Ready for the weekend? Yippee, it's almost here.
Here's what's going on in the area.
- Make your sweet tooth happy at the grand opening of Nothing Bundt Cakes at 9717 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. When the store opens at 10 a.m., be among the first 50 people to make a purchase, and win free bundtlets (cakes with about two nice portions) once a month for a year. Also, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., cake sampling, face painting, a balloon artist and raffle.
- Niles West High School plays Niles North in the Skokie Skirmish at 1 p.m. at Niles North.
- Do you like vampire novels? Twilight? Then come meet New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) as she reads from her dark vampire tale for young adults, "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown." 1 p.m. Sunday at Barnes and Noble north.
- Operetta in Exile tells the story of librettists and composers who ran into trouble with the Third Reich. Five singers and a chamber ensemble tell their story, described as haunting and poignant. Sunday at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie.
- Ravinia is still open--but just barely--with "The Gospel of the Other Mary" Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
- The harvest has come in, and it's all there for you at the Skokie Farmers Market Sunday from 7:30 a.m until 12:45 p.m. Honeycrisp apples--we're there! Plus tomatoes, squash, lettuces, potatoes, eggplant and much more. Mmm, I can still remember the taste of my grandmother's eggplant parmesan.
- Gorilla Tango Theater is holding auditions Saturday and Sunday for youth for its new play, "Trusted Promises."
- Get out the word on YOUR event. Post it on Patch.
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