Friday High Five: Chicago


Whether you’re looking for a party, a performance or a museum showcase, Chicago has it all this weekend. Here are five things to do in the Windy City, plus a little bonus:

  • If you’re still in the Halloween spirit on Saturday, Little Goat, the popular West Loop diner, will host its first rooftop haunted house. Expect a few frights and laughs as you enjoy light snacks and drinks.
  • Watch someone else conquer your fear of heights this Sunday, as Nik Wallenda tightrope walks across the Chicago River from one of the Marina City towers to the Leo Burnett building.
  • The CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design showcase ends its debut at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday. See more than 200 works that exemplify Chicago’s creative spirit from the DIVVY design documents to utensils designed for Alinea.
  • Channel your inner rockstar at the MCA Chicago’s David Bowie Is exhibit through January. Enjoy more than 400 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material from the past five decades.
  • In the mood for theater? Steppenwolf performs The Night Alive until November 16. The performance comes from the author of “The Weir,” “The Shining City” and “The Seafarer.” This compelling new drama is fighting and funny.
  • BONUS! Shake Shack Chicago opens its doors on November 4 across the street from Room & Board. The popular New York establishment is known for its burgers, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries and shakes. The dogs hail from Vienna Beef, a Chicago-based staple.

Photo from Duffy Archive and the David Bowie Archive

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