The dog days of Winter are upon us. We are way past any post-holiday buzz and Spring is still an eternity away because, well, we live in Chicago. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t fun still to be had. This weekend, don’t let the grey skies hold you back. Choose from a wine & beer tasting, an evening of intuitive readings, a new Tap Grill grand opening party, a performance by the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and a kids themed flea market! And for those in need of a real boost, the camp expo at Northbrook Court should definitely get you thinking of brighter and warmer days ahead!
Wine & Beer Tasting
Feb. 23: 6:30 – 9 pm
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
An amazing opportunity to sample over 80 unique wines from around the world such as Bruno Giacosa, Cambria, Freemark Abbey, Orin Swift, Matanzas Creek, Willakenzie, Ram’s Gate, Penner Ashe, Jackson Estates, Sojourn, and many more. Craft beer selections include microbrews such as Allagash Sixteen Counties and Delerium Tremens. Plus, enjoy an expansive array of heavy hors d’oeuvres and sweets and substantial discount for wine purchases. NEW this year is a tasting of “Whiskeys of the World”! Substantial discount for wine purchases. Tickets: $75 in advance (deadline 2/22) or $85 at the door. For an additional cost, attendees can participate in the exclusive Reserve Tasting and sample 35 premium wines, plus blind wine tasting with prizes and champagne saber demonstration. Not ready to go home at 9:00 PM? Continue the fun at the After Hours Party serving cash bar wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.
An Open Evening of Intuitive Readings
Feb. 23: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Infinity Foundation, 1280 Old Skokie Rd., Highland Park
Join Mel Doerr, a renowned psychic, for a fun, spontaneous, open evening of intuitive readings. You will be able to pose at least two questions to Doerr, who will do a mini-reading for everyone who attends. This is an evening not to be missed. Space is limited. Cost: $45. For more info, click here.
Tap House Grill Grand Opening
Feb. 23: 5 – 8 pm
1090 S Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling (Inside the Ramada Plaza Chicago North Shore Hotel)
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, cocktails, beer and wine at this recently opened location of Tap House Grill and support the fight against all blood cancers! 100% of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Tickets: $25 per person. For more info, click here.
Feb. 24: 10 am – 2 pm
Northbrook Court, 2171 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
This event allows camps – both day and overnight – from across the Midwest region a chance to meet potential camp attendees and for local businesses to connect with camping families. Potential campers can visit vendor booths, as well as enjoy interactive activities for children and teens. Free face painting and balloon animals from 10:30am—1:30pm. For more info, click here.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Feb. 24: 7:30 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is rooted in traditions of African-American dance, storytelling and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide. Collaborating with internationally renowned choreographers, across the spectrum of modern, ballet and African dance, DRDT’s work reflects many voices in contemporary life. The company will premiere Alice, by Nicole Clarke-Springer, and feature INDUMBA, Heaven, and more. Tickets: $25 - $45. For more info, click here.
For Kids Only Flea Market
Feb. 24: 1 -3 pm
Deerfield Park District, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield
Calling all young entrepreneurs in grades K-8! This event is a fantastic opportunity for kids to sell their old games, books, toys, stuffed animals, sports equipment, trading cards, etc. (All merchandise must belong to children. No bikes or baby equipment) to shoppers of all ages! Kids will price and sell their merchandise to interested buyers. Negotiating is allowed and part of the fun. All booths must be manned by children. Parents may supervise younger children, but not run booths. Table space: $5 - $10. For more info, click here.