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The Weekend Scene: Oct. 28-30

Check out The Scene’s Halloweekend recommendations

The Weekend Scene: Oct. 28-30

Halloween may fall on a Monday this year, but there are plenty of exciting, spooky activities taking place for you to celebrate the holiday all weekend long. With a themed dance party, bar crawl, scary stories and much more, there is no shortage of fun to be had in the District.


Eastern Market’s lighthearted street festival has all the elements you need to kick off your weekend before the Halloween festivities begin. Wear your costume and head to Capitol Hill for this free evening of food, drinks, music, hayrides and more.

When: Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 7th Street SE

Metro: Eastern Market, Orange/Silver/Blue Lines

Beer & Halloween Candy Pairings at The Black Squirrel

All three floors of this Adams Morgan bar will be open all weekend long for you to sample different craft beer and candy combinations, featuring a menu of festive pumpkin dishes and a Friday night marathon of classic scary films. The Halloween candies offered are free, but you’ll have to pay for your drinks.

When: Oct. 28 to Oct. 30

Where: 2427 18th Street NW

Metro: Woodley Park-Adams Morgan, Red Line

Eighties Mayhem: Halloween Dance Party

Nostalgia ensues on this night dedicated to ‘80s pop hits and underground gems. The Black Cat’s dance party is the perfect opportunity to show off your costume and celebrate an unforgettable decade of music. Last year’s event sold out, so buy your tickets ASAP.

When: Oct. 29, doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Where: 1811 14th Street NW

Metro: U Street, Green/Yellow Lines

Nightmare on M Street

The wildly popular 18th annual bar crawl will take over Dupont Circle for a day of cover-free bar hopping, drink specials, costume contests and more. To prevent last year’s long lines and wait times, registration for wristbands begins at 12 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Participating bars include Asia DC, The Gryphon and Sign of the Whale, to name a few. Tickets to the seven hour crawl and several after parties are available online.

When: Oct. 29, 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: M Street

Metro: Dupont Circle, Red Line

Escape Room Live

Escape Room Live’s newest Georgetown location is opening just in time for the holiday this weekend, with unique mysteries and themes ranging from Friday the 13th to a Titanic room. The premise of the attraction is self-explanatory: gather a group of friends and try to solve a mystery to escape a room in 45 minutes. Slots are filling up fast, but group tickets are still available for Sunday.

When: Oct. 30, check ticket availability for times

Where: 3345 M Street NW

Take any 30 route bus to M Street

Horror Show at Howard Theatre

Brightest Young Things’ Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival and Story District are teaming up for an evening of terrifying tales, bringing eight spooky storytellers to the theatre the day before Halloween. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show.

When: Oct. 30, doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: 620 T Street NW

Metro: Shaw-Howard, Green/Yellow Lines

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