Tim Lapetino celebrates the launch of his book Art of Atari at Logan Arcade on Thu 10/27.

Sure, you could spend the week fretting about the World Series, but there are plenty of distractions from Cubs mania. Here’s some of what we recommend:

Mon 10/24: Quantum Monk at Links Hall (3111 N. Constellation) is a performance featuring dancer and choreographer Fujima Yoshinojo, artist and musician Tatsu Aoki, and Rami Atassi modernizing the traditional Japanese classical dance piece “Makasho.” 7:30 PM

Mon 10/24: Stand-up Joe Mande—also a writer on Parks and Recreation, The Kroll Show, and the new sitcom The Good Place—stops by Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln) on his Drake-inspired Autumn Sixteen tour. 8 PM

Joe Mande tells jokes at Lincoln Hall on Mon 10/24.Credit: Getty Images for Variety

For Halloween Logan Square’s Emporium Arcade Bar (2363 N. Milwaukee) has transformed into a Haunted Hotel where guests check in but don’t check out—at least, not until close. Tickets include one drink. 7 PM-1 AM

Spooky patrons take over Emporium Arcade Bar’s Haunted Hotel this week.Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Tue 10/25: Nonprofit bicycle shop Working Bikes celebrates its 17th birthday with food, music, drinks, and a silent auction at Lagunitas Tap Room (2607 W. 17th). All proceeds from the event support the group’s global and local programs. 5:30 PM

Working Bikes celebrates 17 years with a fund-raiser at Lagunitas Tap Room.Credit: Courtesy Working Bikes

Tue 10/25:
 Jen Sabella and Erika Wozniak host the Girl Talk monthly show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) all about Chicago women doing amazing things. This month’s “squad” features Julie Dicaro, Britt Julious, Alicia Swiz, and Heidi Stevens talking about confronting Internet trolls. 6:30 PM

Wed 10/26: Original works of fiction inspire improv scenes in the monthly show Fictitious. October’s spooky edition at iO (1501 N. Kingsbury) includes horror stories and a costume contest. 10:30 PM

Thu 10/27: Tim Lapetino discusses his book, Art of Atari, about the artwork in Atari video games. The event at Logan Hardware (2410 W. Fullerton) also showcases a special selection of pinball machines and video games and a collection of Atari paraphernalia. 7 PM-midnight

10/27-10/30: Lyric Opera joins forcers with the Second City for Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion at the Civic Opera House (20 N. Wacker), a comedic and operatic look at the creation and staging of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle, starting from its beginnings in 1848. Thu 7 PM, Fri 2 and 7 PM, Sat 2 PM, Sun 1 and 4 PM

For more stuff to do this week—and every day—check out our Agenda page.