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7 Things To Do This Weekend In Uptown And Andersonville

By Josh McGhee | October 13, 2017 8:45am
 Events include: a pumpkin patch, haunted house, Open House Chicago and a campfire festival.
Events include: a pumpkin patch, haunted house, Open House Chicago and a campfire festival.
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UPTOWN AND ANDERSONVILLE Both Uptown and Andersonville have an action-packed weekend ahead with events suitable for adults and children.

While Andersonville will be celebrating its 15th annual arts week, Uptown will be hosting several events to get you excited for fall this weekend including a pumpkin patch, campfire festival and haunted house.

Here's our collection of seven events to do this weekend in Uptown and Andersonville:

Check Out Art In Andersonville: The 15th annual Andersonville Arts Week is a week long celebration featuring more than 150 artists and 70 local businesses along Clark Street. This year's celebration will focus on eight genres of art: visual, theater, dance, music, culinary, handmade, literary and public art. For more details click here. Most participating businesses are open until 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bodi Shak Grand Opening: Antonio Coke is showing off his new fitness center this weekend. Bodi Shak, 4704 N. Broadway, offers a plethora of classes including Blaze, Dash, Grind, Gut, Reach, Refirm and Focus. During the grand opening, visitors can take a demo class, tour the facility, enjoy some reggae music and meet representatives from three nonprofits the center will be partnering with. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free.

Check Out Architectural Gems In Uptown: Several Uptown buildings will be participating in Open House Chicago this year. The architectural tour allows interested parties to explore more than 200 sites across the suburbs and Chicago. Participating Uptown sites include: 5040-5060 North Marine Drive Condominiums, Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club, ICA GreenRise, Lawrence House and Preston Bradley Center. Check out the full list of buildings that will be open during Open House Chicago here. Roughly 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free.

Visit The Vintage Garage Chicago Season Finale: Enjoy three floors and ramps full of vendors selling everything vintage at the "coolest season finale of the Vintage Garage yet." This year's finale will offer an "extra heaping" of vinyl and "plenty of cool vintage Halloween" offerings including blow molds, witches and Jack-o-lanterns, according to the Vintage Garage website. Multiple Grammy award winner Beck will have an exclusive pop-up shop honoring his new album "Colors" at this month's garage. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vintage appraisals are from noon to 4 p.m. Parking garage at 5051 N. Broadway. $5 admission.

The following events are all held in Chase Park and the proceeds will go towards renovating the park district.

Chicago Campfire Festival: Chase Park is hosting a bunch of events to keep the neighborhood into the fall season including the campfire festival, the event will include live music from Elton John/Billy Joel cover band Piano Man, ghost stories, a kid's performance, face painting, crafts, kids games and the Disney Halloween favorite "Hocus Pocus." For more information on the festival click here. Tickets to the festival are $11 online and $13 at the door. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Visit The Great Pumpkin Patch: The Chicago Campfire Festival is the kick-off event for the opening of Uptown's pumpkin patch. The Great Pumpkin Patch includes a corn maze, hay mountain, corn pit, hay slide, hot cocoa, carving kits, pumpkin gourds, corn stalks, hay bales, a bouncy house, caramel apples, apple cider and apple doughnuts. Entry to the pumpkin patch is free, but some activities have an admission fee. For a full schedule for the Great Pumpkin Patch click here. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Visit A Haunted Summer Camp: Chase Park is also hosting Camp Scare Away, a summer camp-themed haunted house featuring clowns and rooms modeled after classic horror films "Friday the 13th" and "The Ring," this month. The summer camp will overrun the park with "bloodthirsty killers, demonic ghouls, and grotesque fiends." Campers can also expect a maze weaving through park district locker rooms featuring a creepy infirmary, a claustrophobia hall and some hidden scares. Tickets for the haunted house are $11 online or $12 at the entrance. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m Sunday. Chase Park, 4701 N. Ashland Ave.