Midwest travel: Supper club celebrates 'Rocky Horror'
Do the time warp again
Squeeze into the fishnets and spangled corset before heading to Untitled Supper Club to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." The space will be transformed into an extravagant "Rocky Horror"-inspired scene with characters from the comedy horror musical, scary burlesque dancers, zombie skaters, stilt dancers, flying cyborg trapeze artists, and aerialists hanging from the ceiling, while film characters interact with guests who sip themed drinks and nibble passed appetizers. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Untitled Supper Club, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago. Tickets are $30-$35. (312) 880-1511 or rockyhorrorunbridled.eventbrite.com.
Build it and they will come
Coinciding with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM) presents the first Midwest display of "Lessons From Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925-1970." Architecture fans will thrill at the acclaimed exhibition, which examines 25 modern building projects with regard to sustainability. The first architecture exhibition presented by the museum offers a new context for it's own McCormick House, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1952. Expect to see two new associated exhibits exploring McCormick House to complement the exhibition as well as related public programs, including tours, lectures, panels, performances and classes. 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; through Nov. 29 at the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and free for students and children younger than 18. elmhurstartmuseum.org or (630) 834-0202.
Perhaps it's time to begin that walking program -- as long as you have a glass of wine in your hand. The 17th Lincoln Square Ravenswood Wine Stroll includes 53 businesses to browse as strollers choose from five routes. Taste between 40-45 different wines and learn about your favorites from Chicago-based wine distributors. Wine samples will be paired with tasty hors d'oeuvres at participating Lincoln Square Ravenswood establishments. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Tickets are $40 in advance for one route, $60 for all routes. Price includes a wine glass. To purchase tickets, visit lincolnsquare.org.
By the time you get to Lake Stock
"Woodstock on Wheels" includes lots of live music (rock, country, blues and alternative) as well as great food and drink specials during the third annual Lake Stock Fall Crawl at various locations around the Lake of the Ozarks. Hop on shuttles to travel to and from some of the Lake's hottest nightspots to enjoy live musical entertainment. Feel free to don your '60s and '70s attire. There will be prizes and giveaways throughout the evening, too. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. A $10 wrist band allows admission into all 10 event venues without paying a cover charge, as well as free shuttle service to and from all Lake Stock locations and many hotels. LakeStockFallCrawl.com.
Ground control to Major Tom
Residents of Belleville, Wisconsin, reported more than a dozen UFO sightings in the winter of 1987 and shortly after instituted UFO Day, celebrating all things E.T. Wear your best alien outfit for the parade and Monster's Ball, then hit up the craft fair and take a spin in the Forbidden Forest. Expect plenty of activities for your little outer spacers, too. Belleville is just south of Madison. 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Library Park, Belleville, Wisconsin. (608) 438-4472 or belleville-wi.com.
Get your freak on
Halloween weekend is abuzz in Madison, Wisconsin, with the 10th annual Freakfest taking over State Street with three stages of music, horror movies screened outdoors, a costume contest with prizes and more activity in local bars. The next day, when you need the hair of the dog, it's the Wisconsin Dog Fair with puppy demonstrations, unique doggy gear and seminars on more than 150 breeds at Alliant Energy Center. Learn which breeds best fit your family. Freakfest is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, on State Street in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets are $15 at the gate or $10 in advance at madfreakfest.com. Dog show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Adult tickets for the dog show are $5-$8; kids 6-12 get in for $2. (800) 745-3000 or badgerkennelclub.com/wisconsin-dog-fair/.