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5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

This weekend Chicago serves up plenty of Halloween-themed fun, but don’t feel left out if you’re not into the spooky stuff. For those who are, check out Skelebration at Redmoon Central in Pilsen for a family-friendly Halloween celebration. Head over to Supernatural Chicago at Castle in River North to watch Neil Tobin present his eclectic blend of supernatural stories and psychic demonstrations. If veg’ing out in front of the tube is your thing, make the journey to Emporium Chicago to watch a marathon of The Simpsons Tree House of Horrors episodes on Sunday. Had enough Halloween? The Green Festival at Navy Pier presents a ton of panels and demonstrations on how to live a more environmentally friendly life. And finally, don’t miss a plathora of interesting people talking about journeys at this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival.

And while you’re out there having fun, don’t forget to snap a selfie and enter it in our Chicago Selfie Photo Conest!

Supernatual ChicagoSupernatural Chicago
your dose of psychic entertainment with Neil Tobin. The performer will be showcasing his blend of paranormal stories and psychic demonstrations in a private room at Castle, noted as one of the most haunted locations in the city.
When: Friday, October 24 – Saturday, October 25
Where: 632 N. Dearborn Street
Hours: 7:30pm
Admission: $25
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Green Festival ChicagoGreen Festival
Need some ideas to help make your home and life a bit greener? Then head over to this environmentally friendly convention at Navy Pier and check out vegan and vegetarian cooking demos, green panels, live music and entertainment.
When: Friday, October 24 ¬– Sunday, October 26
Where: 600 E. Grand Avenue
Hours: 12-6pm (Friday) & 10am-6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Admission: $10-25
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Halloween celebration returns for its second year at Redmoon Central in the Pilsen neighborhood. Bring the whole family and check out the UFO carousel, Redmoon’s celestial swing, the all-new pastry wheel and tons of animated shorts.
When: Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, October 26
Where: 2120 S. Jefferson Street
Hours: 1pm & 4pm
Admission: $12-20
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Chicago Humanities FestivalChicago Humanities Festival
The 25th annual festival brings in actors, academics, scientists, journalists and more around the theme of journeys. Even some celebs will make an appearance. These include Patti Smith, Wallace Shawn and Renee Fleming. Check the website for the full schedule.
When: Saturday, October 25 ¬– Sunday, November 9
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Treehouse of Horror MarathonTreehouse of Horror Marathon
Spend a lazy Sunday watching a marathon of The Simpsons Tree House of Horrors episodes at Emporium Chicago. With Halloween upon us, what better time to watch this historic show’s hilarious take on horror classics?
When: Sunday, October 26
Where: 1366 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Hours: 5pm
Admission: Free
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