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Lincoln’s Ghost Walk: Legends & Lore
3/4/14 - 11/15/14
Springfield
A ninety minute ten block walking tour presented by Garret Moffett, that uses the Lincoln sites as the scene for the strange and bizarre history surrounding Lincoln’s life and death.
David Bowie Is
9/23/14 - 1/4/15
Chicago
"David Bowie Is" at the Museum of Contemporary Art is the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. More than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades are brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the first time.
Pontiac Community Art Center Show
10/1/14 - 10/31/14
Pontiac
You won't want to miss the Pontiac Community Art Center's next Group Show. Beginning on October 1st and running through October 31st, the show entitled 'Nevermore', is based on the epic poem 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe and will be open to the public. Only one month to catch this dark and mysterious show, with eerie and beautiful pieces submitted by various Art Center vendors - after that, Quoth the Raven..."Nevermore."
Chicago Ghost Tours - Tours by Foot
10/2/14 - 10/31/14
Chicago
The begins as the sun sets through downtown Chicago hearing some of the most gruesome and creepy Chicago stories. First stop is the Congress Hotel, known as the most haunted hotel in Chicago. Walk along the streets that H. H. Holmes, Chicago’s first serial killer wandered as he stalked his prey, get a glimpse of Chicago’s sordid past through stories of the Everleigh Club and the 1900’s Red Light district, and learn about downtown prison breaks. This tour is not for meant for the faint of heart, taking those who seek a good thrill and are interested in the underbelly of Chicago. Reservations are required tours are name-your-own-price, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm through Halloween.
Chicagoween - Franken Plaza and Monster Bash
10/23/14 - 10/26/14
Chicago
As part of Chicago’s Halloween season, Chicagoween, Daley Plaza is turned into Franken Plaza for this Halloween fest which includes an arts & crafts marketplace, hayrides, trick-or-treating, and giveaways as well as performances by local theatre groups. Also see the fountain turn orange!
Berwyn Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl
10/25/14
Berwyn
Dress in your best Halloween zombie costume and head to Roosevelt Road for the 5th annual Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl. The event will feature zombie make-up, a pub crawl, food and an after-party. Tour stops: 12th Street Rag, Commodore Berry VFW Post, Paparazzi, Friendly Tap and FitzGerald's Nightclub during the pub crawl.
North Halsted Halloween Parade
10/31/14
Chicago
This iconic event is in its 17th year, and is one of Chicago's largest celebrations of ghosts, goblins and costumes of all types! This Halloween party draws thousands of spectators of all ages who line Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison to enjoy the evening's festivities.
15th Annual Chicago Lakefront 50/50
11/1/14
Chicago
This famous race allows you to view the Chicago skyline as you run in either a 50m or 50k race along Chicago's lakefront paved paths. Run for fun or beat the record that was set in 1984. Show off your 50/50 tech shirt and your medal or belt buckles to all of your friends!
Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok
11/2/14
Joliet
Joliet Area Historical Museum in association with Willey World Community Productions presents Walt Willey in a special edition of this one-man show - Hickok's Time in Illinois. Willey starred recently in an episode about Wild Bill on the "Gunslingers" television program, which featured dialogue from his one-man show.
28th Annual Greater Downstate Indoor Bluegrass Music Festival
11/7/14 - 11/9/14
Springfield
Midwest's largest Bluegrass music festival - experience this true original American art form. Features award-winning artists from across the nation. Acoustic instrument workshops, (youth/adult) guitar show, music-related vendors, open stage for bluegrass jams.
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