Weekend Round Up: Oct. 28 – 31
By October 28, 2021 0 439•
Happy All Hallows’ Eve week! We hope you have a ghoulishly good time this weekend at all of these Halloween-themed events.
Take the Family to a Haunted Halloween Hunt
This Tudor Place scavenger hunt has a spooky twist! On Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m., don your Halloween costumes with the family and make a creepy craft to take home. You can explore the garden to find bats, spiders and other Halloween fun. Those who finish the hunt get a special prize. The suggested ages for the event are older elementary school, about 7 through 12 years of age. More information on the event can be found here.
Take a Haunted Halloween Walking Tour with Dumbarton House
Celebrate Halloween weekend with Dumbarton House with a “Virtual Spirits of Georgetown” virtual walking tour. D.C. tour guide Dwane Starlin will livestream a walking tour about local hauntings. Tickets are $10 and the tour will be livestreamed October 31 from 1 – 2 p.m. More information on the event can be found here.
See a Screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a Live Shadow Cast
Do the Time Warp (truly — the movie is 45 years old!) with a limited-engagement tour hosted by the original Brad Majors, Barry Bostwick. The screening will include the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and as usual, lots of audience participation. Costumes are encouraged! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. More information on the show can be found here.
The 23rd Annual Nightmare on M St. Bar Crawl is This weekend
For over two decades the annual Halloween weekend bar crawl has been celebrated along M St. NW. Enjoy drink specials, fun DJs, a costume contest and more at this spooky spectacular. More information on the event can be found here.
See Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for Movie Night
On Oct. 29, you can celebrate Halloween Regency-style with this scary spin on a Jane Austen classic. Bring a picnic dinner and your best Halloween costume to take in this spooky movie on the lawn of Dumbarton House. Movie is PG-13. Blankets and warm clothes encouraged. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for members and 5:30 p.m. for general public. Cost $10. See here for more info.
Dogs Celebrate Halloween Too!
On Friday evening, Firefly restaurant on New Hampshire Ave. is hosting a “doggy happy hour” from 5 – 7 p.m. Dress up your fur baby and win a bag of treats and a toy for your dog or dinner for two at Firefly. More information on the event can be found here.
The Dead Man’s Run 5K is at Congressional Cemetery
The historic Congressional Cemetery’s Dead Man’s Run 5K is this Friday at 6 p.m. The run starts with the toll of a funeral bell and continues through the cemetery and along the Anacostia Trail. Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for best costumes and team costumes. Teams are welcome. All proceeds from Congressional Cemetery events fund the National Historic Landmark. More on the Dead Man’s 5K can be found here.
Pick Your Pumpkin in NoMa
The NoMa Business Improvement District’s PumpkinPalooza is Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. at Alethia Tanner Park. Enjoy live entertainment, food, music and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch just in time for Halloween! The event also includes a scavenger hunt, a show by beloved kids’ magician The Great Zucchini and a costume contest by Red Bear Brewing. Stay for the end for a screening of the Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus,” perfect for the whole family! Note: pumpkins are limited to three per family. More information can be found on the festival here.