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Tuesday 2019.10.22
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2019.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free. UNCONFIRMED
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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Fun Bands at the Beer Garden nightly. All ages. Free UNCONFIRMED
navypier.org/explore/live-entertainment/live-musicNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. Miller Beer Garden at the Tip.
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Halloween in the Parks. -2019.10.31 Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Kid-friendly events, patches, parties, spooky movies, haunted houses, fall festivals and annual runs.
chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloweenMany Locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2019.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
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UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2019.11.04 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times UNCONFIRMED
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
universoulcircus.comWashington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2019.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week. UNCONFIRMED
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
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Chi Hack Night. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
"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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Millennium Park Movies. Tuesdays All ages. Free 6:30p UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/movies/parks?pritzJay Pritzker Pavilion, 312/742-1168, 55 N Michigan. Millennium Park, Downtown.
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Wednesday 2019.10.23
Mother-in-law Day. Honor and be kind to mothers-in-law. Yearly.
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Start of Scorpio. Yearly.
Astrological sign, the scorpion.
Scorpios RULE!!!
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South Park NEW EPISODE. Wednesdays All ages. Free 9p UNCONFIRMED
22nd season.
southparkstudios.comCOM. On cable.
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Thursday 2019.10.24
United Nations Day. Yearly.
Commemorates 1945 ratification of U.N. charter.
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World Origami Day. Yearly.
Dedicated to exposing the art of folding.
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Friday 2019.10.25
Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2019.10.27 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours. UNCONFIRMED
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
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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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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2019.10.26 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p UNCONFIRMED
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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Group Skate. 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.
Bedno.com/skateDaley Plaza, 50 W Washington. At Dearborn.
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 9p-4a UNCONFIRMED
"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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Saturday 2019.10.26
Halloween Features. -2019.10.31 Yearly. All ages. UNCONFIRMED
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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College of Complexes (since 1951). "The Playground for People Who Think" Saturdays All ages. $3? 2.5hrs 6-11p UNCONFIRMED
Structured Weekly Free Speech Forum With Quality Lecturers and Good American Food And Bar.
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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** NOCTURNA HALLOWEEN PARTY (since 1989). Hosted by Scary Lady Sarah, Yearly. 18+ $15+ 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
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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Vaudezilla! Saturdays 18+ $20 10:30p UNCONFIRMED
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.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show. -Tuesday Yearly. 18+ $15+ Four shows. 11:45p UNCONFIRMED
Large experienced cast entertains along with the movie.
midnightmadness.orgMusic Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
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Sunday 2019.10.27
Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2019.11.11 Yearly. Various times. UNCONFIRMED
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues.
chicagohumanities.orgVarious downtown locations.
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Wolff's Flea Market (since 1991). Sundays All ages. $1 Most weeks. 6a-3p UNCONFIRMED
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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Spooky Zoo Spectacular (since 1987). Good outing for kids. Yearly. 11a-2p UNCONFIRMED
Tens of thousands of costumed kids trick, treat and parade.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 773/742-2000, 2200 N Cannon.
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays Yearly. All ages. $15+ 2hr 1:30p UNCONFIRMED
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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Chicago Bike Polo. Sundays All ages. Free 3-?p UNCONFIRMED
Pickup games in decommissioned tennis courts.
facebook.com/groups/311538882232633Garfield Park, S Central Park Blvd at W Monroe St.
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p UNCONFIRMED
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Last Man on Earth, more.
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Bittersweet. Monthly. 21+ Free 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
DJs Philly Peroxide and Scary Lady Sarah spins goth club classics and new dark alternative music & video.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Monday 2019.10.28
Logan Square Halloween Parade (since 2004). Yearly. All ages. Free 5p UNCONFIRMED
bedno.com/fb/682946552062023Centennial Monument, Kedzie and Logan.
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Tuesday 2019.10.29
Chicago Innovation Awards (since 2002). Yearly. 5p UNCONFIRMED
chicagoinnovationawards.comHarris Theater, 312/334-7777, 205 E Randolph. Millennium Park.
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Thursday 2019.10.31
* Halloween - BoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo! Yearly.
Perfect wedding night or birthday.
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Atomic Sketch Event (since 2008). Live Art. Last Thursdays 21+ Free 6-10p UNCONFIRMED
Established and emerging artists of various disciplines display, create and sell original new works at bargain prices. Drop-in artists welcome.
facebook.com/atomicsketchGreen Eye Lounge, 773/227-8851, 2403 W. Homer St. Near Blue Line Western.
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* Halloween Magic on Halsted Parade (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 5pm registration. Step off 7:30p UNCONFIRMED
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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Friday 2019.11.01
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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* World Vegan Day (since 1944). Yearly.
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Sculpture Objects Functional Art show (since 1994). Over 90 dealers showing very cool modern stuff. -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $15-25 Su noon-6p; Fr+Sa 11a-8p UNCONFIRMED
Extremely efficient way to see a great contemporary assortment. Lectures.
800/563-SOFA sofaexpo.comNavy Pier, 312/595-7437 (PIER), 600 E Grand. On-site parking, or Grand Red line stop then take free trolley.
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Southside Critical Mass. 1st Fridays All ages Free 5:45p UNCONFIRMED
A fun, free, group bike ride.
facebook.com/SSCritMassNichols Park Plaza, 1300 E 55th St. At Kimbark.
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* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Night of the Stripping Dead. Yearly. 18+ $40+ 2 nites 9p UNCONFIRMED
Extreme performers, costume contest, zombie strippers, food trucks, ...
strippingdead.comAdmiral Theater, 773/478-8111, 3940 W Lawrence.
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Saturday 2019.11.02
All Souls Day. Yearly.
Christian holiday set aside for paying respect to the dead.
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Sunday 2019.11.03
Madonnarama. 1st Sundays 21+ Free 10p-4a.
All Madonna music and videos all night with DJ Riley York. Classics, rare tracks, remixes, etc.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
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Daylight Saving Time ends. Set clocks back to 1a. 1st Sunday in November Yearly. 2a.
Daylight Saving 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, then changed by a few weeks in 2007. Daylight Savings Time starts on the second Sunday in March.
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Monday 2019.11.04
Hot Chocolate run (since 2008). Yearly. All ages. $48-65 7a-11a UNCONFIRMED
15/5k through downtown Chicago.
hotchocolate15k.comGrant Park, 312/744-3370, Columbus and Congress. Easy by train, bus, trolley, bike or blade.
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Tuesday 2019.11.05
CIMMfest (since 2009). -Sunday Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
"Chicago International Movies & Music Festival - a multi-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A's, daring live score performances - anything showing what movies and music mean to each other."
cimmfest.orgVarious venues and times., Wicker Park.
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Guy Fawkes day. Yearly.
Anniversary of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot kill the English king and parliament.
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Wednesday 2019.11.06
Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 21+ $? 9p UNCONFIRMED
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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Thursday 2019.11.07
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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Tributosaurus. Monthly. 21+ $25 7p UNCONFIRMED
"The Jurassic beast with multiple musical faces. A different band every month, featuring local music celebrities."
11.07: Becomes Jackson Browne.
tributosaurus.comMartyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln.
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Sunday 2019.11.10
Windy City Con (since 1974). Yearly. $35-50 UNCONFIRMED
Sci-Fi/Fantasy type convention. Many fine featured guests. Art, vendors, films, gaming, workshops, costume contests, room parties.
windycon.orgWestin Lombard, 630/719-8000, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard. Yorktown Center.
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Monday 2019.11.11
Veterans Day. Legal holiday in the U.S. Yearly.
Anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I in 1918. This day is also known as Armistice Day in Europe and Remembrance Day in Canada. Many offices closed Monday.
Celebration and ceremonies at Soldier Field from 11am.
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Saturday 2019.11.16
**** ANDREW'S BIRTHDAY (since 1961). Yearly.
The prodigious brilliance behind this system and much more turns a year wiser. SCORPIOS RULE!!!
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Sunday 2019.11.17
Christkindlmarket (since 1997). Festive German style holiday market. -2019.12.24 Yearly. All ages. Free Su-Th -8p, Fr+Sa -9p 11a UNCONFIRMED
50 Timber cabins, ethnic foods, fine crafted gifts, music, sweets.
christkindlmarket.comDaley Plaza, 312/744-3370, 50 W Washington. Washington and Dearborn.
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Model Rocket Launching (since 1963). 3rd Sundays All ages. Free 2-5p UNCONFIRMED
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.
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Ongoing
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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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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