Tim Lapetino celebrates the launch of his book Art of Atari at Logan Arcade on Thu 10/27.
Sure, you could spend the week fretting about the World Series
, but there are plenty of distractions from Cubs mania. Here's some of what we recommend:
Mon 10/24: Quantum Monk
at Links Hall (3111 N. Constellation) is a performance featuring dancer and choreographer Fujima Yoshinojo, artist and musician Tatsu Aoki, and Rami Atassi modernizing the traditional Japanese classical dance piece "Makasho." 7:30 PM
Stand-up Joe Mande
—also a writer on Parks and Recreation
, The Kroll Show
, and the new sitcom The Good Place
—stops by Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) on his Drake-inspired Autumn Sixteen tour. 8 PM
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Joe Mande tells jokes at Lincoln Hall on Mon 10/24.
Logan Square's Emporium Arcade Bar (2363 N. Milwaukee) has transformed into a Haunted Hotel
where guests check in but don't check out—at least, not until close. Tickets include one drink. 7 PM-1 AM
Spooky patrons take over Emporium Arcade Bar's Haunted Hotel this week.
Nonprofit bicycle shop Working Bikes
celebrates its 17th birthday with food, music, drinks, and a silent auction at Lagunitas Tap Room (2607 W. 17th). All proceeds from the event support the group's global and local programs. 5:30 PM
Courtesy Working Bikes
Working Bikes celebrates 17 years with a fund-raiser at Lagunitas Tap Room.
Jen Sabella and Erika Wozniak host the Girl Talk
monthly show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) all about Chicago women doing amazing things. This month's "squad" features Julie Dicaro, Britt Julious, Alicia Swiz, and Heidi Stevens talking about confronting Internet trolls. 6:30 PM
Original works of fiction inspire improv scenes in the monthly show Fictitious
. October's spooky edition at iO (1501 N. Kingsbury) includes horror stories and a costume contest. 10:30 PM
Tim Lapetino discusses his book, Art of Atari
, about the artwork in Atari video games. The event at Logan Hardware (2410 W. Fullerton) also showcases a special selection of pinball machines and video games and a collection of Atari paraphernalia. 7 PM-midnight
Lyric Opera joins forcers with the Second City for Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion
at the Civic Opera House (20 N. Wacker), a comedic and operatic look at the creation and staging of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, starting from its beginnings in 1848. Thu 7 PM, Fri 2 and 7 PM, Sat 2 PM, Sun 1 and 4 PM
For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.