Washington, DC Events
The Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets, NW
Time: 6pm Friday
The award-winning Sojourn Theatre Company’s collaboration with The TEAM is an interactive meditation on how Americans listen and communicate. The Portland-based Sojourn brings this site-based work to the District to show excerpts from and discuss the original play based on research done around the nation over the last two years.
Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW
Time: 7:30pm Friday
The Washington Ballet kicks off its 2012-2013 season with the company premiere of Michael Pink’s chilling retelling of Bram Stoker’s famous horror story, described as a “wildly theatrical and voluptuous ballet” and “a breathtaking story of passion, yearning, cruelty and sacrifice.” Dracula runs from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4.
Sphinx Club, 1315 K St. NW
Time: 8pm – 1am, Friday
Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
If you’ve ever walked along Franklin Square, you may have noticed the incongruous Moorish columns and elaborate tiling on a building on the north side of K Street. This is the Almas Shrine, the home of the Shriners, and it’s the setting for this Halloween bash. The agenda includes hypnotists, secret messages, burlesque, karaoke and DJs. Suggested costumes include “Illuminati” and “Indiana Jones,” but there will be makeup artists on hand to give anyone a zombie makeover.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm Friday – Sunday
Princesses, mythical creatures, kid-wizards, and other costumed guests are invited to join us at our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. There’s no safer or more exciting way for families with children ages 2 to 12 to trick or treat. Enjoy animal encounters and festive decorations along with your tasty candy and delicious snack foods from more than 30 treat stations throughout the Zoo. Take a ride around Great Cats Circle on our train the Boo Express!
National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Time: 9:30am and 11:30am Saturday
Bright Star Theatre Company presents this family-friendly “spooktacular” production telling the famous story of bumbling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane’s fateful ride. Is he chased by the legendary headless horseman or his love interest’s prankster boyfriend? Let your little ones ages four and up decide! 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. shows.
The area’s most popular marathon begins at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, so if you have a friend or family member running, now is the time to look at a map and stake out your cheering spots. But if you’re looking to do more than provide moral support and cups of Gatorade, there are other events, too. Check out the Health and Fitness Expo at the DC Armory Friday and Saturday; the Healthy Kids Fun Run at the Pentagon North parking lot Saturday; and the Finish Festival in Rosslyn, with food, music and more from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW
Time: 7am – 5pm, Friday and Saturday, 7am – 4pm Sunday
Price: Daytime: $15, free for age 12 and younger. Evening: $20-$60, $10-$60 age 12 and younger
Have you been near Verizon Center this week and noticed a few four-legged creatures that seem a bit out of place? Why yes, it’s Washington International Horse Show time. Events started Tuesday, but this weekend will prove to be a lot of fun for those interested in all things horse and pony. Catch a glimpse of the very best young riders on Saturday and Sunday (tickets required), or take part in the free Kids Day activities, including pony rides, horseshoe painting, a grooming station, face painting and more.
With ghost tours at the Octagon House, mask-making at the Art Museum of the Americas and an art safari at Corcoran Gallery of Art (just to name a few!) there is plenty to discover in the neighborhood around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Penn Social , 801 E St. NW
Time: 9pm – 3am, Saturday
Price: $15; Price will increase to $20 or $30 depending on time
One of D.C.’s longest-running Halloween parties features ’80s tribute band the Reflex, “Party Boy” DJ Chris Styles and DJ Clinton Matthews on two floors. Cash prizes will be awarded for the Scariest, Sexiest and Most Hilarious costumes. VIP tickets include unlimited Bud Light.
Bow Tie Cinemas, 11940 Market St. Reston, VA
Time: 7:30pm Friday
Catch the premiere of this award-winning film by local producer Tom Basham and his film company Sail Away Film Productions. The family-friendly musical about making your dreams come true is told through 11 songs written by Grammy Hall of Famer Janis Ian and performed by the actors onscreen. VIP reception at 6:00 p.m. and screening at 7:30 p.m.
Various locations in Old Town Alexandria, VA (Click here for a list of participating stores)
Time: 11am – 6pm Saturday
Thirty-five boutiques in Old Town Alexandria will be handing out treats (and maybe some tricks!) all day long to shoppers and trick-or-treaters of all ages. Click here for a list of Halloween events going on in Old Town this Saturday, including a Day of the Dead Party at Gossypia, The Fish Market Nightmare On King Street Halloween Bash and more!
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center , 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, VA
Time: 2pm – 8pm Saturday
What’s scarier than a Martian invasion? A throng of costumed children trick-or-treating in a museum. Kids can also check out science experiments and meet characters from “Star Wars.” At the Udvar-Hazy Center.
City of Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. Falls Church, VA
Time: 6pm – 8:30pm Saturday
Price: $2 per child ages 2 and older; Free for adults and children under 2
Your infants through fifth graders are invited to enjoy a live Creepy Creature Show by Reptiles Alive!, carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, movies and candy! The Halloween Carnival is presented by the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department.
Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA
Time: 7pm Saturday
Don’t miss this highly-anticipated, 10-round middleweight battle between Jimmy Lange and Tony “Mo Better” Jeter. Co-feature is Zain Shah versus Harry Joe Yorgey. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Mount Vernon , 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. Alexandria, VA
Time: 9am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
Price: $15, $14 seniors, $7 ages 6 to 11, younger free
Horse-drawn wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, a straw bale maze, early-American games and demonstrations, meet “George Washington,” learn 18th-century dance steps and more
Pennsylvania Station, 1515 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Final Friday at Penn Station: The Charles Street Fall Festival features some 20 vendors, including Station North Arts Cafe, Mick O’Shea’s, Cazbar, Lumbini, Simmer Rock Farm, Scentsy Candles and Gogo’s Retread Threads, offering food, drinks, vintage clothing, collectibles, jewelry and much more. There will also be live music sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Festival, and there will be beer from Flying Dog.
Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd. Solomons, MD
Time: 11am – 4pm Saturday
Annmarie Garden hosts a fun afternoon of trick-or-treating for families; just wear a costume and explore the gardens to discover booths where local businesses hand out treats for the kids. Face-painting and other activities are also slated for this daytime event.
Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles St. Baltimore, MD
Time: 12pm – 3pm Saturday
Traditional Mexican dance, live mariachi music, art activities and more.
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Ave. Annapolis, MD
Time: 12pm – 6pm Saturday
Price: $30, $40 for VIP admission
Several of our fave craft brewers, including Charlottesville’s Starr Hill, Goose Island, Weyerbacher, Heavy Seas and Lagunitas, serve up pours at this new festival in Annapolis that also features live music and craft vendors. $30 general admission includes beer glass and tokens for five 4 oz. beer pours; $40 VIP admission includes early entry, 10 tokens and lots of special reserve beers just for VIP ticket-holders
Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Rd. Lutherville, MD
Time: 6pm – 8pm Saturday
Price: $12, $10 seniors, $5 ages 2 to 18
Kids are encouraged to come in costume for the museum’s Halloween event featuring reenactments and other activities.
Laurel Park, Route 198 & Racetrack Road, Laurel, MD
Time: 8pm – 1am Friday and Saturday
Price: $25, $30 at the door
Head to Laurel Park’s 100-year-old haunted horse track for two state-of-the art haunted attractions put on by “Madhaunter” Jeff Keiling, a certified scare master who is counting on hearing you scream. The 21+ scarefest includes over $1,000 in prizes for best costumes, a cash bar and a DJ dance party.
Downtown Silver Spring, 916 Ellsworth Dr. Silver Spring, MD
Time: 8pm Saturday
The popular Zombie Walk, in its fifth year, morphs into a more organized, but certainly not civilized, gathering of stiffs. This year, the undead can gather at 8, head to a Zombie Prom at Jackie’s Backroom, watch a zombie-friendly screening of the cult-ish Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double-feature “Grindhouse” at the AFI, and just maybe, take part in a Gangam-style dance of the undead.
University of Maryland – Byrd Stadium , Stadium and Valley Drives College Park, MD
Time: 2pm – 5pm Sunday
Lil’ JJ hosts the show featuring Wale, Reesa Renee, the OMG Girlz and high school and college marching bands.
Sports at a Glance
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Washington Redskins @ Pittsburg Steelers, Sunday at 1:00pm, FOX
Navy Football @ East Carolina, Saturday at 3:30pm, Fox Sports Net
DC United @ Chicago Fire, Saturday at 4:00pm, NBC Sports Network
Hot Tickets: upcoming concerts and shows
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Maroon 5 with special guests Neon Trees & Owl City Wed, Apr 3at the Verizon Center
On Sale: Sat, 10/27 10am
Ellie Goulding Sun, Jan 20at The Fillmore Silver Spring
On Sale: Fri, 10/26 10am
Great Big Sea Wed, Apr 17at the Warner Theatre
On Sale: Fri, 10/26 12pm
Additional shows: tickets on sale now
Metalocalypse: Dethklok, Fri, Nov 2, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Gov’t Mule, Sat, Nov 3, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Chris Isaak, Sun, Nov 4, Warner Theatre
The Rocket Summer, Mon, Nov 5, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Theory of a Deadman, Wed, Nov 7, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Adam Carolla, Thu, Nov 8, Warner Theatre
The Slumerican Tour ft. Yelawolf, Sat, Nov 10, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Loose Ends, Sat, Nov 10, Warner Theatre
Hit Record On the Road, Tue, Nov 13, Warner Theatre
The MMG Tour, Wed, Nov 14, John Paul Jones Arena
Mimosa, Wed, Nov 14, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Conor Oberst, Thu, Nov 15, Warner Theatre
Craig Ferguson, Nov 16 @ 7pm & 10pm, Warner Theatre
Timeflies present The One Night Tour, Fri, Nov 16, The Fillmore Silver Spring
John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean, Nov 17 @ 1pm & 4pm, Warner Theatre
The MMG Tour, Sat, Nov 17, 1st Mariner Arena
The MMG Tour, Sun, Nov 18, Patriot Center
Joe Bonamassa, Sat, Nov 24, Warner Theatre
Durango presents Delta Spirit, Sat, Nov 24, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sum 41, Tue, Nov 27, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wed, Nov 28, Richmond Coliseum
HARD presents Boys Noize Live “Out of the Black Tour”, Wed, Nov 28, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Septime Webre’s the Nutcracker, Nov 29 – Dec 23, Warner Theatre
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Fri, Nov 30, Patriot Center
Lisa Lampanelli, Fri, Nov 30, Music Center at Strathmore
Kevin Hart – Let Me Explain, Fri, Nov 30, Richmond Coliseum
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wed, Dec 12, Verizon Center
WMZQ Christmas Show with Sara Evans & more, Fri, Dec 14, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Dave Matthews Band, Tue, Dec 18, 1st Mariner Arena
R5, Wed, Dec 19, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Hoodie Allen, Fri, Dec 28, The Fillmore Silver Spring
The Roots, Mon, Dec 31, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jim Gaffigan, Sat, Jan 12, Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
The Born This Way Ball starring Lady Gaga, Mon, Feb 25, Verizon Center
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, Mar 2 @ 1pm & 4pm, Warner Theatre
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour, Tue, Mar 12, 1st Mariner Arena
P!NK: The Truth About Love Tour, Thu, Mar 14, Verizon Center
Clifford the Big Red Dog, Mar 16 @ 1pm & 4pm, Warner Theatre
Brian Regan, Fri, Apr 5, Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Ron White: A Little Unprofessional, Sat, Apr 20, Warner Theatre
Rihanna Diamonds World Tour, Mon, Apr 29, Verizon Center