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Weekend Alert: October 31-November 2

Halloween Parade

Happy Halloween Chicago! Everyone's favorite costumed holiday takes over Chicago this weekend, but don't forget to also check out the other amazing events going on all over the city. From the USA Eagles-New Zealand All Blacks rugby match to the "Made in Chicago" Movie Series kick-off, you're sure to have a full schedule.


Theater for Everyone! The Chicago Children's Theatre's Autism-Friendly and Sign Language Interpreted Performance of Leo Lionni's Frederick

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Imagine a live theater experience that welcomes all, where the actors gently guide children on an interactive journey and everyone in the audience not only welcomes but also understands the intricacies and gifts of children on the autism spectrum. Leo Lionni's Frederick, based on the Caldecott Award-winning book, is the latest inclusive theater experience presented by the Chicago Children's Theatre. This multi-sensory adventure actually encourages children to move, laugh, talk, sing


Shake Your Bones at Redmoon's Skelebration

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This past weekend, my daughter, age 5 and her BFF, age 7, celebrated all things spooky at Redmoon's fall family event: SkelebrationIt'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.  

Here are just a few of the things the girls


Halloween at Navy Pier

Navy Pier at Night

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.


Happy Hauntings Chicago (October 23-25)

Chicago Cultural Center

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.


Weekend Alert: Oct. 17-19

Fall 2014

Let your autumnal ardor spring forth, Chicago! We've got some coolness headed your way, with the 9th annual Mexican Folk Art Festival, CAF Open House, Fashion Focus Chicago, and a haunted river tour. Spooky! Enjoy this weekend.


Four Not-So-Scary Halloween Events for Little Goblins and Ghosts

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Halloween can be a bit too spooky for toddler and preschooler aged goblins and ghosts. Here are four not-so-scary events that will be enjoyed by children of all ages in your family.


Weekend Alert: October 3-5

Great Chicago Fire Festival

Party like it's every year after 1871 this weekend, Chicago! Yes, I'm referring to the year of the Great Chicago Fire, but we'll be celebrating the city's rebirth with Redmoon's Great Chicago Fire Festival on Saturday. Featuring neighborhood bazaars and culminating in a Grand Spectacle on the Chicago River, this festival is a major highlight of this stacked weekend. We've also got Revolution's Oktoberfest Party, a Mac & Cheese Fest, Taste Talks and Laughingstock. Is your body ready?


Celebrate the Auditorium Theatre's 125th Anniversary Season

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The Auditorium Building in is one of the best-known designs of the architectural design duo Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. At the time of its completion in 1889, it was the tallest building in the city and largest building in the United States. The building's theater was the first home of the Chicago Civic Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and through the years has also hosted political conventions and even Grateful Dead tours.

This year, the Auditorium Theatre will be


Drink and Be Merry at St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest This Weekend

Oktoberfest

Don some lederhosen, raise your stein, and enjoy this year's St. Alphonsus Oktoberfest! Come out to the corner of Lincoln and Wellington this weekend to participate in one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Chicago.


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