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The Chicago Traveler

Weekend Events (Oct 17-19, ‘08)

by Matt B on October 16th, 2008

' The 44th Annual Chicago International Film Festival begins this weekend, featuring over 100 films from 46 countries. (ends Oct 29)

french flag' More than five dozen vendors from Chicago will sell art, antiques, jewelry, and more at the Fall French Market. The fair also includes French cooking demonstrations and kids' activities. (Oct 17-19)

' Sixty local and national chefs are featured at the 20th annual Celebrity Chef Ball, including Top Chef: Chicago winner Stephanie Izard, contestant Valerie Bonan, and Top Chef: New York contender Radhika Desai. (Oct 17)

' Oracle Productions holds their third installment of terrifying entertainment, Disturbed III. The audience stands still against the walls of a dark room during this 15-minute performance, while the action pops out from every unexpected corner. (through Nov 1)

dog skeleton' If your pup's costume is just as great as yours (or better), enter him into the Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest in Margate Park, where winners in categories Best Homemade and Best Store-Bought will take home prizes. (Oct 18)

' Teams compete for a $500 prize in the outdoor B.A.G.S. (Bars Against Gun Shootings) Cornhole Tournament at Uncle Fatty's. WKSC-FM 103.5 broadcasts live from the event, which includes food, a costume contest, and a raffle. (Oct 18)

' Sample wines from Kafka Wine Company and Italian food from Buca di Beppo on the Wind and Waves Tour, a two-hour architectural boat tour down the Chicago River. (Oct 18, Nov 15)

hair types' Check out some wild looks created by seven local hairdressers at Spin's Hair Ball. The event, which includes veggie appetizers and a silent auction, benefits the Tree House Humane Society. (Oct 18)

' Can't get enough apple pie? Sample entries from 90 amateur bakers ($2 each) at the 4th Annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest. The event includes a silent auction, a cash raffle, and live music. (Oct 19)

' Support the American Cancer Society this month. Walk five miles as part of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to raise funds for medical research. (Oct 19)

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