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Chicago Racing Events | October 2016

When you think of October, what images come to mind? Do you think of Halloween and finding, or making, just the right costume? Perhaps you picture a field full of brightly colored pumpkins ready to be harvested and become part of autumnal displays, be carved into jack-o'-lanterns to greet trick-or-treaters, or be baked into pies for a holiday meal. When I think of October, I picture colorful displays filled with autumn's bounty: pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn, mums, and cornstalks.

If you're not already excited about the fall season, several of this month's events have seasonal themes that will be sure to help put you in a festive mood! Feel free to wear your Halloween costume at the following runs (get complete event details by following the links in the schedule):

Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K on October 8
St. Eugene School Trot 'n' Treat 5K & Monster Dash on October 22
Pumpkins in the Park 5K & CLIF Kid Spooky Sprints on October 22
Pumpkin Spice 5K on Oct…

Explore the City During Open House Chicago October 15–16

Mark your calendars! More than 200 sites in Chicago and neighboring Evanston and Oak Park are opening their doors to the public October 15-16, 2016, as part of Open House Chicago (OHC). Organized annually by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF), OHC is free!

During OHC weekend, the public is granted behind-the-scenes access to buildings across the area, many which are rarely, if ever, open to the public. Depending on the site, visitors will be taken on guided tours, be allowed to look around on their own, or a combination of both. Performances, discussions, and family-friendly activities will also be available at some locations. Visit the OHC Programs page for more information.
The Neighborhoods

Plan Your Open House Chicago
Visit the OHC website for a list of this year's participating sites. Look through the entire list or use the filter feature to choose neighborhoods and other options (shown below) to create your own customized site list.

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2016 World Music Festival Chicago

This year's World Music Festival Chicago runs from Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 25, 2016. There are no performances scheduled for September 12-14 and 19-20.
Festival performances will take place at venues throughout Chicago (see the interactive map below for a complete list of venues). While most festival locations welcome all ages, a few venues require guests to be at least 18 or 21 years old. Please check the map for venues that have age requirements.
Admission to all World Music Festival Chicago performances is free!
Interactive Map
Use the interactive map below to find venue locations (listed alphabetically). Open each venue location to find the following information:

Dates and times of festival performances being held at the venue
Venue age requirements
Festival musician information
Venue name, address, phone number, and website address

More Festival Information
For more information, please visit the World Music Festival Chicago's website.

If you hav…