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    Brewery Tours

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    The resurgence of craft beer is now! Your Prohibition-Era expert will guide you on an all-inclusive adventure to taste samples at three breweries and tour one brewing production facility. Enjoy the distinctive qualities of Chicago craft brewing, while reveling in the artistic triumphs of this charming and historic city. This full-bodied voyage will indeed leave your palette pleased! Did you know Chicago's first mayor owned a Brewery? -- As you are driven from brewery to brewery, learn the history of Chicago's beer industry and how it traces its origins back to the 1800's. Your guide will provide educational and entertaining insights about Chicago politics in connection with breweries and the effect that Prohibition had on the city. There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-Era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy-style vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind Chicago Brewery Tour. Each brewery has its own unique qualities. Stop by large and small facilities so you can get a sense of what it was like to walk into a brewery before Prohibition. You'll receive samples of craft beer at each of the three breweries and tour one of the production facilities. At the production facility, you'll learn the step-by-step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process. Enjoy approximately 45-55 ounces of different flavors of craft beer throughout the tour. So, Carpe Diem -- loosely translated, it means 'grab a beer' in Latin!
    Brewery Tours

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a tour and tastings at three craft breweries in Chicago
    • Taste the distinctive qualities of the city's craft brews
    • Learn about history and the brewing process from a Prohibition-era expert
    • Drink 45-55 ounces of delicious craft beer with your friends
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    33 positive reviews
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    Gangster Tour

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    Modern engineering meets 1920's history on this Gangster Tour. Experience the rich chronicles of Chicagoland's most infamous figures and meet some of the little-known, working-class innovators who made this city the center of the underground struggle against Prohibition. Your guide will take you to locations where mobsters practice their outlawed trades and educate you on the history of the Jazz Age that defined Chicago for generations. Step onto the unique barrel bus though the speakeasy-style vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind, Prohibition themed, Gangster Tour. As you're driven through the historic streets of Chicago, learn about the notorious members of the north, south, and west-side gangs that existed during the Prohibition-Era. Your guide provides entertaining insights into the struggles of mobsters and bank robbers during a time when alcohol was prohibited. You'll learn about all the iconic locations including: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre site, Union Station, Board of Trade, The Rookery and City Hall. Step outside at the Holy Name Cathedral and Biograph Theater to relive historic occurrences that have defined the locations for generations. Hear stories about Al Capone, John Dillinger, Bugs Moran, Johnny Torrio, George Remus, and more. You'll enjoy Prohibition-Era music and a couple of games, that will truly make you feel as though you've stepped back in time. Mobsters and a climate-controlled cruise -- sounds like a good time!
    Gangster Tour

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Learn about Chicagoland's most infamous figures of the 1920's on a 2 hour tour
    • Meet some of the working class innovators who were at the center of the Prohibition struggle
    • Visit all the places where the mobsters set up shop for their illegal work
    • Listen to the history of the Jazz Age and how it came to define Chicago
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    33 positive reviews
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    Distillery Tours

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    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!
    Distillery Tours

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a tour aboard the Barrel Bus and tastings at three distilleries in Chicago
    • Taste the distinctive qualities of uniquely crafted spirits
    • Relive the trials and triumphs of Chicago's liquor history with a Prohibition-era expert
    • Drink 9-12 samples of craft spirits with your friends
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    33 positive reviews
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    BYOB Mixed Media Art (Libertyville)

    Looking to express yourself, but having a hard time doing it? Two things about this arts class will fix that problem fast. First, it's mixed media, meaning access to multiple artistic implements with which to create your vision. And second, it's BYOB, meaning...well, there's nothing like popping the cork on a bottle of wine to get the creative juices flowing. You'll be free to explore your artistic side in a bright, social studio environment, supported by a professional artist who can show you the ropes if you're a novice artist. In addition to being a great creative outlet, this class is a great place to meet new friends who share your flare for mixed media art!
    BYOB Mixed Media Art (Libertyville)

    253 Peterson Rd, Libertyville

    • Partake in a BYOB arts party, using mixed media tools and components to create original works
    • Work with a professional artist to expand your knowledge of the arts and learn new techniques
    • Create an original art piece to take home after you're done
    • Enjoy a creative outlet while meeting fellow artists in a social, inspiring environment
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    Expert Level Muay Thai

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    Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand -- the art form is so old it was developed as a means to fight the invading Burmese warriors. The "Art of Eight Limbs," incorporates devastating kicks, punches, knees, and elbows. You'll find that this style is much like cardio kickboxing, but you'll learn how to realistically fight and defend yourself in the process. Whether you're learning for self-defense purposes or you're just looking for a toned body, Muay Thai will kick you into shape and keep your guard up and ready.
    Expert Level Muay Thai

    349 5th avenue, New York

    • Learn the devastating kicks, punches, knees, and elbows used in Muay Thai
    • Fight your way to proper self-defense
    • Tone and shape your body in this high-intensity martial arts class
    • No experience necessary
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    Chicago Pedway Walking Tour (Saturday)

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    Connecting many of Chicago's famous and lesser-known landmarks is a network of heated tunnels, bridges, passages and walkways. Your guide will take you on a 90-minute walk through the Pedway, highlighting a different side of Chicago. Doubling as a comedian, your guide will present to you a historical, interesting, and new perspective on Chicago's Pedway that dates back to WWII. You'll learn about how Mayor Richard J. Daley acquired the famed Pablo Picasso sculpture, as well as see the portion of the Pedway where the Dark Knight movie was filmed. Discover a side to the Windy City too often unseen!
    Chicago Pedway Walking Tour (Saturday)

    100 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Traverse the heated tunnels, bridges, passages, and walkways that connect many of Chicago's famous and lesser-known landmarks
    • Enjoy a comedic, yet historical, perspective on Chicago's Pedway that dates back to WWII
    • See Chicago from a new perspective as you listen to stories about everything from Chicago's mayors to where portions of the Batman: Dark Knight movie was filmed
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    1 positive reviews
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    Intro to Pole

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    Tired of traveling on the straight and narrow path? Give your life a 360-degree spin with a pole dance class! Pole dance, you say? Believe it! Pole-dance mania is all the rage on the fitness circuit, and this is your chance to get in on the excitement. Tap into your sexy side, build your confidence, and develop a rockin' bod at the same time! Flight Fitness Studio's introductory class is designed for newbies, or those who are looking to get back into the program. Learn basic floor work, transitions, and pole postures. Dance to thumpin' beats at the same time, and pick up some choreography basics. Oh, and bring your sultry! This isn't your grandma's pole dance class!
    Intro to Pole

    583 E Dundee Rd, Palatine

    • Get into pole dance with an energetic class designed for beginners
    • Master basic poses, transitions, and floor work while dancing to fun beats
    • Develop your flexibility and stamina, and tone your body
    • Discover a social and supportive dance studio and build your confidence
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    11 positive reviews
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    Late Nite Catechism (Comedy Show)

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    Call it Loretta Young meets Carol Burnett. This unique interactive comedy, one of the longest running shows in Chicago and U.S. theater history, is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. Don't miss your opportunity to see the show The New York Times calls "hilarious, well-written and inspired!" You, as an audience member, are part of Sister's class. She'll take you back to the days of the Latin Mass and meatless Fridays. You'll be laughing so hard you won't even be able to register the pain from the good old "ruler across the knuckles'"
    Late Nite Catechism (Comedy Show)

    1641 N Halsted St, Chicago

    • Witness a unique audience interactive comedy show with a holy twist
    • Take a hilarious journey back to the days of the Latin Mass and meatless Fridays
    • See Catholic humor and entertainment like never before
    • Spend a fun night out enjoying some of the finest entertainment Chicago has to offer
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    1 positive reviews
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    Zumba

    Looking to pick up the tempo to the rhythm of your life? Zumba offers a fun, high-energy exercise routine that will do just that! Zumba has been revolutionizing the workout industry since the early 2000's, offering participants a fusion of Latin dance styles to provide the best aerobic exercise classes you can find. It utilizes a combination of fast and slow rhythms to shock the body into getting the maximum achievable workout results. Its steps are easy to follow, but effective and set to some of the most energizing songs in the music industry. You'll have so much fun you might just forget you're getting a great workout. Find out what all the fuss is about, and never think about exercise the same way again. There's only one rule in this class: keep moving!
    Zumba

    410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired fitness class with a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Dance to some spicy song choices to keep your workout as fun as it is effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves anyone can benefit from, no matter what your fitness level
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