5 things to do today: Thursday, October 31
North Halsted Halloween Parade See some of the city's most outlandish Halloween costumes during Boystown's 17th annual parade down Halsted Street. On Halsted from Belmont to Addison. 7pm.
Halloween with XXXY Manchester's XXXY is both nostalgic for divas and beats of the '90s and looking to push house into the future. He's the kind of chic, heady, retro-funky technician you'd expect at Primary. For Halloween, the Brit is joined by Slim Brit (who's from Milwaukee), Marc Miller and Them Flavors four some colorful 4/4 to get your moving in your costume (which is likely Ryan Gosling in Drive). Primary. 10pm. $15–$20.
Detholz! + Manishevitz After bidding us farewell at the Empty Bottle two years ago, the Detholz! reunite to rekindle Jukebox of the Dead, a Halloween tradition that dates back to 2001. Performing a set of offbeat covers oflt contemporary and soft rock favorites like “Dancing on the Ceiling” and “Sussudio,” the group will attempt to replicate the setlist of its original 2001 performance. Hideout. 9pm. $12.
OPERA & CLASSICAL
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Haitnik And Ax Pianist Emmanuel Ax and conductor Bernard Haitnik team up to perform Mozart’s major-key Piano Concerto No. 27, one of his sparser latter concertos, followed by Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4. Symphony Center. 8pm–10pm.
Halloween Wine Bash at Quartino Celebrate Halloween the Italian way at Quartino's annual Halloween wine bash. Skip the fun-size Snickers and munch on appetizers and sip wine. There's a costume contest too, so don't forget to dress up. Quartino. 7pm–9pm. $20.