The Sven Halloween season tour overflows into your October with these events:
On Saturday, 10/10- we return to the Feeney Auto Group in Elgin IL to sign autographs and take photos with you all – a free pumpkin will be waiting for every child who shows up in costume! Check out the great Feeney auto deals- and see me from 12 noon- 2 pm- at 1010 E. Chicago Street- in Elgin!
On Friday, 10/16- join us for a special event at Pinball Life Explosion Open House 2015 in Huntley, Il. There will be a very special auction of the LAST “America’s Most Haunted” pinball machine, to benefit JDRF! There will be plenty of pinball games available for sale -plus- free game play, free food- and –admission is free! I’ll be there from 2 to 4 pm- come join me at Pinball Life,11930 Oak Creek Parkway in Huntley!
Saturday, 10/17- we again get to visit with our friends at the Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso, Indiana- they’ll be presenting the stage version of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”- and yours truly, old Sven ,will be signing autographs and posing for photos starting at 6:30pm, before the play begins- tickets are sure to sell out, so you might want to check on them NOW if you want to attend! Go to http://www.chicagostreet.org/special-events/ Don’t forget- there’s also a costume contest, so –dress up and you may end up on stage with me!
Though it isn’t a Sven appearance- if you’re a fan of great symphonic music- you should check out the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra’s concert- “Legendary”- on October 18th. The concert is filled with colossal, spine-tingling music that celebrates the supernatural, with themes from classic movies, TV shows, and fairy tales: John Williams’ and Calvin Custer’s Jurassic Park Highlights … Akira Ifukube’s and John DeSentis’ Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, Godzilla vs Destoroyah, and King Kong vs Godzilla … Franz Waxman’s Bride of Frankenstein … the premiere of Thomas Maslan’s new Svengoolie Variations, inspired by the theme song of Rich Koz’s Chicago-based TV show … and Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite 1 ! The concert starts at 3:30 pm at Lemont High School’s Performing Arts Center, 425 Julia Street, Lemont – just a few minutes from the intersection of Lemont Road and I-55. $24, with discounts to $22 for seniors and $5 for teens, and free admission for kids. See www.westsubsymphony.org/tickets for purchasing information.I’ve worked with the orchestra several times before, and they provide a fantastic musical experience. Again- please note- Svengoolie is not appearing at the concert.
Then- on Saturday night, 10/24- we again headline the “Nightmare on Chicago Street” in Elgin! For the fifth year in a row, Elgin will fall victim to a zombie outbreak- and you can join us in the “Safe Zone” for autographs and photos with me, plus music, food, fun, and the ever-impressive costume contest which I will m.c.! Find all the info at http://www.nightmareonchicagostreet.com/
Going into the actual Halloween weekend- you can meet me at the Skokie Park District Skatium Ice Arena on Friday night, 10/30- from 7 to 9 pm- come ice skate in costume (yes, there will be a contest!), meet me, experience the haunted passageway, and more! Check it all out at https://www.skokieparks.org/special-events
Then- on Halloween itself-Saturday, 10/31- you get TWO chances to visit with me- first, we return to one of our favorite haunts- the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL – for autographs , photos, and the amazing collection of cars from movies, TV, and more! I’ll be there from 11 am- 2 pm- but you can easily spend the entire day there, enjoying all the cars, the antique malls, food, and more! Just go to http://volo.dealeraccelerate.net/svengoolie-2015
And, that night- you can see me in Country Club Hills, Il, for the Country Club Hills Haunted Grove Festival! From 7 to 9 pm, I’ll be there- located at 4116 W 183rd Street !
There will be even more- we’ll have some media appearances, TV and radio- and even print!- so check back here for more details!
Remember-you can now see the Svengoolie original coffin and set pieces EVERY DAY at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago! Go to www.museum.tv for information on visiting the museum.