**Circus In The Parks. -2018.10.21 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. 09.21-23: Lake Shore Park, 808 N Lake Shore Dr, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm 09.29-30: Ridge Park, 1817 W 96th St, Sa+Su 2+5pm 10.06-07: Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N Avers Ave, Sa+Su 2+5pm 10.12-14: Oriole Park, 5430 N Olcott Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2pm+5pm 10.19-21: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave, Fr 7pm Sa+Su 2+5pm. midnightcircus.netbedno.com/circusintheparksPHOTOSINFOSHARE
Sukkot. -2018.09.30 Yearly. Sunset to sunset.
Jewish harvest festival and time for giving thanks. Date varies each year (Tishri 15th by the Hebrew calendar). chabad.org/holidaysINFOSHARE
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. 1871.comMAPSHARE
EXPO Chicago. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $20-100+ 11a-7p.
Featuring leading international galleries, curated blend of contemporary and modern art, design and new technology. Museum-quality, concept-driven programming to attract top artists, thinkers and collectors. expochicago.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley. navypier.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p.
*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. chicagocriticalmass.orgMAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
"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. berlinchicago.comMAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
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. stage773.comMAPINFOSHARE
Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p.
"Step Out to Fight Diabetes" 5K Walkathon. Yearly. All ages. Other related area walks on other days. 8:30a UNCONFIRMED
The American Diabetes Association's walk to raise funds for diabetes. Enjoy lunch, entertainment, and the Fall Festival at the finish line. 1-888-DIABETES stepout.diabetes.orgDiversey Harbor. MAPINFOSHARE
Applefest (since 1988). Yearly. All ages. Free 9a-5p UNCONFIRMED
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Group Skate. 1st/3rd Fridays 21+ Free 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
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. MAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
American Indian Pow Wow (since 1954). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $? 11a-5p.
North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show. Yearly. All ages. $15 10a-5p UNCONFIRMED
Open to public, high quality reptile show brings together top dealers from across the country for world-class "herps" exhibition and sale. 707/932-8044 narbc.comHoliday Inn Convention Center, 708/444-1100, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. tinyurl.com/5mwbojMAPSHARE
Music Box of Horror (since 2005). Yearly. Ages? $24-30 24hr 12p UNCONFIRMED
24 Hour Horror Movie Marathon including host, special guests, live music, costume contest, vintage trailers, prizes, more. Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport. musicboxtheatre.comMAPPHOTOSINFOSHARE
Canadian Thanksgiving. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
This holiday has had a variety of dates back to the late 1500's, and was set to its current date in 1957 by the Canadian government. Though it evolved independently, it's observance is now very similar to the U.S. Thanksgiving. canada.combedno.com/holidaysINFOSHARE
Nationally renowned 26.2 mile run, USATF/CARA certified, record breaking over 37K runners registered, and over 900K spectators expected! Carried live on TV. 312/904-9800 chicagomarathon.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Balbo. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade. MAPPHOTOSFINDEVENTSINFOSHARE
Andersonville Arts Week (since 2003). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
*Arts in the Dark Parade. Yearly. All ages. Free 6-8p.
Chicago creative communities assemble for a powerful procession capturing their spirits. Large spectacle, legions of lanterns, costumes, music, dance, moving platforms, more. bedno.com/fb/583938511949410On Columbus Parading north from Balbo to Monroe. ArtsInTheDark.orgMAPSHARE
Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p.
Deeply validates geekness. All skill levels. BYOL (Bring Your Own Launcher). Northern Illinois Rocketry Association hosted. Held away from population centers, only a few launches a year. nirarocketry.orgEast Branch Forest Preserve, Off Glen Ellyn Road near Army Trail Road, Glendale Heights. Use I-355. MAPPHOTOSEVENTSINFOSHARE
*Treehouse of Horrors XXVIII (since 1990). Yearly. All ages. Free 7p UNCONFIRMED