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Theater events: Chicago Children's Theatre hosts signed performance

...spectacle. Previews begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. The show opens Nov. 14. $15-$45. (773) 769-3832 or thehousetheatre.com...

...take on the founding of the nation, begins previews Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St., Chicago. Marc Frost directs seven actors who re-create the fight for independence beginning with...

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...preparing for winter, runs through Nov. 16 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (872) 222-9555 or chicagchildrenstheatre.org...

...20th season. Tara Mallen directs. Previews begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. The show opens Nov. 8. $15-$35. (773) 334-7728 or rivendelltheatre.org...

...Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, hosts an adults-only Halloween burlesque cabaret at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct...

...You Can Dance." The Broadway in Chicago-sponsored tour comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. The show also features "American Idol" vocalist...

...contest at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Senn Hall, Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. The performance features four short plays written during the company's residency at Frances...

...carols. Performances continue through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. (800) 775-2000 or broadwayinchicago.com...

...series. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 3-5, at 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago. Jessica Fisch directs the comedy about the inhabitants of a Chicago high-rise, including...

...independence. Previews begin Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago. The show, directed by Juan Castaneda, opens Nov. 7. (312) 239-8783 or urbantheaterchicago...

...his wife, Clytemnestra, and Stephanie Andrea Barron plays Iphigenia. The show opens Nov. 15 at 4435 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago. (773) 753-4472 or courttheatre.org...

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One Great Dish: Burger Bar's Borrega Lamb Burger

Chicago's burger scene has steadily moved from the behemoth belly busters of Kuma's Corner and its clones to smaller double patties favored by joints like Au Cheval and Nightwood. Here is a burger that balances the two, from Burger Bar (1578 N Clybourn Ave).

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Chicago horror and Halloween events guide 2014

Halloween Comedy Show - IO sketch comedy improvises horror movie scenarios. Party on Halloween night 10:30pm. 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642. 312-929-2401.

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...at 8:15pm. This event is free to the public! Room 120, DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago. See my previous post on this event HERE...

Throne of Blood - October 29th, 35mm print of Akira Kurosawa's gory Samurai version of Macbeth at 7:00pm & 9:30pm at Doc Films. Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, Univ. of Chicago, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

...by a screening of Rocktober Blood. McBeardo will introduce the short films at 7:30pm. 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. FREE...

...16 min). Costume contest awarding prizes to the most avant-garde costume! Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60608. Tickets $7...

...film discussion. Cash bar in lobby. Secret location for the after party TBA. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue. *Currently SOLD OUT, but check HERE for tickets to the 2nd screening on November 1st...

Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35mm with shadow cast performance. Thursday 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday at midnight. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613.

...songwriter daughter, Kasey. Books/DVDs available for purchase. Tickets $12.50. Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

...Thursday” (sexiest zombie contest - $1,000 cash prize), and Oct. 31st “Freakshow Friday” (freaky surprises). 3940 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625...

Halloween Pub Crawl - Three day crawl October 30-November 1st in Wrigleyville. $25 all access pass. (Goldstar members pay up to $10.) 21+ only. Redmond's Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. 773-404-2151.

...snake dancers, palm & tarot card readers, grinders, stilts, burlesque, human pin cushions. Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 60654. Call 312-880-1511. Tickets $30...

...station, fish bubble man serving drinks (Do I sound crazy yet?), free shuttle service. $100. 2120 S. Jefferson Street, Chicago. 312-850-8440...

Roof Horror Story Halloween Party - The Wit Hotel presents an AHS: Coven-inspired party with fountains of blood red cocktails flowing, horror themes, live DJ, opens at 4pm on HALLOWEEN night. Dress to scare if you dare. ROOF, 27th floor, 201 N. State. Reserve your spot at 312-239-9502.

Bowlloween - Lucky Strike Bowling alley presents an adults-only night of drinking, dancing, and bowling at 9:00pm on HALLOWEEN night. Costumes encouraged. River East Center, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago, 60611. 312-245-8331. See website for ticket options. (Goldstar members discount up to $20.)

Masquerade Ball - Navy Pier ball on HALLOWEEN at 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. 20-30 cash bars, multiple rooms, huge dance floor, terrace views of lake and skyline. 21+. $30 tickets. (Goldstar members pay $17.50.)

Halloween-Ski - Polish-themed HALLOWEEN party at 8:30pm. Live music, costume contests. Ends at 2:00am. $25. Doors 8:00pm. 21+ event. Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60641.

Trolley Bar Crawl - HALLOWEEN crawl 8:00pm-2:00am. Costume contests. 2247 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. 773-549-5884.

...Monster Bash Oct. 31st, Annual Masquerade Ball Nov. 1st, Mad Hatter Tea Party Nov. 2nd. 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611. 312-787-2200...

...Metro - Annual NOCTURNA All Hallow's Eve Ball 2014 on HALLOWEEN night at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60613. Costume contest, Glitter Guts photo booth, goth vendors, spooky decor, performances, dark...

...Spice Latte-inspired brew labeled “Crave Inn.” Snacks and pizza provided. Costumes and tips encouraged. 2307 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647...

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti Exhibit - Learn about the history of the voodoo religion, peruse artifacts, videos, etc. Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Oct. 24th, 2014-April 26, 2015.

Day of the Dead Exhibit - The largest of its kind in the U.S., works of art by Mexican artists celebrate the lives of others by depicting the dead through traditional and contemporary art. Runs through December 14th. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, Chicago, IL 60608.

Because Everybody Loves Movies Exhibit - The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates 50 years with this exhibition, showcasing a large display of movie posters, images, and videos from the festival's long history. Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Through Oct. 30th.

...depict various ways (photography, sculpture, drawing, etc.) the human figure can become distorted or absent. 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. 773-687-8481. Wed-Sat 2pm-6pm. Runs through December 11th...

...by 44FLOOD. Costumes encouraged. Performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret, DJ. Exhibit runs through January 2015. 1621 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60647. $5 sugg. donation...

...Comedy present a stage adapation of the comic series by Tim Seeley. Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1422 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613. Tickets $15. For photos and all info, read my full-length article...

...out with plain white backdrops that eventually end up being covered in blood. Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. Friday & Saturday at 10:30pm. Tickets $20/$15 students (Goldstar member discount...

Musical of the Living Dead - Zombies singing and blood spraying. What more does one need to say? “Splatter Zone” tickets available. Runs through November 8th. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets $15-$25.

Faust and Found - Hell has run low on souls, so Satan goes on the prowl. Problem is, he finds out that in 2014, no one gives a crap. About anything. Vex's Lair comedy collective. Runs through November 1st. Public House Theatre, 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. 1-800-650-6449.

...written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet, directed by Joe Jahraus. The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613. 773-549-1815. Through November 16th. Tickets HERE or discount tickets for...

Nightmares on Lincoln Avenue 666: The Exorcism of Rosemary's Omen - Corn Productions' BYOB Halloween show presents an homage to horror films ranging from the 1960's to 1980's. Through November 1st. Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL. Tickets $7-$15. 773-650-1331.

Animal Farm - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' stage adaptation of George Orwell's disturbing classic story. Through November 16th. Steppenwolf 312-335-1650. Located at 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614.

...Show” in their 2014 Best of Chicago awards. Runs through November 2nd. Dream Theatre Company, 5026 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. $18 773-552-8616...

...Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and more. Runs through November 8th. Zoo Studios, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 205. Tickets at door or brownpapertickets.com...

Don Juan in Hell - Don Juan and the Devil debate Hell vs. Heaven. Through Nov. 10th. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610. Tickets $30. (Goldstar member discount half off!) 312-337-6543

Too Much Fright Makes the Baby Go Blind - The Neo-Futurists present 30 plays performed in 60 minutes on HALLOWEEN night at 7:00pm. The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. 773-275-5255.

Young Frankenstein - Beverly Theatre Guild at the Baer Theatre, Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th, Chicago, IL. 773-284-8497. Runs through Nov. 2nd.

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Early voting available through November 2: Election Day November 4

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

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1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

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The 13 Best Smaller Venues In Chicago

The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

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B.L.U.E.S. is located at 2519 N. Halsted St.

The Burlington is located at 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.

Lincoln Hall is located at 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.

Bottom Lounge is located at 1375 W. Lake St.

Schubas Tavern is located at 3159 N. Southport Ave.

Martyrs’ is located at 3855 N. Lincoln Ave.

Reggie’s is located at 2105 S. State St.

Mayne Stage is located at 1328 W. Morse Ave.

Constellation is located at 3111 N. Western Ave.

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Studio opening marks fashion/film event

On Oct. 18, guests gathered at 400 N. May St., where fashion designer Borris Powell and filmmaker/director Kyle Thomas unveiled a joint venture.

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Theater events: Nutcracker; Lynch at Lyric; Laramie

The House Theatre of Chicago brings holiday cheer with its fifth annual return of its all-original, family-friendly The Nutcracker playing at the The Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Nov. 6-Dec. 28.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago will celebrate its history and future on Saturday, Nov. 1, with a star-studded 60th-anniversary concert at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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