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

Lakeview: Mark your calendars for Music Box of Horrors 2019! From Saturday October 19 to Sunday October 20, the Music Box Theatre hosts a 24-hour fright fest with the most terrifying, heart-racing movies you’ll ever see! General admission tickets are $30; Music Box members are $25. The day of the show, ticket prices increase to $35 and $30, respectively. Featured films include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fly II, Event Horizon, Alligator, and more. Check out more information and purchase your tickets here.

Lincoln Park: SEA Blue is the largest and longest running prostate cancer event in Chicago- and it’s coming right up! On Sunday, September 15 it’s the SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Run and Walk. Money raised will help fund the work of Us TOO International (, a nonprofit that provides educational resources and support services to the prostate cancer community at no charge. SEA stands for Support, Education, and Advocacy. Individuals and teams participate in a 5K race or a celebration walk through Lincoln Park. In addition to the walk and run, SEA Blue features a “Talk to the Experts” education tent, an event t-shirt, free lunch and snacks, free beer, live music, a family fun-zone for kids, and more. The event is from 8 am to 1 pm. Registration is $50 for adult runners, $40 for adult walkers, $30 for child 5K runners, and $25 for child walkers. Find more information here.

Bucktown and Wicker Park: Get ready for a jazzy night of fun with The Peggy Lee Legacy at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret! Jazz vocalist Jenifer French stars on Saturday October 5 at 8 pm. Enjoy your favorite jazz hits spanning the lifetime of one of the greatest jazz vocalists and singer-songwriters of the 20th century. General admission tickets are just $22! Get yours here now.

Chicago Loop: Summer’s over- but summer drinking doesn’t have to be! Learn how to make your own summer cocktails at a cocktail class at The Commons on Wednesday September 25. From 6 to 8 pm, this interactive cocktail class will help you master a classic bourbon mix. Then you’ll learn how to turn it into the perfect big-batch drink for any party (summer or otherwise!) There will be small bites provided and you’ll take home extra barware needed to batch the perfect cocktail. Tickets are $35 and you must be 21 to attend. Buy yours here!

Lincoln Square: Did you know that DANK Haus offers cooking classes?! On Friday September 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, join for the September Kulturküche German Inspired Cooking Class. You’ll learn first hand from Chef Peter Andros how to hand craft Blaue Zipfel homemade sausage! You’ll put your knife and sausage grinding skills to use as you prepare, encase, and cook this dish! Steaming with onions, your friends and family will love this addition to your cooking repertoire. The course fee is $28 ($24 for members). The course also includes one free drink! Register here now.

Oak Park: Mark your calendars for Oak Park After Dark! The Oak Park Auxiliary hosts this 2nd Annual event on Saturday October 5 from 7-10 pm. This fundraising event benefits the Hephzibah Children’s Association. It’s at the Oak Park River Forest Museum and the evening is a cocktail reception featuring a local visual artist, performance artists, and much more. Find more information here!