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Brian Gybboney trades the classic red and black Harley Quinn for a glittering pink and white version, Oct. 31.

Boystown ends October with a Halloween extravaganza

November 1, 2019

Harley Quinn, Pennywise and a vibrant Darth Vader wrapped in a rainbow flag, marched up North Halsted Street for the 23rd annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade and costume contest. "People fro...

'The Ables' series showcases ability in disability

‘The Ables’ series showcases ability in disability

November 1, 2019

Nashville-based author and CinemaSins YouTuber Jeremy Scott combines fantasy and reality in his book series “The Ables,” which follows a set of superhero teenagers who also have disabilities. Releas...

RIP Teddy bears in this shred-tastic Wicked Week event

October 31, 2019

The Chronicle gets a look at Frankentoys, a Columbia Wicked Week event that would leave Build-a-Bear in shock. Students come together to celebrate the Halloween season and de-stress by ripping to shreds...

Review: 'The Lighthouse,' a shining example of mental manipulation

Review: ‘The Lighthouse,’ a shining example of mental manipulation

October 31, 2019

Nature meets hallucination-born madness in Robert Eggers’ 2019 black and white film, “The Lighthouse.” This 110-minute mental trip is an uneasy cocktail of the water, the gales and the cooped up del...

Young Thug's 'Justin Bieber Big' tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

Young Thug’s ‘Justin Bieber Big’ tour hits Credit Union 1 Arena

October 29, 2019

Rappers Young Thug and Machine Gun Kelly stopped in Chicago Friday for their “Justin Bieber Big" tour. The show—held at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S. Racine Ave.—had a huge turnout, with opening...

Evelyn Duran Gonzalez, 45, attends this event every year with her family, as a way of honoring her Mexican culture and connecting with dead loved ones.

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

October 29, 2019

For the past five years, Evelyn Duran Gonzalez has set up an ofrenda to honor her parents, in-laws and other departed loved ones as part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's Día de los Muertos, ...

Guest Column: It’s showtime, folks—Oscar 2020 Best Picture predictions

Guest Column: It’s showtime, folks—Oscar 2020 Best Picture predictions

October 28, 2019

It’s that glitzy time of year again when actors and directors are traveling the globe, doing junket after junket for their press tours to promote their latest films, all while trying to keep their na...

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

Backstage with the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that call the 13th Floor home

October 28, 2019

  Upon entering the actor area at 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park, you’ll come across a few oddities, some of which might include a vampire scrolling their Instagram feed, a phantom chowi...

The Hump Connection hosted Episode 5 of the game show series at Rogers Park Social, 6920 N Glenwood Ave., Oct. 25.

Local live dating show connects ‘parts, not hearts’

October 25, 2019

In a crowded Rogers Park bar on Wednesday evening, Vanna Mix-a-Lot—dressed in a sexy Captain Ahab costume, complete with a drawn-on beard and a hand-crafted harpoon—stood in front of a tipsy, excited...

Review: 'Modern Love' gives refreshing twist on relationships

Review: ‘Modern Love’ gives refreshing twist on relationships

October 24, 2019

In a time when friendships, relationships and dating can be extremely complex and confusing, the movies and television shows we watch should accurately convey this. “Modern Love,” a new Amazon Prime Vi...

Upcoming Midnight Madness showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place Oct. 25 and 26, and 10 p.m. showings will occur Oct. 30 and 31 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Malört shots, virgin kits and glow sticks—welcome to the ‘Rocky tribe’

October 24, 2019

In 1990, 15-year-old Chris Siuty was a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” virgin. After seeing the show, they were hooked. Now, as a 44-year-old applications engineer, Siuty spends one or two days a month as a s...

Tobi lou sold out all 24 tour dates, holding his final show in his hometown of Chicago.

Tobi lou wraps up sold-out tour with last stop in his hometown of Chicago

October 23, 2019

Clad in pink, sparkly shorts and a bright green jacket, Chicago hip-hop artist tobi lou came home to Chicago Sunday for the last stop of his "Happy + Extra Sad" tour in support of his album "Live o...

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