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Art Beat: Weekend Events, Oct. 29-31

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Art Beat with Sabri Ben-Achour: Weekend Events, Oct. 29-31

(Oct. 30) DRACULESQUE DOUBLE FEATURE If you’re into celebrating Halloween in dark spooky spaces, consider the AFI Silver in Silver Spring. The cinema screens Germany’s classic unauthorized take on Dracula Nosferatu Saturday night. DC’s Silent Orchestra accompanies the silent film live.

(Oct. 30) GHOSTS OF ALEXANDRIA Alexandria Virginia has a dark and haunted past, one that award winning journalist Michael Pope has written a new book about it entitled Ghosts of Alexandria - and yes that’s the same Michael Pope who reports for WAMU. He’ll be discussing the ghostly history he’s uncovered and leading a tour of the town’s most haunted spots on Saturday evening at the Carlyle House in Old Town starting at 5:00. It’ll all be capped by a funeral re-enactment.

(Oct. 30) CHUCK BROWN And North Bethesda’s Strathmore hosts Chuck Brown Saturday night. D.C.’s “Godfather of Go-Go” brings his singular funk meets jazz meets soul music to the Music Center, which opts for general admission over reserved seating to accommodate the dancing of what’s sure to be a rapturous crowd.

(Oct. 30) CHUCHO VALDÉS AND THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS Pianist [Chucho Valdés] http://www.valdeschucho.com/) is often called “the dean of Latin jazz.” He schools Washington’s Warner Theatre with the help of The Afro-Cuban Messengers Saturday night at 8.

(Oct 30-31) DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Though celebrated close to Halloween, [Día de los muertos](<>< />

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