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 and shop at Art & Wine Night

Plan a trip to Evanston this Saturday to buy art by Melanie Deal (Collage and Mixed Media) and Jerry Alt (Photography), and see over 150 works by other Evanston and Chicagoland artists, all with a glass of wine in hand .

Date: Sat November 6
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
For free
Location: 922 Davis Street, Evanston
More information: facebook.com

Experience 13-time Tony Award-nominated musical ragtime

Skokie presents Ragtime this weekend, an acclaimed musical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens that tells the story of an upper-class woman, a determined Jewish immigrant and a young, daring Harlem musician as they unite to achieve their goals.

Date: Fri 5 Nov – Sun 7 Nov
Time: Fri at 8:00 pm, Sat at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Cost: from $25
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
More information: northshorecenter.org

Attend a football match

Witness a battle between the Iowa Hawkeyes (6 – 2) and the Northwestern Wildcats (3 – 5) as one team tries to dominate the Big Ten Conference and the other tries to beat Iowa.

Date: Sat November 6
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: from $55
Location: Ryan Field, Evanston
More information: nusports.com

Enjoy the return of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra reopens this weekend for its 75th anniversary season with a program of Austro-German masterpieces by the revered Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner.

Date: Sun 7 November
Time: 14.30 – 16.30
Cost: from $39
Location: Evanston Township High School Auditorium, Evanston
More information: evanstonsymphony.org

Try Hockey for free at Skatium Ice Arena

Have you asked kids to try hockey? This weekend in Skokie is their chance! Build confidence, mental agility and develop social skills in a fun workshop that’s completely free.

Date: Sat 6 Nov
Time: 1.10 pm – 2.10 pm
For free
Location: Skatium Ice Arena, Skokie
More information: tryhockeyforfree.com