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Cinema/Chicago International Film Screenings

[ May 11, 2011; 6:30 pm; May 14, 2011; 2:00 pm; May 18, 2011; 6:30 pm; May 25, 2011; 6:30 pm; May 28, 2011; 2:00 pm; ] .
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street – Chicago, IL

Running from May 4th to September 24th, this FREE weekly film series showcases 21 films from around the world that are not widely available in the U.S. The films, representing a wide array of genres from heart-pounding…

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Cocktails & Clay @ Hyde Park Art Center

[ March 11, 2011; 8:00 pm; April 8, 2011; 8:00 pm; June 10, 2011; 8:00 pm; August 12, 2011; 8:00 pm; ] .
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue – Chicago, IL
**Donations suggested

Get a little dirty at the Art Center with Cocktails and Clay. Let the live DJ inspire your 45-minute clay session, and enjoy drink specials while you dance and…

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Second Sunday Arts @ Hyde Park Art Center

[ April 10, 2011; 1:00 pm; May 8, 2011; 1:00 pm; ] .
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue – Chicago, IL

Join us for this FREE drop in day of art activities and performances and treat the entire family to a chance to explore their creativity…

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Without You I’m Nothing: Interactions @ the MCA

[ April 19, 2011; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. April 26, 2011; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] .
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue – Chicago, IL

Without You I’m Nothing: Interactions is a four month companion series of artist and audience activations…

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Mash Flob: Turning Flash Mob Inside Out @ the MCA

[ January 18, 2011; 6:00 pm; February 15, 2011; 6:00 pm; March 15, 2011; 6:00 pm; April 19, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] .
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue – Chicago, IL

Be a part of the art or just watch the fun unfold. Mash Flob is your chance to collaborate with professional artists to create wildly infectious, participatory “happenings…

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Chicago Reggae Tuesdays

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Shambles
2050 West Division Street – Chicago, IL

Imagine a night in the Caribbean with the ambience of Bob Marley spiced with the newest latest dancehall hits straight out of Jamaica…

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Community Crafts Club @ Pullman Library

[ February 19, 2011; 2:00 pm; March 5, 2011; 2:00 pm; March 19, 2011; 2:00 pm; April 9, 2011; 2:00 pm; April 23, 2011; 2:00 pm; ] .
Pullman Library
11001 South Indiana Avenue – Chicago, IL

Join our community crafts club! Bring your current craft project (knitting, crocheting, needlepoint…

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After School Adventure Club

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Chinatown Library
2353 South Wentworth Avenue – Chicago, IL

Join us for some afterschool fun each Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., and then at the conclusion of each adventure…

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Homolatte: Music & Spoken Word Series

[ April 5, 2011; 7:30 pm; April 19, 2011; 7:30 pm; May 3, 2011; 7:30 pm; May 17, 2011; 7:30 pm; June 7, 2011; 7:30 pm; ] .
Big Chicks/Tweet
5024 North Sheridan Road – Chicago, IL
**Donations suggested

HOMOLATTE CHICAGO is a bi-monthly, all-ages, queer music and spoken word series curated and hosted by Scott Free…

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Jazz Links Jam Sessions

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Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street – Chicago, IL

Monthly jam session for young jazz musicians in Chicago. Students are given the opportunity to perform with world-class professionals in the Jazz Links house band, led by…

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Pop-up Saturdays for Teens @ Harold Washington Library

[ April 23, 2011; 1:00 pm; April 30, 2011; 1:00 pm; May 7, 2011; 1:00 pm; May 14, 2011; 1:00 pm; May 21, 2011; 1:00 pm; ] .
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street – Chicago, IL

Join mentors Jen and Niq and explore how analogue and digital art worlds collide in public art forums right here in our great city. Every week we will explore galleries, stores, museums…

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Under The Picasso @ Noon

[ April 22, 2011; 12:00 pm; April 28, 2011; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] .
Daley Plaza
50 West Washington Street – Chicago, IL

Under the Picasso at Daley Plaza features lunchtime performances, ethnic festivals, holiday celebrations, farmers markets and more…

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Free Intro to Yoga @ Bloom Yoga Studio

[ February 5, 2011; 2:00 pm; March 5, 2011; 2:00 pm; April 2, 2011; 2:00 pm; May 7, 2011; 2:00 pm; ] .
Bloom Yoga Studio
4663 North Rockwell Avenue – Chicago, IL
**Registration recommended, but not required

Are you curious about yoga but unsure whether you want to commit to an hour and a half class right off the bat? Our free monthly Intro to Yoga workshop is…

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Mama Get-Together

[ February 1, 2011; 1:00 pm; March 1, 2011; 1:00 pm; April 5, 2011; 1:00 pm; May 3, 2011; 1:00 pm; ] .
Bloom Yoga Studio
4663 North Rockwell Avenue – Chicago, IL

Connect with other moms in this free monthly drop-in time. Bring your little one along for fun and community! Hang out…

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Shedd Aquarium: Community Discount Days

[ February 28, 2011; June 12, 2011 to June 16, 2011. September 12, 2011 to September 13, 2011. September 19, 2011 to September 20, 2011. September 26, 2011 to September 27, 2011. ] .
John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive – Chicago, IL

At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. On our Community Discount Days, general admission is free. Includes the…

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Museum of Science and Industry

[ February 14, 2011 to February 15, 2011. February 22, 2011; June 1, 2011 to June 2, 2011. June 6, 2011 to June 9, 2011. September 6, 2011 to September 9, 2011. September 12, 2011 to September 16, 2011. ] .
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive – Chicago, IL

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to…

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Ice Skating in Millennium Park

[ January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2012. February 1, 2012 to February 29, 2012. March 1, 2012 to March 11, 2012. ] .
Millennium Park
55 North Michigan Avenue – Chicago, IL

Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park opened on Friday, November 18th and will remain open through Sunday, March 11th…

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Discovery Dig Wednesdays

[ January 11, 2012; 3:00 pm; January 18, 2012; 3:00 pm; January 25, 2012; 3:00 pm; February 1, 2012; 3:00 pm; February 8, 2012; 3:00 pm; ] .
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue – Chicago, IL

Join us every Wednesday afternoon in the Children’s Garden for an open exploration in our popular “Dig Pit.” Families have the chance to get their…

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Origami Open House presented by the Chicago Area Origami Society

[ January 8, 2011; 1:00 pm; March 12, 2011; 1:00 pm; April 9, 2011; 1:00 pm; May 14, 2011; 1:00 pm; ] .
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue – Chicago, IL

Every second Saturday of the month in the Conservatory’s Classroom, the Chicago Area Origami Society presents a free drop-in Origami Open House to our visitors. Please drop by — both kids and adults are welcome…

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Wild Wednesdays @ the Garfield Conservatory

[ January 26, 2011; 3:00 pm; February 23, 2011; 3:00 pm; March 30, 2011; 3:00 pm; April 27, 2011; 3:00 pm; May 25, 2011; 3:00 pm; ] .
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue – Chicago, IL

Throughout the season, we are celebrating “wild things” with live animal presenter Scott Heinrichs. Come out and ask Mr. Heinrichs questions about each animal and get a close-up…

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Café Society: Northwest side

[ January 13, 2012; 5:00 pm; February 10, 2012; 5:00 pm; March 9, 2012; 5:00 pm; April 13, 2012; 5:00 pm; ] .
Ron’s Barber Shop
6058 West North Avenue – Chicago IL

Every second Friday, the public is invited to gather at Ron’s Barber Shop to discuss a pre-selected current event or issue. Café Society is a fun and engaging place to…

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Café Society: Southside

[ February 2, 2012; 7:00 pm; March 1, 2012; 7:00 pm; April 5, 2012; 7:00 pm; May 3, 2012; 7:00 pm; ] .
Valois
1518 East 53rd Street – Chicago IL

Every first Thursday, the public is invited to gather in Valois to discuss a pre-selected current event or issue. Café Society is a fun and engaging place to…

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Meditation Introduction Workshop

[ March 31, 2011; 6:15 pm; April 7, 2011; 6:15 pm; April 14, 2011; 6:15 pm; April 21, 2011; 6:15 pm; April 28, 2011; 6:15 pm; ] .
Inner Metamorphosis University
1418 West Howard Street – Chicago, IL
***Appointment required

This class is an introduction to playful meditative exercises. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions that arise in your search for…

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Back to the Beach: Chicago Beaches All Summer

Chicago’s Lakefront

We invite you to walk, eat, jog, catch some rays, bike, rollerblade, sail, play volleyball, explore, or just relax along Chicago’s lakefront. The 2009 beach season runs…

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Lurie Garden: ASK ME Days

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Lurie Garden
Millennium Park
55 North Michigan Avenue – Chicago, IL

Ask our knowledgeable volunteers about the Lurie Garden’s history, as well as its symbolism, plants, design and the many sustainable…

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Lurie Garden Guided Walks

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Lurie Garden
Millennium Park
55 North Michigan Avenue – Chicago, IL

Learn more about the Lurie Garden during free 20-minute guided walks with University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Discover…

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Café Society: Downtown

[ January 18, 2012; 1:00 pm; February 15, 2012; 1:00 pm; March 21, 2012; 1:00 pm; April 18, 2012; 1:00 pm; ] .
Randolph Cafe
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street – Chicago IL

Every Wednesday, the public is invited to gather at the large table in the Randolph Café to discuss a pre-selected current event or…

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Morning Glories for Families @ the Garfield Conservatory

[ January 9, 2012; 10:00 am; January 16, 2012; 10:00 am; January 23, 2012; 10:00 am; January 30, 2012; 10:00 am; February 6, 2012; 10:00 am; ] .
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue – Chicago, IL
$1 suggested donation per family

Enjoy learning together with your preschooler in this weekly drop-in activity and story time. Projects are fun, interactive, and encourage children’s curiosity towards plants. Projects change seasonally, so…

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Family Make & Take Activity @ the Garfield Conservatory

[ January 14, 2012 1:00 pm to January 15, 2012 1:00 pm. January 21, 2012 1:00 pm to January 22, 2012 1:00 pm. January 28, 2012 1:00 pm to January 29, 2012 1:00 pm. February 4, 2012 1:00 pm to February 5, 2012 1:00 pm. February 11, 2012 1:00 pm to February 12, 2012 1:00 pm. ] .
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue – Chicago, IL
Every Saturday and Sunday, anytime between 1:00p and 3:00p

Come share in some hands-on family fun with activities that explore the power of plants and highlight the Conservatory’s plant collection. Fern bookmarks, soil-less plantings…

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Discover the Power of Plants @ the Garfield Conservatory

[ January 14, 2012 to January 15, 2012. January 21, 2012 to January 22, 2012. January 28, 2012 to January 29, 2012. February 4, 2012 to February 5, 2012. February 11, 2012 to February 12, 2012. ] .
Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue – Chicago, IL

Drop in for some multi-sensory activities that are sure to keep your curiosity about plants growing. Read a book under one of the giant leaves, learn about prehistoric plants and…

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