The future of driving is here. Drive Teslas and other electric cars month-to-month, with no long-term commitments and cars delivered right to your door. No dealers. No kidding. Use code 730DC for $500 off.
In the midst of too many vigils for their friends killed by gun violence, students at Anacostia High are organizing for change. With some help from nearby ANC Commissioners, students are demanding that the Council dedicate more funding for trauma-informed care and conflict resolution initiatives to combat the gun-related death toll.
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie has introduced a bill that would designate go-go music as the official music of DC. It also requires the city’s mayor to create “a program” to support and preserve the music and its history. A hearing will be held on the bill next week.
Tech startup partners with domestic violence shelter
Rockville-based startup Silent Beacon, which sells bluetooth panic button devices that call 911 and notify contacts of your GPS coordinates when activated, has donated around 80 of its devices to My Sister’s Place. The domestic violence shelter— the oldest in DC — is now giving the devices out to the survivors it supports. “It’s a device that brings a sense of safety to our clients.”
Franklin Hall + Hellbender is hosting their second annual pumpkin carving contest - pumpkins are $7 apiece, or for $10 you can get a pint of kolsch thrown in. First place gets a free four-person Hellbender Brewery tasting tour. (7-9pm)
If carving isn’t your thing, head to a canning 101 workshop on making apple butter. Tickets are $35. (6-8pm)
The Awesome Foundation DC has been making small grants to awesome stuff for a decade. From the Funk Parade to DC Bike Party’s Sound Bike, the effort has driven community innovation and engagement. Come celebrate at Penn Social and learn more. (6pm)
Night of the Living Zoo
Beer, dance party, costume competition, performances AND animals after hours. I mean, yes. (7pm)
DC is currently due for a regular re-authorization of local rent control laws. A coalition of local orgs and advocates are looking to use that as an opportunity to expand and strengthen the law. Join them for a rally in Mt. Pleasant’s Lamont Park. (3pm)
Halloweekend Pt. I
Lots of options!
Bonfire and house Show at ~Scooby Doo Mansion~ in Mt. P, where you can check out the Meat Sweats and Cocina Collective and take a photo booth pic with a skeleton. (7:30pm)
Queer dance night and costume contest at Sattelite Room. (10pm)
Beats and burlesque and drag and fire-spinning at Meso Creso’s Benning Road palace (9pm)
Party at Love + Solidarity Collective, transformed into a human body (8pm)
Come to Dew Drop Inn to celebrate with us, and bring a friend or two! We’ll have a caravan from DC Bike Party, a historical walking tour of Brookland, live DJs, art, zines, and more. (2-5 pm)
Tunes: DIIV, Helmet, Girls Rock! cover show
Once you’re done hanging out with us, head to Black Cat to see psych-rockers DIIV, Union Stage to see 90s punks Helmet, or―best of all―the classic Halloween cover show for Girls Rock!, held this year at Slash Run. (One can only hope Gnarly Rae Jepsen returns.)
If you want to get involved locally or meet others who give a damn, then head to Arena Stage this evening. Meet 70+ local, grassroots nonprofits that you can get involved with, plus there’ll be live music, food, drinks, and prizes! Use code “730” to get a ticket for just $10. (6pm)
“the DMV’s premier Diane Rehm-themed Talking Heads tribute band”
That may be all you need to know. It’s at Songbyrd. Enjoy. (7pm)
File under Halloween topical. Get yrself some learning on the hunt for male witches in 16th and 17th century France. (6pm)
17th Street High Heel Race
If you haven’t taken part in this DC institution give it a go. Dress up and participate or get there early to get a good spot along 17th street to watch some beautiful drag queens sashay and race for fame and glory. (7pm)