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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...

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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 Sep 29th, 12:30pm

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park
5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping will focus on the principles of beekeeping. Those principles include the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship, and essential equipment and requirements. The Introduction to Bees and Beekeepingvclass is for any individual interested in learning beekeeping. 

Saturday Oct 20th, 8am

Tree ID at Reed-Turner Woodland

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago
Long Grove Exact Meeting Point TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60047

Learn how to identify our native deciduous trees while enjoying a beautiful fall hike through Reed-Turner Woodland. The diverse habitat of this Illinois State Nature Preserve contains an oak/hickory woodland, flood-plain forest, wooded ravine, and restored wetland. You will learn how to identify trees not only by their leaves, but also by...

Saturday Oct 13th, 1pm

The Chocolate Tour of Chicago

at Best Tours - Near North Side
400 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Come join your expert tour guide for a delightful stroll through some of the Chicago's most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers along the Magnificent Mile on the Chocolate Tour of Chicago! The chocolate industry is a steadily growing, $50 billion-a-year worldwide business!  Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented...

Brainspotting Promotes Healing

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

Brainspotting is a diverse healing tool that can be used to experience trauma healing, release emotional blocks, and enhance creativity and performance, and in some cases, pain management. It is a powerful approach for creating change and healing at the neurological level by focusing on where a person is looking. People who have experienced Brainspotting...

Monday Jan 14th, 7pm

Certificate in Applied Positive Practices(CAPP)

at The Flourishing Center - The Loop
222 W Adams St, Chicago, Illinois 60606

This program is designed around the model of Flourishing developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, and enhanced with an added emphasis on physical well-being. It consists of six modules focusing on increasing Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Vitality (PERMA-V™). Graduates integrate and enhance...


14 sessions

Saturday Oct 27th, 9am

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...


3 sessions

Who We Are: Exploring Identity, Culture & History

at Taleblazers, Creative Writing for Kids - Oak Park
331B Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

This fun and interactive evening is designed for teenagers and will utilize activities, games, short readings, and media to explore who we are as  Fil/Fil-Am people. This is an opportunity for youth to build community, connect with their roots, and positively affirm their identities and culture. Dinner and dessert provided. All who are interested...

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Oaks, Elms, Beeches: A Natural History

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

Oak, elm, and beech once dominated the midwestern forests and our imaginations. From pre-settlement to today, discover the many ways humans, birds, animals, and insects have used and treasured these revered trees. We will examine where they are typically found in nature, their myriad uses over the centuries, folklore and stories, plus faunal partnerships....


3 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...


2 sessions

Burlesque History

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Burlesque has been bumping along in America for over 100 years! Join Sadie O'Swirl for a romp through burlesque history, from vaudeville shows to the modern age. This lecture/discussion style class is a great way to get an overview of your burlesque roots.



at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park
1280 Old Skokie Rd, Illinois City, 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...


Creating the Land of Lincoln

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

This is a one time FREE course. How three constitutions built the modern Prairie State. In its early days, Illinois seemed destined to extend the American South. Its population of transplants lived an upland southern culture and in some cases owned slaves. Yet the nineteenth century and three constitutions recast Illinois as a crucible of northern...


Tracing the History of Newberry's Memorable Providence

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

Full Course Name: Witches, Family and a Book: Tracing the History of the Newberry’s Copy of Cotton Mather’s Memorable Providences The Newberry Library’s first edition of Cotton Mather’s Memorable Providences presents more than just its content. In the main text, Mather, famous for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, gives an earlier account...