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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!
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    Gangster Tour

    River North, 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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    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!
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    Brewery Tours

    River North, 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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    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!
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    Distillery Tours

    River North, 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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    Drunk Shakespeare - Stage-Side Seats

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Stage-Side Seats

    182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance inside a hidden Speakeasy
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Balcony Seats

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Balcony Seats

    182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance inside a hidden Speakeasy
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    11 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

    182 N Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance inside a hidden Speakeasy
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    11 positive reviews
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    Get to Know Your Camera: Hands-on DSLR Camera Class

    This DSLR camera class is about taking control of your digital camera, setting you free to photograph the things you love most. You'll receive a fundamental understanding of how your digital camera works, enabling you to think for yourself. The goal is to build your confidence and knowledge so you're ready to photograph your favorite subject, no matter what that is. Ultimately, you'll learn about the necessary tools and hear the sound guidance needed to get started, whether you just want to take better pictures of your children or have thoughts of pursuing a professional photography career.
    Get to Know Your Camera: Hands-on DSLR Camera Class

    6200 Belmont Rd, Downers Grove

    • Take control of your DSLR camera and leave the auto modes behind
    • Build your confidence and knowledge while you photograph the things you love most
    • Learn the fundamentals so you can think on your on feet
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    Intro Aikido

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    Eliminate panic from your life. Feel comfortable in any surrounding. Absorbing physical and mental aspects of training, you'll relax the mind and body under dangerous situations through this combative martial art. In this introduction to Aikido, learn the fundamentals of awareness, movement and throws.
    Intro Aikido

    1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of Aikido, including throws, strikes and pins
    • Relax the mind and body under dangerous situations
    • Blend martial arts and peace together in a tranquil environment
    • No experience necessary
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    Modern Architecture Walking Tour

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    Explore Chicago's international, modern and postmodern movements, from the powerful, minimalist work of Mies van der Rohe's to contemporary styles that incorporate new, environmentally-sustainable technology. A great two hour tour for architecture buffs, as well as anyone with a simple interest in the buildings of Chicago. Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes. Admire the stainless steel cladding on the Inland Steel Building, the whimsical post-modern designs of the Harold Washington Library and 190 S. LaSalle, and contemporary buildings like One South Dearborn, Blue Cross-Blue Shield and the Art Institute's Modern Wing. Isn't about time you learned a little more about the city you live in?
    Modern Architecture Walking Tour

    111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Explore the international, modern, and postmodern architectural movements that hit Chicago
    • Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes
    • Admire the whimsical designs of famous Chicago structures
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    12 positive reviews
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