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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

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 Dec 21st, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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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 Dec 14th, 12:30pm - 2pm

Beginning Beekeeping

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of beekeeping. Curious about honey bees?  Interested in starting your own hive and harvesting your own honey? Already have a hive and want to learn more about managing it? Join our experienced beekeeper and explore the history of beekeeping, bee anatomy, starting up a colony and managing it through the year, equipment basics,...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$109

4 sessions

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....

Thursday Dec 12th, 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 2-3.5 hours long. All tours...

Thursday Dec 12th, 10am - 12pm

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...

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$185

6 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
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Arcadia in a Nutshell: History of British Gardening

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

The British are known for their green thumbs and have had a long history in horticulture and landscape design. Tudors and Victorians, plant collectors, and glass house builders were all part of the mix.  Come learn the A to Z of garden history from this green and pleasant land in an entertaining, informative overview.

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$66

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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$30

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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....

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$149

3 sessions

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

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

This is a one time FREE course. Pizza. Alinea. Wrigley Spearmint. Soul food. Rick Bayless. Hot Dogs. Koreatown. Everest. All served up A-Z, and all part of the ultimate reference on Chicago and its food. The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary...

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Free

The History of Givins' Irish Castle and Its Keepers

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

This is a one time FREE course. Chicago’s Only Castle: The History of Givins’ Irish Castle and its Keepers regales its reader with the history of a treasure buried on Chicago’s far Southwest Side of which few people beyond the neighborhood seem to be aware. The compelling stories of the five keepers of the Castle unfold against the backdrop...

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The Food of Michelangelo

at La Scuola at Eataly Chicago - Near North Side 43 E Ohio St 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Join us as we take you on a journey through the cuisine of the Italian Renaissance showcasing the story of Michelangelo, painter and architect widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of that period. His work demonstrated a blend of psychological insight, physical realism and intensity never before seen. His innate talent developed...

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$105.92

Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture

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

Toward a Third Utopia: 20th-Century Architecture and Gardens in New Harmony, Indiana Over the past two centuries, the Midwestern town of New Harmony, Indiana, has functioned as an epicenter for the experiments in the arts and sciences. Building upon New Harmony’s nineteenth-century communal utopias, a third transformation initiated by the State...

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