10 Artsy Dates for the Chicago Couple
Chi-town is the capital of the Midwest art scene known for its famous collection of paintings and that time Ferris Bueller and the gang stopped by on a day off from school. From their stellar collection of museums to their killer comedy scene, there's always something for artsy people to do in Chicago. For the couple looking to stay creative, here are some fun date ideas.

BYOB Adult Painting=Amazing

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If you'd like to move your artistic skills beyond stick figures, it's time to take this art class. If you'd just like to get a little boozy as you paint pretty colors, it's time to this art class. Either way, you and your date will enjoy the atmosphere in this adult painting class, where you'll learn the art of making art via proper brush stroke techniques, color mixing and how to generally express yourself. Bonus points if you give the artwork to your date come night's end.

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Robots Need Love Too

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What's not romantic about robots? WALL-E and Eve, Theodore and Samantha from Her - these are just some recent love story examples. If you're looking to put a spark in your love life again, invite your date to this Robot Date Night, where the two of you will work together to build a simple circuit, and of course, build your very own robot to love and cherish forever. Enjoy a few drinks along with popcorn served by robots. Oh, and teeter than thin line between artsy and nerdy together. How romantic.

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Get Bound with Bookbinding

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Forget about your e-reader for a hot second and remember the good old days where you could literally smell your book. Miss that feeling? Do you commiserate with your partner about the art of print over a bottle of wine? Then why not partake in this BYOB bookbinding class, where you'll learn how to bind and sew a book like the pros. In no time, you'll publish that manuscript of "10 Things I Hate About You" for your date.

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Cheap Art

You like free stuff, right? You're human, right? "Artsy" sometimes translates into the Millennial word for "very broke." If that just so happens to be you and your bae, you are in luck: Free Thursdays at the Art Institute of Chicago will make you both seem cultured for a night out on the town. But don't find a children's group to hold hands and run through the museum with, because that would be weird.

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Hey Mister DJ

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Music festivals and dance parties may be your go-to dates with your gf/bf, but maybe it's time to mix things up by learning how to make thousands of people jump around to your sick mixed beats. This hands-on crash course in DJ-ing will come in handy for your next soiree, so pay attention to the course's lessons in music theory, DJ history, blending, scratching and handling equipment. Soon enough, the two of you can hold a private concert of your own.

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"Yes, please" to Improv

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Part of the beauty of improv is saying yes to everything. Yes to this crazy idea, yes to this bad one. It's a great way, then, for you and your partner to open yourselves up to new experiences. Take part in improvised sketches, songs and games to unleash your inner goofball as you review the theories and practices of Chicago comedy.

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Walk through Chicago

Part of the Windy City's charm is its commitment to funding public art for everyone to enjoy. Home to over 700 sculptures, mosaics and paintings, this tour ready-made for a lazy Sunday afternoon will inspire you and your date to choose which sights to behold and check out again while crashing a course in art history: Chicago style.

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Love classical music? Go out to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world, Chicago patrons and classical music lovers flock to their regular rosters and special events. Save up for some nice balcony tickets or grab nose bleeders; it's all the same view when you're listening to gorgeous music anyway. Take a trip to Wicker Park - if you're not already living there. The "Williamsburg" of Chicago, Wicker Park is full of neat little bookshops, theaters, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, markets and other hipster attractions that are like candy for the artsy couple. Be sure to stop by Myopic, the largest and oldest used bookstore in all of Chicago, before getting a gourmet coffee nearby.

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Triple C: Chicago Cultural Center

All for the price of free, the Chicago Cultural Center is amazing - it's a revolving door of art exhibits, public events, performing arts and stunning architecture. There's always something on the schedule that's bound to appeal to an artsy couple.

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