Each week, we feature one Instagram photographer who will get to feature their photos and videos on Choose Chicago's Instagram account all week long, part of our new #TakingOverChooseChicago series. This week, we chose Marty Lavelle. Enjoy!
This past weekend, my daughter, age 5 and her BFF, age 7, celebrated all things spooky at Redmoon's fall family event: Skelebration. It's not a play, it's not a festival: it's an invitation to a magical playground inside Redmoon's Pilsen home (2120 S. Jefferson Street), where kids can harness the scary aspects of Halloween by using their imaginations to find the fun in the sometimes scary holiday.
The leaves are falling, there's a crisp bite to the air, and the sun is setting sooner. Yes, fall may be upon us, but that also means Halloween is here! This year, Navy Pier has gone all out to give you a haunted Halloween you won't soon forget. They've done a great job diversifying their attractions so there's something that everyone can enjoy.
October's already coming to an end, can you believe it? Thankfully, there's still plenty left in the month to do, including all the requisite Halloween festivities Chicago is known for hosting. It's sure to be a spooky time this weekend, with a number of haunted tours taking place all over. Don't forget about the Chicago Fire's season-ending match, Chicago Children's International Film Festival and the country's biggest Transformers convention.
Happy Hauntings is here for another year of spooks, frights, and scares! The City of Chicago has once again gone all out to accommodate families with plenty of fun filled activities. Everything will be taking place Oct. 23-26, so be sure to visit the Chicago Cultural Center today! Best of all, all of these spooktacular activities will be completely free of charge! It's a scary good deal.
So let's jump into just what will be going the rest of this week and into the weekend.
Eschewing that old "chef goes on reality show, chef glamorizes the restaurant industry" chestnut for a bluntly honest look into the process of opening a restaurant, Curtis Duffy is prepared to take the spotlight in a new documentary about the genesis of Grace, one of Chicago's most prized fine dining destinations.
Beyond the glistening surface of the restaurant lies a story about personal strife, professional achievements, and the woes of building a restaurant. The film,
Costume parties and haunted houses
full of costumed actors are solid go-to Halloween plans but, every few
years or so, you need to switch things up! If you're still struggling to
make plans in Chicago this year and the same bar crawl you've made for
the last few years sounds a little stale, try one of these alternative
In the Noble Square neighborhood, one might find themselves walking down
Milwaukee Avenue without any clear purpose. Perhaps they are drawn to
the smells of the nearby Gonnella Bakery or maybe they wish to stop by
the Matchbox for a gin gimlet.
Above all things, the casual or serious visitor must stop by the Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.
In a city that is loaded with countless galleries and a raft of large
and august art institutions, the Intuit Center
Too old for trick-or-treating but looking for a way to show off your creative costume? Have a laugh, head to the high haunted seas and get a good scare with these five unique ways to celebrate Halloween in Chicago.