5 Things to Do: October 16-18

Halloween comes early this weekend with the family-friendly Spooktacular in Glenview. Or, plan a date night or girls’ night out at Art Attack, a Nicholas Sparks book signing, or the newest exhibit at the Chicago History Museum.

Plus, if you’re thinking about adopting a dog or cat, don’t miss PAWS Chicago’s mega adoption event in Highland Park.

Halloween Spooktacular

Photo courtesy of the Glenview Park Center.

Oct. 16
Glenview

Start the Halloween fun a little early with inflatables, face painting, crafts, games and more entertainment at the Glenview Park Center. Costumes are optional.

Art Attack

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NSAL Board President Denise Siegel (Photo courtesy of event.)

Oct. 16
Winnetka

Take a stroll through the Hubbard Woods Design District and browse artwork or talk to artists. And don’t miss the after party at Get Dwell.

Nicholas Sparks

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Oct. 16
Winnetka

Nicholas Sparks will be in Winnetka to introduce his newest novel, “See Me.” You must purchase a copy of the book from The Book Stall. (Author Rainbow Rowell will also be in Winnetka on Oct. 18. Find more information here.)

Chicago Authored

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Photo courtesy of the Chicago History Museum.

Opens Oct. 17
Chicago

The first-ever entirely crowd-sourced museum exhibit opens this weekend at the Chicago History Museum. The café-style space is filled with works from writers who explore the history of our favorite city.

Angels With Tails

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Photo by Claire Demos.

Oct. 18
Highland Park

For the first time ever, PAWS Chicago is bringing this adoption event to Highland Park. If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, this is the perfect time to meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens as you stroll Central Avenue in Downtown Highland Park.

Bonus

  • The YWomen Leadership Awards on Oct. 15 will honor Sunny Fischer, Delores Holmes and Blair Brettschneider. Buy your tickets here.
  • Posh Essentials is hosting “Get FITed,” a free bra fitting event, Oct. 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plus, throughout the month, bring in a new or gently used bra to donate to The Bra Recyclers and receive 15 percent off for each bra you bring in during October.