Things To Do In Lincolnwood

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 50% Off Golf in Evanston

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

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 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Morton Grove

$124 $29

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 76% Off Lessons at Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

Instructors teach various step patterns, techniques, and styles with private and group instruction and fun dance socials

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

Hawthorne Race Course – Up to 59% Off Race-Day Package

Hawthorne Race Course

$37 $18

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Live competition at historic course with a slate of spring races; craft beer, racing program, and souvenir glass included

Up to 53% Off Ice Skating in Bensenville

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Ice arena hosting Chicago Steel’s home games sprawls across three indoor ice-skating rinks, two of which are regulation-size

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

Up to 57% Off Urban Scavenger Race

Dick's Last Resort

$80 $39

Teams navigate the city in search of 14 clues, which they must document via smart phone; first prize is $500 and entry for the championship

Riverfront Mayfest – Up to 57% Off Festival

Chicago Tribune Festival Lot

$23.25 $10

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New outdoor music festival features '90s tribute acts on Friday, local bands on Saturday, and country music on Sunday

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Allstars Sports Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

"Second City's Game Night" – Up to 46% Off

Near North Side

$31.50 $17

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Using audience suggestions, skilled improvisors create scenes that riff on TV game shows at the new cabaret theater

Wrigleyville Rooftops – Up to 50% Off Tickets

Wrigleyville

$135 $69

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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

Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Bucktown

$50 $50

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

Tall Ship Red Witch – Up to 51% Off Sailing Trip

Central Chicago

$70 $35

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Passengers relax on Chicago's only wooden tall ship while viewing the skyline or delighting in exploding fireworks

54% Off Scavenger Dash

Near North Side

$127.59 $59

Teams of two traverse the streets of Chicago as they find clues, collect items, take pictures, and complete challenges

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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.

5917 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
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Ultimate Martial Arts owner Dante E. Peña, an award-bedecked tae kwan do black belt, instructs fleet-fisted self-defenders in a state-of-the-art, 5,600-square-foot wonderland. The school's schedule teems with classes that furnish men and women of all ages with the muscle-molding prowess of krav maga, boxing, kickboxing, and jiu jitsu. Ultimate Martial Arts' cutting-edge TRX suspension system gives burgeoning cores an intense resistance workout, and the school's yoga classes maintain the flexibility necessary to select hard-to-reach Street Fighter characters.

3922 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood,
IL
US

The Chicagoland Bowling Proprietors Association has offered patrons ball-rolling entertainment with numerous local member centers for more than three decades. Over the course of two games (up to a $4 value each), hole-bearing balls can spend at least 20 frames gracefully gliding across waxed planks and toppling tiptoeing pins, or alternately fall victim to the gutters' tempting embrace. No matter which of the 28 participating locations patrons decide to patronize, their toes will be stylishly covered in a pair of rental shoes (up to a $4 value) that work to minimize bipedal friction and maximize the uniformity of spontaneous song-and-dance numbers.

7356 N Cicero Ave
Lincolnwood,
IL
US

Several years ago, during a filming of WTTW's Wild Chicago, Novelty Golf & Games owner Craig's brother stood next to a 10-foot fiberglass chicken and lamented, “This is the world’s loneliest chicken.” Its match had recently been stolen, and every fiberglass fox in the city had a solid alibi.

Shortly after the taping, a viewer called in with a tip: he’d seen the missing hen roosting in a backyard, clearly visible from the window of the Brown Line train. Boarding the "L" himself, Craig confirmed the spotting, and soon enough, the Loneliest Chicken's counterpart was on its way back home in the bed of a pickup truck.

Thus reunited, the two chickens stand proudly today over the 36 mini-golf holes at Novelty Golf & Games, along with the full menagerie of bears, elephants, mermaids, circus seals, and dinosaurs that the course has accumulated over its 63 years. Some of the attractions are as old as the course itself, including a 15-foot fiberglass shoe hand-built over a chicken-wire frame. While the statues are often replicated, Craig and his business partner Cassandra continue to design new obstacles the only way they know how, often sharing margaritas as they sketch their designs on cocktail napkins. “We change things,” they say, “but not for the sake of change.”

The course, after all, has always been a place of innovation. In the 1960s, Craig's mother opened an onsite restaurant and promoted the rabbit statue on the 14th hole to head doorman, earning the eatery its perennial nickname, “Bunny Hutch.” Throughout the years, the family has also acquired popular games, including four pinball machines, Dance Dance Revolution, an authentic photo booth, and a 1950s metal-stamping machine. Though they welcome each new addition, they strive to maintain the course’s classic appeal, insisting that “you can’t improve on perfection.”

On the same token, you can't just sit idly by when perfection flies the coop.

3650 W Devon Ave
Lincolnwood,
IL
US

Isabella Samovsky fell in love with a salt lamp. Well, not just the lamp, but also the salt-assisted healing it provided. Her love for the salt lamp and its alternative approach to maintaining health inspired her to create Solay Wellness, a center that offers salt-based products and treatments. The Himalayan salt at Solay is harvested from ancient, mineral-rich seabeds, and can be found in hundreds of fair-trade and organic health, beauty, gourmet, pets, and lifestyle products including salt inhalers, natural rubber yoga maps, and soy candles. Solay Wellness also offers an extensive range of fair trade Himalayan salt crystal lamps with UL dimmer cords, which can be shaped like bowls, pyramids, globes, or salt shakers.

At the center’s private salt room, guests can meditate on lounge chairs as they breathe in the salt’s negative ions, which can help to reenergize the body, purify the skin, reduce stress, and alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms. Guests can also take up Tibetan singing-bowl sessions in rooms lined with ancient Himalayan salt blocks. Tiles and loose salt are also on hand to help stimulate pressure points in feet and give children a place to play. In addition to salt-based treatments, the center also offers reflexology and massage. Parking is available across the street, and a train station is nearby.

4819 Main St
Skokie,
IL
US

My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–8, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.

9179 Gross Point Rd
Skokie,
IL
US

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