Weekend Events: Free Screenings, Book Fair, Zombie Outbreak Chicago

Weekend Events: Free Screenings, Book Fair, Zombie Outbreak Chicago
Free Tarantino double feature at the Patio Theater Saturday night.

This weekend includes some great choices for cost-friendly options, including a Tarantino double feature and outdoor movies in Chicago parks. If you are looking to have a Father's Day to remember, consider Zombie Outbreak Chicago's apocalyptic live action zombie fighting events in Aurora! Grab some rare first edition books, posters, or vintage goodies at the Chicago Book & Paper Fair. Have a great, safe weekend!


PULP FICTION / FROM DUSK TILL DAWN - (Saturday, June 17th at 6pm) FREE double feature! Enjoy Tarantino-themed drink specials. Doors open at 5pm. Live DJ at 11:30pm incorporates visuals from the films. Ages 16+. Patio Theater, 6008 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634. Facebook Event Page.

IT COMES AT NIGHT - (June 9th-19th) New horror mystery starring Joel Edgerton. A man establishes a domestic order with his family in a desolate home while an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, but everything changes soon after another family seeking refuge appears. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. (Times vary.)

ALIEN: Covenant - (June 16th-22nd) Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

LOGAN (Noir) - (June 16th-22nd) View the stunning black & white version of LOGAN. Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.

THE KID - (June 16th) No horror or sci-fi here, but fans of classic cinema may want to enjoy the experience of seeing this silent 1921 Charlie Chaplin film screened outdoors at sundown on Friday because Jay Warren will be performing the score live on the organ under the stars! FREE. Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Avenue, Chicago, IL. Co-sponsored by the Jefferson Park Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Park Sunday Market.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - As always, the Rocky Horror fun continues with a full cast performance each Saturday at Midnight at the Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, 1001 W. 75th St., Woodridge, IL 60517. (630) 427-1880. RHPS

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [35mm] - (June 17th at 11:59pm) Screening with shadowcast. Please check the site for all the rules if you're a first-timer! Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE: Criminal Codes - (June 3rd-July 6th) Crime drama/noir series celebrating the French director's stylish films. Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601.

RESIDENT EVIL: Vendetta - New animated adventure in the series hits theaters one night only on June 19th. Check your local listings or hit the link above to find one near you.

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - (June 18th at 8:30pm) Free VHS screening, trailers, prizes. 1990 sci-fi/horror about a spaceship that ends up on the moon where they find a sinister being. Carbon Arc Bar, 4614 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625.


MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER MOVIES - (June 13th-Sept. 5th) Enjoy free Tuesday movies on a 40-ft. LED screen in Millennium Park. On August 8th, they'll screen THE SHINING and GHOST. Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn.

MUSIC BOX THEATRE MOVIES AT WRIGLEY PARK - (June 14th-Aug. 23rd) Enjoy a free summer movie series presented by the Music Box Theatre with a pre-show live performance. Films screen every other Wednesday. GHOSTBUSTERS, THE BLUES BROTHERS, and more. 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - (through Oct. 4th) On Wednesdays, arrive early for free screenings of independent, international, unrated films with the theme, “A Taste of Cinema,” revolving around food. Limited seating. Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington, 2nd Fl. North, Chicago, 60602.

MOVIES IN THE PARK - (June 2nd-Sept. 7th) The Chicago Park District's annual celebration of summer movies in various Chicago parks returns with a nice selection of family-friendly movies. See free screenings under the stars, including: GHOSTBUSTERS (June 16th at Anderson Playground Park and June 17th in Winnemac Park), NORTH BY NORTHWEST, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, THE SANDLOT, DROP DEAD FRED, ROGUE ONE, BIG, and many more!


Marcos Raya's artwork will be on display through July 30th at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Image Source:

Marcos Raya's artwork will be on display through July 30th at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.
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Night Train” - The Art of Marcos Raya - (June 2nd-30th) An exhibit celebrating the works of Chicago artist Marcos Raya, whose topics include grim, surrealist imagery, socio-political commentary, sexual, futuristic, and curious visuals. Viewings Wed.-Sun. 12:00-4:00. Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622. (773) 227-5522. Preview the exhibition online HERE.

Zombie Outbreak Chicago - (June 16th & 17th) Celebrate Father's Day by taking your dads to fight zombies! The Basement Attractions, 42 W. New York, Aurora, IL 60560. Tickets.

56th Chicago Book & Paper Fair - (June 17th from 10am-5pm) Rare, collectible books, posters, vintage paperbacks & pulps, maps, prints, photos, vinyl, and more. Enjoy marbling and bookbinding demos. Free parking! CTA accessible. Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. Adults $6; Students $4 with ID, free with Goldstar Membership.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

Chicago Hauntings Bus Tours - One of the longest-running ghost tours in Chicago, each 2.5 hour tour is led by founder, paranormal investigator, and author Ursula Bielski and her partner, author David Cowan. Routine stops include locations of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Death Alley, gangland sites, murder sites, and more. Departs at the Congress Hotel. For schedules, all tours, and background information, please see


STRANGEST THINGS! The Musical - (Extended through July 8th) The group behind Ladies Night of the Living Dead brings Strangest Things! The Musical. Based on the hit television series, Stranger Things, the story is told through singing and plenty of hits from the eighties. Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tickets $15.

Stranger Thongs: A Stranger Things Burlesque - (June 3rd - Dec. 16) Gorilla Tango Theatre presents a quirky burlesque show with the Stranger Things theme. $28. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

ASSAULT ON THE GRINDHOUSE - (5/11-6/29) B-movie interactive, variety-style horror improv where each show reinvents a classic horror or cult film. Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.


REAR WINDOW - (June 20th-22nd) The Logan Theatre will be screening a Hitchcock film each week leading up to their November screening of HITCHCOCK on Nov. 20th. Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647.

ANGUISH [35mm] - (June 23rd & 24th) Zelda Rubinstein in all her glory! This 1987 psychological horror shocker from Spain has all the right elements for midnight movie weirdness. (This film made quite an impression when I was a wee teenager! Unforgettable moments with dizzying spirals, eyeballs, and hypnotic chants... “FEEL IT! It makes you strong!”) Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613. Presented by The Front Row.

70MM FILM FESTIVAL - (June 30th-July 15th) The Music Box Theatre offers the rare opportunity of viewing cinema in glorious 70mm. Includes KONG: SKULL ISLAND, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, INTERSTELLAR, and more. $12-$14 or $75 for a festival pass. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport, Chicago, IL 60613.

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