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!

Sip, shop and stroll in Northbrook

Start the holiday with the Illuminate Northbrook Hot Cocoa Stroll! Get a head start on holiday shopping, enjoy free hot chocolate and fun activities, and count down to the Christmas lights launch.

Date: Fri 19 November
Time: 5.30 pm
For free
Location: The Corner of Meadow Road and Shermer Road, Northbrook
More information: northbrook.il.us

Enjoy theater for all ages

Learn about the meaning of happiness with Charlie Brown the Musical, performed by the Children’s Theater of Winnetka. Charlie Brown explores what it really means to be a “good man” in this family-friendly show.

Date: Sun 21 November
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: from $15
Location: Winnetka Community House
More information: purplepass.com

Explore the arts, find unique gifts

Hosted by The Woman’s Club of Evanston, you are sure to find something you like at the Holiday Bazaar. This jury show features heavily curated vendors handcrafting or designing unique items ideal for the upcoming holiday season.

Date: Sat 20 Nov – Sun 21 Nov
Time: Sat, 10am – 5pm, Sun, 10am – 4pm
For free
Location: The Woman’s Club of Evanston
More information: wcofe.org

Catch a performance of Les Misérables

This weekend, head to the Devonshire Cultural Center for The Teen Performers’ Les Miserables, a famous tale of redemption in 19th-century France.

Date: Fri 19 Nov – Sun 21 Nov
Time: Fri – Sat at 7pm and Sun at 3pm
Cost: $15
Location: Devonshire Cultural Center, Skokie
More information: skokieparks.org

Enjoy live music, local food and good beer

Sketchbook Brewing Company will host The Brian Gephart Quartet this Sunday. In addition to live music, enjoy delicious food and of course good beer.

Date: Sun 21 November
Time: 15:00 – 18:00
For free
Location: Sketchbook Brewing Company, Skokie
More information: facebook.com