10/24 — Free screening of the 2008 kids’ movie “Igor” and a costume contest with prizes and free portraits
10/18 — “Proven” screens at Chicago Filmmakers, followed by an after party at the Darkroom
10/26-10/31 — Donate your hair at Jonathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa and get a free haircut
10/15 — Free first installment of “Adler After Dark,” the Planetarium’s monthly 21+ after-hours party
10/10 — Free massages, canapes, and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream at the Affinia Hotel
10/10 — Lillstreet Art Center presents the Harvest Arts and Jazz Festival at its new Lakeside, MI location
10/4 — Ceramic artist Joseph Pintz holds a free workshop at Northwestern University
10/1 — Free fashion show at V Live with complimentary Hennesy Black and hors d’oeuvres
10/4 — Tortoise plays a free show at Reckless Records
On Thu 10/1, Chicago’s Downtown Farmstand (66 E. Randolph), which stocks products grown or made within 250 miles of Chicago, celebrates its one-year anniversary by giving away a variety of Seedling apples from 11 AM to 7 PM. Melissa Graham of Purple Asparagus will be on hand from noon to 2 PM to share ideas […]
10/1 — Free prints by Elke Claus, Angee Lennard, Lloyd Patterson Jr., and Jeremy Onsmith from Columbia College’s Anchor Graphics shop
9/29 — Free cocktail-mixing class and tasting at the Hard Rock Hotel.
9/24 — Free shows on the last day of the 2009 Chicago World Music Festival
The second-to-last day of Chicago’s World Music Festival offers several free shows at a variety of venues; see our comprehensive festival guide for a complete schedule and reviews of every act by Reader critics.
10/6-10/27 — REI’s free Chipotle lunch and outdoor sporting lectures, every Tuesday in October