Here are a few of the exciting Halloween events in and around Shaw.
Friday, October 26
DC9's Rock and Roll Suicide Party - Halloween party this Friday with a $100 Bar Tab Costume Prize to the best rock star costume; drink specials all night; open bar 9-10:30pm (rail cocktails only); $ 6 cover.
be bar's be: sinful a/k/a "the haunted house party"- a Halloween Costume Event this Friday starting at 10 featuring D.J. Darryl Strickland. This night of fright features music from the 80s and 90s and Halloween themed $2 drinks specials including Witches Brew, Green Goblin, Love Potion No. 9 and Dracula's Kill. Sinful drinks will be poured all night by "a seductive bar staff trying to lure you to the underworld" while DJ Darryl Strickland spins "soul stealing beats on the ones and twos bringing you back to the world of the living." A haunted multimedia show will release your darkest fears and desires through the walls. Complimentary admission for guests in costume.
Saturday, October 27
Africare Block Party - From 12 to 4 this Saturday, Africare celebrates 20 years at its headquarters at 440 R Street, N.W. in Shaw. The family-friendly gathering will provide visitors to Africare House with a chance to experience African culture, food and entertainment -- as well as the opportunity to learn more about the important initiatives that Africare is carrying out in Africa today. Shaw Together will have a table at the event to offer refreshments and have pumpkins for kids to decorate.
Wednesday, October 31
Modern Liquors Halloween Tasting - next Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., Modern Liquors will have a tasting of Transylvanian wine. You may want to refrain from donning a costume, however, as the good people in retail liquor and banking aren't amused by people entering wearing masks. . . .
Halloween Costume Party at Nellie's - from 8 p.m. until midnight, all Jocks and Cheerleaders come dressed to impress the DC Aquatics Club. The Aquamen and Women of DCAC will help to entertain you for a spooky sports evening at Nellie's which includes: a costume contest; a raffle; drink specials; food specials; and more. Costume Contest Prizes: 1st Prize $250.00 Cash; 2nd Prize $100.00 Nellie bar tab; 3rd Prize $50.00 Cubano's dinner. Raffle: 1st Prize, valued at $350.00, a two night stay at the GRAND RESORT SPA in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, South Florida's largest gay resort; other raffle prizes include swim memberships and more. Come in costume or just to cheer and join the fun. $5 cover.
The Bravery w/ Straylight Run at 9:30 Club - The night kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes a Halloween Costume Contest: Wear your costume to the show for a chance to win great prizes! Grand prize is tickets to every 9:30 Club show for the rest of 2007. Cover is $15.00.