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Things to do on the North Shore this Spring

Hailey Hinton | February 25, 2020 | Lifestyle

Dr. Michael Greger

Join the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine for this talk and Q&A, How Not to Die: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers, by author and speaker Dr. Michael Greger. 7pm, tickets $225, City Winery, Chicago,

Anna Karenina Musical

Viewers have a rare chance to see the musical version of this dramatic love story at a special screening by Stage Russia, recorded live at the Moscow Operetta Theatre. 2pm, tickets $15, Wilmette Theatre,

Intimate Apparel

Experience Northlight Theatre’s powerful play set in 1905 Manhattan, where a black seamstress living in poverty sews fine lingerie for her clientele. When her fast marriage leads to regret, she stitches back herself and her future. Times vary, tickets $30-$89, Skokie,

PhoebeChainBraceletJT1067BRYG.jpgFrances Heffernan will host an exclusive trunk show with Jade Trau jewels.

Jade Trau Trunk Show

Shop Jade Trau’s vintage-inspired diamond sparklers during her trunk show at Frances Heffernan. 10am-5pm, free admission, Winnetka,,

250 Years of Beethoven

The Pilgrim Chamber Players celebrate the 250th birthday of one the greatest composers of all time with this concert featuring violinist Desirée Ruhstrat and cellist David Cunliffe. 3pm, tickets $8-$20, Highland Park,

The Last Match

Russian and American tennis superstars meet in center court and face their demons in sport, life and love. This cleverly staged play explores family, sacrifice, success and legacy. Times vary, tickets $50-$70, Writers Theatre, Glencoe,

Kiss Me, Kate

This reimagining of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew combines romance, humor, sophistication and behind-the-scenes high jinks as it follows the play’s leading lady and her conflicts with her ex-husband and fellow star. Times vary, tickets $50-$60, Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire,

HIveExpandeddetail.jpgArtist Susan Beiner is coming to the Evanston Art Center with sculptural works like “Hive.”

Susan Beiner

Putting together thoughts of how human creation and technology shape our outlook on the world, Susan Beiner’s exhibit at the Evanston Art Center combines industrial materials and ceramics into organic sculptures. Times vary, free admission, Evanston,

Science After Hours

Become a kid again and explore the physical world with science festival activities, themed food and drink, and the chance to meet Chicago Botanic Garden scientists. 6-9pm, tickets from $8, Glencoe,

Novel Affair

Join Ragdale for a night of intimate cocktails and dinner parties with amazing authors
and artists. Past celebs have included Rebecca Makkai and Laura Lippman. This year’s authors will be revealed March 11. 4pm, tickets $150-$500, Lake Forest,

Writers Theatre WordPlay Gala

Celebrating Writers Theatre and all it means to the Chicago cultural landscape, this annual benefit has become a must-attend to see the roster of performing artists. 6:30pm, tickets $500, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago,

Jay Leno

Jay Leno returns to the Genesee Theatre this spring to flex his stand-up comedy muscles. 8pm, tickets $60-$120, Waukegan,


Join the Center for Independent Futures in celebrating the community of people with disabilities at the annual SPARK Gala, where the evening includes a silent auction, dinner and dancing. 6-11pm, tickets $100-$220, Autobarn, Evanston,

Fascinatin’ Rhythms

Hear jazz, ragtime music, polkas, waltzes and even tango as Jeffrey Siegel kicks off the final concert of Northwestern University’s Keyboard Conversations series. 7:30pm, tickets $10-$30, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston,

PhilipJurassunrise20190819RJC3649.jpg“Sunrise” by Philip Juras from his exhibit, Picturing the Prairie, at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Picturing the Prairie

Artist Philip Juras spent five years exploring the prairie. The result? Alluring paintings depicting the region’s pastoral beauty, which will be showcased this season at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Times vary, free admission, Glencoe, chicagobotanic.‌org

Monteverdi’s Orfeo

Considered one of the first great operas, this timeless take on Monteverdi’s Orfeo tells the story of musician and poet Orpheus’ journey to the underworld to save his love, Eurydice. Times vary, tickets $18, Cahn Auditorium, Evanston,

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Photography by: “Sunrise” photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden; Jade Trau photo courtesy of brand; “Hive” photo courtesy of the Evanston Art Center