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!

Dine and enjoy a concert at the Talking Farm

Put on your washcloths, grab your picnic blanket and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend at the Howard Street Farm while listening to live music and enjoying a tasty barbecue, courtesy of one of the farm’s restaurant partners.

Date: Sun 10 Oct
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $60
Location: The Howard Street Farm, Skokie
More information: thetalkingfarm.org

See a performance by Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele

North Shore residents can enjoy a concert this weekend by legendary ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro as he performs songs from his album The Greatest Day during his tour of the United States.

Date: Fri 8 Oct
Time: 8 pm
Cost: Tickets from $37
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
More information: northshorecenter.org

Discover iconic music at Songs for Nobody

Featuring a performance by Joanna Murray-Smith, Songs for Nobodies celebrates the work of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edit Piaf and Maria Callas in an illuminating tale of dreams and heartbreak.

Date: Fri 8 Oct – Sun 10 Oct
Time: Fri, 8:00 pm, Sat, 2:30 pm and 8:00 pm, Sun, 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Cost: from $59
Location: Northlight Theater, Skokie
More information: northernlight.org

Get out and explore nature on the Walking Tree Tour

Learn to recognize trees in Skokie this weekend at the Emily Oaks Nature Center. Join a naturalist for a casual walk through the beautiful nature center and bring your own mug for coffee or tea provided by the center.

Date: Sat, Oct 9
Time: 9am – 10pm
Cost: $6 for residents, $8 for non-residents
Location: Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie
More information: skokieparks.org

Visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum virtually

Attend a virtual tour of the special exhibition Shanghai: Safe Harbor during the Holocaust and learn a new side of history through a visual presentation by the curator, Arielle Weininger. Photographers may recognize the work of Arthur Rothstein, best known for his work photographing the Dust Bowl, while documenting the fate of the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai during World War II.

Date: Sun 10 Oct
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: $10
Location: virtual
More information: ilholocaustmuseum.org

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