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Couple at Halloween costume contest Cobalt DC

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Friday, October 30

4TH ANNUAL MIXTAPE HALLOWEEN PARTY at The Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW, Washington, D.C. 11 p.m. $10 in advance; 21+. Join DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer for some Halloween fun. Dress up in your Halloween finest and come dancing to their mix of indie-pop, electro, house, nu-disco, and more. Event Info

BALTIMORE HORROR STORY BURLESQUE at Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St., Baltimore, MD. 8 p.m. One night only. The ghouls of Bawdy Shop Burlesque return to the Ottobar for a night of tantalizing, titillating and terrifying burlesque all tied with strips of bloody silk to the gorgeous gore and salacious sexiness that is American Horror Story. No matter your favorite season—Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show or Hotel—Bawdy Shop Burlesque, with special guest stars from DC’s Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret—will deliver your most demented dreams and naughty nightmares. Event Info

CHOCOLATE COVERED ROCKY HORROR SHOW AND COSTUME PARTY at Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd., Mount Rainier, MD. 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Bring Halloween in with a bang and enjoy a burlesque show as well as a $100 costume contest. Developed by Multimedia Artist Earl O Melvin, this is the first African-American shadow-cast of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Event Info

DJ MADSCIENCE HALLOWEEN EDITION at Cobalt, 1639 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. $10; 21+. Come out and celebrate Halloween with DJ MadScience on the dance floor and DJ Keenan Orr in the lounge. Open bar on Belvedere vodka from 11pm – midnight. Event Info

THE EXORCIST STEPS COMMEMORATION at 3607 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. 6 p.m. A special Dupont Festival collaboration with Academy Award winning director William Friedkin, Academy Award winning screenwriter William Peter Blatty, Andrew Huff, the D.C. Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans. Free and open to the public. Event Info

FREAKY FRIDAY at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C. $15; 18+. Celebrate with thousands of ghouls and goblins at D.C.’s largest 18 and over Halloween party. Costume contest at midnight with a $500 cash prize for best costume and $250 for second place. Event Info

HOMOWEEN PRESENTED BY GLITTER THIGHS at Metro Gallery, 1700 Charles St., Baltimore, MD. $10. Join DJ Mursilayne and Tygapaw for a Halloween dance party with a costume contest and prizes. Event Info

NIGHTMARE ON 9TH STREET HALLOWEEN EDITION at Vita Lounge, 1318 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. $15; 21+. Girl Code Fridaze hosts their annual Halloween party with DJ Honey and DJ MIM. Guests will enjoy a cash prize costume contest hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee, unlimited hookah, and drink specials. Event Info 

RAD CAMPAIGN’S SPOOKTACULAR COSTUME PARTY at Rad Campaign, 1627 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Come one, come all in the threads of the season. If you miss this bash, tis an act of treason. Bring your scariest costume concoction and your tastiest date. On your route home from work and into the night, stop by the Rad Campaign mansion in costume for some Halloween delight. Event Info

ROCKY HORROR TITTY SHOW: A BURLESQUE TRIBUTE TO A CULT CLASSIC at Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. $15 presale; 21+. Join the burlesque gurls for the retelling of this cult classic. With your favorite characters taking off their clothes to your favorite songs from the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack, it is a show you don’t want to miss and you will never forget! Event Info

SMYAL HAUNTED HOUSE at SMYAL, 410 7th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Share laughs, scares, screams and candy with your friends. All youth ages 13-21 are invited. Free HIV testing available and a $10 Chipotle gift card to the first 15 people tested. Event Info

THE WICKED OF OZ at Lion & Bull, 5351 Merchants View Sq., Haymarket, VA. Lesbian rock band Wicked Jezabel hosts the free event. The evening will be filled with songs from The Wizard of Oz, costumes, and more. Event Info

Saturday, October 31

GHOSTTOWN at Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St. NW, Washington, D.C. $15; 21+. D.C.’s largest Halloween party returns with an amazing costume contest featuring a $1000 grand prize and a $250 second place cash prize. Enjoy music by DJ Ed Bailey and DJ Wess. Event Info

HALLOWEEN DRAG BRUNCH “WIGALICIOUS” at The Manor DC, 1327 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join DJ India and Ba’naka Deveraux for a Halloween edition of drag brunch. Anything goes! Event Info

HOT NIGHT PRODUCTIONS’ 3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR at Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 8:30 p.m. $18 in advance; 21+. There is something lurking in the darkness this Halloween…something grotesque, something gory, and something glittery! Event Info

MASK4MASK: A HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE at Comet Ping Pong, 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 10 p.m. All ages. Treat yourself to a night of tricks. Don your most frightening frock and dance till you drop dead. This queer party includes music by Dean Sullivan and special guests performances. Event Info

MISS ADAMS MORGAN PAGEANT 28: MYTH BEHAVING ON MOUNT OLYMPUS at Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Wig? Check. Lashes? Check. Feta? Check. This is a fabulous night where you’ll find out who will be crowned Miss Adams Morgan 2016. Event Info

MONSTER MASH at Cobalt, 1639 R St. NW, Washington, D.C. 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. $5; 21+. Presented by Absolut, this event includes special guest DJ Mimi ImFurst from Rupaul’s Drag Race and a $1000 cash prize costume contest. Absolut drink specials all night. Event Info

NELLIE’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 8 p.m.; 21+. No cover. Music by  DJ Tag Team. Enjoy costume prize giveaways and other spooktacular fun! Event Info

NIGHTMARE ON 8TH STREET WOMEN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY at Phase 1, 525 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 8:30 p.m.; 21+. Join Phase in your spookiest and spectacular costume and you could walk away with cash money in the costume contest. Drink specials and vampires are sure to be abound. Event Info

SCARY LEAGUE: A STORY LEAGUE HALLOWEEN at The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C. Free! 6 p.m. Story League gets spooky on Halloween night. Event Photo

SCREAM HALLOWEEN PARTY at Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. $40; 21+. This is a mixed crowd and mega Halloween party. Only 33 more tickets left. Event Info

STARRDOM ENTERTAINMENT’S HALLOWEEN PARTY at Addis Lounge, 707 H St. NE, Washington, D.C. 10 p.m.; Ladies free before 11 p.m. Music by DJ Shon, a photo booth, hookahs, and a best and sexiest costume contest. Also includes $3 shots.This Halloween party is open to everyone.


Sunday, November 1

THE ROCKY HORROR/DC BRAU TASTING SHOW at Sonic Transducers, 555 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a free beer tasting at 5 p.m. with DC Brau. Stick around for the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a costume contest judged by DC Brau ($9).

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