WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Mary-Victoria Voutsas and the Greek Chamber Music Project at the Kennedy Center
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour at Storey Park
If you’re wondering whether the caveat here is that you’ll have to pick up your own pumpkin-carving kit on the way, fear not—free carving tools are on hand for the first 300 visitors. If pumpkins aren’t your thing, look for face painting, a candy scavenger hunt, live music, and, for the grown ups, alcoholic beverages. Reserve your pumpkin here. 4 to 7 PM.
Rock the Vote 25h Anniversary Concert at Black Cat
Rock the Vote, a nonprofit that encourages young people to vote, is two-and-a-half decades old. To celebrate? A concert at the Black Cat, featuring 2 Live Crew, DMC of Run DMC, and DC’s own Lightshow. Sign up ahead of time. 7 PM.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Falloween at Market Common Clarendon
Market Common, a major shopping hub and housing complex in Clarendon, will host a family-centric fall-themed day complete with live music, costumed characters, and a petting zoo. 12 to 4 PM.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
DC Author Festival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
More than 60 local authors and publishers descend on the MLK Memorial Library this weekend. With them comes a vendor fair and speakers on Saturday (10 AM to 5 PM), and a schedule of author’s workshops Sunday (1:30 to 5 PM). Schedule and list of authors here.