Halloween Hollow

Mokena, Ill.

Festival features rides, food, activities, entertainment, Scarecrow Laboratory, hayrides, horse rides and contests. Visit website for details and schedule.

When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 18, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19, 1 p.m.-close Oct. 20
Cost: $2, free kids under 5

Boo! at the Zoo

Brookfield, Ill.

A not-so-scary fun-filled event features activities for the entire family. Zoogoers can take a spin on the Haunted Carousel, watch professional pumpkin carving demonstrations, hop on a hayride, and show off their costumes in the costume parade and showcase. Plus, a corn maze, special Zoo Chats, pumpkin treats for the animals, cookie decorating, scarecrow-building and other activities.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27
Cost: Free with zoo admission


Legoland Discovery Center | Schaumburg, Ill.

The last four weekends in October will feature special Halloween activities, including trick-or-treating for LEGO bricks, taking part in a spooky scavenger hunt and trying creepy creative challenges.


When: 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday
Cost: $19, $15 kids

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre | Chicago, Ill.

Blue Man Group is a multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy to create a performance experience unlike any other. One of the world's most popular theatrical productions, today's Blue Man Group is a blend of signature material that has been in the show since the opening, as well as newer passages that examine the influence of technology on today's world with a funny and perceptive look at contemporary communication vehicles.

When: Performance dates and times vary. A full schedule can be found at: www.blueman.com/chicago/buy-tickets
Cost: $49-$97


Theatre at the Center | Munster, Ind.

Godspell modernizes a series of parables based on the Gospel According to Matthew. The two-act musical follows a contemporary Jesus Christ as he recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. Performances run from Sept. 12-Oct. 20.



Cost: $38 - $42

The Old Man and The Old Moon

Writers Theatre | Glencoe, Ill.

The Old Man and the Old Moon creates an epic new mythology, centered on a man whose job is to collect light to refill the leaking moon. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home in pursuit of much-needed adventure, he abandons his post to follow her, throwing the world into chaos as he searches for his lost love. A blend of storytelling, indie-folk music and puppetry. Performances run Sept. 3-Dec. 1, 2013.



Cost: $35 - $70

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