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North Shore Classic Half Marathon and 5K
On May 31st, the North Shore Classic Half Marathon & 5k is headed back to Chicago’s North Shore! Enjoy a beautiful course running through the Highland Park neighborhood while sporting the premium goodie bag. Please visit the website for complete details and to register.
CITY: Highland Park
Oil Lamp Theater
A unique theater space that is just as much a part of the artistic canvas as the hand-selected theatrical productions. Your experience begins with a warm greeting into a home-like environment which includes fresh-baked cookies. The performances will take you and your friends on an intimate journey to explore the human condition through the lens of relationships and love. Bring your favorite beverage and enjoy the show.
Port Clinton Art Festival
Port Clinton Art Festival is one of the most successful juried art festivals and attracts more than 250,000 art enthusiasts from places near and far. More than 260 of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to showcase their work over the course of the weekend, creating an atmosphere brimming with renowned creativity. Alongside established artists, a youth art division celebrates the talents of young artists ages 18 and under, offering them the opportunity to participate, exhibit, and experience the inner workings of an art festival.
CITY: Highland Park
Highland Park's Art Center's Festival of Fine Arts
Situated on the beautiful tree-lined streets surrounding TAC, the revamped festival will showcase original works from 120 juried artists. Exceptional examples of fine arts and fine craft, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and more will be featured at the festival. The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts will offer activities for children and families, as well as live entertainment and tasty festival treats throughout the weekend. Art enthusiasts will get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making these original works of art with live art demos taking place at the festival.
CITY: Highland Park
Jameson's Charhouse has been serving quality steaks, chops and fresh fish for exceptional value for over two decades. Menu selections feature modern American cuisine full of delicious choices. All dishes prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients.
Extensively rehabbed and converted into an upscale American restaurant, bar and whiskey lounge, the Glenview House. Features beautifully presented, upscale American comfort food with French, Italian and Asian influences. The restaurant specializes in imported and craft beers with over 100 different selections available on draught and in bottles. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner in one of the many dining areas. Seasonal outdoor seating available
Gusto Ristorante Italiano
Serving excellent Old World Italian cuisine. Featuring Tribune acclaimed award-winning eggplant parmigiana and chicken vesuvio. Combining home-cooked flavor with elegant sauces.
Creating beautiful fresh flower arrangements as well as blooming plants and European gardens. Work with our design team to create exquisite custom floral for weddings, parties, bar and bat mitzvahs and other special events.
"Philoxenia" is the Greek word for traditional hospitality. Here at Avli everyone should feel like they are visiting an old friend. Traditional Greek dishes are done with passion for food.
Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar
Located in The Glen Town Center and recognized as one of the North Shore's most popular eateries, Flight's urban chic ambiance, extensive wine list and innovative menu (best described as American Contemporary Comfort food) will take your senses to greater heights. Customer favorites include the Duck Mac and Cheese, Pan Seared Scallops, Beef Tenderloin, Skirt Steak Flatbread, the Flight Burger and Herb Fries. Save room for dessert...the Chocolate Fondue paired with a Ruby Port is a must!
Becky & Me Toys
Toys, dolls, games, books, crafts and more for infants to pre-teens. Our carefully-chosen toys encourage active, creative, open-ended play. Our knowledgeable staff can help you select perfect gifts for your special kids and for the kid in you.
Whether you seek familiar sushi preparations, traditional Japanese cooking or unique and innovative contemporary cuisine that blends Asian and Western cooking styles, their seasonal cuisine, comfortable décor and knowledgeable service will provide you and your guests a dining experience that is both entirely satisfying and highly memorable. Come experience the creativity of urban Japanese cuisine in a soothing ambience by the day and upbeat atmosphere by night. Although sushi is their forte, there are plenty of cooked entrees and appetizers from the kitchen.
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
A North Shore institution, The Book Stall is one of the leading independent bookstores in the Chicagoland area. This general trade book store has a reputation for trustworthy customer service, numerous author appearances throughout the year, and a highly popular monthly newsletter with a distribution of 8,500.
Lyzart Gallery and Gifts LLC
Specializing in unique gifts and affordable luxuries, Lyzart offers a variety of items in every price range. Handmade functional pottery, original photography and paintings, local handmade jewelry, home decor, personal gifts and much more.
Pizano's Pizza and Pasta
Featuring full-service bar, Pizano's also has 18 high definition televisions for your sports viewing pleasure. Voted top 10 pizza in the U.S. by USA Today and #1 thin-crust pizza by the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Discover a store with unique ambiance and warmth, nestled in the heart of the North Shore. For over 30 years, Material Possessions has welcomed guests and clients into their gorgeous store. Thought-provoking pieces, designed to ignite the imagination, stir the soul and make a statement are aplenty...and a sense of humor is always at home here.
A little piece of Paris on the North Shore, a Francophiles paradise with gifts available for every occasion. This lovely boutique is THE go to spot for luxury fashion jewelry, gifts, home fashion accessories.
Ted's Montana Grill
Featuring made-from-scratch dishes including certified Angus Beef bison, chicken and seafood. At Ted's Montana Grill, authentic is something you'll experience. It's also something you'll taste. No frozen pouches. No shortcuts. American favorites made 100% fresh, hand-prepared and served with pride.
Rachel Barton Pine at Ravinia
Called “the definition of the ideal musician for the 21st century” by Yo-Yo Ma, cellist Mike Block joins Rachel Barton Pine to chronicle the flow of music from Bach to Bartók to the blues. Bennett Gordon Hall Ticket Price: $10
CITY: Highland Park
Experience a culinary adventure of classic haute cuisine presented in a unique and contemporary design with a French country flair. Chef Michael Lachowicz, named a Chef of the Year for by the International Wine and Food Society of Chicago. The recipient of stellar reviews by Chicago Magazine, North Shore Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times just to name a few, Restaurant Michael brings the best of Chicago dining to the Chicago's North Shore community of Winnetka.
Good, American food.
The Glen Club
Come for business, stay for golf. The Glen Club has 21 overnight rooms featuring unique layouts and elegant fixtures including historic photographs from Chicago's famous Golf Clubs. Dine on delicious American fare at "The Grill" or host your corporate events in our elegant ballroom seating up to 230, or our stately meeting rooms. Visit the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Glen Club's golf course features rolling terrain with dramatic elevation changes, meandering lakes and streams and stunning vistas.
Real Urban BBQ
Fast service barbecue in a casual atmosphere is the goal at Real Urban Barbecue. Counter service leads you through the ordering process where you choose your meats, sides, drinks and desserts. Meals can be enjoyed at one of the many available tables or carried out. Real Urban Barbecue offers family-style meals for carryout as well as special holidays orders for things like a Smoked Thanksgiving turkey. All meats are cooked on two smokers that are environmentally friendly and can smoke up to 600 pounds of meat a day. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Real Urban BBQ.
CITY: Highland Park
J. Alexander's Restaurant
Upscale contemporary American restaurant known for its wood-fired cuisine. The menu features a wide selection of American classics, including steaks, prime rib of beef, fresh seafood, as well as salads, sandwiches and desserts.