On the eve of Halloween, join art and architecture enthusiasts for FREE presentations and conversations, featuring an art and architecture-oriented PechaKucha with Peter Exley, co-founder of the design firm ArchitectureIsFun; a conversation with public-interest design guru Bryan Bell, founder of SEED Network (Social Economic Environmental Design); a film screening that bridges architecture with horror; and a flashlight tour and beyond of the Chicago Cultural Center with Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson.

6:00-7:30 pm
Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd Floor South
PechaKucha Night Chicago led by Peter Exley partners with the Department of Cultural Events and Special Events and the Chicago Architecture Biennial to uncover the unexpected in architecture. PechaKuchas tell great stories. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different. You can pretty much count on this PechaKucha Night to be an architectural box of chocolates.

7-9pm (sign-ups begin at 6)
Randolph Square, 1st Floor North
Jenga tournament led by Jenga maven and connector Bob Webb, whose marathon tournaments are intense and legendary.

7:30-9:30 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Illinois Humanities presents design visionary Bryan Bell, the founder of DesignCorps and co-founder of SEED, a network of architects and designers united by the belief that design can support a community from the ground up.

9:30-11:30 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Bridge architecture with “horror” in a screening of Candyman, the 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose. Based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, the film portrays a graduate student’s quest for the truth behind the urban lore of the “Candyman,” son of a murdered slave, said to haunt Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing project. Then enjoy a post-screening discussion by artist Andres Hernandez, Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute, Paul Durica of the Illinois Humanities Council and Rich Moskal of the Chicago Film Office.

11:15 pm-Midnight
Meet in Randolph Square, 1st Floor North
Follow Chicago City Historian Tim Samuelson on a flashlight tour “Secrets of the Chicago Cultural Center and Beyond.” Limited to the first 80 people to sign up on site beginning at 6pm.

This program is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.