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Halloween weekend is a shitshow pretty much anywhere you go, but Halloween in Chicago seems to carry a certain extra element of desparation to it. As the seasons change from sweater weather and fall colors to intolerable bullshit, we don't really have much to look forward to. Instead we face freezing weather, furniture in the streets to mark our parking territory, family time for the holidays (kill me now), and not even one single sundress to look forward to until May! Halloween in Chicago, therefore, is somewhat of a last hurrah - And this week's party options are defintiely reflective of that reality. The obvious 800lb Gorilla in the dance scene is React's Freaky Deaky. Our newest writer, Niki, has already covered most of the details here; but as the festival is going to be a series of parties spanning three cities this year, I'll be including each of them in ths week's round-up. This week's featured mix comes from my good friend Matt Carpenter, aka Shako. I met Matt just over a year ago in Rochester, NY while visiting one of my exes. I was highly impressed with his production along with his skills behind the decks, and am finally proud to present what I hope is the fist of many guest mixes by Shako. Hit play, enjoy, and read up on what you can look forward to this weekend!

Thursday, October 26

Cerise Rooftop

For those of you looking for something relatively low key on a school night, Chicago promoter and collective 3feetdeep promises a local night this Thursday at Cerise Rooftop on top of the Virgin Hotel. They're doing a costume party and prizes for best male and female costumes. Party: 3feetdeep Halloween Location: 203 N Wabash Ave Support By: Ghost, Twitchin Skratch, Home Team, Berko Doors: 9PM - 1AM, 21+ Tickets: Say "3feetdeep" to security in the hotel lobby for free entry

Concord Music Hall

Party: Freaky Deaky: Kayzo Doghouse Takeover Location: 2047 N Milwaukee Ave Headline Act: Kayzo Support By: Riot Ten and JayKode Doors: 8PM - 12AM, 17+ Tickets: $25 on Ticketfly

Friday, October 27

The MID

If I was going to be in Chicago this weekend, this is where you'd find me on Friday. How anyone could want to be anywhere other than in a room with Felix da Housecat, Eyes Everywhere, Gene Farris, and Steve Gerard is beyond me. Party: Gene Farris and Friends: Frightmare before Christmas Location: 306 N Halsted st Headline Act: Felix Da Housecat Support By: Gene Farris, Eyes Everywhere, Steve Gerard Doors: 10PM - 4AM, 21+ Tickets: $15-20 at Ticketfly

Aragon Ballroom

Party: Freaky Deaky: Oliver Heldens, Klingande, Drezo Location: 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL 60640 Headline Act: Oliver Heldens Support By: Klingande, Drezo Doors: 18+ Tickets: $30-40 on Ticketmaster

The Mine Music Hall

Party: Haunted Deep: Cassy B2B Heidi Location: 1431 W Lake St Headline Act: Cassy B2B Heidi Support By: Jason Patrick, Chris Robert, Meister, Stacey Pullen, Shaun Reeves, Max Jacobson b2b Ari Frank, Dimi Bowie Doors: 10PM - 4AM Tickets: $10-25 on Ticketfly

Concord Music Hall

Party: Freaky Deaky: Kingdom at Concord Location: 2047 N Milwaukee Ave Headline Act: Gorgon City Support By: Lee Foss, Kidnap Kid Doors: 8PM - 1AM, 17+ Tickets: $22-26 at Ticketfly

Underground TBA

If you're looking for a true underground, this is the spot for you. Party: Gotham V Location: Secret location TBA Headline Act: Joey Beltram Support By: Robert Armani, Hyperactive, Paul Johnson, Microdot, Rob Threezy, Mark Angel, DJ LT Doors: 10PM - 7AM Tickets: $20-25 on Eventbrite

Underground TBA

Party: Nightsweat Presents: ANNA Location: Secret Location TBA Headline Act: ANNA Support By: Max Jacobson, Mia Wallace, Bucky + Marea, Jason Mitchell Doors: 11PM - 7AM Tickets: $15-25 on Resident Advisor

Saturday, October 28

The MID

Party: Cheat Codes 'Too Easy Tour' Location: 306 N Halsted Headline Act: Cheat Codes Support By: Cade, Goodsex, Crystal Knives Doors: 10PM - 5AM, 21+ Tickets: $15-25 on Ticketfly

Estate

Party: Afterlife & Paradigm Presents: Halloween W/UMEK Location: 1177 N Elston Ave Headline Act: UMEK Support By: Kings of Cla$$ b2b Dangerwayne, Dbot, Twitchin Skratch, Jame$ Dean Doors: 9PM - 2AM, 21+ Tickets: $15-30 on Ticketfly

Underground TBA

Party: Rituals 2 Year Anniversary: Unraveled Location: Secret Location TBA Headline Act: Kenny Glasgow Support By: Dabura b2b Derek Specs, Inphinity, Hiroko, Blu 9, Mia Wallace Doors: 10PM - late Tickets: $15-30 on Ticketfly

Underground TBA

Party: Halloween 2017 Location: Secret Location TBA Headline Act: Timid Boy Support By: Alan Nieves, Dustin Sheridan, Harry Peru, Pelle Doors: 10PM - 7AM, 21+ Tickets: $15 on Resident Advisor

Aragon Ballroom

Party: Freaky Deaky: Dillon Francis Location: 1106 W Lawrence Ave Headline Act: Dillon Francis Support By: What So Not Doors: 9PM - 12AM, 18+ Tickets: $45 on Ticketmaster