October 29, 2015

the Sketch: arts, boo-riefly

The 10th Annual Latino Music Festival continues throughout the month of November. The festivities include a Día de los Muertos concert presented by the Chicago Sinfonietta. True to the spirit of this Latin American holiday, the program transcends grief to end on a celebratory, life-affirming note, progressing from the solemnity of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings to José Pablo Moncayo’s rollicking Huapango. Also on the program are works by Fauré and Wagner and the world premiere of Ofrendas, composed by the festival’s co-director, Elbio Barilari.

Monday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. $10 student rush tickets available at box office.

Halloween is the perfect excuse to watch a scary movie with friends, whether it’s a spooky classic or a creepy new release. In Hyde Park, Doc Films will be showing horror classic The Exorcist Friday night at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The recent STD (Spookiness Transmitted Disease) inspired film It Follows plays on Halloween, also at 7 p.m. and 9:45. Farther north, The Music Box Theater and all AMC theaters­—including River East, which is just North of the river—will be showing everyone’s favorite kinky musical romp The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Patrons are highly encouraged to come costumed and to interact with the film as it plays. The Music Box’s showing, which starts at midnight both Friday and Saturday night, will be selling crowd-interaction kits. Navy Pier will be hosting a free fireworks show on Halloween and will have free admission to showings of E.T. and Psycho on Friday and Casper and Carrie on Saturday.

The Promontory presents its Jungle Boogie Costume Party on Friday night, with a cash prize for the best jungle-themed costume. 21+ only, tickets $10 at the door or at

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