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Weekly Round Up – Chicago Events – October 16 2017

Weekly Roundup - Chicago Events

Weekly Roundup 

Chicago Events October 16 – October 22

Happy Monday! It’s been a looooooong couple of weeks for me. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends and somehow we’re halfway through October! How did that happen? That means we’re just two weeks away from Halloween, which used to be one of my favorite times of the year. I used to make the coolest costumes, see all the horror movies, visit all the haunted houses, go out all weekend, etc.

Over the last few years, I’ve lost some of the excitement I used to get this time of year so I am dedicating this Weekly Round Up and newsletter to Halloween. Scroll all the way through for information on some really awesome Halloween happenings this year. I currently have no plans but reading through these fun options has inspired me a bit.

Who thinks I should dress up this year? I have 2 ideas for a costume but I am not sure I have the time to pull either off. Have a unique and fairly simple Halloween costume suggestion for me? Please let me know by responding to this email.

Monday, October 16 

No events listed

Tuesday, October 17

Chicago Cubs vs LA Dodger at 8:01p at Wrigley Field (Game 3)

Wednesday, October 18

Chicago Cubs vs LA Dodger at 8:01p at Wrigley Field (Game 4)

Thursday, October 19

Chicago Cubs vs LA Dodger at 7:08p at Wrigley Field (Game 5)

Theater Oobleck A Memory Palace of Fear – What haunts your house? Eviction? Lead? Mice? Ghosts? A Memory Palace of Fear is a haunted house about housing and other real-world fears—an immersive theater installation exploring the ways the spaces we call home can turn from refuge to menace, and back again, employing performance, text, sound, and visual art elements to seek common ground between the haunted houses of ghost stories and Halloween entertainment and the troubles that haunt Chicago. Goes through October 31st. More Details

Destination Kohler Food and Wine 2017 – The 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, the Midwest’s premiere epicurean celebration, will once again bring together a talented roster of award-winning chefs and exclusive culinary and wine tasting experiences to Destination Kohler on October 19-22. Tickets for the fun-filled, four-day program with interactive and educational offerings will be on sale August 8 at www.KohlerFoodandWine.com. More Details

Friday, October 20

Destination Kohler Food and Wine 2017 – The 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, the Midwest’s premiere epicurean celebration, will once again bring together a talented roster of award-winning chefs and exclusive culinary and wine tasting experiences to Destination Kohler on October 19-22. Tickets for the fun-filled, four-day program with interactive and educational offerings will be on sale August 8 at www.KohlerFoodandWine.comMore Details

Social Power Hour Cheers + Drink Fest Chicago – Social Power Hour Hosts Wine, Spirit and Beer Event at Concord Fifty+Five. As the chilly, fall weather moves in, it’s the perfect time to get a little buzz going! On Friday, October 20 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., enjoy wine, spirits and beer at Social Power Hour’s Cheers + Drink Fest. Local Chicagoland distilleries, breweries, wineries, as well as national and international products, will all be available to attendees at Concord Fifty+Five. It’s time to clink those glasses, cheers and drink! More Details

Chicago 20×2 – 20 Speakers, 1 Question, 2 Minutes Each – 20×2 Chicago is a live event where 20 people from all different walks of creative life — writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants — are asked the same question and given two minutes each to answer in whichever way they choose. The results may take any form, from spoken word to music to film, and can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke. This edition’s question is “How does it work?” See the answers on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Hideout. More Details

Saturday, October 21

Destination Kohler Food and Wine 2017 – The 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, the Midwest’s premiere epicurean celebration, will once again bring together a talented roster of award-winning chefs and exclusive culinary and wine tasting experiences to Destination Kohler on October 19-22. Tickets for the fun-filled, four-day program with interactive and educational offerings will be on sale August 8 at www.KohlerFoodandWine.comMore Details

Hands for Hope Charity Gala Benefit for Cancer – Every day, families dealing with a diagnosis of neuroblastoma face uncertainty, mounting medical bills and, potentially, the devastating loss of a child. To help counter the negative impacts of critically underfunded childhood cancer research, the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) announces its first Hands for Hope charity gala and dinner/dance. More Details

32nd Annual Friends of Prentice Benefit Evening – On October 21, Friends of Prentice will host its ‘Remember When’ 32nd Annual Benefit to celebrate a proud legacy of philanthropy and volunteerism that has helped shape quality of care for women and infants in Chicago and beyond. Guests should arrive in their best 80’s glam attire (black tie optional). More Details

Sunday, October 22

Destination Kohler Food and Wine 2017 – The 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, the Midwest’s premiere epicurean celebration, will once again bring together a talented roster of award-winning chefs and exclusive culinary and wine tasting experiences to Destination Kohler on October 19-22. Tickets for the fun-filled, four-day program with interactive and educational offerings will be on sale August 8 at www.KohlerFoodandWine.comMore Details

Bolshoi Ballet, Le Corsaire, in Theaters October 22 – ‘Le Corsaire’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide on October 22 Only, Kicking Off 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Season. Bolshoi Ballet “Le Corsaire” one of classical ballet’s most magnificent productions will be performed live in Moscow on Sunday, October 22 and broadcast to cinema screens nationwide later the same day. The performance marks the first of eight new productions featured in the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Series, presented by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live. More Details

Chicago Halloween Events 2017:

Petit Margeaux

Petit Margeaux invites you to escape the crowds during trick-or-treating, stop by Petit Margeaux for a lovely break at the French-inspired patisserie. Petit Margeaux will offer complimentary hot chocolate from 3-9 pm as well as serve their seasonal pumpkin spiced cheesecake for $5 (photo below). It’s the perfect spot to fuel up before returning to Chicago’s Halloween streets. 

The J. Parker

The J. Parker will be screening some horror films and nothing screams Halloween quite like a scary movie! Starting Friday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 31, The J. Parker will screen scary movies for all who dare to enter The J. Parker’s year-round rooftop. Sip on fall cocktails while taking in Chicago’s Halloween spirit from above. 

SPiN Boos & Booze

SPiN Chicago and Players Sport & Social host the 2nd annual Boos and Booze on Saturday, October 28 from 8p-2a. Tickets include a 4-hour drink package (9p-1a) with beer, wine, and mixed drinks. There will also be light bites, live DJs, a photo booth, ping pong, costume contest, and more. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.

Chicago Athletic Association A Twilight Zone

Chicago Athletic Association invites you to enter a new dimension and explore the undefined at the hotel’s third annual Halloween Party: A Twilight Zone. This event takes over the entire 13th floor, including the transformed Cindy’s rooftop and terrace + 5 individually outfitted rooms inviting you to blur the line between imagination and reality. Explore the intersection of highbrow costumes and a downtown dance party, with a live DJ set in Cindy’s coupled alongside sensory-defying artistic expressions in the select suites. The $75 ticket includes access to the full 13th floor experience from 9pm to 1am, coat check, and a taste of the BACARDI® Zombie cocktail before the elevator doors even open.  This event is 21+. Refunds will not be granted. Buy tickets here.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Halloween Fundraiser at aliveOne

aliveOne will host the Annual Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Halloween Fundraiser on Saturday, October 28 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is open to the public and guest bartenders from the charity will be working at both the front and back bars. All tips from the event will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless.

Third Annual New Belgium Pumpkin Carving Contest at Easy Bar

Easy Bar invites Chicagoans to get in the Halloween spirit with a pumpkin carving party on Monday, October 30 at 8 p.m. New Belgium will supply the pumpkins and carving tools while patrons are expected to get creative. Guests will enjoy featured $6.50 New Belgium beers like Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin draft, Fat Tire Belgian White draft and Voodoo Ranger 8-Hop draft. New Belgium Dayblazer Easygoing Ale cans will also be available for $5 each.

Freebie with Costume at Hakka Bakka

To celebrate Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, anyone who dines in costume at Hakka Bakka will receive a FREE side item of choice. Hakka Bakka’s sides include Sides include Masala Fries with Cilantro Aioli, Veggie Samosas, Lentil Soup, Basmati Cumin Rice and a Garden Salad.

Joy District's Golden Ticket Halloween Supper Club

Joy District will host a Halloween Supper Club this October with a Willy Wonka theme in the second floor nightclub. Guests will enJOY entertainment including an aerialist, Oompa Loompa performances, and other twisted surprises. Single general admission tickets are available for $55 and include passed hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Matt Wilde, a pasta station, oyster bar, candy station and premium bar service. Guests can also purchase a couple’s ticket for $100. For tickets, visit: http://www.eventstand.com/events/goldenticket. Tables and bottle service are on a first come, first served basis ($1500 minimum). For table reservations, please contact supperclub@joychicago.com.

Pumpkin Carving Parties and New Fall Cocktails at Remedy Bar

Guests can celebrate the best season of the year with Pumpkin Parties on Monday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 18 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Remedy will provide the pumpkins and carving tools for $10 per person (while supplies last). While carving pumpkins, guests can sip on Remedy’s new fall cocktail lineup including The White Walker (Dark Matte Chocolate City cold brew coffee, Jameson, Bailey’s, Fernet, and house made mint syrup; $12), Apple Crisp (apple cider, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Sailor Jerry spiced rum and prosecco; $10), That’s My Jam (Letherbee gin, creme de cassis, jammy sweet vermouth, fresh lemon juice, black walnut bitter; $12), and No Stout About it (Left Hand milk stout, Meyers dark rum, Aztec chocolate bitters, Angostura bitters, simple syrup, topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg; $12).

Tavern on Little Fort - Game of Thrones Halloween Party

Tavern on Little Fort will host a Game of Thrones themed Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28. For $20 per person, guests will enjoy a food buffet and receive three drink tickets. Themed drinks featured in the package will include The White Walker (white chocolate liqueur, blue curacao and vanilla cream soda), The House Stark Martini (Hendrick’s gin, lemon juice, tonic water and sugar), The Needle Shot (Tito’s vodka, ginger beer, lime), and The Crows Old Fashioned (Bulleit Rye, orange bitters, sugar, cherry and orange).  Tavern on Little Fort will offer cash prizes for the best Game of Thrones costume, best group costume, and best couple costume. To purchase tickets click here.

Children who visit Weber Grill Restaurant in Chicago with their family for Halloween will receive a FREE Kids Club Card if they are in costume. The Kids Club at Weber Grill offers a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. The kids menu features menu items including BBQ Pork Ribs, Hot Dog, Cheese Pizza, Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese, Steak Skewers, Grilled Chicken Breast and more. All children's meals include a small beverage (milk, juice or soft drink), fruit, tater tots, seasonal vegetables, and chocolate chip cookie.

Children who visit Weber Grill Restaurant in Chicago with their family for Halloween will receive a FREE Kids Club Card if they are in costume. The Kids Club at Weber Grill offers a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée. The kids menu features menu items including BBQ Pork Ribs, Hot Dog, Cheese Pizza, Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheese, Steak Skewers, Grilled Chicken Breast and more. All children’s meals include a small beverage (milk, juice or soft drink), fruit, tater tots, seasonal vegetables, and chocolate chip cookie.

Fremont Freakmont

Fremont hosts FreakmontCome one, come all! On Saturday, October 28, guests can eat, drink, and play under the big top. Celebrate Halloween at “Freakmont,” a Freak Show themed night full of carnival-style food stations, games, live DJs, and a costume contest for the best Bearded Lady or fire-eater out there. More information, including drink packages ($40-$50) and table reservations, is available at www.FremontChicago.com. Tickets are available for purchase, here.

Steak Bar Disco is Dead

SteakBar Disco is Dead Halloween Party. Disco is dead, so for this Halloween, party like a rock star. Join SteakBar during your Halloweekend for a night of drinks, appetizers, music, and of course, a costume contest. Arrive as your favorite rock star (past or present) and you may have a chance to win best-dressed. Guests are invited to purchase a $25 ticket that includes a two-hour drink package and passed apps. For additional information, please visit www.SteakBarChicago.com, or click here to purchase tickets.

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Roscoe’s Skull and Pumpkin Painting Party Brought to you by Crystal Head Vodka on October 24 at 9 pm. The event will be hosted by Trannika Rex and brought to you by Crystal Head Vodka! Paint a Crystal Head Vodka BOTTLE and/or pumpkin while viewing the Halloween movie favorite, Hocus Pocus. Stick around for the weekly amateur Drag Show after with special guests Naomi Smalls and Kim Chi from RuPaul’s Drag Race!

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Katie Cahmann 2017