Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do for this weekend and Halloween

1. Chicago Cubs in the World Series

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It's a beautiful thing--the logo and the Cubs.

The 7-game series for 2016's best team in major league baseball moves to Wrigley Field for Game Three on Friday, October 28, Game Four on Saturday, October 29 and Game Five on Sunday, October 30. Hopefully, Sunday will bring Chicago's 108 wait for the title home.

If not, the clubs return to Cleveland for Games Six and Seven (if necessary) November 1-2.

Even if you're not in the ballpark, there's a host of watch parties and events throughout the city from Buona Beef's World Series giveaway to Q-BBQ's smoked goat pop-up at Willis Tower to Division Street drink specials.

2. A whale of an installation at the MCA

A new installation opens this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination.

The installation features a series of immersive films and videos that push the limits to imagine animal experiences in natural habitats. Check out the video above for a preview.  Free with museum admission, Oct 29, 2016–Jan 8, 2017, MCA, 220 E Chicago Ave.

3. CAF scavenger huntcafscavengerhunt

Get to know Chicago at the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s (CAF) third-annual architectural Scavenger Hunt now in play.

In honor of CAF’s 50th anniversary, this year's game has been expanded to four weeks.

The goal: to engage people in neighborhoods across the city.

Clues are scattered around Chicago, as far north as Norwood Park and as far south as Pullman.  Now through November 6. Click here for rules and prize information.

4. Just Desserts in Andersonville

Bakava from the Middle East Bakery

Baklava from the Middle East Bakery

Don't let the kids have all the fun trick-or-treating. Get into the spirit at Andersonville's Dessert Crawl where trick-or-treating is kicked up a notch for grown-ups. The crawl will feature sweet treats from over 20 of the neighborhood's favs.

Choose between two routes:

  • Candy Corn Route: Andies Restaurant, First Slice Pie Café, George's Ice Cream and Sweets, Jerry's, JB's Deli, KOVAL Distillery, La Colombe, Middle East Bakery & Grocery, Misericordia's Hearts and Flour Bakery Shop, Vincent and the Wooden Spoon.
  • Carmel Apple Route: Defloured Bakery, Fireside Restaurant, Goddess and Grocer, Kopi Café, KOVAL Distillery, M Henry, My Private Chef, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread, and Wine, Pork Shoppe, Starbucks and TrueNorth Café

Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 2-5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the weekend of the event.

5. Going batty at Garfield Parkcreaturesgarfieldpark

Live creatures including owls, snakes, bats, a sloth, and many others will be haunting Garfield Park Conservatory on Saturday for the park's family friendly Creatures of the Night event.

Kids and families will learn about the unique relationships between animals and plants as they trick 'r treat and scare up a lot of fun throughout the building.

Saturday, noon to 3 pm. 300 N. Central Park Avenue, Chicago.

Suggested $5 donation.

6. Halloween Fireworks at Navy Piershutterstock-fireworks-984x500-1

The line-up of Halloween events continues this weekend at Navy Pier. There's Navy Pier’s annual Costume Contest, in the Family Pavilion on Saturday, October 29 (registration begins at 4 p.m. with the contest at 5 p.m.)

Then there's a special film screening of “The Addams Family” at 6 p.m.

All this will be capped off by a spooktacular Halloween fireworks display at 9 p.m.

7. DÍA DE LOS MUERTOSdiaconcert

Chicago Sinfonietta presents Dia De Los Muertos: The Dance of Life and Death, led by Music Director Mei-Ann Chen.

The annual event honors the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead at Orchestra Hall of Symphony Center (220 S. Michigan Avenue).

The concert explores themes of loss, transformation and humor through evocative music and quirky silent films. Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm. and Monday, October 31 at 7:30 pm. Click here for tickets and information.

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