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Have yourself a frightening little funfest this weekend

Little Street of Horrors: Halloween on North Halsted
Little Street of Horrors: Halloween on North Halsted

Watch a frightening flick this Friday: If you don’t feel like checking out the scene at your local haunt, why not stay in, get in the spirit of the weekend and watch a horror movie. I recommend Frozen, written and directed by Adam Green. It’s the story of three skiers dangerously stranded on a lift in subzero temperatures. Cozy up to your honey during this bone-chilling thriller. Is there any better excuse to get close?

A stellar stop for singles this Saturday: Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. Sure celebrating Halloween is important, but let’s not forget there’s a Blackhawks game this Saturday, October 30. I recommend celebrating the haunted holiday with the Hawks and living legend Bobby Hull who will be at Joe’s during the game. At 11 p.m. the official Halloween party starts with live music from Wedding Banned. And, of course, there will be a costume contest. First place wins a prize of $500, second place will snag $250, and third place will walk away with $100.

And PLEASE, Chicagoans, don’t forget about the 14th Annual North Halsted Street Halloween Parade! This year’s theme: little street of horrors. Registration for the costume contest begins Sunday, October 31, at 4 p.m. at Spin (800 W. Belmont). Parade starts at 6 p.m. You haven’t experienced all this historic neighborhood has to offer until you’ve experienced this spooky spectacle.

When we were young and screeched “Trick or treat!” we were always really just hoping for a treat. Now that we’ve aged ever-so-slightly, “single”-handedly treat yourself to a fabulously freaky weekend!