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5 Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

There’s no shortage of Halloween fun this weekend in Chicago, but don’t worry because not all of it is going to scare your pants off. For you fright fanatics there’s the Little Goat Haunted house complete with drinks and snacks. If you like to cover up your fear with laughter then there’s no better place to be than Death Toll, a Halloween-themed sketch comedy show. For those looking to experience some of the mystics of Halloween, come and lift the veil with Sidney Friedman as he performs telepathic wonders. Of course if you go for that rushing adrenaline fueled fear, go and see Nick Wallenda “King of the Highwire” tightrope walk between buildings. If you’ve already had enough Halloween, however, go and enjoy some of the best films for kids and teens at the Chicago International Children’s Film 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!

Chicago International Children's FestivalChicago International Children’s Film Festival
The 31st annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival is featuring 250 of the best, new cinema for children and teens from 40 countries. In addition to films, the festival features filmmaking workshops with Q&A’s from filmmakers and celebrities.
When: Friday, October 25 – Saturday, November 2
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Admission: $6-9
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Death Toll - A Drinking Game PerformanceDeath Toll – A Drinking Game Performance
What’s more fun than a sketch comedy show? A sketch comedy show where you get to play along! This marks the six installment of the original drinking show at Cornservatory, and this year is filled with more comedic deaths than ever.
When: Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1
Where: 4210 N. Lincoln Avenue
Hours: 11:00pm
Admission: $15
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SIDNEY FRIEDMAN'S HALLOWEEN MIND SHIVERSSidney Friedman’s Halloween Mind Shivers
Possibly the best tricks and treats in the city this Halloween. Come and see Mentalist Sidney Friedman at Davenport’s Piano Bar where he’ll present 16 interactive and telepathic wonders that will definitely make you shiver.
When: Friday, October 31 – Saturday, November 1
Where: 1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Hours: 8:00pm
Admission: $22 plus two-drink minimum
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Ever wondered what’s the big secret of the Little Goat’s second floor? This weekend is your chance to find out! Join the staff for their first annual haunted house where there will be drinks, snacks, frights, and laughs.
When: Saturday, November 1
Where: 820 W. Randolph Street
Hours: 6:30pm
Admission: $25
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Didn’t get enough fright on Halloween? Come and see the “King of the Highwire” Nick Wallenda perform a daring feat of heights as he tightrope walks between the Leo Burnett Building and the Marina City towers. And if that’s not enough, stay to watch him walk again between the two Marina City towers blindfolded!
When: Sunday, November 2
Where: 215 N. Dearborn Street
Hours: 6:00pm
Admission: FREE
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