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If you believe that Halloween is first and foremost about getting creeped out, Keegan Theatre’s got the ticket: The Woman in Black. The play, about a lawyer who hires a young actor to retell the story of a ghostly young woman who has haunted him for decades, is creepy enough on its own, but its film noir elements should contribute a spooky, stylish element. There’s no blood, no guts, no bugs, just the haunting presence of a deeply troubled lady and a rocking chair that keeps moving when no one is sitting in it. Read more >>> The play runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 30, Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at Keegan Theatre, 1742 Church St. NW. $30–$35. (703) 892-0202. keegantheatre.com. (Caroline Jones)
For a Mexican twist on your Halloween celebrations, there are several restaurants with Day of the Dead celebrations. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria in Clarendon has a number of specialty cocktails with ingredients like hibiscus leaves and dry ice for a cauldron effect, as well house-made pan de los muertos—-“dead bread,” a slight sweet eggy bread that’s a staple of Day of the Dead. Through Nov. 3, Oyamel also has food and drink specials, including black mole with beef, fried duck in a dry chile sauce, and other dishes inspired by the pre-Hispanic foods set out as offerings on traditional Day of the Dead altars. El Chucho in Columbia Heights is also getting in on the action through Sunday with blood sausage, “brain” tacos (made with sweetbreads and roasted red pepper coulis), $4 Cerveza De Los Muertos Bottles, and more. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. (571) 970-2180. fuegova.com. El Chucho, 3313 11th St. NW. (202) 290-3313. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Drake and Miguel entertain the screaming masses at Verizon Center when they bring the “Would You Like a Tour?” show to town. 8 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $73–$126.25.
Rap-rock quartet Cypress Hill celebrates Halloween with a performance at the Howard Theatre featuring special guest Smoke DZA. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $35.
The Black Cat brings back its Halloween Circus, featuring a sideshow, burlesque, and performances by Jonny Grave and the Tombstones and Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $12.
Rock & Roll Hotel packs both floors with DJs for a Halloween dance party. Before the dancing begins, though, The Queens of Noise, Accidents, and Burn the Ballroom perform a happy hour show. 7:30 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $5.
Still looking for a place to wear your sexy half-smoke costume? See more Halloween listings on our A&E calendar.
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