A new season change is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do in the city and online. Here’s an overview of five activities that we found particularly appealing.

Remember: limited capacity, timed access, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so check the details before finalizing your plans!

Basking in the glow of light landscape

Lightscape is back this year with a new path and thousands of beautiful lights! Walk through this inventive installation while listening to music, observing the beautiful colors and welcoming winter under the warm glow of the lights.

Date: Fri 12 Nov – Sun 2 Jan
Time: 4.30pm – 11pm (last entry at 9pm)
Cost: Advance tickets required, from $24
Location: The Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
More information: chicagobotanic.org

See the best Elton John impersonator live

Endorsed by the legendary Elton John himself, Rus Anderson performs The Rocket Man Show this weekend in Skokie. Witness Elton John’s Official Doppelganger in his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road world tour as Anderson recreates the magic and wonder of young Elton John.

Date: Sat 13 November
Time: 8 pm
Cost: from $30
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
More information: northshorecenter.org

Witness the magic of Cinderella

This weekend, The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie Cinderella, performed by the State Ballet Theater of Ukraine – an ensemble of the best performers of Ukraine. Watch the classic story unfold with graceful dancers, moving music and elaborate costumes in a performance you won’t soon forget!

Date: Fri 12 November
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: from $41
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
More information: northshorecenter.org

Channel Your Inner Engineer at the Kohl Children’s Museum

The Kohl’s Children Museum welcomes children of all ages to one of its most beloved permanent exhibits: build it. Bee build it, you can test the limits of your creativity by building structures from life-size blocks, making each visit unique!

Date: Fri 12 November
Time: 9.30 am – 5 pm
Cost: from $15
Location: Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview
More information: kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Shop for local goods at the Arts and Crafts Market

Visit Sketchbook Brewing Company in Skokie for the Arts and Crafts Market – featuring food items, bath and body products, candles, jewelry and more! Shop from a wide variety of local vendors and enjoy beer, food and live music.

Date: Sun 12 November
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For free
Location: Sketchbook Brewing Company, Skokie
More information: facebook.com

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