaurant open house 5PM-3AM Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Holiday.
 
Guitar Serenade
Mar. 2, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-4000
$30+. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art & Music.
 
Downtown Tinley Irish Parade
Mar. 3, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2019

Downtown Tinley Park | Along Oak Park Avenue, 183rd to 171st Street | Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-444-5678
The annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade will step off at 2PM. The Parade proceeds along Oak Park Avenue. The family-friendly event features floats, community groups, local schools and businesses. 2PM Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Holiday.
 
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Mar. 3, 2019 - Mar. 3, 2019

Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts | 201 Schaumburg Ct. | Schaumburg, IL 60193 | 847-895-3600
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. $32 / $24 seniors & students. For more information visit our website.
 
Ireland On Parade
Mar. 8, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019

Chicago Gaelic Park | 6119 West 147th Street | Oak Forest, IL 60452 | 708-687-9323
A week long celebration of the music and song of Ireland. Features Irish Step Dancing nightly with music provided by the Irish Musicians of Chicago Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Holiday.
 
St Patrick's Parade
Mar. 9, 2019 - Mar. 9, 2019

Down Main Street from 6th Street to 4th Avenue | 2 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.443.3969
The St. Patrick's Parade on Main Street features Irish dancers, authentic Irish music, floats and more! Discover your LUCKY side and join us Downtown St. Charles! Activities 10:30-3pm. Parade starts 2pm. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Parade/Festival.
 
61st Spring Fox Valley Antique Show and Sale
Mar. 9, 2019 - Mar. 10, 2019

Kane County Fairgrounds | 525 S. Randall Road | St Charles, IL 60174 | 815.575.1272
PRODUCED BY CSADA. 55 DEALERS FROM 15 STATES OFFERING AUTHENTIC ANTIQUES. ADMISSION $10.00; $8.00 WITH COUPON (WEB). HOURS SATURDAY 10 - 5, SUNDAY 10 - 4. FREE PARKING. BENEFITS LOCAL HISTORICAL AND EDUCTIONAL GROUPS, FREE ADMISSION TO THOSE 25 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER OR WITH A CURRENT STUDENT I.D. For more information contact: DEBBIE McARDLE at 815-575-1272 Fairground Area: PRAIRIE EVENTS CENTER, WING B & C For more information visit our website. Event Type: Antiques/Collectables.
 
Elmhurst's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar. 10, 2019 - Mar. 10, 2019

| Spring Road | Elmhurst, IL 60126 | 630.834.0300
The best parade in Chicagoland, the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade is expected again this year to attract a large crowd here in the western suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois. Ample parking, security & planning will make for comfortable viewing conditions for all family members. Free. For more information visit our website.
 
The Nut
Mar. 12, 2019 - Mar. 12, 2019

Arcada Theatre | 105 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174 | 630.962.7000
Based upon a summary in a film publication, Charlie (Fairbanks) has a girlfriend Estrell (De La Motte) who has a theory that if rich people would take a number of poor children into their homes each day, the environment would cause the children to grow up properly. Since Estrell does not know any of these rich people, Charlie offers to arrange a meeting. However, Charlie thinks impostors will do as well as the real rich people, so first he hires some men who turn out to be burglars and gamblers. Then he tries using dummies, but Estell is not fooled and becomes indignant. A wealthy man working as a reporter goes to investigate a report of a man dragging a body which turns out to be Charlie moving a dummy, allowing Charlie to finally meet someone rich. Estell is satisfied and agrees to marry him. Live accompaniment provided by Chicagoland’s premiere organist, Jay Warren, on Arcada’s historic 1926 pipe organ! Show Time: 7:30pm For more information visit our website. Event Type: Movie/Film.
 
North American Retile Breeders Conference
Mar. 16, 2019 - Mar. 17, 2019

Tinley Park Convention Center | 18451 Convention Center Drive | Tinley Park, IL 60477 | 708-342-5485
The shows are one of the best places for the general public and breeders alike to come out and meet many of the World's top Reptile Breeders face to face. Every year the breeders bring out their top projects and showcase them at the NARBC Shows. Free. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Expo.
 
Maple Syrup Hikes
Mar. 16, 2019 - Mar. 24, 2019

Ryerson Woods | 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd. | Riverwoods, IL 60015 | 847-367-6640
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Program also available as a school or scout field trip. $6. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Outdoors, Family.
 
Inside the Music™ with Andrew Grams: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony
Mar. 22, 2019 - Mar. 22, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-4000
Dive deep into Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” Symphony. Considered by many as the greatest symphony by the greatest composer that ever lived, it was Mozart’s longest and last. $30+. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art & Music.
 
Mountain Charley, Original Musical
Mar. 22, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019

Mainstage Theatre | 4051 E. Main Street | St Charles, IL 60174
The Sigman Brothers put their considerable talents to the test in this new musical about one of the most fascinating tales of the Old West. Mountain Charley is the amazing true story of an adventurer who mined Pikes Peak, led wagon trains out to the edge of the frontier in California, and just happened to be a mother of three! Faced with the need to feed her family and track down the man who killed her husband, this remarkable young woman assumes the identity of a man to make her way in the world and see that justice is done. Her story is a message of courage and determination that speaks to us today. Mountain Charley is an inspiring show for the whole family told on a grand scale and filled with glorious music and unforgettable characters. You will want to see it again and again. $20-100. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Live Theater.
 
The Midtown Men
Mar. 23, 2019 - Mar. 23, 2019

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
They took Broadway by storm in Jersey Boys, one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now THE MIDTOWN MEN are on their 7th national tour bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite “Sixties Hits” from The Beatles, The Rascals, The Turtles, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. $45-55. For more information visit our website.
 
Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony
Mar. 23, 2019 - Mar. 24, 2019

Hemmens Cultural Center | 45 Symphony Way | Elgin, IL 60120 | 847-888-4000
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter,” Symphony is considered by many as the greatest symphony by the greatest composer that ever lived. It was Mozart’s longest and last symphony. $30+. For more information visit our website. Event Type: Art & Music.
 
GSU Dance Company Presents Who's Bad: A Tribute to Michael Jackson
Mar. 28, 2019 - Mar. 28, 2019

Governors State University Center for Performing Arts | 1 University Parkway | University Park, IL 60466 | 708-235-2222
The GSU Dance Company commemorates the 10th anniversary of legendary Michael Jackson's tragic death. Combining a variety of dance disciplines including jazz, contemporary, African, modern, and hip-hop, the company performs to Jackson's iconic favorites, such as Bad, Thriller, Billie Jean, Black or White, and more. $15/TICKET 7:30PM-9:30PM For more information visit our website. Event Type: Arts/Culture.
 
Boyz II Men
Mar. 30, 2019 - Mar. 30, 2018

Paramount Theatre | 23 E. Galena Blvd. | Aurora, IL 60506 | 630.896.6666
There’s no understating the major impact Boyz II Men has had on modern R&B music, and they remain one of the most iconic groups in the genre. Just say their name and your head is filled with their smooth, melodic hits like “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” You can throw away the countless awards, including four Grammys, their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and that they’re the best-selling R&B group of all time (64 million albums sold!). They’re musicians who have an incredible catalog of songs ready to serenade you into the night. Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyonce all cite them as major influences, but no one can beat these original masters. $59-140. For more information visit our website.
 

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