Monday, October 3, 2016

October 2016 Calendar

Hey, blogspot readers, October is a time for goblins and ghouls haunting their favorite spooky places near and far …especially around Chicago where the local scene burst to life with autumn shows, events and much more.

Please note – some shows/events listed in this calendar are 21+ and would require a valid form of identification for entry.

Sept. 26 – Oct 2: Burr Ridge Restaurant Week

Sept 30 & Oct 1: West Town Art Walk & Food Truck Social. For more information, visit and

Sept 30 – Oct 31: Late Night at the Logan presents the 5th Annual Horror Movie Madness. This annual event features your favorite spooky, creepy and terrifying films on the big screen like Se7en (1974), the original Nightmare on Elm St (1884), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the classic Nosferatu (1922) and more featuring a Halloween Party on Oct 21 and a FREE family matinee showing of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on Oct 30 at 3p (4 tickets per family).
For more information, movies and show times, visit

Oct 6 – 16: Summit Park’s Pumpkin Patch Fest

Oct 6 - 15: check out SouthSide's friend, Bassel & The Supernaturals as they road trip on the "Lost" tour. The guys will be visiting Grand Rapids, MI (Founders Taproom on Oct 6), New York City (Piano's on Oct 8), Claremont, NH (West Claremont Center for Music and Arts on Oct 10) and many more.
For more information, visit

Oct. 7:
Double Door – Swizzle Steve Presents
The Drapper / ZooFunkYou / Shady Grady and The Nobodies / Alabastor / Revolt Coda
Show 8:15p / $12 adv / $15 dos

Oct. 8:
Fitz’s Spare Keys – check out SouthSide’s good friends Whiskey Thunder rockin’ this downtown Elmhurst venue.

Akasha & Door No. 3 presents Simmer Down Sound featuring Heavyweight Dub
The Graduate / Rad Brian / Marcus Iyah
Live sets by Akasha
Films by Odd Obsession Movies …Ska Brewing special all night
FREE / 10p

Oct. 11:
The Jane Addams Hull House Museum - In honor of International Day of the Girl, view The People’s Girl …a documentary on sexual harassment in Egypt. The viewing will feature a panel discussion afterwards.
6p / $10 suggested donation

Oct 12:
Door No.3 – attend FABITAT featuring local DJ sets by Adam EL (of 16 Candles//Berlin) and LDY Prblms and drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Curlene Ribbon and Joan Waters.
Hosted by Lucy Stoole
FREE show / 9p

Martyrs’ – Midge Ure (Ultravox) and his band, The Mixture, SouthSide’s good friend DJ Scary Lady Sarah
Doors 7p / show 7:30p
Tickets $25

Oct 13 – 23: Chicago Museum Week. 
For more information visit,

Oct 13 - 27: Chicago International Film Festival
For more information visit

Oct 13:
Double Door – Rasputina and Vita & The Woolf featuring SouthSide’s good friend DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning
Show 8:30p / $17 adv / $20 dos / 18+

Oct 14:
Double Door – Electric Six and In the Whale
9p show / $12 adv / $15 dos

Liar's Club - Wrecking Ball Productions presents The Hamburglars robble robble the stage with Headless Honchos, Tiger Sex, and Headspins

Oct 15:
Double Door – Soul Summit FREE Dance Party featuring Sloppy White, Dave Mata & Duke Grip
Guest DJ E da Boss (Myron & E Stones Throw / Pendletons)
FREE ($10 VIP tix avail) / 9p

Oct 19:
Double Door - Calliope Presents...Carnivale Delirium
A Night of Dancing, Burlesque, Vaudeville & Freakshow
Hosted by Rouge! Chicago's Premiere Electro Swing Dance Party
Featuring: Bailey Dee and Her Late Night Bait * Midnite Martini (Miss Exotic World 2014) * Zombo's Reject Roadshow * Eva La Feva * Samantha Siren * Vourteque * Gaea Lady * Mr. Automatic
Doors: 8:00PM / Show 8:00PM
$15 Early Bird Tickets at
$25 ADV / $33 DOS 

Oct 21 – 23:
Evangelines Bistro and Music House (St. Louis, MO) – SouthSide highly recommends music fans to attend this unique music festival event in honor of its music creator Belgian Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. The 2nd Annual Gypsy Jazz Festival will once again re-create that feel and vibe with the violin and acoustic guitar sound featuring acts by St Louis’ local talent and international stars such as
Fleur De Lou Allstars (a local Gypsy Jazz supergroup lead by Paul Davis), Miles Griffith, and Phatz Django …and so much more.
Friday show begins at 7p
Saturday and Sunday shows begin at 11a with Gyspy Jazz brunch

Oct 21:
Lady Gaga drops new album “Joanne” (named after her aunt …also it’s her middle name) featuring single Perfect Illusion

Oct 26:
Door No.3 – attend FABITAT featuring local DJ sets by Adam EL (of 16 Candles//Berlin) and LDY Prblms and drag performances by Lucy Stoole, Curlene Ribbon and Joan Waters.
Hosted by Lucy Stoole
FREE show / 9p

Oct 27:
Double Door welcomes Logan Cage with Nyck Caution. Doors 7p / show8p
$10 Adv / $15 Dos

Oct 28 – 30:
Freaky Deaky 2016 featuring Disclosure (on Fri), DJ Snake (on Sat) and Tiesto (on Sun) with DJ Khaled, Destructo, Paper Diamond, Team Ezy, Porn & Chicken, Evix and many more.
For more info and tickets, visit

Oct. 28:
The Portage Theatre – WE-R-Music Productions & Tivo Productions pre sent Ritz Top of the Line tour 2016 with special guest Jarren Benton featuring Trilogy Mafia, Haze, Triple S Slang …hosted by Anscr and music by DJ Bobeblaze.

Metro – be fashionably costumed and seen at the Annual Nocturna All Hallows’ Eve Ball, Goth ghouls and goblins! Spooky fun are abound to happen during this event from costume contest with spook-tacular prizes to frightening film features and creepy vendors as well as GlitterGuts Photo Booth (free) to show off your scary attire to the world. Hostess (with always the most) DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning the music treats (or tricks) for your pleasure all night long til dawn.
11p / $15 ($18 if in non-costume) / 18+

Oct 29:
Logan Center (915 E. 60th ST) – fans of The King of Pop should snag their tickets for this special Halloween weekend event. 4Ever Music presents 2 exciting shows – The King of Pop Live. For more information – 312-450-2090 or

Double Door – The Ghosts of Halloween Past will rock out this legendary Wicker Park venue for its 20 th Anniversary Halloween show! This awesome event will feature Local H as Nirvana, Fig Dish as REO Speedwagon, Made To Fade as Metallica, Bicycle Tricycle as MeatLoaf, and AM Taxi as Cheap Trick
Door No.3  will become The Caravan Club featuring The Sweeps as The Beatles, Te Locals as The Who, Valaska as (Sir) Elton John and Turbo Controller as The Rolling Stones
Doors 7:30p / show 8:30p
$18 adv / $20 dos – one solid price for BOTH levels

Oct 30:

Reggie’s  - Room 11 celebrates pre-Halloween fun as Parliament/Funkadelic with The Jesters and a special appearance by Tamarie T & The T’zers!

Oct 31: Halloween - safe trick o treating, ghouls and ghosties!

Until next time, support your local scene,