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  • National Pizza Month

    October 1 AT 8:00 AM

    First observed in the United States during 1984 (although many people incorrectly claim it was 1987), October was designated as National Pizza Month by Gerry Durnell, the founder of Pizza Today magazine, who chose that month because the first issue of his magazine debuted in October of that year.

  • The Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival

    October 1 AT 6:00 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Expect a super funny evening packed with the awesome comedians!

  • Charli XCX

    October 2 AT 10:00 AM - 9:30 Club

    Charlie XCX’s unique mega-hook voice has propelled songs by Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea into the pop stratosphere. Now the British singer-songwriter focuses on her own career as she hits DC in anticipation of her second album, Sucker, due out in October. This rising goth-pop/darkwave vocal magician will undoubtedly bring more of those big hooks, as well as her eerie and charismatic singing and stage presence to the 9:30 Club’s eagerly awaiting audience.

  • Fort Belvoir's Oktoberfest

    October 2 AT 12:00 PM

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. Oktoberfest is a four-day festival, highlighting authentic German food, beverages, music and dancing! Enjoy an exciting carnival, the Krazy Krieger 5K challenge, the Volksmarch 10K Walk, kinder korner activities, prize raffles at sponsor tables and more! Oct. 2 - 5.

  • Monroe St. Market

    October 2 AT 12:49 PM

    Join us for a grand opening celebration with live music, entertainment, farmers market, and at the Monroe Street festival from Oct 2-4. Monroe Street Market is Brookland & Edgewood. It’s an established, dynamic neighborhood, rich in history and immersed in art. It’s eclectic dining and shopping-- &Pizza, Barnes & Noble, Brookland Pint, Potbelly, and more. It’s the energy of the Arts Walk-- 27 artists’ studios with a diverse array of artistic expressions. It’s just your style, from classic elegance to cutting-edge contemporary all on the Brookland-CUA Red Line Metro.

  • Big Freedia

    October 2 AT 8:00 PM - Howard Theatre

    The artist known as Big Freedia is the leader of a new rap style emerging from the musical swing of the Big Easy: bounce rap. Bounce is about two things: the gospel rooted call and response vocal/audience participation technique and booty shaking. A lot of booty shaking. Already a known presence in the New Orleans music scene, guesting with other NOLA artists like the Soul Rebels, Big Freedia begins to bounce across the country in her campaign to make bootys shakin’.

  • Howl

    October 3 AT 7:00 PM - DC Arts Center

    NW, DC. Friday, October 3 - November 1. “Die! Die! Die!” is WIT’s long-running horror franchise where a cast of teenagers (or, rather, grown adults playing teenagers) find themselves stranded in a location chosen by the audience. Performers channel the likes of famous murdering monsters Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th) and Michael Myers (Halloween). Accompanied by a spooky soundtrack, players satirically depict over-the-top killings in the vein of the slasher movie genre. In the end, one performer emerges as the killer. Who will be the killer? Who will survive? Maybe no one! The show changes every night. Tickets $12 - $15

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    October 3 AT 7:30 PM - Ford's Theatre

    NW, DC. Friday, October 10 - 26. When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. Tickets $27 - $42.

  • 5th Annual City of Origins Tournament

    October 4 AT 7:30 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. This tournament is local street hockey players playing on teams from where they grew up on teams such as DC (2 teams), Pittsburgh, Philly, Canada, Northeast, Midwest and we had 8 teams last year and should have between 8-10 this year. A fun all day tourney with vendors, tents for each team with their city/teams memorabilia set up and and a cook out.

  • Fredericksburg Wine Festival

    October 4 AT 11:00 AM - Celebrate Virginia

    FREDERICKSBURG, VA. This is the 24th birthday for The Fredericksburg Wine Festival which is celebrating its move to the Pancho Villa Pavilion in Celebrate Virginia. Each year the festival is made up of the seven ownership wineries and three guest wineries which offer over 100 varieties of Virginia’s award winning wines for you to sample and purchase. The festival also offers a beer garden.

  • Fifteenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest

    October 4 AT 12:00 PM

    ARLINGTON, VA Following a tradition that started in the early 1880s in Munich, Germany, Capitol City’s Oktoberfest is celebrating its fifteenth successful year and anticipates thousands of people from the Mid-Atlantic region to attend and sample hundreds of ales and lagers provided by 65+ local breweries. This year, Capitol City is adding some variety to its lineup of breweries with more than half of the beer tents hailing from the DMV, several more from the Mid-Atlantic region, three cideries, a meadery and even some cask beers. Several participating breweries include DC Brau, District Chophouse, Vintage 50, Mad Fox, Rock Bottom, Sweetwater, Port City, Lost Rhino, Devil’s Backbone, Champion, Forge, Wild Wolf and Old Ox.

  • 3rd Annual Octoberfest Celebration

    October 4 AT 1:00 PM - Great American Restaurants

    CENTREVILLE, VA. Great American Restaurants is hosting their 3rd Annual Octoberfest Celebration at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville on Saturday, October 4th from 1-6 pm. A ‘party-in-the-parking-lot’ style afternoon event including live Ska music by “Party Like It’s”. They will be serving Good Eats & Sweetwater Beer. Tickets for food and beverage are available for purchase. Favorites include a Whole Roasted Pig, Grilled Turkey Legs, BBQ Ribs and Chicken.Admission and all activities are free. Bring the family and enjoy the complimentary moon bounce, obstacle course, waterslide, speed pitch and more! For Additional Information or to Arrange for Photos Please Contact Amaron Curtis at 703-645-0700 X229.

  • WPOC Weekend In The Country

    October 4 AT 1:30 PM - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Baltimore’s flagship country station, 93.1 WPOC, is bringing together a two-day line-up of some of the best bubbling up talent in Country music today. Playing both the 4th and 5th are country heartthrob Jake Owen, OnTap alumni the Eli Young Band, and southern rockers Cadillac Three. Saturday also features duos Thompson Square and Love & Theft, while Sunday is rounded out by Chase Rice and, another OnTap alum, Cassadee Pope. It will be a great couple days of country music and a great way to end outdoor venue season. Saturday and Sunday October 4th and 5th, 1:30pm

  • Northern VA Pride Festival

    October 5 AT 12:00 PM - Bull Run Special Events Center

    CENTREVILLE, VA. It's our first annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival! Join the festivities.

  • Oktoberfest German Beer Tasting

    October 5 AT 2:00 PM - Sauf Haus Bier Hall

    NW, DC. The beer is flowing in Munich – AND DC - as it is Oktoberfest Time. Travel Germany and the festivities – via BEER. Enjoy a sampling of four different German beers representing Oktoberfest and different regions throughout Germany. We’ll hear a talk on the best way to brew, taste, and properly sample beer in an authentic beer tasting. $18

  • Goldie Deane: Surrender

    October 5 AT 7:30 PM

    NW, DC. Surrender is a biographical, hip-hop theatre piece created by Goldie Deane. A ritual performance of music, dance, and verse, it tells the story of a young woman and her rites into womanhood. The work is a combination of mix-tape performance styles with traditional Yoruba rituals and traditions. Egbe and Egun (spirit guides and ancestors) lead the main character, Goldie, to revisit her past and confront issues of identity, love, and spirituality, in a desperate attempt to find peace of mind and purpose.

  • Madhatter Day

    October 6 AT 10:00 AM

    Mad Hatter Day is a great day to be silly and celebrate silliness.The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself. Despite being a silly day, the selection of the date was actually quite logical. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with "10/6" written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence.

  • Brandi Carlile

    October 6 AT 6:00 PM - Wolf Trap

    A performer since the age of 7, she writes and performs insightful music around the world with her 2 band mates, twins Phil and Tim Hanseroth. Known for their textured harmonies, the band blends perfectly her affecting voice and reflective lyrics.

  • Hope Operas: District of the Damned

    October 6 AT 6:00 PM - The Comedy Spot

    ARLINGTON, VA. October 6 - 27. Five original plays in ten- to fifteen-minute episodes with the theme District of the Damned and filled with thrills and chills to satisfy your inner ghoul. Plays include Hell is on the Red Line, Magic Cupcakes, The Curious Case of Veronica Pepperpot, The inTell Heart and The Scottish Detective. Tickets $15

  • Betty Who

    October 7 AT 6:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    "Somebody Loves You" was initially released independently as a free download, and was premiered by pop music blogger and at-the-time official Grammy blogger Arjan Writes and reached number one on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart. Who has described her sound as, "taking influences from [past] music and mixing it in with the emotions I'm actually living through. We're all secretly wrecks and we're all in love and all being heartbroken. Combining those things for me has been a huge tool to get the sound I want."

  • Elmer Gantry

    October 7 AT 7:00 PM - Signature Theatre

    ARLINGTON, VA. October 7 - November 9. The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman Elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. Tickets $81 - $95

  • Evita

    October 7 AT 7:30 PM - Kennedy Center

    NW, DC. Tuesday, October 7 - 19. Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron's rise from Argentina's slums to First Lady through some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "High Flying, Adored." Tickets $39-$125.

  • Sinkane

    October 8 AT 9:00 PM - DC9

    While Ahmed Gallab might be better known as Yeasayer’s multi-instrumentalist, along with a number of other part time musical gigs, he has been releasing some incredibly unique music as Sinkane. Drawing on the ideas of psychedelic and jam bands, Sinkane brings in styles as diverse as funk, soul, and country to make his jam-pop flow. If anything else, Sinkane’s performance will be a truly unique musical experience.

  • Tim Reynolds and TR3

    October 9 AT 6:00 PM - Gypsy Sally's

    Two-time Grammy nominee with a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist and sonic innovator, Tim Reynolds is known for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds' wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar.

  • Anders Osborne

    October 10 AT 6:00 PM - Howard Theatre

    Between the potency of his richly detailed songwriting, his intensely emotional, soulful vocals and his piercing, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.”

  • Whisky Guild

    October 10 AT 7:00 PM - The Sequoia Restaurant

    NW, DC. Glencairn tasting glass, gourmet buffet dinner, and breathtaking views of the Potomac River, the nearby Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the historic Watergate Hotel from the floor-to-ceiling windows at The Sequoia Restaurant.

  • Bennett’s Curse

    October 10 AT 7:00 PM - Blobs Park

    JESSUP, MD. Bennett’s Curse is celebrating 14 years and launching 2 NEW Attractions this season. Their new “Medieval Underworld” attraction and an evolution of the 3D haunted house-- the new “Inferno in 3D”, a groundbreaking new concept, that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! And, a crowd favorite year after year, the mind-bending “Sanctuary of Insanity” has just been taken to the next level.

  • Reel Independent Film Festival

    October 10 AT 7:00 PM - West End Cinema

    NW, DC. Friday, October 10 - 16. "It is a new kind of experience." The 5th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE) is “More than a festival” –it is an event created by filmmakers FOR filmmakers. The event strives to present the best of independent films in a variety of categories from around the world in an environment designed to provide unique opportunities for participants to interact with one another while networking with film professionals of the like. Tickets $30-$45

  • Sam Adams Stein Hoisting City Championship

    October 10 AT 7:00 PM

    NW, DC Penn Social is going all out in hosting the premier Octoberfest event of the fall. $4 Sam Adams drafts, Octoberfest food fare, live music and a chance to crown the city champion for guys and gals with a grand prize of $1000! Free entry.

  • Taste of Bethesda

    October 11 AT 11:00 AM

    BETHESDA, MD Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000 attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid's corner for face painting and arts & crafts.

  • Oktoberfest Reston

    October 11 AT 12:00 PM - Reston Town Center

    RESTON, VA. Featuring the best in autumn brews with delicious traditional Oktoberfest fare from area restaurants. Enjoy food, wine, beer, live entertainment, and a carnival. Oct. 11 - 12.

  • DC Wine Week

    October 11 AT 12:00 PM

    DC. Expect hosted themed events throughout the week, paired menus and special offers from participating bars and restaurants. As well as a chance to network with local wine experts, attend tastings and learn more about what our area has to offer when it comes to wine. October 11 - 18

  • Taste of DC

    October 11 AT 12:00 PM

    Taste of DC is a multi-day culinary and cultural event in the heart of the nation’s capital. This expansive festival packs five blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue with area restaurants, great drinks, lively entertainment, engaging corporate partners, and fellow Washingtonians and visitors.

  • Mrs. K's Craft Beer Fall Fest

    October 11 AT 2:00 PM

    SILVER SPRING, MD Think local, DRINK LOCAL!! Mrs. K's Craft Beer Fall Fest, co-sponsored by Yelp, is the perfect event for lovers of local craft beers. Join us for a full-day of fun in the October sun featuring seasonal tastings from local DC and Maryland artisan breweries including Flying Dog, DC Brau, Pub Dog and Evolution.

  • DJ Snake

    October 11 AT 9:00 PM - Echo Stage

    Turn Down for What? DJ Snake that’s what. The French DJ brings his chart-topping EDM/trap sound to Echo Stage. Snake is most famous for his collaborative hit with Lil’ Jon but has also racked up production credits for Lady GaGa and Dillion Francis while dropping remixes of everything from Major Lazer to Kanye. With fellow Parisian DJ Tchami opening, you won’t be turning down and won’t stop dancing until the wee hours.

  • Courthouse Arts and Craft Beer Festival

    October 12 AT 12:00 PM

    The Festival has been created through a partnership of Non Profits and Not For Profits that are engaged in Art, Music and the Cultural Enrichment of the Arlington Area. It is the merger of Music featuring Three Stages of incredible Songwriters and their Bands, the participation of over 20 Unique Artists, Makers and Craftspeople combined with the Foods of a Rodeo of Indie Food Trucks and the Fine Crafting of Regional Beermakers all in one place for one day of Festive Enjoyment! Raise a toast and come out and support the Artists, Makers, Clarendon Alliance, Arlington Independent Media and Songwriters and Poets all worthwhile and worthy beneficiaries of your participation!

  • Beer and BBQ

    October 12 AT 12:00 PM

    ROCKVILLE, MD Is there anything more fitting for a Sunday during football season? Come on out to Gordon Biersch in Rockville for an afternoon of indulgence. It’s the perfect pre-game meal (a certain Washington football team plays at 4:25pm). The Food: Delicious smoked & slow roasted pulled pork BBQ. Sides: Corn bread, cole slaw, baked mac n’ cheese and collard greens. Dessert: Fantastic apple crisp a la mode. The Beers: Bourbon Barrel-aged Blonde Bock, Bourbon Barrel-aged robust Porter, Festbier poured from our wooden barrel, Grätzer (smoked wheat ale), Rauchbier (smoked Märzen-style beer), Session IPA.

  • Flying Lotus

    October 13 AT 6:30 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    Flying Lotus has a reputation for being one of the weirdest, popular acts in music today. As an experimental musician and producer, Lotus has created albums of everything from jazz to electronica and everything in between mashed all together. An incredible musician and a strong rapper, FlyLo brings a veritable grab bag of musical styles, instruments, and all around sounds to the experiences that are his live shows. Jump on the saucer and going flying through the universe with this guru

  • Jason Mraz

    October 13 AT 8:00 PM - Warner Theatre

    Jason Mraz won the world over with his smooth vocals and melodies, and the boy-next-door charm of his 2008 single “I’m Yours.” Six years later Mraz is a little older, a little more rugged, but still brings an impeccable sense of melody to his easy listening tracks. Now touring behind his new LP YES!, Mraz is bringing the positive vibes and not-so-silly love songs to DC. Admit it, from the first single you were his.

  • The Janoskians

    October 15 AT 6:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation are a YouTube comedy group originally from Melbourne, Australia. Lots of pranks, gross-out humor, mockumentaries, dares, and skits. They had their first charting hit in 2012 with "Set This World on Fire" peaking it at number 19 in the Australian Singles Chart, and also made it to Top 30 in New Zealand and Top 100 in the UK.

  • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

    October 16 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    The leader of the Strokes is taking his genre spanning side project on the road again. When you step into the 9:30 club, prepare to step into Julian Casablancas + The Voidz musical void. Casablancas fuses a sweeping range of rock and roll sub genres, including garage rock and new wave, and even elements of jazz and world music. With such a dynamic front man leading this eclectic group, their performances are sure to be something spectacular.

  • Joshua Redman

    October 16 AT 8:00 PM - Blues Alley

    As part of the “young lions” generation of Jazz musicians, Joshua Redman has made quite a name for himself and his saxophones. As a graduate of the Berklee School of Music, Redman brings serious musical training and chops. On top of that, he brings a mix of influences from Ornette Coleman to Led Zeppelin into his precise, smooth bop. Look for this saxophone player to bring all his jazz prowess to Blues Alley. October 16th-19th, shows at 8pm and 10pm every night

  • FreedomWalk Festival

    October 17 AT 12:00 PM

    ARLINGTON, VA. This non-competitive walking sport event is called volksmarching. It is a walk for fitness, fun, and fellowship … with the chance to learn something about the US and about other walkers from around the world. Oct. 17-19

  • Bethesda Row Arts Festival

    October 18 AT 11:00 AM - Bethesda Row

    BETHESDA, MD. Each October the streets of Bethesda Row are transformed into an outdoor gallery containing spectacular fine arts and crafts for sale from some of the nation’s outstanding artists and crafters whose work has been selected for technique, originality, and art quality. The finest inceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media will be on display from nearly 200 artists. Saturday, October 18, 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday, October 19, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Tysons Fall Harvest Wine and Beer Festival

    October 18 AT 11:00 AM - Lerner Town Square of Tysons

    TYSONS CORNER, VA. Wine & Beer Admission & Tasting Glass: $35 Advance $40 On-site. Valid 11am - 6pm. Includes a souvenir tasting glass and all-you-care-to-taste wine and beer samples. Admission also includes all performances and all FREE activities of the Fall Festival.

  • NOVA Fall Brewfest

    October 18 AT 11:00 AM

    CENTREVILLE, VA Fall BrewFest is a craft beer festival, providing a great opportunity to try beers from different microbreweries from around the United States. Adult admission is for those 21 years of age and older. Prior to admission, you must present a valid identification documenting that you are at least 21 years of age.

  • Shuckeroo Oyster and Beer Festival

    October 18 AT 11:00 AM

    NW, DC Truly a regional delicacy that the DMV is lucky to have in such quantities, fresh oysters are a delicious way to celebrate the season. Add unlimited samples of more than 60 kinds of beers and lawn games like cornhole, and you have the Shuckeroo Beer and Oyster Fest. Complete with four or five kegs at each table, this festival is all about celebrating the local bounty of the seas and is held at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 18. Choose between a general admission or an early entry ticket, and then select which session (afternoon or evening) you'd like to attend and get ready to slurp to your heart's content.

  • Mimosa March

    October 18 AT 12:00 PM

    NW, DC Enjoy six special editions of the champagne classic -- all INCLUDED in your ticket -- as you explore six of Dupont Circle's best bars during this all day mimosa adventure. You also get specials on food pairings, liquor pairings and additional beers. A portion of ALL proceeds will go to local charities.

  • Shuck It! Beer & Oyster Festival

    October 18 AT 2:00 PM

    NW, DC Come hungry, because your ticket includes all-you-can-eat local oysters -- local suppliers will be on hand to shuck -- and local beers, as well as a whole pig roast, a steamship of beef, and other tasty bites on site.

  • Naked Girls Reading Presents Something Wicked!

    October 18 AT 10:00 PM

    NW, DC This October, DC’s Naked Girls Reading celebrates its three-year anniversary with Naked Girls Reading Presents Something Wicked! Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Cherie Sweetbottom and special guest stars Deanna Danger and Follette Ventdeleau. The Naked Girls will scare the pants off of you with tales to thrill and chill; disturb and perturb; tease, tantalize and terrify! This show will feature a costume contest judged by the Naked Girls themselves, so dress in your spooky best and tarot card readings by the Bewitching Beauty, Cherokee Rose!

  • Sweet and Sour Takeover at the Big Hunt

    October 21 AT 7:00 PM

    NW, DC Sam Adams partners with Jerkface Artisanal Jerky to release two special offerings: Sam Adams KMF Grand Cru and Jerkface’s one-time-only Sweet & Sour Jerky! Big Hunt will also be pouring a lineup of limited release sweet & sour Sam Adams to commemorate the pairing.

  • Metro Comedy Festival

    October 22 AT 6:00 PM - Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill

    NW, DC. The 1st annual Metro Comedy Festival features a FIVE-days competition in Washington DC at the Hyatt Regency Washington Hotel; The Festival is designed for comedians who have less than 10 years of experience in the industry. The idea is to give exposure to the best up and comers - those that truly deserve it. Oct. 22 - 26.

  • Cartoons & Cocktails

    October 23 AT 6:00 PM - National Press Club

    NW, DC. Do you wish you could own a cartoon like that or give it to a friend with an argument-ending flourish or use it as an ice-breaker at meetings? Cartoons & Cocktails is your opportunity to make those wishes come true. Come bid on 100+ matted cartoon originals or prints by professionals across the nation and meet other cartoon enthusiasts.

  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

    October 23 AT 6:00 PM - Howard Theatre

    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are a soulful psychedelic pop band based in Copenhagen/ Denmark. Formed in the summer of 2007 by Mette Lindberg (Vocal) and Lars Iversen (Bass, keys) the band released their debut album 'Fruit' in September 2009 through their own label Small Giants Records and BMG Rights. The album was written, recorded and produced in Lars' small home studio and excellent critical acclaim.

  • Fright at the Museum

    October 23 AT 6:30 PM - Crime Museum

    NW, DC. Crime Museum offers one of the scariest Haunted Houses in the DC Metro Area, called Fright at the Museum, beginning October 23rd through November 1st. Tickets must be purchased in advance ($30) and are valid for that date and time only.

  • Skrillex

    October 24 AT 9:00 PM - Echo Stage

    The King of EDM and dubstep himself brings his court of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites to DC when he headlines two nights at Echo Stage. When the lights go down the dancers, the steppers, and the ravers will congregate to this cathedral of dance and party music. Riding the coattails of his first album Recess, Skrillex brings a huge arsenal of beats, mixes, and crazy sounds to keep the audience raving all night. With five openers over the two nights, it will also be a great chance to see new EDM talent before beholding its royalty. October 24th and 25th, 9pm

  • Blood and Guts Run

    October 25 AT 12:00 PM

    SILVER SPRING. MD. The Blood and Guts Run is an all-ages event that encourages participants to fight their way through our unique course by climbing over the Wall of Death, zooming down the Water Slide, and trudging through our Blood Filled Foam! You will be chased by blood squirting zombies as they try to infect you with their blood-filled water guns. Once you cross the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with a custom made T-shirt and finisher medal! You will have access to entertainment, food trucks, and wild costume competitions.

  • Tour De Carnival

    October 25 AT 12:00 PM

    An afternoon on the rooftop patio turned in to carnival site filled with carnie performers, free games, lots of prizes, 10 New Belgium staples and rarities on tap (all $5), and carnie food all to please your inner child love of whimsy and fun.

  • HiBall Monster Crawl

    October 25 AT 4:30 PM

    ARLINGTON, VA. Start from either Metro: Ballston, Clarendon or Courthouse. Come celebrate the year’s most frightful holiday, dress in your favorite Halloween costume, and enjoy specials from your favorite bars and restaurant. Prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween costumes! Registration bars include: Clarendon Grill, Hard Times Cafe, Green Turtle, First Down Sports Bar & Grill, and Velocity 5 (Social Haus).

  • DC’s Dancing Stars Gala

    October 25 AT 6:00 PM

    TYSONS CORNER, DC. The glitz, glamour and allure of competitive ballroom dancing is coming to the DMV for DC's Dancing Stars Gala on Saturday, October 25. From 6 p.m. to midnight, the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner will host the first annual black-tie dancing challenge. Executive Director Susannah Moss and Fred Astaire Fairfax Studio co-owners and Gala co-Chairs Maria Coakley David and Jim David will bring together notable Washingtonian VIPs to help raise thousands of dollars in support of local charities. Ritz Carlton, Tyson’s Corner.

  • Zombie Ball

    October 25 AT 7:00 PM - Piratz Tavern

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Hot drinks will be served from the outdoor bar, and look for drink specials like the smoking green zombie, brain shooters and more. There will be giveaways and lots of candy.

  • Frighteningly Good Time

    October 25 AT 10:00 PM - Tower Oaks Lodge

    ROCKVILLE, MD. Join Tower Oaks Lodge on Saturday, October 25th at 10 pm for a frighteningly good time. Drink Specials, DJ, Spooky Bar Treats and a Costume Contest. First, second and third place prizes.

  • Nightmare on M Street

    October 26 AT 5:00 PM - Dupont Circle

    NW, DC. Get ready for the East Coast’s largest roaming costume party, as the 14th annual, Nightmare on M Street Halloween Bar Tour takes over DC…ENJOY: 33 Dupont Area Bars, $2 Coors Lights, $3 Blue Moons, $4 Bacardi Drinks, $4 Monster Energy, Various Food & Shot Specials, Costume Contests at McFadden’s & Exchange and No Cover All Night Long.

  • Ne-Yo

    October 27 AT 8:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    This R&B crooner has been a presence in the pop and hip-hop world for almost a decade. As a young songwriter, Ne-Yo helped pen big hits by artists like Mario and since then he’s only continued to grow his list of solo and collaborative hits – the biggest being Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything.” Now touring with his new album Non Fiction, Ne-Yo is sure to bring a mix of the big hits and his hot, fresh material. Come to watch the hit parade keep rolling.

  • Jason Derulo

    October 28 AT 8:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    Prepare to be talked dirty to and to wiggle, as Jason Derulo takes the Fillmore Silver Spring to “The Other Side.” The pop heart throb has been blowing up the Billboard pop charts for over two years with hits like “Whatcha Say” and “Ridin Solo” but got launched into star status with his chart breakers “Talk Dirty” and “Wiggle.” Derulo brings the songs and the dance moves and he will worm his way into your ears and those abs into your mind’s eye.

  • DC Drag Queen Race

    October 28 AT 9:00 PM - Dupont Circle

    NW, DC. Every year on the Tuesday before Halloween, thousands of folks head to Dupont Circle to watch costumed drag queens show off their elaborate outfits and race down 17th Street. This crazy block party lasts for several hours.

  • Day of the Dead Skull Painting

    October 29 AT 7:00 PM - ArtJamz Dupont Studio

    DUPONT CIRCLE, DC. Celebrate Halloween the creative way! Day of the Dead is a unique Mexican holiday that commemorates loved ones who have passed away. Held annually on November 1st, Day of the Dead is celebrated with bright, bold and flamboyant art work such as sugar skulls, used as gift offerings for the dead. Jam with us for a deathly good time while you create your very own bright and colorful sugar skull painting.

  • Zombie Parasites

    October 29 AT 7:30 PM - National Geographic Live

    NW, DC. What if, unbeknownst to you, someone—or something—was controlling your behavior for its own nefarious ends? This nightmare scenario gets acted out over and over across the natural world, from insects to fish—even mammals—as mind-sucking parasites compel their hosts to nurture and protect them. Dress as a zombie for a chance to win a prize. Tickets start at $24

  • Night of the Living Zoo

    October 30 AT 7:00 PM - National Zoo

    NW, DC. Expect a wicked night of fun. With a live band, costume contest, and mind-boggling performance art—including fortune tellers, fire eaters, and illusionists, it is a Halloween party you won't want to miss.

  • Halloween LIVE Thriller Night

    October 31 AT 5:00 PM - Maryland LIVE Casino

    The ultimate Halloween bash takes place at Rams Head Center Stage with a special live performance from the Michael Jackson tribute band WHO’S BAD at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Then, the Halloween Live! Costume Contest kicks off at 11:00 p.m. for the top prize of $2,000 Free Slot Play.

  • Epicure's Elysium Extravaganza

    October 31 AT 5:00 PM - Epicure Cafe

    FAIRFAX, VA. "It's the most wonderful time of the year - no, not that one, this one! Come celebrate All Hollow's Eve, posessed by your favorite heros on the other side. Imagine Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, and Elvis jamming, while Churchill, Renoir, and Sean Meyers get drunk and argue everything. Or better yet, be there and experience it for yourself. "The Zombies" will be playing. And more. Dress as your favorite diseased genius/artist! Admission is only $5, $3 with costume.

  • Nightmare at Dirty Bar

    October 31 AT 6:00 PM - Dirty Bar

    DUPONT CIRCLE, DC. A mirage of wispy grey cobwebs seems to coat the street as the light posts flicker. The wind tears through the trees, blowing out the glow from the candles nestled inside warped pumpkins carved out with wicked smiles lining the path ahead. As the moon rises on the night of Halloween, an ominous shadow casts over Dupont Circle. The Nightmare at Dirty Bar has arrived!

  • Halloween Bash

    October 31 AT 6:00 PM - American Taproom

    CLARENDON, VA. Lagunitas and Jack Daniel's! Costumes rewarded with a free beer and over $300 in prizes for best costume and raffles through out the night including 2 $50 bar tabs. Also, Lagunitas and JD have prizes throughout the night.


    October 31 AT 6:00 PM - SAX

    NW.DC. Sink your fangs into VAMP IT UP. Vampire-inspired evening at SAX on Halloween night! Dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm. Bottle service is available after midnight.

  • The Mansion on O Costume Party

    October 31 AT 7:00 PM - Mansion on O Street

    NW, DC. Halloween costume party, DJ, costume contest with prizes, chocolate fountain, Halloween treasure hunt and cash bar. Tour the 100 room mansion and search for secret doors when you visit! Doors open 8:00 p.m. Party until the wolves howl (at midnight.)

  • Halloween Contest

    October 31 AT 7:00 PM - Shaw Tavern

    NW, DC. Head on down for the annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Miss Vida Love, with DJ Jill Parsons. Contestants must register by 10pm for the contest and 1st prize $250.

  • Thriller on H Street

    October 31 AT 7:30 PM - Joy of Motion Dance Center

    NW, DC. Join JOMDC for a night of thrills, chills and dancing! The evening begins with a workshop to learn the iconic choreography inspired by Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Costumes are suggested for participation. The fun-thrilled night will include contests, door prizes and more! Join us for an evening of fun and excitement….if you dare. $25 - $30


    October 31 AT 8:00 PM - Mahalo Cove

    STERLING,VA. 6th Annual MAHALO-WEEN Bash on 10/31 with Yoko Says No provided by Mahalo Cove. LIVE on the main stage with sound & light show. Costume contest at midnight with $$$ cash $$$ prizes. Door prizes and drink specials also provided.

  • We'll Scare the Funk Outta You Halloween Bash featuring Chopteeth with Special Guest Feedel Band

    October 31 AT 8:30 PM - The Hamilton

    While Halloween maybe fun to get scared, there are so many other ways to celebrate. For a little fear and a whole lot of dancing, swing on over to the Hamilton for their “We'll Scare the Funk Outta You Halloween Bash.” Featuring DC favorite Afrofunk outfit Chopteeth, you should plan to spend most of the night on the dance floor as your groove to their funky blend of new and old. Another Halloween celebration separate from the traditional fair, it is but no less a bad way to spend fright night.

  • The Halloween Circus feat. Jonny Grave & The Tombstones

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Black Cat

    If you’re looking to spend your All Hallows Eve a little different, and for it to be a truly memorable night, look no further than Black Cat’s Halloween Circus. In a smorgasbord of performance and visual arts, the Circus will feature slideshows, Burlesque performances, and a full on presentation by three up-and-coming DC groups. From Humble Fire’s indie props to Rocky and the Pressers’ acoustic chops and Jonny Grave’s blend of Americana, these groups bring a nice twist from the standard Halloween fair. It may not be the scarefest you are looking for, but it’s certainly different.

  • Boo Cruise

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM

    DC. Guests 21 and over enjoy a cash bar all night long. Halloween costumes are encouraged. The cruise also features DJ entertainment and haunting late night views of DC beneath the moon. Enjoy a special Boo Cruise menu with a fun selection of miniature food bites and appetizers, as well as some of our captain's favorites. Departs from Pier 4, Water Street, DC

  • Halloween at Carnegie Library

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Carnegie Library

    NW, DC. Night includes 2 bands, 4 DJs and 4 party areas

  • Halloween Graveyard Jam

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Hard Rock Cafe

    NW, DC. Huge costume party sponsored by Things To Do DC, costume contest, prizes, DJ, dancing, caricaturist from Frankenstein's Castle. First prize in the costume contest is a trip to the Caribbean. October 31, 2014, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St., NW, DC.

  • Halloween Havoc

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Andrew Mellon Auditorium

    NW, DC. Halloween Havoc is the party everyone will be talking about throughout the city. The night will feature a 5-hour premium open bar and the best deal in DC. For a limited time only we are offering an early bird special ticket for $75. We only have 200 early bird tickets available! If you wait to purchase your ticket/s, this deal will be gone. Best price in D.C. for Halloween!

  • Halloween at Mason Inn

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Mason Inn

    NW, DC. 4th Annual Mason Inn Halloween Party on Oct. 31 from 9 pm to 1 am. Enjoy open bar with DJ. Costumes required.

  • Punkin Pint Fright Night

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Dogfish Head Alehouse

    FAIRFAX, VA. Punkin Pint Fright Night with Live music by Paul Lewis at DFH Alehouse Fairfax. Free Punkin Pint Glass with purchase after 9 pm. Chiminea patio area will open that night. Drink Specials: Punkin Martini, Apple Sangria and Bitches Brew. Dogfish Head Merchandise Prizes for Top Three Costumes!

  • Halloween Night Party

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Penn Social

    NW, DC. Halloween Night Party with DJ Alizay and Chris Styles at 801 E St. NW, Washington, DC. Arrive in costume and have a chance to win a bunch of prizes. $10 for cover. Dress up or dress down and go to party!

  • Clockwork Orange Night

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - The Queen Vic

    NE, DC. Clockwork Orange Night at The Queen Vic on Friday, Oct. 31 from 9 pm to 3 am, with films, food, drink specials and Clockwork Orange costumes. No cover fee. Lots of fun and a little creepy (but definitely no ultra-violence).

  • Halloween Party

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Willow Creek Farm

    NW, DC. Willow Creek Farm is having a Halloween Party in the Carriage Bar starting at 9 pm on Friday, October 31. They’ll have a DJ, dancing and an adult costume contest with cash prizes.

  • Big Fat Halloween Party

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Clarendon Grill

    ARLINGTON, VA. Enjoy Clarendon Grill’s annual "Big Fat Halloween Party" starts at 9 pm on Oct. 31, with the band BLUE LABEL and featuring DJ 2 Nutz, and a costume contest! Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.

  • Shawn of the Dead

    October 31 AT 9:30 PM - Arlington Drafthouse

    Arlington, VA. In time for Halloween Season... Shaun of the Dead is one of the best zombie flicks AND IT's A COMEDY! IGN Movies has it listed as #21 of all time. Before you kick the bucket - you must see this comedy. If you have already seen it - you must see it again...

  • Halloween at Mission

    October 31 AT 9:30 PM - Mission

    NW, DC. Halloween at Mission, with 3.5 hour open bar, DJ dance party, light fare and costume contest. Group discounts encouraged.

  • Patriots Pub & Grill Halloween

    October 31 AT 9:30 PM - Patriots Pub & Grill

    FAIRFAX, VA. Come to the Patriots Pub & Grill Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 31st starts at 9:30 pm. Enjoy the atmosphere with Karaoke and Costume Contest. 1st Place wins $100 prize. 2nd Place wins $25 gift certificate. 3rd place wins goodie bag!

  • Halloween Fiesta

    October 31 AT 10:00 PM - La Tasca Spanish Tapas Restaurant & Bar

    ALEXANDRIA,VA. Annual Halloween Fiesta at La Tasca Alexandra on Friday October 31st from 10 pm to 2 am. “Haunted Circus / Freak Show” theme with late night food, drink specials, popcorn & candy, and Scorpio DJs. Well feature freak show and haunted circus décor throughout the establishment. Guests are encouraged to come dressed for the theme. Best circus themed costume will win a $100 Gift Card. No cover charge. 21 and over ONLY.

  • Halloween and Costume Contest Party

    October 31 AT 10:00 PM - Clyde's of Reston

    RESTON, VA. Join Clyde's of Reston on Friday, October 31 from 10 pm to 2 am in the Oak Bar for their Halloween and costume contest party, with Drink Specials, DJ and Costume Contest!