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Events Calendar for the week of 10/26 to 11/01

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Brookfield Zoo/Chicago Zoological Society
31st Street and First Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Tours & Attractions
10/26/2014
Brookfield Zoo's annual Boo! at the Zoo Halloween celebration will be filled with more tricks, treats, and hocus pocus than ever before. Event Highlights Pumpkin Smasher  Steve Dahlke, professional pumpkin carver Costume parade  Costume showcase  7,000-square-foot Crazy Maize corn maze Creepy Cowboy Carousel Scarecrow building at Hamill Family Play ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
The 19th Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. Chicago Artists Month will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across Chicago. The 2014 theme, Crossing Borders, ... Read More

Chicago Blackhawks
United Center
Chicago, IL 60612

Sports & Recreation
10/26/2014
Watch the Chicago Blackhawks hit the ice to play the Ottawa Senators at the United Center! Photo: Chicago Blackhawks 

Hours:
  • 6 p.m.
Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announces Journeys as the theme for the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival. More than 80 programs will take place in and around Chicago as part of the annual arts and ideas festival. Presenters Confirmed 2014 presenters include: Jazz composer-pianist Vijay Iyer NYU professor and scholar ... Read More

Multiple Chicago Locations
Chicago, IL

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
Join children, adults and educators at the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world. Programming 250 of the best, new cinema for children's and young people from 40 countries, the Festival welcomes audiences of 23,000 and features hand-on filmmaking workshops with post-screening Q&A's with ... Read More

DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus
W. Belden Ave. and N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Sports & Recreation
10/26/2014
The We Love Yoga Festival is a day-long celebration of yoga where participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of yoga specialty topics in group lectures and workshops. Between classes shop at the yoga bazaar and enjoy live music! Photo courtesy of The Chicago School of Yoga

Hours:
  • 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
See the world premiere screening of For Grace, a documentary about food, family and sacrifice, October 26 at Portage Theater! Curtis Duffy, one of the country's most renowned chefs, is building his dream restaurant at the worst time of his personal life. Already the recipient of two coveted stars ... Read More

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Graceland Cemetery
4001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Tours & Attractions
10/26/2014
Experience the history of Old Chicago on a stroll through one of the country's most famous cemeteries. See the graves of the Chicago elite, such as Marshall Field, Louis Sullivan, Potter and Bertha Palmer, and George Pullman. Bring your own headlamp or flashlight. Photo credit: Eric Allix Rogers

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
At Green Festival®, there is something for everyone interested in living a more sustainable and healthier life. Experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green - from food, fashion and health, to energy, construction and design. Enjoy vegan and vegetarian cooking ... Read More

Hours:
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
Celebrate Halloween, if you dare, at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Take either the friendly or spooky path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Get in the Halloween spirit with face-painting festivities! Bring your camera to capture a photo of your costumed family in friendly and frightening ... Read More

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
The "People's Palace" comes alive with spooky decorations and family-friendly fun - including music and theater performances, arts and crafts and more. Click here to see the complete schedule.

Seadog Ventures
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Tours & Attractions
10/26/2014
Experience the sights, lights, and frights of Chicago this Halloween! Discover Chicago's architecture at nighttime while exploring the many spirits, scandals, and sins of the Windy City. Their costumed tour guides will take you on a journey through Chicago's darker history with spine tingling tales of supernatural occurrences, moonlit ... Read More

Metro
3730 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

Music & Comedy
10/26/2014
See Hozier live with special guest James Bay October 26 at Metro! Photo credit: Metro/Smart Bar

Hours:
  • 9 p.m.
Aragon Entertainment Center
1106 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Music & Comedy
10/26/2014
See Lecrae live during The Anomaly Tour with special guests Andy Mineo and DJ Promote October 26 at the Aragon Entertainment Center! Photo credit: Azadeh Khastoo 

Hours:
  • 7 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Theater & Performing Arts
10/26/2014
In his first Chicago appearance, British choreographer Michael Clark presents this critically acclaimed production performed primarily to the music of David Bowie. One of the most influential dance artists of his time, Clark creates work that combines classical ingenuity with an experimental sensibility, exploring contrasting themes of virtue and ... Read More

Park West
322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Music & Comedy
10/26/2014
See Richard Marx live October 26 at Park West!

Hours:
  • 7:30 p.m.
Redmoon Theater
2120 S. Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60616

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
This fall, Redmoon's family event Skelebration, which debuted with great success last year, returns for its second annual installment of experiential exploration running over two weekends. Families are invited into its otherworldly playground inside its Pilsen home for a re-invention of the seasonal rituals of Halloween. Event Highlights UFO ... Read More

Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
1021 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312-642-4400

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/26/2014
Impressionist artist Randie LeVan, along with landscape & still life artists Sue Anderson & Sabrina Omar display 75 plus beautiful paintings at the infamous Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. An opening reception with food, wine, and music will take place on October 24, 2014.

Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
Attend America's Largest Fan-Run Transformers and 80s Convention! Event Highlights Meet Transformers Voice Actors and Comic Book Artists Transformers Costume and Customs Contest Huge Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise Photo courtesy of TFcon

Bottom Lounge
1375 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Music & Comedy
10/26/2014
See The Ready Set and Metro Station live during The Outsiders Tour with special guests Against The Current and The Downtown Fiction October 26 at Bottom Lounge!

Hours:
  • 5:30 p.m.
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Theater & Performing Arts
10/26/2014
The highly-anticipated North Shore Center engagement presents Visceral Dance Chicago’s premiere of Duel Mabul by the world-renowned Ohad Naharin, a new work by Banning Bouldin and a world premiere from Chicago favorite, Harrison McEldowney. Also featured will be highly-acclaimed works from Visceral’s inaugural season; Changes by Monica Cervantes and ... Read More

Hours:
  • 3 p.m.
Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Festivals, Fairs & Special Events
10/26/2014
The first of its kind in the Midwest, Vogue Knitting LIVE brings Vogue Knitting magazine to life with knit couture fashion shows, a Marketplace featuring thousands of new products, inspirational master-level technique and design classes for novices and experts, and more. Knitting's popularity is on the rise as there ... Read More

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/26/2014
With participation from the Ukrainian Community A Century of Embroidered Fashion will feature, in addition to those items in the museum's permanent collection, party dresses embroidered in the 40's and 50's, wedding and graduation dresses embroidered with 60's and 70's as well as accessories and jewelry. Incorporating a traditional ... Read More

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
716 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions
10/26/2014
Agua Nacida, meaning "water born" in Spanish, is a unique collection of large-scale underwater nudes, photographed amidst the unspoiled depths of the seas surrounding Fiji and Gozo by photographer Hugh Arnold. Inspired in part by the human life cycle, Agua Nacida explores the beauty of the human form and ... Read More

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
2391 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Tours & Attractions
10/26/2014
Enjoy the sites and tranquil sounds of the historic Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool during this seasonal tour! Photo credit: Adam Alexander Photography

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