Get spooky in the city with these Halloween events

Claire Bentley, Editor-in-Chief

October is a month that brings a lot of fun; Homecoming, football, autumn, and Halloween. Among skyscrapers, busy streets, and different neighborhoods, the city of Chicago offers a plethora of things to do to celebrate Halloween. Here’s how:

DIY shows: Do-it-yourself venues offer a new definition to the term “live music,” especially in Chicago’s vibrant music scene. The usual DIY venue is someone’s house, and musicians are usually local. Whether the music is good or bad, DIY shows are a great way to listen to some cheap tunes, be around people, and for this one you’re expected to show up in costume.

You’ll have to do some digging for the address to the Dollhouse. Check out their page The Dollhouse DIY on Facebook for further information.


This Halloween, pop into the Dollhouse DIY at 8pm for:

Terran Wretch


Spaces of Disappearance

Eric Newmiller

Meester Magpie


Actor Tim Curry portraying Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show

$5 suggested donation


The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Rocky Horror Picture Show came out as a movie in 1975, and with its cult following, will probably never, ever get old. It’s an exciting, interactive experience at the Music Box Theatre, both a movie showing and a performance that tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the liar of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Further.


The Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport Ave

Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 10pm

Friday, Oct. 30 @ midnight

Saturday, Oct. 31 @ midnight


Tickets are $15 online at


The Logan Theatre is located in Logan Square on the northside of Chicago. Take the blue line to Logan Square and you’ll be right at the heart of it.

Horror Movie Madness: Every late night in October, the Logan Theatre in Logan Square will be showing horror movies, from black-and-white classics, like Frankenstein to 80’s Halloween movies. Go with your friends, go with your family, get scared watching something on the big screen. Betelguese! Betelguese! Betelguese!


The Logan Theatre

2646 N. Milkwaukee Ave

Tickets $8.50


Frankenstein (1931) Oct. 20-22 @ 10:30pm

The Shining (1980) Oct 23-26 @ 8:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am

Gremlins (1984) Oct 23-26, 11pm

Young Frankenstein (1974) Oct. 27-29 @ 10:30pm

Night of the Living Dead (1968) Oct. 30-31, 8:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am


The Halloween Gathering: The Chicago Cultural Mile is hosting a Halloween Gathering which consists of an all-day festival and a nighttime parade. The Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Columbia College Chicago, and more are coming together to create a celebratory Halloween cultural avenue for kids, teens, and adults.

The Halloween Gathering will be full of music, dance, and celebration

Chicago Cultural Mile – Michigan Avenue, Maggie Daley Park, Buckingham Fountain, and surrounding areas


2pm-5pm: Art and Halloween Festival


6pm-8pm: Parade


Find more information at