The Weekend Guide

ami saraiya and the outcome at halloween shakedown!

Thrills and chills.

Halloween Shakedown
Local bands Ami Saraiya & The Outcome (haunting gypsy punk), Fandanguero (Mexican fusion), and Mucca Pazza (punk rock marches) scare up fun at the gig benefiting Logan Square Neighborhood Association.
Why: Give your costume a trial run.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.
Where: Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., at Logan Blvd. (773-252-6179). Tickets ($15) online at stayclassy.org.

Eccentric Roadside Art Bike Tour
Pedal under freeways, alongside viaducts, and through parks to see some of the city’s kookiest works of art on the guide-led, twelve-mile excursion.
Why: Brake for architectural curiosities, funky painted signs, murals, bizarre yard art, and unexpected community decorations.
When: Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Where: Begin at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Chicago Ave. (312-243-9088). Tickets ($20) online at art.org.

Susanna Farms
Ramble out to the country for hayrides, a corn maze, and pumpkin picking at the friendly ma-and-pa place.
Why: You’d be out of your gourd to miss the pumpkin muffins.
When: Thru Oct. 30. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 24153 W. Town Line Rd., b/t Rts. 59 & 83, Lake Villa (847-838-0798). Admission is free; activities are individually priced.

Coco Pazzo’s Fall Menu
Chef/partner Chris Macchia casts an autumnal glow on dishes like tortelli stuffed with pheasant and pistachios, and roasted beet and ricotta tart.
Why: The bumper crop of eighteen vegetarian selections.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 300 W. Hubbard St., at Franklin St. (312-836-0900).

Not Your Granny’s Panties Vintage Shopping Event
Eskell, Gaudy God, and Muse Vintage pool clothing, shoes, belts, and jewelry from a range of decades.
Why: Find something new in the work/play black dresses from Eskell’s fall 2011 collection.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Eskell, 1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Honore St. (773-486-0830).

Photo: Courtesy of Ami Saraiya & The Outcome

24153 W Townline Rd
bt Rtes 59 & 83
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
300 W Hubbard St
@ Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654
1509 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Honore St
Chicago, IL 60622
Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Blvd
@ Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647