8 Non-Cheesy Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Chicago

Photographed by Nicolas Bloise.
There's a chill in the air. The commute along North Lake Shore Drive is suddenly prime-time for leaf-peeping. And, thanks to our latte addiction, the scent of pumpkin spice is everywhere. You can definitely tell it's October in Chicago, and in a few short days, Halloween will be upon us. While you might be too old for trick-or-treating, or are stressed out by the pressure of coming up with a couples costume, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the holiday fun. From a boozy "Thriller" dance party to a can't-miss performance by an indie rock goddess, there are all kinds of ways to get your chills and thrills this weekend in Chicago. Ahead, we've scared up eight of the very best.

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