Last-Minute Ideas for Halloween on the Hill

by October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0

Pumpkins (Photo via Flicrk/teo)

If you’re still undecided on how to celebrate Halloween tonight, don’t fret. We’ve compiled a list of some options. There are activities on the Hill for adult goblins, little boys and ghouls, and even holiday-loving hounds.

Hilloween — Eastern Market, the D.C. Public Library and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop teamed up for plenty of Hilloween activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., including hay rides, a moon bounce, carousel rides and face painting. There are treat bags and candy for the kids. The event will take place along 7th Street SE.

Ghostly Drive-In — Union Market (1309 5th St. NE) will show “Ghostbusters” as its final drive-in movie of the season. The movie starts at 8 p.m., but bring the kids early for face painting, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating.

H Street NE Trick-or-Treat — Businesses on the west end of H Street NE have collaborated to make a kid-friendly trick-or-treat environment. Kids get candy, and their adult chaperones can get treats, too. Participating businesses include
Driftwood Kitchen (400 H St. NE), Boundary Road (414 H St. NE), Cirque du Rouge (416 H St. NE), Big Board (421 H St. NE), Micho’s (500 H St. NE), Le Grenier (502 H St. NE), Metro Mutts (508 H St. NE) and D.C. Harvest (517 H St. NE).

Thriller on H Street NE — Joy of Motion Dance will host a performance by the Thriller Workshop dancers. Sign up for the $30 workshop from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to learn all the moves to the iconic “Thriller” dance routine. Dancers will be released onto H Street NE for a performance under the marquee at the Atlas Performing Arts Center around 10 p.m.

‘Psycho’ Screening — The Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market (550 Penn St. NE) has two screenings tonight of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Psycho.” Both the 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. showings cost $11 per person. Attendees will get goodie bags from Chef Spike Mendelsohn, with treats like chocolate bacon and sushi popcorn.

Howl-O-Ween — Today and tomorrow, the Washington Humane Society will have scarily low adoption fees. Stop by either location (1201 New York Ave. NE or 7319 Georgia Ave. NW) to pick up a dog for $31 or a cat for $10.

Halloween Fright Night — Join the fun at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club (1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE), where it’s $15 to get in and $70 for open bar. There will be several DJs, and costumes are required.

Gravensteen’s Haunted House — This haunted house at 50 Florida Ave. NE is considered the largest and scariest in the D.C. area. Tickets are available online for visits today and tomorrow .

GraveYards at Yards Park — Tomorrow (Saturday) from 6 to 10 p.m., Yards Park will transform into a spooky playground celebrating Day of the Dead. The free experience includes live music, street performers, fortune tellers, face painters, a beer garden and a celebrity graveyard.


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