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2018.10.26 (wk1110)
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RECOMMENDED:
Seasonal: Scream Scene Haunted House Skokie (Fr/Sa).
Seasonal: Fright Fest at Great America (Fr/Sa/Su).
Seasonal: Halloween in the Parks.
Seasonal: Pumpkin Farms at Many locations.
Seasonal: World's Best Costume Shop at Fantasy HQ.
Seasonal: Farmers Markets at Various city locations.
Ongoing: UniverSoul Circus at Washington Park.
..-Su: Joffrey Ballet at Auditorium.
Ongoing: Bears Home Games at Soldier Field.
Fr-We: Halloween Features at Navy Pier.
Fr: Critical Mass at Daley Plaza.
Fr-Sa: Nine Inch Nails at Aragon Ballroom.
Fr-Su: Phish at Allstate Arena.
Fr: Goo Goo Dolls at Chicago Theatre.
Fr-Sa: Elton John at United Center.
Fr: Cosmix at Berlin.
Fr: NOCTURNA HALLOWEEN PARTY at Metro.
Fr-Tu: Rocky Horror Picture Show at Music Box Theatre.
Sa: Chicago Humanities Fest downtown.
Sa: Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Sa: College of Complexes at Dappers East Restaurant.
Sa: "Twisted" at Berlin.
Sa: Freakeasy Halloween at Metro.
Sa: Vaudezilla! at Stage 773.
Su: Wolff's Flea Market & Antique Mall at Allstate.
Su: Ghosts Of Graceland Cemetery walking tour (Su).
Su: Logan Square Halloween Parade at Centennial Monument.
Su: Tribute to Cocteau Twins at Berlin.
Su: "Adult Swim" on TOON.
Mo: Chicago Innovation Awards at Harris Theater.
Tu: Chi Hack Night at 1871.
Tu: Edie Brickell at Park West.
We: Halloween - BoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo!
We: Halloween Magic on Halsted Parade at Boystown.
We: Ween at Aragon Ballroom.
We: Unbridled at Untitled.
We: Proper Drum&Bass at Debonair Social Club.
We: South Park new episode on COM.
We: "In One Ear" at Heartland Cafe.
Th: All Saints Day.
Th: National Men Make Dinner Day.
Th: World Vegan Day.
Th: KT Tunstall at Park West.
Th-Fr: Night of the Stripping Dead at Admiral Theater.

Movie:    ^
Now playing.
The Happy Prince, Heavy Trip, A Star Is Born, Venom, Little Women, Night School, Fahrenheit 11/9, Colette, House with Clock in Walls, Hal, The Predator, The Happytime Murders, The Wife, Juliet Naked, Alpha, Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Teen Titans Go!, Generation Wealth, Shock and Awe, Skyscraper, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Sorry to Bother You, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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Seasonal:    ^
Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2018.10.27 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.
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2018.10.28 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
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Halloween in the Parks. -2018.10.31 Yearly.
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloweenMany Locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2018.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2018.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
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Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2018.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Mo: Loyola; Tu: ColumbusPark, FederalPlaza, LincolnSquare; We: Andersonville, GreenCity, Lawndale, Pullman, Ravenswood; Th: Daley Plaza, Argyle, Austin, GarfieldPark, HydePark; Sa: Division&Dearborn, Edgewater, GarfieldPark, HornerPark, more; Su: Glenwood&Morse, IndependencePark, LoganSquare, WickerPark, Pilsen, PortagePark;
chicagofarmersmarkets.usVarious city locations.
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Ongoing:    ^
UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2018.11.04 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
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Joffrey Ballet. Swan Lake. -2018.10.28 All ages. Variou$ 7:30p.
joffrey.comAuditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
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Bears Home Games. -2018.12.16 All ages. $$.
ChicagoBears.comSoldier Field, 312/235-7000, 1410 S Museum Campus Dr.
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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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Friday 2018.10.26:    ^
Halloween Features. -2018.10.31 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.
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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.
Bedno.com/bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Nine Inch Nails. -Saturday 17+ $100-300+ 3 nites 7p.
"Cold and Black and Infinite" tour w/ The Jesus and Mary Chain.
nineinchnails.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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Phish. -Sunday All ages. $? 3 nites 7:30p.
phish.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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Goo Goo Dolls. $120-480+ 8p.
Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour.
googoodolls.comChicago Theatre, 773/561-9500, 175 N State. Downtown.
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Elton John. -Saturday All ages. $175-250+ 2 nites 8p.
"Farewell Yellow Brick Road" Tour.
eltonjohn.comUnited Center, 1901 W Madison.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a.
"A multimedia music & video dance party where art meets nightlife." Often preceded by theme events. Greg Haus spins.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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** NOCTURNA HALLOWEEN PARTY (since 1989). Hosted by Scary Lady Sarah, Yearly. 18+ $15+ 10p-4a.
THE Halloween party for goth/industrial/ethereal community. Includes massive dance party, costume contest with prizes, giveaways, treats, games, more. "For people who live everyday like it's Halloween"
bedno.com/fb/314852442402150Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show. -Tuesday Yearly. 18+ $15+ Four shows. 11:45p.
Large experienced cast entertains along with the movie.
midnightmadness.orgMusic Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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Saturday 2018.10.27:    ^
Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2018.11.11 Yearly. Various times.
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues.
chicagohumanities.orgVarious downtown locations.
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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.
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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.
10.27: Good and Bad in Jordan Peterson "one of the most effective voices against the extreme left" author Dr. David Ramsay Steele.
312/326-2120 collegeofcomplexes.orgDappers East Restaurant, 773/509-9100, 2901 W. Addison.
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"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.
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Freakeasy Halloween. 21+ $30+ 10p-?a.
freakeasy.netMetro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
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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.
10.27: Lily Rascal.
Vaudezilla.comStage 773, 773/327-5252, 1225 W. Belmont. Near Racine.
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Sunday 2018.10.28:    ^
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
500 market spaces. Clean, comprehensive, entertaining, with free parking, food and restrooms.
847/524-9590 wolffs.comAllstate Arena, 847/635-6601, 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont.
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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.
architecture.org/experience-caf/tours/detail/graceland-cemeteryGraceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
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Logan Square Halloween Parade (since 2004). Yearly. All ages. Free 5p.
bedno.com/fb/682946552062023Centennial Monument, Kedzie and Logan.
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Tribute to Cocteau Twins. 21+ $? 10p-4a.
DJ Scary Lady Sarah -1am.
bedno.com/fb/1684977478403671Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
adultswim.comTOON. On cable.
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Monday 2018.10.29:    ^
Chicago Innovation Awards (since 2002). Yearly. 5p.
chicagoinnovationawards.comHarris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park.
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Tuesday 2018.10.30:    ^
Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p.
"Volunteers create web apps with open data to improve transparency, efficiency, and decision-making for governments and our democracy."
chihacknight.org1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. 12th Floor.
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Edie Brickell. 18+ $30+ 8p.
& New Bohemians.
ediebrickell.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Wednesday 2018.10.31:    ^
* Halloween - BoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo! Yearly.
Perfect wedding night or birthday.
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* 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.
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Ween. 18+ $50-150+ 8p.
ween.comAragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
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Unbridled. 21+ $? 9p-2a.
Special nite of vaudevillians, burlesque and extreme acts.
facebook.com/UnbridledatUntitledUntitled, 312/880-1511, 111 W. Kinzie.
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Proper Drum&Bass. Wednesdays 21+ $0-10+ 9p-2a.
10.31: DJs Fineprint, Midway, Ruckus, Jack Richards.
facebook.com/properchicagodrumandbassDebonair Social Club, 773/227-7990, 1575 N Milwaukee. At North and Damen.
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South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p.
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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"In One Ear" (since 1988). Poetry Open Mic. Wednesdays 18+ $3 10p-?a.
"2nd Longest Running Open-Mic In Chicago!"
facebook.com/In-One-Ear-210844945622380Heartland Cafe, 773/465-8005, 7000 N Glenwood. Near Red Line Morse stop.
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Thursday 2018.11.01:    ^
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.
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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."
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* World Vegan Day (since 1944). Yearly.
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KT Tunstall. 18+ $30+ 7:30p.
kttunstall.comPark West, 773/929-1322, 322 W Armitage.
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Night of the Stripping Dead. -Friday Yearly. 18+ $40+ 2 nites 9p.
Extreme performers, costume contest, zombie strippers, food trucks, ...
strippingdead.comAdmiral Theater, 773/478-8111, 3940 W Lawrence.
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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.
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Various good modern art shows. All ages. $0-15+ Mo closed, Tu 10a-9p (free for locals), We+Th 10a-5p, Fr 10a-9p, Sa+Su 10a-5p.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 312/280-2660, 220 E Chicago.
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LIKE A DOWNTOWN AMUSEMENT PARK. All ages. Mostly free.
With Giant Ferris Wheel, IMAX theatre, historic carousel, a*mazing Chicago ride, classic spinning swing ride, mini-golf course, quality restaurants and bars, enclosed garden, touristy specialty shops, children's museum, water taxis and cruise lines, the Shakespeare Theatre and more.
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.
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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.
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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, 111 S Michigan Ave.
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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.
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Quality exhibits and activities for young minds. All ages. $0-15+, Free Th 5-8p. 10a-5p.
Chicago Children's Museum, 312/527-1000, Navy Pier.
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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.
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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.
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World class zoo. Now with web cams. All ages. Free (Building hours vary) 9a-6p.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.
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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.
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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.
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2018.10.26