Nightlife in Elmwood Park


$12 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

$25 $13

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Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Howard Street Inn

Howard Street Inn

Menu includes deli and grilled sandwiches, Angus burgers, pizza, craft and domestic brews, and speciality drinks

$20 $11

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One Night of Queen at Rosemont Theatre on March 15 (Up to 40% Off)

One Night of Queen, The Music of Abba, or The Rat Pack Is Back

Rosemont Theatre

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An uncannily accurate Freddie Mercury impersonator leads an evening of Queen hits

$57.95 $34.50

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Tool, Sublime, DMB, and Guns N Roses Tributes at The Cubby Bear February 13–March 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Cubby Bear 2012

The Cubby Bear

Tribute shows pay homage to bands including Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Van Halen, and more

$10 $5

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Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México or Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concert (Up to 50% Off)

Harris Theater

Harris Theater

Symphony orchestra from Mexico pays homage to Spanish and German composers; chamber music society celebrates romantic piano quartets

$20 $10

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Cool, Bad and Uninhibited DJ Party with Free Drinks on Saturday, March 28, at 9 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

"Cool, Bad and Uninhibited"

Reverie

The latest music collaboration of Chuck New and Dylan Hyde Castle welcomes 2015 with a beats-laden rockin’ party and free drinks

$22.09 $10

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Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Tannhäuser" at Civic Opera House on February 18–March 2 at 6 p.m. (Up to 73% Off)

Tannhäuser

Civic Opera House

A pleasure-seeking jester is torn between the spirit and the body in this classic Wagnerian opera

$184 $49

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Windy City Playhouse's Debut Show "End Days" on March 26–April 5 (Up to 36% Off)

End Days

Windy City Playhouse

In the theater company’s debut show, the Stein family deals with Armageddon in a spiritual way

$25 $17.50

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Barenaked Ladies at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on June 16 (Up to 34% Off)

Barenaked Ladies

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Pop-rock wits behind “One Week” tout their upcoming summer album with support from Violent Femmes and Colin Hay of Men at Work

$40 $29

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"Yankee Tavern" Presented by American Blues Theater on February 27–March 22 (Up to 42% Off)

"Yankee Tavern" Presented by American Blues Theater

Greenhouse Theater Center

Inside an unassuming bar, a couple becomes privy to a 9/11 conspiracy theory that takes them on a surreal journey

$33 $19

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Snowstorm Music Fest Featuring Moby DJ, RJD2, and Trippy Turtle at Navy Pier on Saturday, 3/7, at 6pm (Up to 48% Off)

Snowstorm Music Fest

Navy Pier

Moby DJ, RJD2, and Trippy Turtle headline EDM festival featuring 11 artists on 2 stages, with ambient displays by Redmoon theatre troupe

$48.24 $25

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Fat Joe at Portage Theater on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Fat Joe

The Portage Theater

Latino rapper with gritty, profane lyrics offset by a laid-back flow, as exhibited on such hits as “What’s Luv?” and “Get It Poppin’”

$40 $20

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St. Patrick's Day Festival for Two on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Irish American Heritage Center

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Chicago- and Ireland-based music-and-dance groups perform amid food, arts, and crafts after the Saint Patrick’s Day parade

$30 $15

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Brewmaster-Hosted Beer-Flight Tasting and Dinner or Lunch for Two at Uncommon Ground on March 17 (Up to 44% Off)

Uncommon Ground

Edgewater

Brewmaster hosts an organic-beer tasting followed by a meal of American farm-to-table cuisine at one of the country’s greenest restaurants

$120 $69

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Burlesque Shows at Gorilla Tango Theatre, January 16–March 28 (Up to 39% Off)

Gorilla Tango Theatre

Gorilla Tango Theatre

Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of “Star Trek,” “Batman,” and “Indiana Jones”

$33 $20

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Day Trip to Michigan Wine Country with Lunch, Tastings, and Round-Trip Transportation Included (47% Off)

Michigan Wine Country Day Trip with Transportation

Michigan Wine-County Day Trip

Visit 4 Michigan wineries and taste up to 20 wines during a 9-hour excursion with a hearty lunch and round-trip transportation included

$150 $79

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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 Comedy

Under the Gun Comedy

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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$29 for an IMAX Movie for Two with Popcorn and Sodas at Navy Pier IMAX (Up to $52.75 Value)

Navy Pier IMAX

Near North Side

New releases and visually stunning documentaries take over the screen with crisp imagery and surround sound

$52.75 $29

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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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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

International Museum of Surgical Science

The founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago fields questions about death and the body during a slideshow

$39

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The Plagiarists' "These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc" on March 22–April 16 (Up to 50% Off)

"These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc"

The Den Theatre

The Plagiarists reimagine the tale of Joan of Arc as a tragically farcical war epic enhanced by giant puppets and a talking crow

$20 $10

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SPC Improv Presents "The Champion Of Champions" at Blokes and Birds on March 14–May 9 (Up to 50% Off)

"The Champion Of Champions"

Blokes & Birds

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Improv troupe pits four actors against each other in an off-the-cuff battle to see who’s the funniest

$24 $12

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$12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

The Logan Theatre

Logan Theatre

Historic theater features current releases and classic films

$20.50 $12

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Two Tickets to Jackalope Theatre Productions through June 20 (Up to 38% Off)

Jackalope Theatre

Jackalope Theatre

Jackalope Theatre presents two more shows this season—”Four,” about newfound intimacy, and “Lunacy!,” about faking a moon landing

$40 $25

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Raven Theatre Company Performance Through May 29 (Up to 39% Off)

Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre

For the remainder of its 2014–2015 season, the theater has three plays that share the story of three different 20th-century families

$36 $22

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Murder-Mystery Dinner Show for One, Two, or Four on February 13–14 at AFC Center (Up to 53% Off)

AFC Center Dinner & Show

Chicago

The dinner show encourages audience members to use their sleuthing skills to solve the crime: a murder in a church

$50 $25

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Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four with Sodas or Well Drinks at The Harper Theater (Up to 41% Off). Four Options.

The Harper Theater

Hyde Park

Renovated historical theater screens blockbuster films in high-def digital projection

$35.50 $22

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$60 $29

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The New 400 Theater (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

New 400 Theaters

The New 400 Theater

Four screens in a renovated 1912 vaudeville venue show first-run blockbusters as patrons sip soda or well drinks

$34.50 $22

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$349 for a One-Year Wine Club Membership with Two Cases of Wine from Paired Wine Co. ($600 Value)

Paired Wine Co.

Lakeview

Membership includes 10% off purchases in store, invites to wine-tasting events, $5 voucher toward self-serving wine machines, and more

$600 $349

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Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

$20 $11

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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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Billiards, Beer, and Appetizers at Pressure Billiards (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Pressure Billiards

Pressure Billiards

Players sip beer and snack while shooting pool on 13 Brunswick Metro tables framed by eight LCD TVs

$46.85 $20

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Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

The Sedgwick Stop

Sedgwick Sewer and Drain

Gastropub that emphasizes whiskey and craft brews also spotlights sliders, poutine, and spare ribs

$32 $16

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Dueling Pianos and Drinks for 2 or 4 on a Friday or Saturday at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Chicago

Dueling pianists take requests to soundtrack lively nights of games and drinking in the shadow of Wrigley Field

$25 $10

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Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or 10 with Take-Home Cocktail Kits at Chicago Distilling Company (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Distilling Company

Chicago

Tours detailing the entire distilling process as well as the ins and outs of craft spirits in a 4,400-square-foot, garage-like distillery

$44 $22

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Full Kits and Build-Your-Own Starter Kits or Juices at Cloud Vapor Lounge (Up to 45% Off)

Cloud Vapor Lounge

Chicago

Wide selection of vaping accessories, including custom kits and a variety of different juices

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Beviamo (Up to 64% Off)

Beviamo

Little Italy

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

$50 $19

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Brunch, Bloodys and Breweries Trolley Tour to Lagunitas and Revolution Brewing

Events with Benefitz

Flagship Tavern & Grill

Following bloody marys and brunch, ride a trolley to Lagunitas and Revolution Brewing for tours and samples of some of their best beer

$85 $65

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$38 for a Sunday Brewery Tour with Beer, a Sausage Plate, and a Growler for Two at Haymarket Pub & Brewery ($75 Value)

Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Pub and Brewery

Craft brewery tour with beer, followed by a house-brewed beer flight, a shared sausage-and-pretzel plate, and a growler filling

$75 $38

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Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

The Vino Cellar

The Vino Cellar

Three white or red wine samples accompanied by a cheese plate with cheddar, havarti and gouda

$30 $17

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Downers Grove Wine Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Downers Grove Wine Shop

Downers Grove

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$20 $10

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Sports Bar Cuisine at Union Ale House (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Union Ale House

Prospect Heights

Pair craft beer with menu items like saganaki, drunken nachos, salads, pizza, ribs, pork chops, and signature sandwiches

$20 $12

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$5 for One Movie Ticket at Star Cinema Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill

Star Cinema Grill Arlington Heights

Servers at dine-in theaters deliver optional, freshly prepared menu items as guests enjoy first-run releases

$10.50 $5

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Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

$20 $11

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$26 for 20 Wings or Two Appetizers with Four Beers for Two People at Philly T's (Up to a $52 Value)

Philly T's

Palos Hills

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

$52 $26

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$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.50 $5

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Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn Through July 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Improvisers can perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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Adnan Sami Live In Concert at Sears Centre Arena on Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Adnan Sami

Sears Centre Arena

Fleet-fingered, award-winning pianist and singer blends classical Indian and Western music with jazz and pop during an intimate live show

$40 $28

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Chingy at Durty Nellie's on March 11 at 10 p.m. (Up to 59% Off)

Chingy

Durty Nellie's

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St. Louis rapper behind “Right Thurr” and “Holidae In” taps into a new spiritual outlook for his latest collection of feel-good tunes

$18.38 $10

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Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (Up to 44% Off)

Hollywood Blvd Cinema

Hollywood Blvd Cinema

New releases and classic films in a modern theater that honors cinema history with vintage photos and a recreation of Hollywood Blvd.

$16 $9

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Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (51% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater’s movie screens

$120 $59

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles (Half Off)

WineStyles

Naperville

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

$40 $20

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$13 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive-in

Cascade Drive-In

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into the popcorn

$24.50 $13

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J. Cole Featuring Big Sean with Special Guests YG and Jeremih on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

J. Cole – Forest Hills Drive Tour feat. Big Sean

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Grammy-nominated rap star touts his latest #1 album, “Forest Hills Drive,” with all-star support from Big Sean, YG, and Jeremih

$38.25 $20.50

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“Barbecue meets beer garden” may sum up Sheffield’s, but it hardly does the bar—heralded by [Esquire] (http://www.esquire.com/bestbars/bb-sheffields) as one of the best in America—any justice. Standing at the corner of Sheffield and School and housed in the bottom floor of a three-story brownstone, Sheffield’s pulls all the stops when it comes to its two specialties. Barbecue sauce made from scratch smothers tender beef brisket, homemade sausage, and pork that chefs smoke for 14 hours and pull to order. Hand-cut fries and fresh baked cornbread complement the sandwiches and platters, as does any one of the bar’s microbrews, such as Allgash Blonde or Sawtooth English Ale. In the summer, bar-goers can enjoy their brew and food out back in the beer garden, which the Goodlife Report named as one of “America’s Best Beer Gardens”. As cold winds roll into town, patrons can escape to the cozy indoors, surrounded by brick walls and plenty of sports-casting TVs.
3131 Thatcher Ave
River Grove,
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Rose and Stanley Sacharski never meant to open a tiki bar. Their first watering hole, The Lucky Start on Fullerton and Lockwood, was a simple neighborhood tavern until some bamboo wall coverings inspired endless questions from customers: were they a tiki bar? By 1963, the Sacharskis decided their answer was yes, and let their young son pick a new name?Hala Kahiki?from a copy of Dennis the Menace Goes to Hawaii. Now located inside a former greenhouse in River Grove, Hala Kahiki pours more than 100 tropical-themed cocktails, mingling rum with daiquiris and gin with tropical fruits. Hanging shells sway above the bamboo-lined bar, and rattan lampshades and cane chairs evoke the pleasures of an endless Hawaiian summer. Tables and chairs dot a spacious outdoor garden, and an on-site gift shop stocks Hawaiian shirts, leis, wood-hewn lamps, and several former cast members of Gilligan's Island.
2834 River Rd.
River Grove,
IL
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For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Totu Cafe in River Grove is the place to be. Totu Cafe does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Totu Cafe's extensive drink list. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Totu Cafe's beautiful outdoor seating area. Gather up your group of friends and head to Totu Cafe, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. The restaurant also features a DJ, and visitors are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Weekends are when crowds really head to Totu Cafe, so plan accordingly. No need to dress up for a trip to Totu Cafe — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Or, take your grub to go. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Totu Cafe. Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Totu Cafe is close to both. The average check at Totu Cafe will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Totu Cafe.
2300 River Rd
River Grove,
IL
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Named for the legislation that overturned Prohibition, 21st Amendment Restaurant/Speakeasy celebrates craft spirits with a menu that includes craft beers such as Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. The food is as high-quality as the drink, with menu options that range from prime steak burgers topped with corned beef to two-pound Maine lobsters. Even the extras are thoughtful?the complimentary bread is baked fresh daily, and there's a rotating selection of signature desserts.
2508 N US Rte. 12
Spring Grove,
IL
US
Kumu Hula (“Master Teacher of the Hula”) June Yoshiko sometimes wonders if it was the same streak of courage that led both of her grandfathers to leave Japan and start a new life in Hawaii that inspired her to make a similar journey from Hawaii to Chicago. A hula dancer since she was six, she’s honed her craft over three decades while augmenting it with a master’s in public health nutrition, ordination as a Zen Buddhist priest, and certification as a reiki master teacher. June teaches two types of hula classes: Hula Kahiko, ancient dances accompanied by chanting that emphasize Hawaiian culture, and Hula Auana, or modern hula, set to contemporary Hawaiian songs and instruments such as ukulele and guitar. Her beginner classes focus on footwork and hip motions, and advanced classes merge both Kahiko and Auana with the study of plants, chants, mythology, and history important to hula. June also offers a Gracious Ladies class for mature women and men that incorporates Auana hula to tone bodies, strengthen core muscles, and boost ACT scores.
163 N Humphrey Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US
The LBGT-friendly Velvet Rope invites revelers with open minds and refined tastes to enhance their evenings with the lounge's slate of fine wines, international cuisine, and elaborate entertainment in the form of go-go dancers and drag shows. Beneath the suffuse lighting of tulip chandeliers, the bustling main floor hosts a full bar, where 35 specialty martinis brim with creative ingredients—such as cookie-dough vodka and absinthe—while the private VIP loft accommodates dozens with a dedicated server, a private television, and plush furnishings for late-night pillow forts. Food and drink packages deck out special events, and the nightclub's calendar overflows with karaoke nights, drink specials, and live performances.
728 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

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