The festival kicks off Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film Center

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Bela Lugosi in "White Zombie."

Catch a restored version of Lugosi's "White Zombie," a 35 mm film considered to be the original Hollywood zombie flick.

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Teller, the usually silent half of magic duo Penn and Teller, speaks his mind about the new production of "The Tempest" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in which he weaves stage illusions into the story of an exiled duke who uses the supernatural world to protect his daughter.

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The Chicago Park District is hosting tonight the second of two public meetings on the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Brandis Friedman will have a live report from McCormick Place.

Mozart, museums and maniac cats

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From incredible feline feats to free museum admission, to a pooch parade to hot apple cider, we've got your weekend covered.

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Frank Galati (Photo by Juan Davila)

The longtime Steppenwolf ensemble member talks about his struggles with adaptation and the company's future under Anna Shapiro. 

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A free screening of the 1993 film starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Revel, Oklahoma!, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Price

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Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss.

The city's fall theater lineup has already produced some knockouts, according to Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss. Here she reviews Paramount's Theatre's "Oklahoma!," Raven Theatre's "Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys," Timeline's "The Price," and the House Theatre's "The Revel."

Raise a glass to Oktoberfest and other fall festivals

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The return of Redmoon's Great Chicago Fire Festival, an annual Oktoberfest celebration, jazz fest and other weekend events.

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Catch a show at the newly reopened Second City, watch "Game of Thrones" burlesque and weep for the state of mankind at The Internet Cat Video Festival. 

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Andy Warhol’s “Dorothy Lichtenstein,” 1974, Richard Gray Gallery. (Photo by Paul Audia)

It's that time of year again, when the world comes to Chicago – and Chicago stages a giant temporary art exhibition to welcome the world. With 43 international cities represented, 17 countries and literally thousands of artists participating, this weekend’s Expo Chicago has been anticipated well beyond the city limits. Learn more about the show.

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Willie Nelson (© Paul Natkin/Photo Reserve, Inc.)

Saturday's concert marks the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid: A Concert for America, which drew a crowd of 80,000 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. on Sept. 22, 1985. Nearly 500 artists have performed at concerts held mostly across the Midwest and along the East Coast nearly every year since. Learn more about the organization, and this weekend's show at Northerly Island.

This adaptation was first produced at Lookingglass Theatre in 2004

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'1984' at Steppenwolf (Photo by Michelle Nolan)

George Orwell’s dystopian classic takes the stage at Steppenwolf starting Oct. 21 as part of the theater's Young Adults series.  

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The Boulevard Lakefront Tour returns Aug. 23.

Neighborhood festivals, a pop-culture convention and the return of a historic bike ride through the city highlight this weekend's event lineup. Check out those events, and more, in our roundup.

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A Perseid in 2007.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Perseid meteor shower will be at peak visibility around the globe, but light pollution can greatly diminish what you see. In west suburban Sugar Grove, Northern Illinois University and a NASA ambassador have teamed up to host a free viewing party Wednesday night. Learn more about it here.

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