Get to know D.C. with our daily newsletter

We dive deep on the day’s biggest story and share links to everything you need to know.

Looking for something scary to do on Halloween? No? How about something weird, like Durham, N.C.,’s Torch Marauder, a blue-skinned singer-songwriter superhero who performs in a black cape, alternately battling and performing a duet with his archenemy, the Torched Conquistador. It seems Mr. Marauder was in so many bands that broke up, he was driven to devise a devious and complex scheme: his nemesis and partner appears onstage via TV screen and VCR. According to Torch, “They’ll have to dismember me to break up this act.” On Halloween? I hope not. Also appearing is the Northern Virginia anti-rock combo, Alzo Boszormenyi & the Acid Achievers, named for its Hungarian immigrant leader, who’s given to rants while performing a costumed mix of psychedelic and punk rock. At 9 p.m. at Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 525-8646. (Don Smith)