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Halloween is Wednesday. The High Heel Race is Tuesday. You may want to rest Monday. Boo.

Every Thursday at 9 a.m we mail you our Best Weekend Bets. Best Weekday Bets are similar to our Best Weekend Bets but longer because we pretend Thursday is a weekday. Boo.

ACTIVE: Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me host Peter Sagal speaks about his new book, The Incomplete Book of Running, at Sixth & I.

CULTURE: Visit the recently opened World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 at Dupont Underground.

FILM: Suns Cinema continues their Halloween programming with A Nightmare on Elm Street 2.

FOOD + DRINK: Our true crime fest, Death Becomes Us, is this weekend. Get in the mood at the Death Becomes Us Pub.

FREE: Chastity has a free show at Songbyrd.

MUSIC: Jain plays 9:30 Club.

OUTSIDE: In response to the Tree of Life Synagogue attack in Pittsburgh, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington planned a community-wide interfaith service and solidarity gathering with the ADL Washington, AJC Washington, Israeli Embassy, and various other interfaith organizations at 6:30 p.m. at Adas Israel Congregation.

STAGE: The Roy Orbison hologram tour stops at the MGM National Harbor. Very interested in hologram entertainment.

STAY IN: Spend the evening with your cat. It’s National Cat Day.


ACTIVE: Crystal City Sport Pub hosts Hip-Hop Halloween Yoga.

CULTURE: José Andrés speaks about his new book, We Fed an Island, at the Busboys and Poets at 450 K.

FILM: Traveling to Antarctica is cost prohibitive. Going on a virtual reality tour of Antarctica at the National Geographic Museum is not.

FOOD + DRINK: Oyamel’s Day of the Dead festival continues with a with a five-course meal paired with five unique cocktails.

FREE: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer participates in the Hirshhorn’s artist talk series.

MUSIC: Rupi Kaur plays Lincoln Theatre. Her Monday night show is sold-out.

OUTSIDE: The best Halloween event not on Halloween is here: The Annual 17th Street High Heel Race.

High Heel Race 2017 Kalorama Photography

STAGE: The Perfect Liars Club is putting on their Halloween Spooktacular at Union Stage. Every time I think about Perfect Liars Club, Rollins Band’s “Liar” gets stuck in my head.

STAY IN: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is getting good reviews. We’re recommending it not because of quality, but because Bronson Pinchot (Balki, baby!) is a recurring character.

ACTIVE: Fleet Feet DC is organizing a Halloween Fun Run. Boo.

CULTURE: The Superfine! Art Fair begins at Union Market. Use code BYTICECREAMANDART for 30% off tickets. Boo.

FILM: Before you see the new Suspiria, see the original Suspiria in a 4K restoration at AFI Silver Spring. Boo.

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FOOD + DRINK: Espookio at Estadio ends with their Spooktacular Bash. Tickets are $31. Boo.

FREE: Trick and/or treat. Boo.

MUSIC: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on Halloween. That’s two good reasons to wear a costume. Boo.

OUTSIDE: Truxton Inn has a Pet Sematary Party and Pet Costume Contest outside. Boo.

STAGE: Politics & Prose hosts a talk with Joseph Fink (Alice Isn’t Dead) about his new novel. The talk will be moderated by Petra Mayer of NPR Books. Boo.

STAY IN: Greet trick and/or treaters. Boo.

Come back Thursday for our Best Weekend Bets, published every week at noon. Subscribe to our Best Weekend Bets and get them at 9 a.m.

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