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10 Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Logan Square

By Mina Bloom | October 24, 2017 5:39am
 The neighborhood is packed with activities, from a Halloween party at Hopewell Brewing (pictured bottom right) to Emporium's Haunted House (pictured left).
The neighborhood is packed with activities, from a Halloween party at Hopewell Brewing (pictured bottom right) to Emporium's Haunted House (pictured left).
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Emporium Logan Square; DNAinfo/Mina Bloom; Hopewell Brewing/Instagram

LOGAN SQUARE — The neighborhood is packed with Halloween-themed activities and events as the holiday approaches.

Here are some to choose from:

Horror Movie Madness at the Logan Theatre: For the sixth year in a row, everyone's favorite local theater is hosting a late-night horror movie series, screening classics like "Psycho" (1960), "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) and "Young Frankenstein" (1974) every Friday night of October. For specific times, visit the theatre's website.

Emporium Logan Square's Haunted House: On the heels of its hugely popular "Stranger Things" pop-up bar, Emporium has transformed its event venue at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave. into "House of the Dead," a haunted house complete with Halloween-inspired cocktails and beer. The bar/haunted house is open every night through Nov. 4. A costume party is set for Oct. 31. For more information, visit Emporium's website.

Pumpkin Carving at Park & Field: Park & Field, 3509 W. Fullerton Ave., is completely decked out for Halloween — cob webs, fog machine, you name it. The trendy sports bar even has its own pumpkin carving station with both small ($5) and large pumpkins ($10), plus carving kits. 

Halloween Party at Logan Square Boys and Girls Club: In partnership with the Chicago Police Department's Shakespeare District, the Logan Square Boys and Girls Club, 3228 W. Palmer St., is throwing a family-friendly Halloween party 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. There will be arts and crafts, pumpkin and cookie decorating, games and a costume contest for kids up to 12 at 1 p.m. Admission is free. 

Logan Square's Annual Halloween Parade: This year's parade, now in its 14th year, is set for Sunday. It will start at 5 p.m. at Palmer Square Park — not the Logan Square Monument. As in previous years, the parade will end around 7 p.m. at Lula Cafe, 2537 N. Kedzie Ave., where fresh cookies and warm apple cider will be served. Members of the marching band Mucca Pazza will serenade the group as it makes its way to Lula.

Brentano Math and Science Academy's Haunted House: Brentano students, their families and locals are invited to the public school's haunted house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. The school notes: "This is a scary event and may be frightening for the younger children."

Trick-or-Treat on The 606: Hit the popular trail anytime from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 for trick-or-treating fun. As in previous years, volunteers will be giving out bags filled with sweet treats at all of the access ramps.

Pat's Pumpkin Patch: You don't have to drive miles out of Chicago to get a good pumpkin (or three) for carving. "Pat's Pumpkin Patch," on Fullerton Avenue near Western Avenue, has dozens of pumpkins to choose from, all lined up to mimic the experience of a traditional pumpkin patch.

'All Hallow's Eve Jazz Funeral' at Fat Rice: The popular Asian fusion restaurant, 2957 W. Diversey Ave., is hosting a New Orleans-inspired dinner Oct. 28 for Halloween. The prix fixe dinner, featuring dishes like spicy frog legs and gator gumbo, costs $125 per person with cocktail pairings. Jazz and traditional zydeco music will set the mood. Costumes are encouraged, though not required. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the event page.

Halloween Party at Hopewell Brewing: Costumes are "highly encouraged" at Hopewell's annual Halloween party, set for 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Expect a magic show, airbrushed T-shirts and food from Chicago Pizza Boss and Bruges Brothers at HopeHELL Booing. For more information, and to RSVP, visit the event page.