5 Things to do this Weekend: October 28

Autumn is here with more amazing events for you to enjoy the arts, explore different neighborhoods, discover new cultural opportunities through food and festivals, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of five activities this weekend that we think you will love!

It Was Miss Scarlet at the Theater with the Ticket!

The board game turned 1985 hit movie Clue is now onstage at Lakeview’s Mercury Theatre. This twisty-turny murder-mystery comedy is the perfect Halloween week night out for you and your friends. Get ready to laugh and watch this all-star cast try to solve a mystery from your seat! 
Date: runs through January 1 
Time: varies by performance 
Cost: starts at $35 
Location: Southport Corridor, Mercury Theater, 3745 Southport Ave 
More info: mercurytheaterchicago.com

Be a VIP at The Phantom of the Ambassador

Have a VIP night out at The Phantom of the Ambassador and get access to the Terrace of Terror! Wear your Halloween finest for a costume contest unlike the any other. Sip your champagne overlooking the city with exclusive access to the rooftop, special performances (did someone say the Sanderson Sisters?), great food, and spooky cocktails.  
Date: October 28 
Time: 7:00PM – 12:00AM 
Cost: starts at $150+ 
Location: Near North Side, Ambassador Chicago, 1301 N State 
More info: eventbrite.com

A Special Blue Man Group Halloweekend

Take a fun and interactive night out at the Blue Man Group’s special Halloween-themed performances this weekend. Show up early with the family for face painting, spooky surprises, and goodie bags for kids in costume. Don’t miss the post-show photo ops with everyone’s favorite blue men! 
Date: October 29-30 
Time: varies by performance 
Cost: starts at $49+ 
Location: Lakeview, Briar Street Theater, 3133 N Halsted St 
More info: timeout.com

Wrigleyville Gets Spooky (and Boozy!)

Chicago’s biggest Halloween party is coming to Wrigleyville with The Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl… think TBOX but with pumpkins! Bring your pals to some of Wrigley’s best bars for a fun night out with a costume contest, dinner buffets, giveaways, and more. Skip the trick or treating for a wild night out on the town! 
Date: October 29 
Time: 7:00PM – 12:00AM 
Cost: starts at $40+ 
Location: Wrigleyville, 3506 N Clark St 
More info: eventbrite.com

Pumpkin Party for the Whole Family

No need to leave the city for a pumpkin patch this weekend! Head to Logan Square for Pumpkinfest 2022 and have fun with photo ops, face painting, and so much more. All ages can get excited about a costume parade, Halloween crafts, and yummy refreshments. There’s also a Stranger Things themed photo spot for fans of the Netflix show. With activities throughout the afternoon, there’s spooky fun for everyone! 
Date: October 29 
Time: 11:00AM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Logan Square, Unity Park, 2636 N Kimball 
More info: facebook.com

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