A wise poet from the streets of Chicago once said, "It's the freakin' weekend baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Well the weekend is here, and there is plenty of that fun to be had. We're buying handmade soap and petting pigs. Live improv, Shakespeare and music will also complete your time over the next couple of days.
There's so much happening around town, so check out the Westword calendar to find out more, and let us know what we missed in the comments section.The Chimney Choir's The Launch at Syntax Physic Opera (Friday, $10)
Put on pseudo-formal attire tonight to enjoy what has been labeled as a, " Post-Western Sci-Fi Mystery Thriller Dream Sequence," of music and performance. The Syntax is new, so if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, tonight's your night.
Hamlet: A Gypsy Tale at The Betsy Stage (Friday-Saturday, free) The Betsy Stage is constantly coming up with new interpretations of ye olde Shakespeare plays. Tonight the group transplants Hamlet to an Eastern European gypsy camp of circus performers. It will also include a lesson in world music. Don't forget to RSVP here.
FarmFest 2014 at The Urban Farm (Saturday, $1) Riding a horse or a pony is the perfect harmony of man and beast. But for us city dwellers it can be a hard to get out to a ranch. Tonight, you can ride a pony, feed a goat, hear live music, enjoy a hay ride or do some crafts with the kids. BBQ will be available for a dollar as well.Extreme Couponing Class at Smiley Library (Saturday, free)
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Fall Horseshoe Market at Olinger Moore Chapel (Saturday, free) We could all use something funky in our lives. Be it jewelry, an off-kilter hat or hand-made soap. This market is the perfect place to pick up all things vintage, stylish and fun. Chuck Roy's Spaghetti Western Comedy Show at Jakes (Saturday, $10) Chuck Roy is a funny guy, with funny friends, real cap guns and a dream. His dream: To create a live stream podcast of a Spaghetti Western. All are encouraged to come out the the first of seven shows he hopes will create a worldwide fanbase, in the style of 1940s radio. Plus there's going to be spaghetti. Gay vs Straight Improv Comedy Show! at Tracks (Saturday, $5) Battle of the sexes? How about a battle of the sexualities. It's hard to tell who to put your bets on -- funny is funny -- but tonight you and a nonpartisan bisexual judge will decide which team earns the title. After it's all over, you get to spend the night partying at Tracks, so it's a double bargain. Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Four Mile Historical Park (Saturday-Sunday, free) Yes, it is the time of year to go pick up a pumpkin out of the patch. But, don't go to some normal patch. At this one you can play pioneer games, two-step to live music and build a scarecrow while you're there.
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Sci-Fi Theater 2:Aliens Among Us at Vintage Theater (Sunday, $5-$8) Some aliens are friendly. Some aliens are deadly. Either way, they're not from around here, and they've got stories to tell. Join these sci-fi junkies for a night of seven performances of aliens of all walks of intelligent life.