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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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$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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NEXTsteps
$25 to $100

NEXTsteps

October 23 at 7:30 pm - October 27 at 11:00 pm
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

Going to see The Nutcracker every year is nice, but it’s also important to support ballets created in the current century. The Washington Ballet’s season-opening NEXTsteps focuses on internationally known choreographers whose works will be enjoyed by future generations: John Heginbotham, Jessica Lang, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Lopez Ochoa is the mastermind behind a ballet […]

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$30 to $154.20

Bentzen Ball

October 24 at 6:00 pm - October 27 at 11:59 pm
Warner Theatre, United States

It’s been a decade since the first Bentzen Ball, a collaboration between Brightest Young Things and comedian Tig Notaro that’s meant to highlight the District’s status as a standup destination. The lineup this year includes Notaro, Maria Bamford, and the stars of Comedy Central’s The New Negroes, along with up-and-coming talent both local and not.

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OysterFest
Cost: $5 CBMM adult Members (and adult guests of Family & Friends members & above) $18 for adults $15 for seniors (62+) $6 for children between the ages of six and 17 Member children & children ages five and under free

OysterFest

October 26 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, VA 21663 United States

OysterFest is a celebration of the Chesapeake’s oyster on Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's waterfront campus. Live music, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, craft beers (oyster stout!), oyster shooters, oyster stew competition and oyster slurping contest, and children’s activities. Enjoy award-winning dining and accommodations and great shopping in the historic, waterfront town […]

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

Markoff’s Haunted Forest & Deady Dinners

October 26 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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