Nov. 9-Nov. 12
The Grove Arts and Craft Faire
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 9-Nov. 10
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11-Nov. 12
The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
$5; $1 for children 12 and younger
The Arts and Craft Faire returns to The Grove with an assortment of handcrafted items, unique gifts and one-of-a-kind treasures. Now in its 32nd year, the Faire brings together more than 60 juried artists displaying a selection of handcrafted items for Christmas, Hanukkah and fall.
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
Sean Masterson’s Timeless Magic is a theatrical magic show that combines sleight-of hand, magical illusions and audience participation for a family friendly hour of wonder. Timeless Magic is a highly visual magic show for a multi-generational audience. The show features highly deceptive but rarely seen 19th century magic effects.
Artist Member Fall Exhibition
Oak Park Art League Carriage House Gallery, 720 Chicago Ave., Oak Park
Opening reception for the biannual exhibition featuring self-selected work from Oak Park Art League artist members. Participants are encouraged to enter one work of art that best represents their studio practice. For more information, call (708) 386-9853.
Nov. 10-Nov. 11
Petite Boutique Holiday
Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., Oak Park
4-9 p.m. Nov. 10
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11
Gourmet foods and hand-crafted goods will be sold and talented vendors will showcase their wares, just in time for holiday shopping. On Friday, there will be drinks and live music.
Seeing is Believing
Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest, 129 Lake St., Oak Park
$7 general admission, $5 Oak Park and River Forest residents, $3 students, free for museum members
To commemorate Veterans Day, University of Illinois professor emeritus Bob Messer will present a reading of American WWI posters, 100 years later. Messer will go through the posters on display in the museum’s WWI exhibit, putting these wartime images in their context as both art and propaganda and encourages us to read them from our perspective a century later.
Laser Led Zeppelin
Cernan Earth and Space Center, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
$5-$10, free for Triton students, faculty and staff
Legendary hits from Led Zeppelin are accompanied by laser graphics and full-dome visual effects. And, yes, the show includes “Stairway to Heaven.”
Nov. 11-Nov. 12
The Magnificent Wonder: Fall Youth Circus
4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11
3 p.m. Nov. 12
The Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts School, 927 Noyes St., Evanston
$15 adults, $12:50 for senior citizens, students and children 2 and younger
The show takes place at the grand opening of The Magnificent Wonder Museum, and audiences will have a front row seat to the most intimate and important moments that have made the main character, this woman of wonder, a true global treasure. There will be action, intrigue, romance and high-flying feats of fancy. The show is recommended for children, 5 and older.
Makin’ Music Bluegrass Jam
Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave., River Forest
Make a simple musical instrument from an invasive plant species, then join the fun in a bluegrass jam circle! Bring your basses, fiddles, mandolins, guitars and banjos. The jam is open to anyone who wants to play or listen.
Son Monarcas Mexican Folk Music Concert
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
Son Monarcas, a Chicago-based Latin Folk Fusion ensemble specializing in Afro-Mestizo music, will take audiences on a musical migration to all parts of Mexico.
–Cook County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 12–