7–9 p.m. Join the Poetry Foundation for a bilingual presentation of Pablo Neruda’s newfound lost poems, which he handwrote on materials ranging from napkins to playbills. Poetry Foundation. Free.
5 p.m. Listen to an 11-person ensemble perform “Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems,” a musical project by David Nagler, who has set Sandburg’s poems to music. Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center. Free.
7–10:30 p.m. End fifth week with a bang at Boos n’ Ribs, where there will be live bands, a cappella performances, a haunted house, and a costume contest as well as free food including Insomnia Cookies. Ida Noyes Hall. Free.
7 and 9 p.m. Let the University Symphony Orchestra and Hyde Park School of Dance cast a spell on you with performances of pieces including John Williams’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Come in costume—the performers will, too! Mandel Hall. $10 general/$5 students.
8 p.m. Join the Hyde Park Community Players for Horror on the Homefront, a live Halloween-themed radio show. Augustana Lutheran Church. $10 advance/$15 at the door.
7 p.m. Doc Films presents the 1923 silent film Hunchback of Notre Dame in Rockefeller Chapel, alongside live organ and carillon accompaniment by Dennis James and University Carillonneur Joey Brink, respectively. $20 general/free to students and Doc pass holders.