Halloween Weekend Arts Guide

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: October 29, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Image Credit: Bat Girl #3 by Justin Miller, as seen at Jackson Junge Gallery who is carrying a variety of spooky artwork for Halloween.

It's Halloween weekend and Wicker Park Bucktown is showing its spooky side! Read up on our WPB Halloween Weekend Arts Guide for all the haunted happenings and gruesome goings-ons around the neighborhood, with a special emphasis on activities for the holiday. Whether you're staying in and haunting your own home, or braving the gloomy streets, this guide has something to help everyone get their art fix this weekend!

Please note that the current situation has a lot of businesses adapting quickly. Hours listed here may not be exact and are subject to change at any moment. Please check in with a business before visiting in person and be patient and understanding if hours differ from those here or a space has elected to change their reopening strategy. And be sure to always wear a mask in public, in businesses, and while on public ways with others. Wash your hands frequently and remain properly distanced. Always respect a business' customer limit, health practices, and hygiene requirements. 

We also suggest visiting the ARTS FOR ILLINOIS website! 


HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES


WICKER PARK BUCKTOWN TRICK-OR-TREATING
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber and Bucktown Community Organization are hosting a socially distanced trick-or-treating event for Halloween this year! Attendees should register for a 15-minute time slot to ensure families have the time and space to trick-or-treat safely. More details and tickets [SOLD OUT] can be found HERE.


THE SCARECROW WALK
Thanks to the Wicker Park Advisory Council, Wicker Park Committee, and the Chicago Park District, you can get out to enjoy the fresh autumn air while you walk the Scarecrow Walk! See the map HERE.


BIZARRE 606 SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Sign up and get a free copy of Bizarre 606 - the self-guided walking tour of the Bloomingdale Trail from Bizarre Bucktown. It's your guide to "elevated weirdness" along the walking trail and includes Gordon's recommendations for nearby refreshment, fun, and shopping.


CHOP SHOP: 1st WARD EVENTS
Patio Open for Limited Hours: Reservations Encouraged
Halloween Brunch & Dinner Beats: Saturday, October 31 - 10:30am to 10:00pm
Delivery and carry-out options available

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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card or a print 


ESCAPE ARTISTRY
Open with Limited Booking
Six Rooms Immersive Mystery Theater: Friday, October 30 - 6:30pm [SOLD OUT]
Support the Artists' Resource Mobilization Mask-ER-Aid or buy a mask
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Support by purchasing the gift of a future room escape 


HEAVEN GALLERY
Open for Regular Hours 
Halloween Virtual DJ Set: Saturday, October 31 - 2:00pm to midnight on Twitch
Opening Exhibitions: (a legacy) on our own terms & ENTRECUERPOS
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 31 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
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Support by making a donation or support the Arts & Local Business Relief Fund


THE HIDEOUT
Livestream Schedule

Thursday, October 29:
     School Night: Let's Chill... - 7:00pm
     Mooner & Dogs at Large Record Release - 8:00pm
Friday, October 30:
     LP's Happy Hour - 5:00pm
     Cosmic Country Showcase - 8:00pm
Shop Online
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Support by making a donation or purchasing Hideout "Bucks" 
OR purchase one of the above prints by Dmitry Samarov 


SIDESHOW GALLERY 
Open for Regular Hours
Sideshow Halloween Pop-Up: Saturday, October 31 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Shop Online: Delivery or pickup options available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


VOLUMES BOOKCAFE
Open for Limited Hours
October Virtual Book Club: Thursday, October 29 - 7:00pm 
Day of the Dead Special Storytime: Friday, October 30 - 10:30 am
Virtual Storytime
: Saturday, October 31 - 10:30am on Facebook Live
Shop Online: Limited shipping, pickup & delivery available
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Support by making a donation purchasing a gift card 


Open 


BORDEL
Open for Limited Hours: Reservations Encouraged
Vaudeville
: Thursday, October 29
Flamenco Friday: Friday, October 30 - 7:00pm
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


CHALLENGERS COMICS + CONVERSATION
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Pickup and shipping still available
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Support by purchasing a gift card 


DAVID LEONARDIS GALLERY
Open for Regular Hours
Shop Online
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DUSTY GROOVE
Open for Limited Hours with Addition Pickup Window Hours
Shop Online: Shipping available 
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EXIT
Patio Open for Limited Hours with Food from Koality Cuisine's Trap Taco
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a print or Tiny Guide


FIRECAT PROJECTS
Open for Regular Hours and By Appointment
Current Exhibition: Melissa Stern: Does She or Doesn't She
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FIREFLY FIBER ARTS STUDIO
Open for Limited Hours
Virtual Stitching Hour: Saturday, October 31 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Closing Trunk Show: Savvy Skeins
Shop Online and Explore Virtual & Private Lessons 
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GALLERY CAFE
Open for Limited Hours
Current Exhibition: Nishant Jain: Sneaky Art 
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JACKSON JUNGE GALLERY
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibition: Unconditional Love
Shop Online: Shipping, pickup, and local delivery available
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Support purchasing a gift card with an extra 10% credit back 


LVL3 GALLERY
Open for Regular Hours and By Appointment
Current Exhibition: Echoes In Rain
Gallery hosts a variety of online and virtual content 
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LINE DOT EDITIONS
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibitions: Marie-Claude Marquis & Sean Hannaway
Shop Online
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LITTLE BROKEN THINGS
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibition: By the Light of the Moon
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MYOPIC BOOKSTORE
Open for Limited Hours
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NEIGHBORLY
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Local pickup & free domestic shipping on orders over $50
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Support by making a donation and purchasing a gift card or gift box 
Or sponsor a front line worker's care package 


QUIMBY'S BOOKSTORE
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Curbside pickup and mail order available
Follow on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, the Quimblog, their podcast, and Twitter 
Support by purchasing a gift card or Quimby's schwag 


RECKLESS RECORDS
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Delivery and pickup available
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ROOTS & CULTURE 
Open for Regular Hours
Current Exhibitions: Efrat Hakimi: Flora & Nereida Patricia: Body Party
Online content and archived exhibitions
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Support by making a donation 


SHUGA RECORDS 
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online: Local pickup & delivery available
New Special Partnership: Khruangbin & Coloring For All Ages
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Support by making a donation or purchasing a gift card 


STORE B VINTAGE
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online with various platforms
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TOY DE JOUR: VINTAGE, TOYS, ARTS & FARTS
Open by Appointment Only for Limited Hours
Shop Online
: Shipping and curbside pickup available

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Support by purchasing a gift card 


VERTICAL GALLERY
Open for Limited Hours
Shop Online 
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THE WINDY KITTY CAT CAFE AND LOUNGE
Open for Reservations
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Support by volunteering, fosteringmaking a donation, or purchasing a T-shirt 


Virtual Events/Exhibitions & Online Shopping


AGITATOR CO-OPERATIVE GALLERY
Explore online archives, virtual evens, and social media content
Current Exhibition: And Then: Stories About What Happens Next
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Support by becoming a patron 


AUDIOTREE
STAGED: Jean Deaux: Watch This! Livestream: Thursday, October 29 - 8:00pm
Shop online, explore digital archives, playlists, and stream live performances
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COLLABORACTION
Hosting Virtual Events and Resources
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Support by making a donation or becoming a regular donor 


DAVENPORT'S PIANO BAR & CABARET
Hosting Virtual Events on Social Media
Sunday Night Social Lounge: Sunday, November 1
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Support by making a donation 


DORIAN'S: THROUGH THE RECORD SHOP 
Order a Quarantine Care Package or Fundraiser Set for Pickup 
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Support by making a donation 


FREE STREET THEATER
Hosting Virtual Content
Re-Writing the Declaration
     Friday, October 30 - 7:00pm
     Saturday, October 31 - 2:00pm
     Sunday, November 1 - 2:00pm
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LANGER OVER DICKIE
Opening Virtual Exhibition: Kristin McWharter: RA RA
RA RA Opening Performance
: Saturday, October 31 - 5:00pm
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OUT OF SITE CHICAGO
Hosting Virtual Content
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SPRINGBOARD ARTS
Shop Online & Browse virtual content
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TRAP DOOR THEATRE
Hosting and Sharing Virtual Content
Watch Past Productions on Vimeo 
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Support by making a donation 


VIDEO GAME ART GALLERY
Hosting and Sharing Virtual Content and the VGA Reader
Shop Online and play:
     Consume Me 
     Everything is going to be OK 
     how do you Do It 
     Lieve Oma 
     This Is Just A Normal, Run-Of-The-Mill Walking Simulator And Everything Is Fine, Don’t Worry About It 
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VITTUM THEATER & ADVENTURE STAGE 
Hosting and Sharing Virtual Content
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Support by purchasing a ticket or making a donation 


WICKER PARK SECRET AGENT SUPPLY CO. & 826CHI
Shop Online: Pickup, shipping, and local delivery available
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YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS
Hosting online and virtual programming 
Saturday, October 31:
     Check the Method - 1:00pm on Zoom
     Emcee Wreckshop - 4:00pm on Zoom
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Ongoing Fundraisers


CHOPIN THEATRE
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THE COMEDY CLUBHOUSE
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CONCORD MUSIC HALL
Activity Pages

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THE DEN THEATRE
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Support staff by making a donation or the venue as a regular donor  


RAINBO CLUB
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Support by making a donation  


SUBTERRANEAN 
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Support by making a donation, ordering food, or buying a gift cardshirt, or print


 

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