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$15 to $105

Field of Screams

September 27 at 6:30 pm - November 2 at 10:00 pm
Field of Screams Maryland, 4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832 United States

If soiling yourself in fear sounds like the right way to celebrate Halloween, Olney’s Field of Screams is the place to go. Parental discretion is advised.

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“Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors”
Free

“Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors”

October 7 at 12:00 am - November 15 at 10:59 pm
Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States

The most remarkable thing about these images of wounded warriors who served after 9/11 is the artist: George W. Bush, the very man who sent them into battle. Art connoisseurs on both sides of the aisle have lauded the works, which were compiled into a bestselling 2017 book and now serve as the inaugural art […]

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“Cuba Va!”
$10 to $12.

“Cuba Va!”

October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am - January 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States

The genre-bending Cuban political artist collective Los Carpinteros formally dissolved in 2018, but its impact continues. This show, the group’s first post-breakup museum exhibit, is a nuanced exploration of post-revolutionary Cuba using LED portraits (right) plus two wrenching videos—one about lightning-rod poet Heberto Padilla, the other a peek into the private lives of Cubans via […]

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“Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th Anniversary”
Free

“Royal Philatelic Society London’s 150th Anniversary”

October 17 at 12:00 am - October 20 at 11:59 pm
National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States

The United Kingdom’s premier stamp collectors’ club is bringing its treasures to the Smithsonian’s shrine to all things snail mail. So what’s the most valuable item on display? According to organizers, it’s the piece of royal correspondence above. Even among the rarities, the quartet of 1937 stamps created by renowned designer Edmund Dulac for the […]

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$29 to $34

29Rooms

October 18 at 10:30 am - October 27 at 11:59 pm
DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States

The digital-media company Refinery 29 has created an interactive installation where visitors can actually do many of the things they read about on the website: craft, dance, snap Insta-ready pics, and play. An “art park” room features DC artist Trap Bob’s “Stairway to Your Dreams,” a piece that can be climbed. R&B singer and Alexandria […]

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Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery
FONZ members: $20 | Non-members: $30


Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery

October 20 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States

The spooky season is almost here! Kids can go trick-or-treating at the wildest spot in town during Boo at the Zoo, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo. Celebrate Halloween early with more than 40 treat stations, a dance party and kids’ karaoke. This frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family.

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Markoff’s Haunted Forest & Deady Dinners
$25-150

Markoff’s Haunted Forest & Deady Dinners

October 20 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Markoff’s Haunted Forest, 19120 Martinsburg Road
Dickerson, MD 20842 United States

For more than 25 years, MHF consistently has been ranked among the nation's most creative & terrifying haunt experiences. With 3 haunted trails, scores of creepy characters, 3 huge bonfires, delicious concessions, extreme events & performances, the Markoffs provide an unforgettable night out! Add a unique "Deadly Dinner" to your experience-- dine in the ghost […]

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