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  • Exploring Chicago: So Many Things to Do During RSNA 2017

    Check out highlights from RSNA’s roster of tours and events at RSNA 2017. By Brooke Keane

    September 1, 2017

    Saturday, November 25
    The Pearl Fishers Opera
    7:30 p.m. | $140
    From its leading men and leading lady, Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” demands the ultimate in vocal beauty for this sweepingly romantic drama that’s turned countless opera newcomers into ecstatic fans.

    Sunday, November 26
    Chicago City Highlights with Willis Tower Skydeck (French)
    8:30 a.m. | $67
    Experience Chicago on a three-hour tour. An expert guide will provide a wealth of knowledge on Chicago’s Gold Coast, Museum Campus, the Magnificent Mile, the Merchandise Mart and more. (Also offered in English at 9:30 a.m.)

    Monday, November 27
    Millennium Park Walking Tour (Spanish)
    8:30 a.m. | $35
    Millennium Park is an award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. A guided tour will highlight the works of world-renowned architects, planners, artists and designers. (Also available in French at 9 a.m. and English at 9:30 a.m.)

    Glass Blowing at Ignite
    9:30 a.m. | $165
    Ignite Glass Studios is one of Chicagoland’s most exciting and innovative special event venues. Each participant will enjoy a hands-on experience creating either a glass bowl or paperweight that is theirs to keep.

    Bloomingdale’s Culinary Event with Guest Chef
    1 p.m. | $80
    Visit Bloomingdale’s Home & Furniture Store and enjoy a demonstration with a local Chef from one of Chicago’s world renowned restaurants. Each registered guest will receive a Bloomingdale’s reusable bag and a $25 gift card for attending this event.

    Tuesday, November 28
    Architectural Walking Tour (English)
    8:30 a.m. | $35
    Stretch your legs, grab a camera and set off by foot to experience Chicago’s greatest landmarks. Your expert guide will keep you on your toes during an exciting 2 ½ -hour walk through the Loop. (Also available in French at 9 a.m. and Spanish at 9:30 a.m.)

    Behind the Scenes Field Museum and Lunch
    10 a.m. | $155
    The Field Museum houses nearly 23 million specimens and artifacts, but less than 1 percent of those are on display to the public. Explore the storerooms, libraries and working laboratories that house these unique collections during a behind-the-scenes tour.

    Holiday Lights Trolley Tour
    5:30 p.m. | $48
    Kick off the holiday season with an entertaining two-hour, lightly narrated tour aboard a famous Chicago Trolley through the festive lights and enchanting sights of wintertime in Chicago.

    Wednesday, November 29
    Shopping at Aurora Outlet Mall
    9 a.m. | $50
    Chicago Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest designer labels and brands, it’s Chicagoland’s discount shopping destination.

    Create Your Own Deep Dish Pizza at Lou Malnati’s
    1 p.m. | $165
    Considered by many the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati’s is as rich in history as its cuisine is in flavor. Guests will learn the art of creating the perfect deep dish, originally crafted in 1943 at Chicago’s first deep dish pizzeria.

    Mag Mile
    Magnificent Mile

    Field Museum

    Millennium Park