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.
As the offspring of two long-standing newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times has more than 60 years of experience filling brain filing cabinets with the latest news stories and perspectives from Chicago and around the world. With modern upgrades such as the e-paper, a digital replica of the print version that swaggers into email boxes by 7 a.m. every morning, users are able to access all the features, photos, and content in the print version, as well as enjoy enhanced navigation attributes that allow searches by keyword, columnist, section, and content. Ravenous readers can browse the paper online or download the file to take on the go, staying up-to-date on their favorite Chicago sports teams, tapping into personal-finance wisdom, and accessing film recommendations from famed critic Roger Ebert. Worldly adventurers can dive into the Lifestyles section for travel tips, healthy recipes, and Rorschach tests that look like crossword puzzles.
Since 1917, World Book has educated hordes of students and scholars with encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products—all saturated with accuracy and objectivity. Inspire web-savvy learners with the one-year web subscription, which includes access to such reference sites as "World Book Advanced" a virtual repository of primary-source databases, e-books, and multimedia tools for high-school and college students. Younger minds can fill up on facts at "World Book Student," which features articles from The World Book Encyclopedia, a biography center, a dictionary, an atlas, and more than 500 downloadable images of Shakespeare getting struck by lightning.
Following this season’s smash production of Elton John’s Aida, Bailiwick Chicago presents the Midwest premiere of Passing Strange, the hit Broadway rock musical. Featuring the indie-soul stylings of local Chicago band JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Passing Strange takes audiences on a musical journey from middle-class America to Amsterdam and Berlin, with a score of original songs and heretofore untugged heartstrings. The Tony Award-winning musical charts a coming-of-age story of a young black man who leaves Los Angeles and his churchgoing family for a music-fueled mission of self discovery and caterpillar-like identity transformations. Part rock concert and part musical theater event, Passing Strange kicks off Friday and Saturday night showings with warm-up performances by local Chicago bands. Enjoy sizzling center-section seats to Bailiwick’s latest theatrical gem, and be sure to bring an ample supply of roses and rolodexes to toss onstage postperformance.
Though typically only a wistful dream of humans and ostriches, spending a day soaring through the air becomes a reality at Trapeze School New York in Chicago (TSNY Chicago). One of six locations across the country, TSNY Chicago educates participants of all levels in the art of flying through group trapeze sessions. The aerial academy also dapples its schedule with lyra, static trapeze, tightwire, trampoline, conditioning, and acrobatics classes, allowing students to have fun and eat unlimited servings of cloud while getting in shape.