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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $20+ 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
10.07: Becomes The Allman Brothers.
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.

Magic Chicago (since 2004). 1st Wednesdays All ages. $25 7:30p.
Monthly showcase of skilled local magicians. Lobby bar, nearby chow.
10.07: Eugene Burger.
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.

Movieoke. 1st Wednesdays 21+ $? 9p.
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
Whistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.

"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.

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.
10.03+04: Independence Park, 3945 N Springfield Ave
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.

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.

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.

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 ^
"The Martian" now playing.
Ridley Scott w/ Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, ...
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 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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