Comings and Goings on Halloween

Halloween is here, and that can only mean mounds of candy, elaborate costumes and over-the-top parties. While there is the annual sidewalk display of costumed adults wandering around Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, the popular, scary holiday offers more.

There will be a plethora of activities for all ages to enjoy, such as the Book Hill Trick or Treating Walk, presented by Citizens Association of Georgetown and the Georgetown Business Improvement District. Book Hill merchants with signs posted in their windows will be getting in the not-so-spooky spirit and handing out candy to all who want some.

You can head down Embassy Row for an international twist on your typical trick-or-treating style. A wide range of countries will be opening their doors to trick-or-treaters for a tour of each building and light refreshments – between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

After taking the kiddies from door to door, you can head on over to Fantom comics in Dupont Circle for a family-friendly Halloween party with bag designing, party games and much more. Maybe if you’re lucky enough to find a sitter for after hours stick around the comic store, as it kicks off its adults-only portion of the night.

Do you enjoy the adrenaline rush of a good scary movie? Well, Angelika Pop-Up partners with chef Spike Mendelsohn to create a snack-and-film evening. Hitchcock’s “Psycho” will be shown, coupled with a one-of-a-kind goodie bag that will include sushi popcorn and chocolate bacon.

If costume contests and creepy Halloween inspired cocktails are more your thing, the W Hotel and Penn Social will both be hosting costume parties with the chance to win some great prizes.

For all of the music buffs, both Tropicalia and Black Cat will have some great stage performances late into the evening. Jonny Grave & the Tombstones, Rocky and the Pressers and a burlesque show will take the stage at the Black Cat. As for Tropicalia, expect to see an eight-piece, ska-infused brass band, Black Massala and the Japanese funk band Osaka Monaurail.

So, there’s no excuse not to go out and celebrate. With all this Halloween has to offer, it’s impossible not to find something to do.

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