Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend

Circus sideshows, apple pie contests and Rocky Horror this weekend

The weekend starts in less than 12 hours, so we better start planning! There are a lot of great activities to get you in the fall and Halloween spirit. Check out some of my favorites.

The Great Fire, a Traveling Trunk Show will land in Roscoe Village at Clark Park tomorrow at 4 p.m. This event is an homage to the old fashioned traveling vaudeville and circus shows. The Traveling Trunk Show will also celebrate the old Riverview Amusement Park, the famous park that operated from 1904 to 1967. Check out such acts as Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, a storytelling duo; Tim the Mind Bender; Poor Elvis, a musical duo playing original rhythm and revival music on guitar, washboard, mouth-harp and ukulele; Lydia Landor, a musician playing the ukulele; and performance artist Sid Yiddish. And don’t forget the side show acts: Man in a Bag, Bee-Bearded Lady Photo Opp and Proud Pigeon’s “The Coooooky Contest.”

The Music Box will host it’s 24-hour horror film festival, Music Box of Horrors. Starting tomorrow night and going until Sunday morning, you can watch old fashioned horror flicks, weird cult films and the classics. Tickets are $35 if you buy them today and $40 at the door.

Nothing says Halloween awesomeness like a good old fashioned Rocky Horror Picture Show screening. Awkward Pause Theater will perform the live show along with the movie at the Mayne Stage midnight show starting tonight.

Wanna eat lots and lots of homemade apple pie? Check out Bucktown’s Apple Pie Contest at Holstein Park. Ride ponies, get your face painted and eat pie. If you have a killer recipe, enter it into the contest.

Lincoln Park is going to be covered in scarecrows this weekend for the neighborhood’s 4th Annual Scarecrows on Parade. Find your favorite along Clark and Diversey and vote to declare the winner. Scarecrows go on display tomorrow and will stay up until Halloween.

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