Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan

Halloween Drive-In Movie Fundraiser for Comer Children’s

Chitown Movies 2343 S. Throop St.

This is a Halloween-themed drive-in movie screening of Beetlejuice in support of the U of C’s Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital to raise funds for critical research. Attendees may also bring a toy or an item to donate to patients and families.


Harvest Party

Plant Chicago 4459 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago

Plant Chicago marks its tenth anniversary with an open house and party. Guests can explore the organization's new space while enjoying food from a curated selection of local partners. All proceeds fund Plant Chicago's mission of cultivating local circular economies, and allows them to continue offering both food-scrap collection and community growing spaces free of charge as well as workshops and local produce on a sliding scale. Guests over twelve must show proof of vaccination, and all guests are asked to wear masks when not eating or drinking.


Social Emotional Impact of the Pandemic on Youth


At this CPS Family and Community Engagement event, Hartgrove Behavioral Health System and Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital will provide an overview of various factors that lead to increased emotional distress and recommendations on how to provide support. Register online.


City Council Meeting

City Hall 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago

The Chicago City Council will hold a full meeting to consider 2022 budget-related ordinances. Agenda items, and instructions for in-person and remote participation, are outlined at Livestream available at


Board of Education Meeting

CPS Loop Office 42 W. Madison St., Garden Level, Board Room, Chicago

Tune into the October Board of Education meeting in person at the Chicago Public Schools’ Loop office or online at Members of the public can register to speak starting October 25 at 10:30am, online or over the phone at (773) 553-1600.


Fuller Award Celebration of Luis Alberto Urrea

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St.

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will present its prestigious Fuller Award to border writer Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway, for his lifetime contribution to literature. Urrea lives in Naperville with his family and teaches creative writing at UIC. The ceremony will be in-person and live-streamed on Zoom. In-person attendees must be vaccinated.

Free but registration required


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