If you're like most Chicagoans, you know the basics of what your Halloween night will look like: a whirlwind of played-out pimp costumes, $2 Miller Lites and contests crowning girls with low self-esteem. But since this year's holiday falls on a Saturday, you actually have two weekend evenings to fill. Instead of spending your Halloween eve egging houses and knocking over mailboxes (that's a federal offense!), why not spend it dancing?
Freaky Deaky -- featuring electronic artists Chromeo, Crystal Castles and Boys Noize -- will fill the Congress Theater with sexy synths, distorted vocals and flat-out catchy beats on October 30. The 17-plus event, opened by locals E-Six & Roan, Loyal Divide, Kid Color, Rob Threezy and Hiroki, costs $35, but we're giving away tickets for free.
And if you don't have your weekend all planned out yet, be sure to check out Centerstage's Halloween guide, your source for costume shops, haunted houses, freaky theater shows and, yes, bar parties with $2 Miller Lites.