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Caramel Apple Launch
Beavers Coffee & Donuts Chicago French Market 131 N. Clinton St. 773-392-1300
Sink your teeth into a Michigan Granny Smith apple hand-dipped in caramel and finished with your choice of s’mores, turtle or chocolate coconut topping and garnished with a doughnut. Not at the French Market? Track down the roaming truck’s location via @beaversdonuts or at beaversdonuts.com. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 each.
Acadia 1639 S. Wabash Ave. 312-360-9500
Enter through the alley for a German-style bash including brined, smoked pork chops, four types of sausages, wiener schnitzel, liver cheese, five side dishes and black forest cupcakes plus Half Acre beer, red and white wines and live music by John Sabal (3 p.m.) and Mr. Blotto (5 p.m.). 2-8 p.m. $25. Phone RSVP recommended.
Rebar 401 N. Wabash Ave. 312-588-8000
Conjure up the season at the Trump International Hotel & Tower’s bar with $18 potions including The Horseman, a variation on the Manhattan made with house-aged cinnamon apple Irish whiskey with bitters and pumpkin ice cubes; and the Frankenstein, a twist on the zombie cocktail with your choice of fresh-squeezed citrus options. 4 p.m.-midnight.
“The Life and Death of Madam Barker”
Red Tape Theatre at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 621 W. Belmont Ave.
Steampunk rules in the world premiere of this dark musical comedy show featuring 500 Clown’s Molly Brennan, Chicago singer-songwriter John Fournier and a cast of 15 additional actors and musicians who explore the adventures of the title character, which span from a whaling ship to medieval France to a women’s prison. 8 p.m. Through Nov. 10. $25. Tickets: redtapetheatre.org.
(Free!) Pumpkin Carving Demo
Eno Wine Bar Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile 505 N. Michigan Ave. 312-321-8738
Join professional pumpkin carving master Steve Dahlke on the outdoor patio as he works his magic on a 300-pound specimen. Executive chef Randy Reed adds to the festivities with a complimentary “trick or treat.” 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
RSVP for the Oct. 16 five-course dinner with Revolution pairings at Dimo’s Pizza Six Corners (1615 N. Damen Ave.): brownpapertickets.com/event/484922.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.