Are you a lifelong learner? Are your evenings and weekends the envy of your peers? We get it. It’s always hard being the arbiter of good taste and curated outings. That’s why Dabble is here as your personal planning resource. So, go ahead…explore your creative side this month with a Dabble class or two and “fall” into a new hobby this month. Bonus: We’ve made it easy for you by breaking down some of our best classes!

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Calligraphy and a Cold One: Blending microbrews and calligraphy is an amazing idea, but now that it’s on our list you can be sure to brag and tag away. Join Sam Handel to hone your script skills in what is quickly becoming one of Dabble’s most popular classes! Bonus, Calligraphy and a Cold One is hosted at some of Chicago’s hottest venues including Hopewell Brewing and Hotel Lincoln.


We may be biased, but we believe that Dabble is the perfect creative option for a fun, hands-on date. However, before you sign up for a pasta-making class with your crush at Whole Foods, you’d be wise to check out Dating 101: Beauty + Style + SavvyJoin goldplaited finishing salon, Camille Virginia of Girl Gets Date, and wardrobe stylist Megan Jedlinski for a two-hour seminar guaranteed to make sure you land that next date. Each expert will be given 30 minutes to share their advice followed by a 30-minute mix and mingle to chat with the instructors.


Corruption Walking Tour: From today’s convict governors back to the shady 19th century land deals that turned mud into metropolis, Chicago has a centuries old tradition of graft, kickbacks, and corruption. Join former newspaper reporter Paul Dailing as he pulls the curtain back on these hidden stories about the darker side of politics.


Make Your Own Blown Glass Ornaments: Who doesn’t want to play with liquid glass and put a big, fat DONE on their holiday gift giving before Thanksgiving? In this fun, hands-on, two-hour workshop, students will receive glass “points” that you fill with beautiful colored glass of your choice that you then learn to blow with a torch. The end result is a beautiful handmade glass ornament just in time for the holidays!


Enjoy eating sushi? Ever wonder how those delicious rolls are prepared? Join Joelen Kenny of “What’s Cookin Chicago” for Sushi Made Easy in Lincoln Park at Bespeak Studios. Learn how to skillfully make maki (rolls) and temaki (cone shaped hand rolls) just in time to entertain for the holidays. Please come hungry and feel free to BYOB!

Have ideas for other great Dabble classes? Let us know by submitting ideas here or encouraging friends to sign up to teach on Dabble. Go Dabble!