Things to do in Chicago This Weekend

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    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

    Tiffany & Co.? More like "Tiffany & No thank you!" Wait, how -- why -- what -- you ask? Well, it's because now you can learn the basics to creating your own jewelry. No more window shopping for you, not with the techniques you'll learn in this class. Here, you will acquire basic wire-wrapping skills essential to creating your very jewelry. After mastering the fundamentals, practice these techniques on your own work of art. Then, while being instructed by a professional, you'll design and create your own customized set of earrings. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to creating your own jewelry.
    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Learn basic wire wrapping and create your very own unique jewelry
    • Discover using one of the most simple and straightforward techniques to create individual works of art
    • Design and create your own customized earrings
    • No experience necessary
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    Snowboarding

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    Skiing vs. Snowboarding debate. Always a hot topic, but you know the real winner. Snowboarding. Whether you've mastered skateboarding or surfing, or you've mastered falling on your booty skateboarding or surfing, your winter pastime needs to be snowboarding. This trip takes you just outside of Chicago to some of the best snowboarding in the area. Once there, you'll receive expert instruction on how to glide down the mountain like Shaun White -- well, maybe without the double backflips. Are you left-foot-forward or a righty? Find out now and snowboard the winter away!
    Snowboarding

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Master the skills to successfully snowboard down a mountain
    • Receive expert instruction on footing, balance, and stopping
    • Join a day-trip to some of the best snowboarding in Chicago
    • Perfect for beginners or those with limited snowboarding experience
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    3 positive reviews
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    UNO: Deep Dish Cooking Course & Lunch

    Ever try to make your own pizza, but get discouraged 'cause it just "don't taste like UNO do"? Yeah, we hear ya. Our pizzas don't either. Now you can learn to imitate the pizza of your favorite deep-dish pizza chain! This way, if there's no UNO nearby, or if you just want to spend a fun night in, you can make a delicious pie all by yourself. Your cooking class includes instruction, a pizza lunch with salad, and a beverage. Classes are taught by UNO managers with decades of deep-dish knowledge. Who knows, maybe if you're good enough, they'll ask you to come work for them! Wouldn't that be a treat?
    UNO: Deep Dish Cooking Course & Lunch

    The Original Pizzeria UNO, Chicago

    • Learn how to make deep-dish pizza just like they do at UNO
    • Chow down on your steaming, handmade pizza, and enjoy a complimentary beverage and salad on the side
    • Impress your friends -- they'll think you picked up take out, when really, you made it at home!
    • Practice a new skill in a welcoming environment
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    Downhill Ski Trip

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    So, where are the mountains in downtown Chicago? You may not find 'em on Michigan Ave, but Discovery Center will take you to the best skiing in the area, with everything being arranged and organized for you. Amid beautiful surroundings, learn the safety, skills, and incredible fun behind skiing. Take to the hills, bunny or monstrous, and blaze down, having the time of your life. After the rush of skiing, enjoy complete relaxation in the lodge, in front of a crackling fire, and meet new friends. Join the fun and excitement behind skiing Chicago-style.
    Downhill Ski Trip

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals such as safety tips, skills, and how to enjoy your run down the hill
    • Ski the slopes, relax in front of a warm fire, and meet a few new friends on this journey
    • Enjoy a one day ski holiday just an hour outside downtown Chicago
    • Perfect for those who've never skied or have limited experience
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    3 positive reviews
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    Snowboard Lesson (Weekday)

    First snow of the season, and you're ready to hit the hills. What's that -- it's your first time boarding? AND your first time at Raging Buffalo? Well, that's a lot of firsts. Might as well throw another one into the mix: Did you know that Raging Buffalo is the WORLD's first snowboarding-exclusive park? Pretty cool. Sounds like you've got a lot of exploring ahead of you. Best to keep your itinerary nice and easy with this package that gives you time to tackle all of those firsts. Allow Raging Buffalo to provide you with a board, in-step bindings, boots, a helmet, a lift ticket AND a 1 hour group lesson, all in one fell swoop. Now that's a first.
    Snowboard Lesson (Weekday)

    3 Golf Center, Hoffman Estates

    • Enjoy the no-hassle approach of a snowboard package that includes full equipment and a lesson
    • Learn the fundamentals of snowboarding with a group lesson
    • Enjoy the scenic views and terrain of Kane County Forest while boarding in the world's first snowboard-exclusive park
    • Get an introduction to snowboarding in a class where no skiing/snowboarding experience is necessary
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    Aiki Ninjutsu Skills and Drills -- Trial Class

    Have you ever been amazed by a movie, in which someone quickly and efficiently disables a weapon from an oncoming attacker? Yeah, it's pretty awesome. Now you can learn how to do the exact same thing with Aiki Ninjutsu. This unique martial arts class focuses on disabling attackers with extreme precision by using strikes, locks, and throws. You'll also learn proper fighting techniques and movements that have been used by samurais for centuries. With a name like Ninjutsu, which literally translates into "ninja techniques," how could you not want to sign up for this class? Note: This trial class is for first time students only.
    Aiki Ninjutsu Skills and Drills -- Trial Class

    790 Royal St. George Dr, Naperville

    • Discover Ninjutsu, a practical form of martial arts
    • Practice self-defense skills that focus on disabling an attacker as efficiently as possible
    • Learn proper strikes, hits, locks, and throws that were used by samurais and ninjas
    • Focus and train your mind to react instantly
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    Snowboard Lesson (Weekend/Holiday)

    First snow of the season, and you're ready to hit the hills. What's that -- it's your first time boarding? AND your first time at Raging Buffalo? Well, that's a lot of firsts. Might as well throw another one into the mix: Did you know that Raging Buffalo is the WORLD's first snowboarding-exclusive park? Pretty cool. Sounds like you've got a lot of exploring ahead of you. Best to keep your itinerary nice and easy with this package that gives you time to tackle all of those firsts. Allow Raging Buffalo to provide you with a board, in-step bindings, boots, a helmet, a lift ticket AND a 1 hour group lesson, all in one fell swoop. Now that's a first.
    Snowboard Lesson (Weekend/Holiday)

    3 Golf Center, Hoffman Estates

    • Enjoy the no-hassle approach of a snowboard package that includes full equipment and a lesson
    • Learn the fundamentals of snowboarding with a group lesson
    • Enjoy the scenic views and terrain of Kane County Forest while boarding in the world's first snowboard-exclusive park
    • Get an introduction to snowboarding in a class where no skiing/snowboarding experience is necessary
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    1960's Nightlife in the Gold Coast Tour

    Mad about the 1960s? Get in touch with Chicago's seismic past with a sweeping walk through time! Journey alongside a local guide and historian, and enjoy fun facts and anecdotes designed to bring the past to life. Video, music, and vintage images help further shade modern-day destinations in black and white, and technicolor. The infamous Drake Hotel is up first for a peek at a provocative nightlife underscored by the Playboy Club and the influence of Hugh Hefner. Then, it's on to Rush Street, where class and vice used to dance arm in arm. A meander among the mansions and gaslights of the Gold Coast are up next, before ending your racy walk at the Pump Room, where Frank Sinatra kept a private booth, and celebrities came to unwind. Better bring a hanky. You're going to need something to wipe that brow with.
    1960's Nightlife in the Gold Coast Tour

    140 E Walton Pl, Chicago

    • Explore 1960s Chicago on this multimedia nightlife tour
    • Visit the Drake Hotel, Rush Street, the Gold Coast, and the Pump Room
    • Overlay the experience with video, music, and vintage photographs
    • Sweep your imagination back to an era that now seems strangely foreign
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    Winter Loop Tour

    Remember, it's called the Windy City for a reason! You will need to bundle up for this winter tour of the Loop -- you'll be spending about half of the time outdoors looking up at the largest concentration of skyscrapers, and the other half inside ogling exquisite public buildings and lobbies. Delight in the detailed history lesson of the Great Fire of 1871 and how the city rose from the ashes to become the impressive collection of businesses and buildings it is today. Sights and topics you will cover on the Winter Loop Tour include, but are not limited to, Block 37, Chicago Theatre, Marshall Fields, The Picasso/Daley Plaza, The L (elevated train), Marquette Building, The Palmer House, and The Great Chicago Fire. See Chicago from a new and truly remarkable perspective!
    Winter Loop Tour

    1 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Explore the famous Loop in downtown Chicago by foot
    • Behold the massive skyscrapers exhibiting various architectural styles from Victorian to post-modern
    • See the inside of historic buildings like Block 37 and The Chicago Theatre
    • Learn exciting historical facts about this iconic area
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    Intensive One Day Photography Workshop

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    When will you figure out that tapping "Sepia" on Instagram doesn't make you a photographer? Adjusting ISO, aperture, and shutter speed takes you to real photography. In this one-day intensive workshop, learn how your camera works and what you need to consider in order to take amazing photos. You'll cover topics including composition, lighting, black and white photography, digital color photography, base aperture, and shutter speed settings for various shooting situations. During this information-packed day combined with hands-on practice, you will also learn how to work with natural and artificial light. Stop the iPhoneography and master a real camera.
    Intensive One Day Photography Workshop

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basic functions and intricacies of your camera's settings, such as base aperture and shutter speed
    • Uncover composition, lighting, black and white photography, and digital color photography
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews

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