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The awesome group........Targeting, but not limited to, those who are new in town and mainly in their 20's or 30's, here is a group designed for getting together to enjoy events/shows in the Chicago area. Events include sporting, concerts, happy hour, and whatever else that attracts interest. Meet at bars, parks, baseball/basketball games, rec-leagues, or anywhere that sounds fun.

Be social. Come hang out.

Upcoming events (4+)

Friday Night Coed Recreational 6s Volleyball League! ALL skill levels welcome!

Let's MEETUP on Friday Nights this winter for a Simply Social and laid back Coed Recreational Volleyball League where all skill levels are welcome! When the cold takes over Chicago, don't stay at home, come meet new people and have fun with us!

LOTS OF PEOPLE JOIN BY THEMSELVES OR WITH A FRIEND OR A FEW TO GET PLACED ON A TEAM OF OTHERS AROUND THEIR AGE!

For the past 12 years, people join my leagues because they're a super fun activity, but they also create a super friendly environment where making friends is just as important as the games. Hanging out with the same group for 7 weeks in a row makes it effortless to build lasting relationships. That really is the best part :)

Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team for this reason.

FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://s3leagues.com/winter-leagues/friday-windy-city-fieldhouse-indoor-volleyball/

PLAY 7 WEEKS FOR JUST $75 ($20 OFF) W/ PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' OR EMAIL [masked] (THAT'S ME!) TO REGISTER A FULL TEAM FOR A DISCOUNT!

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FULL LEAGUE DETAILS:

*Don't pay attention to the RSVP #. People find out about and join these leagues from many places and they fill up fast!

Before the season starts, you'll get an email with TONS of info for the season. Your teammates' names and emails, the full schedule, how we play and more.

LOCATION: Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W Logan Blvd) (near the Target off Diversey). There's a big parking lot here if you drive!

FIRST GAMES: Friday, February 3rd. Final night Friday, March 17th. Games run from 6:30-9:50 pm and your team's game time rotates each week.

POST-GAME HANG OUT SPONSOR BAR: Commonwealth Tavern, a quick drive from the alley - We get great specials and a private section of the bar for our league players!

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FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://s3leagues.com/winter-leagues/friday-windy-city-fieldhouse-indoor-volleyball/

PLAY 7 WEEKS FOR JUST $75 ($20 OFF) W/ PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP'

Let me know if you have any questions at all! I hope to see you there ;)

Cheers, Ben

$5 First Fridays Stand Up Comedy Shows at Chicago's best venue!

The World Famous Laugh Factory

The Laugh Factory in Lakeview (Broadway & Belmont) is open for comedy and we all could use some laughs! We always get A LOT of people to attend these shows. Often times over 100 Meetup members!

If you attend by yourself or with friends and want to be seated in the Meetup group section, simply request this when you check in at the ticket booth! Then just say hi to those around you :)

Every First Friday of the month we get $5 TICKETS to their shows at 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 pm. They're ALWAYS hilarious!

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Get your $5 tickets ASAP before the quantity they give us get sells out. And with our "laugh or get a refund" policy (that has never in 4 years been requested), I know you'll enjoy your MUCH NEEDED night out! This event is posted in lots of different Meetup groups, so the RSVP # won't show how many are actually attending.

READ THE DESCRIPTION OF EACH SHOW AND GET YOUR $5 TIX HERE: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory

*You can purchase tickets for several people and multiple shows this night through the link. No physical tickets will be issued. Your name will be on a list at the door and all tickets will be under the purchaser's name. Groups of up to 6 people can be sat together if arriving together.

Please Note: These shows are for ages 18+ w/ ID. If you show up after start time you will not be able to enter. There is a 2 drink minimum per person per show (non-alcoholic or alcoholic). Drinks are reasonably priced, and a comedy show is funnier with a few drinks, so this shouldn't be an issue with how cheap our tickets are :) Also, an 18% service fee (aka gratuity) will be applied to all drink tabs at payment to be given directly to service staff.

No refunds or exchanges but tickets can be transferred.

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Is there parking? Street parking and some garages are available throughout the area. However, public transit, ridesharing apps, and taxi services are highly encouraged.

What is the dress code? There is no dress code. Be comfortable!

READ THE DESCRIPTION OF EACH SHOW AND GET YOUR $5 TIX HERE: https://tinyurl.com/firstfridayslaughfactory

Enjoy the laughter!

-Ben

Play Whirlyball! It's like BumperCar Lacrosse & SO FUN. You've gotta try it!

Let's MEETUP on Sunday Nights to play WHIRLYBALL! It's one of the most fun indoor activities around and all skills are welcome. Come meet new people and have fun with us in this 6-week league playing something new and amazing.

LOTS OF PEOPLE JOIN BY THEMSELVES OR WITH A FRIEND OR A FEW TO GET PLACED ON A TEAM OF OTHERS AROUND THEIR AGE!

For the past 12 years, people have joined my leagues because they're not only super enjoyable activities, but they also create a friendly environment where it's easy to make friends. Hanging out with the same group every week makes it effortless to build relationships. That really is the best part :)

Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team for this very reason.

FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://s3leagues.com/winter-leagues/sunday-whirlyball/

PLAY 6 WEEKS FOR JUST $105 (YOU GET $20 OFF) W/ PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' OR EMAIL [masked] (THAT'S ME!) TO REGISTER A FULL TEAM FOR A NICE DISCOUNT!

Why does it cost so much? Participation fees are higher for this league compared to others that I run because court rental is REALLY expensive. Normally it's $250/hr but thankfully I get them to give us a discount doing a league. Whirlyball is REALLY fun though so it's totally worth it for a full season! 😉

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FULL LEAGUE DETAILS:

Where We Play: Whirlyball Chicago (there's a big parking lot)
First Games: Sunday, February 5th
Final Games: Sunday, March 19th
*No games Sun, February 12th for the Super Bowl

Length: 6 Weeks *The final night are our playoff tournaments and all teams make the playoffs!

Games Times: 5:00 & 6:30 pm. Arrive at your assigned start time. Your team will play a game, then sit out a game, and repeat this for your full match. This allows players to have a drink and mingle with their teammates between games! All teams will be "slotted" 90 minutes each night, and will be playing for 40-45 minutes of this "slot".

Rules & How We Play: https://s3leagues.com/rules/whirlyball

FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: https://s3leagues.com/winter-leagues/sunday-whirlyball/

IT'S JUST $105 W/ PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' OR EMAIL [masked] TO REGISTER A FULL TEAM!

Hope to see you there :)

Cheers,
Ben

Are you single? Perfect! Join our 5-Week Thursday Night Singles Skeeball League!

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar and Grill & Dueling Pianos

If you're single and looking to mingle this winter, don't stay home! MEETUP with us on Thursday Nights from February 23rd through March 23rd for a 5-week skeeball league where everyone is single!

This league is THE BEST way to meet other singles in a laid back, easy going environment! During the season you'll hang out with your team (which will be 50/50 ratio guys to girls around your age), but also lots of other teams, every Thursday night. Seeing the same people for 5 weeks makes it really easy to get to know each other and build relationships.

SIGN UP BY YOURSELF OR WITH FRIENDS and we'll place you on a coed team of 18-20 people with others around your age. Team are made for anyone aged 21-42. Every night you hang out and play a skeeball match against a different team, have a few drinks, get FREE batting cages and dueling pianos afterward to hang out to! And it's totally okay to miss a night here and there if you need to.

Maybe you meet someone you vibe with, maybe you make some new single friends to hang out with. Either way you will have an amazing season! There's a reason why this league has filled up every time for the last 24 seasons. Look at all those happy faces in the event picture, they didn't know each other before their season! :)

IT'S JUST $60 FOR 5-WEEKS OF AMAZING SINGLES FUN!!!

CHECK OUT THE FULL DETAILS & REGISTER HERE: https://s3leagues.com/winter-leagues/thursday-sluggers-singles-skeeball-season-2

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ADDITIONAL LEAGUE DETAILS:

*Don't pay attention to the RSVP #. I promote this league in many places and it always gets sold out!

First Games: Thursday, February 23rd

Games Start: 6:50, 7:40 or 8:30 pm (your game time rotates each week)

Length: 5 Weeks. The final night is a playoffs tournament!

Location: Sluggers (3540 N Clark St) in Wrigleyville

League Fees: Only $60 total per player for all 5 weeks! That's $12 a night, the cheapest singles event in town (and the best!)

CHECK OUT THE FULL DETAILS & REGISTER HERE: https://s3leagues.com/winter-leagues/thursday-sluggers-singles-skeeball-season-2

Send me a message if you have any questions at all! I hope to see you there ;)

Cheers, Ben