Lot’s of scary and fun stuff to do in this Geek Weekend Guide. Halloween approaches and one of my favorite films is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Personally, Trinity and I will be searching the stalls for bargains at the Wheaton Haunted Flea Market Saturday afternoon. One of our favorite CCG interviewees, Chef Val, will be there selling her wares. Trin and I have even put together comfortable costumes.
The Music Box Theater is offering a special showing of the Queen music fueled, sword fighting extravaganza that is Highlander. Actor, comedian, writer, musician, and carpenter, Nick Offerman will be on hand to introduce the film.
Music Box Theater, Saturday, October 22nd, 11pm; for tickets 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
EDGE Youth Theater is presenting The Skywalker Cycle, a light Shakespearean adaptation of the holy trilogy. Three casts, three directors, three movies and all the sword fights, shootouts, and laser battles you could hope for, all in 90 minutes.
The Skywalker Cycle; shows on October 21st 7pm, October 22nd 2pm, October 23rd 7pm; $12; Devonshire Theater 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie, IL 60076
From the web site:
On Saturday, the city of Elgin is calling for help to battle the zombie horde. The event promises that every human will have a good time with 4 stages of entertainment, bands, food and merchandise vendors, drinks, live graffiti artists, and guests like SVENGOOLIE.
As with all viral infections that occur, some people will undoubtedly FREAK OUT and destroy some of the businesses and buildings in the safe zone. Expect some of the businesses to be boarded up, trash everywhere, burning tires, some of the left over cars may be damaged and overturned, as well as ZOMBIES being caged up. Do not fear! Your safety is guaranteed by military presence, concerned citizens and our Zombie Defense Initiative. Some of the businesses will be open for you to get food, shelter (YWCA Warming Station), medical treatment (an ambulance will be there with doctors on hand), and many more food and drink stations throughout the safe zone.
As with all groups of people (or things), some have a kind heart to them and will feel bad for the undead. Expect protesters there fighting for ZOMBIE RIGHTS and several ZOMBIE MARCHES may occur.
This may be your last shot at survival, so
In order to maintain some sort of economic health after the apocalypse we are asking for a nominal safe zone entrance fee. This will get you into the safe zone to partake in all of the entertainment, but more importantly it will guarantee your survival! Online tickets can be purchased on our website or at the entrance gates.
Nightmare on Chicago Street; Elgin, Illinois – Chicago Street, between Douglas and Villa; October 22, 7pm til 11pm