Things To Do In Oak Park

$21 for $60 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Epona Dressage

Epona Dressage

Maple Park

$60 $21

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

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two at The Yoga Centre (Up to 67% Off)

The Yoga Centre

Oak Park

$99 $35

Seasoned instructors guide yoga practitioners of all levels through poses designed to invigorate bodies and calm minds

Six Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

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

Two or Four Hawaiian-Hula Dance Lessons at Halau i Ka Pono (Up to 52% Off)

Halau i Ka Pono

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

5 or 10 Play Passes or Birthday Party for 20 with Snacks and Goody Bags at Peekaboo Playroom (Up to 51% Off)

Peekaboo Playroom

Oak Park

$50 $25

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Kids socialize as they play with toys and costumes during open play or enjoy a private party with tasty snacks, drinks, and one craft

Magnified Gift Theater and Dance Company presents "Lost In Time" at Madison Street Theater on July 25–27 (Up to 40% Off)

Magnified Gift Theater and Dance Company presents "Lost In Time"

Madison Street Theater

$25 $15

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Drama from Chicago director Rosette Jarriet depicts a woman overcoming her past and a family's struggle with death and abuse

House of Worship Tour for Two or Four from The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest (Up to 55% Off)

The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest

Fenwick High School - East Avenue Main Lobby

$30 $15

Along a self-guided tour of six houses of worship, docents talk about each space's historical and architectural significance

90-Minute Intro to Lace Plate Pottery Class for One, Two, or Four at Terra Incognito (Up to 56% Off)

Terra Incognito

Oak Park

$50 $25

Beginners make one-of-a-kind ceramic plates with a lace pattern of their choice to be fired and picked up later

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at 447 Club Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

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

10 or 20 Classes at Bikram Yoga Oak Park (Up to 61% Off)

Bikram Yoga Oak Park

Oak Park

$150 $59

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Balance and strengthen the body and mind with a series of poses and breathing exercises inside a studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit

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Playing house is more fun when you have a house of your own, like the one at Peekaboo Playroom, complete with curtains and a colorful fa?ade. The shoe-free, kid-centric facility provides a place for children to interact, play, and exercise their imaginations. Parents, too, are invited to relax and socialize, or play alongside their kids, assuming they still remember proper wood-block etiquette. Various special activities also take place, including movie screenings, themed dress-up parties, and story-time circles.

206 S Marion St
Oak Park,
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"You know, Unity Temple is my contribution to modern architecture"—bold, blunt, and revolutionary, Frank Lloyd Wright single-handedly forged the Prairie school of architecture, of which Unity Temple is perhaps the purest example. Built between 1905 and 1908, the church broke all of the traditional rules, replacing the steeple with low, flat roofs, removing the prominent entranceway to create a sense of monolithic austerity, and most daringly of all, using poured concrete as not just a structural element but an architectural one. This honest exposure of a conventionally hidden material reflected the philosophy of a man who valued genuine candor over sweetened niceties, whether in word or in stone.

More than a century since its construction, the church is in the midst of an ongoing restoration, funded by member sponsorship and daily admission fees. Although the interior still luxuriates in the wash of natural light from the stained glass ceiling, and the boxy, modern light fixtures flicker on, the exterior faces severe weathering due mainly to Wright's eternally before-his-time designs, which failed to account for the effects of water and time on concrete, and an infestation of rockbiters in the 70s.

875 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
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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

A giant tree spreads its limbs across a softly lit room as soothing forest sounds play. On a child-size stage, kids manipulate controls to flick theater lights on and off. In an art studio stocked with supplies, budding artists make creative messes. This is all taking place in Wonder Works' 6,400-square-foot space. Children aged 8 and younger explore six hands-on exhibits that help them express their creativity and develop mental and social skills. Wonder Works is able to cater to children with special needs.

The children's museum also hosts school field trips, and a variety of special activities and events including a children's music concert series, African American History Month, and the paleontology-centric Dino Works. In addition, an outdoor organic garden onsite gives kids an opportunity to marvel in the great outdoors without having to pay tolls to riddle-spouting trolls.

6445 North Ave
Oak Park,
IL
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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
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At The Yoga Centre in Oak Park, a team of passionate instructors helps students build stronger connections between their physical, mental, and emotional selves. The studio hosts more than 20 yoga classes each week, including introductory classes, Cardio Yoga classes, and meditative classes that help clear students' minds of stressful thoughts about work or apprehensions about their work's annual shouting convention. Private training sessions are also available for those who desire a one-on-one format.

301 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

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