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Events on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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Saturday 2016.10.22 ^
Terror in the Aisles (since 2002). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20+ 12p.
24 Hours of Horror Movie Madness! Several feature films, special guests, vintage shorts, dealers, prizes, more.
Patio Theater, 773/283-7244, 6008 W. Irving Park Rd.

* The Halloween Gathering. Yearly. All ages. Free 2-8p.
2-5pm: Millennium Park Art and Halloween fest with family activities including mask workshops, performances, much more. Kids costume parade on The Maggie Daley Ribbon.
6-8pm: Parade with over a dozen of Chicago's most influential creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more. Parading north on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.
Chicago's Cultural Mile, Michigan at Adams. Harrison to Randolph.

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.
10.22: Libertarian Party of Illinois w/ Candidate for State Comptroller.
Dappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Saturdays 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.

Star Wars Burlesque. Saturdays 18+ $28 9p.
Gorilla Tango Theatre, 773/598-4549, 1919 N Milwaukee. By Blue Line Western stop.

"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.

Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p.
One-of-a-kind burlesque, drag, and aerial acts ranging from classic Vegas-style showgirls to cutting-edge gender-non-conforming performance artists.
Stage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.

Seasonal ^
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2016.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park, Garfield Park, Willis; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North, Horner Park, more; Su: WickerPark;
Various city locations.

Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2016.10.30 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.

Halloween in the Parks. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
Many Locations.

Pumpkin Farms. -2016.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.

World's Best Costume Shop. -2016.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.

Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2016.10.29 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 Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.

Ongoing ^
"Trumpland" now playing.
Michael Moore's newest film, supporting Hillary Clinton. Guerrilla release, may be available online.
Theaters Everywhere.

Chicago International Film Festival (since 1965). $8-11+ Various times.
World-class premiers, best of the best from six continents and 30+ countries. Dozens of special guests and jurors. See website for details.
Multiple Theaters.

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 Dressmaker, Snowden, Sully, Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sausage Party, Nine Lives, Suicide Squad, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Star Trek Beyond, Absolutely Fabulous, Cafe Society, Equals, Ghostbusters, Captain Fantastic, Cell, Zero Days, The Legend of Tarzan, Independence Day: Resurgence, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

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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