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Friday 2014.10.24 ^
Joffrey Ballet's Swan Lake. -2014.10.26 All ages. $32-170 Various times.
http://joffrey.org
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://auditoriumtheatre.org
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United Nations Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1945 ratification of U.N. charter.
http://www.un.org
http://bedno.com/holidays
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World Origami Day. Yearly.
Dedicated to exposing the art of folding.
http://origami-usa.org/wod
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* Green Festival (since 2002). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? 10a-6p.
See some of the most innovative and cutting-edge green technologies in over 300 exhibits; everything from eco-fashion and natural home and health products, to solar panels, organic produce, workshops, speakers and networking.
http://greenfestivals.org
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Grand Red line stop then free trolley.
http://www.navypier.com
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Improvised Shakespeare. Fr/Th 18+ $14 10:30p+8p.
Based on audience suggestion The Co creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style with ALL the typical elements.
http://improvisedshakespeare.com
IO Theatre, 773/880-0199, 3541 N. Clark.
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
Greg Haus spins Electro / Progressive / Breaks / Alternative / Electronica.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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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.
http://neofuturists.org
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2014.10.26 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
http://sixflags.com/greatAmerica
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Pumpkin Farms. -2014.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2014.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
http://fantasycostumes.com
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"The Fear" -2014.10.31 Yearly. Teens+ $5-12 Fr-Su 6-11p.
Evil ship theme with a cargo of feared creatures. Also trick-or-treating, bounty maps, and entertainment Pier-wide.
http://thefearhauntedhouse.com
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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Best haunted house in Illinois. Threepeat winner of Haunted Illinois vote. -2014.10.31 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.
http://www.dreamreapers.com
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2014.11.01 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
http://screamscene.org
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
http://www.skokieparkdistrict.org
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Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fr/Sa 21+ $25 7:30-9p.
Hosted by Necromancer Neil Tobin. Hear true Chicago stories of the unexplained, brought to life through audience-involving demonstrations of telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship and magic -- at one of Chicago's most haunted nightspots. Price includes the show plus two drinks and general admission to the club.
800/979-3370 http://SupernaturalChicago.com
Castle, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn.
http://castlenightclubchicago.com
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Rocky Horror Picture Show. -2014.11.01 Yearly. 18+ $15+ 11:45p.
Large experienced cast entertains along with the movie.
http://midnightmadness.org
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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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;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2015.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p UNCONFIRMED
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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Ongoing ^
Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Now playing.
Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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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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Now playing.
Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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