Around Town with Gabe Mendoza & DL Hopkins (Weekend Events for November 1)

ChiliHalloween is still hanging tough. It’s also time to celebrate the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Christmas is around the corner. On this week’s Around Town, Gabe and DL dish on where to observe these holidays. Get the 411 on a 1990s costume party, a Day of the Dead parade, the Macy’s on State’s annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony and window displays, plus a few other top weekend events.

90’s Halloween Jam with Slick Rick
Dates & Hours: Friday, November 1. Doors open at 9pm.
Venue: The Shrine, 2109 S Wabash Ave
Price: $20

Latino Alliance Annual Day of the Dead Celebration
Dates & Hours: Friday, November 1 7:30–10:30pm. A 5pm parade precedes the celebration and steps off down Wabash Ave.
Venue: Columbia College Chicago, 618 S Wabash Ave
Price: free

The Great Tree Lighting at Macy’s on State
Dates & Hours: Saturday, November 2 at noon. Window displays are available for viewing at 9am.
Venue: Macy’s, 111 N State St
Price: free

5th Annual Half Acre Brewery’s Charitable Chili Cook-off
Dates & Hours: Saturday, November 2 5–8pm
Venue: Arts of Life Studio, 2010 W Carroll St
Price: $15, advance 410

Moonshine’s 5th Annual Wicker Park Chili Cook-off
Dates & Hours: Sunday, November 3 1–6pm
Venue: Moonshine, 1824 W Division St
Price: $10, with coat donation $5

The Kindness of Strangers
1439 W. Jarvis Ave.
Sunday through November 6, 2013
Price: $15

Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Chicago
Dates & Hours: Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 11am–7pm; Sunday, November 3 Noon–6pm
Venue: Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave
Price: $15, three-day pass $25


~ by @WeekendGabe on November 1, 2013.

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