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    Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class

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    Fancy unique blends of cocktails made from the most exquisite alcohol in the city? What did you say? Been there done that? Well, sure you have when it comes to whiskey, gin and vodka. But Chicago's newest micro-distillery, Rhine Hall, has something special in store with their Grappa and brandy cocktail class. Tour the distillery to experience the creation of Brandy and Grappa made from delicious local apples. Using the finest handmade mixers and bitters from local produce and homemade syrups, this is as real as it gets! Sip delightful new flavors straight up, or dive into the intricate world of cocktail creation by getting a lowdown on dilution and temperature, flavor pairing, mixing, stirring and shaking. Saving the best for the last, end the class by tasting your signature cocktail! Scoot over old cocktails. It's time for some new cocktail magic!
    Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class

    2010 W Fulton St, Chicago

    • Take a tour of Chicago's newest micro-distillery, Rhine Hall and see how they create cocktails
    • Create unique blends of cocktails by mastering the intricate cocktail-making science
    • Drink and discover new alcohols like Grappa and brandy
    • Enjoy the taste of your very own signature drink
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    10 positive reviews
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    Distillery Tour

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    Want to tour a distillery? How about one in the heart of Chicago's Industrial district? Come along for an inside look at the processes necessary to make some of your favorite and most delicious local spirits. You will learn all about the distillation techniques and the special recipes that make distilleries unique. Get to try some of your favorites straight from the source and sample drinks whether they're your go-to favorites or something new. Experience the fun of seeing what goes into making carefully crafted and perfected spirits!
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    Distillery Tour

    2010 W Fulton St, Chicago

    • Get an insider's look inside the distillation process with a tour of a local distillery
    • See how some of your favorite drinks are crafted and perfected
    • Sample a variety of spirits and figure out which one is your favorite
    • Have a great time learning all about intricate distilling processes
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    10 positive reviews
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    Expert Capoeira - TEST

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    What do you get when you cross dance, fighting, and stunning acrobatics? Sounds oddly like West Side Story. Not exactly. Originating as a means to disguise martial arts training in a fight for freedom, Capoeira is Brazil's fast and graceful Afro-Brazilian martial arts form. In this class, you'll increase agility, balance, coordination, flexibility, muscle strength, posture, and overall cardiovascular health, as you practice the fundamental movements of Capoeira, including how to dodge and attack. This energetic and culturally-rich workout is energized by lively music so that you will hardly even notice just how intensively you are exercising. Can you ask for anything more from a workout?
    Expert Capoeira - TEST

    520 Madison Ave, Chicago

    • Incorporate music, self-defense, and dance into your workout regimen
    • Engage the mind and body in this active form of art
    • Increase your balance, body awareness, and strength through learning the basic moves of Capoeira, such as ginga, esquiva
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    "Bone" Appetit

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    Woodland critters and wild times await during "Bone" Appetit! During this event, you'll watch as the Trailside staff feeds their outdoor animals This is a great chance to see some of Illinois's native wildlife up close and learn about their eating habits. Stop by and find yourself immersed in a tranquil nature preserve built around a Victorian mansion at Trailside. This special learning environment offers exhibits both indoor and out, with a number of hiking trails, wildflower gardens, and oak woodland to set the scene. See you on the wild side!
    "Bone" Appetit

    738 Thatcher Ave, NorthbrookRiver Forest

    • Immerse yourself in a stunning nature preserve featuring self-guided trails, wildflower gardens, and a Victorian mansion
    • Watch center staff feed the display animals
    • Learn about the living habits of native Illinois wildlife
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    3 positive reviews
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    What's on The Menu?

    An animal's got to eat. And this is your chance to watch them do it. River Trail Nature Center offers visitors a beautiful natural environment full of sugar maple woods and tranquil, self-guided trails. During What's on the Menu, you'll get to watch as center staff feed the display animals, offering you the unique opportunity to learn about their specific eating habits. Before you leave, check out the exhibit building designed to educate visitors about native plants and animals found in Illinois. Consider it food for thought!
    What's on The Menu?

    3120 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook

    • Visit the River Trail Nature Center during feeding time
    • Watch center staff feed the display animals
    • Learn about the living habits of native Illinois wildlife
    • Immerse yourself in a stunning nature preserve featuring self-guided trail
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    Craft Distillery Tour

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    Chicago Distilling Company was founded in 2010 when the DiPrizio family turned a family pastime of making moonshine and wine in the Northwoods of Wisconsin into what promises to be a multi-generational business. Production of their first batch of spirits began in the Fall of 2013 in the Logan Square Neighborhood of Chicago. Explore the grounds and learn about the art of the distillation with a start'to'finish tour of the Chicago Distilling Company's production floor. If you've ever wondered about the many processes that go into converting grain to delicious alcohol, this is your chance for an inside look. Enjoy a sampling of Chicago Distillery's fabulous spirits, made with local ingredients, most of the grain is farmed less than 50 miles away! You'll also be able to relax in the the Distillery's cozy tasting room. A perfect way to lift your spirits!
    Craft Distillery Tour

    2359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Expand your knowledge of distilled liquors during a comprehensive distillery tour
    • Discover the processes behind creating some of the most renowned spirits
    • Learn about the hard work and commitment that has gone into taking a family pastime and turning it into a modern distillery
    • Enjoy tasting the award winning spirits
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    10 positive reviews
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    Fused Glass Pendant

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    You're crafty and you have always had a flair for fashion so why not combine the two? Learn how to create your very own unique glass pendants in this fun class! You will learn how to manipulate the rope, wire, glass and paints to create beautiful pieces of jewellery from a knowledgeable, supportive instructor. By the end of the class, you'll take home some incredible pendants as well as the skills to continue making more! What are you waiting for? Start personalizing your pendants today!
    Fused Glass Pendant

    926 Warren Ave, Downers Grove

    • Learn how to make your own unique glass pendants
    • Practice with a knowledgeable instructor who will show you all the tricks of the trade
    • Craft beautiful pieces of jewelry that make perfect gifts for friends and family
    • Enjoy an afternoon of fun and creativity with Gallery's Choice
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    4 positive reviews
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    Intro to Pole

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    With all the recent craze about pole fitness, are you finally ready to give it a try? This absolute basics class will impart you with the knowledge you need to get dancing! Learn essential pole moves such as sexy spins and a variety of tricks, as well as vocabulary and terminology from your experienced and encouraging instructor. Have a blast expressing your sensuality while you build up the skills and flexibility necessary to tackle more advanced classes. As you feel your muscles growing stronger and watch the pounds melt away, you'll realize why pole dancing isn't just reserved for strip clubs anymore!
    Intro to Pole

    2539 W North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the absolute basics of pole dancing during this fully immersive beginner's course
    • Practice essential pole moves such as sexy spins and a variety of tricks
    • All Intro classes end in a short choreography
    • Build up the necessary strength and flexibility to tackle more advanced classes
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    12 positive reviews
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