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The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: 1. We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented 2. We fill you in...

Saturday May 26th, 2:30pm

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Vision for Greater Baghdad

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

This class will look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s unrealized design for Baghdad, which consisted of a detailed vision for a civic opera building, shops, a museum, a university, and even a monument to the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (r. 786-809). In contrast to other western architects who had been called upon to design buildings in the city, Wright...

$147

3 sessions

Saturday Jun 2nd, 10am

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Who We Are: Exploring Identity, Culture & History

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park
331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

This fun and interactive evening is designed for teenagers and will utilize activities, games, short readings, and media to explore who we are as  Fil/Fil-Am people. This is an opportunity for youth to build community, connect with their roots, and positively affirm their identities and culture. Dinner and dessert provided. All who are interested...

Friday Aug 10th, 7pm

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park
5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirements. The Introduction to Bees and Beekeepingvclass is for any individual interested in learning beekeeping. 

Saturday Jun 9th, 8am

Brewery Tour

at Argus Brewery - Pullman
11314 S Front Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628

Our 90-minute tours are available on most Saturdays at 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:30 PM. Learn about the history of the brewery and its famous neighborhood while enjoying samples of the latest Argus brews in your commemorative pint glass. Availability is limited, and tours fill up quickly. We do not accept walk-ins.  Please be sure to select the...

Saturday Jun 2nd, 12:30pm

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Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

at Discovery Center

See Chicago from a whole new perspective... by kayak! Enjoy this architecture and history tour. You start with an introduction to paddle strokes, group dynamics and river safety. Then, experience the city from water level in this guided tour on the river. Paddle through our great urban “canyon” between the skyscrapers. Learn the story of how the...

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Adult)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour is about 2-3 hours. All tours return...

Sunday May 27th, 10am

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Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Child / Senior)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time.  All tours return to start location....

Sunday May 27th, 10am

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Bonsai Basics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe
1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Category: Horticulture Learn the horticulture of bonsai and the art and philosophy behind it. Discover what bonsai is and the history, fundamental aesthetic elements, and basic styles of this art. Class will also touch on tools, wiring, soils, fertilizers, and year-round care. A walk to view part of the Garden‘s Bonsai Collection is included.

Sunday Jun 3rd, 1pm

Mysterious World of the Honeybee

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park
1280 Old Skokie Rd, Illinois City, Illinois 60035

You likely know the sweet taste of honey and are acutely aware of the importance honeybees in the world for pollination. What you may not know is how absolutely fascinating the history, life, and inner workings of a hive colony are.  Experience hive products, and become familiar with beekeeping equipment and details of how honey is produced hive-to-table....

Monday Jun 4th, 7pm

Bike and Brewery Tour

at Bike and Roll Chicago - The Loop
239 E. Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Discover Chicago’s brewery history and sample some of the ethnic foods that help to define Chicago as a foodie destination.  Ride along the lakefront bike path and see historic neighborhoods including the Prairie Mansion District, Chinatown and Pilsen while hearing about the history of the city and brewing in Chicago. Taste foods from popular...

Wednesday Jun 6th, 11:30am

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The Chocolate Tour of Chicago

at Best Tours - Near North Side
400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Come join your expert tour guide for a delightful stroll through some of the Chicago's most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers along the Magnificent Mile on the Chocolate Tour of Chicago! The chocolate industry is a steadily growing, $50 billion-a-year worldwide business!  Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented...

Friendly Neighborhoods Bike Tour (Adult)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Get out of the tourist district and get the insider's scoop on what Chicago is really about! Explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and local businesses of the luxurious Gold Coast, stately Old Town, and trendy Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Top sights include Lincoln Park, amazing architecture, the original Playboy Mansion, Oz Park, and historic Wrigley...

Sunday May 27th, 1pm

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Friendly Neighborhoods Bike Tour (Child / Senior)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville
700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Get out of the tourist district and get the insider's scoop on what Chicago is really about! Explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and local businesses of the luxurious Gold Coast, stately Old Town, and trendy Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Top sights include Lincoln Park, amazing architecture, the original Playboy Mansion, Oz Park, and historic Wrigley...

Sunday May 27th, 1pm

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Experiments in Writing

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop
112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Especially useful for overcoming writer’s block, this course explores the surprising potential of a playful union between fixed rules and imaginative writing. This workshop invites participants into the strange and meticulous world of constraint-based writing.  We take as our entry point a group of French writers and mathematicians called the...

$292.50

5 sessions

Thursday May 31st, 6pm

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