TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
Sandy can't stop this sugary tradition.
2. 11th Street Halloween Extravaganza
Thirteen Columbia Heights businesses are participating in this Halloween celebration. A kids' costume contest and parade begins at 5 p.m. The dog costume contest and parade follows the humans. A haunted house at Bloombars, trick-or-treating and specials make this a safe, easy way to spend the holiday. 5 p.m., all ages, no cover
3. "Dracula" At The Kennedy Center
The Washington Ballet takes on one of the spookiest, most Halloween-appropriate figures in Michael Pink's production. 7:30 p.m., all ages, $25 to $125
5. Third Annual Dead City Halloween Alleycat At Dupont At The Circle
This bike race/scavenger hunt meets in Dupont Circle before traversing through streets and cemeteries. It may be chilly but at least it'll be dry. 7 p.m., all ages, $5
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Thursday, November 1
Haunted History Tour at Lafayette Park
Didn't get your fill of Halloween? Take a tour of the haunted parts of D.C.
Friday, November 2
Dia de los Muertos Costume and Dance Party at The Torpedo Factory
Excellent local band The Torches will provide the soundtrack for this party in a large art space.
Saturday, November 3
TNT! at Haydees
D.C.'s best soul night returns to their Mount Pleasant home.
Sunday, November 4
JD McPherson at The State Theatre
For fans of Gene Vincent, Levi's, pomade and dancing.
Monday, November 5
"Swan Lake" at AFI Silver Spring
Can't make it to "Dracula" or just don't want to spend the money? AFI Silver Spring will live stream a production from the Royal Ballet.