Things To Do In Rogers Park

Up to 82% Off Personal Training

Vbody Power Fitness

location

$195 $39

Certified personal trainer instills confidence in his clients while helping them reach their fitness goals

Up to 57% Off at Pressure Billiards and Cafe

Pressure Billiards & Cafe

Edgewater

$46.85 $20

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13 Brunswick Metro pool tables framed by eight LCD TVs vie for dominance against a café menu of burgers, sandwiches, and cocktails

Prepare a Meal with a Raw-Food Movement Chef

Raw Food Cooking Class

Rogers Park

$45 $45

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

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 Private Guitar, Piano, or Vocal Lessons

The Ultimate School of Guitar

Berger Park Cultural Center

$72 $33

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

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp

LivingFit Chicago

Multiple Locations

$189 $59

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

72% Off Fitness Classes and Drop-In Gym Visits

Cheetah Gym

Multiple Locations

$139 $39

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

79% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Chicago Muay Thai Kickboxing Club

Multiple Locations

$185 $39

Tone bodies with Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA Classes

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 66% Off Kids' and Adult's Martial Arts Classes

EKF Martial Arts

Andersonville

$130 $49

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

68% Off Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Edgewater

$120 $39

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

Up to 63% Off BYOB Painting Class

Learning Bar

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Instructors provide all painting materials, including 16"x20" canvas, while guests just bring drinks, snacks, and openness to learn

47% Off Dance Lessons

TextureDance Studio

Chicago

$15 $8

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50% Off at the Swedish American Museum

Swedish American Museum

Edgewater

$8 $4

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Three stories of exhibits explore the struggles and triumphs of Chicago's Swedish immigrants, including through hands-on kids' activities

59% Off at North Shore Yoga

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

Make Beef Bourguignon at a BYOB French Cooking Class

BYOB Parisian Cooking Class

Edgewater

$60 $60

Sip champagne and BYO wine as you learn to cook beef bourguignon and other French delicacies before a three-course feast

Up to 65% Off Classes at Akemi Fitness Method

Akemi Fitness Method

Evanston

$125 $49

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Get in shape with classes that range from a blend of Bollywood dance and aerobic exercises to classes that focus on common trouble-areas

45% Off Personal Trainer

The Fitness Representative

Evanston

$375 $206

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Up to 64% Off Art Class for One, Two, or Four

Ausrine's Arts Room

Evanston

$120 $55

Professional artist passes on skills in printmaking, fiber/felting, and leather work during three-hour sessions

Up to 68% Off Improv-Acting Course

McKay Arts

Church at Westridge

$100 $45

Second City alumnus teaches pupils of all ages during improv classes for all skill levels; five-week session culminates in live show

53% Off at Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

Foster Beach

$43 $20

Bicycles and kayaks help renters discover the Foster Beach area; snacks include sodas, ice cream, and hot dogs

43% Off Craft-Beer and Ribs Package at Windy City RibFest

Windy City RibFest

Broadway and Lawrence

$43.95 $25

Annual barbecue festival brings ribbers from all over the world and party-hearty rock bands to boot

54% Off at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

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

67% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Evanston

Bikram Yoga Evanston

Evanston

$150 $49

Hot Bikram yoga classes help stretch out and detoxify the body; Yin yoga classes are still performed in a heated room but are less intense

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

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

Up to 53% Off Sword-Fighting Fitness at Forteza Fitness

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

$75 $35

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

Up to 55% Off Kids' Swordplay Classes at Forteza Fitness

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

$110 $55

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

Up to 75% Off Team Training Classes

Urban Athlete

Ravenswood

$150 $39

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

Classes at Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

$90 $29

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

Up to 57% Off Social Game Experience

Waxwing Puzzle Co.

Logan Square

$40 $20

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

Up to 50% Miniature Golf

Novelty Golf & Games

Lincolnwood

$20 $10

10-foot-tall chickens, giant fiberglass shoes, and Frankenstein heads tower over two classic, 18-hole mini-golf courses

50% Off Yoga

Angelic Yoga At Msi-healing

Evanston

$20 $10

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Up to 53% Off at Meditate Yoga and Meditation Center

Meditate Yoga and Meditation Center

North Center

$75 $35

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Yoga & meditation classes promote body awareness, balance & consciousness of mind, helping participants achieve a feeling of inner peace

Up to 74% Off at Dahn Yoga

Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Unique form of yoga strives to streamline life energy and focus the mind with breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation

Up to 50% Off Golf in Evanston

Canal Shores

Evanston

$50 $25

Challenging greens and a short, 4,000 yd. layout characterize this par 60, family-friendly course that runs along North Shore Channel

Up to 70% Off Acting Classes

Dream of Passion

Chemically Imbalanced Theater

$250 $99

Acting classes help aspiring actors learn important skills, such as scene analysis and the Stanislavski system, and relaxation techniques

Paddleboarding and Picnic in the Park

Paddleboarding, Picnic, and Fireworks

Kayak Chicago

$60 $60

Savor summertime in Chicago by paddleboarding Lake Michigan, followed by a Montrose Beach picnic

Storytelling Show and Class with the Founder of Story Club

Storytelling Show and Class with the Founder of Story Club

Uptown

$20 $20

At Uptown's Holiday Club, Dana Norris hosts an evening of storytelling before the performers take to the audience to help you craft a story

55% Off Wine Education and Tasting

Soul Impressions Inc.

Lakeview

$220 $99

Ernest Gallo Wine Academy-certified sommelier teaches students about production methods behind different wines and guides tastings

71% Off 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes

The Yoga Boutique

Lakeview

$135 $39

Intimate studio offers yoga and Pilates classes focused on improving clients’ physical and mental health in a noncompetitive atmosphere

The Music Box Theatre – Up to Half Off Matinee or Midnight Movie

The Music Box Theatre

The Music Box Theatre

$16 $10

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Choose from a wide variety of cult hits and musicals, including Mallrats, Aliens, Bye Bye Birdie, and Cabaret

Up to 60% Off Classes at Spirit Rising Yoga

Spirit Rising Yoga

Lakeview

$72 $29

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

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts Classes

Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society

Lakeview

$75 $19

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

Up to 56% Off at Evolution Personal Training

Evolution Personal Training

Lincoln Square

$75 $38

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One of six certified trainers develops and implements a custom workout plan based on clients’ goals and needs, motivating them all the while

Up to 53% Off Sundays at Wrigley Rooftop

Sundays in Wrigleyville

Wrigley Rooftop

$159 $79

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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

Up to 35% Off Rooftop View of Chicago Cubs Game

Wrigley View Rooftop

Wrigley View Rooftop

$151.50 $99

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While enjoying unlimited refreshments, peer over Wrigley Field's left-field wall and watch the Cubs clash with their biggest rivals

Wrigleyville Rooftops – Up to 51% Off Tickets

Wrigleyville Rooftops

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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Take in a Cubs game from the rooftop while enjoying a complete food and beverage menu; access to climate-controlled suites included

Up to 44% Off Rooftop Cubs Game

3639 Wrigley Rooftop

Lakeview

$141.17 $79

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Gaze over Wrigley Field's right-centerfield wall from a luxurious rooftop as the Cubs continue to charge through the 2014 season

Skybox on Sheffield – Up to 46% Off Cubs Game

Skybox on Sheffield

Skybox on Sheffield

$141.47 $89

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Watch a Cubs game from a three-tiered rooftop overlooking the right-field foul pole while enjoying food and Goose Island beverages

Up to 54% Off Cubs Rooftop Experience

Down The Line Rooftop

Down The Line Rooftop

$137.60 $79

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Clubhouse staff serve classic ballpark eats and dispense beverages to fans watching Cubs play from indoor seats or outdoor rooftop seats

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club — 45% Off Cubs Game

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

$179.84 $99

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Watch a Cubs game from rooftop seats overlooking Wrigley Field while enjoying unlimited beer, food, and amenities such as plasma TVs

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club—Up to 50% Off Cubs Game

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

$196.40 $99

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Watch a Cubs game from rooftop seats overlooking Wrigley Field while enjoying unlimited beer, food, and amenities such as plasma TVs

Sebastian Bach or Tribute Band Up to 52% Off Show at The Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear

$8.93 $6

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Chicago-based tribute bands resurrect some of the 90s’ hard-rockingest acts; Sebastian Bach himself inspires crowd with his own anthems

Up to 53% Off Bowling for Two at Waveland Bowl

Waveland Bowl

North Center

$40 $19

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Pairs enjoy a classic, 50-year-old alley equipped with 40 state-of-the-art lanes, computerized scoring, and billiards tables

Up to 61% Off Urban Scavenger Hunt

CityScape Adventures

Cubby Bear

$100 $40

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

Up to 63% Off Fireworks Cruise

Chicago Party Yacht

Chicago

$200 $79

Passengers watch the Wednesday night Navy Pier fireworks aboard a 60-foot luxury yacht while enjoying an open bar and music

$10 for Batting-Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Lakeview

$20 $10

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

Up to 50% Off Ultimate Barcrawl Challenge

Ultimate Barcrawl Challenge

Deuce's

$15 $8

Goldfish races, relay races, and other drinking games are held at four Wrigleyville bars

Up to 67% Off Classes at One Hundred Fitness

One Hundred Fitness

Lakeview

$125 $49

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

65% Off Personal Training

Dhf Lakeview

Chicago

$480 $168

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Up to 72% Off Boot Camp Classes at Motiv Training Gym

Motiv Training Gym

Motiv Personal Training

$125 $35

High-intensity boot-camp classes get groups of 6–25 working out with equipment such as kettlebells, weighted balls, and resistance bands

Up to 51% Off Grass Skirts & Hawaiian Shirts Bar Crawl

Grass Skirts & Hawaiian Shirts Bar Crawl

Multiple Locations

$25 $13

Tour Southport Avenue bars wearing Hawaiian shirts, leis, and grass skirts during a Hawaiian-themed bar crawl; catered lunch buffet included

Up to 67% Off Drag Show and Drinks at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

$36 $15

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

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

Up to 48% Off Comedic Burlesque Show

"Off Off Broadzway: Weight Loss Wishes and Dry Hump Dreams"

Stage 773

$28.75 $15

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Bawdy comedic burlesque troupe showcases new revue with audience interaction and plenty of double entendres

Sideshow Theatre Company – Up to 50% Off "Tyrant"

Sideshow Theatre Company presents "Tyrant"

Theater Wit

$40 $20

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Drama takes an incisive look at economic disparity by positing a future where homeless people are forced to work in wealthy people's homes

Up to 50% Off First-Class Sailing

Chicago Sailboat Charters

Lakeview

$199 $99

Captains ferry groups of up to six onto Lake Michigan for relaxing excursions and stunning views; patrons can bring their own beverages

50% Off Personal Fitness Program

Hartman Fitness

Lakeview

$70 $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 52% Off Hookah at Rotana Cafe

Rotana Cafe

Chicago

$19.83 $11

On weeknights, groups can enjoy their hookah with house soft drinks or they can bring wine or drinks from home on Saturdays

Up to 86% Off Capoeira Classes

Grupo Capoeira Brasil Chicago

Lakeview

$100 $19

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

Up to 54% Off Hula Hooping

Cindy Huston

Ganesha Yoga and Adventures in Fitness

$90 $45

Learn basic hula hooping techniques, such as hooping at the waist and above the head, and then put them together into a complete routine

48% Off Cake Decorating Class

Give Me Some Sugar

Roscoe Village

$75 $39

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Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating or working with fondant; all supplies provided

Up to 43% Off Movie and Popcorn for Two

Brew & View

Lakeview

$14 $8

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

Up to 53% Off Theatrical Comedy

"101 Ways to...Fall in Love"

Studio BE

$32 $15

A soon-to-be divorced writer narrates 101 true tales of love, acted out by comedic performers

Up to 53% Off at Chicago Yacht Share

Chicago Yacht Share

Lakeview/Lincoln Park

$200 $95

Instructor teaches basic sailing techniques during 2.5-hour classes; captain charters boat on Lake Michigan as fireworks explode above

Up to 82% Off Classes at TriFit Boot Camps

TriFit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Exercisers of all fitness levels tighten and tone through yoga and run club programs and outdoor boot-camp classes

Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center – Up to 40% Off

"White Supremacy: A Black Experience"

Links Hall

$15 $9

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Animated projections and dance fuse into an exploration of the gender-based and racial prejudices that can shape history

Up to 52% Off Juke Fest, Jam-Band Tribute, or The Baseball Project

The Baseball Project or Mom's Kitchen (A Tribute to Widespread Panic) or Juke Fest

The Abbey Pub

$12.55 $6

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See underground DJs and incredible footwork moves, a tribute to Widespread Panic, or a baseball-themed band with Peter Buck and Mike Mills

Up to 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Tandang Garimot

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

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Recognizing that the desire to dance knows neither the bounds of age nor ability, the instructors at NorthSide tailor their class selection to both adults and children of all levels of experience. They teach various dance styles that run the gamut from classical ballet to jazz and modern dance to hip-hop. Zumba classes supply their sultry rhythms to burn calories, and social partner-dancing classes instruct their attendees in nightclub-worthy moves. The studio space welcomes dancers with vast empty hardwood floors and walls full of mirrored panels, which help dancers hone techniques and foster a healthy sense of competition with the bizarro versions of everyone that live behind the glass.

7015 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Pup Crawl Chicago fills six hours with Sam Adams drink specials and other brews from local watering holes, all in the name of PAWS Chicago. Proceeds from the event benefit this leader in the world of animal adoption and no-kill shelters, meaning that with every sip of that beer, a dog somewhere wags its tail and a cat regrets it doesn't have the opposable thumbs needed to write a thank-you letter. In addition to cold beers and the warm feeling that come from helping Chicago's furry citizens, participants in the event get to stock up on ample swag. Luckily, the organizers give each pub-crawler a backpack so they can hold all of their goodies.

1534 West Pratt Blvd. Suite 3A
Chicago,
IL
US

Steeped in entertainment history, The New 400 Theaters showcases new and recent Hollywood films inside its four-screen movie house. Opened in 1912 and originally dubbed Regent Theater, the single-screen Rogers Park locale presented 725-seat audiences the chance to witness eclectic vaudeville acts and to shout technique critiques to sword-fighting actors during moving-picture showings. Regent transmogrified into the "400 Theater" in 1930—a name taken from the term for the top 400 society folk—and then into a city-crushing ladybug in 1955, before settling into its current configuration in 2009, with refurnished venues, multiple screens, and a recently opened full-service bar.

6746 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

Manchu soldiers set out to destroy the Siu Lam Monastery more than 250 years ago, but luckily for martial-arts practitioners, the Buddhist elders inside escaped. One of them was Ng Mui, who, while in hiding, created the self-defense style known today as wing tsun. Instructors at Wing Tsun Kwoon, which is a branch of the Carson Wing Tsun Academy, teach students to reduce their victimization by exuding confidence. They also teach pupils how to defend themselves if they come under attack by someone trying to steal the jewels set in their bellybuttons. Wing tsun practice boasts more than the benefit of self-defense; it can also tone muscles, torch calories, boost flexibility, and improve balance. In the spirt of the Carson Wing Tsun Academy, it focuses on helping its students on their own personal growth, development, and actualization.

1323 W. Lunt Ave. Apt 2W
Chicago,
IL
US

Act One Pub was featured in Time Out Chicago and reviewed on Chicago's Centerstage. Yelpers give the restaurant a 3.5-star average:

1330 W Morse Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

After spending a few years in the fitness industry at a large health club, Tony Barbanente realized he wanted more. His vision was to lose the retail-store vibe that plagued big gyms, and to instead curate a comfortable atmosphere to encourage members and trainers to focus on just one thing—fitness.

His family-owned fitness facility offers members 8,000 square feet of pristinely maintained equipment. Rows of ellipticals, stationary bikes, and treadmills help guests ramp up their endurance in preparation for competitive races or chasing cars, and strength machines and free weights, including kettlebells, bolster muscles.

In addition to the choose-your-own-workout route, V-Tone's class schedule includes indoor cycling and 20-minute Buns 'n' Gunz workouts to sculpt glutes and upper bodies. For those seeking individualized attention, trainers customize personal-training sessions to each trainee, seeking to improve their lives through better health and fitness.

1550 W Jarvis Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Rogers Park Scene