Sit. Stay. Roll over. Good weekend.
What: The gothic tale recast as a moody, classical ballet.
Why: It raises the barre.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Alma Dance Company at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., at Golf Rd., Skokie (847-673-6300).
In the Realms of the Unreal
What: Film about the reclusive life of Chicago outsider artist Henry Darger.
Why: He’s the real deal.
When: Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Where: Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., at North Ave. (312-642-4600).
Collaboraction’s Beggars’ Banquet
What: Theater company fundraiser has two parties — Dia de los Muertos, with dinner, live auctions, and performances and Noche de los Vivos, with live salsa, DJ, and dancing.
Why: Beggars can be choosers.
When: Sat. Dia, 6:30 p.m.; Noche, 10 p.m.
Where: The Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., at Clark St. Tickets at 312-226-9633 or online at collaboraction.tix.com.
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury Trunk Show
What: School of the Art Institute grad shows off her ethereal, super-textured fall and spring designs.
Why: Clothes call.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Habit, 1951 W. Division St., at Damen Ave. (773-342-0093).
What: Reserve a locally and sustainably raised bird from Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm through Provenance Food & Wine.
Why: Baste not, want not.
When: Before Nov. 11.
Where: Turkeys delivered Nov. 17 to Provenance, 2528 N. California Ave., at Altgeld St. (773-384-0699).
Photo Credit: Audia