CHICAGO — Flow through a yoga class 94 floors above the city, attend a soul music tribute by the Black Ensemble Theater, trick or treat through Lakeview, enjoy a Moroccan caftan fashion show and more.
You can also find even more frightful Halloween festivities here.
Here’s a roundup of 33 things to do in Chicago this weekend:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Oct. 29
Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St.
This Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fall Fest wraps up this weekend with musical entertainment, live chalk art, story times, professional pumpkin carvers and more every weekend through October. There will also be ticketed attractions, including a carousel, pumpkin patch, maze, train adventure and bounce house. Learn more here.
7-9 p.m. Friday
Room 13, 3222 N. Sheffield Ave.
Your $30 ticket helps fund a good cause and includes a vegan buffet, drinks, karaoke, raffle prizes, a silent auction and a costume contest.
7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday
The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
American comedian Maria Bamford is bringing her dark, deeply personal and experimental comedy to Wicker Park this weekend as she hits the Den Theatre stage for three nights — one is sold out already. Bamford is known and revered for her comedy’s focus on mental illness and stars in a semi-autobiographical film about a comedian who suffers a nervous breakdown. Tickets start at $22 online.
8 p.m. Friday, 8 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday
Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark St.
The Black Ensemble Theater is closing out its tribute to soul music this weekend with songs from some of the evolutionary genre’s greatest hitmakers, including Barry White, Al Green, Bobby Caldwell and Peaches & Herb. Tickets are $66.50 online, including fees.
7:45-8:45 a.m. Saturday
360 Chicago, 875 N. Michigan Ave. – 94th Floor
Perform your sun salutations a little bit closer to the sky this weekend from 360 Chicago’s 94th-floor morning yoga class, offering a sweeping view of the city and Lake Michigan. This bring-your-own-mat flow is open to all ages and skill levels. Tickets are $55 online, which includes admission to the observation deck, yoga and a choice between a mimosa or coffee.
9 a.m.-noon Saturday
Third Space Chicago, 716 W. Addison St.
Take a three-mile jog through Lakeview with author Rebecca Makkai to explore the streets that inspired her acclaimed novel of love, loss and tragedy, “The Great Believers.” Runners will also hear from LGBTQ+ elders and activists, including journalist, author and publisher Tracy Baim, historian and author Owen Keehnen and community organizer Arnie Aprill. Tickets are $40-60 online.
10 a.m.-noon Saturday
Lakeview East Athletics and Performance, 1057 W. Belmont Ave.
This free annual event features a bring-your-own-pumpkin carving contest, costume prizes for humans and pets, games for kids, food, drinks, treats and local vendors. RSVP online.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Unity Park, 2636 N. Kimball Ave.
Kids 16 and younger are invited to enjoy Unity Park’s legendary pumpkin patch-themed fest, filled with free activities for the whole family, face painting, a spooky-themed photo booth and a Dia de Los Muertos activity.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday
Bosly’s Backyard, 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave. #108
Bosly’s fest features more than 20 local small business vendors featuring: a Halloween-themed photo booth, costume contest, puppuccinos, mini massages, baked goods for pets and humans, custom pet portraits and more. Ticket proceeds are going to Wild Hearts, a non-profit organization that helps rescue organizations and families care for mobility impaired pups. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day-of; the cost includes a tote bag to fill with treats.
Noon-8 p.m. Saturday
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.
Dive into Halloween fun for the family at Navy Pier. Trick or treat from more than 70 candy vendors, enjoy performances and arts and crafts activities, experience interactive Halloween-themed science experiments, try your hand at axe-throwing and more. You can also dress up with your pet for a costume contest.
1 p.m. Saturday
Dovetail Brewing, 1806 W. Belle Plaine Ave.
Combine Halloween fun with an excellent cause at this brewery bash, which features candy, drinks, prizes and a costume contest for Chicago Canine Rescue’s four-legged friends. Admission is free, but it costs $10 to enter your pup in the contest. And $1 from every beer sold will go directly to help dogs at the rescue.
1-4 p.m. Saturday
Absolutely Anything Essential, 3521 S. King Drive
This third annual family fest returns with live entertainment, a kids zone, handcrafted items, candy, free haircuts and coats and more. Admission to the fest is free. Register for a potpourri-making session for $20 online.
1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Along Lincoln Avenue and Clark Street
Stroll through Lincoln Park and collect candy as local businesses transform into trick-or-treat stops. The Halloween festivities are along Lincoln Avenue from Wrightwood to Webster on Saturday and along Clark Street from Diversey to Armitage on Sunday.
2:30-4 p.m. Saturday
Oz Park – Tin Man, 2021 N. Burling St.
Explore the darker side of the silver screen at a Chicago park inspired by “The Wizard of Oz” with a 90-minute guided walking tour. Tickets are $29.99 online.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
South Chicago Farm – Urban Growers Collective, 9000 S. Mackinaw Ave.
There will be pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, apple tastings, hot apple cider, haunted hoop houses, native seed savings, relay races and more at the Urban Growers Collective’s final Farm Stand of the year. All ages are welcome.
Noon-6 p.m. Saturday
1821 S. Blue Island Ave.
Stroll down 18th Street to tunes by Pilsen’s finest DJs and live bands and taste cocktails from 10 local bars to celebrate Día de los Muertos and Halloween. Tickets are $40-50 online.
Noon-8 p.m. Saturday
Island Party Hut, 355 Chicago Riverwalk
Celebrate fall festivities with hayrides along the Chicago River, fall cocktails and beer, apple cider donuts, a pumpkin patch, bounce house, live music and more. This event is open to all ages. Tickets are $5-8 online.
Brewfest kicks off at 2 p.m., race starts at 3 p.m. Saturday
Lincoln Park – Grove 2, Northeast of LaSalle Drive and North Stockton Drive
Race through a scenic 5K along the lakefront and celebrate crossing the finish line with a Brewfest boasting complimentary beer, brats, pretzels and live music. Or skip out on the race and just kick it at the afterparty. Tickets for the 5K and Brewfest are available online, starting at $30. Find race details and more information here.
7 p.m. Saturday
Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph St.
Check out a fashion show featuring Moroccan caftans crafted by designer Khadija Mouh and a musical performance by Abdellah Daoudi. Tickets are $85 online.
7, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday
Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N. Western Ave.
From ghastly ghost walking to sword swallowing to reverse necromancy, this B-movie classic sideshow has a horror twist just in time for Halloween. Get tickets for $20 online.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton St.
Pull on your best costume for free mimosas and cotton candy treats at Carnivale’s Halloween brunch buffet. Reservations are $50 for adults and $25 for kids. RSVP here.
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday
Kathy Osterman Beach House, 5800 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Help plant 15 trees at a Chicago beach to enhance the city’s biodiversity and improve its air and qater quality. Volunteers will help dig holes, place mulch, water and more. No prior planting experience is necessary — but long pants, closed toed shoes, water, snacks and sunscreen are encouraged. Parking is limited. Sign up for free online.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday
Sipping Turtle Cafe, 2959 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Meet fellow queer Asians and try out coffee shops at these monthly meetups. All are welcome, but attendees are asked to be mindful as this is a space for LGBTQ+ Chicagoans to hold space, share experience and enjoy each other’s company. RSVP for free online.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Sideshow Gelato, 4819 N. Western Ave.
Enjoy gelato, games, spooky critter meet-and-greets, magicians, sword swallowers, costume contests and more at this second annual Halloween bash with the Insect Asylum. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Get yours online.
2-4:30 p.m. Sunday
4420 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Dress up as your favorite Chicago historical figure and take a two-hour, family-friendly bus tour through Bronzeville with Chicago historian Dilla. Enjoy complimentary wine, spirits and other beverages from Bronzeville Winery. The attendee with the best costume will win a one-year membership to Bronzeville Winery’s Wine Club, a Sommelier Wine Collection Wine Package and a $250 gift certificate to Bronzeville Winery. Register for $55-$95 online.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday
415 N. Ashland Ave.
Don your best Halloween costume and help clean up the streets of West Loop with neighbors. There will be an afterparty with lunch and drinks afterwards, location to be announced. Sign up for free online.
5:30-9 p.m. Sunday
The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St.
Partake in mindful movement, meditation, breathe work, intention-setting and more at this community wellness event. Tickets are $20 online.
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8 p.m. Friday
Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave.
Head to Chop Shop on Friday for the ultimate show with Electric Six, The Surfrajettes and more!
10 p.m. Friday
TAO Chicago, 632 N. Dearborn St.
Party it up with Lil Jon and “shots” at TAO Chicago this Friday.
8 p.m. Saturday
Ogilvie Train Station, 500 W. Madison St.
Always wanted to party at the train station?? Check out a Halloween party at Ogilvie Train Center with Nightmare On The Express.
10 p.m. Saturday
Come for dim lights, hard music and hot hosts with a special BOOTS Halloween edition this Saturday.
8 p.m. Sunday
Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd.
Don’t miss The 1975 headlining Allstate Arena this Sunday along with Dora Jar.
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Stop by the Chicago History Museum on Sunday for an informational talk with Mary Beard, host of series like “Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit” and “Meet the Romans with Mary Beard.”
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