TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
1. The Price Is Right - Live Stage Show At Warner Theatre
Come on down! Seriously! If you want to be a contestant, show up at the Warner between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for a chance to become Drew Carey's best friend. Tapings will begin at 8 p.m. 8 p.m., all ages, $35 to $45
2. thirst Smithsonian Spooktacular At The Equitable Co-operative Building Association
Six experts from the Smithsonian will lecture about six interesting subjects: guns in space, American-style Chinese food, indigenous tattooing, the colors of Mars, Indian Spiderman and dinosaurs. 7 p.m., 21+, $20 to $25
3. Dinosaur Jr. At Black Cat
We're glad the reunion tour is still going. We're glad they have a new record, "I Bet On Sky." We're glad loud guitars, bass and drums bring people who used to hate each other back together. 8 p.m., all ages, sold out
4. Low Moments At Pleasant Plains Workshop
Tonight is the Opening Reception for Low Moments, an interesting theme for a show. Highlighting "artistic misses," the artists will showcase works that probably should be hidden. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover
5. Those Darlins At DC9
You know how DJ nights that spin soul and girl group music are great? Everyone likes to dance to songs from the mid-50s to mid-70s. Why not dance to songs from 2012 that are being performed by actual people? Those Darlins are heavily influenced by those great records but don't sound like they're trying to recreate a bygone era. 8 p.m., 18+, $12
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Friday, October 26
Day of the Dead at Little Miss Whiskey's
US Royalty DJ's this dark, windowless, always looks like Halloween inside, bar. Face paint encouraged.
Saturday, October 27
Halloween Zombie Fest at Half Street Fairgrounds
Zombie movies, zombie makeup, cash bar, DJs and more. Not a bad way to spend the first part of Saturday night.
Monday, October 29
Red Riding Hood at Millennium Stage
Traffik Theater from Luxembourg will take a minimalist approach, using spoken word, music, and a few simple objects to tell this classic tale. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2012.
CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect the 21+ age requirement for the thirst DC event.