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Celebrate Halloween!

Chicago events and haunted houses

By Dulce Arroyo
On October 26, 2010

Still have no idea what to do for the Halloween weekend? Fear not, for has the scoop on the city's hottest spots where you can explore spooky surroundings, dance or maybe even win big bucks for your costume.


Nocturnal All Hallow's Eve Ball (feat. DJ Scary Lady Sarah)

When: October 30, 12 a.m.

Where: Metro, 3730 N. Clark St.

Price: $16, $19 without costume (18+)

Event Phone Number: 773-549-0203

Box office: 773-549-0203


North Halsted Street Halloween Parade

When: October 31, 4 p.m. Costume contest registration, 6 p.m. Parade begins

Where: 3190 N. Halsted St.

Price: Free

What: Miss Foozie emcees the 14th annual parade, featuring a "Little Street of Horrors" theme. The parade advances north on Halsted Street from Belmont Avenue to Addison Street. Register at Spin from 4pm-6 p.m. to participate in a costume contest (pets are welcome) for the chance to win prizes. Compete for $500 cash in a costume contest (10 p.m.).


Social Disturbance: A Haunted House

When: October 29, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

October 30, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

October 31, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: 2229 S. Halsted St.

Price: $2; $1 for kids

What: The 2,000 square foot facility transforms into a performance-based haunted house.


The Clockwork Vaudeville's Carnivale Deliruim

When: October 22, 9 p.m.

Where: Reggie's Rock Club, 2109 S. State St.

Price: $10-$30

What: A Halloween-themed steampunk circus featuring sword swallowing, bed of nails and broken glass acts and other stunts by The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow and The Show Devils, fire spinning, marching bands and other circus theatrics by Environmental Encroachment, live music by Hayley Jane and DJ music by Orvtronixx, Joe Vor-tech and Mr. Automatic.


Chronicles of the Cursed: The Sinkhole

When: October 28, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

October 29, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

October 30, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

October 31, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Where: 560 W. Grand Ave.

Price: $15, $35 VIP includes express entry

What: The Tribune-owned space is transformed into an ominous negative space, where disembodied spirits and monsters lurk and pets and teens are said to have disappeared.


Trails of Terror

When: October 29, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

October 30, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

October 31, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Price: $10

What: Wander through nearly half a mile of wooded trails in the park, dressed up in the fashion of a seaside town, where creepy characters infest a wharf and haunted fishing boats. Not suitable for young children.



Halloween at Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort

When: October 29, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Killer Country Night

October 30, 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. Costume contest

October 31, 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. Sc-hair War

Where: 2833 N. Sheffield Ave.

What: The party bar spent a cool $10,000 on its Terror Island three themed decor. Check it out all month, but circle back on Halloween weekend for three themed parties: Killer Country Night; $500 costume contest and Sc-hair War, a salon competition of style recreations from Tim Burton films.


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