Sunday picks: Creative Jack-o'-Lanterns await at Botanic Garden

  • Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns continues at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe through Sunday, Oct. 29.

    Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns continues at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe through Sunday, Oct. 29. Courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden

 
 
Posted10/29/2017 7:19 AM

Gourds aglow

Marvel at all the creative carvings that have gone into Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe. $16; $14 kids; $25-$30 parking per car or van. (847) 835-5440 or chicagobotanic.org. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

 

Spooky fun

Bring your kids in costume to experience specially themed storybook lands at the Halloween Happening on Sunday along the Naperville Riverwalk's Grand Pavilion, near 40 S. Eagle St., Naperville. No admission charge. (630) 848-5000 or napervilleparks.org/halloweenhappening. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

The devious plant Audrey II asks for food from the flower shop clerk Seymour (Rick Moranis) in "Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut." It is shown in special cinemas on Sunday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 31.
The devious plant Audrey II asks for food from the flower shop clerk Seymour (Rick Moranis) in "Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut." It is shown in special cinemas on Sunday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 31. - Courtesy of Warner Bros.
'Feed Me!'

Find out how director Frank Oz intended to end his 1986 horror movie musical with "Little Shop of Horrors: The Director's Cut." Special screenings are on Sunday and Tuesday at select suburban movie theaters. Prices vary by venue, but largely $13.13. For exact prices and locations, visit fathomevents.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 31

Marlon Wayans returns to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg.
Marlon Wayans returns to the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. - Associated Press, 2017
Wayans comedy

Catch up with actor and comedian Marlon Wayans ("A Haunted House," "Marlon") when he performs a series of standup shows this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $38-$49. (847) 240-2001 or chicago.improv.com. 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Evening Glow's album, show

Modern-day indie rock takes on an '80s English rock flavor no more so than on the title track of Evening Glow's new "Perfect Harmony." Check out the new EP (available on Bandcamp, Spotify or iTunes) or see the Chicago and Batavia musicians live at Tonic Room Sunday when they play with Engine Summer and Crosstown. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Tonic Room, 2447 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $8-$10. (773) 248-8400 or tonicroom.ticketfly.com.

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Evening Glow plays Tonic Room Sunday, Oct. 29.
Evening Glow plays Tonic Room Sunday, Oct. 29. -
Halloween treats

Halloween is coming up faster than a carload of creepy clowns flocking to a makeup sale. Local musicians have been working hard on tributes to beloved bands, some even in full costume for the holiday. Here are a few to see on Halloween:

• Halloween at Cobra Lounge features Major Threat playing as Minor Threat, Violent World channeling the Misfits, The Mizzerables as Green Day and Rosaries as Black Sabbath. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $10. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• The Empty Bottle makes Halloween a chance to honor a legendary musician with A Very Petty Halloween. Tight Pettyz, The Heartburns, The Traveling Gnarburys, Al Scorch, Flamingo Rodeo, Danny Black and DJ Sarah Frier will play their best Tom Petty and Petty-inspired tunes, and costumes are welcome. $10 suggested donation directly benefits United for Puerto Rico, but admission is free with donation of goods for those in need. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago. $10 suggested donation or free with item donation. (773) 276-3600 or emptybottle.com.

• Chicago's Cream Puff Warriors honors the legend of the Grateful Dead and bluesy rock band Murley jams as the Allman Brothers Band. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Concert highlights

Annie Capps and Rod Capps: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, Grayslake Heritage Center, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake. $13-$18 suggested donation. Call (847) 602-8882 for reservations. thelakecountyfolkclub.org.

The Sky Ghosts (featuring Deb Sonzo and Jamie Riani): 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at EvenFlow, 302 W. State St., Geneva. (331) 248-0269 or evenflowmusic.com.

Old Warsaw, Aiming For Average, Oops, Radar, St. Marlboro: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Wire, 6815 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $8; free with costume. (708) 669-9473 or wireismusic.com.

Arcade Fire "Infinite Content Tour": 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $25. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com.

Funhouse Halloween Costume Party featuring The Fundamental Kink, Friday Pilots Club, Chandler Fuzak, Capital Soiree and Ajani Jones: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. $10; $5 with costume. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpub.com.

Music + Hope 4 Haiti featuring Barry Dean, Lori McKenna, Luke Laird and Natalie Hemby: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Joe's Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. $85; $100 for VIP; donations benefit Music Heals International, which brings music and musicians to the children of Haiti and other parts of the world. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

The Million Reasons, The Shades, The Hacky Turtles: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Township, 2200 N. California Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 384-1865 or townshipchicago.com.

The Weeknd "Starboy -- Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour": 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. Tickets start at $39.75. (312) 455-4500 or unitedcenter.com.

Them Guilty Aces, The Belvederes: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $7. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

The Nadas, Tom Fuller Band: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. $15. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.

Information is provided by entertainment venues. Check with venue before purchasing tickets. For more concert listings, visit dailyherald.com/calendar.

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