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The five best things to do this weekend in Chicago

Written by
Grace Perry
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See a legendary musician perform

Tickets are still available to see Elvis Costello at the gorgeous Chicago Theatre. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is a total privilege to see perform live. (Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Sat 8pm. $38.50-$153.50)

Have the craziest Halloween Eve ever

It can be hard to drag yourself out on Sunday nights, but dammit, it’s Halloween weekend! So get out and dance at Queen!, the best queer dance party in town. (Smart Bar, 3730 N Clark St, Sun 10pm. $7)

Laugh your butt off

This weekly stand-up show consistently highlights Chicago’s finest up-and-coming alt comics. Catch them before they’ve got a Netflix special. (Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave, Fri 8pm. $10)

Send the kids to the best slumber party ever

Give yourself the night off and send the kids to Spooky Seas, a slumber party for kids 5 and up at the Shedd. They’ll learn all about marine life while you enjoy some peace and quiet—talk about a win-win. (Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Fri 6:30pm drop-off. $75 per child, $60 for members)

Step up your Halloween costume game

Logan Square is full of weirdos, and what do weirdos love more than Halloween? Nothing, correct. The Logan Square Halloween Parade is a sight to be seen. (Logan Square Monument, 3200 W Logan Blvd, Sun 5pm. Free)

 

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