Things to Do

What to Do This Week: October 31 to November 3

Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Verizon Center, a Halloween party at Dogfish Head Alehouse, and a charitable fashion show featuring Redskins and Capitals players.

Jay-Z (pictured here) and Kanye West are bringing their Watch The Throne album tour to the Verizon Center Thursday night. Photograph courtesy of Jay-Z’s Facbeook page

Monday, October 31
There’s something for everyone at Dogfish Head Alehouse’s Halloween party. Little goblins can trick-or-treat from 4 to 6 PM, then mummies and dads can head back at 7 for Punkin Pint Night. You’ll get a complimentary pint glass to take home, and rock band Fight the Lion will provide live entertainment. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Halloween Events Guide, filled with spooky bar specials, parties, haunted forests, family-friendly fun, and more.

Tuesday, November 1
Don a fedora and relive the 1940s during the AFI’s Film Noir Festival. Tonight’s screenings include The Dark Mirror at 5 PM, Beware, My Lovely at 7, and My Name is Julia Ross at 8:45. Tickets ($8.50 matinee, $11 general admission) can be purchased through the AFI’s Web site. The festival ends tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 2
Take a stand against domestic violence during the Walk This Way charity fashion show at Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Catch a fashion show featuring local celebrities—including Redskins players DeAngelo Hall and Brian Orakpo, Capitals players Karl Alzner, Nick Backstrom, and John Carlson, and former New York Jets player John Booty. Proceeds will benefit Becky’s Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to the elimination of domestic abuse. Cocktail attire is suggested. Tickets ($125) include access to an open bar and can be purchased through the event’s Web site. 6:30 to 10 PM.

Thursday, November 3
Hip-hop legends Jay-Z and Kanye West are bringing their Watch The Throne album tour to the Verizon Center. “The songs are packed with samples of some of the most hallowed figures in African-American music—James Brown, Otis Redding, Nina Simone—and it’s clear that Jay and Kanye consider those greats their peers,” says Rolling Stone. “This is an album that takes aim at the history books.” Tickets ($59.50 to $250) can be purchased through Ticketmaster. 7:30 PM.