MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
PAPER ART: The family-friendly Atofri Theatre combines music and art at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. In “Mr. Satie – Made in Paper,” paper set-design is created to the tune of French composer Erik Satie’s music. Free, 6 PM.
MUSIC: You may know David Duchovny as Agent Fox “Spooky” Mulder, Agent Denise Bryson, or Hank Moody, but when he’s not busy working on the X-Files’ upcoming revival, he’s also a talented musician in his little bit of spare time. He’s playing songs from his new album Hell or Highwater at the Howard Theatre on Monday night. $30, 8 PM.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
HAUNTED HISTORY: Upshur Street Books presents a Halloween-themed edition of its History Press series. The night features Robert Pohl and Tim Krepp, two authors with a penchant for DC history, who will delve into the city’s spooky side. Free, 7 PM.
RACE: Pushing your way across a Metro platform wearing business casual is hard enough, but participants in the 29th Annual 17th Street High Heel Drag Race are taking it to the next level. About 100 drag queens will race across 17th Street in sequins, taffeta, and, of course, heels. Free, 7 PM.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
MOVIE: Noir City DC continues at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center with Shockproof. This crime-meets-romance noir features actors Patricia Knight and Cornel Wilde, who were actually married during filming. $12, 5 PM.
TRIVIA: Muggles, here’s your chance to show off how much you know about the wizarding world: Barnes & Noble at Catholic University is hosting a Harry Potter trivia night. Embrace your inner Hermione and study up; you’ll have the chance to win a copy of the new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Free, 7 PM.