The Great American Lobster Fest: Seafood, Live Music & More

at Navy Pier, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 30
Sat, August 31
Sun, September 01
FULL PRICE: $50 - $128
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $94

The Midwest's largest seafood festival returns for a Labor Day weekend's worth of live music, libations and lobster -- lots and lots of lobster, flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast. ... [more+]

The Midwest's largest seafood festival returns for a Labor Day weekend's worth of live music, libations and lobster -- lots and lots of lobster, flown in fresh from the cold waters of the East Coast. Crustacean lovers and land-lubbers alike will have plenty of choices for chowing down, including non-seafood items, sweets and vegetarian dishes to enjoy, plus family-friendly games and activities, unique arts & crafts shopping and music from local bands and DJs. The Lobster Meal Experience includes one full lobster (approximately 1.25 pounds) or lobster roll, served with corn on the cob, potatoes, a dinner roll, fresh cut lemons and melted butter, along with reserved seating in the Aon Grand Ballroom. The VIP Experience adds on four drink vouchers, plus access to the VIP Lounge, with special tastings and more. So bring the whole family, a date or just a bib and a ginormous appetite to Chicago's legendary Navy Pier. [less-]

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

at Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 25
Sun, September 01
Sun, September 08
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Witness art and history come to life at one of our summer performances. From the playful bounding of new foals to the strong, precise jumps of our stallions, everyone will be captivated by the strengt... [more+]

Witness art and history come to life at one of our summer performances. From the playful bounding of new foals to the strong, precise jumps of our stallions, everyone will be captivated by the strength, beauty and intelligence of these horses. Each performance, set to music, is a study in classical horsemanship which has been practiced in Europe since the 16th century; the Lipizzans have been performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, since the 1500s. We offer a taste of Vienna right in your backyard. [less-]

"USA Today" Wine & Food Experience

at The United Club at Soldier Field, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, November 16
FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $32.50

Join your fellow foodies at the United Club at Soldier Field for the "USA Today" Wine & Food Experience, a savory culinary exploration showcasing the best food, wine, and beer from local and national ... [more+]

Join your fellow foodies at the United Club at Soldier Field for the "USA Today" Wine & Food Experience, a savory culinary exploration showcasing the best food, wine, and beer from local and national chefs. This year's event features restaurateur, author and star of "Queer Eye" Antoni Porowski, chef and star of "Chopped" Scott Conant, along with WWE champions, winemakers and stars of E!’s "Total Bellas", Brie and Nikki Bella. Catch a cellar class with Ian Cauble, one of 274 Master Sommeliers in the world or James Beard winner David Lynch. Tickets include samplings of chef creations from over 30 of Chicago's finest restaurants, tastings of fine wines, spirits and craft beers. [less-]

"The Penis Talk Show": A Frank Exposé

at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Mon, August 26
Tue, August 27
Mon, September 23
+ 3 more dates
Mon, August 26
Tue, August 27
Mon, September 23
Tue, September 24
Tue, October 22
Wed, October 23
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $18

Cue jokes about getting a "rise" out of the audience ... "The Penis Talk Show" delivers on exactly what its title promises, as three exposed yet totally anonymous individuals take to The Buena at Prid... [more+]

Cue jokes about getting a "rise" out of the audience ... "The Penis Talk Show" delivers on exactly what its title promises, as three exposed yet totally anonymous individuals take to The Buena at Pride Arts Center in Chicago to converse with the audience and share their most personal penis-centric stories. A titillating yet educational and even (ahem) uplifting peek into human sexuality, "The Penis Talk Show"'s discreet interview format allows its onstage subjects to be as frank as they want to be, and to answer your most burning questions. Come find out everything you've ever wanted to know about male genitalia, but were afraid to ask. [less-]

Wine Fest on the Beach

at Shore Club, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 13
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $35

Raise a toast to another Windy City summer with a wine-tasting event at Lake Shore Drive's swanky Shore Club on North Avenue Beach. You'll be sampling a wide array of varietals, as well as enjoying gi... [more+]

Raise a toast to another Windy City summer with a wine-tasting event at Lake Shore Drive's swanky Shore Club on North Avenue Beach. You'll be sampling a wide array of varietals, as well as enjoying giveaways and more, plus you'll get to enjoy a Chicago sunset from the sand. [less-]

"Pier Pressure": Labor Day White Party Cruise

at Spirit of Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 01
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

Labor Day’s the unofficial end of summer, and this weekend party cruise is a great way to say so-long to the sun-and-fun season. Don’t forget to wear all white when you board the Spirit of Chicago... [more+]

Labor Day’s the unofficial end of summer, and this weekend party cruise is a great way to say so-long to the sun-and-fun season. Don’t forget to wear all white when you board the Spirit of Chicago — everyone’s doing it (this cruise is called Pier Pressure, after all). [less-]

Late-Night Buffet Booze Cruise on Lake Michigan

at Yacht Party Chicago at Navy Pier, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 24
Sat, August 31
Sat, September 07
+ 3 more dates
Sat, August 24
Sat, August 31
Sat, September 07
Sat, September 14
Sat, September 21
Sat, September 28
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FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $35

Take your night out onto the water aboard a luxury yacht. Soak up the sparkling lights of the Chicago skyline as you party the night away on a late-night booze cruise. Work up an appetite on the dance... [more+]

Take your night out onto the water aboard a luxury yacht. Soak up the sparkling lights of the Chicago skyline as you party the night away on a late-night booze cruise. Work up an appetite on the dance floor to the live DJ, have a bite at the included buffet, and head out to the top deck to feel the night breeze while you enjoy a drink and watch the sights go by. So grab some friends, come out to Navy Pier, and get ready to party in style on Lake Michigan. [less-]

Chicago's Haunted History & Ghost Tour

at American Walks - Clark Street Bridge, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 03
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12.50

The tour starts off at the beloved Garrett's popcorn. Guests will receive a treat bag of "Garrett's Mix" before taking a spooky stroll through downtown Chicago narrated by one of the expert guides. Ch... [more+]

The tour starts off at the beloved Garrett's popcorn. Guests will receive a treat bag of "Garrett's Mix" before taking a spooky stroll through downtown Chicago narrated by one of the expert guides. Chicago has a very storied past and is known to be one of the most Haunted cities in America. The fact that Lincoln Park and much of the land along the lakefront sits on a graveyard with bodies still being discovered to this day may explain some of the hauntings. Or maybe it has more to do with Chicago's love affair with gangsters, guns, crime and murder. For October and November only, there are additional days and times available (see full event listing for details). [less-]

Unwind With a Tuesday Night Happy Hour Cruise

at Chicago Cruise Events at DuSable Harbor, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 27
Tue, September 03
Tue, September 10
+ 2 more dates
Tue, August 27
Tue, September 03
Tue, September 10
Tue, September 17
Tue, September 24
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20

Work week got you down already? Take a break with a Tuesday night happy-hour cruise aboard the lovely Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy dancing to a live DJ and the fully-stocked cash bars on the three-floor ... [more+]

Work week got you down already? Take a break with a Tuesday night happy-hour cruise aboard the lovely Anita Dee II yacht. Enjoy dancing to a live DJ and the fully-stocked cash bars on the three-floor yacht. This fun, leisurely 2.5-hour sail is a great way to unwind, kick back and mingle with old friends and new. [less-]

Feel the Timeless Magic of "The Wizard of Oz"

at Chicago Shakespeare Theater - at the Courtyard Theater on the Navy Pier, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 22
Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
+ 5 more dates
Thu, August 22
Thu, August 22
Fri, August 23
Fri, August 23
Sat, August 24
Sat, August 24
Sun, August 25
Sun, August 25
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FULL PRICE: $24 - $38
OFFER PRICE: $18 - $29

Take an unforgettable, 75-minute journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz, and share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer. Dorothy ... [more+]

Take an unforgettable, 75-minute journey down the Yellow Brick Road to the magical land of Oz, and share the wonder and delight of live theater with the young people in your life this summer. Dorothy and her trusty pup Toto encounter new friends — including Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion — and face unexpected challenges in the musical stage adaptation of the landmark 1939 MGM film. Be dazzled by the spectacular setting and charmed by its timeless score, featuring such cherished classics as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” After the show, meet the cast in the lobby of Chicago Shakespeare Theater for photos and fun. [less-]

Gumbo and Comedy at "Nita's Dinner Club"

at Nita's Gumbo, Country Club Hills
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 23
Fri, August 30
FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $21

Live up your Friday nights with adult BET comedy and Southern cooking. Come dine in at Nita's Gumbo to enjoy the best Louisiana flavors in the Chicagoland area. Then get ready to laugh.... [more+]

Live up your Friday nights with adult BET comedy and Southern cooking. Come dine in at Nita's Gumbo to enjoy the best Louisiana flavors in the Chicagoland area. Then get ready to laugh. [less-]

Chicago Navy Pier Food Tour

at Navy Pier, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 03
FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $25

The "Navy Pier Food Walk" is a food tour showcasing some of Chicago's most beloved foods at the Midwest's most iconic landmark. Explore the famed Navy Pier with one of our expert tour guides while sam... [more+]

The "Navy Pier Food Walk" is a food tour showcasing some of Chicago's most beloved foods at the Midwest's most iconic landmark. Explore the famed Navy Pier with one of our expert tour guides while sampling authentic fare along the way. Learn the rich history of the pier while taking in the gorgeous Chicago skyline. This walk is a perfect choice for a winter excursion as it takes place almost entirely indoors during the cold season and a mix of indoor and outdoor in the warmer weather months. Whether you're a tourist or a local, you're going to have a great time. Perfect for out-of-town guests and families, it also makes a great "no hassle" birthday solution. Bring an empty stomach as there is lots of food. Guests may purchase soft drinks or alcoholic beverages along the way. Note that meeting locations change frequently -- the location you receive after booking a specific date is the correct one. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": An Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

at Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 24
Sat, September 14
Sat, September 21
+ 1 more dates
Sat, August 24
Sat, September 14
Sat, September 21
Sat, September 28
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FULL PRICE: $96.75
OFFER PRICE: $69.95

Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Chicago to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since... [more+]

Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Chicago to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses, you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. This special Goldstar offer includes admission, dinner and a commemorative mug. And the top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening. [less-]

Chicago Riverwalk Tour With Chocolate, Drinks & Food

at American Walks - Daley Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 03
FULL PRICE: $85
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $35

Winding through the Chicago Loop, the Chicago River has been an integral part of the growth and history of the Windy City. On the Chicago Riverwalk Tour, you'll traverse the waterfront while learning ... [more+]

Winding through the Chicago Loop, the Chicago River has been an integral part of the growth and history of the Windy City. On the Chicago Riverwalk Tour, you'll traverse the waterfront while learning about its central role in the story of Chicago. Your tour starts at the famed Tribune Tower, where you'll have a chance to explore the legendary building's historically significant artifacts from around the world embedded into the tower walls. Then you'll go inside the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, which spirals five stories up. Take pictures of Merchandise Mart, Trump Tower, Marina City and more on your journey. The tour wraps up with a stop at a riverfront bar or restaurant for your choice of an included craft beer or glass of wine (or soft drink for the kiddos). Once the tour wraps up, stay and hang out, eat and take advantage of exclusive drink specials! [less-]

Fresh Humor: "Comedians You Should Know"

at Timothy O'Toole's, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, August 28
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: COMP

If you're tired of the same old jokes you've heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O'Toole's pub. With a different lineup each week... [more+]

If you're tired of the same old jokes you've heard before, you can catch original, fresh, showcase-style stand-up comedy at the classy downtown Timothy O'Toole's pub. With a different lineup each week, there's always a new reason to see the show and refill your laugh tank. Amidst the rich and vibrant Chicago comedy scene, "Comedians You Should Know" serves up an unending well of innovative humor with tomorrow's comedy stars before they hit it big. [less-]

Lara Fabian

at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 18
FULL PRICE: $129.50
OFFER PRICE: $69

Lara Fabian is the definition of an international pop star: She's represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest, gone triple-platinum in Canada, released a "Billboard" No. 1 hit in the U.S., a... [more+]

Lara Fabian is the definition of an international pop star: She's represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest, gone triple-platinum in Canada, released a "Billboard" No. 1 hit in the U.S., and had a single that dominated the Turkish charts for 19 straight weeks. She's got plenty to celebrate on her 50th birthday tour! [less-]

Wines, Food, Music, a Photo Booth & More

at Revel Fulton Market, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 14
Sat, September 14
FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $40

If you’re looking for a completely unpretentious -- and fun -- wine tasting event, "Wine Riot 2.0" has got you covered with music, activities, and a huge collection of new wines for you to sample an... [more+]

If you’re looking for a completely unpretentious -- and fun -- wine tasting event, "Wine Riot 2.0" has got you covered with music, activities, and a huge collection of new wines for you to sample and enjoy. Previous expertise isn't necessary at all -- just bring your love for vino, grab a glass and get drinking! [less-]

Delicious Food Tours of Chicago Neighborhoods

at American Walks - Daley Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 03
FULL PRICE: $50 - $60
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $25

Choose from one of five neighborhood food tours with more neighborhoods to be added in 2019. Guests can choose between food tours of Lakeview, Hyde Park, Wrigley, Little Italy, West Loop and Chinatown... [more+]

Choose from one of five neighborhood food tours with more neighborhoods to be added in 2019. Guests can choose between food tours of Lakeview, Hyde Park, Wrigley, Little Italy, West Loop and Chinatown. All your food is included and most guests get full as each tour has many different stops for food. Every tour can be vegetarian friendly by request. [less-]

Wednesday Cruise With Sunsets, Drinks, & Dancing

at Chicago Cruise Events at DuSable Harbor, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Wed, August 28
Wed, September 04
Wed, September 11
+ 2 more dates
Wed, August 28
Wed, September 04
Wed, September 11
Wed, September 18
Wed, September 25
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $20

Sunsets, skylines, drinks and boat rides -- that's how you know it's summer in Chicago. Get your fix of all four at once on this Wednesday night cruise on lovely Lake Michigan. Grab a cocktail from th... [more+]

Sunsets, skylines, drinks and boat rides -- that's how you know it's summer in Chicago. Get your fix of all four at once on this Wednesday night cruise on lovely Lake Michigan. Grab a cocktail from the cash bar and settle in for a perfect view of the city's weekly fireworks show (June - August), then hit the dance floor and party until the ship comes in. [less-]

Underground Chicago Walking Tour, With Small Bites & Wine

at American Walks - Daley Center, Chicago
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 03
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

The underground Chicago Walk is a tour through Chicago's pedway, a little-known tunnel system in the heart of downtown Chicago. It may sound scary but fear not, the recently rehabbed tunnels are used ... [more+]

The underground Chicago Walk is a tour through Chicago's pedway, a little-known tunnel system in the heart of downtown Chicago. It may sound scary but fear not, the recently rehabbed tunnels are used by thousands of savvy locals every day. The pedway connects many of Chicago's beloved landmarks, like Macy's (Marshall Field's), The Thompson Center, Block 37, The Daley Center, Millennium Park, City Hall and many more. Miles of new tunnels have been opened, with miles more in the works. Come explore the underground tunnels while sampling food at some of the unique restaurants, cafes and shops the pedway has to offer. You'll sample artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, frozen kefir, traditional Thai cuisine, Garrett's popcorn (a treat bag of their famous "Garrett's Mix"), a wine tasting at Macy's wine shop (Friday tours only) and a stop at Macy's Candy Kitchen. The tour stops by the unexpected underground American Victorian stained glass art exhibit and ends in the Chicago Cultural Center, home to the world's largest Tiffany dome glass ceiling. Give yourself some extra time after the tour -- which is updated for winter to keep you inside and warm -- to take in one or all of the Cultural Center's free art exhibits. Note that meeting locations change frequently and you will be given the correct meeting location after you book a specific date. [less-]