LINCOLN SQUARE — Family-friendly Halloween events dominate the neighborhoods this weekend, but there's fun for grown-ups too.
Lincoln Scared and Ravenswoooood: Trick or treating and a whole lot more in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Participating businesses along Lincoln Avenue, Rockwell Street, Western Avenue, Lawrence Avenue and Ravenswood Avenue will have treats for the youngsters. Tricks include pumpkin decorating and costume contests for humans and pets. The complete schedule of events can be found on the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce website.
A Haunting at Lincoln Square Lanes: A clear sign that Halloween's not just for kids anymore — Lincoln Square Lanes' Saturday bash runs til 3 a.m. The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. with live music from North Branch. Drink specials, a costume contest, DJ set and bowling until 2 a.m. will keep the party going all night.
Trick or Treat Northcenter, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Head to North Center's Town Square, 4100 N. Damen Ave., to pick up a map of businesses participating in the neighborhood's trick-or-treating event. Return to Town Square at noon for a costume contest, with prizes for kids and best-costumed family.
Lillstreet Art Center's latest gallery reception has nothing to do with pumpkins and everything to do with artist Nicole Hollander, creator of the comic strip "Sylvia." The center's newest exhibit recreates Hollander's living space, blending literature, performance and visual art. Meet the artist from 6-8 p.m. Friday, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Bread & Wine, 3732 W. Irving Park Road, is teaming up with Lagunitas for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The brewery will be sampling its Day Time beer — buy a bottle and receive a complimentary small plate.
Last call for the Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., which closes out the season 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Stock up on fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, handmade soaps, crepes, dry soup mixes, honey, and more. Get your knives sharpened, swap or donate books and pick up free compost one last time.
Don't forget to swing by Green Machine Cycles' grand opening celebration. Carve a pumpkin, check out cargo bikes, eat, drink, be merry, 2-10 p.m. Sunday.