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9 Oct - Guide to Chicago: October 9-15

Chicago Local Guides

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Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

10/9, 10am: Relive your childhood with your crew at the zoo with a family-friendly fall fest featuring a festive lineup of fun. (Free)

Double Ten Parade + Bacon and Beer Classic + Move Your Mule

10/10, 1pm & 7pm & 10pm: Celebrate Chinese Independence in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood with marching bands, entertainment, decorative floats and more. (Free) After the festival, head to Soldier Field for an evening of pairing your favorite #EEEEEATS with bacon and beer. ($59) We’re bringing the island flavors to den for a rock steady jam session . Come hang! (Free)

Chicago Marathon + Good Vibes Only

10/11,  9am & 12pm: Cheer on the heroic runners as they set out on a 27-mile run through Chicago’s favorite neighborhoods. Meet them at the finish line at Grant Park for a celebratory party! Keep the energy going and return to the Freehand for live jazz at Good Vibes Only. (Free)

Columbus Day Parade + Industry Night

10/12, 12:30pm + 8pm: The Columbus Day Parade kicks off on State Street from Wacker to Van Burgen, get there early and secure a spot along the parade route. The best nights end at the Shaker with 25% off food/drinks industry folks! See you in the den. (Free)

Late Night at the Logan – Horror Movie Madness: Beetlejuice

10/13, 8pm: A late night screening of your favorite cult horror film classic is here. ($8.50)

Disturbia: Screams in the Park

10/14, 7pm: Think you have what it takes to make it through the park after dark? ($25)

Den Sessions w. Sylvie Grace

10/15, 6pm: Come hang in the den with live tunes by Sylvie Grace! Our friends at Evolve Chicago will be in the building hooking you and your crew up with new gear for the fall. Can’t forget to shout out Perrier for keeping us hydrated through the evening. (No Cover)