What to Do this Weekend in Chicago

There is a lot going on the Halloween weekend in Chicago so buckle up and let’s see what fun is in store for you!


The FREE Spooky Zoo 2017, on Saturday October 28, hosted by the Auxiliary Board of Lincoln Park Zoo, will give children the opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a free, safe, and family-friendly environment. This year’s celebration will mark the 31st anniversary of this beloved Halloween-themed celebration!  Get your kids dressed up like their favorite zoo animal for a Halloween-themed party at Lincoln Park Zoo.


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FREE Scary Movies this weekend — Bundle up tight and make your way to Northerly Island this weekend for some FREE scary movies in Chicago — there will be a showing of the 1922 Vampire film “Nosferatu” — a cult classic for Halloween movie lineups — starring Max Schreck and this will be the last movie in the Park District’s Campfire Horrors screening series. Then, stick around for a 9 p.m. screening of George A. Romero’s 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.” BYO blankets and chairs. Marshmallows provided. In the event of rain, the screenings will be moved indoors.


Timeout Chicago’s complete guide to Halloween –  Fall is the absolute best time to be in Chicago. Thanks to Oktoberfest celebrations, breathtaking foliage and an awesome lineup of October events, this season can’t be beat. Halloween, of course, is autumn’s crown jewel, and Chicago isn’t afraid to show off its freaky side. Don’t slack on festivities—follow Timeout Chicago’s Halloween guide and have your spookiest fall yet.


Visit Simpsons ‘Moes Tavern” this Halloween Season – This Halloween, one bar in Chicago has an amazing costume—Replay, a beer, bourbon, and arcade bar in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, is dressing up as Moe’s Tavern from the Simpsons. You can expect lots of Duff beer, some red and green paneling, and a Moe cutout grumpily staring you down.


WTTW’s Ten Things to Do this Weekend – Check out some of  the fun things to do this weekend, many which have a fee or entry charge.


Chicago Latino Music Festival: The FREE performance of “Flamenco Soundscapes” brings together traditional flamenco singing and dancing with 21st century electronic music. The festival runs to Nov. 19. 2 p.m. Sunday, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Chicago Public Library, 400 S. State St.; 


Spektral Quartet: The risk-taking Chicago group launches a season-long Schoenberg quartet cycle with a FREE performance of the first string quartets of Brahms and Schoenberg, the latter work harking back to Brahms’ lush romanticism. 3 p.m. Sunday, Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th St.;

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