Weekend Happenings October 28 – 30

Let’s pumpkin spice things up and celebrate Halloween all weekend long! Witching everybody a safe and exciting weekend.

Costume Party

Shakers On Clark

3162 N Clark St

Shakers on Clark is hosting its first Halloween Costume Party! Dress your best and get ready to dance the night away. It all goes down this Saturday night from 9 pm all the way to 2 am. First-place winners will get a $100 Shakers gift card, and second-place winners will receive a $50 Shakers gift card for being the best dressed/best costumed! Come as you aren’t.

Lost In Neverland Drag Brunch

Lost Never Found

3660 N Clark

Wrigleyville’s newest insta-worthy restaurant, Lost Never Found, is hosting their first drag brunch just in time for Halloween weekend! On Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm, watch local drag stars Siren, Ginger Ambrosia, Rachel Slurrz Stoole, Nena Dee Diamond, and Pipsqueak take the place by storm! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to check out the new Clark Street hotspot, or want a fun ghouls day out, this is it!

Reservations can be made here.

Trick or Drink Halloween Day Party

HVAC Pub

3530 N Clark

Patron Tequila is sponsoring an all day party at HVAC in Wrigleyville! Dress in your BEST Halloween attire, as there will be a 1st and 2nd place costume contest. Although costumes are not mandatory they are highly recommended. The fun all goes down this Saturday starting at 3 pm and ending at 9 pm. As usual, HVAC will have live musicians and DJs! It’s FREE to attend but registration is required! This event sold out last year, so register ASAP!

Click here to register.

1920s Halloween Murder Mystery at the Speakeasy

Room 13

3222 N Sheffield

TopAct Events presents a special suspense-filled evening of secrets, surprises, and murder! Taking place in Room 13 this Friday night, Old Chicago Inn’s very own Prohibition-era-inspired speakeasy.

“It’s the 1920s and the Mob is at it once again, with the shocking murder of the top crime boss right here in Chicago. You are a guest of the party and must solve the mystery before more chaos breaks out! This event is improv-inspired, where you will get to play the role of a suspect, detective, or witness while mixing and mingling with others.” Tickets include a 1920’s themed cocktail party hors d’oeuvres, raffle prize giveaways for mystery winners, and all murder mystery materials including a character sketch. Prior to the event, guests will be assigned a character sketch along with an invitation, instructions, summary, and secret password for entry to the speakeasy.”

Doors open at 7 pm, see you and your alter ego then.

Click here for tickets.

Halloween Costume Contest & Dance Party

Matilda and Baby Atlas

3101 N Sheffield

Matilda raises the stakes this Halloween with a costume contest with several categories! The most WTF, sexiest, scariest, least effort, likely to have spent an entire paycheck on their costume, most realistic, etc, will compete for prizes. To determine the overall champion, winners in each category take the floor in a dance-off.

1st Place: $200 Cash

2nd Place: $100 Cash

3rd Place: $100 Matilda Gift Card

The contest starts at 10:30 PM. – Afterwards, join the Oogie Boogie Dance Party with DJs downstairs and more! The fun goes down Friday at 7 pm.

Halloween Pop-Up Costume Crawl

Graystone Tavern

3441 N Sheffield

Graystone Tavern has your tricks, treats, and boos! This Saturday, Graystone is participating in a crawl of their own with partnering bars Cody’s Public House (1658 W Barry Ave) and The Rambler (4128 N Lincoln Ave). The crawl starts at 5 pm at Cody’s, then ride the Reggie’s party bus to The Rambler and Graystone! Drink specials include $5 Rumhaven shots and drinks, $5 Goose Island pints, $25 High Noon buckets, and FREE JELLO SHOTS! Tickets are just $10 and ensure your spot on the crawl as well as entry to all three stops.

Click here to buy your ticket.

Halloween at The River!

The River Kitchen and Bar

2909 N Sheffield

Join the annual Halloween Party at The River! On Saturday, October 29th from 9 pm to midnight, they have a haunting night planned. With a decorated bar, special spooky cocktails, and a costume contest you’ll definitely want to win. Each ticket bought includes entry, beer, select liquor, wine, and light bites during the whole party. You can also splurge for a table, which includes all of the above AND a bottle of champagne. Tickets are available now!

Click here for tickets.

Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl

On October 29th, the historic and ever-evolving 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 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 bar crawl in Chicago! Participating bars include: Country Club, Deuce’s, Full Shilling, Hacienda D’ Suarez, HVAC, Lucky’s, Merkle’s, Moe’s Cantina, Murphy’s Bleachers, Nola, Old Crow, Roadhouse 66, Sandlot, Clampdown, Smoke Daddy, Sol, Sports Corner, Stretch, Trace, Vines, Cheba Hut and more TBA.

Tickets include admission to 20+ bars & free dinner buffets, gift cards to use on the crawl, costume contests, giveaways, and more!

Click here for tickets.

Noctura All Hallows Eve Ball

The Metro

3730 N Clark

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! American Gothic Productions (the people who live every day as if it were Halloween) are hosting Noctura All Hallows Eve Ball at The Metro this Saturday night! Featuring:

•Halloween costume contest up on the big Metro stage (win big cash, concert tickets, music, prize packages, gift certificates from local goth-friendly businesses & much more!) Note: Metro security may require you to check costume props that mimic weaponry so plan ahead.

• A very special late night performance on stage by the one and only SINDY VICIOUS!

• A totally decked out for the holiday venue

• GlitterGuts Live Photobooth

• Vendors

• Treats (& perhaps tricks?!) for all!

• The dark music you love to dance to all night long, spun by DJ Scary Lady Sarah!

Doors are at 10:30 and so is the music! Tickets are on sale now, click here to get yours.