2001.10.26 (week 226)
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REAL-TIME COOL: City hauntings at Navy Pier, L tour, Daley Plaza, Skokie, Waveland, etc. Friday: Invader Zim at 8p on NICK, and parties at Zentra and Crobar. Saturday: Kids at LPZ, Redmoon at Field Museum, Cabaret at Elbo Room, imposter bands at Double Door, party at Joe's, or my faves the costumed group skate downtown and drum&bass at Metro. Note that Sunday late night events get an extra hour from the time change (fall back). Sunday: Graceland Cemetary Tour, Great America, Double Door II, Prince at Berlin and Festish at SpyBar. Tuesday: Metro will in this humble Chicago editor's opinion be THE THE THE Halloween party of the year. Wednesday: the annual Redmoon performance in Logan Square is a don't miss. Also Disturbed, Widespread Panic, G.Love, StereoLab, Spiritualized, Evil Beaver, a special circus at HotHouse, and DJ TRACE at BIGWIG should be WICKED but other club parties will be more roomy. Now get this, Halloween appears to be a BLUE MOON in this timezone; the second full moon in a single month. Be careful. Thursday: the week wraps with All Saints day, Humanities fest, and more. By the way there are some great new photos posted. Go see!

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Sa-Su: Haunted Elevated Train Rides at Chicago Cultural Center.
Sa-Su: Fright Fest at Great America.
Su: Ghost Of Graceland Family Walking Tour at Graceland Cemetery.
...-Su: Trails of Terror at Peterson Park.
Sa-Su: Scream Scene Haunted House at Skokie Park District.
...-We: Hauntings at the Pier at Navy Pier.
...-We: Pumpkin Plaza and Haunted Village at Daley Plaza.
...-We: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy Costume Headquarters.
...-Th: Waking Life and Life+Debt at Music Box Theatre.
...-Su: Dance Africa at Auditorium Theatre.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Sum 41, Unwritten Law, Gob at Vic Theatre.
Fr: Red Masque Ball at Hall at Michael Reese Hospital.
Fr: Ekoostik Hookah at House of Blues.
Fr: BOO! Halloween fashion show at Zentra.
Fr: Bang at Crobar.
Ongoing: The S*x Diaries at The Playground Theater.
Fr: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at Neo-Futurarium.
Sa: Chicago Neighborhood Tour: Wicker Park / Humboldt Park at Chicago Cultural Center.
Sa: Redmoon All Hallows' Prelude Events at Field Museum.
Sa: Spooky Skate Rave at Daley Plaza.
Sa: B96 Halloween Bash at Allstate Arena.
Sa: Witches Ball at Irish American Center.
Sa-Su: Witches of Waveland Haunted House at Clock Tower.
Sa-Mo: Martin Lawrence at Chicago Theatre.
Sa: Dante's Voodoo Cabaret at Elbo Room.
Sa: Stars Halloween Bash PART I at Double Door.
Sa: "ENIGMA" at Industry Nightclub.
Sa: "Get Your Freak On" at Emporer's Headquarter.
Sa: Howard Fishman's Halloween party with Mike & Joe at Joe's Sports Bar.
Sa: Into The Darknessrave.
Sa: DJ? Acucrack, Kevin Cunningham, Seminar Residents at Metro.

Seasonal:    ^
* FREE CALENDAR! -2001.12.07.
Respond to give your address for a free October to October calendar, sponsored by Chicago's top DARK goods and service provides. Full of eerie black and white art.

Haunted Elevated Train Rides. Guided tour of spooky city history. Sa/Su/Th -2001.10.28 Yearly. All ages. Free 11:35a/12:15p/12:55p/1:35p.
Come early for tickets, first come first serve.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 77 E Randolph.

Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Sa/Su -2001.10.28 Yearly. All ages. $$$ 10a-9p.
Frankly, too much trouble and long lines to be worth the high prices.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 542 N Il Route 21, Gurnee.

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

Trails of Terror. 18 scenes of carnage over a half mile of park. -Sunday Yearly. 8+ $5 6:30-9:30p.
Wax Museum of Horror, Land of the Killer Toys, Tunnel of Terror, witches, werewolves, zombies, maze, food.
Peterson Park, 312/742-7584, 5801 N Pulaski.

Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Sa/Su -2001.10.28 Yearly. All ages (parental discretion). $6-10 7-10p.
Not for the faint of heart.
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.

Hauntings at the Pier. Scattered seasonal kid stuff, treasure hunts, costume contests, pirates, hayrides, haunted house. -2001.10.31 Yearly. All ages. free all day.
Kind of Halloween-Lite. Awesome outdoor sculptures leaving soon. New virtual gaming center open.
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.

Pumpkin Plaza and Haunted Village (since 1997). City decorated event for kids of all ages. -2001.10.31 Yearly. Mo-We 11a-3p, Th-Su 11a-8p.
Big castle set, entertainers, ghost stories, fortunes, pumpkin decorating, farmers market, Midnight Circus performers.
Daley Plaza, 312/744-3315. Washington and Dearborn.

World's Best Costume Shop. -2001.10.31 Yearly. Seasonal hours vary. Call to check. 9:30a-9p.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Also sponsors a "haunted graveyard" a block away. Go NOW and tell them sent you. Staff start wearing costumes soon.
Also see and for more ideas.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.

Ongoing:    ^
Waking Life and Life+Debt. -Thursday No pre-teens. $7.50 Various times.
Both profoundly acclaimed films. Waking Life is an immensely deep animated work taken from live action and dialog.
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.

Now playing.
Iron Monkey, Mulholland Drive, Bandits, Corky Romano, Zoolander, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Rat Race, Rush Hour 2, Glitter, Planet of the Apes, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

WAY too much GREAT dance and theater and comedy and poetry to cover.
Get yourself a Reader or NewCity magazine.
Hundreds of city locations.

Movies and Beer. Smoking, heckling, FUN! -Thursday 18+ (ID reqd) $5.
8p (Sa-Tu): Planet of the Apes - Tim Burton: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Estella Warren, ...
10p (Sa-Tu): Scary Movie 2 - Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Tori Spelling, ...
midnt (Sa): Jurassic Park III - Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Tea Leoni, ...
Brew & View, 312/618-VIEW, 3145 N Sheffield. Around the corner from the Red line Belmont stop.

Friday 2001.10.26:    ^
Dance Africa. -Sunday Various $. Various times.
Quality performances. Also artisans and merchants.
Auditorium Theatre, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.

Critical Mass. Last Fridays 5:30p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown. Now joined by some bladers.
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington.

Sum 41, Unwritten Law, Gob. All ages. SOLD OUT 7p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

* Red Masque Ball (since 1987). Annual Halloween Party against AIDS. 18+ $40 Plenty of free parking. 7:30p.
The 15th annual Halloween party against AIDS: The Red Masque Ball (formerly the Boo-Mitzvah). A creative Halloween costume dance and silent auction draws hundreds of people each year to help raise funds for the Research and Education Foundation of the Michael Reese Medical Staff HIV/AIDS Care Program, which provides medical care to indigent patients with HIV. The evening includes food, drinks, dancing and prizes. Silent auction items include everything from guitars signed by Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, to a Michael Jordan autographed basketball and works of art.
Hall at Michael Reese Hospital, 2816 S Ellis. LSD south to 31st. A few blocks south of McCormick Place.

* SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE: Invader Zim. Best new cartoon out! Fridays All ages. Free 8p.
Excellent and dark new animation from Jhonen Vasquez. Wildly bizarre adventures of an hyper-enthusiastic but short evil alien infiltrator.

Ekoostik Hookah. Jam Rock. 18+ $15 9p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

* BOO! Halloween fashion show. A Spectrum Of Sound production. 21+ $? 10p-4a.
"Don't expect to see your typical runway attire at this show. Boo is going to be the first and last thing you'll remember as you plunge into the depths of our dark and twisted world of fashion. Watch the dead come alive and walk again as they once did in their past life. Feel'n Freaky? I am, are you? then show it at BOO! Fetishwear gets you in free!!!" Hair&Makeup: MAC; Fashions: Michael Joseph (Chicago/Paris); Production: Lashaun; Hostess: Mistress Marilyn; DJs Cedric, Justin Long, Sativa, Shon Dervis.
Zentra, 312/787-0400, 923 W Weed. Between North and Division, by Joe's, behind Crobar.

Bang. "The Quality Of Sound" Fridays 21+ $15+ 10p-4a.
Well produced hotspot, nice change of scene in the mezz. Lots of house, crowded late. Dress well, no tennis shoes. Includes fetish friendly features.
10.26: Filming for the WB series "Elimidate".
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. No public transit.

The S*x Diaries. A play that combines improv, sketch comedy and music to parody love, sex and relationships. Fridays -2001.11.16 18+ $15 10:30p.
A totally engaging experience treats the audience to an evening of comedy, music and interactive games. "It's SNL meets LENO meets THE DATING GAME." Whether you want to make new friends, meet that special someone or just laugh at your love life come party with us!
773/377-5002 x3062
The Playground Theater, 3341 N Lincoln. Corner of Lincoln and Roscoe off Paulina Brown line stop.

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

Saturday 2001.10.27:    ^
Chicago Neighborhood Tour: Wicker Park / Humboldt Park. Bring a snack. 4th Saturday in October Yearly. $20-25 4hr 10a.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/742-1190, 77 E Randolph.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular (since 1987). Good outing for kids. Yearly. 12-2p.
Tens of thousands of costumed kids trick, treat and parade.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.

Redmoon All Hallows' Prelude Events (since 1995). All ages. $? 2p.
2-4:30p Shrine Building Workshop; 3p Celebration Parade. Free with admission to the museum.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive.

** Spooky Skate Rave (since 1999). Yearly. 2p.
Intermediate and advanced bladers COME OUT for this large group rolling tour of famous haunted local spots. Costume required, also bring a bag of candy to give out on Michagan avenue. Ends at Mickey's Snack Bar, 2450 N Clark around 4:30p for snax and drinx. A BLAST every year! See the photos. Chicago Skate Patrol sanctioned, protective gear (esp. helmet) strongly requested.
Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.

B96 Halloween Bash. Yearly. Ages? $28-50 6p.
P. Diddy, Craig David, Lil Mo, Fabolous and Afroman!
Allstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.

** Witches Ball (since 1994). A Great family friendly event hosted by Chicago Wiccans. 18+ $13-15 6p-12a.
"A Great event with children activities, Broomstick riding contest, ritual, and costume contest. Music provided by Charles "Mr. Bubble" Wood. Learn and Play with the real Witches of Chicago."
Irish American Center, 773/282-7035, 4626 N Knox.

Witches of Waveland Haunted House. Last Saturday in October -Sunday Yearly. 7+ $2 7-10p.
Hay ride, ghostly dancers, horror flicks, haunted forest and nine spooky rooms. Not for kids under 7.
Clock Tower, 312/742-PLAY, 3700 N Lake Shore Drive.

Martin Lawrence. -Monday $50-65 7:30p.
Chicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.

* Dante's Voodoo Cabaret. 21+ $25? 8p-3a.
Burlesque style performance with band, sultry singing, fan dance. Worth seeing. Performance near midnt?
Elbo Room, 773/549-7700, 2871 N Lincoln.

Stars Halloween Bash (since 1997) PART I. Local bands appear costumed as other famous bands. Yearly. 21+ $10 (Doors 8p) 8:30p.
LOCAL H as The Sex Pistols, FIGDISH as TBA, MARVEL KIND as Billy Idol, WOOLWORTHY as Aerosmith, PREMIUM as Ratt, MONSTER TRUX as Twisted Sister, HUSTLER as The Stooges.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.

"ENIGMA" The Hottest Halloween Costume Event! 17+ $15 presale, $20 at door. 9p-7a.
Northstar Entertainment presents 10 hours of nonstop music featuring Mindrippers: Mixin Marc, Alex Peace, Submerge 101, DJ Loverboy, DJ Smurf, DJ Nonstop, DJ Zero, Chris B, DJ Rampage, and the Klubb-a-holic himself, the Mix Master, DJ Vialgo. See site for details and discount tickets.
Industry Nightclub, 708/344-4515, 2050 N Hawthorne, Melrose Park. 290 E to North Ave, E to Hawthorne, then left.

"Get Your Freak On" Halloween Dance Party/ BYOB/ Subkeg debut. 18+ Free 9p-?a.
"Brought to you by Ivet G. & Masa. It is NOT necessary to come in costume, but we will be having contests for the best and most original constumes. Limited supply of beverages will be available including a keg, but BYOB is in full effect and highly recommended. Underage drinking will not be allowed or tolerated at all so bring your ID's please. We will also be debuting and featuring the release of the newest in kick ass high end ghetto innovation for car and home audio: the SUBKEG. You have got to see this!! DJs and LIVE PAs all night Thanks and hope to see you and yours there!"
Emporer's Headquarter, 773/304-2000, 5744 W Irving Park, Portage Park. HQ.

Howard Fishman's Halloween party with Mike & Joe. 21+ $? 9p-?a.
Open bar 9p-2a, huge costume contest.
Joe's Sports Bar, 312/337-3486, 940 W Weed.

Into The Darkness. Rave. Ages? $25 9p-?a.
DJs Sebastien Leger, Fab G, Superfunk, Afrika Bambaataa, Cirrus, Dajea, Diesleboy, Robert Hood, Terry Mullan, Simply Jeff, Tommie Sunshine, Mark Almaria & Paul Anthony, Bryan Jones, Zeek, Micheal Wenz, R.P. Smack, DJ Wizdom & Jazz Kelly, Maxwell Edison, Fader, Elliot, Inferno, Fonz.

* DJ? Acucrack, Kevin Cunningham, Seminar Residents. 18+ $8 10p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

* Halloween club party and Haunted House. 21+ $0-$$ 10p-5a.
REPOND AT for gueslisting.
Excellent space, decore, service, lights and sound. Hip-Hop and House. Crowded late. Costume contest. 92.5FM simulcast.
Aura, 312/266-2114, 640 N Dearborn.

Seven hours of pure progressive. Saturdays 21+ $0-5 10p-5a.
DJs Chris Gin and Johnny Chaos. Drink specials. Valet and easy parking. Good AC. Classy environment.
Rive Gauche Nightclub, 312/738-9971, 306 N Halsted. At Fulton.

Planeta De Crystal's CD Release Party. 18+ 0-? 11p.
Presenting their new release "Velocidad" with CD and t-shirt giveaways. Please join us for a night of rock-en-espanol and halloween bash.
Email for free guest list entry.
Club PM, 773/774-6785, 2067 N Milwaukee. Off of Western and Armitage.

Rocky Horror Picture Show. With standard live actalongers. Ages? $? 12a.
Century Center Cinema, 773/248-7744, 2828 N Clark. At Diversey.

Sunday 2001.10.28:    ^
Daylight Savings Time ends. Set clocks back to 1am. Last Sunday in October Yearly. 2a.
Daylight Savings Time (DST) denotes the period of the year when clocks are set ahead one hour. Settings clocks ahead in the summer (spring ahead), and back in the winter (fall back) allows the clock hour to better match the cycle of daylight and night. This provides more daylight time during waking hours. DST was originally suggested by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. It began to be commonly observed during World War I. DST was formally adopted through the Uniform Time Act of 1966. Daylight Savings Time starts on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.

Be Funny - Make Money. Standup Comedy Workshop. All ages. $99 10a-3p.
Learn the art of Comedy with a veteran comedian.
Zanies Comedy Club, 312/337-4027, 1548 North Wells. Near Wells.

Goth America. All ages. $20-40 10a-?p.
Chicago Goths go to Great America for Fright Fest. Meet at the flag poles. Disperse as desired, reunite for lunch, etc. A few dozen may come. "Bigger Than Disneyland" now with massive new coasters!
Six Flags Great America, 847/249-1776, 542 N Il Route 21, Gurnee. Coupons at site.

Chicago LAN Party. Biggest weekly "bring your own computer" gathering in the region. Sundays All ages. $10. 10a-10p.
Bring your machine on in and play all day long. Free lunch and more fun than you can shake a stick at. State of the art games galore on a fast Internet pipe. Tournaments and prizes some weeks. Monitor rentals available. RSVP required. See website for details and directions.
Afternight, 708/450-9874, 1975 Ruby, Melrose Park. Near North Ave and 30th Street.

Bears host San Francisco. 12p.
Soldiers Field, 425 McFetridge Pl.

* New Power Party (since 1996). Samnation spins Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Last Sundays 21+ Free 8p-4a.
Movie at 8p, dancing from 10p, diverse glam/sexy clique.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. At Red line Belmont stop.

Stars Halloween Bash (since 1997) PART II. Local bands appear costumed as other famous bands. 21+ $10 (Doors 8p) 8:30p.
LOCAL H as Tom Petty, BEER NUTS as The Beastie Boys, THE CELLS as The Clash, BOX-O-CAR as The Pretenders, CUSTOM ON IT as Iron Maiden, YAKUZA as Slayer, JOHNNY POLONSKY as The Pixies.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.

Spitkicker Tour. Hip-Hop. 18+ $26.50 9p.
House of Blues, 312/527-2583, 329 N Dearborn.

* Whiplash. Sundays 21+ $5-8 10p-4a.
Scary Lady Sarah produced. DJ Chilli Winters spinning hard & dark alternative dance. Dress code: Fetish, latex, leather, pvc, drag, ultra glam, uber goth, fantasy character, period costume. Special performances last Sunday of each month. SERIOUS scene, not for the meek.
10.27: Mistress Marilyn & Chris Faucett doing a fetish performance that involves fire.
Spy Bar, 312/587-8779, 646 N Franklin. Free parking in South lot.

Monday 2001.10.29:    ^
The Martyr. A crazy woman strives to become a saint. Mondays All ages. $10 7-8:30p.
Jennifer Biddle La Fleur's wicked solo comedy tells the tale of a woman "skidding down the fast track to glory everlasting." With a different opening act each week.
Frankie J's, upstairs, 312/409-1887, 4437 N Broadway. At Montrose, near Red line Wilson stop.

Tales of terror readings by local Chicago Horror authors. Mondays 18+ $4 7:30p.
Various readings, open mike, and different entertainment weekly.
The Red Lion Pub, 2446 North Lincoln Avenue. On Lincoln one block north of Fullerton. Across from the Biograph.

Goth Pool Night. Mondays 21+ FREE! 8:30p-12a.
Long running event draws a dozen or more like minded. Bar features wide beer selection, menu, darts, video games. Head for Berlin after.
Philosofur's, 773/477-3661, 2833 N Sheffield.

Blue Groove Lounge (since 1994). "Chicago's longest running hip-hop night." Mondays 21+ $10, Ladies free -11p. 9p-2a.
Residents 33.3, Supacuts, Non Stop, De La Pena. Upcoming guest DJs include Tone B Nimble, Norman Rockwell, Aloe, D Double, more. Open mic from 11p.
Funky Buddha Lounge, 312/666-1695, 728 W Grand.

Tuesday 2001.10.30:    ^
Real World. Tuesdays 9p.
Now filming here for next season and FOUND IT FIRST!!!!! Check out the photos, and post your sightings to the board. Now showing new season 10 episodes back in NYC. Maybe they'll come to Double Door?

Speed-dating. Tuesdays 21+ $? 7p.
Enjoy up to 45 three minute dates. Signup at site below to participate.
Joe's Sports Bar, 312/337-3486, 940 W Weed.

* "Phantasia" Halloween Ball. 25 over $$ 8p-4a.
"An evening of ENTERTAINMENT! Mind revealing lingerie, Lust inhibition Masks and Costumes. Ladies $30 w/lingerie, Gentlemen w/Mask or Costume $40, else $50."
Voyeur, 312/832-1717, 151 W Ohio. At LaSalle.

** SPECIAL EDITION Nocturna (since 1989). Goth w/ Scary Lady Sarah, THE weekly gathering of darker souls. 18+!!! $? 10p-4a.
Featuring a fantastic fashion show performance with amazing local designers and models. Costume contest with prizes, CD giveaways and lots of treats! BACK downstairs from Metro this week.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

Wednesday 2001.10.31:    ^
* Halloween - BoooOOOOooooOOOOooooOOOOOoooo! Yearly.
Perfect goth wedding night. Also a cool birthday ;).

* BLUE MOON!!! Unusual second full moon in a month. CTZ only.
Happens about 7 times every 19 years.

DISTURBED. Q101 Halloween show. All ages. $30 5:30p.
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.

** Redmoon All Hallow's Eve Ritual Celebration (since 1995). Yearly. All ages. Free 6-9p.
Parade, spectacle, theatre, drum, tribal, performance, fire thing. Many thousands will attend. Always an editor favorite. Explore your understanding of death, grief, and change. Community parade 6p, celebration performance 7-9p. Bring a small memento honoring the memory of a loved one to add to the commemorative shrines. Bring food to consume at the community table.
Logan Square, 773/388-9031, Logan Blvd at Kedzie. Near Blue line stop.

Group Skate. Wednesdays All ages. Free 6:30p.
"The granddaddy of Chicago group skates" as mentioned in national press. Destination TBD (Chinatown/Adler/...) and optionally back for beers. 8-12 miles, some street skating, full gear and blinkers strongly recommended, intermediate and up, be prompt. Canceled if wet.
Londo Mondo, 888/828-7630, 1100 N Dearborn.

Widespread Panic. $25 7p.
UIC Pavilion, 1201 W Harrison.

Enterprise. Newest Star Trek series. Wednesdays All ages. Free 7p.
Starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park, Connor Trinneer, good directors. Shown in letterbox format!

Stereolab, Fugu. All ages. $17 7:30p.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

G Love and Special Sauce. 18+ $22.50 8p.
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4647 N Racine.

* The Backyard Variety Show - SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EDITION! A showcase of Vaudevillesque talent. Last Wednesdays 21+ (or w/ parent) $7-10 8p.
May include acrobats, torch singers, fire eaters, stilt walkers, ventriloquists, fakirs, dog acts, and other amazing and unusual acts. Usually hosted by Douglas Grew of The Midnight Circus. Check the site for good jazz most nights.
Hot House, 312/362-9707, 31 East Balbo. Discounted parking available. Near downtown stops on all train lines.

* DJ TRACE headlines Seminar. THE weekly drum&bass party (since 1998). Wednesdays 21+ $7 9p-2a.
A rave GOD spins terror sounds w/ residents Gylde, Flipside, etc. Great tunes, cool decor, good drink selection, often PACKED! Sometimes good cyber lights. Sometimes webcast. Can't come? Tune in to 89.3FM WNUR 9:30-11p.
Big Wig, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division. Near Blue line Division stop.

Evil Beaver, The Frogs, Manhandlers. 21+ $10 (Doors 8p) 9p.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.

Spiritualized. 18+ $15 (Doors 8p) 9p.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.

"Everyday Is Halloween" A New Wave Halloween Party. 21+ $? 10p-?a.
DJs PNS, Delirious Danny, Jesse De La Pena.
Funky Buddha Lounge, 312/666-1695, 728 W Grand.

Halloween party. 21+ $? 10p-5a.
Open for the holiday. No details.
Crobar, 312/413-7000, 1543 N Kingsbury. No public transit.

M A S Q U E R A D E. 21+ 10p-4a.
"A DeafZoo HALLOWEEN & your special invitation to Vic's Birthday". Respond at for free VIP drinks -midnt.
Glow, 312/587-8469, 1615 N Clybourn.

Rocky Horror Picture Show. With standard live actalongers. Ages? $? 10p.
Century Center Cinema, 773/248-7744, 2828 N Clark. At Diversey.

Thursday 2001.11.01:    ^
All Saints Day. Yearly.
Christian holiday honors all known and unknown saints, observed with a feast. Observed as "Day of the Dead" (El Dia de los Muertos) in Mexico.

Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2001.11.11 Yearly. Various times.
HUNDREDS of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues. 2001 Probes the power of words and pictures.
Various downtown locations.

Cureheads. All ages. $20 7p.
Raffle for an autographed Fender guitar.
Vic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield.

* Earatik Statik and Left Setter. Live Hip Hop and Rock. 21+ $5 9p.
"Come out and have a safe fun time!!!! also Deejayz Rude 1, Doc West, Stizo, and Catche 22 spinning everything!!!!"
Cubby Bear, 773/327-1662, 1059 W Addison. On Clark across from Wrigley Field.

Marco Carola. Open System World Tour. 21+ $10 10p-4a.
Jelo Multimedia and Relode present: 10-11:30p Poolside; 11:30p-1a Gabriel Palomo; 1-4a Marco Carola;
Rive Gauche Nightclub, 312/738-9971, 306 N Halsted. At Fulton.

Attractions:    ^
LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free. Su-Th 10a-10p, Fr/Sa 10a-midnt.
A*MAZING CHICAGO new attraction open. 15-minute walk-through full sensory experience featuring city themed tricky corridors.
IMAX now showing: Cirque Du Soleil Journey of Man.
ALSO: Giant Ferris Wheel, historic carousel, classic spinning swing ride, new mini--golf course, major VR games, food court, quality restaurants and bars, stained glass window museum, enclosed garden, wonderful specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis, several cruise lines and the Shakespeare Theatre.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.

See how the universe works. All ages. $5-13 Free Tuesdays.
Dramatically expanded, much high tech exhibitry.
Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-10p 1st Fridays), Sa/Su 9a-6p.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore.

Masterpieces. Interesting permanent and visiting exhibits. All ages. Free Tuesdays, else $5-8.
Mo/We/Th/Fr 10:30a-4:30p, Tu 10:30a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-5p.
Art Institute of Chicago, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan.

World class gardens. Easy to get to, great restaurant. All ages. $7-15 parking.
Prarie simulation, oriental garden, produce, vastly more. 1700ft G scale model train path through dozens of miniature American scenes.
Open daily (except xmas) about 8a-sunset.
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe.

Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. Free Thursdays. 10a-5p Tu-Su.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.

Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free.
Excellent art furniture, Ghanian popular paintings, fine Italian glass, and Irish contemporary exhibits right now.
ALSO: Various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Also: good music daily at 12:15p (Classical Mo/We, Jazz Tu, Pop Th). Open late Thursdays.
Mo-We 10a-7p, Th 10a-9p, Fr 10a-6p, Sa 10a-5p, Su 11a-5p.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/346-3278 (FINE-ART), 78 E Washington.

Natural History done right. All ages. $4-8, Free Wednesdays. 8a-5p.
Comprehensive new Freud exhibit open 10.3-12.9.
Also butterfly garden, animated robot kinetosaurs, giant magnified soil ecosystem, "Sue" permanent dinosaur exhibit, insects, anthropology, much more.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive.

Exhibits covering 4000 years of surgical history. Not for the squeamish. All ages. $3-5 Free Tuesdays. Tu-Sa 10a-4p.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore.

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free 8a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.

African Liberation Movements 1945-94 -2001.12.30. $0-8 Free Tuesdays.
We-Su 10a-5p, Tu 10a-8p. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New years Day.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.

Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day. All ages. $3-13, Free Thursdays.
New TIME exhibit now open, possibly the best collection in existence of clocks through history.
Also new Circus backstage, Howdy Doody, Sports and Cyberspace exhibits.
Mo-Fr 9:30a-4p, Sa/Su 9:30a-5:30p.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore.

Truly stunning world class aquarium. $11-18.
Rear outside deck has the city's best skyline view. Now with web cams.
Sa/Su 9a-6p, Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-6p in summer), many special late days, Free Mo/Tu Sept-Feb.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore.

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