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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: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

Saturday Mar 30th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History

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

Oak, elm, and beech once dominated the midwestern forests and our imaginations. From pre-settlement to today, discover the many ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these revered trees. We will examine where they are typically found in nature, their myriad uses over the centuries, folklore and stories, plus faunal partnerships....

Tuesday Mar 12th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)
$149

3 sessions

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May Day Flowers: History & Design

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Explore the history of May Day, flower crown demonstration and creating a fresh seasonal floral posey to take home.  Bring floral clippers, shears or kitchen scissors.

Wednesday May 1st, 1pm - 2:30pm

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 Mar 9th, 12:30pm - 2pm

American Home Garden Design: 1830-Present

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

Draw inspiration for your own garden from the history of home garden design. We'll look at how home garden design has changed since the Midwest was first settled. Learn more about design evolution, the rise of the suburban lawn movement, foundation plantings, cottage gardens, moon gardens and heirloom plants, to name a few. We'll take the best of these...

Tuesday Mar 19th, 10am - 12pm

Deluge and Drought: Rain Water Gardens

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

Rain gardens bring delight to homeowners while providing valuable water management. We will discuss a brief history of these gardens and will learn how they can solve water problems and bring unique beauty to the landscape.  Learn how and where to place a rain garden at home. Required Material: Please bring a plat of survey for your propert...

Wednesday Mar 20th, 7pm - 9pm

How to Prepare Herbarium Sheets

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

New! An herbarium is a collection of plant species preserved for scientific study. Understand general herbarium history, how herbarium sheets are used, their future importance, and different collecting approaches for a variety of plants. Collect, press, dry, and mount specimens during class.  Flower presses will be provided. A map will be...

Saturday May 11th, 11am - 2pm

  (2 sessions)
$131.25

2 sessions

Bonsai Basics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, 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 2nd, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Clear Heart: Personal Energy Clearing

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

You may understand that everyone is a radiant Being of light, that you have bright an inner spirit that can shine and lighten the hearts of everyone you encounter. But in fact, most people walk around looking like they are immersed in a thick cloud of energy that blocks radiance from shining through.  This cloud is made up of two kinds of energy:...

Saturday May 4th, 9am - 4:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$250

2 sessions

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Intro to Cupping

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

Cupping therapy has been a popular form of medicine for centuries, especially in the Eastern regions of the world. Cupping creates a vacuum to draw out impurities and stagnation and mobilizes the blood and other body fluids to help repair tissues. This action helps alleviate chronic conditions and restore healthy function. Traditional cupping methods...

Saturday Jun 1st, 9am - 4:30pm

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Graphic Novel Retrospective (Ages 15+)

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

You know the movies, you collect the toys, the wear the clothes but how well do you truly know your comic book history? Beyond the pop culture appeal, the deeper historical roots and traditions of the comic book industry reflected the times in which they were conceived. From the wartime heroes of the 1940s, the golden age ideals of the 1960, the boom...

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$75

4 sessions

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

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$119

3 sessions

Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism in Italy and Beyond The symposium, designed for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public, will introduce participants to: the extraordinary array of relevant research materials in the collection of the Newberry the crucial...

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Free

2 sessions

Thrive

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

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what is really going on in our world by following the money upstream and uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness, and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented...

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$5

The Politics of Conversion

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course The Politics of Conversion: An Early Modern Studies Conference This is the third meeting under the general rubric of Politics of Conversion, sponsored by Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies, a multi-year SSHRC-funded project. The first, smaller, meeting was held at the University...

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Free

3 sessions

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