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    Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

    Chicago was the place during the roaring '20s with speakeasies galore. On this walking tour, you'll discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring '20s Jazz Deco, and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings. This two-hour adventure covers the period between the two World Wars, an eclectic design style composed of geometry and simplicity with vibrant colors and simple shapes that celebrate the rise of commerce and technology. This is elegant style and cool sophistication. Trace Chicago's history through Jazz Age architecture, and maybe celebrate with an Old Fashioned!
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    Leather Work 101

    Chicago School of Shoemaking
    What do you have in common with cowboys, bikers, and rock stars? You all have an affinity for leather! In this introduction to leather work class, you will choose from 4-6 projects along with a variety of leathers and hardware. You'll be able to modify and create your own patterns as well. This is a fun, easy class that gives you a chance to make a few things out of leather, such as a cuff, a clutch or a wallet. You can give them away as gifts or just add them to your impressive, ever-growing collection of leather accessories.
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    Intro to Pole Dancing

    Flight Fitness
    Claim your pole! During this 60-minute introductory lesson, you'll learn the fundamentals of pole dancing before moving onto more advanced classes. Whether you're a total newbie or simply in need of a refresher, Flight Fitness encourages you to grab a pole! You'll grasp basic spins and floor work techniques in a supportive, encouraging environment while improving your agility, flexibility, and overall strength. Your talented instructor will ensure that you reach your fitness goals too! By the end of your first session, you'll feel energized, sexier, more confident, and totally ready for Round Two! It's time to get down and dirty with a fun, full-body workout!
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    Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks Walking Tour

    Ever hear of Tiffany Glass? Hope so. You've probably heard about their bracelets. This tour explores the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, in four late 19th Century Chicago landmarks: The Art Institute, The Marquette Building, The Chicago Cultural Center, and Macy's on State Street. Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, vaults and domes, as well as the buildings in which they are housed, recent restoration efforts, and the history behind this dramatic art form. Become familiar with an even more luxurious side of Tiffany's.
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    Pedway Brunch Tour (Winter)

    Chicago's Finest Tours
    Bacon, breakfast, and beer. Sounds like the three B's to brunch. Let's be real, what's better than starting a Saturday in this fashion? On your way to brunch, you'll trek through Chicago's intricate Pedway system, listening to stories about the city's moments of jubilation and tragedy. From there, you will head to Houlihans for a scrumptious lunch buffet, featuring eggs, fruit, and bacon. After your meal, you'll continue your walk through the Pedways, fit with entertaining stories and some fast calorie-burning. Can you taste Chicago yet?
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    Nia

    Mixed Motion Art
    Wait, wait, wait, did you know that you can combine dance, martial arts, and healing arts into one ball of energetic combat that may or may not cure the flu? Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that empowers you by connecting the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. As you enter the classroom, you'll take off your shoes and let the soul-stirring music to overtake your being. Practicing the fluid movements, you'll feel an overwhelming sense of oneness. Deep breaths. Relax. Revitalize your spirit!
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    Moccasin Making

    Chicago School of Shoemaking
    There's an old saying: "Buy a man a pair of shoes and you cover his feet for a year. Teach a man how to make shoes and you cover his feet for a lifetime." Learn how to create a pair of moccasins from scratch using only your bare hands, basic equipment, and your imagination. You'll choose from an array of colorful suedes for the body, as well as contrasting colors and hardware for the trim and decorations. As you master these tools of the trade, craft a pair of comfortable and stylish moccasins that you'll be able to wear for years to come. If you've always dreamed of becoming Ron Swanson, this class will bring you one step closer to that goal!
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    Zumba

    DanceDuo Studio
    Ditch your boring, old cardio routine in favor of Zumba: a dance fitness experience that feels more like a night at a club than a workout. This class involves dance and aerobic elements, combining traditional muscle-toning exercises like squats and lunges with choreographic moves from hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts -- and even some Bollywood and belly dance moves! With the amount of fun you'll be having, it will hardly feel like a workout at all. Your elliptical days are in the past! Note: Wear comfortable dance clothes and shoes.
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    Wet Felting: Make Slippers

    Ausrine's Arts Room
    Take your DIY projects to the next level with this high impact wet felting workshop! Wet felting is the process of compressing animal hair together while immersed in warm soapy water to form one single piece of lightweight fabric, which can be repurposed into almost anything you can imagine. Express your creativity as you experiment with a variety of stitching and layering techniques to build up your felt into a wild variety of designs and textures to customize your own pair of slippers. And who knows? You may just end up leaving with a new favorite hobby!
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    Shoe Making: Patterns

    Chicago School of Shoemaking
    Do you own a closet full of shoes? Or feel an irresistible urge to stop and gaze every time you pass by a shoe store window display? Maybe you missed your calling as a shoemaker! This full-day workshop will teach you the basics of shoe pattern making so you can map out those custom shoe designs that are floating around in your head just like a professional. Your instructor will focus on helping you develop a basic understanding of shoe structure, and how to design and modify shoes suitable for any foot size or type. You'll then gain hands on experience in creating sketches that can be used to bring your shoe creations to life. Get ahead in life, one foot (read: shoe) at a time!
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