A Few Interesting Things Happening This Week (October 31 – Nov 6)

In addition to our weekly city guides, we want to make sure you’re in the know about interesting events going on during the week.  Here is this weeks.

1. Northalstead Parade (Monday, October 31)

5pm registration and 7:30m kickoff.   The parade is in Boystown and starts at the corner of Halstead and Belmont.   The parade is known for its outlandish costumes and programming. Anyone can participate in the parade—registration at 5pm.  Costume contest after the parade at Halstead and Roscoe.  Details here: https://www.northalsted.com/events/northalsted-halloween-parade/

2. Cheesie’s turns into Bob’s Burgers (Monday, October 31)

From 7pm – 3 am.  Cheesies is a casual grilled cheese restaurant in Lakeview. On Halloween night Cheesies will be dressing up as Bob’s Burgers as will the employees. They will also be serving some “Burger of the Day” sandwiches as well.  Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/884175328386642/?active_tab=about

3. OUTspoken at Side Track (Tuesday, November 1)

Doors open at 6pm; Stories at 7pm.  This is a monthly storytelling event celebrating LGBTQ stories.  One of the featured story tellers is John and Char Cepek. John and Char have been committed allies to the LGBT community in a variety of settings ever since their son, John, came out to them in 1991. Details here: http://www.sidetrackchicago.com/outspokenchicago/

4. True Crime Podcast Recording at Thalia Hall (Friday, November 4)

Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 9pm; tickets are $20. Live show recording of the critically acclaimed “Criminal” podcast produced by Phoebe Judge, Lauren Spohrer, and Eric Mennel.  Really awesome podcast – especially if you were a fan of “Serial.”

Here’s their SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/criminalshow

Show details/tickets here: http://thisiscriminal.com/live/

5. Movie and Games at Public House Theatre (Saturday, November 5)

Come to The Public House Theatre to watch two classic films that don’t just blur the line between life and game: TRON and The Last Starfighter. Watch some movies and drink some beer, all while supporting University Of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.  The movies start at 2pm, but get there early if you want to play board games starting at noon.  Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173936783049598/

6. Craig Ferguson at the Chicago Theatre (Sunday, November 6)

Show starts at 7pm; Tickets between $35 – $75. Former host of the Late Late Show on CBS, Craig Ferguson, is coming to Chicago on tour with his latest stand-up act. http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/events/2016/november/craig-ferguson-at-the-chicago-theatre.html