Weekend Happenings: October 27-29
Posted on October 26, 2017

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Enjoy haunted houses, horror films and more!

 

WASHINGTON, DC EVENTS

Newseum Nights Loves the 60s

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday, 7:30-10pm
Cost: starting at $48

Party like it’s 1966! Hang loose at this totally jammin’ costume party with prizes, retro cocktails and apps, and groovy vendors to get your glam on like hair and makeup help, Urban Stems wearable florals, and paper crowns. Entertainment includes 60s board games, photo booth, DIY protest buttons, Civil Rights gallery talks (this is a museum party, after all), and of course, primo 60s tunes all night.

 

Smithsonian Food History Weekend: Many Flavors, One Nation

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday and Saturday, times vary
Cost: Festival and roundtables are free, some events require a paid ticket

Where does our food in America really come from? How have the meals we eat come to shape our cultures and culinary traditions? Join foodie experts and inquisitive eaters at roundtable discussions, special dishes prepared for the festival at various DC restaurants, and cooking demonstrations and activities on a variety of topics from culinary diplomacy to chocolate to gardening.

 

Nightmare on M Street

Various bars in Farragut/Dupont area
DC
Time: Saturday, 2-8pm
Cost: starting at $15 for entry

Come dressed in your most spooktacular costumes for DC’s best Halloween bar crawl. Venues throughout the Dupont and Farragut neighborhoods feature drink specials, waived cover charges, and costume prizes – check out the website for participating bars and ticket information.

 

MARYLAND EVENTS

 

Cockeysville Fall Festival
Cranbrook Shopping Center
590 Cranbrook Rd., Cockeysville

Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm

Cost: FREE

This family fun festival includes music, games,  moon bounces, a wine tasting, car show and more! Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore.

 

Film in the Woods: The Rock Horror Picture Show

Hard Bargain Ampitheater

2001 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek

Time: Saturday, 11:30pm

Cost: $10 admission; $10 prop bags

Become a part of the cult classic! Dress up in your best costume, enjoy the feature film and participate in the fun audience entertainment.

 

Trick or Treat Through the Square

Belvedere Square

529 E Belvedere Ave., Baltimore

Time: Sunday, 1-4pm

Cost: FREE Admission; $5 Costume Contest

Start Halloween early this year with some fun trick or treating in Belvedere Square! Watch fun dance performances, decorate pumpkins and more.

 

VIRGINIA EVENTS

Fields of Fear

Cox Farms

15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30-11pm

Cost: $15 and up

Prepare to be frightened in the cornightmare as you walk through a corn field full of aliens, zombies, clowns and more.  If that isn’t enough scare for you, jump on the Dark Side Hayride or take another walk through the deep dark forest.

 

Haunted Happening

Downtown Manassas

9431 West St., Manassas

Time: Saturday, 10am-12pm

Cost: FREE

Make it a family outing!  Dress in your best costume and go trick-or-treating to local merchants and shops in Historic Downtown Manassas.  They will also be dressed in costume and ready to hand out candy.  Don’t forget to sign in and enter the costume contests to win cool prizes!

 

Lee-Fendall House Halloween Pumpkin Hunt
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

614 Oronoco St., Alexandria

Time: Saturday, 10:30am; 12:30pm; 2:30pm

Cost: Varies

Join The Lee-Fendall House at their 4th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt.  Send your kids on a scavenger hunt for the hundreds of hidden toy-filled pumpkins in the garden.  Other activities such as crafts, spooky stories, and a costume parade will be sure to keep the kids entertained.  Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

 

CONCERTS, THEATRE, & SPORTING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Gryffin, 9:30 Club, Saturday
  • Bad Suns, 9:30 Club, Sunday
  • The Head and the Heart, The Anthem, Friday
  • Primus, The Anthem, Saturday
  • Days of Darkness Festival, Ram’s Head Live, Saturday – Sunday
  • Sachal Ensemble, Wolf Trap, Friday
  • Maggie Rose, Wolf Trap, Saturday
  • Zoo Boo, Baltimore, Friday – Sunday
  • Rock The Core Cider Festival, DC, Saturday
  • Redskins VS Cowboys, Sunday
  • Wizards VS Warriors, Friday
  • Wizards VS Kings, Sunday