Rescue a homeless Garfield Park Conservatory plant this Saturday

Rescue a homeless Garfield Park Conservatory plant this Saturday

Jam packed weekend, folks! Although I'm fairly certain they're me-specific activities: jewelry show, Alpaca Festival, volunteering at a charity poker tournament and meeting my favorite author. Don't worry, though. There are plenty of exciting things for you to do without me:

By now I'm sure you've heard of the incredible damage done to Garfield Park Conservatory in that freak hailstorm last June. They're recovering slowly but surely, but the tropical plants that were okay living outside all summer aren't going to do so well in Chicago's winter. These plants would have been placed in the propagation house, but unfortunately it's too damaged to protect them. In an effort to find these plants new homes, the Conservatory is holding a Plant Rescue Sale this Saturday. From 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. you can adopt your very own tropical plant. Don't know how to take care of your new friend? Master gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions.

Halloween is fast approaching, and you can get a jump on the celebration at Navy Pier's Really Big Halloween Party. There's something for everyone: rides, petting zoo, live music, costume contests (for kids AND adults), magicians and fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

I haven't been able to find any good Rocky Horror Picture Show productions this year, but Underground Lounge will show a re-imagined version - sans movie, from what I can tell - by Underscore Theater. This show switches up some of the famous songs and even how the show begins. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it sounds like an interesting experience.

And if you're reading this, that means the world hasn't ended. YAY!


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