Going out in Chicago can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s plenty of fun to be had every week without putting a dent in your wallet. We’re making it easier for you by providing a weekly guide to free things to do throughout the city.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Halloween at Stella Barra Pizzeria

1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4101

Dine at the Lincoln Park restaurant in costume and you’ll receive a $25 gift card to use for a future visit. 4-10 p.m.