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& Culture

Whether it’s an evening at the symphony, a museum visit, dinner out, a civic concert, a fun-filled afternoon of swimming, shooting hoops, dance lessons, a morning workout or simply enjoying the abundance of nature, Skokie offers a host of recreational amenities, special events and a vast entertainment lineup sure to please the young, the young-at-heart and everyone in between. Visitors and residents enjoy a multitude of entertainment and recreational opportunities available throughout the year. THEATER Skokie prides itself on its dedication to arts and culture, says Michael Pauken, general manager of the world-renowned North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (NSCPAS), home

Alexander’s Breakfast & Lunch (224) 251-7492

to the award-winning Northlight Theatre and the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra. The two-theater complex designed by architect Graham Gund opened in 1996. “Skokie’s diverse and eclectic entertainment venues appeal to all types of audiences and draw patrons from throughout the Chicagoland area, thanks in part to its prime North Shore location bordering Chicago and immediately adjacent to the Edens Expressway,” Pauken says. “We’re thrilled to be a part of such a vibrant community with such diverse tastes.” NSCPAS hosts 175,000 annually for hundreds of events including entertainers Chris Isaacs, the Irish Rovers, Pink Floyd, Bob Newhardt, Queen Latifah, Bill Maher, the Joffrey Ballet, River North and Hubbard Street dance companies and a variety of local cultural and civics performances and events including college 

The Curragh Irish Kabul House Pub Afghan Cuisine (847) 675-9600 (847) 674-3830

De-Jred Fine Libertad Jamaican Cuisine (847) 674-8100 Al-Watan Grill (224) 251-7549 (847) 983-4582 Niu Armenian Annie’s Pancake El Fuego Mexican Grill House Cuisine (847) 329-4200 (847) 675-7562 (847) 933-9233 Porto’s Peri Peri Cocomero Frozen Euro Echo Café (847) 675-5000 Yogurt (847) 213-0598 (847) 779-3663 Sweety Pies Bakery • Cakery • Cafe (847) 213-0900

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Tub Tim Thai (847) 675-8424

Downtown Skokie also features these favorites:

Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill Dunkin’ Donuts (847) 675-3737 (847) 674-0777 Yolo Mexican Eatery (847) 674-0987

Subway on Oakton (847) 677-6437 Taco Bell (847) 679-8980

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