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500 Chicagoans will explore Graceland Cemetery at an otherworldly soirée

Photograph: Steven Acres via Atlas Obscura
Into the Veil

How will you celebrate the first day of fall? If your answer involves a big bag of Halloween candy and repeat screenings of Hocus Pocus, we salute you. But if you're looking to kick things up a notch, head to Graceland Cemetery on Saturday, September 22 for Into the Veil, an immersive event hosted by New York-based travel publication Atlas Obscura

The Uptown cemetery grounds will be dotted with interactive performances, musicians and visual storytellers. Once inside, attendees are invited to wander the graveyard in search of these tasteful, unworldly activations. Organizers have previously hosted the event in New York, which included "silent movies in the chapel; an avant-garde mambo band playing in the catacombs; an opera singer in a boat on the moonlit pond," according to the New York Times.

Graceland's picturesque landscape should make an epic backdrop for Into the Veil. Be sure to keep an eye out for the burial sites of famous Chicagoans like architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, boxer Jack Johnson and businessman Marshall Field. Tickets to the 21-and-up party are $65 each, and a cash bar will be available onsite. Guests are encouraged to wear cocktail and vintage attire with sensible footwear (you're roaming a cemetery, after all). It's like Ghost in the Graveyard—but all grown up and with booze.

Photograph: Steven Acres via Atlas Obscura

Photograph: Steven Acres via Atlas Obscura

 

Photograph: Steven Acres via Atlas Obscura

 

Photograph: Steven Acres via Atlas Obscura

Photograph: Steven Acres via Atlas Obscura

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