Bus Trip: The American Writers Museum

Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. $25.00.

Chicago’s newest museum explores how writers influence the history, identity, culture, and lives of Americans while honoring some of the nation’s best novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, and essayists from Langston …

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Bus Trip: Hard Times at Lookingglass Theatre

Sunday, November 05, 2017, 12:30 – 5:30 PM. $55.00.

Lookingglass launches its 30th Season with the return of the circus-infused show, Hard Times. A collection of Dickensian characters inhabits the streets of Coketown where Gradgrind’s school churns out joyless …

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Bus Trip: The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 10:15 AM – 2:15 PM. $25.00.

Inside its fabulous jewel box of a building, Evanston’s Lizzadro Museum displays intricate carvings of jade, amber, ivory, coral, and agate from around the world alongside faceted gemstone treasures and …

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Bus Trip: Kline Creek Farm

Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. $20.00.

Step back in time to life on an 1890s Illinois farm. Stroll through the restored farmstead and meet costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques …

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Bus Trip: Lincoln Park Zoo

Sunday, August 06, 2017, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. $20.00.

Meet Preston, Dudley, Mendela and the rest of the African penguins living in the Zoo’s all new Penguin Cove. Dive below the icy waters of the Arctic Tundra with Siku, …

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Bus Trip: Discover Fermilab

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM. $35.00.

Fermilab is America’s premier physics laboratory. Join us for a walking tour of the famous particle accelerator and main control room, see the grounds from the 15th floor of Wilson …

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Bus Trip: My Fair Lady at the Lyric Opera

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 12:00 – 6:00 PM. $65.00.

An all-star cast, plus the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, will charm you with favorite tunes and the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller with a Cockney accent, and …

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Bus Trip: Historic Treasures of Culture and Commerce

Friday, April 07, 2017, 9:15 AM – 3:30 PM. $35.00.

Discover the great 19th and 20th century landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, ranging from museums to department stores, skyscrapers to concert halls, including the Reliance Building and the …

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Bus Trip: The Magic Play at the Goodman Theatre

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 12:15 – 6:00 PM. $35.00.

When a rising young magician takes the stage just hours after a breakup, his performance begins to unravel. He must accept that the tricks and deceptions he uses to dazzle his …

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Bus Trip: The Cook House

Friday, October 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Following the Chicago Fire, Ansel B. Cook became one of the area’s most successful contractors and builders. Today his 1878 home, filled with rooms depicting Victorian period scenes, houses the …

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Bus Trip: The Pedway – Warm Walk, Cool Architecture

On this Chicago Architecture Foundation walking tour, discover the fascinating “city below the city” used by Chicagoans every day, the Pedway. Get an introduction to the history of the Pedway …

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Bus Trip: The Mysterious Chicago

Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. $35.00.

Flappers who vanished from history. Submarine wrecks in the river. Disasters. Ghosts. Gangsters. Grave robbers. Secret alleys and pre-fire relics. Adam Selzer’s Mysterious Chicago “grab bag” bus tour is full …

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Bus Trip: Fabyan Villa and Japanese Gardens

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. $20.00.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home of Chicagoans George and Nelle Fabyan contains their collection of Asian artifacts, natural history specimens, original furniture and more. Their appreciation of Japanese culture is …

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Bus Trip: The King and I at the Lyric Opera

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 11:45 AM – 6:00 PM. $55.00.

The King of Siam meets his match in Anna, the feisty Welsh teacher hired to instruct his wives and children in the ways of the West. These two passionate people …

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Bus Trip: Blair Thomas and Co. Moby Dick

Sunday, April 03, 2016, 12:45 PM – 6:00 PM. $25.00.

Blair Thomas and Co perform a new interpretation of Captain Ahab’s relentless pursuit of the White Whale. The words of Hermann Melville’s great American novel are brought to life on …

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Bus Trip: Alfred Stieglitz at the Art Institute

Friday, March 11, 2016, 9:45 AM – 3:15 PM. $35.00.

Alfred Stieglitz was a photographer and art promoter, instrumental in making photography an accepted art form at the turn of the 20th century. Join us for a docent-led tour of …

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