WHAT // Randolph Street Market
WHERE // 1340 W Washington Street
WHEN // Saturday, October 24 & Sunday, October 25 | 10am-5pm
WHY // Find treasures and troves from over 250 vendors of vintage, antique, global good and local foods. Groove down memory lane with thousands of collectible records, from 45s to LPs, at the vinyl swap meet. And don’t forget to walk through the global goods bazaar featuring delightful crafts and artisan goods of Chicago’s ethnic neighborhoods.
MORE // Tickets $8 advance, $10 at gate | More info here
WHAT // Spook Tea + Tour
WHERE // The Drake Hotel | 140 E Walton Place
WHEN // Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30 | various times
WHY // In the spirit of Halloween, Palm Court is transforming their traditional afternoon tea into a spooky-themed delight. For those a little more daring, a haunted tea & tour package is available that includes terrifying tales of the Drake’s torrid past.
MORE // Call 312.787.2200 for reservations | More info here
WHAT // Ride the Cyclone
WHERE // Chicago Shakespeare Theater | 800 E Grand Avenue
WHEN // Now through Sunday, November 8
WHY // The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. Don’t miss the U.S. premiere of this new musical that’s part comedy, part tragedy and all parts imaginative as it reveals the resilience of the human spirit.
MORE // Tickets start at $38 | More info here
WHAT // Mix at Six
WHERE // Harris Theater | 205 E Randolph Drive
WHEN // Thursday, November 5 & Thursday, November 19 | 6pm
WHY // See renowned artists from around the world performing fast-paced, one-hour performances after work for Harris’ first ever happy hour performance series–and indulge in sips and snacks from some Chicago’s best food trucks! Get mesmerized by “a master of visual composition” Jessica Lang Dance on November 5th, and experience Lucky Plush Productions on November 19th full of complex choreography, moving content and surprising humor.
MORE // Tickets $10 | More info on Jessica Lange Dance here + more info on Lucky Plush Productions here
WHAT // Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
WHERE // Royal George Theater | 1642 N Halsted Street
WHEN // Friday, October 30 – Sunday, December 6
WHY // The man behind songs like White Christmas, Puttin’ on the Ritz and There’s No Business Like Show Business comes to life as Hershey Felder transforms into Irving Berlin, one of America’s most prolific composers. Felder’s performance features Berlin’s songs, as well as stories about Berlin’s life and how he created the music we still love today.
MORE // Tickets $60 | More info here