The Chicago Thriller flash mob marches down Halsted to kick off the Northalsted Halloween Parade on Tuesday 10/31.
Here's some of what we recommend for the week to come:
Tailor-made for anyone who studied the liberal arts in college, The Horror of the Humanities
at the DePaul University Student Center (2250 N. Sheffield) is a slightly different take on a haunted house. It includes ghastly reminders of student debt and installation art created by students likely headed for a degree in unemployment. Oh, the humanities! 6 PM, free
COURTESY THE ARTIST
Jinx Dawson of Coven
Reunited Chicago occult psych rock group Coven
play Metro (3730 N. Clark) after a hiatus that began in the mid-70s. The Reader
's Monica Kendrick writes, "Coven never had the musical heaviness of [Black] Sabbath; what they had was [Jinx] Dawson herself, a self-declared Left Hand Path practitioner whose voice and charisma and daring were the cornerstone of the band's very 60s sexy Black Mass aesthetic—sincerity counts." 8 PM, $25
Dress to the 666s at the annual Northalsted Halloween Parade
, a spectacle of elaborate, colorful costumes. The Chicago Thriller flash mob leads the charge down Halsted between Belmont and Cornelia, and a panel of drag queens will host a costume contest, broken down into four categories: original, group, drag, and scariest. 7:30 PM, free
Tue 10/31-Wed 11/1:
The Obama Foundation Summit
invites decision-makers from around the globe to discuss creative solutions to common problems, and to immerse themselves in the culture of every country represented. Join them at the eponymous Obama Foundation (5326 S. Lake Park). Various times, free
Courtesy of the Museum of Broadcast Communications
The set of Wayne's World and other favorite SNL sketches are on display at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
At the new exhibit "Saturday Night Live: the Experience
," sets from SNL
, including the basement from Wayne’s World
, are open to tour at the Museum of Broadcast Communications (360 N. State). Videos feature alums such as Seth Meyers explaining the process of the show's creation. 10 AM-8 PM, $25, $20 for seniors and students, free for children under 12
Dana Gould weaves some humorous yarns at Zanies on Thursday 11/2.
Personal stories told by Dana Gould
are tight, witty, and full of unexpected twists. Catch this former Simpsons
writer when he comes to Zanies (5437 Park Pl., Rosemont). 8 PM, $25 plus two-item minimum
Mrstealyourwig Entertainment hosts Rent Due Comedy Show
, featuring some of Chicago's finest stand-up comics, at the Harold Washington Cultural Center (4701 S. King), including Taneshia "Just Nesh" Rice and Watch Jazzy, who appears on BET's 50 Central
For more things to do this weekend—and every day—visit our Agenda page.