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Kendrick Lamar is in Chicago this weekend. He just performed with the National Symphony Orchestra. Not a lot of popular musicians do that.

Also, tell all your friends to subscribe to the Chicago mailing list. We gave away tickets to Riot Fest and Lollapalooza to Chicago mailing list subscribers.


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THIS_WEEK_ON_BYTWe write stuff. Here’s some of that stuff from the last week that may be applicable to your preferences!





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  • Do some daytime stuff:
  • The Music Box hosts The Music Box of Horrors, a 24 hour horror film festival featuring screenings of such cult classic nuggets as XTRO, Deep Red, Maniac, and more.
  • Local rockers Future Hits throw their 4th annual (family friendly) Halloween spectacular this afternoon at Schubas, singing bilingual, secretly educational songs to soundtrack a dance party and costume contest for all ages.
  • Head down to Pilsen for the 13th Annual Pilsen Open Studios, an art walk organized by Pilsen-based artists and art lovers. Pilsen’s great and a nice neighborhood to spend time in!
  • The Empty Bottle Book Club meets to discuss Aziz Ansari’s observational tome Modern Romance! Have a drink and talk about a funny/interesting book!
  • Yoga + mimosas = Yomosas. U can’t beat that math, baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you at the Pomontory!!!!!!!!!
  • Macaroni and cheese. We all love it. It’s our favorite food that makes us feel sleepy and bad after eating it. How sleepy and bad will you feel after overdoing it at the second annual Mac and Cheese Fest at the UIC Forum? Only one way to find out!
  • The Chicago Cultural Mile Association’s got a new, cool looking event planned for this afternoon: The Halloween Gathering, which invites a ton of folks from across Chicago’s creative communities to colloborate on an all-day seasonal celebration, climaxing with a spectacular parade. Whatta Halloween dream.
  • Wicker Park’s got their own Halloween type fun times thinger: Boo-Palooza 2015 converts Wicker Park into a Autumnal maret full of activities for families that don’t want to go to the zoo but do want to do Halloween stuff.
  • The Lincoln Park Zoo turns SCARY today for their Spooky Zoo Spectacular, featuring arts & crafts, kid-friendly live entertainment, and trick or treating throughout the park.
  • Oh BABY this is where you’ll find me this Saturday afternoon: Archie’s hosts a Doggie Halloween Costume Party, with proceeds from the photo booth and bar going towards the Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue. DOGS IN COSTUMES YALL