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Events on Monday, October 12th, 2015

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Monday 2015.10.12 ^
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.

Farmer's Day. Yearly.
Created in 1915 to stimulate interest in agriculture.

* Indigenous Peoples' Day. 2nd Monday in October Yearly.
Legal holiday. Formerly celebrated Columbus' landing at San Salvador in 1492.
Parade (since 1953) at 12:30p. On Columbus from Balbo to Monroe.

UniverSoul Circus (since 1994). African-American owned, operated and staffed. -2015.10.18 Yearly. All ages. $18-40 Various times.
Ringmasta and at least a dozen acts!
Washington Park, 5531 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

Adorn: Contemporary Wearable Art. -2015.10.29 We-Fr -7p, Sa/Su 12-4p.
Woman Made Gallery, 312/738-0400, 685 N Milwaukee.

Pron and Chicken Dance Party. Mondays 21+ $? 10p-?a.
"A safe haven for all things lewd & crude, lascivious & licentious."
10.12: "Cocktoberfest" banger.
evilOlive, 773/235-9100, 1551 W Division.

Seasonal ^
* Circus In The Parks. -2015.10.18 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.
10.10+11: Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave
10.16-18: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside Ave.

Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
Various city locations.

Pumpkin Farms. -2015.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.

World's Best Costume Shop. -2015.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.

Best haunted house in Illinois. Threepeat winner of Haunted Illinois vote. -2015.10.31 Yearly. All ages. $15-25, free parking, Su-Th -10p, Fr+Sa 7-11p.
Regularly overhauled, 14Ksqft, wheelchair access, 22 rooms, 40+ animatronics, 40+ performers, and scary SMELLS!
Dream Reapers Haunted House, 708/344-2084, 1985 N Mannheim, Melrose Park.

Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2015.11.01 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.

Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2015.10.31 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.

Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.

Ongoing ^
"Pan" now playing.
Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

* "Steve Jobs" now playing.
Aaron Sorkin / Walter Isaacson w/ Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

"The Walk" now playing.
Robert Zemeckis w/ Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop,
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago,
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop,
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish,
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln,
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk,

Now playing.
The Martian, The Intern, American Ultra, Grandma, Hitman: Agent 47, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Fantastic Four, Ricki and the Flash, Shaun the Sheep Movie, Mission: Impossible 5, Vacation, Pixels, Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes, Minions, Terminator Genisys, Ted 2, Inside Out, Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Tomorrowland, Mad Max: Fury Road, ...
Theaters Everywhere.

The Tempest. -2015.11.08 All ages. $30+ Various times.
"Welcome to a unique and impossible world where spirits roam, magic is real, reality is elusive and illusion abounds." Directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn&) with choreography by Pilobolus and songs by Tom Wait.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 312/595-5600, 800 E Grand. Navy Pier.

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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