Life After Hours: Oct. 27-29
It’s finally 'Halloweekend' -- celebrate with these events around D.C.
Whether you’re looking for a festive bar crawl or a food truck extravaganza, there’s something fun for everyone to enjoy this "Halloweekend" -- even if Halloween isn’t really your thing.
Join the DMV Food Truck Association on Friday as food trucks from around D.C. compete for the title of Golden Spatula with their dishes. In addition to checking out the food trucks, visitors can play games, listen to live music, shop mobile retailers and more. General admission tickets cost $39 and include four food tastings and one drink. You can also enter the event for free and purchase food and drinks on-site.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 425 M Street, SW
Metro: Green line, Waterfront-SEU Station
Head to the National Zoo on Friday evening for their annual Halloween party. With food trucks, craft beer, performance artists and a dance party, Night of the Living Zoo is the perfect way to kick off your Halloweekend festivities. Tickets are $40 -- you must be at least 21 to enter. Don’t forget to don your best costume for the costume contest, and don’t miss the opportunity to explore the animal exhibits after-hours.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Metro: Red line, Woodley Park-Adams Morgan Station
The Newseum is hosting their popular Newseum Nights series again this weekend with a party dedicated to the 1960s. The night features an open beer and wine bar, themed cocktails, flower crown designing, body painting and plenty of retro foods and activities. Whether you consider yourself a hippie or you are more into the mod style, be sure to wear your best costume inspired by the decade for the chance to win prizes throughout the night. Tickets cost $60 and the event is open to those 21 and older.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Metro: Red line, Judiciary Square Station
As part of this year’s Smithsonian Food History Weekend, the National Museum of American History is hosting a festival featuring cooking demonstrations, book signings and food-focused discussions and activities exploring the history of food. The festival is free to attend.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Metro: Silver line, Federal Triangle Station
The 19th annual Nightmare on M Street Bar Crawl is taking over Dupont Circle for a spooky Saturday night, offering free cover and drink specials at various popular bars. Tickets can be purchased for $20 beforehand -- you can obtain your wristband and map at any of the participating locations between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. You must be 21 or older to attend.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, with registration from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Dupont Circle
Metro: Red line, Dupont Circle Station
Shop and support local women artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Makers Mart Arts and Craft Fair. Purchase handmade jewelry, art, home decor and more at the pop-up market. Tickets are $8 for students and also earn you access to all of the museum’s exhibits, including their latest exhibit: Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today.
When: Sunday, Oct. 29 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1250 New York Avenue NW
Metro: Red line, Metro Center Station