Things To Do In Evanston

94% Off 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

61% Off Meditation Series at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Three hour-long classes cover breathing and meditation techniques to help remove anxieties from minds

54% Off at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

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

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian – 50% Off Visit

Evanston

$10 $5

Visitors can view 8 exhibits highlighting the diverse cultures of American Indian and First Nation peoples from throughout the US and Canada

76% Off Personal Training from Workout Wright

Evanston

$200 $49

Trainers focus on clients' individual goals and create a personalized regimen to transform bodies; nutritional coaching provides diet advice

78% Off Classes at Dharma Yoga Evanston

Evanston

$210 $59

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Physical challenges & spiritual guidance converge during classical multilevel Hatha classes

45% Off

Evanston

$375 $206

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

79% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $39

Tone bodies with Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA Classes

50% Off

Evanston

$20 $10

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

67% Off Classes at 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

74% Off Yoga Classes at Heaven Meets Earth

Evanston

$150 $39

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Vinyasa and Hatha yoga classes in a green studio with an attached eco-boutique

Up to 65% Off Classes at Akemi Fitness Method

Evanston

$150 $59

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Classes incorporate yoga, Pilates, ballet, and strengthening moves that left a Time Out Chicago reporter “feeling taller [and] leaner”

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

$80 $40

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Maestro Leif Bjaland and Lyric Opera harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams lead pieces by Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, and Vaughan Williams

Up to 53% Off at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Skokie

$12 $6

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The museum honors Holocaust victims, telling their stories with artifacts and interactive exhibits that urge visitors to fight intolerance

Up to 55% Off Northshore Fitness Studio

Wilmette

$20 $9

Rhythmic kicks send sweat beads flying during full-body workouts designed to sculpt lean physiques

Up to 52% Off at Lynwood Roller Rink

Lynwood

$19 $9.50

Open-skating sessions on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays at the rink used for the shooting of the movie Roll Bounce

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Morton Grove

$124 $29

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

Up to 64% Off Personal Training

Winnetka

$125 $49

Certified trainers specialize in core and functional training, focusing on benefits such as increased energy and toned muscles

Up to 65% Off at Reach Yoga

Glencoe

$20 $7

Certified yoga instructors teach beginners during a 1.5-hour Intro to Yoga workshop or a four-class yoga series

Up to 50% Off Kids’ Bounce-House Visits

Glenview

$45 $22.50

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses, or through obstacle courses

Up to 52% Off Kids' Art or Music Classes

Glenview

$25 $12.50

Kids' art classes in painting, drawing, or sketching; students can learn music basics during introductory drum or percussion sessions

54% Off PADI Open-Water Diving Course

Glenview

$325 $149

Classroom sessions & pool dives with experienced instructors prepare students to receive PADI open-water diving certification

Up to 70% Off at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

Up to 55% Off Arcade Outing with Pizza

Niles

$33.70 $15

Entertainment facility houses platefuls of hand-tossed pizza, more than 62 arcade games, and a miniature carousal

72% Off Lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy

Niles

$348 $99

Group classes help players improve their games with video analysis and assessment of bat speed, exit speed, and throwing velocity

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp Sessions at Air Fitness

Park Ridge

$150 $49

Classes build strength and increase stamina with fitness regimens that incorporate free weights, kettlebells, and cardiovascular exercises

Up to 57% Off BYOB Art Class or Kids' Art Party

Park Ridge

$30 $16

A skilled artist-instructor leads two-hour BYOB art classes and kids' art parties, which can include painting or ceramics

Up to 53% Off Movie and Snacks at Pickwick Theatre

Park Ridge

$28 $15

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Historical building houses spacious auditoriums that showcase recently released Hollywood films as patrons snack on popcorn and soda

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

65% Off Personal Training

Northbrook

$198 $69

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

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

Up to 62% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northbrook

$150 $59

Boot-camp classes help exercisers burn calories and build muscle, while nutrition counseling shows them how to maintain a healthy diet

Up to 71% Off at Personal-Training Sessions

Northbrook

$240 $69

Personal trainers tailor workouts to each student's ability levels and goals during one-on-one sessions

Up to 77% Off Body-Transformation Program

Multiple Locations

$197 $49

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After attending a nutrition workshop and fitness assessment, clients enjoy unlimited access to body-sculpting group training sessions

62% Off at Oasis Summer Day Camp

Highland Park

$465 $179

Kids ages 5–12 keep active with fun events such as sand volleyball, science labs, and trips, including one to an indoor trampoline park

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Highland Park

$90 $25

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

70% Off Personal Training at Trainer Troy Smith

Highland Park

$240 $72

Certified trainer Troy Smith helps clients tone muscle and burn fat using kettlebells, free weights, TRX equipment, and boxing workouts

Up to 81% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Fit Stop Inc.

$175 $45

These classes use the Pilates reformer machines, which allow you to conduct more than 100 exercises using your own weight as resistance

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

Up to 63% Off Group or Private Self-Defense Training

Highland Park

$200 $89.99

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

Up to 46% Off at Bliss Creek Golf Club

Sugar Grove

$70 $38

Tree-lined fairways and greens surrounded by water and bunkers test the skills of golfers on 5,436 yd., par 69 course

Up to 52% Off Trail Riding at Chain O' Lakes State Park

Chain O' Lakes State Park

$20 $10

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Explore rolling hills and meadows on scenic trail rides through a state park; kids 6 and younger enjoy pony rides under staff supervision

41% Off a Stunt-Airplane or Warplane Ride

Sugar Grove

$440 $259

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A seasoned flight instructor leads a 40-minute joy ride aboard an Extra 300L aerobatic plane or a T-6 Texan warplane

52% Off Introductory Firearm-Safety Class

River Grove Moose Lodge

$60 $29

Instructors inform students of all ages on how firearms and ammunition work along with safety protocol for gun ranges and in the home

Up to 79% Off Cardio Kickboxing Self-Defense Training

Deerfield

$240 $59

American Council on Exercise– and National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Donny gives his full attention to clients

55% Off Junior Lesson at Dynamic Golf Institute

Riverwoods

$110 $49

45-minute junior golf lesson includes golfer interview, multi angle video swing analysis, and video recap email

51% Off Scuba Course at Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

PADI-certified instructors oversee classes in pool, teaching basics of safety, equipment use, and diving technique

Up to 61% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Ballroom dancing lessons in 12 available styles, including foxtrot, waltz, and salsa

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

55% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

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

Up to 67% Off Personal and Group Training

Deerfield

$375 $149

Trainers work with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them tone up, lose inches, and build muscle

Bella Voce – Up to 50% Off Choral Concert

Grace Lutheran Church

$30 $15

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Choir rings in the spring with works by Renaissance composers Josquin and Ockeghem

50% Off a Singles' Yoga Session

Ahimsa Yoga Studio

$30 $15

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Inspired by speed dating, singles' sessions may be for people who are interested in Yoga, or may help participants meet future partners

Elegant Estates of Oak Park – Up to 57% Off

The Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest

$35 $18

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Walk through six homes built between 1905 and 1924 in the Frank Lloyd Wright–Prairie School of Architecture Historic District

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

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

Wonder Works – Half Off Visit

Oak Park

$12 $6

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Studio, stage, forest exhibit, building station, fantasy village, and organic garden welcome hands-on exploration from children and toddlers

Up to 73% Off at 447 Club Fitness

Oak Park

$100 $29

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Dance classes, cardio kickboxing, and circuit training stave off weight gain and keep kids and adults fit

Up to 52% Off Hula-Dance Lessons

Oak Park

$30 $15

Teacher skilled in hula and healing tutors beginning dancers to move feet and sway hips or trains advanced dancers in ancient style

50% Off Golf at Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

$156 $78

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Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

Pickle Asparagus with the Manager of Edible Alchemy Co-Op

Pilsen

$35 $35

Andrea Mattson splits you into groups and shows you how to pickle, spice, and can a quart of asparagus

Gorilla Tango Theatre – Up to 30% Off Burlesque

Bucktown

$70 $49

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of Batman and Star Wars

Up to 58% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $20

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

50% Off Arts and Antiques Expo

Navy Pier

$20 $10

Visitors to the expo can browse everything from leather-bound books to diamond jewelry and 19th-century antiques

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 73% Off

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

$44 $12

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

The Fray – Up to 47% Off

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

$37.95 $20

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Grammy-nominated rockers behind "How to Save a Life" treat audiences to piano-driven hits and songs from their newest album

The Dance Mile on Randolph Street – $10 Off

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 60% Off the Great Food Tour of Chicago

Chicago

$50 $25

Tours make six stops along Michigan Avenue, visiting the originator of deep-dish pizza and an eatery serving up Chicago-style hot dogs

Up to Off 80% Yoga Classes

West Town

$140 $29

A large studio space accommodates up to 70 students per class for a combination of vinyasa flow, balance postures, and meditation

50% Off "Fifty Shades of Grey" Parody

The Apartment

$86 $43

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Performers romp through the funny side of the hit erotic novel to the tune of Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Carly Rae Jepsen

Up to 55% Off The L.A.T.E. Ride

Buckingham Fountain

$55 $25

Celebrate the summer solstice with a night ride; FOTP members get a quarterly newsletter and discounts on park tours

49% Off Pup Crawl

Hubbard Inn

$35 $18

Pub crawl that benefits PAWS Chicago takes revelers to five local bars, including Hubbard Inn and The Boss Bar

Up to 51% Off Rooftop Cubs Game

Lakeview

$141.17 $69

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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

50% Pub Crawl or Brunch Tour

The Loop

$80 $40

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Groups roam the pedway's watering holes while hearing about prohibition days, or combine history with brunch

Up to 44% Off Loop Interior Architecture Tour for Two

The Loop

$52 $29

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Featured in the Chicago Reader, guides lead groups through architecturally striking interiors and share photos and videos via iPads

Up to 50% Off Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Chicago

$50 $30

Ride up to some of Chicago's most iconic landmarks as the sun sets and the skyline begins to glow

Up to 50% Off an Inside Chicago Grand Tour

The Loop

$45 $25

A bus ferries visitors to the North and South Sides, showing them major parks, the Museum Campus, and the sights along Lake Shore Drive

$8 Off Movie Outing

Logan Square

$19 $11

Historic theater screens current releases and classic films

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USA Karate Federation Hall of Fame honoree and four-time Panamerican Karate champion John Fonseca teams up with three-time world karate champion Elisa Au Fonseca and a cadre of talented instructors to lead their charges through martial-arts and fitness classes that strengthen minds and bodies. Though the martial-arts program mainly focuses on shotokan and shito-ryu karate, the sensei also offers aikido, judo, Gracie jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and wing tsun classes. Bushy-tailed neophytes start at the beginning, learning the basics of their chosen form, whereas advanced students delve into such mind-focused arenas as chi energy training and personally apologizing to every punching bag they have ever hurt.

Instructors also lead fitness-centered sessions that build muscle and burn calories. Cardio-kick classes merge elements of martial-arts, boxing, and aerobics to form an ever-changing cardiovascular workout infused with heart-pumping kicks and punches. Boot-camps delve athletes even deeper into whole-body fitness by challenging them to nonstop military-style drills for a full 45 minutes, or approximately the time it takes to jump rope through an entire episode of Magnum, P.I..

823 Chicago Ave
Evanston,
IL
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After more than a decade spent establishing an innovative contemporary dance company in Santa Fe, Foster Dance Studios founder Ronn Stewart has touched down once more in a studio beside the Foster Purple Line stop. As the flipside of training the pros of the Joffrey Ballet, Stewart stretches an artistic arm toward as wide a student base as possible with his trademark MoPeD—or More People Dancing—curriculum. Exercises designed to develop rich internal imagery and a strong connection to one's body bear fruit in fluid, aerobic movements that spring from within each student. The center's inclusive philosophy extends to Everybody Move classes, where young children develop motor skills that go beyond racecar imitation by twirling scarves in the air, bouncing balls, and playing musical instruments. The newly constructed studios also find room for Gyrotronic fitness classes and dance schooling in nearly every established mode, along with vivid abstract art accidentally produced by a dancer in a just-painted tutu.

915 Foster St
Evanston,
IL
US

As the Wildcats close out the season with visions of a bowl game dancing in their helmets, they’ll have to face the Wisconsin Badgers with claws drawn in the final game of the season. Witness the drama of this division showdown with today’s Groupon: $20 end-zone tickets (sections 116-121) to see Northwestern take on Wisconsin at Ryan Field on November 21 at 2:30 p.m. This is a huge game for Wildcat fans, Badger fans, and all-around collegiate football fanatics, so grab your ticket to the game and wave at all your friends back home as they jealously watch on the Big Ten Network’s live broadcast. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

1501 Central Street
Evanston,
IL
US

Founder Malik Turley funnels her passion for family into Hip Circle Studio, a center privy to the needs and hobbies of both parents and little ones. Each dance-based Zumba session aims to foster fettle in exercisers of all ages and levels of familiarity with the hokey pokey. Classic Zumba choreographs Latin-inspired steps to the beat of international tunes, igniting 45–60 minutes of calorie burn. With less impact, Zumba Gold's simple moves are tailored to those recovering from injuries as well as anyone returning to exercise after courageously breaking up with an overbearing recliner. Malik also leads domestic dance troupes through Family Zumba!, where the floor calls parents and kids to shake for fun. Children under 18 and robots convincingly sucking their thumbs can attend Family Zumba! at no extra charge. Baby-Wearing Zumba welcomes wee ones in slings or carriers and their guardians to work out together, and each class page lists a continually updated schedule.

709 Washington St
Evanston,
IL
US

The Next Theatre Company, celebrating its 30th anniversary, stages relevant, boundary-pushing performances in a cozy, 142-seat space. Adam Rapp, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, loosely based The Metal Children on his personal experience as an author. The story, which is set in a small midwestern town, follows a young adult novelist who is forced to defend his writing to the conservative townspeople by showing them an 18-hour PowerPoint presentation. The play had a successful Off-Broadway during its run not on Broadway.

927 Noyes St
Evanston,
IL
US

Five Yelpers give Piven Theatre Workshop five stars:

927 Noyes St
Evanston,
IL
US

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