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Tonight it’s Feeder night at Eastern High School. Join the Ramblers as they take on Jackson Reed High school on Thursday, October 5 starting at 6 p.m. Wear your feeder school gear and get ready to root! More info here.
And on Friday, October 6, join the Metropolitan Police Department at Marion Park at 6 p.m. for a Halloween-themed movie night!
Also on October 6, join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation for the third annual Lavender Mass, starting at 3 p.m. Celebrate your community and bask in the glory of a canonization. More information here.
And that night, the Because they are Funny Comedy Festival kicks off at the Wharf. Learn more about this unique gathering of funny-boned minds here. And by the way, you can enter a giveaway with the Wharf and Events DC for a staycation package here.
And make sure you go to Frager’s on October 7, starting at 10 a.m.: The Frager’s Fall Festival IS BACK! The all-ages event celebrating mums and pumpkins and all things autumnal took an extended break during the pandemic, but it’s back and better than ever. Through 2 p.m. enjoy pumpkin carving and painting, cheese samples, a raffle, a cookout by Big Green Egg and MORE! More info here.
Across the neighborhood, Zahra Tabatabai, Founder of Back Home Beer, will be at Craft Beer Cellar on H Street from 4 – 6 pm for a Meet & Greet and Tasting! Drop-in only.
Across the river and a little later, the 11th Street Bridge Park celebrates their sixth annual Taste of the Harvest festival on October 7 at THEARC. From 3-8 p.m., make s’mores under the stars, listen to music and celebrate everything that makes the river, the parks and its stewards a special kind of magic combination. More info here.
And for fans of the theater, the St. Mark’s Players are kicking off a new season on October 7 with Our Town. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
This October, get in shape and get your brunch on at Yards Park. Brunch on the Go returns for a sixth time to the waterfront and you are invited. Every Saturday in October, walk or run and plan on having a delicious meal from Chloe (Oct. 7), La Famosa (Oct. 14),
Who doesn’t love outdoor movies? NoMa BID’s CiNoMatic has their last installment of the season at Alethia Tanner park this coming Wednesday, October 11. Enjoy the Greatest Show on Earth but also cry a lot in The Greatest Showman. The movie starts at 6:45 p.m. More info here. Union Market’s last Drive-In at Union Market series movie is Selena, October 8. For info and tickets, click here.
The Library of Congress is open late on Thursdays for Live! at the Library. These events are free but require timed passes. For the next Live! at the Library, sign up for tickets here. (Be advised– tickets can go quickly.)
Mr. Henry’s is THE place to listen to jazz on the Hill. They have performances Wednesday through Saturday, but we have a soft spot for Saturday Showcase. Tickets and more info on all the performers past and future here.
Want to get your square dance on with the DC Rawhides? They are yee-hawing their way into our hearts on select Friday and Saturday evenings, 7-11 p.m., at Eastern Market’s North Hall. Click here for more info.
A Sunday tradition, the Flea Market at Eastern Market is your one-stop shop for wonderful art, clothing, cosmetics and more. Follow them on Instagram here.
At ReLume, you can make something beautiful and have fun while doing it! On Sunday, October 8, learn to crochet a scrunch and on Wednesday, October 11, get excited for pressed flower pumpkin decorating! More info here.
Labyrinth has great events almost every night of the week, except for Monday. If you’re looking to demo board games or enjoy some of your favorites with old and new friends, check out their event calendar. Every Tuesday, fans of Magic: The Gathering, are very, very welcome to strut their stuff (14+). More info here.
On Monday evenings, Trivia Kings takes over Barrel for trivia night. For more info, click here. (They also host trivia nights all over town.)
On Wednesday evenings, make it trivia! Two Girls Trivia runs a quiz at Fight Club starting at 7 p.m. For more information and quiz hints, check out their Twitter, @twogirlstrivia.
as you are on Barracks Row has great events happening almost every day of the week: from crafting on Wednesdays to karaoke on Thursdays and Sundays to Saturday dance parties, this queer-safe space welcomes everyone. Check out their calendar of events here.
Every Thursday and Friday, Kelly’s Irish Times has comedy! The Batting Cage Comedy show starts at 8 p.m. and is free on Thursdays. More info here.
At Wunder Garten, Oktoberfest is winding down but not out! Enjoy beer, brats and bubbles with their Foam Party– because nothing says Germany like Ibiza in the summer, amirite? More info here.
The Miracle Theatre is showing Past Lives this weekend, which is an incredible, touching movie about love and life’s possibilities. Tickets here.
Do we love Open Streets events? We certainly do. Are we salty that they’ve never, ever been close to our main area of coverage? Absolutely. Will we still tell you to go to October 7th’s event? You bet! Open Streets are a great way to envision a car-free reality, have fun, and see your city in a new way. Georgia Avenue will be closed from Barry Place NW at Howard University all the way to Missouri Avenue NW, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have fun!
The Vienna Light Orchestra is coming to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 7 for an unforgettable night of movie scores. For more information and to get tickets, click here.
Mondays can be tough days, but Songbyrd has Music Trivia this and every Monday up in Union Market district to gladden hearts and fuel your competitive spirit. The best part? It’s ALL AGES! Enjoy it with friends or as a family. More info here.
Rainy days are for watching a movie in a comfy theater. The Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market has a great selection of movies. Check them out here.
Registration is open for Congressional Cemetery’s Dead Man’s Run on October 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. Run or walk through the cemetery, wear a costume, have a great time! $35 gets you in, or $5 for the kids’ Fun Run if no adults are running a race. Register here.
Also on October 14, Snallygaster is taking over Downtown DC and, if you can believe it, all their early VIP passes are sold out. You can still score general admission tickets here.
On October 16, learn more about how the Capitol Hill rowhouses has evolved over the past 200 years or so at “The DC Row House – A Capitol Hill Perspective.” This free lecture is part of the Overbook Lecture Series. Sign up here.
Soul Strolls comes around the weekend of October 20 and be warned: this event sells out FAST! Get your tickets here!
The National Museum of Women in the arts is reopening on October 21! Learn more here.
Also on October 21, celebrate Union Kitchen’s makers at their Meet The Makers! event. For more info and tickets, click here.
Sneakerheads are cordially invited to Got Sole at the DC Armory on October 21. Buy, sell and swap sneakers and curate your collection. For tickets, click here.
The National Celebration of Hip-Hop is coming to Nationals Park on October 28, 2023. Get your free tickets here, as well as your VIP tickets. Make sure you have the MLB app to access your tickets. This event was originally scheduled for this weekend.
Spooky Season is upon us and if you’ve never designed the literary tableau of your dreams using pumpkins as your medium, let this be the year we change all that! The Literary Pumpkin Walk is coming October 25-31. The finest literary rendition in cucurbitaceous form will get to donate $1,000 to their favorite local school! More info here.
On October 26, and every fourth Thursday of the month, go to Crazy Aunt Helen’s for Dish! The Storytelling Dinner Show. It’s like The Moth but with a fancy drink in your hand. What’s not to love? More info and tickets here.
Of course, the Pumpkin Walk is a companion event to the Literary Feast on October 28: A fundraiser for the Capitol Hill Community Foundation, a night to read a book (or get very familiar with SparkNotes), and an opportunity to meet neighbors and make new friends for an excellent cause! More information here.
The Rubell Museum is hard at work, bringing the public two new installations, “Singular Views: 25 Artists” and “Alexandre Diop: Jooba Jubba, l’Art du Defi or the Art of Challenge.” The museum will be closed starting October 11-31 and the new exhibits will open November 2. More info here.
And on November 9, watch four stellar local chefs battle it out for charity. DC Central Kitchen’s Capital Food Fight is coming and you can purchase tickets starting September 5. Click here for more info.
And mark your calendars for November 17-19, and help the Hill Center celebrate 12 whole years of Pottery on the Hill! There will be work on display for purchase with a focus on functional property. Click here for more information and tickets.
And this is WAY in advance, but y’all! Enchant is coming back to Nats Park this holiday season! More info and pre-sale tickets here.
By the way: Get excited for the Folger’s re-opening! Check out more info here.