Franken Plaza is central to Chicagoween and takes place in Daley Plaza, lasting throughout the fest. Midnight Circus will kick off Franken Plaza and continue to perform at different times each day. A Chicago-based performance group, Midnight Circus features performers from across the world from actors to acrobats and contortionists to musicians. After the opening day performance will be an outdoor screening of Little Shop of Horrors and an encore performance by Midnight Circus.
Monster Bash will take place at Franken Plaza on Saturday, October 27, and will include a costume contest, hayrides, trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and a harvest marketplace with hands-on demonstrations. A “Batbuck” game show, FCBC educational theatre presentation of Thriller, and Radio Disney will also be a part of the agenda. Midnight Circus will again close the day with an early evening presentation.
Franken Plaza will continue throughout the weekend until Tuesday, October 30, and will offer magic shows, Dave Herzog's Marionettes (a classic marionette variety show for all ages), and continued arts and crafts. There will also be events geared towards younger children and toddlers, including Miss Lori and the Campus Kids sing-a-long events, as well as Storyteller Oba William King.
Also part of city-wide Chicagoween is Spooky Science at the Museum of Science and Industry, running from October 13 to Halloween. A series of Halloween themed live science presentations, most of Spooky Science is included with museum admission. This will include a festive chemistry show, pumpkin smashing, eyeball dissection, the hands on Idea Factory, and other science based activities.
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