5 Things to do this Weekend: Oct 29- Oct 31

Another change of the seasons is upon us and that means an even greater variety of things to do around town and online. Here’s a round-up of five activities that we found especially appealing.

Don’t forget: Limited capacities, timed entries, mask requirements, social distancing and other policies are still in effect at many venues and events, so please check the details before finalizing your plans!

Move Your Skeleton to the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade

Head over to Halsted Street for a parade, costume contest, plus awards and an after party. Whether you want to get creative, spooky, or both, come show your Halloween spirit!

Date: Sun, Oct 31
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: 3300 – 3700 N Halsted
More Info: northalsted.com

Catch a Movie at Campfire Horrors

Pack some popcorn and don your flannel this weekend as the Chicago Park District presents Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice…Beetlejuice! Screening at Northerly Island Park, enjoy this Halloween classic and get yourself in the spirit.

Date: Fri, Oct 29
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Northerly Island Park
More Info: chicagoparkdistrict.com

Dance Your Heart Out at the Chicago Halloween Ball

Gather at one of Chicago’s creepiest haunts, the Congress Plaza Hotel, which has been taken over by a very hospitable staff of zombies. Wear your best costume and compete in the costume contest.

Date: Sat, Oct 30
Time: 9:00 pm – 3:00 am
Cost: $20
Location: Congress Plaza Hotel
More Info: hauntedhalloweenball.com

Get Together for a Pumpkin Party at Gallagher Way

Bring the family to Gallagher Way this weekend for the 4th Annual Pumpkin Party – featuring The Old Town School of Folk Music, crafts, sweets, and a movie.

Date: Thurs, Oct 28
Time: 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Gallagher Way Chicago
More Info: gallagherway.com

Rewind Time at the Totally 80’s Halloween Party

Calling all Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Back to the Future fans! This weekend TimeOut Chicago will host a killer time at the Totally 80’s Halloween Party, featuring arcade games, costumes, and food!

Date: Sat, Oct 30
Time: 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Cost: Free
Location: TimeOut Market Chicago
More Info: timeout.com