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    Self-Hypnosis Healing

    Discovery Center
    Can you imagine having surgery or a tooth pulled without any drugs to numb the pain? Surgeons have performed countless operations while the patients only dulled their pain with hypnosis. You too can learn hypnoanesthesia to help reduce or eliminate pain from backaches, headaches or cramps. With Discovery Center, you'll learn how to manage your physical and emotional pain through proven methods of hypnosis. Hypnosis can also help the immune system fight diseases such as cancer, as well as help the nervous system offset the harmful effects of stress. Stress-free living? Hell yeah! You can also use hypnosis to allay the fears of an impending surgery, medical test or childbirth. Discover why hypnosis is one very effective way to maintain your mental and physical health.
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    Big Green Egg Grilling

    Backyard BBQ Store
    "I don't like them, Sam I am, I don't like green eggs..." Wait, but what if that green egg was a charcoal grilling machine? Then you'd love the Big Green Egg. That's the focus of this class, the Big Green Egg grill. With Backyard BBQ Store, come and see what makes the Egg the world's greatest grill/smoker. To practice, you'll smoke pork, sear steaks, fire pizza, and grill a chicken. Let the sweet flame emanate over these succulent meats. Ensure a smoky flavor in each bite. Get ready to fire up the grill!
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    Distillery Tours

    The Barrel Run
    Indulge in Chicago's uniquely crafted spirits on this all-inclusive distillery tour. Sample the products of three different distilling production facilities as you are whisked around town in a one-of-a-kind barrel bus. Your Prohibition-Era expert will help you relive the trials and triumphs of the men and women who made, and continue to make, Chicago one of the country's best destinations for fine liquors! Want to learn about the effect Prohibition laws had on Chicago and how certain gangs developed to facilitate the transport of illegal hooch? Step on your barrel bus through the speakeasy-style, hidden vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind Chicago Distillery Tour. As you're taken from distillery to distillery in this jinty, your guide will provide entertaining and educational insights into the beginning of Chicago's liquor industry during the 1800's. What better way to visit local craft distilleries and sample their wares, than in a Prohibition-Era styled Bus. You'll sample craft spirits at each of the three distilleries. Enjoy whiskey, gin, apple-brandy, vodka, and more, as you try approximately 9-12, locally crafted spirits throughout the tour. On your production facility tour, you'll learn the step-by-step procedures of distilling and the science behind the art. Stop at large and small facilities so you can get a sense of what it was like to step into a distillery before the 18th Amendment made booze illegal. Upgrade your DeLorean to a barrel bus and travel back in time!
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    Murder Mystery Dinner

    Discovery Center
    Ready for a little excitement at your next dinner? Join Discovery Center for a dinner party with a twist... murder! Discovery Center presents an audience-participation murder mystery dinner-theater event. You and your friends will eat, observe and help unravel the mystery. Mingle with other guests and meet new people, but observe everything very closely for a murder will be committed. As the drama unfolds, you'll realize that certain characters have something to hide. Past indiscretions are hinted at, past relationships are alluded to, past lives are referred to. Tempers begin to flare, and it becomes apparent that you should believe no one. Many are suspects, but only one will be guilty! That is for YOU to figure out. During the dinner, you'll review details, examine evidence, be interrogated by detectives, and question the witnesses and suspects. Think you have what it takes to solve this mystery?
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    BYOB Wine and Painting

    Ian Sherwin Gallery
    Not all minds are the same so neither should all creations be! During this 3 hour abstract painting class, you'll have the chance to develop your own crazy and creative (re: slightly drunken) ideas while creating a masterpiece to take home as a souvenir! This class will begin with a few simple demonstrations of painting techniques. Then, as you work, receive necessary guidance and advice from an expert painter. Whatever the range of your ability may be, you'll have a blast in this class whether you're a beginner or a pro. Don't forget to bring the two most important things: your creativity and a bottle of wine!
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    Motor Scooter Tour

    City Cycle I
    Oh, you're in The Windy City? Nice! But how did you GET there? If you took a train, you've probably noticed the underground system is stretched out like fingers and the one transfer location is at the palm -- that beloved-but-hectic hub we call The Loop. Well, that's just dandy, but it's a big place, and unless you want to paint your bank statement with Uber charges, you need to figure out how to get across those knuckles to see it all and do it all in one day. What you NEED is a moped. This trip is for locals and visitors alike. Get a real taste of the town. You'll gain a whole new perspective on Chicago's best, including Old Town, Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, The Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and more. You'll check out the views of Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach and North Avenue Beach in the summer. And your trusted guide will even make sure you know about the best eats in Little Italy and Pilsen. So get down to City Cycle I for a Scooter Tour!! You can take the train.
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    Novice Crochet

    Sister-Arts Studio
    For some people, it seems like there are more stitches in crochet than there are states in the union. There's a spike stitch, an Afghan stitch, a popcorn stitch - the list goes on and on. If you've always wanted to start crocheting but can't tell a V stitch from a butterfly, then this class is for you. Hand selected, specialized instructors will teach you the basics of crocheting, and get you started on the road to making hats, scarves and bags of your dreams. Forget about your stressors for a few hours in this "creative sanctuary"!
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    Boxing

    Valko Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Who are the fittest athletes? Arguably, it's boxers. Who are the most mentally disciplined? It's obviously boxers because it takes a lot of mental discipline to consistently get punched in the head, sit in a corner, stand up, and get hit some more. In this class, you'll work on the boxing fundamentals, including quick footwork, punches, jabs, taking hits, and delivering the biggest blows. Sting like a bee! As you punch your way to Mike Tyson-like biceps, you will notice an overall improvement in strength, endurance, and flexibility. Fight... for your right... to box!
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    Capoeira - Trial Class

    Grupo Axé Capoeira
    One of the many incentives of learning Brazilian Capoeira is that you learn the fundamentals of a legendary Afro-Brazilian dance, while gaining the techniques needed to defend yourself. This style, which has become very popular over the last two decades, puts your body to the test and improves your strength and coordination. When it comes to techniques, you will be professionally taught ginga, esquiava, and meia-lua de compasso. Learn defensive moves that blend dance, acrobatics, and martial arts. After being trained, your footwork and coordination will improve, as you get accustomed to sweeps, kicks, and helpful moves to protect yourself from unsuspected threats of danger.
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    Brewery Tour

    Lake Effect Brewing Company
    Want to see how a small local brewery operates? Want to learn about the beer brewing process? Want to sample the latest hand crafted beers from Lake Effect? If the answers to any of those questions were "Yes", then take part in one of these FREE tours! Receive an up close and personal tour with Lake Effect Brewing Company's brew master, and get a number of beer tastes (sold separately at a satellite bar located steps away), including upcoming releases, and from time to time, rare vintage beers. Lake Effect Brewing will show you the process of their famous craft brews as you dissect the process of brewing, and how hops are transformed into the delicious nectar you sip, gulp, and possibly even chug during happy hour. You'll also get an inside look at the working brewery, bottling area, barrel room, and urban farm. With this newfound knowledge, you might even be able to start a craft brew of your own!
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