While this weekend may be a bit more mellow than last weekend’s jammed pack extravaganza, there is still plenty of fun and exciting things to do. And with the extra day (for most of us), there should still be enough time to rest up too!


Northwestern Football vs. Nevada
Sept. 2: 2:30 pm
Ryan Field, 1501 Central St., Evanston 

The college football season kicks off this weekend and it’s the perfect time to take in a game, especially before the weather starts to turn! The Wildcats have a promising team this year so jump on the bandwagon early! To purchase tickets (prices vary), click here.

Deer Path Art League 63rd Art Fair on the Green
Sept. 4 & 4: 10 am – 5 pm
Lake Forest Market Square, 724 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest 

It wouldn’t be a summer weekend on the North Shore without an art fair! The 63rd Annual Art Fair on the Square is the signature event for the Deer Path Art League. The two-day, juried fine art show attracts over 20,000 attendees, is free to the public, and celebrates the individual artisan. Last year nearly 400 national and international artists applied to participate. The selected 180 exhibitors work in a variety of disciplines including: ceramics, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture & wood. For more info, click here.


Honey Moon in Vegas
Sept: 1: 8 pm; Sept. 2: 4:30 & 8 pm, Sept. 3: 1 & 5 pm (through Oct. 15)
Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriot Drive, Lincolnshire

Based on the classic 1992 film comedy, this is the hilarious story of commitment-phobe Jack, his not-so-patient girlfriend Betsy, and a professional gambler named Tommy. Featuring a book by Andrew Bergman (who wrote and directed the original film) and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, this is a musical comedy in the Golden Age tradition, with gags, gams and great tunes. Tickets: $52. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.


DIY Inspiration Board
Sept. 2: 11 am – 1 pm
Paper Source, 490 Central Ave., Highland Park 

Create your very own DIY Inspiration Board! A fantastic way to display personal goals, inspiration, mantras and gratitude, you’ll get to craft your very own board using decorative papers, enclosure pockets, cork panels and more. In this class, you will: stamp, heat emboss, create a personalized inspiration card, and construct an inspiration board. A 10% off coupon will be provided with the class. Buy two seats at the same time and save 10% off each seat. $30. For more info: 847-266-6100.


Buffalo Grove Days
Sept. 1: 6 pm – 12 am; Sept. 2 & 3: 10 am – 12 am; Sept. 4: 12 pm – 6 pm
Mike Rylko Community Park, 951 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove  

This annual festival has fun for everyone. There will be the Chamber Beer Garden, a business and craft fair, free entertainment all day long, a carnival, games, special events, including a BBQ Challenge and Sunday night fireworks. Parade kicks off at 11 am on Sunday. Click here for more information and a complete schedule of events. 


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