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(Photo courtesy of Kyiv City Ballet)

Apple treats, pumpkin picking, nature exploration and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Photo courtesy of Pilsen Fest)

Alternative music, jazz music, taco festivals, block parties and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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 (Credit: Printers Row Lit Fest)

American folk music, monarch butterfly migration, Ted Talks and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago Dance Crash. (Credit: Ashley Deran)

Icelandic and Polish food, jazz and electronic music and more fun surprises usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy Taste of Greektown)

Guitar collectors, film noir, doughnut races and Bechdel-Wallace-inspired short plays usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Rare coins, blues music, barbecued meats and Latin American music usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Bud Billiken Parade. (Credit: Enjoy Illinois)

Blues, retro music, farm animals and a Chicago tradition usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Costumes, bugs, barbecued meats and Italian fare usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Music festivals, artisan markets, a royal experience and Swedish traditions usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago this weekend.

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(Oddities & Curiosities Expo / Facebook / Photo by: Megan Vescio Photography)

Eclectic collections, a musical about family, Mexican stews and reptiles usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago this weekend.

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(Credit: Chicago Thanksgiving Parade)

A Thanksgiving parade, sing-along, holiday trains and buses, and a film festival usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Rough waves coughed up the remains of one of Lake Michigan’s most troubling invasive species, quagga mussels. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Recent storm waves stirred up deposits of invasive mussels from the bottom of Lake Michigan and brought them ashore, begging the question: Would you know a quagga mussel if you saw one?

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Holiday lights, intricate artwork, butterfly yoga and stand-up comedy usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Jack-o’-lanterns, papermaking, a “Frankenstein”-inspired play and a Halloween-themed run usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Photo by Ken Carl)

Street festivals, dance classes, outdoor concerts and unique eats usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Taste of Greektown (Photo by Dimitri Kandalepas)

Greek eats, house music, circus acts and retro tunes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.