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It’s been 75 years since Orson Wells scared the heck out of American radio audiences with the broadcast of a Martian invasion of Earth. To celebrate, the film version of “The War of the Worlds” (1953) starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson, will be screened at 1 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport. $10. Visit



Bettye LaVette blends the British Invation and American R&B on her latest CD. She headlines City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, 8 p.m Oct. 28. $38-$48. Visit EERIE FEELLING

Mentalist Sidney Friedman brings “Halloween Mind Shivers” to Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N. Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27. $20, plus 2-drink minimum. Visit


Lisa Marie Presley brings her new tour to City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, at 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets, $35-$50; And to the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles, at 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Ticktes, $29-$49. (630) 962-7000;

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