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Exploring the culture and night life of Chicago can get expensive.

We have a discussion group on facebook, if you would like to join and discuss upcoming event ideas and things like that: https://www.facebook.com/groups/771200826332471/
Anyone can join, so please come on by!

This is a meetup group for things a little more on the inexpensive side- a great for parties, discount theatre tickets, bar discounts, free billiards nights, free days at museums, trips to the zoo, etc.

The less expensive it is to go out, the *more* we can all get together!

We'll see if we can get group discounts to some events, explore some "free days" at museums, go visit cheap greasy spoon diners, throw parties, etc.

I'm actually opening up the meetup so you can make suggestions of anything that's free and cheap in Chicago. Please bear in mind, while "free" is easy, "cheap" is relative.

Try to keep things inexpensive- if it's an item where there's a discount, a 50% discount is really sweet, but not if the cost is still something like $30. And don't just dump every little promotion you can think of here; that could go crazy. Use your good judgment, and let's find some terrific events to go to.

Upcoming events (5+)

Free tickets! SCARRED FOR LIFE, a world premiere in two acts (improv drama)

We're papering the house! It's opening weekend, and that means free tickets for Meetup! Theatre Momentum presents: Scarred for Life, a world premiere in two acts. Production by the ensemble. A world premiere, created nightly. Scarred for Life is an instant theatre production in two acts. These talented actors will use real life “scar stories” from our audience and fans as the foundation for characters- all to write and perform a unique piece of instant theatre. Each performance is different than the last, and weaves comedy and drama in equal measure. SCARRED FOR LIFE is Allison Asher, Peter Athans, Charlotte Atlee, Corey Drennon, Michael Fiddler, Micky Govern, Corey Haines, Buddy King, Brenton Pfaff, Sara Faye Richmond, Ryan Satterfeal, and Benjamin St. John. Directed by Tony Rielage (Artistic Director) Performances: Friday and Saturday nights, 8:30 PM through May 4 Location: Theatre Momentum 1803 W. Byron St Suite 216 Chicago, IL 60613 Tickets: FREE for you! Use the code "SpringTM" to get your free tickets. Please note, online ticket sales end ONE HOUR before the show, but there's usually still tickets at the door. Thanks! Get your tickets here: http://theatremomentum.com/scarred-for-life/ Stick around after the show to talk to the cast and mix and mingle with other Meetup folks over at Goldie's Bar! See you then!

Meet people playing Kickball, Softball or Beach Vball! Join solo or with friends

Leagues played at various locations around Chicago. See league specifics for details!

Spring seasons are starting up! But there's still a few league options with space: Tuesday Wrightwood Park Softball: Starts 4/30, 6 weeks - 3 guy & 3 girl spots left, register solo or play w/ friends! Just $65 w/ code 'MeetupHookup' http://s3leagues.com/tuesday-wrightwood-park-softball-spring-league-details.html BEACH VOLLEYBALL played Tues-Fri nights at North Ave & Montrose Beaches starting late May also have limited space for full teams, individuals & groups! http://s3leagues.com/spring-beach-volleyball-leagues.html -------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: The listed date and location for this Meetup are just placeholders. READ BELOW. IT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING ABOUT THE LEAGUES! These Simply Social coed rec leagues give you an exciting weekly activity to look forward to and break up the week that keep you active, social and meeting new people! I've been running em for 10 years now, and love seeing how easy it is for people to build lasting relationships because you hang out with the same group of players week after week during the 5-7 week season. Everyone makes friends, maybe meets that special someone and expands their social circle in S3! ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME (i.e. no experience required). I'm able to make teams for anyone aged 21-42. Simply register by yourself or with friends and I'll put you with others around your age for the season. After registering, simply hang tight and before your season begins I'll email EVERYTHING you need to know for the season including your teammates info, the full schedule, how/where we play and TONS more! The good times start at games but then continue as we mix and mingle over drinks ALL TOGETHER after playing at a bar everyone walks to. It's an amazing sight seeing so many S3 players in one bar. Over 50,000 past players (yeah that many haha) have had a blast! You can be a part of these seasons for just $50-$85 w/ promo code 'MEETUPHOOKUP' ($20 off!) *********************************************** FULL DETAILS & REGISTRATION: http://s3leagues.com/register-now-for-spring-softball-kickball--beach-volleyball-leagues-starting-in-aprilmay.html Meetup Group Members & Your Friends Get $20 OFF Softball & Kickball Player League Fees! USE PROMO CODE 'MEETUPHOOKUP' *Beach volleyball is already super cheap at just $50-$60. *********************************************** *Want to get placed on a team but can't make it to every game? No problem! We put extra players on every team to cover for ya. I look forward to meeting everyone at your league "Meet Your Team Initial Event" and then at games! Cheers, Ben :) ____________________________________________________________________________________ LEAGUES INCLUDE: (see each league page for full details) - 5-8 Week Season (varies by league) - Meet Your Team Pre-Season Initial Event! - We buy your team some beer each week! - Team player shirts in whatever size you ask for! - Exclusive player food and drink specials at your sponsor bar! - Teams get split up into multiple totally separate divisions based on records for playoffs and the winner of EACH division gets a team party prize! I hope you let me show you what makes S3 Simply Social Leagues so great. I promise it'll be a unique experience unlike anything you've ever been a part of :) PLEASE don't hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions! Cheers, Ben

Network Up on the Roof at Godfrey I/O Roofscape!

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago

Join us May 7th, for an exciting evening of networking at the Godfrey Hotel’s indoor/outdoor rooftop - I/O Roofscape! (4th floor). Enjoy a sponsored welcome drink, and network with a terrific group of professionals. You will meet and network with others in your profession or the profession you would like to be in (recruiters are welcome), as well as with potential new clients and friends at one of Chicago's trendiest indoor/outdoor rooftops. $12 - $20 tickets are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-up-on-the-roof-at-godfrey-io-roofscape-tickets-60153252999. Prices will go up as tickets are sold, so please get your tickets early. Tickets include great networking all evening long as well as: - A Drink Ticket - Free massages provided by Fitlifegive - Color coded name tag by industry - Delicious light appetizers while they last - $40 Credit from Getaround ride share for 1st time users - Free door prize raffle with great prizes - Networking with the greatest people anywhere! Please bring your business cards to distribute and for the raffle. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID All sales are final.

Be on Top of Your Networking at Cerise Rooftop!

Cerise Rooftop

Join us May 22nd from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and experience Chicago's top networking scene at Cerise Rooftop in the Virgin Hotel. Come join us and soak up some the best views Chicago has to offer. Enjoy a sponsored welcome drink and network in a relaxed atmosphere with a high level group of like minded professionals! You will meet and network with potential clients, business partners, others in your profession or in the profession you would like to be in (recruiters are welcome) while enjoying a great night at one of Chicago's trendiest venues. $12-$20 tickets are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/be-on-the-top-of-your-networking-at-cerise-rooftop-tickets-60615129484#tickets. Grab your ticket while you can as limited space is available and prices will go up as tickets are sold. Your Ticket Includes: - A Drink Ticket - Free Raffle Prize Entry - Great networking all night long with Chicago's Best Professionals! - Color coded name tags - $40 credit for first time users from our sponsor Getaround car sharing - Free massages from Fit Life Give Please bring your business cards to distribute and for the raffle.

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Spring Networking Event at Untitled Supper Club!

Untitled Supper Club

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