Things To Do In River Forest

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

74% Off at 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

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

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 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

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

59% Off at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

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

45% Off

Brookfield

$100 $55

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

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

50% Off Sports and Hot Dog Package at The Hub at Berens Park

Elmhurst

$27 $13.50

Hot dogs replenish guests after a game of 18-hole mini-golf and a stint hitting softballs or baseballs at speeds ranging from 40–80 mph

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

72% Off Personal Training

Countryside

$165 $46

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

Up to 75% Off Training Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

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

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

52% Off Skating at 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 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 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 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 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dancing

Villa Park

$60 $27

Learn the art of Irish dancing from instructors with experience in competitions, TV shows, and movies

50% Off 10 Class CrossFit Punch Card or 1 month unlimited

Lake Villa

$120 $60

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

45% Off

Villa Park

$135 $74

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

Up to 75% Off Private Dance Lessons

Ballroom City

$99 $25

An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

Up to 52% Off Go-Karting at K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

49% Off Golf Lesson

Addison

$75 $38

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

85% Off at Max Fitness

Hinsdale

$252.50 $39

Expert coach leads students of all fitness levels through intense group training classes

Up to 53% Off at Pilates by T

Hinsdale

$105 $49

Certified Power Pilates instructor guides clients through Reformer-based workouts that sculpt lean muscles through resistance work

67% Off Demi-Bar Pilates Pilates & Yoga Classes

Hinsdale

$179 $59

Instructors help students tone and develop their lower bodies in demi-bar Pilates classes; yoga and other fitness classes are also available

Up to 64% Off "House Party at the McCallisters: The Musical"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$167.30 $60

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New musical follows one family as they throw an outrageous party

Up to 50% Off One-Act Comedy

Mary's Attic

$24.06 $12

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Ensemble presents George Bernard Shaw's one-act comedy of adulterers discovering they've accidentally swapped spouses

47% Off Ice-Dancing Performance

McFetridge Sports Center

$47.04 $25

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World-class figure skaters—including an Olympic Bronze medalist—perform dazzling choreography during the Chicago debut of "Let's Dance"

51% Off Painting and a Play with Wine at Live Purple Art

Chicago

$45 $22

Participants supplied with all-you-can-drink wine paint canvases; actors then interpret the art and brushstrokes in a performance

Up to 51% Off Rooftop Cubs Game

Lakeview

$141.17 $79

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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

The Plagiarists – Up to 53% Off "War Song"

Berger Park Coach House

$26.87 $12.50

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A story of an African-American sergeant in the Civil War comes alive through song, poetry, and writings by W.E.B. DuBois and Lincoln

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club—Up to 65% Off Cubs Game

Wrigley Field Rooftop Club

$185.37 $69

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Watch a Cubs game from rooftop seats overlooking Wrigley Field while enjoying unlimited beer, food, and amenities such as plasma TVs

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

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

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

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

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 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

Create Your Own Kimchi Flavor with an Herbal Alchemist

Pilsen

$30 $30

Andrea Mattson treats you to several varieties of kimchi before you make your own with local ingredients

$8 Off Movie Outing

Logan Square

$19 $11

Historic theater screens current releases and classic films

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 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

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

Wrigleyville Rooftops – Up to 50% Off Tickets

Wrigleyville

$145 $75

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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

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

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

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

Up to 50% Off Kayak Tours

Riverwalk

$100 $50

Torch calories in a kayak workout, or learn about Chicago's history and architecture or haunted spots while paddling the Chicago River

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

50% Off Ghost Investigation Tour

Pilsen

$116 $58

After a crash course in ghost hunting, small supervised teams use tools of the trade to explore an Al Capone underworld operation

53% Off Tomato Fight at Soldier Field

Soldier Field South Parking Lot

$62.08 $29

Six-hour outdoor event includes music, cold beer, and free-for-all tomato fight at Soldier Field

Up to 66% Off Private Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

Marquette Park

$325 $159

Fundamentals form the centerpiece of a teaching philosophy espoused by Gil Davis, an alumni of ESPN Golf Schools

Up to 51% Off Kayak Architecture Tour

Goose Island

$65 $32

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Kayakers follow a guide down the Chicago River, passing the city's many architectural landmarks

48% Off Cake Decorating Class

Roscoe Village

$75 $39

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Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating or working with fondant; all supplies provided

74% Off Self-Defense Seminar

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

Women and children learn the necessary moves and tips in order to properly defend themselves against attack during a two-hour seminar

67% Off a Two-Hour Pontoon-Boat Rental

Goose Island

$300 $99

Luxury pontoon boats host up to 10 guests as they tour the Chicago River or enjoy sunset views of downtown Chicago

67% Off Sailing Lesson

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

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Experienced captains instill proper seamanship & teach beginners fundamental sailing skills in lessons on Lake Michigan

80% Off at Windy City Adventure Boot Camp

Lincoln Park

$300 $59

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Certified trainer and regular fitness contributor to NBC Chicago news leads women in supportive routines against backdrop of Lake Michigan

Up to 50% Off First-Class Sailing

Lakeview

$199 $99

Captains ferry groups of up to six onto Lake Michigan for relaxing excursions and stunning views; patrons can bring their own beverages

Up to 78% Off from TikiBoat Chicago

Monroe Harbor

$1,799 $399

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36-foot party barge with water slide ferries guests onto Lake Michigan and Chicago River; amenities include stereo, grill, and full bathroom

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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.

7625 Lake St
River Forest,
IL
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At over 90 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.

7513 Lake St
River Forest,
IL
US

When you see a person walk into a restaurant wearing a horned helmet and long golden braids, it might mean you switched your pills with the dog's again, or it might just be an opera singer. OperaGram.com brings joy to people's special occasions through singing telegrams performed by a talented opera singer. The performer can belt out tunes in many languages such as English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.

Founder of OperGram.com, Rose Guccione, is an award-winning professional opera singer and stage actress with a long list of accolades. She is the Grand Prize winner of the Barnett Foundation voice competition and recipient of the Gina Monastero award. Her singing telegrams have been featured on NBC5, WLS Radio, and the Chicago Tribune, and she has performed the roles of Béatrice in the opera Béatrice et Bénédict, Cinderella's Stepmother in Into the Woods, and Aida in Aida—for which she was called "the genuine article of Verdi singers" in the Chicago Tribune's Critic's Choice awards. Though she helms the tuneage behind OperaGram.com, she remains an active opera performer at Lyric Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.

242 Franklin Ave
River Forest,
IL
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7515 Madison Street
Forest Park,
IL
US

Dance Classes, Belly Dance, Hip Hop, West African, Dance Fitness ZUMBA fitness, Piloxing, private classes and parties!

7518 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US

"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee. "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere."

To make this challenging, yet hopeful, philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. This focus, shared by Body & Brain Holistic Yoga and The Life Yoga, forms the basis of the studio's classes and consultations. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cooldown exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.

7233 Madison Street
Forest Park,
IL
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