The Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., hosts Halloween Havoc 5, a five-day horror film festival Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Starting at 6:30pm today, watch Zombie and Friday the 13th Pr. 3. A vintage toy and collectible fair will be in the lobby. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids.
The 19th annual SOFA Chicago exhibition of "Sculptural Objects and Functional Art and design" runs Nov. 1-4 in Festival Hall on Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave. Tonight's < href="http://www.sofaexpo.com/chicago/opening.htm">opening night reception is from 7 9pm -- get an early glimpse at work by hundreds of arts represented by dozens of galleries from around the world. Tickets are $50 online or at the door.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried does a two-night stand at Zanies, 1548 N. Wells St., tonight and Friday. Tickets to tonight's 8:30pm set are $25, with a two-drink minimum. 21+