Don’t let a few showers here and there spoil the fun. April is chock full events both indoor and out to help you transition from the dog days of winter to some fun in the sun (hopefully)!  This month features a great selection of children’s plays as well as some great opportunities to explore nature and the world around us and even take an archery lesson! Adults can also imbibe in a fresh spring cocktail demonstration and enjoy the musings of Kathleen Madigan! A fun month indeed! 


Simply Stirring
April 6: 5:30 pm
Chicago Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire 

Experience this interactive demonstration class that will teach guests how to create fresh spring cocktails sure to impress every palate. Mixologist Carlos Veigas will demo 5 featured cocktails to guests while they sample his fresh creations and enjoy artisan cheeses and crackers from the Resort’s Executive Chef Pierre Daval. $25 per person, space is limited.  To register: call 847-634-0100 and request reservations for the Simply Stirring cocktail class.


Family Archery
April 7: 1 – 2:30 pm
Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Rd., Highland Park 

A perfect family activity! Learn the basics of archery, then spend time practicing on the range! All equipment and instruction provided. Children (8+) must be accompanied by a paid registered adult. $10 per person. For information call 847-433-6901. To register, click here.

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
April 8: 11 am – 12pm; 3 pm – 4 pm
John and Nancy Hughes Theatre, Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Rd., Lake Forest 

Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences. Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the “cool” mice, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. To get away from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures, to be the hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime where he meets a strange cast of misfit creatures, learns of infinite peril and awesome beauty. $15 per person. For more info, click here.


Alice in Wonderland
April 14: 1 – 2pm
John and Nancy Hughes Theatre, Gorton Community Center, 400 East Illinois Rd., Lake Forest 

Travel down the rabbit hole and enjoy PASTA’s performance of Alice in Wonderland! The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly stranger as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, chats with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Admission: $5. For more info, click here.


49th Annual Art Fair
April 14: 10 am – 6pm; April 15: 11 am – 5 pm
North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield 

Indoor art show featuring more than 50 artists exhibiting their original work in a unique and beautiful architectural setting. Open to the public. Free parking. Food from Pizzeria Deville available for purchase.


Love, Loss and What I Wore
April 19th – June 3rd
Oil Lamp Theatre, 1723 Glenview Rd., Glenview 

From the writer of Sleepless in Seattle comes an intimate collection of stories about women and their lives. A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. Adults: $35; Students: $20. BYOB Venue. Admission includes complimentary corkage fee and complimentary fresh baked cookies! For more info, click here.


The Aristocats Kids
April 20 – 29; Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette 

The Mini’s division of the Wilmette Children’s Theatre (WCT) brings a fun and furry adventure to the stage with the upcoming production of Disney’s THE ARISTOCATS KIDS. Maintaining the central storyline and incorporating the most popular songs, THE ARISTOCATS KIDS is a 35 – 40 minute live version performed by actors in 1st – 3rd grade and perfect for first time theater patrons. Tickets: $10. For more information call 847-256-9686 or click here to  purchase.


Emily Oaks Nature Center 30th Anniversary
April 22: 12 – 4 pm
Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St., Skokie 

Join in reflecting on decades of memories, and making new memories at Emily Oaks, as you participate in engaging activities along the Nature Center trails. Earth-friendly foods will be available for sale as well as native wildflowers and grasses ready for planting.  For more info, click here.


Unearth Science Festival
April 21 & 22, special event on April 20
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Blvd., Glencoe 

There’s no better way to learn science than to do science. This new event at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Earth Day weekend will showcase the many ways science is celebrated here every day. The Unearth Science festival will feature an abundance of hands-on activities and demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy. For more info, including events that require registration, click here.


Winnetka Community Bike Sale
April 28: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Winnetka Community House Front Lawn, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka 

Whether you want to buy, sell or have your bike appraised, you will get your chance at this annual bike sale. A Wilmette Bicycle Shop representative will be available beginning at 8:30 a.m. to evaluate the condition of your bicycles and suggest repairs. A 25% service charge, based on sale price, will be donated to the Community House. The Bike Sale will be held rain or shine on the Community House Front Lawn. Bicycle Appraisal (sellers): 8:30–9:30 AM Bike Sale (buyers): 9:30–10:30 AM. For more info, click here.


Malott Japanese Garden Spring Weekend
April 28 & 29: 10 am – 3 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe 

Celebrate spring by writing a seasonal haiku and making a cherry blossom hanging scroll, plus try other hands-on activities like a suminagashi demonstration. Enjoy traditional storytelling and a koto harp performance, and take a walk in the Japanese Garden. New this year, the Urasenke Chicago Association will serve a traditional tea. The tasting is free, but availability is limited. For more info and a schedule of events, click here.


Kathleen Madigan – Boxed Wine and Bigfoot
April 28: 8 pm
North Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie 

For twenty-eight years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late-night show ever made. Her most recent special Bothering Jesus is her fifth hour-long standup special and will be her third special to be available on Netflix. Enjoy a night of big laughs and fun! Tickets: $38.50 - $48.50. For more info, click here.

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