Roz Varon's Weekender Report

Halloween will be here before you know it! There are plenty of spooky and not so scary events happening this weekend - some even include your dog!

Spooky Pooch Parade - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

The Chicago Botanic Garden is going to the dogs Saturday with their spooky Pooch Parade! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., cleverly costumed canines will march the Halloween parade route. Other activities include several costume contests and an awards ceremony.

Nightmare on Chicago Street, Elgin
The city of Elgin needs your help to battle the zombie and protect their downtown! Nightmare on Chicago Street is back, Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. Enter the safe zone for your last shot at survival and 4 stages of entertainment, food, drinks and special guests!
Monsters Inc. Screening - Polk Brothers Park
Saturday, they'll have a free screening of the movie "Monsters Inc. at the Lake Stage in Polk Brothers Park.

Ghostbusters screening, Polk Brothers Park
At 5:30 they'll have a free viewing of the 2016 "Ghostbusters." Free goody bags will be handed out on a first come first serve basis. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed.
Arts in the Dark Parade - Columbus from Balbo to Monroe

Get ready for an enchanting nighttime Halloween Parade Saturday evening! Arts in the Dark will step off at 6 p.m. along Columbus from Balbo to Monroe, with costumes, masks, spectacle music, lighting elements and audience engagement. Pre-parade fun starts at 4 p.m. at Buckingham Fountain and a post-parade party will be held at the Bean.

Bewildered - Stage 773
On the theatre beat, "Bewildered," a bewitching new musical is in performance at Stage 773. The parody of the classic sitcom bewitched is told from the perspective of Gladys Kravits, Samantha's nosy neighbor! It runs through November 11.

Sing to Live - Glenview and Oak Park
And the Sing to Live community chorus is back with the best of the '60s! Concerts are Saturday night in Glenview and Sunday afternoon in Oak Park. The chorus is made up of breast cancer survivors and those touched by breast cancer.

Boo! At the Zoo - Brookfield Zoo
It's family fun for kids of all ages at Brookfield Zoo's Boo! At the Zoo! This weekend and next the not-so-scary and fun-filled events include Halloween crafts, a haunted hayride, a corn maze, pumpkin carving demonstrations, special zoo chats, and of course the costume parade and contest.

Haunted Halloween Flea Market - Wheaton

Looking for some spook-tacular shopping? Check out the haunted Halloween Flea Market Saturday at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton! From 3 p.m. until midnight you'll find thousands of treasures, creepy and otherwise, from antiques and folk art to housewares and collectibles.

Ultimate Women's Expo - Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
The Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont is hosting the Ultimate Women's Expo Saturday and Sunday. The expo provides resources for products and services for home, businesses and families, in a day filled with shopping, tastings a lots of celebrity speakers!

Deana Martin - Arcade Theatre, St. Charles
On the music beat, this world-class entertainer is not only a vocalist, she's an actor, a best-selling author, and the daughter of the legendary Dean Martin! Deana Martin will be performing 100 years of Dino at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Joffrey Ballet, Giselle, Auditorium Theatere
And on the dance beat, the Joffrey Ballet opens this year's season with a new adaptation of Giselle. The romantic ballet is at the Auditorium Theatre through October 29.

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