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A Revolution in Color

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

 In this bold new history, Kamensky recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley. Award-winning Harvard historian Jane Kamensky masterfully untangles the web of principles and interests that shaped the age of America’s revolution.  Copley’s prodigious talent earned him...

Free

Saturday Jun 3rd, 10am

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Saints & Sinners Walking Tour

at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum - Near North Side
40 E Erie St, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Saints & Sinners Walking Tour: Chicago’s Legacy of Vice and Virtue.  Explore the struggle between Virtue and Vice with this unique historical summer walking tour. Visit the famous historic churches of the Cathedral district and enjoy libations at iconic River North establishments. Your ticket includes two drinks and gratuity.  Please...

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Wing Foundation Lecture Series on History of the Book

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

Wing Foundation Lecture Series on the History of the Book The year 2017 marks the centenary of the death of John M. Wing, the remarkable and eccentric collector whose bequest founded the Newberry’s John M. Wing Collection on the History of Printing. Over the last one hundred years the collection’s curators have amassed an extraordinary group...

Free

Thursday Oct 12th, 6pm

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: As You Like It

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

This is a one time FREE course. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts …” A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, directed by J. R. Sullivan, of the Pearl Theatre Company in New...

Free

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am

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South Side Food Tour

at Chef Driven Food Tours - Streeterville
455 N Park Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

The South Side’s rich history includes barons of industry, Blues and Jazz immortals, the President, Mayors, Politicians, literary giants, and entrepreneurs, not to mention some of America’s best food. Today, revitalization and a long overdue renewed interest have energized these great neighborhoods. Get more - enjoy as much food and drink as...

Monday May 29th, 2pm

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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 4th, 1pm

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Chicago’s “Greatest Hits” Culinary Adventure

at Chef Driven Food Tours - Streeterville
455 N Park Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

With nearly 7,000 restaurants in the city of Chicago it’s hard to say who is the best. We want you to choose, but where to start? Taste, value, hospitality, history and recognition are Chef Driven Food Tours main criterion. Join us on the “Chicago’s Greatest Hits Culinary Adventure.” This is a 3 hour driving tour which includes all food and...

Monday May 29th, 2pm

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Secret Chicago Tavern Tour

at Chef Driven Food Tours - Streeterville
455 N Park Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Get "off the beaten flask" and into the real Chicago neighborhoods and belly up to the bar. The best way to see the real Chicago through the lens of native Chicago mixologists, chefs and booze connoisseurs. The perfect distillation of history, culture, identity, and booze. Enjoy the historic north side neighborhood of Lincoln Square where old world...

Thursday Jun 1st, 7pm

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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...

Sunday Jun 4th, 12pm

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Exploring the Art of Ikebana

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

Join us and learn the general history and meaning of ikebana. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School, students will practice a basic upright arrangement and see variations on this style, such as reversed upright, slanting style, and use of a nageire container. You will leave with an introductory knowledge of the meaning of ikebana and...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 1pm

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Activating Medical Intuition with The Kortum Technique

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

Embark on a profound journey into the unseen world of health and human body consciousness. Join medical intuitive Kortum, for the transformation of your sensory perception. The Kortum Technique is a term adopted by the medical research team that witnessed Kortum’s diagnostic evaluations in a clinical environment with 93% accuracy. By simply looking...

$275

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 7th, 9am

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Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman

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

This is a one time FREE course. Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman, How the French Saved America Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats,...

Free

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6pm

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Indigeneity, Gender and Sexualities

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

Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexualities: A Scholarly Symposium This program highlights indigenous concepts of identity and sexuality that surpass standard contemporary gender binaries. American Indian and other indigenous communities have historically celebrated multiple gender identifications, including two-spirit peoples, as well as the unique roles...

Free
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Member Tour: Plants & History

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Go on a guided tour of our indoor greenhouses and learn about the history, architecture connections and plants that make Garfield Park Conservatory an historic gem on the West Side.

Free
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Violence and Indigenous Communities

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

Recognizing the reality of war and massacre, this scholarly symposium takes new approaches to examining violence in past and present-day Native communities by engaging the intersections of a broad array of themes, including: historical memory destruction of homelands and environments appropriation of arts and cultural heritage gendered assault...

Free

2 sessions

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