Where & When: This Week in Washington Nightlife

Monday: Halloween in Washington
This week is the lead-up to one of the most fun events of the year—Halloween in DC (and on a Saturday, to boot!). We've got everything you'll need to make this Halloween the greatest one yet, from a roundup of costume stores to a guide to Halloween parties to cheap costume ideas and lots more.

Tuesday: High Heel Drag Race
It's a Halloween DC classic—the Dupont Circle High Heel Race. Between 17th and P Streets, NW, hundreds of spectacularly-outfitted drag queens will parade up and down the street. At 9 PM, they'll race in their heels. Get there as early as 6 PM if you want to get a solid viewing spot. Looking for more Halloween events this week? Make sure to check out our guide.

Wednesday: Mad Men Into Modern Gentlemen
Long for the days when you could drink whiskey at work? When smoking a cigar in the office was the norm? When the cut of a suit mattered? We think you'll enjoy indulging in your nostalgia when Jason Tesauro, author of The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Essential Manners, Savvy & Vice, teaches a series on how to be a "Modern Gentleman" at the Morrison House. Tonight, learn all you ever wanted about cigar and whiskey; there are three more classes in the series. $80, 7 PM; call 703-838-8000 to reserve a space.

Thursday:  Dead Men Walking
From 1916 to 1960, one Tennessee electric chair executed 125 men unfortunate enough to find themselves strapped to its cold wooden frame. Now that chair has made its way to the National Museum of Crime and Punishment—and so have the ghosts that haunt it. Experience a one-of-a-kind haunted house where tortured souls shadow your steps through the museum’s dark corridors. The event runs through October 31. Tickets are $20. Get more haunted houses and ghost tours here

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