Things To Do In Markham

Up to 56% Off Weekly Private Music Lessons

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

Half Off Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Harry's Sports Bar

Countryside

$22 $12

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Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

Up to 78% Off Seasonal Martini-Making Class for One or Two

Mid Oak Distillery

Midlothian

$80 $25

Students make tropical summer cocktails using locally made vodka during a hands-on class that includes artisan cheese board

83% Off a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

50% Off at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$56 $28

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

55% Off Personal Training

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

$600 $270

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

50% Off a Quincy Street Distillery Tour

Quincy Street Distillery

Riverside

$44 $22

60- to 90-minute tour of a distillery that produces 12 artisanal, small-batch spirits; each guest brings home a Glencairn glass

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

Up to 52% Off a Country-Concert Parking Lot Pregame Party

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

$26 $13

Before concerts by country stars, pregamers enjoy live music, life-size beer pong, barbecue sandwiches, and draft beer or mixed drinks

Up to 56% Off at VH Personal Training

VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

$30 $15

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

Up to 60% Off at Tinley Park Roller Rink 

Tinley Park Roller Rink

Tinley Park

$21 $10

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

Up to 51% Off Formula Car Racing Experiences

The Formula Experience

Gingerman Raceway

$99 $49

Burn rubber in on a race track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car or SCCA race-proven Mazda Miata

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins – Up to 43% Off

WeishFest 2014 feat. Rodney Atkins

Standard Bank Stadium

$26.25 $15

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Award-winning country star Rodney Atkins headlines a daylong ballpark festival benefiting The Andrew Weishar Foundation

50% Off Personal Trainer

Physical Edge Personal Training

Alsip

$60 $30

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

Riddles Comedy Club – Up to 75% Off Standup

Riddles Comedy Club

Alsip

$75 $19

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Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Damon Williams and Meechie Hall

70% Off Unlimited Yoga Classes

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

$84 $25

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

Half Off Private Guitar Lessons from Eric Mantel 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

$45 $22.50

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

Up to 50% Off a Trail Ride from A Ranch 394

A Ranch 394

Bloom

$40 $22

Drops of sunlight dance across tree-lined trails during one-hour trail rides in groups of up to 12 riders

Up to 57% Off at Skating at Glenwood Roller Rink 

Glenwood Roller Rink

Glenwood

$21 $9.50

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

Up to 52% Off Amusement-Center Visit

Go Bananas

Norridge

$32.46 $16

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Bumper cars, a bounce castle, a mini roller coaster, and abundant arcade games enthrall youngsters in between bites of personal pizza

Up to 50% Off Performing Arts Camp

FieldCrest School of Performing Arts

Park Forest

$540 $269

Summer camp teaches young stars creative writing, improv, dance, and music

Up to 53% Off at Lakewood Bowl

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

$69.49 $34

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

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

83% Off Golf VIP Pass at Silver Lake Country Club

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

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 60% Off at Orland Bowl

Orland Bowl

Orland Park

$45 $20

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Bowling party for six or lessons at a 50-lane alley on weekends or weekdays

Up to 67% Off 30-Minute Guitar Lessons

Evolution Music

Orland Park

$20 $10

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

80% Off Children’s Dance Classes 

Southwest School of Dance

Orland Hills

$25 $5

Instructors lead classes in ballet, poms, tap, and more for kids aged 2.5 and up

Up to 56% Off Kids' Dress-Up Party

Rockstar Diva

Orland Hills

$300 $149

At party place with loads of costumes, kids age 4-10 play dress-up as they celebrate

Up to 53% Off Intro Sessions at HOTSide CrossFit

HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

$100 $49

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

Up to 61% Off at Maximum Body Fitness

Maximum Body Fitness

Orland Park

$125 $49

Certified trainers lead high-intensity boot-camp, boxing, kettlebell, Pilates, Tabata, cycling, and barre fitness classes

Half Off Open-Play Visits at Jump!Zone

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids burn energy sliding down air-filled chutes, navigating plush obstacle courses, and bouncing in the princess castles

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Silver Lining Aviation

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

65% Off Firearms Training

Shadow 300

Evergreen Park

$275 $95

Instructors who were trained by law-enforcement officers teach NRA-certified classes

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes

BE Fit Tri Wellness

Beverly

$60 $20

Choose from an array of classes including women's-only boot camp, men's yoga, and Groove Theory, which combines dance and exercise

Up to 63% Off at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio

PURE Indoor Cycling Studio

Evergreen Park

$130 $49

State-of-the-art indoor bicycles provide exercisers with an invigorating workout while motivating music plays in the background

Up to 62% Off Youth Basketball Camp

In the Paint Basketball

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Center

$129 $59

Kids play competitive games, work on basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and defense, and connect with mentors

Up to 58% Off Inflatable-Playground Play Passes

Jump N' Jam Playland

Calumet City

$40 $19

Inflatable bounce houses, jungle gyms, slides, obstacle courses, and basketball courts

Up to 74% Off Womens Boot Camp at Mission Body Possible

Mission Body Possible

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Female instructor motivates and encourages women through outdoor body-weight and cardio sweat sessions

Up to 80% Off at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

Swallow Cliff Woods

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

57% Off at Title Boxing Club

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

67% Off Private Music Lessons from Parker Music

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

$60 $20

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

62% Off Personal-Training Sessions with Hydromassage

Priority Fitness Personal Training Center

Munster

$119 $45

Personal trainer tailors workouts to meet clients' individual goals; hydromassage targets tired muscles with heated jets of water

Beatles Fest 2014 – Up to 56% Off

Beatles Fest 2014

Downtown Hammond

$12 $6

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Beatles fans of all ages enjoy tribute bands, a beer garden, food and merchandise tents, and more; about 20 miles from downtown Chicago

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders – Up to 30% Off Rock Concert

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders

Hammond

$41 $28.70

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Iconic actor Jeff Bridges shows off his musical side in a set packed with bluesy pop-rock numbers

Up to 63% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

$48 $20

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

KidsWork Children's Museum – Up to 47% Off Visit

KidsWork Children's Museum

Frankfort

$24 $14

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Programs such as music classes and story time as well as exhibits including a floor piano and instruments made from recycled materials

53% Off Amusement-Park Package for Two or Four

Haunted Trails Amusement Park

Multiple Locations

$57 $27

Pizza helps fuel romps through a game area and visits to two attractions, which include mini golf and go-karts, plus laser tag at Joliet

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Classes

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

61% Off 10 Yoga and Pilates Classes

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

Mokena

$100 $39

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

71% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Up to 56% Off Bowling for Up to Six People

Stardust Bowl II and Stardust Bowl III

Multiple Locations

$61 $27

Groups of up to six people can bowl an unlimited number of games over the course of two hours

Up to 62% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Level 10 Nutrition & Fitness

Dyer

$25 $10

Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help define and work on their goals; boot-camp sessions create varied workouts

Up to 64% Off at Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

$35 $14.99

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

Up to 47% Off Ice-Skating

Midwest Training and Ice Center

Midwest Training and Ice Center

$16 $9

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Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

Up to 56% Off Playtime at FunFlatables

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

Up to 52% Off Classes at Origins Dance Academy

Origins Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Kids aged 3–18 learn dance fundamentals during jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, acrobatic, and turns & leaps classes

Chicago Fire — Up to 52% Off Soccer Game

Chicago Fire

Toyota Park

$41.85 $20

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Reigning MVP Mike Magee leads the Fire against a pair of conference rivals during matches that could prove critical to the playoff picture

52% Off a 5K Running Music Festival from Nocturnal Lands

Nocturnal Lands

Toyota Park

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

Up to 56% Off Archery Classes

G Woods Archery

Near West Side

$40 $19

All arrows, bows, and targets are provided during each 60-minute class

50% Off a Rare Earth Show at Porky's Rib Fest

Porky's Rib Fest

Toyota Park

$80 $40

See blues-rock band Rare Earth at this rib fest at Toyota Park, which includes American and Australian barbecue vendors and carnival rides

Up to 41% Off at Mega Beer Fest

Mega Beer Fest

Toyota Park

$100 $59

Choose 10 beer samples from more that 75 different brews and pair them with saucy barbecue from Porky's Rib Fest

Woodbine Golf Course - Up to 59% Off

Woodbine Golf Course

Homer Glen

$122 $55

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Course designed by PGA pro Gordon Cunningham challenges golfers with bentgrass fairways, greens, and tees

Up to 55% Practice Memberships at Chicago Players Club

Chicago Players Club

Justice

$100 $50

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

Up to 71% Off Hot Yoga Classes

Hot Yoga Highland

Highland

$102 $30

In room heated to 105 degrees, instructor guides students of all levels through yoga poses to improve flexibility, strength, and confidence

Up to 58% Off Cooking Classes

Just a Dash Catering

Highland

$65 $35

Small cooking classes teach hands-on skills in a convivial, intimate environment

52% Off Skating at Fleetwood Roller Rink

Fleetwood Roller Rink

Summit

$22 $12

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Couples or groups boogie around the glass-smooth surface of this 75'x165' hard-maple rink on included rental skates

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Up to 60% Off 10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

$120 $48

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

47% Off Skateboarding

Drop In Skatepark

New Lenox

$15 $8

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

75% Off Personal Fitness Program

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

$40 $10

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

Up to 50% Off Batting-Cage Sessions

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

$20 $10

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

55% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

$85 $38

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

42% Off a Two-Day Celebrity Youth Sports Camp

Dwyane Wade & Brandon Marshall Sports Academy

Lincoln-Way Central High School

$300 $175

Sports camps include appearances by NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bear Brandon Marshall, and WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne

Up to 54% Perch-Fishing Trip

Captain Hook's Charter Fishing

St. Joseph

$90 $45

Perch jerkers join a 60-foot boat to catch perch averaging 6–10 inches; makes a great Father's Day gift for fishers

Up to 54% Off Laser Tag at Zig-E's Funland

Zig-E's Funland

St. John

$30 $15

On an outdoor laser tag field with shelters and barrels for cover, up to 36 players simultaneously battle for 30 minutes

Up to 75% Off Training Boot Camp

Backyard Beefcake Fitness

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

Chicago Sky – Up to 54% Off WNBA Game

Chicago Sky

Allstate Arena

$17.50 $8

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Elena Delle Donne and the rest of the Sky square off against WNBA rivals in early season action

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As patio umbrellas shield a row of tables from the summer sun, rows of thick, green trees—or perhaps thousands of patio umbrellas—outline the horizon, looming past the undulating fairways and greens of Coyote Run Golf Course. Here at Wiley's Grill, golfers can rest their weary legs after a hot afternoon on the links or even during the winter, warming up on cups of turkey chili and craft beer next to the indoor fireplace. While enjoying an Angus burger or plate of tangy glazed salmon, patrons can watch TVs broadcasting Chicago sports before honing their skills on the indoor golf simulator.

800 Governors Hwy
Flossmoor,
IL
US

Before opening Mid Oak Distillery, Matt Altman studied ancient Russian methods of vodka production. These studies inspired Altman to christen his vodka "CD" after "Catherine's Dynasty," translated from the original Russian Catalina Dynastii, which refers to the reign of Catherine the Great. At Mid Oak Distillery, Altman reprises the royal recipe with local ingredients: Illinois grains, Glenview bottles, and tags from Oak Forest. Distillers cork the bottles by hand, seal them with heat, and adorn their necks with tags that denote alcohol content and recent immunizations. Altman even chose to have local contractors build the tasting room. Within its recently expanded 3,000-square-foot space, Mid Oak Distillery serves up vodka drinks made from a lineup of traditional, seasonal, and flavored varieties of meticulously crafted CD Vodka.

4704 W. 147th Street
Midlothian,
Illinois
US

Open for 28 years and voted Chicagoland's Best Pizza by AM670 The Score listeners, and Best Beer Garden by the the Southland Star, the items on the Durbin’s menu vary by location, but all of its kitchens prepare hearty sandwiches, pizzas, and barbecue. Patch.com has also dished about how wood embers infuse ribs and chicken with smoky flavors as USDA Black Angus steaks are plated alongside sautéed mushrooms and homemade coleslaw. Fresh donut holes are also made in-house and stacked on ice cream sundaes topped with a single red cherry that resembles the setting sun resting on a pillow of vanilla-flavored clouds.

14753 Cicero Ave
Midlothian,
IL
US

Every Monday night, The Blarney Stone opens its doors to a very special group of people—the geeks. Their weekly hosted trivia night, lovingly called "Geeks Who Drink," allows eggheads and trivia buffs of all walks of life to come together and test their wits as they feast on Irish classics such as the shepherd’s pie and halibut and chips. Meanwhile, cozied up to the bar or tucked behind a table, those who hide their geekiness under a bushel basket can mutter the answers under their breath while nursing an expertly poured pint of Guinness or tearing into one of the pub’s many flavorful burgers. In addition to the trivia night, patrons can satisfy their need for competition with NFL broadcasts and an accompanying football breakfast, a big-screen hookup to a Nintendo Wii, and paired pool tables and dart boards.

15400 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest,
IL
US

Sisters Carey Williams and Lisa Marcotte bartended their way through college at the University of Illinois, but their love of the restaurant world didn’t go away after graduation. Carey followed up with culinary school and spent a stint as a caterer before joining Lisa to open Marcotte's Bar & Grill. Now she runs the kitchen, crafting a menu of bar food that ranges from buffalo wings and chicken-salad sandwiches to certified Black Angus burgers and thin-crust pizzas. In addition to the delicious food, the two sisters also entice guests with their family-friendly pub space’s amenities, which include free WiFi, patio seating in warmer months, and weekly events such as bingo, karaoke, and trivia night.

15501 Cicero Ave
Oak Forest,
IL
US

Under the watchful eye of a licensed professional, John Amico School of Hair Design's trained cosmetology pupils prove their hair-snipping, shaping, and taming skills with a wide variety of salon services. With the Amino Amplex treatment (a $150–$250 value depending on thickness and length), one of the school's student-stylists de-frizzes damaged hair with a formaldehyde-free formula, straightening and shining locks with an elixir concocted from amino acids and a vial of Rapunzel's tears. The father-and-son-owned cosmetology school teaches its disciples to complete the process in between three and four hours, upon which clients will sport a straighter, more relaxed style for up to three months.

50 Years Of Wonderful Education Has Graduated Som
Oak Forest,
IL
US

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