Greetings goblins and ghouls! We know your busy planning an elaborate Halloween costume while simultaneously preparing for the harsh Chicago winter, but we advise you have some fun this weekend! Here are some happenings going about town this weekend.

Sweet Dreams The Halloween Experience Opens

Rizzo’s Bar and Inn

3658 N Clark St

Celebrate October in spooktacular style with Rizzo’s 20,000 square foot indoor outdoor Halloween Experience. It’s just To Die For! Muah ha haaaa.

This fanciful nightmare come to life, is a creepy fragment of a macabre world; where 20 classic horror movies all collide. From Elm Street to Silent Hill and from Killer Klowns to Zombie Land…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 us 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 admission tickets are on sale now, for $13. The ticket gives admission, and a complimentary Miller Lite, White Claw or Tito’s Specialty Cocktail.

Click here for tickets

Beer Fest

Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden

3258 N Sheffield

Looking for an excuse to day drink? Sheffield’s in Wrigley is hosting a party dedicated to brews. On Saturday from noon to 2 pm, there will be 20 breweries on site, and over 100 craft beers! Purchase a $20 wristband, and you can try as many beers as you want from the featured breweries. They will also have their full menu available, so come hungry and treat yourself to some of Sheffield’s delicious food. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Sheffield’s will donate part of the portions to the non-profit NubAbility Athletics Foundation. Their mission is instilling confidence, strength and determination in youth amputees. Drink for a good cause this weekend!

Nightmare on Clark Street

Deuces Major League Bar

3505 N Clark

Deuce’s is creepin it real this October. For the first time ever, visit Nightmare on Clark Street, a haunted house located on the second floor of your favorite decked out bar! Recover from the haunted house with dinner and drinks! In true Deuce’s fashion, they’ve decorated the entire restaurant and bar from head to toe. Skeletons are hanging off the wall, pumpkins are at every corner, and ghouls greet you at the door. Potions are garnished with eyeballs, spiders, and some even smoke. This Halloween lover’s paradise is what nightmares are made of.

Click here for reservations and to get your haunted house tickets!

Get In The Kitchen Cooking Classes

Get In The Kitchen

3617 N Broadway

The party school of cooking classes has a great lineup this weekend! Friday is dumpling night. Come sip on a complimentary cocktail and learn how to make 3 kinds of dumplings! Learn three different ways to fold and prepare dumplings and 3 different kinds of fillings! The menu consists of steamed Chinese chicken dumplings, pan-fried shrimp scampi potstickers, and crispy cherry chocolate marshmallow wontons for dessert. The fun starts at 7 pm and cost $59 per person.

Click here to register for Friday night.

Saturday night is Cooking & Comedy Chinese Food Night! Learn how to make two amazing Chinese dishes and watch a comedy show! We will start out with a classic veggie eggroll, followed by hot & sour Chicken and Chinese vegetables. Join us for a night of food, socializing and Comedy! All tickets come with a complimentary cocktail. The Saturday class starts at 7 pm and costs $69 per person.

Click here to register for Saturday night.

JLO Brunch

Lark Chicago

3441 N Halsted

Let’s Get Loud! This Saturday and Sunday, Lark is hosting a JLO brunch! From 11 am to 3 pm, Lila Star will be performing to all of Jen’s top hits. As always, there will be bottomless mimosa, sangria, bellini, and Bloody Mary packages!

Rupaul’s Drag Race UK Viewing Party

Roscoe’s Tavern

3356 N Halsted

Roscoe’s is your home for all things Drag Race! Friday night, join the Drag Race UK Viewing Party starting at 7 pm. Special guests for the evening include Drag Race UK alumni Ellie Diamond, and the most recent winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race Willow Pill! Come for the viewing, and stick around for performances.

Community Yoga

Third Space

716 West Addison Street

Every Saturday at 9 am, Margie Newman leads a hatha yoga practice adaptable and adjustable to your abilities! A 75-minute Kripalu hatha yoga practice. Slow and strengthening flow, adaptable to your pace and choices. Note: If you are joining the class in person, please arrive at lease 5 minutes before class time to allow for setup.

To join the practices online, join our Facebook Group to get access the Zoom links (and re-watch posted videos to practice anytime).

Register on Eventbrite. $10 Suggested Donation.

Cover Band Night

The Cubby Bear

1059 W Addison

Got a whole lotta love? The Cubby Bear has two great cover bands playing Saturday night! Kashmir is Chicago’s premier Led Zeppelin cover band, and Bad Enough is a tribute band covering the hits from Bad Company, Paul Rogers, and Free! The doors open at 7:30 pm, and tickets are on sale for just $9 in advance!

Click here for tickets.

Live Music

Baby Atlas is Matilda’s hip speakeasy bar. This Saturday from 10 pm to 3 am, watch local musicians play the night away.

Smoke Daddy: Bobby K will be playing live in house Friday starting at 6 pm.

HVAC: A DJ will spinning in house at HVAC! MADD is an open format DJ with 7 years of experience playing at Chicago’s top night clubs! He goes on at 10 pm Friday night.

Uncommon Ground: Friday night at 7:30 Boys Ensemble will be playing! Saturday night at 7:30, catch Reverie Compositions with Sarah Coco & Madame George. Tickets for Friday are $20, and tickets for Saturday for $10.

Click here for Uncommon Ground tickets

CRAM Sidewalk Sale

3331 N Broadway

The popular men’s apparel boutique CRAM is having a huge sidewalk sale this weekend! Come get up to 60% off and browse the new fall collection!