Bus Trip: The Best of Second City

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 12:45 PM - 7:00 PM. $48.00.

Experience some of the funniest sketches, songs, and improvisations from the Second City's fifty-five year history live and in person performed by The Second City Touring Company. This is where it all began for Second City alums Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more.

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Bus Trip: Chicago’s Early Film Industry

Monday, October 19, 2015, 9:45 AM - 3:00 PM. $35.00.

Go behind the scenes at the Chicago History Museum with an archivist to view photos, prints and architectural drawings that document Chicago's early film industry. Learn about production studios, movie palaces, film stars and plot lines. Before the tour visit The Secret Lives of Objects from the museum's vast collection of artifacts, documents and images.

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Bus Trip: Schweikher-Langsdorf Home & Studio

Friday, September 18, 2015, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM. $45.00.

Hop aboard our bus as we visit one of Illinois' hidden architectural gems, architect Paul Schweikher's 1938 home and studio sited on 7.5 acres in Schaumburg. An organic integration of eastern and western sensibilities, Mid-century Modern before such a term existed, we'll tour the home, including its Japanese garden, then enjoy the included lunch catered by Elegante Cuisine.

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Bus Trip: Sights of the City

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. $25.00.

Visit the Green City Farmer's Market. Shop for specialty foods from local producers and buy lunch. Take time to visit Lincoln Park Zoo or the Conservatory and then meet at the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum for a guided tour, including the Butterfly Room and the Wilderness Walk.

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Bus Trip: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Goodman Theatre

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM. $45.00.

Join us for the Chicago debut of Christopher Durang's hilarious Tony winning play at the Goodman Theatre. Aging siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike to throw her woebegone family deeper into midlife crisis.

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Bus Trip: Maker and Muse at the Driehaus Museum

Friday, June 19, 2015, 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM. $30.00.

Created in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the jewelry of Maker & Muse illuminates the artistic ideals defining every facet of design. Our special one-hour guided tour highlights the art jewelry of Maker & Muse and the unique story of the women who played a crucial role in its creation.

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Bus Trip: Plant Hunters at the Morton Arboretum

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $25.00.

Tour the Arboretum grounds by tram, then stop at the Sterling Morton Library to experience Plant Hunters, an exhibit featuring artifacts relating to famous plant hunters and exploring modern conservation efforts by the Arboretum's scientists.

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Bus Trip: Sense and Sensibility at Chicago Shakespeare

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. $40.00.

Jane Austen’s deliciously charming romance is full of wit, passion and now, glorious song. This is the world premiere of Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon’s musical, specially commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Bus Trip: Garfield Park Spring Flower Show

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. $20.00.

Escape the end of winter and put some spring in your step at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Enjoy gorgeous flowers at one of the largest conservatories in the world, long before they are blooming naturally outside.

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Bus Trip: Puppet Opera Theatre

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 2:45 PM - 6:30 PM. $20.00.

Following the tradition of the Kungsholm Puppet Opera, Rolling Meadows’ Opera in Focus presents scenes from well-known operas performed by beautifully designed puppets in a show for both opera aficionados and those without musical drama experience. Enjoy the performance, plus a backstage tour.

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Bus Trip: House of Blues Gospel Brunch

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. $40.00.

The House of Blues Gospel Brunch is legendary. Join us for local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs selected by the legendary gospel artist Kirk Franklin. Before and during the show, treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites, carving stations, southern specialties, and mouth-watering desserts.

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Bus Trip: Glessner House and Clarke House on Prairie Avenue

Friday, December 05, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Enjoy a glimpse into Christmas past. The Glessner House Museum offers guided tours of Glessner House, a National Historic Landmark and Clarke House, the City's oldest surviving building, located in the adjacent Chicago Women's Park and Gardens. Lunch off the menu at Little Branch Cafe.

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Bus Trip: Porgy and Bess at the Lyric Opera

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM. $48.00.

Join us for the Lyric Opera's performance of the great American opera, Porgy and Bess, a portrait of life in Catfish Row, a vibrant but impoverished African-American community on the South Carolina coast. Included is a thirty minute lecture on the play. Attend this and grab a snack at one of the Lyric's restaurant, or skip the lecture and enjoy a longer lunch at the Lyric.

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Bus Trip: Visit the Plant, a Sustainable Indoor Urban Farm

Saturday, November 01, 2014, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM. $20.00.

Join the Eisenhower Gardening Club on our trip to the Plant, a sustainable food production facility inside a re-purposed industrial building. Learn about aquaponic farming and renewable energy and visit the farm stand to shop.

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Bus Trip: U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM. $30.00.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the capture of the U-505, the Museum of Science and Industry offers an on-board guided tour of the submarine as well as a viewing of the Omnimax film D-day: Normandy 1944. You'll also have time to take the self-guided exhibit tour. Bring money for lunch.

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Bus Trip: Gold Coast & Astor Street Walking Tour

Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Discover the treasures of the Gold Coast with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Walk along Lake Shore Drive and in the Astor Street Historic District to learn about the beautiful homes, celebrated people and remarkable events of the area.

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Bus Trip: Garfield Farm Museum

Friday, August 15, 2014, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. $20.00.

Discover America's prairie farm heritage at the barnyard, and brick tavern of Garfield Farm Museum in La Fox. Experience daily life in the 1840s with costumed interpreters interacting with live geese, turkeys, sheep, oxen and rare Black Java chickens.

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Bus Trip: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $25.00.

120 years after the World's Columbian Exposition, the Field Museum opens its incredible collection, bringing to life one of the most spectacular events in Chicago’s history. Join us for a docent tour of the exhibit, including a meteorite so feared it was kept chained in a dungeon!

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Bus Trip: Edward Gorey at the Loyola University Museum of Art

Friday, June 06, 2014, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. $20.00.

The Loyola University Museum of Art presents the first major exhibition of artist Edward Gorey's work in his hometown. Join us for an in-depth look at the artist best known for his creepy illustrations and for the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!

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Bus Trip: The Baha’i Temple

Monday, May 19, 2014, 9:15 AM - 2:15 PM. $20.00.

One of only seven Baha'i temples in the world, this unique structure in Wilmette symbolizes unity and invites prayer with its nine sides and exquisite gardens and fountains. A docent will lead a tour of the temple and then you can buy your own lunch at Convito Cafe and Market.

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Bus Trip: Castles, Mansions and More

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. $25.00.

Explore two houses built just after the Great Fire, a Frank Lloyd Wright home and a true Chicago castle, all in the fascinating Beverly neighborhood. This tour showcases the Landmark District of Longwood Drive.

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Bus Trip: Revolution Brewpub Tour, Tasting and Lunch

Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM. $15.00

Revolution Brewing is Chicago's new hometown craft brewery where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Tour the brewery (not handicapped accessible). Then enjoy lunch and a beer.

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