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Division Ale House 1942 W. Division At. 773-384-6886
Don your cheesiest yachting attire for a three-course dinner with entree options including grilled mahi-mahi with mango-pear salsa or prime rib au jus plus four drink tickets, a beach background for photo ops and a dance party with plenty of yacht rock. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $40. RSVP required by noon.
Resurrection Wine Bash
Quartino 626 N. State St. 312-698-5000
The restaurant brings back its signature tasting party for one night only featuring wine, sangria, Peroni beer, pizza, house-cured Italian meats and more, plus a costume contest on the balcony. 7-9 p.m. $20.
Dance 'Til You're Dead
The Southern 1840 W. North Ave. 773-342-1840
The Four Star Brass Band performs a New Orleans-style jazz funeral procession (8 p.m.) to kick off a Halloween dance bash featuring $8 craft cocktails such as the Freddy's Pumpkin (housemade pumpkin butter, Monkey Shoulder scotch, orange juice, bitters). Arrive early for a 7-8 p.m. hosted Reyka vodka reception. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.
Dana Hotel 660 N. State St. 312-202-6000
Step into the supernatural with a 7 p.m. five-story straitjacket escape by magician Carl Michael—to honor the 87th anniversary of Houdini's death—plus a 10 p.m. metamorphosis illusion by Dennis Watkins, parlor tricks on the Vertigo Sky Lounge outdoor patio, lobby tarot card readers and psychics and strolling parlor and street magic by Nick Roy and AJ Sacco. 7 p.m.-midnight. No cover.
Seven Stories (The Line Between)
Martin's Corner 2056 W. 22nd Place 773-847-5515
Get your fright night on at this live lit bash where drag entertainer Natalia Ivantafuk hosts dark multimedia tales by Chicago writers DJ Howard, Ben Kramer, Jeff Dittburner, Claire Longeway and others plus horror movie trivia, Halloween-themed games, open mic, beats by DJ Augustine Marron and a costume contest with a $50 cash prize. 8 p.m. $5.
REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY
Arrive at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.) clearly dressed in an art-themed costume for free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Julia Borcherts is a RedEye special contributor.