Andrew  Do  See
2017.10.27 (wk1058)
Don't apologize for excellence.
..-Sa: Scream Scene Haunted House Skokie (Fr/Sa).
..-Su: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
..-Tu: Halloween Features at Navy Pier.
..-Tu: Halloween in the Parks.
..-Tu: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
..-Tu: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
..-Tu: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
..-Su: Joffrey's Giselle at Auditorium.
..-Su: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
Ongoing: Infinite Wrench at Neo-Futurarium.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr: Campfire Horrors at Northerly Island.
Fr: R&B/HipHop Stars at UIC Pavilion.
Fr: Tori Amos at Chicago Theatre.
..-Sa: Freaky Deaky at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground.
..-Tu: Rocky Horror Picture Show at Music Box Theatre.
Sa: Chicago Humanities Fest downtown.
Sa: Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Sa: Costumed Skate at Daley Plaza.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: Ben Folds Five at Riviera Theatre.
Sa: Violent Femmes at Vic Theatre.
Sa: "Curse Of The Voodoo Doll" at Metro.
Sa: Mercy on our Souls at Aloft Circus Arts.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Hot Chocolate run at Grant Park.
Su: Logan Square Halloween Parade at Centennial Monument.
Su: Star Trek: Discovery at CBS Streaming Only?!?
Su: Cocteau Twins tribute at Berlin.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Chicago Innovation Awards at Harris Theater.
Mo: Arcade Fire at United Center.
Mo: Monday Night Ride at Lincoln Monument.
Mo: Pron and Chicken Dance Party at The Mid.
Tu: Halloween - BoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo!
Tu: Halloween Magic on Halsted Parade at Boystown.
Tu: Chicago Underground Comedy at Beat Kitchen.
We: All Saints Day.
We: World Vegan Day.
We: Tributosaurus at Martyrs'.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: All Souls Day.
Th: National Men Make Dinner Day.
Th: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at Riviera Theatre.
Th: The Weeknd at United Center.
Th: Michelle L'Amour's show at Untitled.
Th: The Orville on FOX.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Blade Runner 2049, Lucky, Battle of the Sexes, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, In Search of Fellini, Rememory, Tulip Fever, I Do Until I Don't, Marjorie Prime, An Inconvenient Sequel, Atomic Blonde, The Emoji Movie, The Midwife, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Chasing Coral, The Big Sick, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, ...
Theaters Everywhere. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Seasonal:    ^
Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2017.10.28 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
screamscene.orgSkokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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. Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Halloween Features. -2017.10.31 Yearly. All ages.
Candy, costume characters, spooky movies.
Navy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Halloween in the Parks. -2017.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs. Locations.

Pumpkin Farms. -2017.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations. MAP SHARE

World's Best Costume Shop. -2017.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2017.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.

Ongoing:    ^
Joffrey's Giselle. -2017.10.29 $40-170+ Various times.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2017.10.29 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

The Infinite Wrench. -2017.12.17 Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
Successor to TMLMBGB's 28 year run.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

Friday 2017.10.27:    ^
* Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
chi.bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Campfire Horrors. All ages. Free 6-10p.
Cracking warmth from 6pm, horror movie from 7pm. Island, 312/540-2668, 1300 S Lynn White Dr. MAP TICKETS SHARE

R&B/HipHop Stars. All ages. $40-150 7p.
Busta Rhymes, Brandy Monica, G-Unit, 112, Da Brat, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die, ...
UIC Pavilion, 312/413-5700, 525 S. Racine. MAP TICKETS SHARE

Tori Amos. $44-240+ 8p.
Native Invader Tour.
toriamos.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Freaky Deaky (since 2011). -Saturday Yearly. 18+ $30+ 2 nites 9p-?a.
Major DJs and sideshow acts.
freakydeakyhalloween.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins Electronica/Indie Alternative dance music.
10.27: Cospolay costume competition with ghoulish prizes.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Kiss Kiss Cabaret (since 2011). Fr/Sa 18+ $20-40 10p.
A wild mix of hilarious hosts, quirky musicians, incredible variety performers and beautiful burlesque beauties. Catch the up-close magic show at 7:30p.
kisskisscabaret.comUptown Underground, 773/867-1946, 4707 N Broadway. MAP SHARE

** NOCTURNA HALLOWEEN PARTY (since 1989). Hosted by Scary Lady Sarah, Yearly. 18+ $15+ 11p-4a.
THE Halloween party for goth/industrial/ethereal community. Includes costume contest with prizes, CD giveaways, frightening film features, treats and more. "For people who live everyday like it's Halloween", 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Rocky Horror Picture Show. -Tuesday Yearly. 18+ $15+ Three shows. 11:45p.
Large experienced cast entertains along with the movie.
midnightmadness.orgMusic Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport. MAP PHOTOS INFO SHARE

Saturday 2017.10.28:    ^
Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2017.11.12 Yearly. Various times.
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues.
chicagohumanities.orgVarious downtown locations.

Spooky Zoo Spectacular (since 1987). Good outing for kids. Yearly. 11a-2p.
Tens of thousands of costumed kids trick, treat and parade.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Costumed Skate. Free 2p.
Intermediate through advanced bladers come join the monthly group skate. Be able to skate some near traffic and do a distance of 10-12 miles. Helmet required, other protective gear and water recommended. Weather permitting.
ChicagoSkater.orgDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.

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.
10.28: Mr. LIU Jun, Deputy Consul General of P.R. China, Chicago.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Ben Folds Five. All ages. $40-240+ 8p.
benfoldsfive.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Violent Femmes. 18+ $37-50+ 8p.
violentfemmes.netVic Theatre, 773/472-0449, 3145 N Sheffield. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

** "Curse Of The Voodoo Doll" 21+ $26++ 9p-?a.
Freakeasy takes over the whole building with over a dozen musical performers plus live art and installs, video and lights, outdoor stage, more.
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

* Mercy on our Souls. 21+ $30+ 9p-12a.
Immersive circus party in a haunted church.
Aloft Circus Arts, 773/782-6662, 3324 W Wrightwood Ave. MAP SHARE

"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. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine. MAP INFO SHARE

Sunday 2017.10.29:    ^
Hot Chocolate run (since 2008). Yearly. All ages. $48-65 7a-11a.
15/5k through downtown Chicago.
hotchocolate15k.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Congress. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Logan Square Halloween Parade (since 2004). Yearly. All ages. Free 5p. Monument, Kedzie and Logan. MAP SHARE

* Star Trek: Discovery. Sundays All ages. Free 7p.
New series launch.
startrek.comCBS Streaming Only?!?

Cocteau Twins tribute. 21+ $? 10p-4a.
W/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah., 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable. TIMES MAP INFO SHARE

Monday 2017.10.30:    ^
Chicago Innovation Awards (since 2002). Yearly. 5p.
chicagoinnovationawards.comHarris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Arcade Fire. All ages. $25-190+ 7:30p.
"Infinite Content" tour.
arcadefire.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Monday Night Ride. Mondays All ages. Free 10p.
Extraordinary long and late ride for the young and/or hearty. Leaves about 11pm, unplanned route may exceed 30miles from start point, dissipating near dawn. Monument, 1601 N Clark. Behind Chicago Historical Museum. MAP SHARE

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
10.30: "Anything Goes" HalloBanger. Mid, 312/265-3990, 306 North Halsted. MAP SHARE

Tuesday 2017.10.31:    ^
* Halloween - BoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo! Yearly.
Perfect wedding night or birthday. PHOTOS INFO SHARE

* Halloween Magic on Halsted Parade (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 5pm registration. Step off 7:30p.
Iconic annual parade is the city's most outrageous and imaginative Halloween celebrations. Thousands watch, dozens perform. Big costume prizes. Halsted closed to cars -8pm.
chicagoevents.comBoystown, Halsted at Belmont. Marches North to Cornelia, then back to Roscoe. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO SHARE

Chicago Underground Comedy. Tuesdays 21+ $5 Doors 9p.
"The Hippest, Hottest Stand-Up Showcase to Emerge in Years" +good menu & booze. Kitchen, 773/281-4444, 2100 W Belmont. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

Wednesday 2017.11.01:    ^
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. SHARE

* World Vegan Day (since 1944). Yearly. PHOTOS FIND INFO SHARE

Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p.
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
11.01: Becomes Steely Dan.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln. MAP TICKETS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

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

Thursday 2017.11.02:    ^
All Souls Day. Yearly.
Christian holiday set aside for paying respect to the dead.'_Day SHARE

National Men Make Dinner Day. 1st Thursday in November Yearly.
"One guaranteed meal cooked by the man of the house one day of the year." SHARE

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. All ages. $36+.
postmodernjukebox.comRiviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine. MAP TICKETS PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO SHARE

The Weeknd. All ages. $25-250+ 7:30p.
"Starboy: Legend of The Fall" tour.
theweeknd.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison. MAP TICKETS INFO SHARE

Michelle L'Amour's show. Thursdays 21+ Free 8p-2a.
Weekly nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts., 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie. MAP SHARE

The Orville. Thursdays All ages. Free 8p.
New comedy sci-fi w/ Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, ... TIMES MAP SHARE

Attractions:    ^
Many great exhibits of local works and curated collections. All ages. Free. Mo-Th 8a-7p, Fr 8a-6p, Sa 9a-6p, Su 10a-6p.
With various special events, music and performances almost every day.
Chicago Cultural Center, 312/744-6630, 78 E Washington. SE of State/Lake train stops. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-12, Free Tu 10a-8p, Mo closed, We-Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

With Giant Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre, historic carousel, a*mazing Chicago ride, 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.
Summer: 10a-10p Su-Th, 10a-midnt Fr-Sa; Fall: Mo-Th 10a-9p, Fr+Sa 10a-11p, Su 10a-7p; Winter: 10a-8p Mo-Th, 10a-10p Fr-Sa, 10a-7p Su.
Navy Pier, 312/222-9328, 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

See how the universe works. All ages. $10-18+ Mo-Fr 9:30a-4:30p (-10p 1st Fridays), Sa/Su 9a-4:30p, closed xmas, open -6p 12.26-1.5.
Much high tech exhibitry.
Adler Planetarium, 312/922-7827 (STAR), 1300 S Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

Masterpieces. All ages. $0-18 Mo/Tu/We/Fr 10:30a-5p, Th 10:30a-8p, Sa/Su 10a-5p, closed xgiving+xmas.
And other interesting permanent and visiting exhibits.
Art Institute, 312/443-3500, 210 S Michigan. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

World class gardens. Easy to get to. All ages. $8.75 parking. 8a-sunset, closed xmas.
385 acres, 23 gardens, 9 islands, prarie simulation, oriental features, miniature railway, produce, shows, restaurant, more...
Chicago Botanic Gardens, 847/835-5440, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. MAP INFO

Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-14, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Natural History done right. All ages. $6-12. Last entry 4p, closed xmas. 9a-5p.
"Sue" permanent dinosaur exhibit, insects, anthropology, world culture, geology, ecology, much more.
Field Museum, 312/922-9410, Roosevelt at Lake Shore Drive. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

Exhibits covering 4000 years of surgical history. Not for the squeamish. All ages. $3-6, Free Tuesdays. Tu-Sa 10a-4p. Closed 12.24-25, 12.31-1.1.
International Museum of Surgical Science, 312/642-6502, 1524 N Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon. MAP PHOTOS FIND EVENTS INFO

Consistent world class wonderland, set aside a whole day. All ages. $6-11 +parking/movies, Sometimes free. Mo-Sa 9:30a-4p, Su 11a-4p.
Exhibits include clock (possibly the best historical collection in existence), trains, toys, flight, genetics, chemistry, coal, petroleum, human body slices, cyberspace, farming, the U-505, TONS of space flight tech, and much more.
Museum of Science and Industry, 773/684-1414, 57th at Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Truly stunning world class aquarium. $11-18, some deal days. Sa/Su 9a-6p, Mo-Fr 9a-5p (-6p in summer), some later days.
Rear outside deck has the city's best skyline view. Now with web cams.
Shedd Aquarium, 312/939-2438, 1200 S Lake Shore. MAP PHOTOS EVENTS INFO

Notes:    ^
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