You find pumpkins to be so passé. Haunted houses are not good for your blood pressure.
Well, aren't we just the Halloween scrooge?
How does dressing like a flapper and celebrating the one-year anniversary of Room21 on Halloween Eve sound instead? The South Side Jerry Kleiner institution (2110 S. Wabash Ave.) throws a party fit for a building that was once Al Capone's biggest liquor warehouse and speakeasy on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-10 p.m. Imagine the ghosts in this place.
A live swing-jazz band called Miss Rhythm and the Makers, vintage car display, and professional dancers from Gallaxie are all on the agenda. Guests can even partake in swing dancing lessons. Passed appetizers like buttermilk fried chicken wings, crispy duck rolls, sun-dried tomato, spinach and feta wontons are on the menu, as well as selected beer, wine and signature drinks.
$50 in advance, $75 at door -- call Room21 at 312-328-1198 for reservations.
Oh yeah, and dressing like a flapper or bootlegger is encouraged. You're not getting out of the Halloween spirit entirely.