TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
1. Cardinals vs. Nationals At Nationals Park
When something happens for the first time in 79 years, it's important to take note. It may be difficult to watch the game due to time and a cable channel most people don't have, but there's always radio. Listen to the game like you're in grade school, sneaking into the bathroom to get the score. 1 p.m., all ages, Radio: ESPN Radio, 106.7 The Fan, WFED 1500
EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN PICK
2. Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival At AFI Silver Spring
The nine-day celebration of gore and guts kicks off tonight with a screening of the new film from Northern Virginia native Richard Bates Jr., "Excision." 8 p.m., all ages but 17 and under only with a parent or guardian, $11.50
3. Blue Holes And Dark Energy: Mapping the Unknown At National Geographic Live
The winners of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics and a National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year in 2011 will explain the universe. 7 p.m., all ages, $20 to $22
4. Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture With Adam Gopnik At Smithsonian American Art Museum
This lecture will explore the idea of American art. What makes a piece of work American? Does it matter? 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
5. Meet The Artist: Jeroen Eisinga At Hirshhorn
Eisinga's film "Springtime, 2009–11" has the artist enveloped by more than 250,000 bees. Why? Ask him yourself. 7 p.m., all ages, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, October 11
Follow @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
He'll be live tweeting the V.P. debate. The most fun you'll have on the Internet all week.
Friday, October 12
Shrine at Tropicalia
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang headline this weekly party. The Sierra Leone born, Brooklyn-based Janka Nabay is one of the leaders of "bubu music."
Saturday, October 13
The North Country at Black Cat
North Country front man Andrew Grossmas has a Ted Leo type appeal. Socially conscious songs with a little bit of an Andrew Bird influence. This record release show also features two fine D.C. acts, The Sea Life and Sweetbread Jim's.
Monday, October 15
Primus 3D at Fillmore Silver Spring
Les Claypool and Co. play the type of polarizing rock music that Frank Zappa fans like. Twenty-plus years into a long and weird career, you'll know if you like Primus within five seconds of hearing Claypool's slap bass sound.