June has arrived, and along with live music, movies, rummage sales and more. Please look at the list below to see what is happening on the North Shore this weekend. For full listing of events, click here to visit the Daily North Shore calendar. If you would like to submit and event, click here. Enjoy your weekend!
HIGHLAND PARK: Highland Park-based Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands (BOTB) kicks off its 11th season this Friday June 3 at 7 p.m. in Port Clinton Square in downtown Highland Park (600 Central Ave.). Every Friday in June, approximately 25 bands comprised of Chicagoland’s most talented young musicians are expected to compete for more than $30,000 in combined cash and prizes.
Each Friday, six bands will battle in front of a public audience and a panel of judges, who will select one winner each week. The event culminates in the Grand Finale Concert on July 4, featuring each of the four winning bands plus four Wild Card bands. The eight semi-finalists and two showcase bands will be awarded the opportunity to perform at the “best of” concert at Navy Pier on Sunday July 17 and Sunday, July 24.
BOTB is also proud to announce it has been taken under the wing of the newly formed Bitter Jester Foundation for the Arts. BJFA is a not-for-profit organization that mentors and supports emerging artists, encouraging persons to enter the arts through performance opportunities, scholarships, and grants.
NORTHBROOK: Parisian Salon Concert will be held at Northbrook Public Library (1201 Cedar Lane) on Friday June 3 from 7:30 p.m. tio 9:30 p.m. Violinist Consuelo Lepauw and pianist George Lepauw perform works of Beethoven and Debussy. Consuelo and George will be surrounded by their musician friends for a festive opening of our summer season.
WILMETTE: Friday Funnies at the ‘Mette will be held Friday, June 3 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Wilmette Theatre’s monthly comedy series, “Friday Funnies,” hosted by media veteran and author Jenniffer Weigel, features several comedic talents from the Chicago area. Come laugh with some of Chicago’s hottest local comedians.
WINNETKA: Christ Church Summer Rummage Sale 2016 will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Christ Church is located at 470 Maple in Winnetka (at the corner of Oak & Maple streets). Net proceeds are distributed in the form of Benevolence Grants to charities & agencies in the Chicago area. Feel free to share with your community, friends and family!
EVANSTON: ‘Swarm’ Art Exhibit to Open on Saturday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Sidetracked Studio (located at 707 Chicago Avenue) is proud to present “Swarm,” a small works exhibition. The word can be defined in different ways – from an act of aggression/protection to simply a group of animals – and we thought it high time to mount our own swarm via artists interpreting the theme. This exhibit is a wonderful spectacle of highly crafted works that are mostly no larger than fifteen inches, and an installation made of smaller components by the artists to make one collaborative piece, or swarm. There will be works by: Lauren Levato Coyne, Rory Coyne Jason McPhillips, Erin Gergen Halls, Anthony Cramer, Gail Potocki, John Walker, Erich J. Moffatt, Victoria Fuller, Renee McGinnis, Maike van Wijk, and Stephanie Inagaki.
GLENVIEW: Get Out & Go on A Treasure Hunt. Get the family out and go on a nature-inspired outdoor treasure hunt! Search for hidden clues while exploring the natural areas of Gallery Park and Fuller Air Station Prairie. Walk or ride bicycles and earn points for answering questions about discoveries along the way. Pick up your treasure map at Park Center. Free; no advance registration necessary. Check in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Park Center is located at 2400 Chestnut Ave.
HIGHLAND PARK: Pilgrim Players June 5th Concert The June 5, 2016 concert of the Pilgrim Chamber Players is a totally Beethoven program and will be held at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park at 3 pm. Musicians are the Chicago Symphony’s violinist, David Taylor, the Washington, D. C. Symphony’s cellist, Steven Honigberg with other string players, Corneliius Chiu, Weijing Wang and pianist Carol Honigberg.