Activities in North Side

Four-Week FightingFit! Boot Camp or Six-Week Introductory Swordplay Course at Forteza Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

Learn the basics of swordplay blended with 19th-century physical culture, including the use of calisthenics and therapeutic gymnastics

$75 $35

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One or Two Months of Kids' Swordplay Classes at Forteza Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

Kids' swordplay classes instill confidence and discipline in students while engaging their minds and bodies

$110 $55

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10 or 20 Team Training Classes at Urban Athlete (Up to 75% Off)

Urban Athlete

Ravenswood

Team of experienced trainers lead indoor team training and smaller classes that challenge groups with varying levels of difficulty

$150 $39

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$39 for 10 Fitness Classes or Drop-In Gym Visits at Cheetah Gym ($139 Value)

Cheetah Gym

Multiple Locations

Dance-fitness, Vinyasa-yoga, and boxing classes complement solo workouts on equipment by Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

$139 $39

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

Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

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

$90 $29

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Gourmet-Cupcake-Decorating Class for One, Two, or Four at Learning Bar (Up to 62% Off)

Learning Bar

Multiple Locations

Students only need to bring a desire to munch cupcakes to this fun, social class where they'll learn to decorate gourmet cupcakes

$60 $25

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One-Month Gym Membership with Classes at Ravenswood Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

Ravenswood Fitness

Multiple Locations

Large schedule of fitness classes includes workouts such as Zumba, yoga, cycling, and bootcamp; members enjoy open gym and classes

$60 $20

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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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Registration to Coed Rec League from S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues (Up to 53% Off). 14 Options Available.

S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues

Multiple Locations

Recreational coed leagues comprised of social Chicagoans meet weekly for sports, trivia, or skeeball with post-match drinks

$85 $40

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center ($120 Value)

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Edgewater

Non-profit studio in business since 1972 teaches classes that blends yogic philosophy with breathing, guided relaxation, and asanas

$120 $39

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10 Group Fitness Classes or Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Spring Yoga and Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Spring Yoga and Fitness

North Center

Yoga, kettlebell, TRX, and core barre classes meet seven days a week, honing core strength and mind-body wellness

$130 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at LivingFit Chicago (Up to 74% Off)

LivingFit Chicago

Multiple Locations

Participants get fit in challenging, yet fun hour-long boot camp classes that often incorporate props like battle ropes and resistance bands

$189 $59

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6 or 10 Yoga Classes at Spirit Rising Yoga (Up to 61% Off)

Spirit Rising Yoga

Lakeview

Instructors strive to build meaningful connections between students in Kundalini yoga classes

$72 $28

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Four Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society (Up to 75% Off)

Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society

Lakeview

Instructors guide students of all levels through martial arts classes such as youth aikido, weapons classes and modern martial arts

$75 $19

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Cubs Game Rooftop Seating at Wrigley Rooftop with All-Inclusive Food & Drink (Up to 53% Off). 11 Games Available.

Wrigley Rooftop

Sky Lounge Wrigley Rooftop

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Clubhouse staff serve eats and dispense beverages to fans watching the Cubs play from indoor seats and outdoor rooftop executive seats

$144 $69

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Exclusive Presale for Rooftop View of Cubs Home Opener or 17 Other Games with Food and Drinks at Lakeview Baseball Club.

Lakeview Baseball Club

Lakeview Baseball Club

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Indulge in food and drinks while taking in a ballgame from a facility that mixes old-school charm with lush modern amenities

$130.75 $89

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Six Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

$208 $69

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$10 for 15 Batting-Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Lakeview

Just steps away from the legendary Wrigley Field, amateurs can practice their swings in the bar’s batting cages

$20 $10

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$39 for a One-Month New Beginners Class at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance ($85 Value)

Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors lead beginners of all ages through the basic steps of Irish dance

$85 $39

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$30 for One Circus Class at Trapeze School New York in Chicago ($57 Value)

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Edgewater

Instructors with backgrounds in circus and stunt work teach specialty skills such as aerial hoops and silks

$57 $30

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Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, MMA, and Taichi Classes at EKF Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

EKF Martial Arts

Rogers Park

Learn Kung Fu from Mortal Kombat’s real-life Kung Lao, Anthony Marquez, or blend martial arts styles in MMA classes

$65 $29

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Improv or Scripted Comedy for One, Two, or Four at Under the Gun Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

Improv inspired by video confessions, card games, and online dating, solo shows about romance, and other innovative forms of stage comedy

$12 $8

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Fitness Classes and Pilates Class at One Hundred Fitness (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

One Hundred Fitness

Lakeview

Dance-based cardio and stretching classes sculpt lean bodies; Pilates strengthens cores and improves flexibility

$125 $44

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Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$36 $16

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Moksha Yoga Center (Up to 65% Off)

Moksha Yoga Center

Multiple Locations

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

$150 $55

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Three Personal-Training Sessions at Evolve Fitness Chicago (84% Off)

Evolve Fitness Chicago

Chicago

Personal-training sessions include consultation and analysis

$270 $45

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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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$35 for $70 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Hartman Fitness

Hartman Fitness

Lakeview

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

$70 $35

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$20 for $80 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Internal Strength Martial Arts

Internal Strength Martial Arts

Chicago

Basic martial-arts instruction for the first month; self-defense course is available

$80 $20

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Five, Ten, or One Month of Unlimited Capoeira Classes at Grupo Capoeira Brasil Chicago (Up to 87% Off)

Grupo Capoeira Brasil Chicago

Lakeview

Instructor with 23 years experience teaches Brazilian martial arts classes that blend tribal dance moves with fighting techniques

$100 $17

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$33 for Three Private Guitar or Piano Lessons or Two Vocal Lessons at The Ultimate School of Guitar (Up to $72 Value)

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Berger Park Cultural Center

Basic to advanced lessons in guitar, piano, and vocals taught by talented instructors with educational and practical experience

$72 $33

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Three Games of Bowling for Two or Two Hours of Cosmic Bowling for Ten at Waveland Bowl (Up to 51% Off)

Waveland Bowl

North Center

Classic, 50-year-old alley equipped with 40 state-of-the-art lanes, computerized scoring, and billiards tables

$19 $10

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$8 for a Movie and Popcorn for Two at Brew & View ($14 Value)

Brew & View

Lakeview

An evening of recently released titles as well as cult, classic, and underground favorites in the Vic Theatre

$14 $8

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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.

Lincoln Square

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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Pilates is an excellent way to kick-start a fitness routine. The challenging movements and full-body stretching are designed to increase core strength and stamina. For your two private sessions, you’ll receive guidance from FTC-certified instructor Patrick O'Brien, who will help you transition from a stale, store-bought pretzel to a soft, fresh-baked German pretzel. Work out on both the Pilates equipment and floor mat under his supervision. He will help you correct body issues from technique to alignment and tailor the lessons to your specific physical needs. FTC is one of Chicago’s longest-standing Pilates studios, having opened in 1994. Its focus is on the human form and on making sure it operates naturally and healthfully, in line with its proper structure and function. Call to schedule your sessions.

4721 N Clark St
Chicago,
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Fontana Grill & Wine Bar's modern dining room reverberates with the clink of glasses of fragrant wines and pleasant chatter as diners dig into a menu of all-natural pastas and Italian fare. As chef Nino transmutes premium meats and organic ingredients into solid fare, the skilled bartender chooses the finest whites and reds, much like an artist painting a sunburned snowman. The shimmering black surfaces of the bar and tables reflect stone-fired pizzas laden with gourmet morsels, such as truffle oil and prosciutto di Parma. Guests lounge upon wrought-iron furniture on the spacious brick patio surrounded by neatly trimmed shrubs and low-hanging trees.

1329 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago,
IL
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JumpBunch entreats kids from 15-months to 12-years old to explore the fun of physical activities in order to promote healthy lifestyles early on. With over 70 activities to choose from, parents planning parties, camps, or after-school programs can select engaging themes such as kickball, yoga, fly fishing, or bowling. The company’s certified coaches will then bring all necessary equipment in order for children to cavort successfully.

Chicago
Chicago,
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Walking is one of the best ways to get to know a city. It forces you to move slowly, taking in every weathered brick, intriguing alleyway, and door marked with the sign "Do Not Look At This Door." There's also a good chance it will lead to adventure. At least, that's the belief at the heart of Stinky Onion Tours' walking excursions. With a love of walking rivaled only by local pride??as evidenced by the company's name, a nod to the legendary mistranslation that gave Chicago its name??the company uncovers forgotten moments in Chicago's past through a combination of food and historical fact. Tours include Truckin' Along, which introduces the history of the city's food trucks and makes stops for a bite at several. Hobohemia explores the city's long-ago hobo and bohemian culture, and the Old Town tour winds through the historic venues and restaurants of the neighborhood of the same name.

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Chicago,
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Since its inception in 1995 as a response to the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) voices within the American theatrical canon, About Face Theatre has entertained and challenged audiences with innovative plays designed to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity. In 2010, About Face was one of 10 theaters to receive a National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, for its innovation, vitality, and artistic commitment. The staff also uses theater as an innovative tool to address inequalities in social settings through its two-part outreach program. The education outreach program brings the real-life stories of LGBTQA youth to public schools as part of About Face's overall mission to create safer, more supportive spaces for queer youth and their allies, whereas the corporate outreach program helps businesses create inclusive work environments and address workplace insensitivity and intolerance.

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1222 W Wilson Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

It all started with a Halloween show. Mick Napier and a few of his friends dreamt up a cheekily winking sendup of the slasher genre in 1987, and by the time the lights dimmed on the blood- and pudding-splattered stage, they had received a standing ovation. Inspired by the production's success, the group decided to establish an ensemble that embraced the uncensored and subversive—and The Annoyance Theatre was born.

The company has staged more than 100 original plays and musicals since its founding, including The Real Live Brady Bunch, the long-running Coed Prison Sluts, and an annual re-mount of that first fortuitous show, now appropriately known as Splatter Theater. The Annoyance celebrates the impromptu art of improvisation as well, hosting frequent long-form sets that highlight audience interaction and completely blank scripts. This anything-goes approach to material both rehearsed and off-the-cuff has won the theater plenty of fans: the company trains aspiring comedians in both Chicago and New York, and recently opened a sparkling new venue thanks to community donations.

4830 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
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