Art Institute, Chicago
Start the day off with a keynote lecture, then explore the Art Institute’s global collection. Exercise your creative side with an open studio and drop-in drawing activities, enjoy a musical performance and give dancing a spin with teaching artists from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Parkinson’s Project. Fee includes transportation, lunch and escort.
Code: REFL Day: Wednesday Date: 9/13 Time: 9:00 am-3:30 pm Fee: $29
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 9/1
Join us as we tour the beautiful countryside of Walworth County and learn all about barn quilts with step-on guide, Tom Laughlin. This interesting tour includes visits to White River County Park and Apple Barn Orchard & Winery. You’ll also enjoy a delicious lunch at Lake Geneva’s Tuscan Tavern & Grill. Don’t miss a great opportunity to get up close and personal with nature! Fee includes transportation, tour, lunch and escort.
Code: BARN Day: Wednesday Date: 9/20 Time: 7:30 am-5:30 pm Fee: $69
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 9/1
Villa Brunetti Banquets, Franklin Park
Enjoy a delightful afternoon full of music and comedy all while dining on a tasty 4-course lunch. Nico Dipierro starts the day off playing piano and singing in Italian. Then, John Truncali presents his “Voices of the Night” cabaret; singing as Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdink and more! Finally, the fun will conclude with a visit from comedian, Chuck Salvo. Fee includes transportation, lunch, admission and escort.
Code: ITAL Day: Wednesday Date: 10/11 Time: 10:45 am-4:00 pm Fee: $55
Min 14/Max 14 Register By: 9/8
The Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI
Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis Presley’s extraordinary life and career which features a live band, plus exciting and talented singers and dancers. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to entertain audiences of all generations. Don’t wait and register today, you “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience! Fee includes transportation, lunch, admission and escort.
Code: ELVIS Day: Wednesday Date: 10/18 Time: 7:45 am-6:00 pm Fee: $89
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 9/22
Tour one of the most exciting and unusual private residential homes in the Midwest! Discover the history of why a six-story pyramid house is located in Northern Illinois, get a peek inside the public areas, walk through the replica of King Tut’s tomb and enjoy an exciting presentation. You’ll be amazed by the lavishly designed interior, hieroglyphics, Egyptian busts and other ornamentation. A delicious Mediterranean Buffet is included featuring Beef Shish Kabobs, Mediterranean-style Chicken and more. Fee includes transportation, tour, lunch and escort.
Code: GOLD Day: Wednesday Date: 11/8 Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm Fee: $79
Min 24/Max 50 Register By: 10/6
The Dancing Horses Theatre, Delavan, WI
Start off the holiday season with The Dancing Horses Theatre’s “Christmas Magic” show. This enchanting Vegas-style spectacle features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in this fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning and performed in a state-of-the-art, yet intimate, 300-seat theatre, this live show is truly a must-see! The show concludes with the Dancing Waters, which features hundreds of water jets that are choreographed to music and presented in a brilliant kaleidoscope of changing lights. You’ll also have the opportunity to watch amazing parrots! These tropical treasures can roller skate, play basketball and sing. Fee includes transportation, lunch, admission and escort.
Code: HORSE Day: Wednesday Date: 11/15 Time: 9:15 am-6:00 pm Fee: $75
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 10/6
Oriental Theatre, Chicago
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. It doesn’t get much better than this, more than a musical, it’s a way of life. Catch this limited engagement which features both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffet classics, before it sets sail for Broadway! Fee includes transportation, Dress Circle seats and escort.
Code: MARG Day: Wednesday Date: 11/29 Time: 12:45-5:45 pm Fee: $95
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 10/13
Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) captures the magic of the Frank Capra holiday film. George Bailey’s Christmas Eve is transformed by an angel eager to earn his wings by showing the guiding influence one person has on so many others. Filled with the beauty of the season, Bedford Falls bursts on stage with yuletide spirit (despite Old Man Potter’s miserly plans) for a musical that applauds the true meaning of Christmas. Please make your entrée selection of Baked Glazed Ham or Baked Chicken at time of registration. Fee includes transportation, lunch, admission and escort.
Code: LIFE Day: Wednesday Date: 12/6 Time: 10:15 am-6:00 pm Fee: $69
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 10/13
Paramount Theatre, Aurora
When he was a baby, Buddy crawled into Santa’s sack of presents and was whisked away to the North Pole where he lived as an elf. But Buddy soon realizes the truth and goes in search of his father. Based on the hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have both kids and adults lighting up with laughter, humming tunes like “A Christmas Song” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” for days and rediscovering what it means to be a family. So this holiday season, join the Paramount family for the perfect feel-good show that will turn even the grumpiest of grinches into a happy-go-lucky bearer of Christmas cheer, singing loud for all to hear. Fee includes transportation, lunch, admission and escort.
Code: ELF Day: Wednesday Date: 12/13 Time: 10:00 am-5:30 pm Fee: $59
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 10/27
Symphony Center, Chicago
Ring in the holidays as Merry, Merry Chicago! returns with Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the internationally-renowned Chicago Children’s Choir. This festive concert features treasured carols, a spirited sing-along of holiday favorites and a very special guest from the North Pole. Fee includes transportation, Main Floor seats and escort.
Code: MERRY Day: Sunday Date: 12/17 Time: 11:45 am-5:00 pm Fee: $75
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 11/10
Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
The meteoric first collaboration of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat finishes Drury Lane’s season with a bang. Join Israel’s favorite son, Joseph, through his tumultuous ascent to the top in this timeless reminder of the unquenchable thirst of a man with a dream who had the courage to forge the destiny of a people and its powerful message of hope. The classic story of Joseph is paired with exuberant music, featuring favorites such as “Close Every Door,” “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.” Please make your entrée selection of Bistro Steak or Sautéed Tilapia at time of registration. Fee includes transportation, lunch, admission and escort
Code: DREAM Day: Wednesday Date: 1/24 Time: 10:30 am-4:30 pm Fee: $65
Min 18/Max 24 Register By: 12/15
Registration Deadlines - It is very important that you register BEFORE the deadline - otherwise the trip may be canceled if we do not meet our minimum.
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