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Saturday 2015.10.10 ^
Andersonville Arts Weekend (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free Fr 6p-midnt, Sa 11a-midnt, Su noon-7p.
Interesting events all over the strip.
Andersonville, 773/728-2995, 5300 N. Clark. Spanning Clark from about 5000 N to 5700 N.

UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2015.10.18 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
Washington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15 10a-5p.
Open to public, high quality reptile show brings together top dealers from across the country for world-class "herps" exhibition and sale. Don't miss this, opportunity to get up-close and personal with snakes, frogs, turtles, geckos, iguanas and tortoises.
Convention Center at Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select, 708/444-1100, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park.

* VeganMania (since 2009). Yearly. All ages. Free 10a-5p.
Daylong fest showcasing unique vegan commerce, culture, community, and food! Large vending area with live entertainment, games, contests, art show, a kids area, DJs, bands, more.
Broadway Armory, 5917 N Broadway.

Bike Tour of Rogers Park. All ages. $10+ 11a-4p.
Lee Diamond leads 15 miles of northeast side.
Warren Park, 6601 N Western.

Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art. -2015.10.29 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

Double Ten Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 12:30p.
Celebrating Chinese Independence "National Day" (since 1911) with a parade of patriots, marching bands, floats, lion teams, giant Mystical Dragon, more.
Chinatown, 312/225-6198, Wentworth and Cermak. Continues from 22nd to 24th Street.

College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p.
Structured weekly free speech forum with quality lecturers and good American food and bar.
10.10: The Oligarchy and the Murder of JFK.
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.

Mucca Pazza. All ages. $23 6p.
W/ Brother Starrace, Jennifer Hall, Spaces of Disappearance, I Lost Control.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Circus in Progress. All ages. $15+ 4:30+7:30p.
Graduation showcase for the Professional Circus Training Program.
The Actors Gymnasium, 847/328-2795, 927 Noyes St, Evanston.

For Love&Rock&Roll. All ages. $25 8p-2a.
Live tribute to the women of rock.
Concord Music Hall, 773/570-4000, 2047 N Milwaukee. Near Blue Line Western stop. Body searches. No reentry.

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 8p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties.
Uptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway.

Lewis Black. $39-75 8p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

Suicide Girls. 18+ $25+ 8p.
Blackheart Burlesque Tour, stripteases and performances poking fun at Game of Thrones, The Big Lebowski, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars.
Abbey Pub, 773/478-4408, 3420 W Grace. At Elston.

"Twisted" Saturdays 21+ $0 -11p, $5 -1a, $7+ 9:30p-5a.
"Meet and mingle with a truly diverse crowd. Dress up or dress down... this is the place to be what you want to be!"
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.

Seasonal ^
* Circus In The Parks. -2015.10.18 Yearly. All ages. $0-15 Shows at 2+5p.
Midnight Circus' world class troupe of clowns, contortionists, acrobats, etc perform just a few shows in each park.
10.10+11: Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave
10.16-18: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave.

Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
Various city locations.

Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2015.11.01 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.

Pumpkin Farms. -2015.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.

World's Best Costume Shop. -2015.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.

Best haunted house in Illinois. Threepeat winner of Haunted Illinois vote. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. $15-25, free parking, Su-Th -10p, Fr+Sa 7-11p.
Regularly overhauled, 14Ksqft, wheelchair access, 22 rooms, 40+ animatronics, 40+ performers, and scary SMELLS!
Dream Reapers Haunted House, 708/344-2084, 1985 N Mannheim, Melrose Park.

Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2015.10.31 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.

Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.

Ongoing ^
"Pan" now playing.
Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

* "Steve Jobs" now playing.
Aaron Sorkin / Walter Isaacson w/ Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"The Walk" now playing.
Robert Zemeckis w/ Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Now playing.
The Martian, The Intern, American Ultra, Grandma, Hitman: Agent 47, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Fantastic Four, Ricki and the Flash, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mission: Impossible 5, Vacation, Pixels, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes, Minions, Terminator Genisys, Ted 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Tomorrowland, Mad Max: Fury Road, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

The Tempest. -2015.11.08 All ages. $30+ Various times.
"Welcome to a unique and impossible world where spirits roam, magic is real, reality is elusive and illusion abounds." Directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn&) with choreography by Pilobolus and songs by Tom Wait.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 312/595-5600, 800 E Grand. Navy Pier.

WAY too much great theater and comedy and dance to cover.
Pickup Reader and NewCity and TimeOut magazines.
Hundreds of city locations.

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