Design isn’t just about architecture, appliances, and graphics. It impacts us in all aspects of life as well as the afterlife. On this walking tour with historian and cemetery expert Al Walavich, visit the more contemporary sections of Bohemian National Cemetery to see how unexpected styles such as Art Deco and mid-century modernism were used to commemorate and mourn the dead.
Tour runs about 2 hours. Enter through the service drive at 5255 North Pulaski Road.
$25, $20 members
Welcome to our SVSS 2nd Annual Chicago Witches Ball – Hosted by Nina Soul and lil Red Witch with Spiritual Vibes and the Soul Sisters Inc. This year we bring to you the atmosphere of New Orleans Voodoo Style! Join us for an evening of Magickal Voodoo fun from 7pm until Midnight where the witches have tossed the princesses aside and taken over the WHOLE castle!
Wolf Hollow will be one of the retail vendors in the ‘French Market’ with unique wares, showcasing our handmade jewelry and Witchy accessories!
For more information, visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/spiritualvibesandthesoulsisters/
Elgin history managed to hide a covert battle with the undead for years from its citizens. Many years ago, under top secret clearance, the Zombie Defense Initiative was formed, and managed to operate undetected until eight years ago.
In 2010, a spike in the number of undead predicted to shamble into the city, led the Zombie Defense Initiative to ask for help from a small number of determined citizens. Every year since that time, thanks to the prediction of highly-trained experts in the field of the undead uprising, increasingly more citizens have banded together to save our city from the zombie menace.
Citizens find themselves banded together, behind biohazard tents, just past overturned cars, and beyond makeshift medical buildings, taking a stand there in a one-of-a-kind “Safe Zone”.
For the citizen who asks the question, “What is Nightmare on Chicago Street?” The answer is something that every citizen needs to experience for themselves. Every person who spends five hours inside the many blocks downtown, witnesses something different. Survivors eat, drink and dance while bands play at multiple stages, citizens with possible infection are treated at our fully-licensed medical facilities, where experimentation is highly probably. Some people have even managed to create art out of the madness, and display it alongside other merchants in our well-lit bazaar. Every year, there is a twisted offering from steampunk time travelers, to warped circus performers, to the end of the world battle dome. Among the chaos, the Best Horror Host ever, Svengoolie, has been on watch every year within the ZDI Recruiting office. There’s something (or someone) shocking around every corner of our historic downtown, and plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to escape into.
Our entrance gates have been redesigned this year, as well as a new ticketing agency. We are doing everything we can to make sure everyone can experience Nightmare on Chicago Street, the closest thing to a party at the end of the world.
An evening of ghostly gemutlichkeit! With supernatural speakers, readers, magic, raffle and more. Plus a lavish Oktoberfest dinner, drink specials (cash bar) and treats! $38 includes dinner, presentations, door prize ticket and parking! Get your tickets!
Hosted by Chicago Hauntings Tours
A 2 hour stroll through the eerie environs of haunted Lincoln Park, site of Chicago’s original city cemetery, Suicide Bridge, the haunted Zoo and the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR DEPARTS FROM THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM.
Aug 26 – Sept 30
Nosferatu (Silent Film with Live Organ By Jay Warren)
4614 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Sept. 27th – Thursday
Show starts at 8pm
Tickets are $12 presale online here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3533314
$15 at the door, day of show.
PLUS: Vendors, Charity auction for Vitalbridges.org,
Free Posters & Giveaways and more!