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The Suburbs This Weekend: Zombie, Manson, costumes, robots and tiny art

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By Richard Battin

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, a costume robots and tiny works of art are among the picks by Sean Stangland and Richard Battin for The Suburbs This Weekend.

Sean's picks

Twins of Evil Tour: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson. $39.50 - $69.50.Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont IL

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 07:00 PM

Svengoolie, aka Rich Koz, appears at Tom and Eddie's Restaurant, 348 Yorktown Center, Lombard, where he'll judge a costume contest for kids and adults. Halloween-themed menu items include the Booberry and Frank 'n Berry milkshakes, as well as the Frank 'n Stein (of beer) and a Svengoolie Chicken Sand-witch. Guests receive trick-or-treat bags and souvenir cups. (630) 705-9850 or 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Richard's picks

Which locally made robot can race the fastest? And which robot can navigate through a maze the best? Find out when the Chibots Chicago Robotics Annual Robot Contest returns Sunday at the C&A Robot Factory, 326 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 996-0123 or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14

See painted military figurines, by both amateur and professional artists, at the Military Miniature Society of Illinois Exhibition and Competition at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, 50 N. Martingale Drive, Schaumburg. Figurines are based on both historical and fantasy themes, ranging from knights in armor to the Civil War or "The Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien's "Middle Earth" and much more. Admission is $7; kids under age 12 are free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

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