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The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

Saturday Nov 9th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

History of Photography

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$149

3 sessions

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Brewery Tour

at Argus Brewery - Pullman 11314 S Front Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628

Our 90-minute tours are available on most Saturdays at 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:30 PM. Learn about the history of the brewery and its famous neighborhood while enjoying samples of the latest Argus brews in your commemorative pint glass. Availability is limited, and tours fill up quickly. We do not accept walk-ins.  Please be sure to select the...

Saturday Oct 26th, 12:30pm - 2pm

Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

at Discovery Center - Oak Park Exact location will be
provided to registrants few days, Chicago, Illinois 00000

See Chicago from a whole new perspective... by kayak! Enjoy this architecture and history tour.  You start with an introduction to paddle strokes, group dynamics and river safety. Then, experience the city from water level in this guided tour on the river. Paddle through our great urban “canyon” between the skyscrapers. Learn the story of...

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 1pm

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Child / Senior)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time.  All tours return to start location....

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 10am - 12pm

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Adult)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour is about 2-3 hours. All tours return...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 10am - 12pm

Youth Farm Facilitator Training

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Are you interested in learning more about how to work with youth in an urban agriculture or school garden setting? Would you like to know more about structuring a youth development program centered on sustainable agriculture and food systems during the summer or school year? Please join the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm staff for a day of focused learning,...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Friendly Neighborhoods Bike Tour (Child / Senior)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Get out of the tourist district and get the insider's scoop on what Chicago is really about! Explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and local businesses of the luxurious Gold Coast, stately Old Town, and trendy Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Top sights include Lincoln Park, amazing architecture, the original Playboy Mansion, Oz Park, and historic Wrigley...

Monday Oct 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Friendly Neighborhoods Bike Tour (Adult)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Get out of the tourist district and get the insider's scoop on what Chicago is really about! Explore the quiet, tree-lined streets and local businesses of the luxurious Gold Coast, stately Old Town, and trendy Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Top sights include Lincoln Park, amazing architecture, the original Playboy Mansion, Oz Park, and historic Wrigley...

Monday Oct 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Aquaponics Intensive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This three-day course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled environment growing, daily operations and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....

Friday Nov 8th, 8:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$950

3 sessions

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History and Clay: Research Driven Ceramics

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This class is an experiment in research based classes at gnarware, bringing in discussion and research to drive the pieces made in class. Participants will contribute their own research and ideas as they work through their projects. There will also be a museum trip scheduled with this class. Objective: Research a specific ancient culture’s iconology...

No Upcoming Schedules
$185

6 sessions

Understanding Racial Fragility

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Currently, there is a rise in racial hatred, disparaged discourse in social media and media coverage, and all too often, police brutality. Racism is a painful reality you may struggle to comprehend. It can be a difficult paradigm and challenge for everyday living, especially in urban areas with diverse groups of people. Racism is a fluid ongoing struggle....

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$55

2 sessions

Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Contexts of Early Modern Literary Criticism in Italy and Beyond The symposium, designed for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, local scholars, and the interested general public, will introduce participants to: the extraordinary array of relevant research materials in the collection of the Newberry the crucial...

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Free

2 sessions

May Day Flowers: History & Design

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Explore the history of May Day, flower crown demonstration and creating a fresh seasonal floral posey to take home.  Bring floral clippers, shears or kitchen scissors.

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$145

Thrive

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what is really going on in our world by following the money upstream and uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness, and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented...

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$5
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