Weekend: Scary Good Times


SCARY STUFF: Get in the Halloween spirit by heading over to the Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier. Weave your way through a maze of zombies, vampires and various monsters all trying their best to scare the bejeezus out of you. HauntedHouseChicago.com called this the best of its kind in the city, and you have until the end of the month to check it out. 600 E. Grand Ave. $20-$25.

RETRO SHOPPING: If this week's focus on fashion has left you feeling inspired, head over to Modern Vintage Chicago Saturday and Sunday. The show some refer to as the "Barney's of Vintage," mixes vintage dealers from across the country alongside local designer talent. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington St.), $10

TRUMPET ON: South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela brings his US Fall tour to the Chicago's Symphony Center on Friday. The trumpeter shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 70, performing with the London Symphony Orchestra this year and at the 2010 World Cup opening ceremony, or if you're old enough, you could have caught him back in 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival on the same bill as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Did we mention the word "legend?" 8 p.m., 220 South Michigan Ave., Tickets $28-$50

Live 4 MUSIC: Chicago's Stephanie Castagnier is getting more famous by the week as she progresses through "The Apprentice," but she spends most of her day-to-day life trying to help others. The founder of Child Cause, a non-profit organization that provide a peer network for teens affected by AIDS and substance abuse, is hosting a concert at John F. Kennedy High School Saturday with American Idol finalist Shaun Barrowes. Proceeds go toward Castagnier's organization and for funding music education at the school. 7 p.m., 6325 W 56th St, $7

BIRTHDAY BASH: Nightclub/restaurant Pasha celebrates its 1-year anniversary Friday and Saturday night with an array of live entertainment that includes belly dancer Alexandria, Brazilian samba dancers, live appearances from DJ Atone, DJ Bremo, drummer Johnny D and the renowned Bandoleros. Feast on tasty tapas and cocktails while taking in all the action. 802 West Randolph St., Reservations suggested

PUB CREEPIN': You've got to hand it to the Boystown crew for knowing how to do Halloween right. Get the party started Saturday afternoon at the Northalsted Horny Devil Pub Crawl, a warmup to next weekend's huge Halloween parade. Buy a ticket at the Center on Halsted and start crawling to area bars such as Spin, Circuit Night Club, D.S. Tequila Company and Little Jim's with plenty of drink specials along the way. 2-8 p.m., 3656 N. Halsted St., $5-$10

GREEN CATWALK: Chicago Fashion Focus closes with a green bang on Sunday with Vert Couture, an eco-conscious runway show and charity event benefiting Chicago Gateway Green. "Sexy and Sustainable" all goes down at the ginormous North Avenue Mercedes Benz dealership. The catwalk will feature the Spring/Summer 2011 lines of some of Chicago's top sustainable and fair trade designers. 3 p.m., 1520 W. North Ave., Tickets $35-$75

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