Celebrate Halloween weekend with a frightful bowling fundraiser, a themed holiday party and a spooky kids' carnival! Or if you're not in the mood to celebrate All Hallow's Eve, check out a live boxing event and catch the final few days of a Cole Porter-themed musical review or visiting artist.
October Visiting Artist at Stifel & Capra: Mary Brophy Marcus: In the Alcove Gallery on the second floor is Mary Brophy Marcus. A Fine Art and English major in college, Mary now works as a journalist by day and paints at night. Her influences are the artists who painted in France in the late 1800s and early 20th century, street/graffiti art, folk art from around the world and the sea.
Friday, Oct. 26 - Wed. Oct. 31, times vary; Free
Second Floor in the Alcove Gallery at Stifel & Capra, 260 West Broad St.; 703-533-3557
Cole Porter: You're the Top!: Don’t miss the final weekend of this musical review featuring Cole Porter standards like "Take Me Back to Manhattan" and "I Get a Kick Out of You." This original Creative Cauldron production follows Porter from Paris in the roaring '20s to Broadway and Hollywood's Golden Age. Sean Thompson (Edgar Allen Poe in the Cauldron’s critically-acclaimed Nevermore) and Helen Hayes Award-winner Carolyn Cole (Women of the Blues) star in this smashing season opener!
Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. - Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.; $20-$22
410 South Maple Ave.; 571-239-5288
Halloween Carnival: Your infants through fifth graders are invited to enjoy a live Creepy Creature Show by Reptiles Alive!, carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, movies and candy! The Halloween Carnival is presented by the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6-8:30 p.m.; $2 per child ages 2 and older; Free for adults and children under 2
223 Little Falls St.; 703-248-5077
Live Boxing Event: Jimmy Lange v. Tony Jeter: Don't miss this highly-anticipated, 10-round middleweight battle between Jimmy Lange and Tony “Mo Better” Jeter. Co-feature is Zain Shah versus Harry Joe Yorgey. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.; $40-$500
Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr. Fairfax, VA; 703-993-3000
Halloween Party: Celebrate Halloween at Dogwood Tavern's annual party featuring drink specials, a costume contest, a DJ, dancing and other tricks and treats from the Dogwood staff.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. - Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 a.m.; No cover
132 W Broad St.; 703-237-8333
Pumpkins, Goblins and Bowling… Oh My!: Go "frightful bowling" for a good cause! Make a team name, give your team a costume theme and enjoy spooky door prizes and a costume contest. All bowlers receive two hours unlimited bowling and shoe rental. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Presented by the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry (NOVAM).
Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m.; Donations of $25-$50
AMF Annandale Lanes, 4245 Markham St. Annandale, VA; 703-533-5505