Some of these suggestions of things to do in our neighborhood this weekend are too good to miss out on and should instead be considered mandatory.
1. Get Your Halloween on in Shaw - As reported yesterday, there's a lot of Halloween-themed happenings in Shaw this weekend. Read yesterday's post for details on DC9's Rock and Roll Suicide Party tonight, be bar's be: sinful a/k/a "the haunted house party", also tonight, the Africare Block Party tomorrow (featuring a table hosted by Shaw Together with refreshments and pumpkins for kids to decorate), or face painting at the 14th and U Farmer's Market from from 9-1 tomorrow.
2. Veranda is Calling Your Name - Check out--or, if you're like me, go back for more at--our newest neighborhood dining destination, Veranda. Sunday brunch there is screaming my name.
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3. These Regular Options Are Always Great - the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Avenue, Be Bar, Nellie's Sports Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse, and great meals at Vegetate, Etete, or Queen of Sheba.