Activities in Chicago


Snowstorm Music Fest Featuring Moby DJ, RJD2, and Trippy Turtle at Navy Pier on Saturday, 3/7, at 6pm (Up to 48% Off)

Snowstorm Music Fest

Navy Pier

Moby DJ, RJD2, and Trippy Turtle headline EDM festival featuring 11 artists on 2 stages, with ambient displays by Redmoon theatre troupe

$48.24 $25

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$45 for Admission to the Imerman Angels' Blue and White Event on Thursday, March 5 ($60 Value)

Imerman Angels

John Barley Corn River North

Annual celebration to raise awareness of one-one-one cancer support, featuring an open bar and charity raffle

$60 $45

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Afternoon Ski & Night Tubing at Sunburst & After-Party with Drinks & Round-Trip Transportation (Up to 34% Off)

Wisconsin Ski & Snow Tubing Trip

Near North Side

Enjoy an afternoon of skiing and access to 16 tubing lanes during an adrenaline-soaked night of drinks and dancing

$149 $99

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Five Adult Dance Classes or Four-Week After-School Kids' Program at Local Motions (Up to 51% Off)

Local Motions

Local Motion

Community-minded instructors teach adults rug-cutting techniques and keep kids engaged during activity-laden after-school program

$80 $39

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2 or 4 Months of Kids' Irish-Dance or 5 Parent-Tot Classes at Dennehy School of Irish Dance (Up to 60% Off)

Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Renowned Irish dance school teaches kids signature moves from the Emerald Isle; weekly classes are taught in the heart of Beverly

$100 $49

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Four-Week Ballroom, Latin, or Swing Dance Classes for One or Two at May I Have This Dance (Up to 51% Off)

May I Have This Dance

May I Have This Dance

Instructors coach individuals or couples through the tenets of social dancing for ballroom, latin, or swing dance classes

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Baby Bundle Ballet Classes at Dancers R US Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Dancers R US Academy

Chicago

30-minute post-natal classes help new moms get fit while bonding with their babies

$45 $22

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"Speakeasy" Social Game Experience for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Waxwing Puzzle Co. (Up to 57% Off)

Waxwing Puzzle Co.

Waxwing Puzzle Company

Players take part in a role-playing event that is set in the prohibition era and pulls from mob folklore

$40 $20

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Two or Four Private Hip-Hop Dance Lessons at House of Works Dance Studio (Up to 56% Off)

House of Works Dance Studio

House of Works Dance Studio

Study the fundamentals of hip-hop and the skills needed to perform it as a dance form in an intimate studio with one-on-one instruction

$100 $49

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Learn to Cook Raw Food With a Chef

Raw Food "Cooking" Class at Green Spirit

Green Spirit

Linda Szarkowski reveals the benefits of forgoing open flames with nutritious recipes for kale salad, zucchini noodles, and chocolate mousse

$45

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Burlesque Lessons for Two, Four, or Six, or an Eight-Week Burlesque Course for One at Vaudezilla (Up to 57% Off)

Vaudezilla

Chicago

Classes in artful vaudevillian dance led by a company that has hosted more than 200 shows in Chicago

$130 $59

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$39 for Cake Decorating Class at Give Me Some Sugar ($75 Value)

Give Me Some Sugar

Roscoe Village

Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating; all supplies provided

$75 $39

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$179 for a Boating Handling and Safety Class from Freedom Boat Club ($325 Value)

Freedom Boat Club

Uptown

This seven-hour class teaches you all the ropes to feel confident piloting a vessel on the open water

$325 $179

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10, 20, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago, LLC

Creative Motion Chicago

Creative fitness classes for all levels, including core Vinyasa, yoga basics, Vinyasa Glow, dance, pilates, and bootcamp

$100 $35

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$8 for $15 Worth of Dance Lessons at TextureDance Studio

TextureDance Studio

Chicago

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$15 $8

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$99 for a Two-Hour Kids' Party with Host, Setup, and Clean Up at Bright Smiles Party Suite ($235 Value)

Bright Smiles Party Suite

Chicago

Kids celebrate their birthdays in style with two-hour parties that include a host to help supervise as well as run setup and cleanup

$235 $99

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Two One-Hour Tango Lessons for One or Two or Private Lesson for Up to Two at Chicago Tango Club (Up to 59% Off)

Chicago Tango Club

Chicago Tango Club

Students learn the intricacies of the Argentine tango from an instructor with competitive experience; large, air-conditioned studio

$30 $15

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Candy Making with Professional Results Class for One or Two at Cakewalk Chicago (Up to 50% Off)

Cakewalk Chicago

Beverly

Instructors teach students candy-making techniques such as melting, dipping, decorating, using molds, and making filled candies

$55 $32

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Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Lincoln Park

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $7

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When a group of jazz club owners, musicians, writers, and fans founded the Jazz Institute of Chicago in 1969, the goal was to find new audiences for all forms of jazz. To achieve that, the nonprofit institute's programming has taken on many forms itself, in its performances and educational resources alike. Since 1979, for instance, the institute has planned the Chicago Jazz Festival, a Labor Day weekend gathering of Chicago jazz musicians as well as national and international acts. The JazzCity concert series, established in 1997, collaborates with the Chicago Park District to bring new jazz to neighborhoods through the city. Meanwhile, at the NextGenJazz program, young musicians are given residencies at the Drake Hotel, where they can refine their skills and dedicate tunes to their all-time favorite bellhops. Besides showcasing jazz through live concerts, the institute helps nurture the next wave of jazz talent with its Jazz Links program. Since 2003, Jazz Links has hosted monthly student jam sessions and even enlisted students to perform at venues like Millenium Park. Jazz Links has likewise assisted more seasoned musicians and instructors with opportunities such as public high school residences and a summer camp for jazz band teachers.
11 E Hubbard St.
Chicago,
IL
US
Golfer’s Paradise’s friendly golfing confines foster year-round golfing within the indoor hitting stalls of their AboutGolf simulators. Using real clubs, players pulverize orbs into an immense screen that utilizes 3-D graphics to vividly emulate the immaculate greenery, calculated topography, and yellow-brick cart paths of some of the world’s most famous courses. Golfers can trace powerful drives into the windswept, simulated stratosphere of St. Andrews Old Course or evade the treacherous water hazards at Michigan’s Robert Trent Jones–designed course, The Heather. Along with technology that ensures each shot travels in a realistic manner, the simulators boast advanced swing-tracking sensors that collect data and even offer advice to correct unsound swings. A staff of PGA-certified instructors oversees Golfer's Paradise's two executive-style lounges, offering expert advice to help transform swing imbalances into trustworthy motions. Pupils benefit from the instructors' hard-won wisdom combined with the computer-generated feedback of the simulators, which reveals detailed results of the position of one's clubface at impact and the effects of sweaty-palm syndrome.
1841 North Major Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US
Founder Amanda Scotese, an avid traveler and freelance writer for Rick Steves's renowned travel guides, delegates sure-footed guides to lead sightseers to iconic landmarks and down the back alleys and lesser-known nooks of the Windy City. Tours probe the ins and outs of the Chicago's neighborhoods, such as the Loop, where they fill eyes with the sights of world-renowned architecture and minds with the secrets of the Pedway, an underground walkway that connects buildings throughout the business district with the Ninja Turtles' lair. The Historic Chicago Bar Tour, born of Chicago Detours' desire to spread knowledge of the city's entertainment history, takes tour-goers to three historic bars in an exploration of how the city had fun. Private group Jazz, Blues & Beyond tours explore historic neighborhoods on the North and South sides, and include diversions such as harmonica lessons from a bona fide blues blower. Chicago Detours also offers private-group tours for birthdays, family reunions, and corporate team-building exercises. Private group tour options also include Meat History of Fulton Market and Chicago Neighborhoods and Cultural Diversity.
10 South Dearborn Street
Chicago,
IL
US
Simply put, Players Sport & Social Group helps more than 60,000 people each year get together, meet new friends, and have fun. The two-decade-old company has more than doubled in size in the last five years, due in no small part to the wide variety of sports leagues and clinics that it offers at venues throughout the city. Teams or individuals can sign up for sports ranging from dodge ball to beach volleyball to games of "bags," otherwise known as cornhole. Players can check their weekly standings online and review each sport's rules, learning exactly what is considered a foul in kickball or how to dispose of a football opponent's captured flag by burning it in a respectful ceremony. The company also hosts and sponsors social events such as happy hours, fundraisers, and the Luau: a 55,900-participant grass-volleyball tournament with DJ music, food, and beer. Similarly, The Big Dig volleyball tournament offers the same mix of munchies, brews, and live entertainment, but on the sands of North Avenue Beach.
59 West Hubbard Street
Chicago,
IL
US
Simply put, Players Sport & Social Group helps more than 60,000 people each year get together, meet new friends, and have fun. The two-decade-old company has more than doubled in size in the last five years, due in no small part to the wide variety of sports leagues and clinics that it offers at venues throughout the city. Teams or individuals can sign up for sports ranging from dodge ball to beach volleyball to games of "bags," otherwise known as cornhole. Players can check their weekly standings online and review each sport's rules, learning exactly what is considered a foul in kickball or how to dispose of a football opponent's captured flag by burning it in a respectful ceremony. The company also hosts and sponsors social events such as happy hours, fundraisers, and the Luau: a 55,900-participant grass-volleyball tournament with DJ music, food, and beer. Similarly, The Big Dig volleyball tournament offers the same mix of munchies, brews, and live entertainment, but on the sands of North Avenue Beach.
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US
Sit back with a burger and fries at Union Park, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. The menu at Union Park does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Got kids? No problem at Union Park! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. If space is what you're looking for, Union Park has plenty of room for larger parties. Warm weather brings out Union Park's highly coveted patio seating. Stay connected at no cost thanks to Union Park's wifi. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Catering services are also available. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant. Chow down at Union Park without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
228 S Racine Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

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