CHICAGO — Costume contests and other themed events on tap this weekend in Lincoln Park and Old Town offer the perfect opportunity to test-run Halloween getups ahead of the big night, while for those seeking less spooky entertainment, area comedy and music shows might be your best bets.
Friday, Oct. 25
Warren Miller's "Ticket to Ride" at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Park West offers two screenings of the latest installment in the long-running Warren Miller ski and snowboarding film series. The film captures the sports in various destinations all over the world. Prices vary but range from about $18 to $21.
Christopher Titus at Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 8 p.m. (also appearing Saturday and Sunday)
Christopher Titus will continue performing at Up Comedy Club until Sunday. Tickets are $25.
Beth Stelling and Drew Michael at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., 8:30 p.m. (also appearing Saturday and Sunday)
Beth Stelling will continue her Zanies run this week with performances through Sunday with local comedian Drew Michael. Tickets are $25, plus two minimum orders of food or drinks.
Lucius, The Blisters and Alpenglow at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9 p.m.
The recently hyped Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius will play along with Wilco progeny The Blisters and Alpenglow. Tickets are $15 for the show, which is restricted to ages 18 and older.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As previously mentioned in DNAinfo Chicago's roundup of spooky Lincoln Park events, the zoo will host special Halloween-themed crafts, treats and entertainment in some zoo exhibits. Family entertainment starts at 11 a.m. A haunted house and trick-or-treating is from noon-2 p.m. Free admission
dada with Tom Fuller Band and Ryan Powers & The Secret Weapons at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., 8 p.m.
Tickets to see the '90s band dada and opening acts are $25. The show is restricted to those 18 and older.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Boo Bash at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Family and kids can dress up in costumes before watching Halloween-themed movies in an event that benefits Facets' education programs and the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Tickets are $125 for adults and $50 per child.