Kids on stage, pandas on screen and a play about witches are among the events on offer in and around Evanston this weekend.
Mudlark Theater and Art of Evolution Theatre are remounting the original play “I.D.” about racial and cultural identity in Evanston. It opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues through Wednesday at the Little Theatre at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. Tickets, $10 for students and $12 for adults, are available online.
The Evanston Symphony Orchestra continues its 72nd season with Rodrigo Guitar Concerto conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Pick-Staiger, 50 Arts Circle Dr. Tickets are $30.
Called “a play about witches, with no witches in it” by playwright Caryl Churchill, “Vinegar Tom” follows the lives of seven characters, four of whom will be executed, in 17th century England. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and runs through Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Wirtz Center, 20 Arts Circle Drive. Tickets are $25.
Disneynature’s Born in China.
Lunar New Year Film Festival: Born in China, a Disneynature documentary film, is being shown at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Venturing into the wilds of China, this documentary captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
Your budding DIY-er might enjoy constructing and decorating a Valentine bean bag toss game board in a hands-on workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Home Depot, 2201 Oakton St.
On the lakefront Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, the Watershed Collective hosts a presentation on Keeping Emerging Contaminants Out of the Aquatic Environment. Sarah Zack, the pollution prevention extension specialist for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, will present information about some of the contaminants that originate in our homes, like pharmaceuticals and microplastics. The gathering will take place at the Lagoon Building, 1631 Sheridan Road. Tea will be served.
And don’t forget about North Shore Restaurant Month, with specials at participating restaurants from bagels to dessert.