Profs & Pints: Early American Witch Hunts

DC Comedy Loft 1523 22nd St NW (Inside the Bier Baron Tavern)Washington,

Richard Bell, professor of history at the University of Maryland, provides insight to the colonial hysteria that led to the brutal Salem witch hunts.

$12 – $15

Profs & Pints: Encountering European Horror

Church Hall 1070 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Kylos Brannon, an assistant professor of communications at American University, introduces audience members to some of Europe's must-watch horror movies.

$12 – $15

The Art Ball: A Halloween Drag-Stravaganza

Hotel Zena 1155 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

Denali, star of RuPaul's Drag Race, is serving art this Halloween in D.C. and she's got local friends: Crystal Edge, Druex Sidora, Cake, Crimsyn, and Cristina Doll. Get dressed to […]

$55 – $75

John Copenhaver

Solid State Books 600 H St. NE

Copenhaver discusses his latest novel, a thriller called The Savage Kind, in a panel conversation with Angie Kim and James Han Mattson.

Free

Blacula

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

Britt Sankofa, a local filmmaker with a passion for uniting Black history cinema, hosts a three-part showcase of Black vampire films.  This 1972 cult classic, follows Blacula—an African prince turned bloodsucker thanks to the Count himself—finds himself free of a coffin and wandering Los Angeles. A Q&A hosted by Britt Sankofa will follow.    

$10

Día de los Muertos celebration

You can thank the National Museum of the American Indian for two presentations on traditional Día de los Muertos decorations and the holiday's history. Though the online presentations are in […]

Free

PumpkinPalooza

Alethia Tanner Park 227 Harry Thomas Way, NE, Washington, DC

Who said you have to leave the city to find a pumpkin patch? NoMa’s annual PumpkinPalooza returns with an in-person event to get you into the Halloween spirit. The free, […]

Free

Satan (Pengabdi Setan)

Suns Cinema 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC

Restored from the original negative, this 1982 Indonesian film follows an emo teen. While mourning his mother's death, he encounters a terrifying world of the supernatural. Considered one of the […]

$10
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an end to sleep

von ammon co 3330 Cady’s Alley NW

This solo show by Detroit-based artist Tony Hope embraces the horror season with a playable six-hole mini golf course inspired by scenes from the Nightmare on Elm Street films, adorned […]

Free

Boo & Bites: Taste of Greater Riverdale

2fifty BBQ 4700 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD

Dress in your Halloween best and let the live music be your soundtrack for a self-guided tour of Riverdale's best bites.  

Free
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Workhouse Haunt: The Collection

Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA

Get ready to get scared! The annual Workhouse Haunt invites guests to travel through a haunted institution with monstrous characters providing COVID-safe, contactless scares! Spend 30 minutes wandering D.C.'s former […]

Free – $25
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A Nightmare on G Street

Church of the Epiphany 1317 G St. NW, Washington, DC

This is what we call a "graveyard smash": Song, dance, and spooky-esque performances of vintage Halloween classics as well as new works from Kosi. Like your favorite zombie flick or […]

$30 – $40