Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Dinner: We will dine out at a popular eatery on the Gold Coast.Evening: ORIENTATION & WELCOME: Following dinner we'll review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have. You'll also have an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants during a get-acquainted session.
This City Highlights Weekend in Chicago is a new Road Scholar "Flex" program. It is different from other programs with more opportunities for you to dine out and explore on your own. Several meals have been excluded from the program cost and you will have substantial free time for personal independent exploration. We hope you enjoy this new "Flex" program and the highlights of what's on in Chicago this weekend.Lodging: Club QuartersMeals Included: Dinner
Take the rest of the morning to explore more of the city on your own, from the Magnificent Mile to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lincoln Park Zoo and Gardens, the observation deck and glass ledge of the Sears Tower, and so much more. You may choose to join the Group Leader on an impromptu walk.Lunch: Lunch is on your own to choose the cuisine of your choice from among the many casual Chicago cafes or restaurants. You're also welcome to accompany the Group Leader (at your cost).Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: The Art Institute of Chicago. We will take a bus down Michigan Avenue from the hotel to the world renowned Art Institute of Chicago for an expert-led exploration of the museum with time to visit the galleries that are of particular interest to you. There is never enough time at the Art Institute, and those who so wish may go earlier in the morning to explore on their own, meeting the group at 1:30 pm at the Michigan Avenue entrance.
Those who wish to do so may join one of our Group Leaders for a drink (at your cost) at the historic Palmer House Hotel, on the way to dinner. Those who wish to stay longer at the Art Institute will join our second Group Leader for a leisurely stroll to the restaurant.Dinner: Dinner this evening is at a popular Chicago restaurant, conveniently located in close proximity to the Art Institute and the Auditorium Theatre.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Michael Feinstein with Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra.
Legendary American singer, pianist, and music revivalist Michael Feinstein unites with Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra to showcase the most beloved tunes from the American Songbook for one performance only.
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is a designated National Historic Landmark. It is the venue of choice for major dance companies, Broadway musicals, popular music concerts, a jazz music series, and numerous community events.Lodging: Club QuartersMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Primarily an outgrowth of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893, the Field Museum today it is part of a lakefront Museum Campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. These three institutions are regarded as among the finest of their kind in the world and together attract more visits annually than any comparable site in Chicago.
PROGRAM CONCLUDES: The program concludes with our return to the hotel at approximately noon.
We trust you have enjoyed this new City Highlights Weekend "Flex" program and will join us for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast