Things to do for October 29, 2009

The Weekender

Zombies, Pirates and Pumpkin Moonshine

The weekend already has goose bumps.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

This week's Perk brings you back to the days of old-school men's shops thanks to Haberdash and its $50 gift card to ease the transition, like a very stylish time warp.

Zombie Pirate Party at Darkroom
DEAD SEA

Zombie Pirate Party at Darkroom

Zombies, pirates and the people who adore them join forces for a night of performances by goth superstars Voltaire, the Hellblinki Sextet and creepy illusionist Ron Fitzgerald. Think of it as Pirates of the Caribbean, Dawn of the Dead and a Cure video rolled into one.

$15, 9pm-1am, Oct 29, Darkroom, 2210 W. Chicago Ave, 773-276-1411

Friday
Soul Train Costume Party
ALL SOULS DAY

Soul Train Costume Party

Sure, you don't have to wear bell-bottoms and flared collars to the celebration—but you wouldn't want to look silly. And, of course, the night wouldn't be complete without Courvoisier drink specials to help ease your turn down the Soul Train Line.

9pm-2am, Oct 30, The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash St (at 21st), 312-753-5700

Saturday
Floyd's 99 Opens in Wicker Park
BUZZ

Floyd's 99 Opens in Wicker Park

Even on Halloween, there's nothing scarier than a bad haircut. So you'll have another option when this rock-themed clip joint opens in Wicker Park. And for 10 days all haircuts are half off—think of it as the barbershop version of trick or treat.

Haunted Mansion at Rockit Wrigleyville
DECKED OUT

Haunted Mansion at Rockit Wrigleyville

Put on your silk pajamas—or better yet, just stay in them—when Rockit Wrigleyville dresses up as a spooky version of the Playboy Mansion. Bunnies will be hopping around with Ghoulish Grottos (Absolut Mango, muddled strawberries and pineapple juice) and complimentary brick-oven pizza…which, frankly, is hardly Saw VI, but it'll do.

Simone's Halloween Party
DRUNK DUNK

Simone's Halloween Party

You go through the trouble of sticking your face in a tub of water to bob for an apple at most Halloween parties—and what's your reward? An apple. Well, Simone's will see your apple and raise you a shot of its house-made pumpkin moonshine for your efforts.

No cost, 6pm, Oct 31, Simone's, 960 W. 18th St (at Morgan), 312-666-8601

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