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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.
Chicago International Film Festival
10/9/14 - 10/23/14
Chicago
The Chicago International Film Festival, now celebrating its 50th year, is North America's oldest competitive international film festival, showcasing over 175 films from 50 countries. Experience red carpet galas and film premieres to stars and filmmakers in attendance!
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!
Haunted Museum
10/24/14
Joliet
Don't miss this family friendly Halloween event at the Joliet Area Historical Museum from 5:30-8:30pm this Friday! There is lots to do, including Story Telling/Face Painting, Monster Mash Dance Party, Men in Black DJ's, Pumpkin Decorating, Costume Contest, Aunt Nina's Sweets & Treats, and much more.
Chicago Monster Dash Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
10/25/14
Chicago
The Monster Dash Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races are filled with great scenery, not just the Halloween costumes people wear, but the run along Lake Michigan is beautiful as is the view of Downtown Chicago.
31st Annual Harvest of Talents
10/25/14
Lincoln
The annual Lincoln Christian Church event features freshly made vegetable soup cooked in outdoor kettles, homemade pie & bread, lots of tasty snacks and beverages in outdoor tent booths, and handmade items of all kinds (for pets, gardens, Christmas, home decor, shabby chic, quilted, babies, baked goods, jams/jellies, fresh produce, gift baskets, etc.) are sold 7 a.m. til 1 p.m. or til the exciting live auction begins at 2 p.m.
The Mill Vendor Market
10/25/14
Lincoln
Stop by The Mill in Lincoln on Saturday, October 25 from 9am-4pm for the final monthly vendor market of the season. Choose from flea market items, crafts, new products, collectibles and much more. Made in the USA Mill t-shirts will also be available. A fundraising event for the restoration of The Mill.
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