The Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a nighttime parade featuring floats, spectacle puppets and performances that will help you get into the spirit!
Details: Parade steps off at 6 p.m. Saturday at State and Lake streets; proceeds south on State Street to Van Buren Street. Free / MAP
Find more fests: 2021 Festival Guide
A two-story illuminated ofrenda projected outside the National Museum of Mexican Art, altars by community members are part of Día de los Muertos Xicágo, a celebration to remember loved ones who have died. Festivities will include live music and art activities
Details: 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. Free / MAP
You'll get into the science of Halloween with pumpkin drops, slime, eyeball dissection and more at Boo Fest. Costumes encouraged. Specially decorated exhibits and trick-or-treating are also on tap.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sunday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive. Included with general admission $21.95 for adults; $12.95 for kids ages 3-11 / MAP
Mentalist Sidney Friedman combines his musical and psychic skills in BRAINWAVES: Music of the Mind. The interactive show is limited to 50 people and requires proof of vaccination.
Details: Performances 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday at Davenport’s Piano Bar and Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. $34 / MAP
Created by Latina comedy collective, Ratas De Dos Patas, “Calaveras y Corazón“ is a bilingual theatrical experience that immerses audiences into the iconic Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos. Attendees will have their temperature taken at the door and must wear masks unless eating or drinking.
Details: Doors open 7 p.m.; 8 p.m. performance Saturday at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave. $15 / MAP
Ghosts, goblins, witches and warlocks looking to shop till you drop should converge on the Wheaton Haunted Flea Market featuring thousands of items for sale.
Details: 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road. Wheaton. $9; free for kids 12 and under. / MAP
At Raven’s Curse: A Haunted Ravenswood Experience, participants are transported to a haunted site 200 years ago when a flock of relentless, bloodthirsty ravens descended on a town and began devouring its residents. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
Details: Sessions available Thursday-Sunday at Redline VR, 4702 N. Ravenswood Ave. $15.99 / MAP
The Science Fiction/Double Feature: A Rocky Horror Picture Party brings the 1975 cult classic film to life with performances by Chicago actors and drag royalty – including Ramona Slick, burlesque performances and pole dancing. Tarot readings, vendor fair, Polaroid booth and more are on tap.
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. $76 / MAP
The American Composers Forum is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians with a free concert. Performers include Elizabeth A. Baker, Adegoke Steve and Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. Free, registration required / MAP
Creative costumes are rewarded at the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade, which includes prizes for winners of best drag, cosplay, most creative, scariest, group and youth apparel. Pets are welcome to march in the parade or watch from the sidelines.
Details: Parade registration 5-6 p.m. Sunday parade steps off 6 p.m. Sunday at Halsted Street and Aldine Avenue. Free / MAP
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