The best scares and screams this Halloween weekend

The best scares and screams this Halloween weekend

I have a confession to make: I’m actually hitting the bars tomorrow night. My dumb ass is going out with my younger sisters, in a costume. I’ll be the one in a Cookie Monster onesie surrounded by slutty Batgirls. But booze isn’t the only thing I’ll be taking advantage of. Here are some Halloween classics you can partake in this weekend.

The Glessner House Museum has two spooky events this weekend. On Saturday at 5 and 8 p.m. you can listen to the annual Edgar Allan Poe Readings set inside Chicago’s oldest house. You can also take a haunted tour of the historic Prairie Avenue on Saturday and Sunday night. Learn about the untimely ends of some of the most famous Chicagoans and the various unexplained sightings around the area. Tickets are $10 a person.

Want to hear another classic horror story? The City Lit Theater Company will read an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein September 28 through November 4.

Take the Tomb Talks and Ghost Stories tour from The Chicago History Museum tonight. Gather on the grounds of the original city cemetery next to the only remaining tomb to learn about the history and then enjoy ghost stories.

Yet another chance to catch the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Music Box Theatre will do the full movie and Midnight Madness will perform the live show tonight and tomorrow at midnight and on Halloween at 10 p.m. Wear your costume all three nights for the chance to win prizes.

Sheffield’s Beer Garden will host a screening of Hallowen on Sunday at 7 p.m. as part of the Chicago History Museum’s Project Sunday. Seats fill up fast so get there early.

Cure that post-party hangover at the Little Shop of Horrors Brunch at the Kit Kat Lounge. Local entertainer Diva Madame X performs songs from the cult classic film, while the movie plays on seven large-screen TVs till 3 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite campy character and sing along.

If you’re looking for a good haunted house in the city, visit 13 Terrors at Theater on the Lake this weekend.



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