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Five Ways to Kill It on Halloween

These days, you’re occupied with important questions. Like, “Was Freddy vs. Jason actually a smart commentary on postindustrial consumerism?” No, that’s not it. “Where am I going to go for Halloween?” Yes, that’s it. So here are five solid options.

Electric Chairs and Jail Cells
CRIME MUSEUM

Electric Chairs and Jail Cells

You require: A scene out of Saw.
You’ll receive: The Crime Museum, at its least touristy. Basically the whole thing turns into a maze of crime scenes, jail cells and actual electric chairs, with some spiders and evil clowns thrown in. Just to make it cruel and unusual.

Cocktails with 65,000 Dead People
CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY

Cocktails with 65,000 Dead People

You require: Cocktails. And a crypt.
You’ll receive: Cocktails in a crypt. The Congressional Cemetery is giving twilight tours of its most prominent headstones, and turning its Public Vault into a cocktail bar. If anyone’s ever going to get your Ghost of Aaron Burr costume, it’ll be here.

A Night of Poe in Shaw
MOCKINGBIRD HILL

A Night of Poe in Shaw

You require: Stories about sherry and murder. Maybe with a glass of sherry.
You’ll receive: Sherry specials at the famed sherry-and-ham bar, tributes to Poe all night and a dramatic interpretation of “The Cask of Amontillado.” Cautionary tale, that one.

Oct 31, 5pm-close (reading 7pm), Mockingbird Hill, 1843 7th St NW, 202-316-9396

Bell-Bottoms and Lots of Blood
THE PASSENGER

Bell-Bottoms and Lots of Blood

You require: Dancing, ’70s references and blood (probably fake).
You’ll receive: Zombies. Yeah, we know. Zombies. But these are ’70s zombies. Zombies dancing to Earth, Wind & Fire, and drinking cocktails by the inspired bartenders here. Oh, also: you’re one of those zombies.

Oct 31, 5pm-close, $5 after 9pm, The Passenger, 1021 7th St NW, 202-393-0220

A Party with a Lot of White
THE QUEEN VIC

A Party with a Lot of White

You require: Some Kubrick-level creepiness.
You’ll receive: Six hours of A Clockwork Orange screenings, complete with costumes (probably white) and cocktails (probably involving milk). If you get sick of it, they will not prop your eyelids open.

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