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"The Magic Parlour": An Evening of Classic Magic

at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, July 21
Sat, July 22
Sat, July 22
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FULL PRICE: $79
OFFER PRICE: $39.50 - $49

An evening of classic close-up magic, "The Magic Parlour" features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe... [more+]

An evening of classic close-up magic, "The Magic Parlour" features award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins performing in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton. From awe-inspiring magic and mind-reading to sophisticated tomfoolery and more, "The Magic Parlour" combines baffling illusions and lively laughs, astonishing tricks and sophisticated fun to create one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences. "The Magic Parlour" is a production of the award-winning House Theatre of Chicago, of which Watkins is a company member. [less-]

"ComedySportz": Fast & Funny Improv Comedy for the Whole Family

at The ComedySportz Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, July 21
Sat, July 22
Sat, July 22
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laugh... [more+]

Fans of comedy and improv shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will love Chicago's "ComedySportz", a fun, fast-paced event that's great for the whole family. Two highly skilled teams battle for laughs and points as they create scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. It's never the same show twice, and you might even end up on stage yourself! The competition moves at a blazing pace, and you ultimately get to decide the winner. [less-]

"The House Cup: A Harry Potter Drinking Competition"

at Under the Gun Theater, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Sat, July 29
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Is your head so crammed with minutia about the magical world of Harry Potter that you're able to convince your more gullible friends that you graduated magna cum laude from Hogwarts itself? Well, now ... [more+]

Is your head so crammed with minutia about the magical world of Harry Potter that you're able to convince your more gullible friends that you graduated magna cum laude from Hogwarts itself? Well, now you can test your knowledge up against a slew of muggles at Chicago's Under the Gun Theater with "The House Cup: A Harry Potter Drinking Competition". This live debate drinking show dedicated to all things magic finds four Prefects facing off in a debate about the world of Harry Potter, as the host hurls out new topics and questions. In between rounds you can enjoy themed challenges and trivia questions that invite you to play along from the audience. [less-]

Navy Pier Fireworks Display & Kayak Tour

at Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Wed, July 26
Sat, July 29
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FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $65

The glittering beauty of the Windy City is on full display as you enjoy the famed Navy Pier Fireworks from the front seat of your own kayak. During this three-hour tour, you'll glide along the calm wa... [more+]

The glittering beauty of the Windy City is on full display as you enjoy the famed Navy Pier Fireworks from the front seat of your own kayak. During this three-hour tour, you'll glide along the calm waters of Lake Michigan, where you'll witness Chicago's incredible architecture at sunset and after dark, followed by a breathtaking, up-close view of explosions in the sky. You don't even have to be an expert kayaker for this majestic tour, instructors will be there to teach you the basics and make sure you get the most out of this unique experience. [less-]

"Chicago Magic Lounge": Exciting Old-School Illusions

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Thu, July 27
Sat, July 29
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Sat, July 22
Thu, July 27
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Thu, August 03
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FULL PRICE: $22.50 - $27.50
OFFER PRICE: $10.12 - $12.37

You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed o... [more+]

You don't have to go far to see close-up magic now that "Chicago Magic Lounge" has come to Uptown Underground. This intriguing show is designed to conjure up the atmosphere of the Windy City's famed old-school magic clubs, where mystery, mysticism and sleight-of-hand ruled the day. You'll enjoy a night full of illusions, with performers everywhere you look, from the bar to your table to the main stage. Plus, the show is constantly changing, so you'll always be treated to a fun, fresh experience. [less-]

Metropolitan Farms Triplet Farm Tour: Explore Three Urban Agriculture Sites With Farm's Founder

at Metropolitan Farms, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Sat, August 19
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $16

If you've ever wondered how your meal makes it onto the plate before entering your stomach, now's your chance to see what really goes on behind the scenes of food production with the Metropolitan Farm... [more+]

If you've ever wondered how your meal makes it onto the plate before entering your stomach, now's your chance to see what really goes on behind the scenes of food production with the Metropolitan Farms Triplet Farm Tour. Nestled just six miles west of the Magnificent Mile in a manufacturing district in Garfield Park, Metropolitan Farms is a thriving agricultural operation, producing locally-sourced tilapia, salad greens and culinary herbs year-round from within its state-of-the-art greenhouse. During this 90-minute tour with the farm's founder, you'll explore the outdoor grounds, the cut-flower farm of Avium Flowers and Dirt Doll's vegetable farm. Plus, you'll learn about the farm's fascinating aquaponic system, which combines fish farming and a hydroponic growing system in a closed-loop facility without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. [less-]

Intro to Hyde Park Walking Tour: Obama's House, Landmarks & More

at Hyde Park-Chicago Tours, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
Sat, July 29
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Sat, July 22
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Treat yourself to a taste of one of Chicago's most famous neighborhoods on the Intro to Hyde Park Walking Tour. Strolling by some of the Windy City's most iconic destinations, you'll get an up-close g... [more+]

Treat yourself to a taste of one of Chicago's most famous neighborhoods on the Intro to Hyde Park Walking Tour. Strolling by some of the Windy City's most iconic destinations, you'll get an up-close glimpse of President Obama's Chicago home, a Frank Lloyd Wright national landmark, and the site where the original Monsters of the Midway (University of Chicago's Maroons) played football. A knowledgeable local tour guide will edify and entertain you about the different points of interest as you head from the lakefront through the University of Chicago neighborhood, where historic and modern architecture beautifully converge. [less-]

Blue Man Group at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre

at Briar Street Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
Wed, July 26
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Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
Wed, July 26
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Sun, July 30
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FULL PRICE: $69 - $89
OFFER PRICE: $38.88 - $77.22

The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys in... [more+]

The entertainment phenomenon known as the Blue Man Group is better than ever in this updated show featuring all-new material at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre. You'll find the famous blue bald guys interacting with "GiPads," taking a humorous look at contemporary forms of communication, and performing a pulsating new finale set to an original music score. Audiences of all ages worldwide have experienced and loved Blue Man Group, a wildly imaginative stage show that cleverly combines comedy, art and science with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. [less-]

The Bristol Renaissance Faire: Travel Back in Time

at Bristol Renaissance Faire, Kenosha
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 30
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Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
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FULL PRICE: $25.95
OFFER PRICE: $18.50

Eat, drink and be merry whilst roaming among the jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers of the famed Bristol Renaissance Faire, returning for its 30th season of fun and game... [more+]

Eat, drink and be merry whilst roaming among the jousting knights, regal ladies, saucy wenches and royal overseers of the famed Bristol Renaissance Faire, returning for its 30th season of fun and games just outside of Chicago. Hundreds of performers dressed in Elizabethan costumes create a magical world of music and excitement, with games, rides and 20 stages of entertainment options ranging from knife throwers to improv troupes. More than 150 artisans will also be exhibiting and selling their original hand-crafted items, including hand-blown glass creations, pottery, authentic clothing and weaponry. All the frolicking and cavorting can leave one in need of refreshment, though fear not -- there are dozens of food and drink options available for purchase, including the signature giant turkey leg and the ice-cold sassafras. Kids are very welcome, and any little ones under the age of 4 can attend for free. [less-]

Experience Chicago on Classic Architecture Kayak Tour

at Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 23
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Sat, July 22
Sun, July 23
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FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $65

See Chicago's classic and most famous landmarks as you journey along the picturesque urban canyon of the Chicago River flowing through downtown. You'll learn why a notable Chicago building's floors we... [more+]

See Chicago's classic and most famous landmarks as you journey along the picturesque urban canyon of the Chicago River flowing through downtown. You'll learn why a notable Chicago building's floors were built crooked, how a colossal disaster shaped the city, why the river flows backward and much more. Soak up the view of skyscrapers, the ambiance and history along the brand new riverwalk promenade, witness a variety of wildlife and pass beneath Chicago's many, unique articulated ironwork bridges. The Classic Chicago Architecture Kayak Tour lets you experience Chicago's most beautiful and compelling aspects from a leisurely guided tour from Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals. [less-]

See Chicago's Architecture From the River on a Kayak Trip + Architectural Tour

at Kayak Chicago - Chicago River, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 23
Mon, July 24
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Sun, July 23
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FULL PRICE: $75.21
OFFER PRICE: $45.13

Get off the gritty, noisy streets for awhile and put your paddle in the water. That's right -- now you can kayak along the tranquil Chicago River while learning the history of the city's iconic waterw... [more+]

Get off the gritty, noisy streets for awhile and put your paddle in the water. That's right -- now you can kayak along the tranquil Chicago River while learning the history of the city's iconic waterway and the skyscrapers built along it. During this fun, informative and slightly wet three-hour tour, you'll navigate with your group through the heart of the loop, learning why Chicago was built on this spot, where Al Capone hid, where the first settlers to the area lived and more. Never paddled a kayak before? No worries, all tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session. [less-]

Foodie Walking Tour: Discover Wicker Park

at Wicker Park, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 30
Sun, August 06
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Sun, July 23
Sun, July 30
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FULL PRICE: $60
OFFER PRICE: $42

Get to know the real Chicago by discovering where the locals chow down. Sidewalk of Chicago's three-hour Food and History walking tour reveals one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, Wicker ... [more+]

Get to know the real Chicago by discovering where the locals chow down. Sidewalk of Chicago's three-hour Food and History walking tour reveals one of the city's most interesting neighborhoods, Wicker Park, through its cuisine -- from specialty food stores to ethnic eateries, from the well-known to the best-kept secrets. Between tastings, an expert local guide provides an entertaining insider's view into the Windy City's culture, history and architecture, tying the sights and sounds to the tastes. President Obama's favorite fried chicken place, a bakery featuring homemade French macaroons, and a taco place with the décor of an antique kitchen are just a few of the stops that await you. [less-]

"The Grown Woman Tales III: For Boss Babes": A Women's Networking and Storytelling Event

at Absolutely Anything Essential , Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
FULL PRICE: $44
OFFER PRICE: $22

Every woman has a great story to tell and "The Grown Woman Tales III: For Boss Babes" is all about sharing them with other courageous women. Browse the gift shop, hang out at the complimentary snack b... [more+]

Every woman has a great story to tell and "The Grown Woman Tales III: For Boss Babes" is all about sharing them with other courageous women. Browse the gift shop, hang out at the complimentary snack bar, chat with others and get ready for a night of riotous, personal and heartfelt stories about the highs and lows of the self-made woman or "boss babe." No topic is off the table as women delve into moments of triumph, failure and redemption, learning and growing from them at Chicago's Absolutely Anything Essential. [less-]

Paddle Lake Michigan with Kayak Chicago

at Kayak Chicago - North Avenue Beach, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 23
Wed, July 26
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Sun, July 23
Sun, July 23
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Sun, July 30
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FULL PRICE: $109
OFFER PRICE: $65.40

Forget the chores and the errands, weekends are meant for fun! A perfect option is Kayak Chicago's three-hour Lake Skyline Paddle. See the city from a whole new perspective while you explore beautiful... [more+]

Forget the chores and the errands, weekends are meant for fun! A perfect option is Kayak Chicago's three-hour Lake Skyline Paddle. See the city from a whole new perspective while you explore beautiful Lake Michigan. Paddle along the shoreline from North Avenue Beach toward the iconic Chicago skyline as your guide points out interesting landmarks that you might not have noticed from land. Don't worry if you've never paddled a kayak before. All tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session. [less-]

Sunday Sunset Paddle Along the Chicago River

at Kayak Chicago - Chicago River, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
Wed, July 26
Sat, July 29
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FULL PRICE: $64.31
OFFER PRICE: $38.59

It's the usual Sunday night dilemma: Do something active, or chill out and relax before the workweek begins again? Now you can have it both ways on this tranquil three-hour sunset paddle along the Chi... [more+]

It's the usual Sunday night dilemma: Do something active, or chill out and relax before the workweek begins again? Now you can have it both ways on this tranquil three-hour sunset paddle along the Chicago River. As the sun dips below the horizon, take in the changing colors and the gorgeous city skyline as it slowly becomes ablaze with twinkling lights that reflect off the water. It's the perfect opportunity to get lost in your thoughts without the laziness of being a couch potato. Never paddled a kayak before? No worries, all tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session. [less-]

Horses, Art, History & Music: The Impeccable Showmanship of the Tempel Lipizzans

at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek
OFFER DATES:
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 30
Sun, August 06
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Sun, July 23
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FULL PRICE: $27
OFFER PRICE: $13.50

The Tempel Lipizzans of Old Mill Creek continue a horse breeding and dressage tradition that began in 1580 during the Austro-Hungrian Empire. Noble, athletic and supremely trained, these horses and ta... [more+]

The Tempel Lipizzans of Old Mill Creek continue a horse breeding and dressage tradition that began in 1580 during the Austro-Hungrian Empire. Noble, athletic and supremely trained, these horses and talented riders dance in precise, synchronized movements, demonstrating an unparalleled harmony between man and animal. An endangered breed with less than 8,500 horses worldwide, the fascinating story of how the Lipizzans made their way from Austria to Illinois during the Nazi occupation is just a starting point to this incredible show. You'll see the horses perform pirouettes, piaffe and passage with the grace of ballerinas, like they have for emperors and kings of Europe. [less-]

Sunset Paddle Tour: See Chicago by Kayak

at Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, July 24
Tue, July 25
Mon, July 31
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Mon, July 24
Tue, July 25
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Tue, August 01
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Tue, August 08
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $22

Watch the world-famous Windy City skyline glow golden from the sunset as you glide down the south branch of the Chicago River on a group kayaking trip. This 90-minute excursion offers a vantage point ... [more+]

Watch the world-famous Windy City skyline glow golden from the sunset as you glide down the south branch of the Chicago River on a group kayaking trip. This 90-minute excursion offers a vantage point only a lucky few get to experience and is led by a seasoned guide. Great for all ages and skill levels, the tour includes rental of the kayak, life-vest and everything you'll need for an enjoyable float, plus a paddling and safety orientation before you set off. [less-]

Soaring Views of Chicago Landmarks & Skyline on Daytime Helicopter Tour

at Chicago Helicopter Experience, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, July 25
Fri, July 28
Tue, August 01
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Tue, July 25
Fri, July 28
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FULL PRICE: $148
OFFER PRICE: $109

You haven't seen Chicago until you see it from a helicopter, high in the air, with completely unobstructed views. On this daytime helicopter tour, you'll get to soar high above Willis Tower (formerly ... [more+]

You haven't seen Chicago until you see it from a helicopter, high in the air, with completely unobstructed views. On this daytime helicopter tour, you'll get to soar high above Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field and many other iconic local landmarks. Then there's that glistening Chicago skyline, resplendent and prominent throughout an aerial journey that is enhanced by narration from your knowledgeable pilot. See like the birds do on this 45-minute experience with 15 minutes of flight time. [less-]

Sunset Cocktail Cruise on the Chicago River

at Tours & Boats at River City, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, July 25
Mon, August 07
Tue, August 08
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Tue, July 25
Mon, August 07
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FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12

There aren't many cities more beautiful than Chicago in the summer, and on this Monday or Tuesday night Sunset Cruise, you'll get a chance to experience all the majesty of the Windy City as you sail a... [more+]

There aren't many cities more beautiful than Chicago in the summer, and on this Monday or Tuesday night Sunset Cruise, you'll get a chance to experience all the majesty of the Windy City as you sail along the Chicago River. You'll get phenomenal views of the city and its landmarks, including the Sears Tower and Merchandise Mart, enjoy delicious cocktails and feel the beat with on-board dancing. Make the most of your summer with this awesome cruise and see Chicago in a whole new way. It's a great way to start off your week! [less-]

Mind Reader Mark Toland Wows With "Mysteries of the Mind"

at Uptown Underground, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, July 26
Wed, August 23
Wed, September 27
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Wed, July 26
Wed, August 23
Wed, September 27
Wed, October 25
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Mark Toland knows what you're thinking, and he can prove it. The former TEDx speaker not only nailed all four teams and the winner of the 2014 NCAA Final Four, he also guessed "Chicago Tribune" headli... [more+]

Mark Toland knows what you're thinking, and he can prove it. The former TEDx speaker not only nailed all four teams and the winner of the 2014 NCAA Final Four, he also guessed "Chicago Tribune" headlines three weeks in advance and -- perhaps most impressively -- rode a bicycle through Chicago while blindfolded and didn't crash. His fast-paced thrill ride of a show at Uptown Underground in Chicago is full of laughs, audience participation and mind-blowing feats that will have your friends saying, "How did he DO that?!" Come witness the psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind that made Chicago's WGN declare: "He must be the devil!" [less-]

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