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Hey, Ponies! October is here … happy Halloween!

OK, so that’s 26 days early, we know, but you get it. Halloween is among the holiest of queer holidays. Celebrating shouldn’t be limited to one night of trick-or-treating; it’s a spirit that embraces autumn like it’s cashmere. So indulge in a Pumpkin Spice Latte as you check out the best of queer D.C.


•THIS COMING MONDAY: Join us for DRAG BINGO at Nellie’s, free with free beer with RSVP. So, RSVP.

•JUST ANNOUNCED! NOVEMBER 4: National Air and Space Museum + BYT Present: FOUND IN SPACE! We’re finally at the Air and Space Museum! Open bar! Moon Boots (the musical act)! Moon boots (the shoes)!

OCTOBER 20: SOLD OUT! SAAM & BYT Present: Murder House Party! A Renwick Gallery Opening. Get on the waiting list! Our events sell out in advance. Which means you should probably buy your Bentzen Ball tickets now.

• OCTOBER 26-29: Bentzen Ball 2017 is coming! Ira Glass! Al Franken! Amber Tamblyn! Jermaine Fowler! Colin Quinn! Jenny Slate! Podcasts! Tig Notaro! Amber Tamblyn! Some great shows are on sale. Some shows are already sold out!

• NOVEMBER 11-19: FotoWeek returns! We’re celebrating 10 years of beauty at SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! Get opening party tickets here.

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Make the most out of October with our handy month long guide.

• October is the best month for live music D.C. has ever seen.

• We have all sorts of magical, terrifying photos of Pub Dread for you to look at while you stand in line for it.

• We have your October beer drinking schedule all lined up. Lucky you.

• Here are some sick happy hours near Nats Park.

• Our Free Things column is VERY useful.

• Photos of tiny dogs make everything better





 Get more D.C. queer nightlife info by connecting with us on Twitter at @BYGays.