CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Chicago Loop, Oak Park

Lincoln Park: Want to Sunday Funday AND give back to your community? Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 14 and Sunday, October 21 (from 10 am to 6 pm)— it’s Sunday Funday: Brunch, Shop, and Give! Throw on your favorite flannel and head over to Halsted & Armitage for a day of fun! Start by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many delicious brunch spots in the Armitage Halsted Shopping District. Then, take your receipt to participating mobile merchants and get 10% off your purchase! Button & Zipper will also be accepting donations of used coats to share with local charities. For more information, click here!

Bucktown and Wicker Park: There’s no shortage of Halloween activities for you here in Chicago! Join Dove’s Luncheonette for “Dove’s After Dark Late Night Cocktail Pop Up” on Friday, October 26 at 10 pm. Dove’s will be transformed for one night only into a low-lit, late-night drinking destination! They’ll be serving up spooky, agave-based cocktails in celebration of Halloween and blasting retro vinyl. Entry is free and cocktails start at just $6. For location information and more, click here.

Lakeview: Are haunted houses too scary for you? Then you’re in luck! Annoyance Theatre presents “Haunted House”! Travel down into a spooky cave at the bottom of the lake and you’ll find a haunted house. Inside this creepy cave, scary (and not-so-scary) characters pass their time by haunting the audience and being haunted themselves! Written and performed by Lydia House, the show is directed by Parker Callahan and features an entirely original score performed live by Ava Lake. The show runs from October 7 through the 28th on Sundays at 8 pm. Purchase tickets in advance here!

Andersonville: It’s that time of year again! It’s the Sweetish Stroll in Andersonville! Formerly known as the Dessert Crawl, this sweet event is on Sunday, October 28 from 2-5 pm. There are two different routes where you’ll explore the sweeter side of Andersonville. The first is the August Gloop Route! Stops include Candyality, DeFloured: A Gluten Free Bakery, First Slice Pie Cafe, Frio Gelato, and more. The second is the Veruca Salt Route! Stops include George’s Ice Cream & Sweets, Lady Gregory’s, Terry’s Toffee, and more. Tickets are on sale now for just $20! Get yours here!

Chicago Loop: Lyric Opera presents the international singing phenomenon Choir! Choir! Choir! On Friday, October 12 at 8 pm, this unique performance blurs the line between being an audience member and a performer by bringing strangers together to sing popular songs. This concert will tribute the iconic band Fleetwood Mac! All attendees receive a sheet of music lyrics, are then divided by vocal types and ranges, and taught vocal harmonies. Magically, a unified, beautiful choir will be formed in just 90 minutes! Vocal experience not necessary, just come ready to have a good time! Tickets are just $25, but capacity is limited, so be sure to snag yours today here!

Oak Park: Summer might be over, but Farmer’s Markets are still hanging on for a few more weeks! Get yourself over to the Oak Park Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm! The market is held in the Pilgrim Church parking lot (460 Lake St.). Enjoy the sounds of live bluegrass music and the smell of fresh, homemade donuts while you shop for your favorite local bounty. You can find seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, bread, flowers, plants, honey, maple syrup, grains, and dairy products. Find more information here!