October 28, 2011

Halloween STD 10/28/2011-10/31/2011

Friday | October 28

Can’t get enough camp? Then get your hot-patootie on over to the especially frightful midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Music Box Theatre (also playing on Saturday night). If you’re an RHPS virgin, don’t fret; you’ll be supplied with balloons, rubber gloves, noisemakers, and everything else you could possibly need for your first go-around with a Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania. (3733 North Southport Avenue, midnight, $10)

All of your favorite Halloween monsters are just kidding around at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy’s “Monster Mash”—a night of side-splitting improvised comedy. Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein’s monster will be there (among others), and they all take suggestions from the audience. (1422 West Irving Park Road, 8 p.m., $10)

Saturday | October 29

University Symphony Orchestra plays its no-fear Annual Halloween Concert, “1001 Arabian Nights,” at Mandel Hall. There’s nothing like an evening of enchanting music, special effects, and dance to send you harmoniously off into your night of Halloween party debauchery. (1131 East 57 Street, 9 p.m., suggested donation of $4)

Some would shy away from poking around the depths of the human mind or looking into the future, but not psychic Ross Johnson. He is very brave and engaging in mind reading, fortune-telling, and all sorts of other high-risk behavior at a special performance of “Halloween: Enigmas and Perplexities with Psychic Ross Johnson.” Better than bobbing for apples? Perhaps. (1328 West Morse Avenue, 8 p.m., 18+, $20)

Sunday | October 30

Free food, live music, RSO altar exhibits, and a special performance by a folkloric group will all be up for grabs at Día De Los Muertos in Hutch Commons. Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.) is organizing the event, which will surely be to die for (you had me at “free food”). (5706 South University Avenue, 6:30 p.m., free)

Monday | October 31

This Halloween, think outside the bun. Lula’s Café, diner darling of Logan Square, is dressing up as Taco Bell this year, serving Slagel Farm beef and Pastoral Cheese (one can only assume deliciously nestled within a Cheesy Gordita Crunch). No tricks, just treats.

(2537 North Kedzie Boulevard, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.)

If you’re dressing up as a great pumpkin or an over-the-hill witch this year, then mark your calendar yet again. Starting at midnight, Doc begins screening two quality Halloween cult classics: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Hocus Pocus. This is a great way to start your Tuesday off right, continue the fright night festivities a little longer, and regress ever so slightly back into childhood. (1212 East 59 Street, 11:59 p.m., free)