Activities in Gage Park

Up to 70% Off Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

Gil Davis Golf

Marquette Park

$115 $39

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

Up to 62% Off Boxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness

McKinley Park

$100 $39

Expert boxing coach leads students through basic pugilistic moves; boot camps help guests build strength and endurance

Chicago White Sox – Up to 40% Off Game & Patio Party

Chicago White Sox

Cellular Field

$57 $38

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Catch a White Sox game and a pre-game patio party with an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet and beers

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

Up to 88% Off Golf Lessons at Golf in Motion

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Golfers choose 2 or 3 video lessons, including swing evaluations and putting lessons

50% Off Kids' and Teens Summer Day Camp

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center

Chicago

$400 $199

Kids and Teens can learn hip-hop, conditioning, jazz, ballet, and tumbling

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes

Personal Training by Dee

Chicago

$75 $29

60-minute classes such as boot-camps and bikini-body workouts led by a certifiedtrainer who tailors each exercise for all fitness levels

Up to 49% Off at Dr. King Park & Family Entertainment Center

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center

Gresham

$24.50 $14

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Glide around the roller rink while wearing glow accessories; birthday package includes pizza, unlimited soda, and games

Up to 53% Off MMA Conditioning Classes at Mota Martial Arts

Mota Martial Arts

Bridgeport

$40 $20

Mixed-martial-arts conditioning classes help students lose weight and improve fitness levels, with classes for both beginners and veterans

Pickle Asparagus with the Manager of Edible Alchemy Co-Op

Hands-On Pickling Workshop

Pilsen

$35 $35

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

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

Survive Paint Wars – Up to 49% Off EDM Party

Survive Paint Wars

Hawthorne Race Course

$39.50 $20

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Outdoor EDM party mixes tunes from top DJs with hundreds of gallons of colorful paint to be poured on attendees

Up to 62% Off Youth Basketball Camp

In the Paint Basketball

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Center

$129 $59

Kids play competitive games, work on basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and defense, and connect with mentors

Up to 54% Off BYOB Painting Classes

Color Cocktail Factory

Gallery 408

$65 $32

Instructors with MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago lead laid-back BYOB painting classes at their studio space in Pilsen

Up to 54% Off Personal Training

Perfect Fit, Inc.

Pilsen

$250 $119

Personal trainer Phil McDaniels brings a decade of fitness experience to his personal-training sessions.

52% Off Music Lessons

Paul Cherewick: Guitar Teacher

Chicago

$50 $24

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Up to 80% Off Music-Production Workshops

The Talent Pros

Pilsen

$75 $29

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

Up to 63% Off at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio

PURE Indoor Cycling Studio

Evergreen Park

$130 $49

State-of-the-art indoor bicycles provide exercisers with an invigorating workout while motivating music plays in the background

52% Off CrossFit at Mettle Fitness

Mettle Fitness

Chicago

$165 $79

Get in shape with a month's worth of intense daily CrossFit workouts

61% Off Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago

Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Exploratory dives for beginners led by dive expert Captain Bob

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes

BE Fit Tri Wellness

Beverly

$60 $20

Choose from an array of classes including women's-only boot camp, men's yoga, and Groove Theory, which combines dance and exercise

Up to 78% Off Martial-Arts Classes

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

$179 $39

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

"Living Without Love" – Up to 47% Off Theatrical Drama

"Living Without Love"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$75 $40

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Actor/writer/director Richard Gallion revives his uplifting debut fable of families and faith, featuring a star turn from singer Kymm Lewis

Up to 64% Off "Dreamgirls"

"Dreamgirls"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$31.74 $17

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The rise and split of a 1960s girl group unfolds in a Tony-winning musical full of soulful Motown showstoppers

"Cooley High Live on Stage" – Up to 61% Off

"Cooley High Live on Stage"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$80 $40

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Theatrical adaptation of the 1975 coming-of-age film set in Chicago follows high-school pals through fun and tragedy

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at Beviamo

Beviamo

West Town

$50 $19

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Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary eats

65% Off Beginner Argentine Tango Lessons

312 Movement

Near West Side

$60 $21

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Up to 70% Off Membership at D3:Dre's Diesel Dome Fitness

D3:Dre's Diesel Dome Fitness

Bronzeville

$99 $39

Burn fat and tone muscle in group fitness classes such as circuit training, abs express and boot camps

Up to 50% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $23

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Combat Zone

Chicago

$155 $54

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Up to 85% Off High-Intensity Group Fitness and Yoga Classes

Wilson Fitness Studios

Near West Side

$100 $15

High-intensity FIT Method classes challenge strength and cardiovascular fitness and Fitness After Baby classes help new mothers get fit

Up to 59% Off Kids' Open Play at Chicago Playpen

Chicago Playpen

Bronzeville

$60 $29

Kids play inside a facility that's full of educational installations, including a grocery store

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

5th Quarter Sports Zone

South Loop

$140 $59

Trainers help clients build muscle, burn calories, and reach their fitness goals in one-on-one or group boot-camp settings

The Dance Mile on Randolph Street – $10 Off

Mile-Long Dance Party

Chicago

$45 $35

Twirl and sashay your way down Randolph Street decked out in a costume or Dance Mile neon tank, then keep the fun going at an after party

Up to 50% Off for Two at Randolph Street Market

Randolph Street Market

West Loop

$10 $5

250+ vendors collect vintage furniture, art, fashions, antiques, estate jewelry, & fancy foods to sell at seasonally themed weekend markets

International Festival of Life – Up to 51% Off

International Festival of Life

Union Park

$16.37 $10

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Third World, Luciano, and Tito Puente, Jr. headline four days of reggae, blues, and world music

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

West Loop - University Village - Little Italy

$70 $29

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Eight different disciplines of yoga, including Kundalini and meditation, taught in a soothing studio with sensory garden.

Up to 77% Off Golf Lessons

Chicago Style Golf

West Town

$126 $29

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Boutique golf shop offers private and group golf lessons that improve a golfer's swing

Up to 82% Off Classes at CrossTown Fitness

CrossTown Fitness

Near West Side

$220 $39

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Gym celebrating its one-year anniversary features high-intensity interval workouts that include cardio, strength, speed, and balance drills

Up to 55% Off Dance Lessons at Tango Chicago

Tango Chicago

South Loop

$50 $25

Learn tango moves from seasoned instructor Al Gates; a social dance complements the lesson

Up to 67% Off BYOB Cruises from Carefree Boat Club

Carefree Boat Club

South of McCormick Place

$175 $69

Sail out from 31st Street Harbor to watch the sunset or admire fireworks

Up to 68% Off Tango or Ballet Classes

Tango 21

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Up to 63% Off Rooftop VIP Anniversary Party

Social Power Hour

Chicago

$40 $20

Celebrate the company's anniversary at a rooftop party

Up to 63% Off Visits to Kids' Play Center

Kid City

West Town

$28 $14

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Kids play pretend at an indoor facility complete with a pint-sized supermarket, dress-up boutique, pet shop, and post office

Up to 66% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes

Bend Yoga & Movement Studio

1819 W Grand, Suite 201

$130 $49

Seasoned instructors lead a variety of classes ranging from restorative yoga to Zumba to power Pilates

Up to 49% Off Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Remember Summer- A Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Ignite Glass Studios

$69.18 $35

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Vintage carnival games, Etsy gifts, and a brass band carry visitors back to a simpler time while raising funds for a nonprofit

Up to 51% Off Sports-Recovery Therapy

Chicago Recovery Room

Chicago

$30 $15

Pulsing compression boots help pump extra fluid from the limbs; ice baths reduce inflammation and muscle spasms

Up to 70% Off at Tejas Yoga

Tejas Yoga

South Loop

$130 $39

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Classes for yogis of all levels, including gentle yoga with its focus on breathwork, and vigorous yoga with more challenging sequences

Half Off Stand Up Paddleboard Rental

Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Chicago

$50 $25

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

Up to 58% Off Private Violin or Viola Lessons

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

73% Off at 105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

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Intense 90-minute Bikram yoga classes take place in a 105º room with 40% humidity; locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and South Loop

Up to 55% Off Summer Splash Rooftop Pool Party on August 23rd

Colour Me Social and Urban Fétes

FFC West Loop

$30 $15

Local DJs and live entertainment, pool games, and food and drink thrill guests 21 and older at West Loop rooftop soiree

Up to 61% Off Sausage-Making Class

Westminster Hot Dog

Chicago

$140 $59

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

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

F.l.y Fitness Group

Chicago

$100 $35

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Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes or Boot Camp

Fit-Results

Chicago

$120 $39

Boot-camp classes feature high-intensity interval training; Triple 20 classes combine rowing, cycling, and functional training

Up to 74% Off Boot-Camp and Fitness Classes

The Boot Camp Guy

Mount Greenwood

$80 $29.99

Instructors gear workouts to students' abilities during more than 120 classes, such as boot camps, cycling & cardio-kickboxing

Up to 61% Off at Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Gingarte Capoeira Chicago

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

53% Off Tomato Fight at Soldier Field

Tomato Blast at Soldier Field

Soldier Field South Parking Lot

$62.08 $29

Six-hour outdoor event includes music, cold beer, and free-for-all tomato fight at Soldier Field

Up to 61% Off Kids' Irish-Dance Classes

Dennehy School of Irish Dance

Beverly

$100 $49

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

Up to 65% Off Private Baseball Lessons

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

$299 $109

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

Up to 67% Off Bootcamp Classes at Renita Fitness

Renita Fitness

Mount Greenwood

$75 $35

Students intensely exercise in short bursts that help burn fat and improve athletic capacity

Up to 53% Off Outdoor Holistic Fitness Classes

Roots of Integrity

Central Chicago

$15 $7

Holistic health instructor leads groups through Yoga and Pilates inspired workouts held outdoors in Grant Park

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

West Town

$135 $35

Gracie black-belt instructor and team provide basic instruction in strikes and grappling

Up to 51% Off Sail on Chicago's Only Wooden Tall Ship

Tall Ship Red Witch, LLC

Central Chicago

$70 $35

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Passengers relax on Chicago's only wooden tall ship while viewing the skyline or fireworks; Readers' Choice award winner

The Field Museum – Discovery Pass Plus $5 in Groupon Bucks

The Field Museum

Museum Campus

$23 $18

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Exploring ancient Egypt and staying out of the mouth of a real dinosaur are all in a day's fun at this iconic museum

52% Off Skating at Fleetwood Roller Rink

Fleetwood Roller Rink

Summit

$22 $12

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Couples or groups boogie around the glass-smooth surface of this 75'x165' hard-maple rink on included rental skates

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Moirai Health and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

Up to 65% Off at Moksha Yoga Center

Moksha Yoga Center

Multiple Locations

$150 $55

Studio welcomes students of all stripes into Hatha, Vinyasa, and AcroYoga classes

50% Off a Rare Earth Show at Porky's Rib Fest

Porky's Rib Fest

Toyota Park

$80 $40

See blues-rock band Rare Earth at this rib fest at Toyota Park, which includes American and Australian barbecue vendors and carnival rides

Up to 47% Off Loop Interior Architecture Tour for Two

Chicago Detours

Chase Tower

$52 $29

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Featured in the Chicago Reader, guides lead groups through architecturally striking interiors and share photos and videos via iPads

45% Off Piano Lessons

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

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Up to 80% Off Classes at Nature Yoga

Nature Yoga

Wicker Park

$140 $29

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Highly trained instructors lead Vinyasa, Hatha, and power yoga classes

Chicago Architecture Foundation – $13 for a "Must-See Chicago" Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago

$20 $13

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Stroll past such Chicago icons as the Art Institute, Willis (Sears) Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre, and John Hancock Center

Up to 74% Off at Axé Capoeira Academy

Axé Capoeira Chicago

Ukrainian Village

$75 $29

Instructors guide students through swift kicks, knee strikes, and other moves during classes that combine rhythm and self-defense

Up to 69% Off 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons

Gabe Rios Golf

Chicago

$125 $45

Relaxed and enjoyable golf lessons unfold inside hitting bay with Foresight launch monitor, V1 Golf video analysis, and two televisions

Up to 26% Off Firetruck Rental

FireZone

On Location

$475 $350

Firefighters arrive with shiny red fire truck to celebrate a kid's birthday or ring in a parade

43% Off Personal Training

Physique Training

Online Deal

$30 $17

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Up to 55% Off Personal Training

Max Fitness Coach

On Location

$200 $95

Former college track and field athlete helps clients tone muscles and torch calories during personal-training sessions

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For more than 30 years, the ladies at Women's Workout & Wellness have cultivated a supportive environment in which women can focus on health, fitness, and wellness. Whether grooving through Zumba sessions, pushing weight sleds, performing lifts, or sweating, students find plenty of challenges in the center’s classes. Staffers gauge fitness level by analyzing BMI and testing cardio, strength, flexibility, and the ability to karate-chop airborne cucumbers. Experts also lend advice on nutritional intake and help clients set personalized goals. Before and after sweat sessions, ladies can suit up and cool down in the spacious showers and locker rooms at each location. Daycare is available at some locations for a nominal fee.

4938 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago,
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At Hour of Change Fitness, Nnamdi Ugbaja takes a mental and physical approach to fitness with dynamic workouts in an environment steeped in biblical principles. Nnamdi, who himself has undergone an incredible physical transformation, leads private, in-home personal-training sessions at any location. He also holds group fitness classes and sport-specific training during the off-season.

4230 S Archer Ave
Chicago,
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Nowadays you can use golf as an excuse to get away from family game nights, family meetings, or family golf getaways. Escape excruciating moments with today's Groupon: for $96, you get a round of golf with golf cart rental at six Chicago Park District Golf courses (a $191 value). The courses include Robert A. Black, Sydney R. Marovitz, Columbus Park, Jackson Park, Marquette Park, and South Shore.

6700 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago,
IL
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Former instructor at the East Bank Club and mentee of the renowned Hank Haney, Gil Davis has straightened the swings of Chicago golfers for more than a decade. Gil’s playing philosophy— that establishing a solid foundation of fundamentals can prevent many bad habits and frustrations—focuses on the basics. His instruction centers on developing proper grip, posture, and alignment from the get-go while tying in the strategic skill of course management. This planning mindset—often saved until later in the student’s advancement—keeps players focused on the larger picture in order to solve course conundrums, such as sand traps and the riddles of hole-guarding trolls. Instruction takes place at the practice facilities of Marquette Park, where grass tee boxes and 9,000 square feet of putting and chipping greens re-create common course conditions for focused practice.

6700 S Kedzie Ave.
Chicago,
IL
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Now in its fifth year, the Lincoln Park Arts & Music Festival has become a celebration of art both homegrown and on loan from the rest of country. As you stroll around the fest, handcrafted items from more than 80 area artists vie for attention, with many up for accolades later in a juried art competition. The festivities run from noon to 10 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and each day the main stage features a diverse lineup of live music from Chicago and throughout the country. The schedule includes The Giving Tree, an Americana rock band that has opened for The Avett Brothers, and former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page.

2221 West 43rd Street
Chicago,
IL
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It might be called the Windy City RibFest, but the bosses of sauce who tend to the festival's barbecue come from all over the world. For five years running, these award-winning ribbers have been filling fest-goers with sauce-slathered ribs, frothy brews, and traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and another helping of ribs. Tucked between the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera, and the Green Mill, this year's RibFest welcomes local luminaries such as grillmaster Tom Ferguson, whose Chicago BBQ Company is a perennial favorite at the fest. Out-of-towners are also well-represented. Joey Sutphen of Texas Thunder BBQ whips up batches of his family's nationally known ribs, and Paul MacKay from Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ shares the piquant flavors of his native Sydney. As chefs from Porky Chick's and Famous Daves sizzle up their trademark slabs, local bands such as the funked out vocalists of Suénalo, the Top 40 cover band Hello Weekend, and Dave Matthews–mimickers Trippin' Billies keep crowds sufficiently entertained.

Groupon Guide to Chicago

Groupon Guide rounded up some of the best barbecue joints in the country. See who made the cut.

2221 West 43rd Street
Chicago,
IL
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Gage Park Scene