What to Do Tonight: October 26

Moby at the Fillmore, Hotel Helix’s annual pumpkin carving contest, and the Beijing Dance Theater makes its Kennedy Center debut.

By: Samantha Miller

Tickets are still available for Moby's performance at the Fillmore. Photograph courtesy of the artist's Web site

Wednesday, October 26
MUSIC:
Electronica deejay Moby is dropping by the Fillmore tonight. Often referred to as the king of techno, the artist has sold more than 20 million records worldwide. You can listen to some of his tracks here. Tickets ($38) can be purchased through Live Nation. 7 PM.

PUMPKIN CARVING:
Hotel Helix’s annual pumpkin carving contest is back with spooktacular drink specials and prizes. The competition doesn’t start until 6 PM, but you’ll want to show up early to snag one of 30 prescooped pumpkins. Participants will have two hours to carve their masterpiece, at which point the winners will be announced. Onlookers can sample a variety of seasonal cocktails and snacks—including $7 pumpkin martinis, $6 cosmopolitans, $3 Yuengling drafts, $2 PBRs, and half-price burgers.

DANCE:
China’s first contemporary dance company, the Beijing Dance Theater, is making its Kennedy Center debut with Haze. Founded in 2008 by Wang Yuanyuan, the troupe tests the “very limits of the country’s strait-laced attitudes,” according to the Telegraph. Tickets ($22 to $60) can be purchased through the KenCen’s Web site. 8 PM.

FUNDRAISER: Stop by Hudson Restaurant and “get your pink on” with a rosy-hued evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, partygoers can enjoy $6 drink specials along with pink-themed munchies such as doughnuts, cotton candy, lollipops, and s’mores. Best of all, 25 percent of the night’s proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 7 PM to 1 AM.