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      Cooking Fools – Up to 49% Off Pasta-Making Class

      Cooking Fools

      Wicker Park

      Instructors help pupils craft fresh, light pasta and sauces usually found at restaurants, then host an after-class feast of the spoils

      $168 $85

      78% Off Digital-Photography Class in Schaumburg

      Balanced Exposure

      Schaumburg

      Professional photographer teaches students basic principles, such as DSLR camera settings and using a flash

      $225 $49

      Half Off Private Pilot Course

      Chicagoland Aviation

      Romeoville

      Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

      $299 $149

      Up to 75% Off Private Dance Lessons

      Chicago Dance Factory

      Ballroom City

      An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

      $99 $25

      Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

      New Traditions Riding Academy

      Palos Hills

      One-hour beginner classes for children and adults impart essential horsemanship skills

      $70 $38.50

      Museum of Broadcast Communications – Up to Half Off

      Museum of Broadcast Communications

      Near North Side

      Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

      $24 $12

      51% Off Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House

      Ipsento Coffee House

      Bucktown

      Hands-on class teaches proper methods of brewing coffee at home to make perfect cups every time; includes snacks and unlimited coffee

      $80 $39

      Half Off Science Museum Membership or Admission

      International Museum of Surgical Science

      Near North Side

      More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

      $80 $40

      68% Off Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

      TITLE Boxing Club

      Multiple Locations

      Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

      $183 $59

      Up to 52% Off Trail Riding at Chain O' Lakes State Park

      Chain O' Lakes State Park Riding Stable

      Chain O' Lakes State Park

      Explore rolling hills and meadows on scenic trail rides through a state park; kids 6 and younger enjoy pony rides under staff supervision

      $20 $10

      Up to 77% Off Workshop from Chicago Photography Academy

      Chicago Photography Academy

      Lakeview

      All-day fundamentals workshop demystifies the settings of your DSLR camera as professionals dole out tips on composition and camera shake

      $195 $49

      Up to 61% Off Capoeira Martial Arts Classes

      Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

      Ukrainian Village

      Exciting Brazilian martial arts classes combine self-defense with dance; classes are taught by highly established instructors

      $30 $15

      Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

      Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

      Downers Grove

      PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

      $90 $39

      Up to 65% Off Sausage-Making Class

      Westminster Hot Dog

      The Loop

      In two-hour classes, small groups create four different kinds of sausages before leaving with 3 pounds of links

      $140 $59

      Up to 51% Off Kayak Architecture Tour

      Kayak Chicago

      Goose Island

      Kayakers follow a guide down the Chicago River, passing the city's many architectural landmarks

      $65 $32

      Discover the Kinetic Art of Chicago's Moving Bridges

      Moving-Bridge Walking Tour

      Chicago

      Walk the streets of the Loop with civil engineer Jim Phillips and watch the Chicago River's movable bridges in action

      $15

      Up to 53% Off Jewelry-Making Class

      Gallery's Choice

      Downers Grove

      Students ages 8 and older craft multi-layered glass pendants during classes that cover basic fusing and glass-cutting techniques

      $36 $18

      Up to 57% Off Flight Simulator

      Chicago Premier Flight Training

      Lewis University Airport

      Redbird TD2 simulator recreates realistic flying conditions, and an FAA-certified instructor imparts aviation wisdom

      $45 $22

      52% Off Ice-Skating Classes

      Rink Side Ice Arena

      Gurnee

      Kids, teens, and adults learn to ice-skate in age-appropriate classes held in seven- or eight-week sessions

      $125 $60

      Up to 80% Off Music-Production Workshops

      The Talent Pros

      Chicago

      Workshops cover the basics of the recording industry with insight from an experienced staff that includes a Grammy-winning producer

      $75 $29

      Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

      North Shore Music Institute

      Northfield

      Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

      $70 $29

      51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

      Oakbrook Racquet and Fitness

      Westmont

      Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

      $99 $49

      Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

      Guitar Cities

      Chicago

      Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

      $80 $33

      Up to 86% Off Private and Group Dance Classes

      Fred Astaire Dance Studio

      Multiple Locations

      Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

      $500 $199

      Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

      Woodwind Farm

      Nunda

      Instructors help students develop confidence and coordination during 30-minute horseback-riding lessons suited for riders of all levels

      $105 $49

      Up to 64% Off at Michael Camastro Golf Academy

      Michael Camastro Golf Academy

      Bolingbrook Sports Dome

      During private or group lessons golfers learn the basics of the game and polish existing skills with the guidance of a PGA professional

      $130 $65

      DuSable Museum – Half Off Membership

      DuSable Museum of African American History

      Washington Park

      Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of gospel singers, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington

      $40 $20

      Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

      Valley View Acres

      Woodstock

      Private riding lessons teach brushing, tacking, and riding instruction for all skill levels

      $40 $19.99

      Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

      Autopsy Seminar and Slideshow

      Bucktown

      The founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago fields questions about death and the body during a slideshow

      $50

      Up to 67% Off Swim and Tennis Series

      The Naperville Tennis Club

      Fontenaix

      Kids learn swimming strokes and water safety; adult or junior tennis players build their skills in beginners', doubles, or singles series

      $90.68 $30

      Up to 51% Off Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson

      Green Acres Ranch

      Dyer

      Indoor lessons let riders enjoy horseback riding no matter what the weather; great holiday gift

      $100 $49

      Pickle Asparagus with the Manager of Edible Alchemy Co-Op

      Hands-On Pickling Workshop

      Pilsen

      Andrea Mattson splits you into groups and shows you how to pickle, spice, and can a quart of asparagus

      $35

      Up to 74% Off Kickboxing Packages

      iLoveKickboxing.com

      On Location

      Kickboxing classes combine boxing and martial arts to help tone and trim physiques, and one-on-one training helps refine style and results

      $105 $30

      Up to 58% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

      Eastern Fire Belly Dance

      Naperville

      Former ACE-certified aerobics instructor teaches a modernized style of belly dance that focuses on unity and camaraderie among dancers

      $30 $15

      60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

      Silver Lining Aviation

      Multiple Locations

      A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight 2-person aircraft on a soaring flight along the Chicago Skyline & past Chicago landmarks

      $366 $145

      Up to 42% Off Culinary or Mixology Class

      Gallery Bar

      Near North Side

      Students can learn to cook delicious and healthy meals using farm-to-table ingredients or mix classic and offbeat cocktails

      $65 $39

      Up to 62% Off Group Martial-Arts Classes

      Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy

      Near North Side

      Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

      $170 $65

      Up to 64% Off at Premiere Dance Studio

      Premiere Dance Studio

      Premiere Dance Studio

      Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

      $35 $14.99

      Up to 51% Off Raw Vegan Cooking Class

      Raw Vegan Cafe

      Lockport

      Using raw and organic ingredients, students can spend 60–90 minutes learning to make vegan-friendly egg salad, taco meat, brownies, and more

      $50 $25

      Up to 61% Off BYOB Leather-Working Class

      Vividbraille

      Bucktown

      Participants make a leather card case, phone case, wallet, or key chain and wrist cuff while sipping on beverages they bring

      $129 $59

      Up to 78% Off Martial-Arts Classes

      The Warrior Institute of Chicago

      The Warrior Institute of Chicago

      Classes help children develop basic coordination skills and learn self-confidence, and help adults tone their bodies and learn self-control

      $179 $39

      68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

      Chicagoland Scuba

      Lake Zurich

      Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

      $60 $19

      Up to 70% Off Adobe Photoshop Class

      Balanced Exposure

      Schaumburg

      Learn about digital photo-editing fundamentals, including cloning, masking, layers, and color correction

      $195 $59

      Craft Argentine Pastries from Scratch with an Artisan Baker

      Hands-On Baking Experience

      Chicago

      Lucila Giagrande reveals the secrets of making authentic “alfajores”—Argentine cookies filled with rich dulce de leche

      $45

      Up to 51% Off Jewelry Class or Jewelry

      Ayla's Originals

      Evanston

      Beaded designer bangles accentuate necks and wrists, and jewelry-making instructors teach students to assemble their own embellishments

      $50 $25

      Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

      ThoroughQuest Acres

      Port Barrington

      Lessons focus on the basics or skills such as cantering and jumping with a patient approach and the incorporation of dressage principles

      $195 $95

      Up to 69% Off Sewing or Quilting Classes

      Linda Z's Sewing Center

      Arlington Heights

      Expert instructors guide students through basic sewing projects or piecing together a quilt

      $220 $75

      Up to 70% Off Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

      Gil Davis Golf

      Marquette Park

      Fundamentals form the centerpiece of a teaching philosophy espoused by Gil Davis, an alumni of ESPN Golf Schools

      $115 $39