Activities in River Grove

Flight Simulator Dogfighting Lesson for Two, Four, or Eight at Squadron Ops Sim Center (50% Off)

Squadron Ops Sim Center

Sugar Grove

360-degree flight simulator lets up to eight people face off in virtual aerial combat in modern jets or WWII fighters

$150 $75

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Tactical Laser Tag for 2, 4, 10, or 6 at Red Star Combat (Up to 63% Off). Eight Options Available.

Red Star Combat

Melrose Park

Wield battle rifles with eight different weapon settings to blast your way through a 30,000-sq.-ft. arena on missions open to ages 10+

$32 $16

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Two Dance Classes from Greg Rykowski Dance Studio (70% Off)

Greg Rykowski Dance Studio

Schiller Park

From the merchant: Two group class sessions at Greg Rykowski Dance Studio.

$30 $9

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Michelle Pazin Personal Training (55% Off)

Michelle Pazin Personal Training

Northfield

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

$600 $270

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Five Fitness Classes at MYBODYComplex (65% Off)

Mybody Complex

Northfield

The NSA class is a cardio-based class that includes 20 minutes of boxing, 20 minutes of spin, and 20 minutes of TRX

$125 $44

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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$29 for a Four-Week Beginner Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga ($70 Value)

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

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

$70 $29

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

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

$70 $29

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One Round of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two or Four at Putting Edge (Up to 52% Off)

Putting Edge

Putting Edge Norridge

Golf balls tumble down turf in 18-hole indoor glow-in-the-dark course themed around various settings such as medieval times and rain forest

$21 $10

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at The Peaceful Place (Up to 60% Off)

The Peaceful Place

Forest Park

Instructors guide students through hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga poses that help bolster respiratory and circulatory systems

$50 $20

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One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Simply Fit (67% Off)

Simply Fit

Bellwood

Former professional dancer helps build stronger, more flexible bodies through personal-training sessions in the home or in the gym

$75 $25

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

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

$25 $10

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$22 for Haunted Tour from A Taste of Hyde Park Walking Tours ($44 Value)

A Taste of Hyde Park

Haunted Hyde Park

Get spooked on a haunted tour and learn all about this historic neighborhood’s paranormal legends

$44 $22

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

Epona Dressage

Maple Park

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

$60 $21

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

The Yoga Centre

Oak Park

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

$99 $35

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10 or 20 Zumba Classes at BFit-Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

BFit-Fitness

Oak Park

Zumba dance-fitness classes combine energetic steps with an uptempo Latin beat for a fun full-body workout

$100 $29

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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

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

$208 $69

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

Halau i Ka Pono

Oak Park

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

$30 $15

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Ahimsa Yoga Studio (Up to 87% Off)

Ahimsa Yoga Studio

Oak Park

Experienced yogis helm a number of classes that serve practiced enthusiasts and newcomers alike

$130 $20

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

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

$129.95 $49

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$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Yoga By Degrees ($95 Value)

Yoga by Degrees

Multiple Locations

Beginner through Vinyasa-style yoga classes conducted in temperatures ranging from 80 degrees to 105 degrees

$95 $35

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One or Three Private Baseball Lessons and Two Weeks of Training at Bounce Sports (Up to 65% Off)

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

$299 $109

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$29 for a Party or Individual Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago ($75 Value)

Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

Exploratory dives for beginners led by dive expert Captain Bob

$75 $29

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1 Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for one or two at CrossFit 1013 (76% Off)

CrossFit 1013

Bensenville

Dynamic strength and conditioning routines employ rowers, rings, dumbbells, and other old-school tools to tone bodies of all skill levels

$135 $35

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$19 for One Private and One Group Dance Lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studios ($135 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$135 $19

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Fundamentals Classes for One or Two at CrossFit 88 (Up to 78% Off)

CrossFit 88

Park Ridge

Newcomers to CrossFit learn the ropes in classes designed to burn calories with intense, varied exercises

$200 $49

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Sun and Moon Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

Sun and Moon Yoga

Park Ridge

Hot, warm, or regular classes for all ability levels, scheduled seven days a week in a studio lit by skylights or, in the evening, candles

$70 $35

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10 Boot-Camp or Zumba Classes or a Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp or Zumba Classes at Tone Up Club (67% Off)

Tone Up Club

Park Ridge

Boot-camp classes provide a body-toning workout for those of all fitness levels; Zumba combines dance and aerobic moves for a fun workout

$150 $49

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Two Hours of Jump Time or Jump Party for Up to 30 at Sky High Sports (Up to 45% Off). Two Locations Available.

Sky High Sports

Multiple Locations

360 degrees of trampolines with trampoline dodgeball and special kids-only zone for younger jumpers

$20 $11

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12 or 24 Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 70% Off)

Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

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

$130 $49

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Arcade Outing with 100 Tokens and a 14-Inch Single-Topping Pizza at Kiddie Kingdom (Up to 55% Off)

Kiddie Kingdom

Niles

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

$33.70 $15

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$20 for an Exclusive VIP Racing Package at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday, November 29, at 1:45 p.m. ($60.50 Value)

Hawthorne Race Course

Hawthorne Race Course

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Live competition at historic course with a slate of races; meet-and-greet with the track’s announcer & photo ops with star jockeys included

$60.50 $20

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Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

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Gym Membership at Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club (Up to 89% Off). Two Options Available.

Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club

Itasca

Instructors can motivate groups through swift, plyometrics-based Cross-Train, Pilates-yoga fusion, cycling, and other exercise classes

$150 $28

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One or Three Months of Beginners' Irish-Dance Classes at Mayer School of Irish Dancing (Up to 56% Off)

Mayer School of Irish Dance

Villa Park

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

$60 $27

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One Private Dance Lesson or One-Month Dance Pass Membership at Chicago Dance Factory (Up to 70% Off)

Chicago Dance Factory

Villa Park

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

$50 $15

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$74 for $135 Groupon — Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

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

$135 $74

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Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off)

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

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

$72 $35

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$9.99 for One-Day Admission for Two to the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show on January 17 or 18 ($22 Value)

Travel & Adventure Show

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

Travel gurus and a who’s who of television personalities gather with exhibitors to help attendees travel around the world on a budget

$22 $9.99

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$29 for $115 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Des Plaines Martial Arts

Des Plaines Martial Arts

Des Plaines

From the merchant: Get fit and learn self-defense with our Taekwondo curriculum!

$115 $29

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Roller Skating for Two, Four, or Six at Lynwood Roller Rink (Up to52% Off). Six Options Available.

Lynwood Roller Rink

Lynwood

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

$19 $9.50

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at LivingFit Chicago (Up to 79% Off)

LivingFit Chicago

Multiple Locations

Participants get fit in challenging, yet fun hour-long boot camp classes that often incorporate props like battle ropes and resistance bands

$189 $48

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One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Enhance Fitness Studio (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Enhance Fitness Studio

Countryside

Varied high-intensity workouts help firm abs and burn fat; learn how to kickbox with personal lessons

$200 $39

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Fitness Arrival (72% Off)

Fitness Arrival

Countryside

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

$165 $46

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Four-Week Training Boot Camp for One, Two, or Four from Backyard Beefcake Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Backyard Beefcake Fitness

Multiple Locations

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

$299 $99

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Classes for Adults or Children at Team United Martial Arts Academy (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available

Team United Martial Arts Academy

Willow Springs

Taekwondo and fitness training build discipline as well as strength and flexibility

$90 $45

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$249 for Scuba Certification Course with Equipment Rental, Materials, and Gear Credit ($500 Value)

Got Air Scuba

Elk Grove Village

PADI instructors let students try out equipment or lead classroom, pool, and open-water instruction for open-water certification

$500 $249

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alpha Dog (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Alpha Dog

Lombard

Instructors motivate students through a rotating lineup of organic movements, plyometric, and sprinting exercises

$150 $55

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Simulation Session for Two or Four at Golfer's Edge (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Golfer's Edge

Lombard

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

$40 $19

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Shooting-Range Package for Two with an Intro Lesson, Targets, and Firearms at Article 2 Gun Range ($106 Value)

Article 2 Gun Range

Lombard

Armed with rental firearms ranging from rifles to revolvers and instruction from experts, two shooters take aim at automatic targets

$106 $60

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

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Roller-Skating for Two, Four, or Six with Skate Rentals at Fleetwood Roller Rink (48% Off)

Fleetwood Roller Rink

Summit

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

$22 $12

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Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

$75 $24

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Salt Creek Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 38% Off)

Salt Creek Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"

Hinsdale Central Auditorium

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$32 $20

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Hinsdale Health and Wellness at Active Rx (Up to 81% Off)

Hinsdale Health and Wellness at Active Rx

Hinsdale

Personal trainer helps clients build strength, stamina, and muscle tone as they work toward their fitness goals

$180 $55

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Three or Five Personal-Training Sessions for Individual or Couple at ActiveRx Active Aging Center (Up to 80% Off)

ActiveRx Active Aging Center

Hinsdale

In sessions geared towards aging adults, personal trainers help individuals or couples to build strength, stamina, and better health

$297 $65

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$59 for 1 Month of Unlimited Demi-Bar Pilates Pilates & Yoga Classes ($179 Value)

Demi-Bar Pilates

Hinsdale

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

$179 $59

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Ice-Skating Admission for Two or Four Plus Skate Rental at Watts Ice Center (Up to 50% Off)

Watts Ice Center

Watts Ice Center

Two lighted outdoor ice rinks nestled among three acres of public park and trees along the North Shore

$22 $12

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Five or Ten Personal-Training Sessions at MVP Fitness Training (Up to 90% Off)

MVP Fitness Training

Glencoe

Improve your fitness with personalized workouts in a facility with free weights and machines

$400 $45

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Five Kids’ Bounce-House Visits or a Classic Party for Up to 25 at Pump It Up Glenview (Up to 53% Off)

Pump It Up Glenview

Glenview

Kids jump, play, and socialize aboard colorful inflatable slides and bounce houses during open-play times or birthday party

$45 $21

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$29 for Two 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Terra Sounds ($80 Value)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

Students can practice instruments including guitar, piano, drums, violin, or voice or study techniques such as songwriting or improvisation

$80 $29

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Intro to Yoga Workshop or a Four-Class Beginner Yoga Series at Reach Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Reach Yoga

Glencoe

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

$20 $7

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Two, Four or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Falcon Boxing Gym (Up to 83% Off)

Falcon Boxing Gym

Glenview

Trainers work one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals, whether its building muscle or increasing stamina

$170 $35

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One or Three Two-Hour Adult Art Classes at Terra Sounds (Up to 48% Off)

Terra Sounds

Glenview

Adult artists of all experience levels pick a media of their choice, such as watercolor, acrylic, or oil paint, while working on a sketch

$27 $15

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$39 for a One-Month New Beginners Class at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance ($85 Value)

Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

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

$85 $39

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Kat Dahlia at The Portage Theater on Wednesday, November 26 (Up to 36% Off)

Kat Dahlia

The Portage Theater

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Rising hip-hop star blends sharp lyrics with hypnotic beats in tracks from her forthcoming debut album, “My Garden”

$45 $29

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Activity Ticket for One to the 14th Annual PNC Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier (Up to 42% Off)

14th Annual PNC Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier

Near North Side

Chicago’s indoor winter playground with ice-skating rink, ferris wheel, hang glider, spinning cocoa cups, carousel, and playland for kids

$19 $11

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership at the Adler Planetarium (Up to 39% Off)

The Adler Planetarium

Central Chicago

See the Chicago night sky as it looked in 1913, view a Mars rover replica, and explore the makeup of the Universe—from galaxies to atoms

$89 $59

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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" at Oriental Theatre Chicago on Friday, November 28

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Oriental Theatre Chicago

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Supernatural gothic musical from Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett stirs audiences with a haunting story and rootsy score

$49.16 $31.60

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Take in Chicago's Best Holiday Lights on a BYOB Trolley

BYOB Holiday Trolley Tour

Matilda's

Climb aboard a vintage trolley and marvel at some of the Windy City’s cheeriest holiday sights while sipping on BYO beverages

$65 $45

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Kids Soccer Training with Current MLS Professionals Program at Kick It Right (60% Off). Two Options Available.

Kick It Right

Rauner YMCA

Children 7–12 learn sportsmanship, ball control, footwork, and offensive and defensive skills during practices and scrimmages

$150 $60

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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

International Museum of Surgical Science

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

$50

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Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Chicago Crime Tours

Chicago

Learn about more than 100 years of Chicago’s crime history in a 90-minute tour of famous crime scenes and landmarks

$79.90 $38

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Cubs Game Rooftop Seating at Wrigley Rooftop with All-Inclusive Food & Drink (Up to 53% Off). 11 Games Available.

Wrigley Rooftop

Sky Lounge Wrigley Rooftop

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Clubhouse staff serve eats and dispense beverages to fans watching the Cubs play from indoor seats and outdoor rooftop executive seats

$144 $69

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"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, November 21–February 27 (Up to 40% Off)

"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre

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Skilled improvisors and live jazz pianist create a feature-length thriller in the style of Hichcock using suggestions from the audience

$20 $12

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Kayak Tour for Two or Four or $50 for $100 Worth of Tours, KayOuts, or Rentals at Wateriders

Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals

Riverwalk

Learn about Chicago’s history, architecture, and haunted spots in a guided paddle; or rent a kayak or join a KayOut for a leisurely paddle

$130 $65

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Beviamo (Up to 64% Off)

Beviamo

Little Italy

Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary snacks

$50 $19

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$35 for a Ticket to The Dinner Party with Celebs and host Elysabeth Alfano on Monday, Dec. 1 ($49 Value)

The Dinner Party

West Loop

Join host Elysabeth Alfano for dinner and conversation with a best-selling author, a theater critic, an actor, and a famous chef

$49 $35

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Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

3111 River Rd
River Grove,
IL
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The gym owners at Snap Fitness understand that the motivation to train might strike at any time: early morning, late at night, or immediately after having just barely escaped a bear. That’s why they keep their gyms open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for a convenient and affordable experience close to home. These four Facilities outside of Chicago feature woodway treadmills, strength training equipment, ellipticals, stairmasters, free weights, and power racks. Certain gyms have individual showering rooms and rowing machines. No matter which gym clients choose, certified personal trainers will conduct a one-on-one fitness consultation to get clients familiar with the equipment and started on a workout plan.

944 Il Route 22
Fox River Grove,
IL
US

Encompassing an 85’x200’ main rink as well as a smaller 80’x60’ surface, Franklin Park Ice Arena hosts wintry productions ranging from hockey and figure skating to broomball and birthday parties. When not configured for youth or adult hockey leagues, speed-skating time trials, or test drives of icebreaking jet skis, the rink hosts public skating sessions offered up to six times per week. Meanwhile, Orch’s Pro Shop stands at the ready for skaters with equipment by such major brands as Bauer, CCM, and Easton, as well as repairs and skate sharpening.

9711 Waveland Ave
Franklin Park,
IL
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It can be difficult to attend a seminar with a baby. But Baby Expo Chicago was designed for those with youngsters in tow—between baby-related workshops and presentations, parents can take kids to get their faces painted or play a variety of games. Adults and children can also interact with kid-friendly characters, peruse baby books and toys, and enter grand-prize competitions including the Beautiful Baby Contest, Daddy's Pack 'n Play Race, and Diaper Dash, which is much more exciting than watching professional Diaper Dash athletes on TV.

7912 W. North Ave, #607
Elmwood Park,
IL
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It’s commonly accepted that it’s not a good idea to build castles in the air, so the team at Monkey Zone built castles with air inside them instead. At their 40,000-square-foot indoor playground, they supervise tots expending energy as they ricochet off the walls of the Dora the Explorer inflatable and other air-filled fun houses. Good for kids aged 1–10, the Toddler Town bouncy house lets little ones roll about as bigger kids race invisible tractors at the barnyard blow-up. In the game room, kids delve further into their imaginations while playing arcade and crane games and sip soft drinks from the snack bar. Monkey Zone also hosts birthday parties with pizza, pop, and play for up to 50 guests in their fanciful space featuring jungle, circus, and aquatic murals.

110 N 25th Ave
Melrose Park,
IL
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Choose from the following locations: Addison, Chicago, Evergreen Park, Melrose Park, and Naperville.

1961 N Mannheim Rd
Melrose Park,
IL
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