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  • Craft Week at Ten Thousand Villages

    October 2 AT 10:00 AM - Ten Thousand Villages

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. American Craft Week at Ten Thousand Villages. From October 2 through 11, visitors to the store can step into the shoes of our artisans and try their hand and making some of the items they love.

  • AFI Latin American Film Festival

    October 2 AT 12:00 PM - AFI Theatre

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Now in its 26th year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and, with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections. This year’s selection of films will once again include numerous international film festival favorites, award winners, local box office hits and debut works by promising new talents.

  • RebollarDance

    October 3 AT 8:00 PM - Dance Place

    NE, DC. An evening-length premiere celebrating women from diverse cultural traditions, socio-cultural standpoints and dance genres, Sacred Profane is a multi-company collaboration between Artistic Director Erica Rebollar and other feminist, DC-based choreographers. Using technology, personal accounts and global human rights issues as a source for movement, RebollarDance creates a provocative canvas of performative bodies and stories in motion.

  • 5th Annual CVCC: Classic Vino - Classic Cars

    October 4 AT 12:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. The elegance of a “concours d’elegance” comes to Three Fox, and it’ll be in the vineyard! Come see classic British, German and Italian cars, enjoy classic wines from Three Fox Vineyards, cigars and a great atmosphere. Keep watching our web for added details. Live music by The Exaggerations!

  • Brooklyn Brewery #DCMASH Tour

    October 4 AT 12:00 PM - Various Locations

    NW, DC. The Brooklyn Brewery #DCMASH tour returns to DC to celebrate what’s next in food, film, comedy, music and beer. The Mash tour is the largest international traveling food, beer and arts festival, stopping in six U.S. cities, London, and Stockholm in 2015. Brooklyn Brewery is collaborating with local DC - based chefs, entrepreneurs, artisans, craftsmen, artists, comedians, musicians and more to create one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for the whole community to enjoy.

  • Weekend In The Country Featuring Brantley Gilbert & Sam Hunt w/ Thompson Square • Mo Pitney

    October 4 AT 1:00 PM - Merriweather Post Pavilion

    COLUMBIA, MD. Day 2 of WPOC's all day country music festival with some of country music's biggest artists. Tickets $55-$75 // #WITCMPP

  • Heritage BBQ

    October 4 AT 4:00 PM - Dock 5 @ Union Market

    NE, DC. The all-inclusive stand up tasting event features 1,400+ pounds of heritage pig, “pop-up” culinary experiences, premium wines, artisan cheeses, sustainable seafood, hand-crafted spirits, fine cocktails, and a very impressive selection of whiskies, ryes and bourbon. A portion of the proceeds always benefit the local culinary school while building opportunities for local food producers. All tickets include endless drinks and tons of food and are limited to only 250 tickets per event.

  • The BYT Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival Presents… Tig Notaro

    October 4 AT 6:00 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Tig’s stand-up special Boyish Girl Interrupted, which covers her cancer diagnosis and recovery, premiered on HBO this August.

  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls with Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast

    October 4 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The recurring theme throughout Tape Deck Heart, Frank Turner’s fifth album, is change. Those who have followed Turner’s career since he went solo in 2005 won’t be surprised. After 1,400 incendiary live shows and four acclaimed albums, last year saw the musician previously known as a punk poet became a sort of pop star. Tickets: $25.

  • Emily Kinney

    October 4 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Emily Kinney is an actor and songwriter best known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's hit television series "The Walking Dead." Kinney's musical talents have been featured on TV, in musical theater, and in her own releases.

  • Seoul

    October 5 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Indie-pop trio, Seoul, bring their chill wave dance grooves to U Street Music Hall fresh off their first full length studio release, "I Become A Shade". Tickets: $15 // #SeoulUHall

  • Destroyer with Jennifer Castle

    October 5 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Destroyer's previous full-length saw Dan Bejar alluding to David Sylvian, New Order, '80s Miles Davis, Roxy Music's Avalon, and Bryan Ferry's Boys and Girls; constructing lyrics from cue cards sent to him by African-American visual artist Kara Walker; and eulogizing the pallid ghosts of the UK music press ("Sounds, Smash Hits, Melody Maker, NME / All sound like a dream to me"). Tickets: $20.

  • FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks)

    October 5 AT 8:00 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Collaborations, as FFS would have us believe on their debut album, don’t work. You start off deferential, and strangely reverential – and eventually, you’ll need the Dalai Lama to mediate, between all the patronizing, agonizing, navel-gazing and differences in work ethic. So when Los Angeles duo Sparks and Glasgow-based quartet Franz Ferdinand decided to record together, it was a flawed and potentially disastrous idea, right? FFS, you couldn’t be more wrong! Not only is "Collaborations Don’t Work" one of the star attractions of the self-titled record that sprang from their collective loins, but FFS is also one of the strongest albums of either bands’ career.

  • Luna with Diane Coffee

    October 6 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Luna, the New York-based quartet, were last seen on stage in February 2005. In 2015 they will play their first shows in 10 years. Tickets: $25.

  • Oberhofer

    October 6 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    Oberhofer's second album comes with a different sound as the artist shows how he has changed since the death of his roommate. The brighter moments are more brilliant, almost manically so, and the darker hues have deepened in kind.

  • Tyler Ward

    October 6 AT 7:30 PM - Jammin Java

    VIENNA, VA. Tyler Ward has become a well-known artist in part through his use of social media, posting a mix of covers and originals on YouTube. Ward has successfully completed four worldwide headlining tours and has played shows with many mainstream artists including Switchfoot, The Beach Boys, Aloe Blacc, The Jonas Brothers, The Fray and many more.

  • National Kale Day

    October 7 AT 12:00 AM

    On October 7, retailers, bloggers, chefs, food influencers and other media members will be joining in on a digital conversation through the sharing of recipes, photos and posts, as well as a Twitter party, which had over a million impressions last year. In conjunction to digital efforts, there will also be in-person events around the country and on-air interviews with the movement's founders:

  • WAVVES & Twin Peaks

    October 7 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Fresh off a brand new album with "The Cloud Nothings", WAVVES, the garage surf-rock project of Nathan Williams, comes to 9:30 Club alongside Twin Peaks, the Chicago based garage rock quartet. Tickets $20 // #WAVVESPeaks930

  • Ford’s Theatre Under 35 Night performance of The Guard

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

    NW, DC. Enjoy an evening at Ford's Theatre with a special performance of The Guard. After the performance, Ford’s invites you to stay late for a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and seethe theatre in a brand new light.

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  • The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle Live

    October 8 AT 6:30 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. For the first time ever, British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, will bring their seminal 1968 album "Odessey & Oracle" to American stages – an event fans have awaited for almost 50 years! Tickets: $45 // #ZombiesLincoln

  • Kurt Vile and The Violators w/ Waxahatchee & Luke Roberts

    October 8 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Vile comes to 9:30 Club in October. Since his early days with "The War On Drugs", Kurt's critically acclaimed solo career has shifted to a more acoustic based vibe, focusing on the vulnerability and rawness of his rather lo-fi recordings. Tickets: $25 // #Vile930

  • Maryland Band Directors Band

    October 8 AT 7:30 PM - Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Michelle Humphries, Percussion DMA, Percussion Faculty, Towson University Featuring Rob Putt conducting "October" by Eric Whitacre Debussy – “Fetes." Event is free!

  • 2015 Sweet Home Virginia Gala

    October 9 AT 6:00 PM - Sheraton Tysons Corner

    TYSONS CORNER, VA. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia's annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala raises critical funds to support its work in the region. Approximately 600 business leaders, philanthropists, and community organizers participate in the gala. A pillar of this event is the presentation of the Community Foundation's Community Leadership Award for outstanding service and commitment to Northern Virginia, presented to Jim Wordsworth of J.R. Goodtimes, Inc. this year. The evening will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a live auction and award presentation. Dress is black tie attire. Individual tickets are $300 and sponsorships are available from $750 to $25,000.

  • Owl City w/ Rozzi Crane

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

    NW, DC. Owl City mastermind Adam Young is constantly creating music. It doesn’t matter if he’s backstage before a gig or sitting in an airport terminal, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will typically be penning tunes on his laptop. His third full-length album nods to that process with the highly apropos title Mobile Orchestra [Republic Records]. Following up his acclaimed 2012 studio album The Midsummer Station, the record sees Owl City progress once more, veering off the beaten path in the process. Tickets: $25 // #OwlCity930

  • Megan Hilty

    October 9 AT 7:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. The acclaimed vocalist and actress from Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and NBC’s hit musical drama Smash, performing theatrical favorites and songs off her debut album, It Happens All the Time.

  • DC Adventure Film Festival

    October 9 AT 7:00 PM - Naval Heritage Center

    NW, DC. Two nights of action-packed adventure films, speakers, and Q&A with filmmakers for adventure-sports lovers in the DC area.

  • Mew with The Dodos

    October 9 AT 10:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Matching their fascinating, enigmatic album titles and lyrics, the Danes’ music follows its own unique path, transporting a pure-pop sensibility through ever-evolving scenery and around exhilarating hairpin bends, making music as layered and expansive as it is charismatic and melodic. Tickets: $25 // #Mew930

  • Reston Oktoberfest

    October 10 AT 12:00 AM - Reston Town Center

    RESTON, VA. Reston Oktoberfest is coming to the Reston Town Center on Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11th. Enjoy live German entertainment during the day with the Alpine Dances, Low’nBrows German Band and King Park German Band. Cover and Party bands at night. Get off the couch and get ready for the Oktoberfest Reston Pumpkin 5K, and Kid’s Pumpkin Dash Sunday morning, October 11th, with an 8:15 am start. Your finish line can kick off your Oktoberfest experience!! Dress up in your German flair or debut your Halloween costume, and plan to join in the fall fun.

  • Capitol City Oktoberfest

    October 10 AT 12:00 PM - Capitol City Brewing

    NW, DC. RESCHEDULED. The Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest! Cap City is hosting their 15th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest. They will have 60+ breweries giving out 4 oz. samples. Throughout the event there will be local food vendors, an authentic German band and authentic Oktoberfest food.

  • Taste of DC

    October 10 AT 12:00 PM - Washington, DC

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

  • Cheesetoberfest

    October 10 AT 12:00 PM - Fordham & Dominion Brewing

    DOVER, DE. Cheestoberfest is an all-out, no holds barred, grilled cheese competition, being held at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, that features 20 Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Philadelphia restaurants (THE PROS) VS. 20 random people (JOES) who want to throw down against the best!

  • Movin' On - October

    October 10 AT 1:30 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Movin' On will be playing classic rock music from the 60s to now at Three Fox Vineyards from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Lissie

    October 10 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Raised in the riverside town of Rock Island, IL, singer-songwriter Lissie Maurus draws inspiration from her blue-collar Midwestern roots to create her own form of indie-folk music. Tickets: $20 // #LissieUHall

  • DC Casineros & Ernesto “Gato” Gatell y su Banda

    October 10 AT 8:00 PM - Dance Place

    NE, DC. DC Casineros opens the evening with a series of modern dance and Cuban popular dance pieces in tribute to “The Cuban Guitarist,” the late Ernesto Tamayo. Following the performances, Ernesto “Gato” Gatell and his eight-member band perform Son, Mambo and Guaracha music to get the audience up and dancing with Yudisleidy Valdez Mena and members of DC Casineros dance company.

  • The Growlers

    October 10 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The music of The Growlers is unmistakable. Sure, you can hone in on some influences baked into the work of this California-bred band. Heck, even they'd cop to a few, like Ricky Nelson and The Clash. But once those same RIYL tags have been filtered through the minds and hands and voices of this five-piece, there's simply nothing else like it. The Growlers took the phrase "Beach Goth" as an apt descriptor of their music. Sunburned and salty, that term perfectly describes their distinctive melding of reverb heavy surf guitar and Bakersfield-style honky tonk with 80s post-punk. Tickets: $20 // #Growlers930

  • Lucero

    October 11 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Lucero is a five piece country-punk rock band from Memphis, Tennesse. Known as one of the hardest working touring bands over the past 20 years, Lucero comes to 9:30 Club in October. Tickets: $25 // #Lucero930

  • Jim Beam Bottle Signing and Tasting with Fred Noe

    October 12 AT 5:00 PM

    LEESBURG, VA. Beam Distiller Frederick Booker Noe III, great-grandson of Jim Beam, learned about whiskey under the tutelage of his father, legendary Master Distiller Booker Noe. He now travels the world sharing Beam family history and its legacy of whiskey-making with bourbon enthusiasts everywhere. Come meet Fred Noe, sample Jim Beam products and get an signed bottle at VA ABC store #166, located at 506 Fort Evans Plaza II, Leesburg, VA. 20175.

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  • Bo Burnham

    October 12 AT 6:30 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Bo Burnham is a teenager and comedian. in 2006, he wrote songs, posted them online, and lots of people saw them. Then, he started playing live shows. He played at colleges, clubs and theaters. People came. In August of 2008, four days after his 18th birthday, he became the youngest person to record a comedy central special. He released a CD in march 2009. Some people think he is funny. Tickets: $39.50 // #BurnhamLincoln

  • The Ann Wilson Thing- October 12

    October 12 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. For two nights, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and lead singer of Heart—who brought you Top 40 hits like “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man”—presents an evening of blues, soul, and rock, plus covers from her favorite artists.

  • Reptar w/ Young Empires • Breathers

    October 13 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC.There are four boys who make up Reptar. This sonic wanderlust extends from African Music to post-punk to psych-pop and converges joyously in songs such as "Blastoff" and "Rainbounce," and it's won them high fives from NPR and NME alike.

  • Neon Indian

    October 13 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Neon Indian: "If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then total re-imagination from song scraps must be something far more warm, mutant, and mutual. I hope you enjoy them."

  • Joywave with Alpine

    October 14 AT 6:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Joywave are a humorously self-aware indie-pop quintet from Rochester, NY. Their most recent EP, How Do You Feel?, was released to critical acclaim and earned them praise from Rollingstone Magazine as well as an opening slot for The Killers. Tickets: $15 // #JoywaveUHall

  • The Word featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, NMA w/ Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers

    October 14 AT 7:00 PM

    NW, DC. Fourteen years may have passed between albums for THE WORD, but that's no suggestion of broken bonds. Nor of broken strings. A love of music, of extended improvisational collaboration, of closing the eyes and channeling the feel—these are the ties that bind THE WORD. The genesis of THE WORD began in the year 1998, when the Avant-jazz and funk group Medeski, Martin & Wood took the burgeoning North Mississippi Allstars on their first tour. Tickets: $35 // #TheWord930

  • Chris Cornell

    October 14 AT 8:00 PM - Strathmore Theatre

    BETHESDA, MD. Rock and roll legend Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) brings his iconic voice to Bethesda for an acoustic night featuring songs from his new album and old classics.

  • Benjamin Clementine

    October 14 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. One of Rolling Stone’s new artists you need to know, this poetic singer/songwriter likened to Nina Simone went from busking on the streets of Paris to becoming the most shared artist on Spotify—discover his emotive, piano-driven songs and “extraordinary voice” that will have you “floored” (The Irish Times).

  • Cherub w/ Hippie Sabotage

    October 15 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Cherub will be bringing their electric new live set up to the 9:30 Club on October 15th, 2015. Fans will be able catch the duo performing with additional musicians on stage; their producer Nick Curtis on drums and longtime friend Jordan Bartlett on guitar and keys. Jordan and Jason could not be more excited about hitting the stage as a four piece band, and this fresh new reinterpretation of their live show has been years in the making and is an exciting new chapter in their musical adventure. Expect new songs, old songs and a Cherub show like you've never seen before! For more information, please visit Tickets: $20 // #Cherub930

  • Sam Bush

    October 15 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. When the “King of Newgrass” pulls out his Grammy-winning fusion of bluegrass and rock, he “proves time and again that he is one of the greatest and most innovative mandolin players alive” (American Songwriter).

  • The Art of John Lennon to Present

    October 16 AT 10:00 AM - Tyson Corner Center

    MCCLEAN, VA. In his art, John Lennon, the legendary musician, songwriter, poet, philosopher and artist, delivered a consistent message – peace and love. John Lennon’s artwork celebrates human love and communication – two themes at the heart of his contribution to the art of the twentieth century.

  • Leon Bridges with Kali Uchis

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

    NW, DC. Right off the release of his debut album "Coming Home," soul artist Leon Bridges comes to 9:30 Club.

  • Oddisee w/ Good Cmpny

    October 16 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. DC native Oddisee, the iTunes Music Award winner 2012, comes to U Street Music Hall for a night of contemporary hip-hop set to a backdrop of intricate drums, lush instrumentation and soul-stirring harmonies. Tickets: $20 // #OddiseeUHall

  • Crystal Bowersox with Seth Glier

    October 16 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA.“Bluesy and soulful, with a voice incapable of artifice” (The Washington Post), this dynamic singer/songwriter from American Idol performs her brand of emotive folk, rock, and country music.

  • Fredericksburg Fall Brew Fest

    October 17 AT 11:00 AM - Fredericksburg Fairgrounds

    FREDERICKSBURG, VA. Enjoy over 40 craft brewers from all over the region sampling (Over 80 Samples) some of their award winning beers. Live Home Brewing Demonstrations provided by The Brew Shop. Sit down and enjoy a demonstration on how to brew your own beer at home. For those of you who enjoy a glass of wine or whiskey, they will also have a select number of Virginia Wineries and Distilleries sampling their award winning beverages as well. Live Music acts will take the stage throughout the day.

  • Nova Brew Fest

    October 17 AT 11:00 AM - Bull Run Regional Park

    CENTREVILLE, VA. This Fall BrewFest provides a great opportunity to try fall, winter and holiday seasonal brews from local (VA, DC & MD) and regional (PA, DE, WV & NC) craft breweries. More than 50 local and regional breweries will be pouring. The last, best BrewFest of 2015 will also feature cooking with beer demonstrations, cornhole tournament, family area, bands and food!

  • Tysons Fall Harvest Wine & Beer Festival

    October 17 AT 12:00 PM - Lerner Town Square of Tysons

    TYSONS CORNER, VA. The 2nd Annual Tysons Fall Harvest Wine & Beer Festival is back! Last year was great fun and families came from all over the Metro DC area. Enjoy The Fall Harvest as you stroll through the arts and crafts booths and taste some of the fun flavors of Fall included unlimited sampling of wine and beer in a souvenir tasting glass. It is all here for the reaping… bring your family and friends and carve out some special memories.

  • Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

    October 17 AT 12:00 PM - Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village

    DOVER, DE. Satisfy your Senses at the sixth annual event that blends Delaware's finest wineries, breweries and distilleries into one fantastic experience! The event is Delaware's only festival that offers all its vintners, brewers and distillers at one event. A number of select local eateries will be preparing Delaware delicacies such as seafood, barbecue, mouth-watering gourmet sandwiches and even cupcakes made with local wine and beer.



    NW, DC. Join us throughout the year for a series of seminars on the history of the cocktail, curated by the National Archives Foundation's "Chief Spirits Advisor" Derek Brown

  • Tobias Jesso Jr.

    October 17 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. GOON is the debut album from Tobias Jesso Jr. A songwriter first and foremost, the album is a collection of timeless songs, all written on piano in Tobias' living room in N. Vancouver and recorded with added production and instrumentation in a range of studios in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville and Vancouver. Tickets: $20 // #TJJr930

  • Kacey Musgraves

    October 17 AT 6:30 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Grammy-award winning country star Kacey Musgraves comes for an intimate show at Lincoln Theatre. Tickets: $45 // #KaceyMLincoln

  • Folk Dances of India

    October 17 AT 7:30 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Enjoy a rich cultural experience of beautiful folk dance and music from India right at Wolf Trap.

  • alight dance theater

    October 17 AT 8:00 PM - Dance Place

    NE, DC. Featuring two world premieres, Sacred Geographies by Artistic Director Angella Foster and Dixie Fried by Resident Choreographer Wayles Haynes, alight dance theater contemplates our sacred spaces and our sense of home in an evening of visually electric modern dance and live music from Harp 46. Plus, in celebration of NASA’s 25th Anniversary of the Hubble launch, the reprise of Stargazing explores the cosmos, their mythical origins and ultimate demise.

  • SPANDA Indian Classical Dance - Performance

    October 17 AT 8:00 PM - Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Bharatanatyam, one of the most magnificent dance forms of India, is presented by Spanda in a fresh and imaginative new way. Created and choreographed by world-renowned dancer Leela Samson, Spanda’s distinctive choreography rediscovers the essence of Bharatanatyam, highlighting its beauty through the use of subtle pattern and movement.

  • Old 97's

    October 17 AT 10:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The Old 97's emerged from Dallas twenty years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy. 'Most Messed Up' follows their recent two-volume set, 'The Grand Theatre,' which found the band as "lifers writing for keeps," according to Rolling Stone, and their 2013 EP featuring Waylon Jennings, 'Old 97's & Waylon Jennings.' Tickets: $25 // #Old97s930

  • DC Oysterfest

    October 18 AT 12:00 PM - Union Market

    NE, DC. Oysters will be served in abundance, offering Rappahannock River Oyster Company’s own bivalves, sustainably farmed throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. More than just oysters, the festival will feature food, beer and wine from some of the best producers in the D.C. area! Look for 3 Stars Brewing Company, Hardywood Brewery, Red Apron, Gordy’s Pickles, Early Mountain Wine, Pepe by José Andres, DC Slices, Capitoline Vermouth, Flying Dog Brewery, Dolcezza, James River Distillery and more!

  • Smallpools w/ Phoebe Ryan & Machineheart

    October 18 AT 6:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Los Angeles-based electro-pop four piece, Smallpools, comes to 9:30 Club after a string of accomplishments including a No. 1 single on Hype Machine, and tours with Two Door Cinema Club, Walk the Moon and other notable indie-pop acts. Tickets: $25 //#Smallpools930

  • Pat Travers Band

    October 18 AT 7:30 PM - Jammin Java

    VIENNA, VA. In 1979, the Pat Travers Band recorded what would become one of the slickest and hottest guitar-rock albums ever committed to vinyl. “Live! Go for What You Know” released on Polydor Records went Platinum and was a huge success internationally and acclaimed by their musical peers, fans, and music critics alike. It was high-energy. It was electric. It was lightning in a bottle.

  • Battles

    October 19 AT 10:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Battles is the rhythmically genius project of Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier that combines computerized loops with avant-garde vocals, as a perfect mesh of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. Tickets: $20 // #Battles930

  • Yuna

    October 20 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. In a remarkably short period of time, Yuna has risen from regional D.I.Y. notoriety to full-on international stardom. In the process, the charismatic young singer-songwriter from Malaysia—who makes her Verve Records debut with Nocturnal—has become the first artist from her homeland to conquer the American market.

  • X Ambassadors w/ Skylar Grey • Kevin Garrett

    October 21 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Some of our most enduring rock and roll is built upon the following truth: Sometimes you have to replant yourself to find your roots. Nearly a decade ago, three of the four young members of Ithaca, New York quartet X Ambassadors left home with great ambition, vowing not to look back. Like so many small ­town kids before them, they yearned to find fame and fortune in the city. They wanted, as they confess in one of their most powerful new songs, to "go big." Tickets: $20 // #TheVHSTour930

  • U Street Music Hall Presents… Matoma

    October 21 AT 11:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Matoma has become a staple in the tropical house genre. His love for extraordinary voice talents and catchy lyrics has led him to the world of remixing, adding a brand new feel to existing hit songs.

  • Old Dominion

    October 22 AT 7:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Blending old-fashioned country charm with lyrical wit and rock ’n’ roll grit, these country rockers with Virginia roots take the stage for their nationwide tour. Shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

  • Julian Casablancas + The Voidz w/ Craft Spells

    October 22 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) + The Voidz are an indie rock super-group, playing avant-garde style music, mixing elements of punk rock, electronica and hip hop all under an indie rock umbrella. Tickets: $35 // JCVoidz930

  • New Found Glory and Yellowcard

    October 22 AT 7:30 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Pop Punk is taking over the Fillmore for a night. New Found Glory and Yellowcard are bringing out their popular hit songs such as, "Only One," "It's Not Your Fault," "Ocean Avenue," and "Truth of My Youth."

  • Disclosure

    October 22 AT 8:00 PM - Echostage

    NE, DC. The GRAMMY®-nominated duo have established themselves as keen musical curators.

  • Boo at the Zoo

    October 23 AT 5:30 PM - National Zoo

    NW, DC. Bats, spiders, owls, oh my! See the animals at the zoo while trick-or-treating. Enjoy animal encounters, keeper talks, festive decorations, and haunted trails at the annual National Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Costumed volunteers will hand out candy at more than 40 treat stations.

  • Joe Jackson

    October 23 AT 6:30 PM - Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC.Joe Jackson is an English songwriter and composer. Throughout his impressive musical career spanning almost 40 years, Jackson has accrued five grammy nominations, released 19 solo albums, and experimented with everything from jazz-pop to ska/punk rock. Tickets: $55, $75 // #JoeJLincoln

  • Autre Ne Veut

    October 23 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Anxiety is the full-length follow up to Autre Ne Veut's 2010 self-titled debut, which was for many the definitive post-millennial Failure Pop statement outside of time and style.

  • Jonathan Biss, pianist - Chamber Music at The Barns

    October 23 AT 7:30 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Renowned American pianist praised for his “dynamically precise” (The Boston Globe) artistry returns to Wolf Trap as the inaugural Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at The Barns.

  • Aer

    October 23 AT 8:00 PM - The Fillmore Silver Spring

    SILVER SPRING, MD. Hip Hop duo, Aer, is bringing their Boston sound to Silver Spring while promoting their third album, "One of a Kind."

  • Washington Samulnori! Performing Live at the Brentwood Arts Exchange Listening Room

    October 23 AT 8:00 PM - Brentwood Art Exchange

    BRENTWOOD, MD. An entertaining, interactive performance of traditional Korean percussion!The Washington Samulnori will delight you with their repertoire integrating influences of folk and religious music from Korea.

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  • Blood and Guts Run

    October 24 AT 9:00 AM - Bull Run Regional Park

    CENTREVILLE, VA. The Blood and Guts Run is a 5k obstacle run for all-ages that encourages participants to fight their way through our unique course by climbing over the Wall of Death, zooming down the Bloody Water Slide, and trudging through our Blood Filled Foam. Zumba Fusion Dance Party, Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Costume Competition and more.

  • Harvest Festival at Three Fox Vineyards

    October 24 AT 12:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Come to Three Fox and join us for a hayride and lots of fall fun! Roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Enjoy live music by The Exaggerations!

  • Livin' la Dolce Vita!

    October 24 AT 12:00 PM - Three Fox Vineyards

    DELAPLANE, VA. Spend a day with us experiencing la dolce vita! Enjoy a picnic in our meadow (complete with a nap in one of our creek-side hammocks), play bocce ball or corn hole in the vineyard, sit at one of our hillside tables, on our tented al fresco terazza, or our brick patio and take in the view while you enjoy our wines which are made in the old world tradition. Enjoy some Three Fox wine while listening to The Ice Kittens, an indie and alternative rock band.

  • Baltimore Craft Beer Festival

    October 24 AT 12:00 PM - Canton Waterfront Park

    CANTON WATERFRONT PARK, MD. Held at beautiful Canton Waterfront Park in downtown Baltimore, the festival will feature the widest selection of MD craft breweries in the state and a homebrew competition, sponsored by Nepenthe Hombrew, where attendees have the opportunity to judge their favorites! Boasting all of the best parts of Baltimore, the event includes live Baltimore bands, local food trucks, trivia, corn hole and more!

  • Mikky Ekko

    October 24 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Mikky Ekko, the genius singer-songwriter behind Rihanna's grammy nominated single "Stay", comes to U Street Music Hall, just before the release of his brand new solo album, "Time". Tickets:$15 // #EkkoUHall

  • The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Screening - Washington West Film Festival

    October 24 AT 7:30 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Lederhosen and veils welcome! Maria, the Von Trapp family, and even the Lonely Goatherd are back to bring you a few of your favorite things—don’t miss the 50th anniversary showing of this classic film starring Julie Andrews.

  • Bowen McCauley Dance

    October 24 AT 8:00 PM - Dance Place

    NE, DC. For 20 years, Bowen McCauley Dance has energized audiences with vibrant choreography – a fusion of contemporary and classical techniques set to a sweeping range of musical styles. Showcasing Founding Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley’s vision, this award-winning company presents its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring spirited dancers, live music and their work with outreach programs for diverse communities.

  • Lotus w/ Pan Astral

    October 24 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious.


    October 24 AT 10:00 PM - LIV nightclub

    NW, DC. LIV's Halloween party. Free entry and bar with RSVP.

  • Cold War Kids Featuring Dearland Horns w/ Maudlin Strangers & Kinsey

    October 25 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Californian indie-rockers Cold War Kids come to 9:30 Club 11 years and five albums after their formation. Tickets: $30 // #CWK930

  • Green River Ordinance

    October 25 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Over the decade long journey from their first incarnation as 13 and 14 year old kids in Fort Worth, Texas to the upcoming release of their latest EP, "Chasing Down the Wind," Green River Ordinance has evolved steadily.

  • Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band

    October 26 AT 6:30 PM - The Lincoln Theatre

    NW, DC. Josh Ritter is a critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter. His new album Sermon On the Rocks, set to release this October, was recorded in New Orleans earlier this year, and has been dubbed his most freewheeling and adventurous record to date. Tickets: $45 // #RitterLincoln

  • Peaches w/ Deap Vally

    October 26 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Musician, producer and filmmaker Peaches heads to the 9:30 Club following the release of her fifth studio album, "RUB". Tickets: $25 // #Peaches930

  • DC High Heel Race

    October 27 AT 5:00 PM - Dupont Circle

    DUPONT CIRLCE, DC. An annual DC event since 1987, the DC High Heel Drag Queen Race has probably left a lot of unaware drag race-seekers mighty confused upon arriving at Dupont Circle. Normally held on the Tuesday prior to Halloween, the DC High Heel Drag Queen Race attracts thousands of spectators to witness lots of costumed dudes – some of whom have legs many women only wish they had – sprint down 17th street, their high heels a-clacking and fake boobs a-bouncing. Free

  • UB40 feat Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue w/ Radio Riddler

    October 27 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. UB40 formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England. Since then, the band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved huge international success. The band has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984, were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. Tickets: $40 // #UB40at930

  • AlunaGeorge

    October 27 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. AlunaGeorge are Aluna Francis and George Reid. "Aluna" means "come here" in the Mwera dialect of Tanzania, "pupil" in Portugese and "Mother Earth" in Mayan. "George" means George. AlunaGeorge's songs hinge on the chemistry between Aluna's cool, commanding, distinctly British vocals and George's disorientating brew of warped samples, twitching beats and thick, woozy bass. The contrast's the thing. Tickets: $22 // #ALUNAGUHall

  • Strange Talk w/ Intergalactix

    October 28 AT 7:00 PM - U Street Music Hall

    NW, DC. Strange Talk is Stephen Docker, a former classical violinist from the Australian Youth Orchestra, and Gerard Sidhu, a DJ/Producer. Their sound is classic in its approach but forward thinking in its production. The spark that flew was the track 'Climbing Walls'. This revved up dance pop track delivers what Neon Gold calls "an unwavering refusal to settle for mediocrity… with vocal chops that will set hearts on fire" – being the first melody ever written by Stephen, and his debut singing behind a microphone! 'Climbing Walls' hit No.1 on the Billboard's Uncharted Charts, No.1 most popular on Hype Machine, airplay on Radio 1, Triple J and Nova (as well as being Unearthed by Triple J), and receiving over half a million views on YouTube. Tickets: $16 // #StrangeTUHall


    October 29 AT 6:30 PM - JW Marriott

    NW, DC. The Whisky Extravaganza makes its stop in the nation's capital. Taste some of the finest whiskies along with premium imported cigars and a souvenir glass.

  • Garbage (First Night Sold Out! Second Night Added!)

    October 29 AT 7:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Garbage is an indie-rock 4 piece consisting of legendary producers Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and singer Shirley Manson. Tickets: $40 // #Garbage930

  • Willie Nile

    October 29 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Take an “American Ride” with “one of the best singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene” (The New York Times), as he performs his rock ’n’ roll anthems, and piano-driven melodies from his latest album, If I Was A River.

  • Night of the Living Zoo

    October 30 AT 6:30 PM - National Zoo

    NW, DC. Wear your best costume while enjoying the zoo by moonlight. Experience bone-chilling and mind-boggling performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.21+. A valid ID is required for admission.

  • Catherine Russell

    October 30 AT 8:00 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. Get ready for the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist whose “singing is drenched in emotion, drama, experience and pure swing” (The Wall Street Journal) as she does “justice to the legacies of such icons as Fats Waller and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as many sub-styles of the blues” (NPR).

  • All Good Presents… Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

    October 30 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. Funk, Rock, Electric energy: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. One of the fastest growing emerging artists in the jam and festival scene these days, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment. Tickets: $15 // #PigeonsPPP930

  • Synetic Theater's Vampire's Ball

    October 30 AT 8:00 PM - Synetic Theater

    ARLINGTON, DC. The Vampire's Ball will follow the performance of Alice in Wonderland. Guests will dance the night away, courtesy of Resident Composer and Halloween DJ Konstantine Lortkipanidze. The event includes an open bar, light appetizers and costume contest with prizes.

  • Halloween Hell Bell

    October 30 AT 9:00 PM - Aura Lounge

    NW, DC. Enter the 7 Gates of Hell with sexiest demons in the Capital Region! Dress in your sexiest Hell Ball Halloween Costumes and add a Fetish Twist to it! Demons, Angels & Creatures of the Night!

  • Spy Fright

    October 31 AT 11:00 AM - International Spy Museum

    NW, DC. Go deep undercover this Halloween at the Spy Museum where spooks of every kind will be on the prowl. Spend the scariest night of the year at the place where disguises aren't just for Halloween!

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  • Clarendon Halloween Crawl

    October 31 AT 2:00 PM

    CLARENDON, VA. Celebrate the scariest time of the year with your favorite ghouls and goblins at a bar­hop through Clarendon’s most popular bars

  • Official Halloween PubCrawl Washington D.C.

    October 31 AT 3:00 PM - Dupont Circle

    NW, DC. Rather than opting for those stereotypical Halloween parties that will keep you standing in one place for hours on end, why not frolic around the city, hopping from bar to bar and enjoy the scene like never before? This year the producer's of the world's largest pub crawl are at it again as they host a phenomenal event that will put all others on this night to shame - the Official Halloween PubCrawl.

  • A Very Special Solo Evening With Joan Armatrading: Final North American Performances of her Final World Tour (Night 1)

    October 31 AT 7:30 PM - The Barns at Wolf Trap

    VIENNA, VA. The critically acclaimed English singer/songwriter known for her suave guitar playing performs hits like "Love and Affection," Drop the Pilot," and uplifting compositions of folk, rock, and blues, in her first and final solo tour.

  • All Good Presents… The Revivalists

    October 31 AT 8:00 PM - 9:30 Club

    NW, DC. The formation of The Revivalists was all about chance, but everything since then has been a combination of hard work, awesome music, and friendship. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home. The result is like English spoken with an exotic accent: familiar, yet difficult to pin down. Tickets: $22 // #Revivalists930


    October 31 AT 8:00 PM - Renaissance Hotel

    NW, DC. This is the 4th annual party and will feature a DJ and dancing, valet parking, cocktails and more. 80'S and 90'S hip-hop, house, reggae and more. Costumes are highly encouraged. VIP tickets are available, $50.

  • Halloween Social

    October 31 AT 8:00 PM - W Washington DC

    NW, DC. Revel in the night at the hottest Halloween party in the Capital. Sip on cocktails and dance to live DJ beats. Best Costume Contest winner will receive a sleepover package in a Wow Suite with a Recovery breakfast. On POV rooftop.

  • Halloween Party at RedZone Grill ft. Another Day Band

    October 31 AT 8:30 PM - RedZone Grill

    FAIRFAX, VA. We're bringing the Halloween Costume party to RedZone Grill & Seafood - one of the hottest spots in Fairfax. Join us for an evening of live music, incredible food, and great service. There will also be a cash prize for the best costume. The first of three sets starts at 8:30 p.m.


    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.

  • Monster Bash & Costume Party

    October 31 AT 9:00 PM - Bethesda DoubleTree

    BETHESDA, MD. This huge party will feature a DJ and dance floor, costume contest with prizes; best male, best female, best couple, grand prize best themed, complimentary sweets, sugars, spice dessert station, Halloween movie theaters, cash bars and more.

  • Halloween Party at the Mission

    October 31 AT 9:30 PM - Mission

    NW, DC. Party will feature three hours of open bar on both floors of the venue and the outdoor patio. DJ entertainment will be provided from start to finish. At 1 am when the open bar ends, cash bar will be available until 3 am.

  • Newmyer Flyer Presents: Halloween Howl

    October 31 AT 9:30 PM - The Hamilton

    NW, DC. It's a graveyard smash with live performances of Halloween songs including Thriller, Werewolves of London, and Black Magic Woman.

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  • House Of Wax DC: An Open Bar Halloween Party

    October 31 AT 10:00 PM - Madame Tussands

    NW, DC. The most exciting Halloween Party has hit the World Famous, Madame Tussaud's DC! The members of "3D Music Group" have joined together to bring you "House of Wax DC: An Open Bar Halloween Party!" Featuring one of the DC's most popular DJs, DJ Schemes!