This week’s Priceless Things To Do will have you singing along with Charli XCX, having a riot with wine and watching a movie under the stars. There’s only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!

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Photo Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Sonos

Photo Credit: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Sonos


Clap For Charli XCX

Date: Monday, October 13

Charli XCX is coming to the Lincoln Hall on North Lincoln Avenue this Monday for her “XCX Tour.” The Cambridge, England native has reached pop-culture stardom recently in the United States with her single “Boom Clap” reaching the number one spot on both the US Dance Airplay and Mainstream Top 40 Billboard Charts. Charli XCX also appeared as a featured artist on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” which topped charts in four different countries. This tour precedes the release of her second studio album, Sucker, which comes out December 16th. The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets start at $20.

Photo Credit: trurestaurant.com

Photo Credit: trurestaurant.com


Have Your S’Mores And Eat Them Too

Date: Tuesday, October 14

Treat yourself to a plate of dessert tonight – or two. Tuesday, October 14th is National Dessert Day and Tru on N. St. Clair Street is a great place to celebrate the holiday. Tru is a progressive French restaurant but they have found a way to set their dessert menu apart from the competition with an infusion of American s’mores. When you order from the Prix Fixe menu Executive Chef Anthony Martin takes the standard graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow combination and creates a delicious piece of art. Martin uses his artist background to create tiny dioramas with his s’mores that will be just as appeasing to your eyes as they are to your stomach! Tru closes at 10:00 p.m. and their full menu is available on the restaurant’s website.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock


Spend A Night With The Gravedigger

Date: Wednesday, October 15

Halloween is right around the corner and that means Frankenstein’s monster will soon be everywhere, including the First Folio Theatre. “The Gravedigger” fills in the gap between the strangulation of Dr. Frankenstein’s wife at the hands of his own monster and his rescue by a passing ship in the frozen arctic that opens the classic tale of Mary Shelley’s original horror novel. As the play unfolds, you witness the monster’s journey towards achieving humanity while the doctor simultaneously loses grasp of his own. The show is suited for adults and is likely not appropriate for children. General admission is $29 and students/seniors cost $25. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Photo Credit: Thinkstock


Have A Wine Riot

Date: Friday, October 17

Wine Riot returns to Chicago this Friday at the Great Hall at Union Station. Sample any number of the 250+ wine varieties from all around the globe. In addition to the wine tasting, the riot also provides a team of wine experts to bring you interactive booths and crash courses with tips and tricks for getting the most out of your wine drinking experience. Temporary tattoos, a photo booth and an all-night DJ add even more entertainment to an already eventful evening. The Wine Riot lasts from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and costs $60 for admission.

Photo Credit: rt. 34 drive-in’s Facebook group

Photo Credit: rt. 34 drive-in’s Facebook group


See A Flick At Route 34

Date: Sunday, October 19

The Route 34 Drive-In Theatre on E. 12th Road combines the classic old school audio and projectile screenings of yesterday and combines them with the hit movies of today. This Sunday you can enjoy two critically acclaimed comedies without even leaving the driver’s seat. Route 34 will be showing a double feature of 22 Jump Street (starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill) and Sex Tape (starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel). The theatre opens at 6:30 p.m. and the first movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Kids (5-12) cost $6, seniors (62+) cost $7 and adults (13+) cost $8. The theatre only accepts cash and there is no alcohol or outdoor cooking allowed on the premises.

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