Roz Varon's Weekender Report

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Roz Varon takes a look at what's going on in the city and suburbs this weekend. (WLS)

There's lots of fall fun to be had around town this weekend.

Zombie Zip Lines - Edge Adventures Aerial Park, Crown Point

Edge Adventures Aerial Park in Crown Point really comes alive this month - well, actually just the opposite! The park is transformed into a spooky forest, and on Saturday evenings in October, you can experience zombie zip lines as you zoom over the heads of the walking dead!

Open House Chicago
Open House Chicago is your chance to go behind the scenes at many of Chicago's architectural gems. More than 200 sites in 20 neighborhoods and two suburbs will open their doors Saturday and Sunday, allowing access to places rarely open to the public - and it's all free!

Logan Center Bluesfest - University of Chicago

A new music festival kicks off Friday at the University of Chicago. The Logan Center Bluesfest runs through Sunday honoring the South Side roots of the blues. Along with concerts, they'll have workshops, film, food and conversations with musicians and artists.

Andersonville Arts Week - Andersonville
Andersonville Arts Week continues through Sunday with dozens of businesses and hundreds of artists throughout the neighborhood. Saturday will feature an outdoor city made, handmade market, and a public tour will be offered on Sunday.

Catherine Russell - Jazz Showcase

On the music beat, Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell is at the Jazz Showcase through Sunday. The former backup singer for David Bowie, Steely Dan and Jackson Brown is now gaining recognition and awards as a solo artist.

Chicago International Film Festival - AMC River East
And on the film beat, the Chicago International Film Festival is underway at the AMC River East. From features to documentaries and special tributes to Patrick Stewart and Vanessa Redgrave, screenings will continue through October 26th.

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Warm, dry weather has kept the trees green late into the season this year.

Melrose Park
Prepare to be scared at 13th floor in Melrose Park! Two new hauntings in one location will greet you this year - Cursed: Purgatory and Dead End District: Freakshow. Not recommended for children under 12, 13th floor runs through November 4th.

Glass Pumpkin Patch - Morton Arboretum
A more delightful, family friendly fall event is taking place at the Morton Arboretum! The glass pumpkin patch features unique, hand-blown glass pumpkins and autumnal themed pieces of art - no two are the same! You can also see glass-blowing demonstrations - Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harvest Festival - North Park Village Nature Center
North Park Village Nature Center's annual Harvest Festival is today from 10 to 3. They'll have a scarecrow building contest, nature crafts, story telling, live music and more.

Diwali Festival - Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora
Aurora's Diwali festival gets underway this evening at Waubonsie Valley High School. The festival marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Traditional food, clothing and jewelry and entertainment will be on hand along with a fireworks display to wrap things up.

Wine Riot - Revel Fulton Market
Drink a little, learn a lot at Wine Riot, Saturday at Revel Fulton Market. Sessions are at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Travel the world of wine, all in one place; check out the interactive booths and crash courses loaded with tips!

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan - Symphony Center
On the music beat Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan will be performing tomorrow at 3:00 at Symphony Center.

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