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The Chicago Tool Library, Chicago’s free tool rental service, is opening a new location, and they need our help! From 11 AM-3 PM, they’re looking for assistance preparing their new space in Garfield Park at 4015 W. Carroll. Most of this will involve cleaning in anticipation of painting. Can’t make it today but still eager to help? No problem! All volunteer sign-up days, locations, and tasks involved (hauling, painting, etc.) are detailed on the Tool Library’s website. (MC)

The Chi-Nations Youth Council is hosting a kid-friendly evening of Halloween activities at the First Nations Community Garden (Wilson at Pulaski). From 4-11 PM, there will be scores of festive fun: bonfires, games, storytelling, and more. No “fun”-size candy bars here; full-size candy onlyas well as s’mores, dancing, costumes, and horror movies. Be there or be square! (MC)

The south side performance troop Body Confidence for Queens is debuting Hallo-Lesque, a Halloween-themed burlesque and variety show at Storyville Chicago (712 N. Clark). MochaMocha2.0, supreme leader of confident queens everywhere, will host this evening of sexy, scar, body-positive fun. Enjoy two hours of live entertainment (9-11 PM; doors open at 8 PM) followed by dancing into the wee hours. Tickets are $40. Adults only, please. (MC)

Radio Boombastic started in the early 00s as a pirate radio station based in Wicker Park, and it’s evolved into a near-annual live event featuring DJs well-loved in both the dance and hip-hop scenes. Tonight Boombastic returns for an evening at the California Clipper (1002 N. California) featuring special guest DJ Large Professor and a slew of Boombastic crew DJs including Shon Dervis, Rude Onederful, and DJ Alo. There’s no cover, but donations will be collected for Love Fridge Chicago. Drop in from 8 PM until 2 AM, and dress up for the midnight costume contest (winner will receive cash!). (SCJ)