Oct 19-20, Jack-o-lantern Spectacular, Washington Park Springfield. Hundreds of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins on display 6 pm – 10 pm· Free shuttles will operate from 5:45-10:30 p.m. from the Sacred Heart-Griffin West Campus parking lot.
October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31 Rocky Horror Picture Show, Charleston, Alley Theater.
Oct 20, 42nd Annual State of Illinois Invitational Marching Band Competition, ISU Hancock Stadium, Bloomington.
Oct 20, Boo Bash, Children's Discovery Museum, Normal. Come in costume for trick or treating in the exhibits, go on a pumpkin hunt and listen to some not so spooky story telling. Cost: $10 passholder/$12 non-passholder.
Oct 20, Sugar Grove Nature Center hosts an Autumn Celebration from 10 am to 5 pm. Live music, nature walks, an old tyme medicine show all for $2 per person, toddler and babies free.
Oct 20, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington at 7:30 pm.
Oct 21, Peter and the Wolf, Hoogland Center for the Performing Arts, Springfield. Performances at 2 pm and 6 pm, $10 adults, $6 children.
Oct 21, The Blue Man Group, Prairie Capitol Convention Center, Springfield.
Oct 21, 28, Victorian All Hallows Eve at the David Davis Mansion, Bloomington at 5 pm. Reservations required. Hear traditional 19th century eerie stories & learn some amusing superstitions. Then gypsies will read your tea leaves to tell your fortune. $18.
Oct 23, STOMP! Sangamon Auditorium at 7:30 pm, Springfield.
Oct 26, 27, 28, The Laramie Project, Charleston Community Theater, Tarble Arts Center, EIU, Charleston.
Oct 28, Halloween at Miller Park Zoo, 1-3 pm, show off your Halloween costume and enjoy face painting, crafts, up close creepy animal encounters, and a costume parade.
Oct 31, Evening with Poe, Allerton Retreat Center, candle light mansion tours, Edgar Allen Poe stories, Monticello.