Things To Do 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

50% Off Tour of Iron Street Farm from Growing Power Chicago

Growing Power Chicago

Bridgeport

$28 $14

Converted industrial building flourishes with sustainable urban farming practices to help provide healthy food to the surrounding community

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

Up to 52% Off BYOB Jewelry-Making Workshop

Eleven Eleven Jewelry

Chicago

$80 $40

With Murano glass beads and decorative findings, students will create a brass/copper disc pendant or a pair of earrings

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 56% Off Multimedia Art Lessons

Rogala Studio

Little Village

$450 $219

Visual artist renowned for large-scale interactive media works leads hands-on lessons in video theater, photography, and sound recording

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

65% Off Firearms Training

Shadow 300

Evergreen Park

$275 $95

Instructors who were trained by law-enforcement officers teach NRA-certified classes

Up to 53% Off BYOB Painting Class at LK Art Gallery

LK Art Gallery

Bridgeport

$80 $39

Painters create their own original works with acrylics on canvas with the help of an instructor

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

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

Inmusic Recording Studio

Chicago

$275 $151

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

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

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

Up to 53% Off Art Classes at Both Sides Art

Both Sides Art

Chicago

$80 $39

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BYOB classes lead students step-by-step through creating a full painting; workshops cover basic art principles that inform mixed-media works

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

Up to 46% Off BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at VIP Paints

VIP Paints

Chicago

$45 $25

Lighthearted class teaches students to complete a painting step by step, with all materials included

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

44% Off Drawing Classes

Scuola Internazionale Di Comics

West Town

$45 $25

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

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

50% Off Introductory Glass-Blowing Art Exploration Class

Ignite Glass Studios

West Town

$98 $49

During lessons students create a glass-blown piece and a fused-glass tile, both of which they take home

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

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

F.l.y Fitness Group

Chicago

$100 $35

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

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

Up to 60% Off Appetizers and Drinks at Brando's Speakeasy

Brando's Speakeasy

The Loop

$36 $15

Ten varieties of martini match with classic cocktails, cheese plates, and karaoke all night long

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

Half Off Beer Flights and Bar Snacks at Paramount Room

Paramount Room

Central Chicago

$32 $16

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Rotating list of craft beers and Belgian ales pairs with gourmet nosh like tempura green beans or pork belly sticks with maple mustard sauce

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

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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,
IL
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Maddanthony's Bar & Grill sports a newly renovated 6,000 square feet of lounging space with plasma televisions. Waiters pile plates with food from sister restaurant LaCoco's Pizza & Pasta next door and pour suds until 4 a.m. Sunday–Friday, 5 a.m. on Saturdays, and forever during a time warp. Karaoke enthusiasts belt tunes on Tuesday nights and guests with dance fever hustle onto the dance-floor Wednesday–Saturday nights with a live DJ spinning the most current tunes. The bar maintains a young, energetic vibe with abundant events and eats, hosting nights centered around UFC matchups, boxing tournaments, and high-octane city-council meetings.

3350 W 47th St
Chicago,
IL
US

For more than 26 years, the LaCoco family has piled crusts with fresh toppings and served house-made italian ice and sandwiches. Beginning with thin, pan, or deep-dish crusts and 19 toppings, LaCoco's pie tossers craft all manner of regional pizza styles, including gourmet specialty pizzas that bury nontraditional toppings in melted cheese, such as the BLT or buffalo-chicken pizza. LaCoco's recently-added large dining room better hosts larger parties and standard-issue pizza launchers. For off-site occasions, the restaurant proffers a catering menu of hearty Italian entrees.

3350 W 47th St
Chicago,
IL
US

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,
IL
US

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
US

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
US

Gage Park Scene