Getting Massacred at the Music Box

Plus VeganMania Festival, the Handmade Market, and the Chicago Marathon.

By Hunter Clauss
|  Saturday, Oct 10, 2009  |  Updated 10:55 AM CDT
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Getting Massacred at the Music Box

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HORROR-MOVIE BONANZA: The 24-hour Movie Box Massacre kicks off at the Music Box, screening horror classics like “Re-Animator,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2,” and “Carrie.” This festival also includes a costume contest, but if you forget your costume, there’s a make-up booth where you can get zombie-fied. 3733 N. Southport Ave.; Lakeview. Begins at noon. $33 at the door or $27 in advance.

FOR THE VEGANS: Bad vegan food can taste like food from a future, post-apocalyptic world where real food has been repeatedly recycled and tastes like dirt. But don’t let one bad experience keep you from exploring VeganMania Festival at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, where you can find plenty of non-dairy and non-meat items. The first 100 people ages 16 and older receive a gift bag full of vegan products. 1419 W. Blackhawk St.; Noble Square. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

DIY GOODIES: The Handmade Market hits the Empty Bottle with 32 vendors selling anything from purses to paper crafts. The event is open for those 21 and older, but parents can bring their kids. 1035 N. Western Ave.; Humboldt Park. Noon to 4 p.m. Free.

EXPLODING BOYS: If anyone can make mimes somewhat more exciting (or less lame), place your bets on the Neo-Furutist Dean Evans’ dark comedy “Magical Exploding Boy,” which runs at the Charnel House Chicago. This one-man show features a child with mind-control powers, an outer-space drifter, and an amoeba trying to make a life of its own. 3421 W. Fullerton Ave.; Logan Square. 8 p.m. $10.

LACE UP: The 32nd annual Chicago Marathon begins Sunday morning in Grant Park, and event organizers are preparing for more than 40,000 runners. Race organizers have also put together a spectator guide that provides helpful tips about reunite with runners. Grant Park. 7:30 a.m.

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