Monday's best bets: North Halsted Street Halloween Parade, Apteka, more
ART & DESIGN
“Todd Diederich: We”
Diederich exhibits photographs of Englewood, Lawndale, Humboldt Park and Garfield Park. ACRE Projects, 1913 W 17th St (acreresidency.org). Noon–4pm. FREE.
GAY & LESBAN
North Halsted Street Halloween Parade
Revelers of all persuasions head to Halsted Street in Boystown as its energetic and outrageous nightlife scene suits up for Halloween. As one of the city’s most anticipated fall celebrations, the annual parade includes some expected Boystown shenanigans such as retro entertainment, but there’s plenty of all-ages fun on tap, too: Costume-contest categories include kids, pets and adults. 7pm. Starts at Halsted St and Belmont Ave.
While it’s nice to see Billy Corgan again get his act together, write some proper tunes and not berate his fans, the fact is this local act is out-smashing Smashing Pumpkins. Apteka’s storming new Gargoyle Days, the release of which it celebrates here, makes the new Jane’s Addiction sound hugely unnecessary, too. Empty Bottle, 9:30pm, FREE!
Yeah, another bunch of twentysomethings singing about the beach, bygone youth and suburban malaise. But the crystalline jangle of the New Jersey trio’s Days might be the apex of modern downer indie. Lincoln Hall, 9pm, $15, 18 and older.
Butoh LAB: Fall 2011
On Monday evenings through Nov 14, go deep into Butoh practice with Nicole LeGette. This series requires no previous training or experience, just an interest in sensorially rich, image-based movement study. For further information and to register, visit blushingpoppy.org. Chicago Cultural Center, Dance Studio (77 E Randolph St, 773-871-0872, hedwigdances.com). 5:30–6:45pm; $75 for five weeks.