Sink your fangs into Jake Melnick's Halloween-themed burger. (Jake Melnick's Corner Tap )
Pumpkin Pie Doughnuts
Firecakes 68 W. Hubbard St. 312-329-6500
Give thanks for these new seasonal, sugared cake donuts made with local pumpkin puree and pie spices and topped with traditional pumpkin pie filling and candied pecans. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. $2.97 each.
Fish Fry Wednesday
The Savoy 1408 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-698-6925
No need to wait for Friday; dig into this mid-week version of the traditional fish fry featuring one pound of beer-battered cod served with smashed potatoes, savory slaw, housemade tartar, pickled hot sauce and—to wash it all down—a Cisco lager. 5-10 p.m. $20.
Helloween 4 Burger
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap 41 E. Superior St. 312-266-0400
Sink your fangs into the Streeterville spot's sequel to its original seasonal burger, which features a habanero and cheddar patty topped with ghost pepper mayo, guacamole, crispy cayenne onions and pepper jack cheese on a toasted brioche bun. 11:30 a.m.-midnight. $13.95; or $14.95 with a draft beer
"The Walking Dead" Trivia Night
The Atlantic Bar 5062 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-506-7090
Your knowledge of flesh-eating zombies, post-apocalyptic behavior and plot points from the AMC series all come in handy during this themed trivia challenge for individuals and teams hosted by Project 891 Theatre Company, which also features a candy giveaway for Halloween-costumed competitors—"The Walking Dead" or not—plus $4 Atlantic ale drafts and prizes for trivia and costume contest winners. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation.
(Free!) "H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, A Radio Drama"
Jefferson Memorial Park 4822 N. Long Ave. 773-283-7071
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles' panic-inducing radio broadcast about Martians invading Earth, The Gift Theatre performs artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton's reimagining of H.G. Wells' tale, re-set in 1938 Chicago. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday. Phone RSVP recommended.
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Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.