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Events this weekend, starting Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Friday 2014.10.31 ^
* Halloween - BoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo! Yearly.
Perfect wedding night or birthday.
http://www.halloween.com
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Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their 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.
http://massup.us/ccm
Daley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
http://chicagocriticalmass.org
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Chicago Movie Sing-A-Long & Costume Party. All ages. Free 6p.
W/ period inspired cocktails, cabaret artist, 1920s costume contest, more.
Auditorium, 312/431-2357, 50 E Congress. Downtown.
http://auditoriumtheatre.org
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North Halsted Halloween Parade (since 1997). Yearly. All ages. Free 5p reg. Step off 7p.
Iconic annual parade is the city's most outrageous and imaginative Halloween celebrations. Thousands watch, dozens perform. Big costume prizes.
2014 Theme: "Freakshow"
http://chicagoevents.com
Boystown, Halsted at Belmont. Marches North to Cornelia, then back to Roscoe.
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Freaky Deaky (since 2011). -Saturday Yearly. 18+ $30+ 2 nites. 8p-?a.
W/ Flux Pavilion, G-Eazy, Kennedy Jones, Louis The Child, Robot Dentist, Dakota, ...
http://reactpresents.com
Aragon Ballroom, 773/561-9500, 1106 W Lawrence. Near Red line Lawrence stop.
http://aragon.com
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Stars Halloween Bash (since 1997). Local bands appear costumed as other famous bands. Yearly. 21+ $10-20 Doors 8p. 8p.
Rebel Rebel as David Bowie, AM Taxi as The Kinks, The Noise FM as The Police, Blackbox as Oasis, Hessler as Guns N' Roses.
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee. Wicker Park, near Blue line Damen stop.
http://www.doubledoor.com
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Boneshaker (since 2010). Yearly. Ages? $75 9p-?a.
1000 revelers enjoy Redmoon's signature site-specific design and unique interactive contraptions. Expect fire performances, fantastic food, specialty drinks, dancing, Celestial Swing, UFO Carousel, Pastry Wheel, acrobats and hours of unimaginable entertainment.
Redmoon Central, 312/850-8440, 2120 S. Jefferson St.
http://redmoon.org
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Cosmix. Fridays 21+ $0-5 10p-4a UNCONFIRMED
Greg Haus spins Electro / Progressive / Breaks / Alternative / Electronica.
Berlin, 773/348-4975, 954 W Belmont. Near Red line Belmont stop.
http://berlinchicago.com
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Saturday 2014.11.01 ^
Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fr/Sa 21+ $25 7:30-9p.
Hosted by Necromancer Neil Tobin. Hear true Chicago stories of the unexplained, brought to life through audience-involving demonstrations of telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship and magic -- at one of Chicago's most haunted nightspots. Price includes the show plus two drinks and general admission to the club.
800/979-3370 http://SupernaturalChicago.com
Castle, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn.
http://castlenightclubchicago.com
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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.
http://christianity.about.com
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Chicago Humanities Fest (since 1990). -2014.11.09 Yearly. Various times.
Hundreds of speakers on a theme of universal interest at dozens of venues.
2014 Theme: Journeys.
http://chicagohumanities.org
Various downtown locations.
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* World Vegan Day (since 1944). Yearly.
http://www.worldveganday.org
http://www.go-veggie.org
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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 http://collegeofcomplexes.org
Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W Foster. At California.
http://facebook.com/HilltopChicago
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Alt-J. -Sunday All ages. ~$40 2 7:30p.
W/ Lovelife.
http://altjband.com
Riviera Theatre, 312/275-6800, 4746 N Racine.
http://rivieratheatre.com
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Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Dance Chicago (since 1995). -2014.11.03 Yearly. All ages. $25+ Various times. 8:15p.
100s of performers, 100s of works.
http://dancechicago.com
Athenaeum Theatre, 773/935-6875, 2936 N Southport.
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com
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Freakeasy Dead Celebrities party. 21+ $30+ 9p-5a.
Special art, music and performances including EnviroEncroachment, aerialists, body painting, fire spinners, more.
http://resonatechicago.net
Metro, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark. Near Red Line Addison stop.
http://metrochicago.com/shows
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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.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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* El Circo Cheapo. 1st Saturdays $10-ish. 7+10p.
Outstanding local circus artists perform a casual and intimate show. Sells out. "BYO Picnic Basket"
http://elcircocheapo.com
Aloft Circus Arts, 2041 W Carroll #306.
http://aloftaerialdance.com
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (since 1988). Fr/Sa/Su All ages? $6-11+ Su 7p, Fr+Sa 11:30p.
30 plays in 60 minutes, lots of improv, very welcoming, sometimes topical.
Neo-Futurarium, 773/275-5255, 5153 N Ashland.
http://neofuturists.org
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Sunday 2014.11.02 ^
All Souls Day. Yearly.
Christian holiday set aside for paying respect to the dead.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls'_Day
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New Fox cartoons. Sundays All ages. Free 6p.
May include Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, American Dad, more.
http://thesimpsons.com
FOX. http://www.fox.com
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"Adult Swim" Sundays All ages. Free 10p-12a.
Extraordinary block of popular and leading-edge absurdist cartoonage.
http://www.adultswim.com
TOON. On cable.
http://www.cartoonnetwork.com
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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.
http://www.berlinchicago.com
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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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time
http://www.standardtime.com
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Seasonal ^
Farmers Markets (since 1980). Fresh and charming. -2014.10.31 Yearly. All ages. Free.
Tu: Lincoln Square, Federal Plaza; We: Andersonville; Th: Daley Plaza, Hyde Park; Sa: Austin, Lincoln Park, Near North; Su: WickerPark;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Fright Fest (since 1991). Redecorated rides and additional Halloween attractions. Fr/Sa/Su -2014.10.26 Yearly. All ages. $$ Various hours.
Come early, use coupons, strategize your visit for best results.
Great America, 847/249-1776, 5312 Grand Ave, Gurnee.
http://sixflags.com/greatAmerica
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Pumpkin Farms. -2014.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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World's Best Costume Shop. -2014.10.31 Yearly. Open 24/7 this week.
Incomparably huge and comprehensive. Some staff costumed.
Fantasy Costume Headquarters, 773/777-0222, 4065 N Milwaukee.
http://fantasycostumes.com
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"The Fear" -2014.10.31 Yearly. Teens+ $5-12 Fr-Su 6-11p.
Evil ship theme with a cargo of feared creatures. Also trick-or-treating, bounty maps, and entertainment Pier-wide.
http://thefearhauntedhouse.com
Navy Pier, 312/595-PIER, 600 E Grand.
http://navypier.com
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Best haunted house in Illinois. Threepeat winner of Haunted Illinois vote. -2014.10.31 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.
http://www.dreamreapers.com
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Scream Scene Haunted House. Spooktacular! Fr/Sa -2014.11.01 Yearly. Not for ages under 10. $10 7-10p.
Over 20 unique rooms. Not for the faint of heart.
http://screamscene.org
Skokie Park District, 847/674-1500 x0, 4701 Oakton, Skokie. At Water Playground.
http://www.skokieparkdistrict.org
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Supernatural Chicago (since 2004). Interactive theatre exploring Chicago's paranormal past. Fr/Sa 21+ $25 7:30-9p.
Hosted by Necromancer Neil Tobin. Hear true Chicago stories of the unexplained, brought to life through audience-involving demonstrations of telepathy, clairvoyance, mediumship and magic -- at one of Chicago's most haunted nightspots. Price includes the show plus two drinks and general admission to the club.
800/979-3370 http://SupernaturalChicago.com
Castle, 312/266-1944, 632 N Dearborn.
http://castlenightclubchicago.com
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Rocky Horror Picture Show. -2014.11.01 Yearly. 18+ $15+ 11:45p.
Large experienced cast entertains along with the movie.
http://midnightmadness.org
Music Box Theatre, 773/871-6604, 3733 N Southport.
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p.
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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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;
http://chicagofarmersmarkets.us
Various city locations.
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Pumpkin Farms. -2015.10.31 Yearly.
Great fall family fun for all ages.
Many locations.
http://chicagofun.com/home/halloween/pumpkin_farms.html
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Ghosts Of Graceland Family Walking Tour. Stroll the big name graves. Sundays in October -2015.10.25 Yearly. All ages. $5-10 2hr 2p UNCONFIRMED
VERY qualified tour guides, lots of interesting history.
http://architecture.org
Graceland Cemetery, 312/922-3432, 4000 N Clark.
http://graveyards.com
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Ongoing ^
Different rock, experimental, jazz, ethnic bands almost every night. 21+ $?
Metro / SmartBar, 773/549-0203, 3730 N Clark, Near Red Line Addison stop, metrochicago.com
Darkroom, 773/276-1411, 2210 W Chicago, darkroombar.com
Double Door, 773/489-3160, 1572 N Milwaukee, Wicker Park near Blue line Damen stop, doubledoor.com
Empty Bottle, 773/276-3600, 1035 N Western, dive-ish, emptybottle.com
Martyrs', 773/404-9494, 3855 N Lincoln, martyrslive.com
Ravinia, 847/266-5100, Highland Pk, ravinia.org
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Now playing.
Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
http://bedno.com/movies
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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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Now playing.
Fury, Birdman, St. Vincent, Left Behind, The Hero of Color City, The Zero Theorem, Pump, The Maze Runner, Are You Here, Sin City 2, Expendables 3, The Giver, Boyhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lucy, Hercules, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Life Itself, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Story of Aaron Swartz, Venus in Fur, 22 Jump Street, The Signal, Edge of Tomorrow, ...
Theaters Everywhere.
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