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.
Just in time for Halloween, Gorilla Tango Burlesque will be presenting its Spook-tacular holiday hit, BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE. Featuring familiar zombie-genre archetypes such as a Sheriff, an Old Dude, a Best Friend and a Southern Guy, this sassy show promises lots of glittery gore. Catch BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE's special performance on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st at 9pm, at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28-35; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended at gorillatango.com/zombies or by phone at 773-598-4549.
Hop aboard the Seadog for a haunted Halloween cruise. You'll discover Chicago's architecture at nighttime while learning ghostly secrets about the city's eerie past. Costumed tour guides will highlight infamous and supernatural stories from the past. This tour is suitable for all, and will be offered on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, 2013. Seadog Haunted Tours run for approximately one hour and depart at 6:15 p.m. from Navy Pier. Reserve online at seadogcruises.com/Chicago/chicago-haunted-tours or by calling 888.636.7737.
Logan Square's The Logan is dusting off the reels of some spooky Halloween classics this week, including "Pet Sematary," "Trick R' Treat" and, of course this week's must-see, "Halloween." How often will you get the chance to see such greats as Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" in theaters, and in a historical Chicago gem nonetheless? Make your way out to The Logan Theater and experience some big screen Halloween spook, learn more about show times here.
If Halloween makes you want dress up like a zombie and throw on your MJ "Thriller" act, then here is the event for you. This Halloween dance party brought to you by Dtwo R&B DJs is a collection of disco jams and smooth moves, complete of course with a costume contest "ultra-glam" ghosts of legends of the past and present, including Donna Summer and Diana Ross. So grab your glitter and get down with the disco jams of this groovy night at Coup d'Etat.
Sweet Halloween Treats
After a good scare tomorrow, you wont have to look far for a Halloween inspired treat that everyone in the family will enjoy. Try the Pumpkin Soup with candied pumpkin seeds and ancho-crème fraiche at Atwood Café or the delicious pumpkin treats at Delightful Pastries, including Pumpkin Cayenne Pepper Brownies, Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Honey Pie. Warm up with a sweet and spicy Pumpkin Chai at Argo Tea, with locations across Chicago.