8 Things to do in the City & North Shore: September 29

Embrace the crisp fall days with exciting activities that’ll make your autumn glow. From checking out charming boutiques to savoring pumpkin spice treats at seasonal festivals, there is so much to see and enjoy. Venture into fall foliage trails and local landmarks to infuse a dash of adventure into your autumn plans. Don’t miss out on these activities scheduled for this weekend to fully savor the changing leaves!

Pork, Pints, and Pumpkins at The Peckish Pig

Indulge in the flavors of fall at The Peckish Pig‘s Fall Pig Roast! This mouthwatering event promises delicious food and craft brews that will warm your spirits. Gather with friends and family in a cozy, festive atmosphere, where the aroma of the roast fills the air, and live music sets the perfect backdrop.

Date: October 1
Time: 4PM
Cost: $40+
Location: The Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St, Evanston
More info: thepeckishpig.com

Rock Out at Blocktoberfest

Get ready to celebrate community and autumn vibes at Glenview’s Blocktoberfest! Enjoy family-friendly fun as the neighborhood comes alive with music, games, food trucks, and local vendors. Embrace the crisp fall air and immerse yourself in the festive spirit while savoring delicious treats and exploring unique crafts.

Date: September 30
Time: 12-10:30PM
Cost: Free
Location: Glenview Road between Church and Pine St, Glenview
More info: glenviewblocktoberfest.com

A Night Out at the Theatre

Experience the enchanting world of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice at Writers Theatre! This spellbinding play reimagines the classic Greek myth through the eyes of Eurydice, exploring themes of love, memory, and the afterlife. With lyrical prose and a touch of magical realism, Ruhl transports audiences to a dreamlike underworld where Eurydice embarks on a surreal journey to reunite with her lost love, Orpheus. Don’t miss this thought-provoking production that promises to captivate your heart and imagination.

Date: Runs through October 22
Time: 3PM and 7:30PM
Cost: $35+
Location: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe
More info: writerstheatre.org

Get Wild at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fall Fest

Step into a world of autumn enchantment at the Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest! You’ll find many fun seasonal activities, including pumpkin patches, hayrides, animal encounters, and a marketplace filled with treats and crafts. Whether you’re admiring the animal exhibits or enjoying the crisp air while sipping on warm apple cider, the Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest promises a memorable, autumnal experience!

Date: Opens September 29 
Time: 10AM-5PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2234 N Cannon Dr 
More info: lpzoo.org

A Night at the Theatre at Congo Square

Welcome to Matteson, the captivating play produced by Congo Square Theatre and written by Inda Craig-Galvan, invites audiences on a poignant and thought-provoking journey into the heart of a suburban community facing profound challenges and transformation. With a blend of humor, heartache, and hope, this play is a gripping theatrical experience that beautifully captures the essence of community.

Date: Runs through October 1 
Time: 2PM and 7PM 
Cost: $45+ 
Location: Abbott Hall Wirtz Theatre, 710 N DuSable Lake Shore Dr 
More info: congosquaretheatre.org

Enjoy the Wares at the Englewood Village Market

The Englewood Village Market offers an array of local flavors, artisanal crafts, and live music. With a range of vendors showcasing everything from fresh produce to handmade treasures, it’s a true celebration of the neighborhood. Come stroll the vibrant stalls, savor delicious bites and enjoy the fall weather!

Date: September 30 
Time: 10AM-2PM 
Cost: Free 
Location: Englewood Village Plaza, 58th and Halsted St 
More info: eventbrite.com

Get into Spooky Season with A Walking Tour

Explore some of Chicago’s dark history with Haunted by Our Dark Side: Death, Depravity, and Dark Tourism. Discover the true stories behind Chicago’s most notorious figures and explore the origins of ghost stories and hauntings in the city. You’ll visit eerie interiors and places that bear witness to Chicago’s haunting past, from the Haymarket Affair to the Iroquois Fire, during the two-hour walking tour. Step into the shadows and join this spine-tingling journey through Chicago’s dark side.

Date: Every Saturday 
Time: 2:30PM 
Cost: $25+ 
Location: Starting at the Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl 
More info: insidechicagowalkingtours.com

Bear Down with Harry’s Tavern

Kick off your Bears game in style with the Park, Tailgate, and Sail event at Harry’s Tavern at Navy Pier. Reserve a spot to enjoy a specialty tailgate menu, discounted parking for the game, and free water taxi tickets to get to and from Soldier Field in style. Enjoy your morning before the game with all fun and no fuss!

Date: October 1 
Time: Various times before the football game 
Cost: $20+ 
Location: Harry’s Tavern at Navy Pier, 700 E Grand 
More info: harrycarays.com


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