The most terrifying day of the month is finally upon us! But beware this special Halloween as it falls on Saturday, there’s a full moon (first one in 19 years on Halloween), we set the clocks back an hour, and we’re in the middle of a pandemic! So join us as we make the best of it!!
The grand finale of a special Halloweek here in Chicago takes place in Washington Park (5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.) this Saturday (12 p.m.-3 p.m.) with Arts in the Dark: Halloween Parade. Of course, it won’t be the usual procession of floats and group spectacles making their way down a crowded street. Rather, dozens of delightful parade contingents will be stationed along a beautiful tree-lined drive in the park, and spectators will drive through the route enjoying the spectacles from the safety of their vehicles. This is a free event; however, you must make a reservation for a 12 p.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m. slot. To reserve tickets, click on the link above.
Join the Oriental Institute for their Virtual Mummies Night this Saturday (4 p.m.-7 p.m.). Dress up in your costume, spend the evening taking a mummy tour, or hear a mummy tale, make mummy crafts, compete in mummy trivia, and play a mummy favorite game: Senet. Guests can also dance to a spooky playlist and/or search for mummies in a scavenger hunt! This event is recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult.
Take in a dinner and a movie at Moonlit Movie & A Meal – A Halloween Spooktacular this Saturday (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) at Morgan’s on Fulton’s Rooftop (950 W. Fulton Market) in the West Loop. Marvin’s Food & Fuel will be providing a special dinner and cocktail menu (not included in ticket price) for guests who will be seated in groups of 6 or less with proper social distancing, and The Davis Theater will be featuring “Get Out.” The rooftop space will be covered and heated with fresh air flowing, so be sure to come dressed for the weather!
AstonRep Theatre Company launches its 2020-21 season with a free streaming radio broadcast of Twisted Tales of Poe. Based on Tales of Edgar Allen Poe, actors will be presenting “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Raven,” each created by the master of the mysterious and macabre. The victim’s vulture eye, Italy’s catacombs, and the mysterious presence of the raven all come to life in this radio broadcast! There are no set performance times. You may access the link at any time of day; however, the link will only be available this Saturday. The run time is 75 minutes, and the performance will begin when you click the play button in the SoundCloud link.
Those of us whose kids have four paws and love Halloween, a Halloween Pup Parade takes place Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join in for some Halloween treats, a fun Pet Parade and Costume Contest for the best-dressed, funniest, and pairs human/pet costume event. Winners receive a free Pawsilates class and pet treats. First, you’ll meet at Studios FUSE (2215 N. Halsted St.) for hot cocoa and treats. The contestants will then line up outside the studio and parade down the block for a quick doggie walk. Woof!
If you are still wondering where to take your kids trick-or-treating, check out your closest location with this list.
Our Chicago Bears (5-2-0) will be hosting the New Orleans Saints (4-2-0) at Soldier Field this Sunday at 3:25 p.m. on FOX. GO BEARS!!
Sue Moss and Dean’s Team Chicago