Haunted Happenings in Lakeview East

Halloween isn’t just a date on the calendar; it’s a state of mind, a festival of the bizarre, and a celebration of all things spooky. It’s that bewitching time of year again – the season of Halloween! Unleash your inner horror obsessed self, que up the scary movies, and prepare yourself for a season of fright. Read on how to discover the best LVE has to offer to savor the season of the witch. 🎃👻🕷️

Interactive Experiences

Nightmare on Clark Street

Chicago’s ONLY haunted house experience is opening September 21st in Wrigleyville! Bamboo Club transforms into a multi-level house of horrors. Walk through the haunted house (if you dare) and then treat yourself to a creepy cocktail that smokes, and food that is scary good. Purchase your tickets now and creep it real at the much-loved, immersive, and over-the-top haunted house experience of Nightmare on Clark Street at Bamboo Club!

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Sweet Dreams

Celebrate October in spooktacular style at Rizzo’s Bar & Inn, with a 20,000 square foot indoor-outdoor Halloween pop-up. It’s Just…To Die For!
This fanciful nightmare come to life, is a creepy fragment of a macabre world, where 22 classic horror movies all collide. From Elm Street to Silent Hill and from Killer Klowns to Zombie Land, we’ll have all your classic slasher favorites!
This vibrant collusion of fun and fright will keep you entertained every inch of the way.
Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and IT…will all be joining the debauchery and we promise to produce some of the most epic Halloween scenes and social moments ever!
So, get those cameras ready! This one-of-a-kind Halloween pop-up will be a scream for all ages. Early ghoul tickets are available now!


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Bloody WHIM Immersive Halloween

Running from Sept 27 – November 5

BLOODY WHIM invites you to partake in a haunted immersive art installation where all mediums of art – paintings, music, sculpture, street art, and live characters – come together to create a terrifying Halloween experience.

Experience new rooms of immersive environments filled with dark corners, creepy characters and jump scares pushing audiences to scream their way through. Try a fully reVAMPed line of delicious and unique cocktails created by a team of the best mixologists in the city – the IV Blood bag, the Witches Brew which is meant to share and the Green Zombie – all within the bowls of The Butcher Bar, a Texas Chainsaw inspired bar in the heart of the haunt.

Your ticket includes a blood bag cocktail; access to the Lobby of Second Chances and entertainment on most nights in the Disenchanted Forest.


A Ghost Tour With a death doula

Saturday, October 28th

Go on an in-person tour of haunted places from Lakeview East to Lincoln Park and back again. Learn what these ghost stories teach us about life and death. Outdoors, rain or shine, with dinner and drinks (sold separately) afterward at the most haunted pub in Illinois. Be prepared to slowly walk about a mile altogether. We will send more details a week before the session.

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Themed Events

MY Cabaret: Scream Queen Halloween Hijinks

Saturday October 21st

The Newport Theater

Muffy Fishbasket (M) and Mrs. Yuka Layme (Y) combine drag & live cabaret to bring you a night of music, sass, shade, and booze!

Muffy Fishbasket (M) and Mrs. Yuka Layme (Y) combine the best elements of drag & live cabaret to bring you a night of music, sass, shade, and booze! Accompanied on the piano by Fancy Bandit Brown, this is an evening you won’t want to forget.

Join MY Cabaret for some Scream Queen Halloween Hijinks with special guests Vallery Dolls & Dixie Deveraux. So, gather that tipping cash and get those tickets for this interactive DRAGARET experience you’re not likely to find anywhere else!

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Creature Feature: An Improvised Monster of the Week Show

October 21st – October 28th

Otherworld Theatre

Join the CinEvil Society as they search for the world’s most evil film! Be the test audience as your villainous host screens a select horror movie to see if it can terrify you into submission. Unfortunately, the aging VHS tapes used to copy these fiendish films from late night tv in the 80’s have degraded over the years, and the missing scenes must be re-created by a cast of damned improvisers freshly summoned from the netherworld. Even though they’ve never seen the original movie. What creature will feature next? The hungry C.H.U.D.? The groovy Ghoulies? Or the big balls of Phantasm? Dare to buy a ticket to this late night fright and find out!

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Halloween Dance

October 26

GMan Tavern

Gman is going to rock & roll all night when the Halloween Dance hits The Back Room on 10/26! They booked a killer four-band bill, starring some of your favorite rockstars… Damager as KISS • Tommy Kessler as The White Stripes • Madame Reaper as Lady Gaga & Disaster Kid as The Killers Costumes are (highly) encouraged!⁠



Pumpkin Painting

Thursday, October 5th at Barcocina

Paint a pumpkin in the beginning of October, and you can admire it all month long! Barcocina is hosting a pumpkin painting party on the 5th of October. $40 grants you chips and salsa, 2 cocktails, a pumpkin and free swag! Reserve your spot now, pumpkin.

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Tim Burton Halloween

Drag Brunch

Saturday October 28th & Sunday October 29th

Pre-game before your Halloween adventures at Lark! Fun games & prizes with your boo-tiful drag hosts Pixel, Vivian, Coco Sho’nell, and Americas.

Costume contest for the best Tim Burton character, win $100!

All-inclusive food and beverage ticket!

  • Bottomless drinks, breakfast sweet starter, and choice of entrée from a select menu
  • One seating at 11 am per day
  • For nonalcoholic options there are bottomless mocktails available
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Nocturna All Hallows’

Eve Ball

Saturday, October 28th at The Metro

The tradition continues! Nocturna All Hallows’ Eve Ball is returning to Metro Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 28th! Come dressed to impress your favorite dark master of ceremonies, DJ Scary Lady Sarah! The ball starts at 10 pm and goes all the way till 5 am. ⁠

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Zombie Halloween Drag Brunch

Saturday Oct 28th and Sunday Oct 29th

Brrraiiiiins, and brrrrunch. Join Kit Kat Lounge on Halloweekend for TWO days of The Zombie Halloween Drag Brunch! Featuring Shantell D’marco with hostess Angelicia Maria. There are three seatings each day (Saturday and Sunday) at 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:15 pm. The Lark Brunch Package includes brunch tickets, an entrée, and free-flowing mimosas for 2 hours per seating.

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Neighborhood Wide Event

Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl

Saturday, October 28th

On October 28th, the historic Wrigleyville neighborhood will be full of party-seekers creeping and crawling from bar to bar. Halloween is the one night that you can act like a kid and drink like an adult. You and your friends can show off your kick-ass costumes as you sing, dance, and drink the night away.

Throw on your best costume and join in on all of the frightening fun for this haunted holiday at the BIGGEST Halloween Party in Chicago!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Tickets include admission, free dinner buffets, gift cards to use on the crawl, costume contest, giveaways and more!

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Lakeview Halloween

Pup Crawl

Saturday, October 21st

Bring your pooch out in their best Halloween costume to strut their stuff along North Halsted for treats, giveaways & prizes from Aldine to Cornelia (3300 N. to 3400 N. Halsted). Stop at our Miss Foozie photo booth for professional holiday pic. Have brunch on Lark’s awesome patio at 3441 N. Halsted, which will be open for all dogs. On the patio at 2p Miss Foozie will be hosting a raffle drawing and fun Q&A to win prizes. Your $10. registration for each dog is your entry for a raffle prize, you need not be present to win. Organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance

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