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    North Indian Cooking

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    Indian cuisine is a takeout staple. How often do you settle for the Tikka Masala and some flatbread? Experience what it's like to cook in North India, and learn the basics of Indian spices. Carefully balanced and adapted to today's kitchen, these meals are simple, balanced, and flavorful. Roll your own rotis (flatbread), make your own daal (spiced lentils), spice your own masala chai, and fry your own samosas (flaky potato pastry). These are authentic Indian flavors that can be harbored instantly in any kitchen. It's about time you spiced up dinner.
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    North Indian Cooking

    6730 S Euclid Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basics behind Indian spices
    • Create meals that are simple, balanced, and flavorful
    • Make nine dishes, including flatbread, spiced lentils, masala chai, and even samosas!
    • No experience necessary
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    Quick Indian Meals

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    Often, there isn't time to make a full meal after an exhausting day. Who has time to sculpt something from scratch? During this Indian cooking class, build upon your foundation of spices and techniques. You'll learn healthy, quick, and wholesome recipes for everyday living, creating dishes like aloo puri (whole wheat bread with tandoori potatoes), pav bhaji (spiced mixed vegetables on open bun), and raita (spiced yogurt). Uncover the secrets of Indian quick eats and stop resorting to those frozen dinners.
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    Quick Indian Meals

    6730 S Euclid Ave, Chicago

    • Build upon your repertoire of spices and culinary techniques
    • Learn healthy, quick Indian recipes for everyday living
    • Cook up dishes such as aloo puri, pav bhaji, and raita
    • No experience necessary
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    South Indian Cooking

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    Flavor bursts with each bite. It's tangy from the tamarind and hot from the chiles. South Indian cuisine may leave your eyes teary, but will leave your taste buds wanting another mouthful. Embark on a journey to the rich cuisine of South India. Learn to make coconut chutney (coriander and coconut relish) and dosa (flaky crepes) and warm the spirit with rasam soup (fiery tomato lentil with ginger). Experience authentic Indian flavors from your own kitchen instead of your usual takeout place. Afterwards, you will be able to sit down and enjoy the delicious meal you just prepared.
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    South Indian Cooking

    6730 S Euclid Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a flavorful journey, through cooking, to South India
    • Create nine South Indian dishes, including coconut chutney, dosa, and rasam soup
    • Explore authentic Indian flavors and make balanced, flavorful dishes
    • No experience necessary
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    11 positive reviews
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    Fireworks Paddle! / Navy Pier Fireworks Chicago Kayak Tour

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    Ready yourself for some explosive fun! This kayaking tour sets off about two miles away from Chicago's Navy Pier, and features a relaxed nighttime paddle that will leave you dazzled ... Particularly when you reach your destination just in time to take in a thunderous fireworks display! You'll be in prime position to take in the show as it lights up the water around you. Afterwards, you'll paddle back along the Chicago River to your starting destination, enjoying the nighttime luminescence of the Chicago's towering architecture on either side. Whether you're a novice who's never set foot in a kayak or an experienced river romper, you'll be touched by the poetic beauty of this introspective journey. Just remember to stow your paddle safely if you're going to clap for the fireworks - it's a long trip back if you have to swim!
    Fireworks Paddle! / Navy Pier Fireworks Chicago Kayak Tour

    500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago

    • Embark on an evening kayaking adventure through the heart of Downtown Chicago
    • Arrive at Navy Pier just in time to be in prime position to catch a dazzling fireworks show
    • Get some light physical exercise while feeding your need for adventure
    • Indulge your sense of adventure without having to leave Chicago
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    Intro to Racing

    Want to go fast? Hold onto your horsepower, Ricky Bobby. You've got to master the nuts and bolts first! Get your career in gear with an Intro to Racing seminar! This three-hour crash course is the perfect way for a would-be racer to develop a foundation to pursue further study, or for the eager fan to tune their racing acumen. Start with a classroom session where you'll learn the essentials of vehicle dynamics and racing theory. Then, with your mind primed, ready to put the pedal to the metal, hit the track and take the wheel of a Formula Skip Barber 200 car! Partake in a thrilling lead-and-follow session, and see if you have what it takes to snare the checkered flag!
    Intro to Racing

    700 Raceway Blvd, Madison

    • Expand your Formula Racing knowledge with an introductory course
    • Learn about theory and car dynamics from an experienced professional
    • Take the wheel during a dramatic lead-and-follow session
    • Feel the thrill of driving a formula race car and earn some bragging rights
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    Composition in the Field (Millennium Park)

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    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Millennium Park)

    Cloud Gate, Chicago

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Millennium Park
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    Chicago Skyline Cruise

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    Sailboat, water, skyline: that sounds like a recipe for the perfect day of relaxation. See Chicago's skyline the way it was meant to be seen from the water. On this beautiful tour of Chicago, hop on a sailboat to kick back and forget about all worries. You'll tour Lake Michigan as you enjoy the gorgeous skyline in front of you. This optimal vantage point is truly one of the most unique and best ways to see the city. So, whether you're a tourist or a local, sit back, relax, and experience Chicago in a new light.
    Chicago Skyline Cruise

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy Chicago's beautiful skyline from a unique vantage point
    • Take a leisurely trip around Lake Michigan on a sailboat
    • Relax with the wind at your back and gentle waves rocking you back and forth
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    18 positive reviews
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    Virtual Jazz Experience

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    Would you ever guess that the foundations of hip hop reside in the syncopated, improvised movements of jazz dance? It's true. From Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson, jazz dance has impacted contemporary dance culture since its inception. Modern jazz dance emerged with roots in Caribbean dance and African American vernacular dance. During this online class, learn the fundamentals of jazz dance, including isolations, improvisation, keeping a low center of gravity, and jazz hands. Come explore this dance steepled in American tradition.
    Virtual Jazz Experience

    5965 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Experience an online jazz session, learning the techniques associated with jazz
    • Learn the fundamentals of jazz dance including isolations, improvisation, and keeping a low center of gravity
    • Receive an introduction to jazz's syncopated rhythms and musicality
    • Enjoy expressing yourself in a comfortable and fun online environment
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    21 positive reviews
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    Virtual Modern Dance (Graham-based)

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    Do you want to dance like Michael Jackson? If you answered, "yes," then there's an online class to help you: Modern Dance (Graham-based). All online classes begin with floor work to help you understand and discover body center and appendages control in order to utilize the body as a unit of movement. From there, you'll build a jazz dance foundation through standing center work and progressions across the floor. For Graham techniques, the contraction and release principles are used throughout the entire class. Master the techniques, principles, and vocabulary of jazz dance. Put on your white gloves and let's see those jazz hands.
    Virtual Modern Dance (Graham-based)

    5965 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Experience an online modern dance session, learning new techniques and free-flowing movements
    • Build a jazz dance foundation through standing center work and floor progressions
    • Become familiar with the Graham-based technique and vocabulary
    • Enjoy learning body center and appendages control, while mastering contraction and release principles
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    21 positive reviews
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