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The Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrates Día de los Muertos in Alexandria Saturday
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The Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrates Día de los Muertos in Alexandria Saturday

(Oct. 29) SCARY Voices in the Glen
The D.C.-area’s Voices in the Glen goes spooky this weekend with a night of Terrifying Tales Saturday at the Seekers Church in Northwest Washington. Traditional and literary Halloween stories include ghosts, ghouls, goblins and sinking submarines.

(Oct. 29) Day of the Dead
If you’re looking to dance the terrors away there’s a Día de los Muertos Costume & Dance Party Saturday night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria. The Day of the Dead celebration includes artist-made altars, a best costume contest and opportunities to paint bubble gum.

(Oct. 28-Nov. 13) Cabaret Macabre
Silver Spring’s Round House Theatre opens Cabaret Macabre today. The melodrama inspired by Edward Gorey, Victorian nightmares, and dangerous croquet is staged through mid-November. 

(Oct. 30) Music of the Scottish Isles
If you’re heading out for Halloween as a Scotsman, there’s an opportunity to get some extra mileage out of your costume. Julie Fowlis and her band bring Music of the Scottish Isles to the Alden Theatre in McLean Sunday afternoon. Fowlis sings in the rarely-spoken Scottish Gaelic while her band rocks traditional instruments.

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