Posts Tagged ‘oktoberfest’

Laura Lodewyck, NBC5 Street Team

The Chicago Horror Film Festival runs this weekend (9/25-9/27), prepping you for all the gory, slutty fun of the Halloween season with such features as a horror fashion show, “I Want to Hear You Scream” and “Zombie Pinup” contests, and of course, some deliciously disgusting horror films. Hosted by Mr. Willy and his beautiful minions, the festival promises to make good on its promise for “babes…blood…booze”.


But wait, you say, it’s not even October yet! St. Alphonsus’ famed Oktoberfest has got that covered. Their traditional celebration continues the heritage of the original German immigrants who founded St. Alphonus in 1882, updated with top local bands, activities for kids, and beer, beer, beer.

If that sounds a little too traditional for you, there’s always the No Pants Party at Crobar on Saturday… which is exactly what it sounds like. No pants (or skirts!) allowed. Attending in your  undies gets you in for free, no cover all night long.


Email me at llodewyck@nudehippo.com with your favorite under-discovered events, and check out my reports with Nude Hippo  at NudeHippo.com and NBCChicago.com

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Marcus Riley, NBC5 Street Team (video)

Watch the weekly “Word On The Street” segment on 24/7 Chicago: Secrets of the City,” at 12:05 a.m., immediately following Saturday Night Live on NBC5.

For this week’s segment we headed to the Windy City Wine Festival to talk about some of the events coming up this week. I’ve never personally been to the Universoul Circus, but I’m told it’s quite the spectacle. It kicks off Wednesday in Washington Park. Think about your traditional circus under the big top, but with an added international and urban edge. Log onto to http://www.universoulcircus.com for more information or call (773) 256-1248.

It may be September, but it’s never too early to get a jump on Oktoberfest. Berghoff Restaurant will help you in that respect, with an Oktoberfest celebration running Wednesday through Friday this week at Federal Plaza Square (219 S. Dearborn St.). The free event features live music, food, drinks and raffles. You may have to sneak out of work for this one, as the festivities kick off at 11:45 a.m. each day and the last band takes the stage at 5 p.m.

If you wanted to do something outside of the city limits next weekend, Wheaton is a good option for the DuPage County Fall Festival. This free festival features a 5k run and walk, food vendors, a craft fair, a car show, live music and much more. It will be held Saturday at the DuPage Convalescent Center (400 N. County Farm Road). Call (630) 784-4495 for more information.

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