Halloween is over so you know what that means…it’s time to start talking holiday shopping. No better place to start then the Grove Arts & Craft Faire or the Antiques + Modernism Show. For those still in the Halloween mood, consider the Pumpkin Smash & Bash or the Oil Lame Theatres Par for the Corpse. And those seeking a little inspiration will find it in the Fall Youth Circus’s presentation of the Magnificent Wonder or the No Shame on U’s speaker series featuring Brian Cuban (Mark Cuban’s younger brother) who will speak about his mental health journey.
The Grove Arts & Craft Faire
Nov. 2 & 3: 10 am – 8 pm; Nov. 4 & 5: 10 am – 5 pm (Also Nov. 9 – 12)
The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
Browse through the charming historic homes and buildings of The Grove, while shopping for distinctive gifts, crafts, home accessories, jewelry, baked goods and more from a magnificent selection of more than 50 juried artisans. For more info, click here.
Antiques & Modernism Show
Nov. 3: 10 am – 6 pm; Nov. 4: 10 am – 5 pm; Nov. 5: 11 am – 4 pm
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
The Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show (A+M Show) is the ultimate destination for interior designers, shoppers, and collectors alike. Ranging in styles from classic to modern, the Show is renowned for exquisite home furnishings and accessories, artwork, clothing, and jewelry, exclusively available for purchase from dealers who are nationally recognized specialists. The Show's 60-year history and prevailing reputation speak to the caliber of this spectacular style and design event. Proceeds from the Show benefit Winnetka Community House. General Admission (3-day ticket) $15. Additional special events. For more info, click here.
Pumpkin Smash & Bash
Nov. 4: 1 – 2 pm
Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Rd., Glenview
Bring your carved Halloween pumpkin to the Flick Park Sled Hill for a Pumpkin Roll competition. Have fun smashing your pumpkin and turning it into compost that will help nourish plants in the spring. Please remove any candles and glow sticks beforehand. Non-carved pumpkins are not permitted. FREEE. For more info, click here.
The Magnificent Wonder: Fall Youth Circus
Nov. 4: 4:30 & 7:30 pm; Nov. 5: 3 pm (Additional days: Nov. 11, 12, 18)
The Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts School, 927 Noyes St., Evanston
At the Magnificent Wonder Museum, you'll travel through landmark moments of the 20th Century. From America's urban nightlife scene, the grunge movement, to the second global war. This world premiere has a limited engagement of only 6 performances. Watch as they bring to life the herstory of a global treasure - the superhero, Magnificent Wonder. Tickets: $12.50 - $15. For more info, click here.
Par for the Corpse
Nov. 3: 8 pm; Nov. 4: 3 & 8 pm; Nov. 5: 3 pm (thru Nov. 19)
Oil Lamp Theatre, 1723 Glenview Rd., Glenview
When novelist Alexandra Ellis throws a party at her Catskills retreat, no one expects a blizzard to strand everybody nor do they suspect there’s a killer amongst them until one guest is poisoned at the party! Desperately, the others try to figure out not only who did it but more mystifying how it was done. Par for the Corpse is a delightful mystery that deftly blends comedy and suspense, hilarity and shocking surprises. Freshly-baked cookies, snacks and soda are complimentary. The Theater is BYOB so guests are invited to bring a beverage to enjoy during the performance. Glasses and corkage are provided at no additional charge. Tickets: $20 - $35. Some shows are sold out. For more info, click here.
No Shame On U – Brian Cuban, brother of Mark Cuban
Nov. 5: 6 - 9:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
No Shame On U is dedicated to breaking the stigma associated with mental health so the people who need the help will seek it, family members and friends will know how to provide proper support, and to save lives. They achieve their mission in part through community outreach programs, including small group engagements and larger speaker oriented events. This event features Brian Cuban, younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank Shark, Mark Cuban, who will talk about his mental health journey, living with, and recovering from, twenty-seven years of eating disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). General admission tickets $20 ($30 at door). For more info and to register for this event, click here.