Welcome to another fall weekend! Trying to figure out how to make the most of it? We've got plenty of options.
— You can still squeeze in some Halloween! Here's where to get spooky:
Get Spooked at These DC-Area Haunted Attractions
— Great music coming to D.C.:
DC's Best Upcoming Concerts: Diana Ross, Beck u0026 More
— Fall got you feeling festive? Check out these fall festivals across the D.C. area.
Here are our top picks for your weekend:
True Crime Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Lisner Auditorium
Brightest Young Things has lined up some of the biggest shows and personalities telling true crime stories — including "BuzzFeed Unsolved," "Criminal," "Mindhunter" author John Douglas and Paul Holes, the man credited with solving the Golden State Killer case. You can buy tickets to individual events on the Brightest Young Things website.
Superfine! DC Art Fair
Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, Union Market's Dock 5
Browse and shop work from hundreds of artists at an art fair that has already caught on in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Tickets start at $12 for Thursday or Friday admission and $15 for Saturday and Sunday admission.
Nature's Best Photography
Through September, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Tour five continents of wild animals and scenes on the second floor of the Natural History Museum. This year's can't-miss winning shot from Nelis Wolmarans captures a mother gorilla holding a baby as she sleeps.
World Press Photo Exhibition 2018
Through Nov. 25, 2018, Dupont Underground
Catch some of the best photos taken over the last year in large format and projected versions in Dupont Circle's unique underground venue.
ARTECHOUSE New Nature by Marpi
Ticketed Daily through Jan. 13, 1238 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
The interactive art space's newest exhibit takes you outside. Timed tickets cost $15 for adults.
Artechouse's 'New Nature' Exhibit in DC Gives a High-Tech Look at the Outdoors
Death Becomes Us Pop Up Bar
Through Nov. 4, 1843 7th Street NW
Can't get enough of true crime? Drink Company's newest pop-up bar is right up your alley. The bar showcases three of history's most infamous crimes. The GWAR pop-up bar continues the horror in other rooms.
First Look: Inside DC's GWAR Pop-Up Bar
All weekend, 1817 7th Street NW
The organizers of Broccoli City Festival are bringing a community-minded restaurant, bar and meeting space to Shaw. They'll be serving drinks during happy hour on Friday and host their inaugural brunch Sunday at 11 a.m. — you can add a morning cocktail carafe to your &pizza pie for $20.
Check out our first look:
Photos: A Sneak Peek of Shaw's New Broccoli Bar
Black Tie Day of the Dead Festival
Friday, 8:30 to 11:45 p.m., Mexican Cultural Institute
Celebrate a combination of American Halloween with Día de Muertos in a party with a unique international touch. Tickets start at $130 and come with an open bar.
Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., The Kennedy Center
Witness a beautiful large-scale multi-disciplinary work with dance, music, text and painting at the Kennedy Center. Taking inspiration from the Indian board game Paramapadam, the performance creates a mythic, mystical dance landscape.
Adams Morgan Apple Festival
Rescheduled for this Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 18th Street Northwest and Columbia Road Northwest
Embrace your fall spirit and head out to the Adams Morgan farmers market for the 5th Annual Apple Pie Contest, featuring 16 local entries, all made with apples from Takoma Park's Licking Creek Bend Farm. Slices of pie will be sold for $5 per slice and all proceeds will be donated to Higher Achievement, a middle school education advocacy group. A panel of local foodies and celebrities, including WAMU politics analyst and former News4 reporter Tom Sherwood, will select the winner.
DC Beer Festival
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nationals Park
This 21+ event returns to Nats Park with dozens of craft breweries, seasonal beers, and food trucks for beer lovers in the D.C. area. General admissions tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are on sale for $75 for one of two sessions. Both tickets include unlimited beer tastings, while food is sold separately; VIP tickets provide attendees access to the warning track and dugout on the park field, plus commemorative tasting glasses and knit hats.
Smithsonian Food History Weekend Festival
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
This full day of free activities celebrates food history in the United States, including live demonstrations and talks with chefs, experts, museum curators and more. Chef Aaron Sanchez will prepare a unique mole, a Mexican chocolate paste while highlighting regional Mexican food and their influence on American culinary culture at noon, while Chef Jason Flores, executive chef at Hilton Sedona Resort in Bell Rock, Arizona, will talk about Oklahoma food traditions and the role of wild game in regional American food traditions. The list goes on, and the day features plenty of fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
Scott Kelly: Infinite Wonder
Saturday, 7 p.m., National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium
Astronaut Scott Kelly knows a little bit about life in space: he’s the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, been on four space flights and written three books on his journey to the stars. Now out with a new book of photos, "Infinite Wonder," Kelly will visit the District and share details of his life on Earth and life among the stars while describing the stories behind the breathtaking collection of photos he took while stationed on the International Space Station. Tickets are $45 and include a signed paperback copy of his 2017 book “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,” while“Infinite Wonder” will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Side Yards 2018
Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Yards
Contortionists, aerialists, fortunate tellers set a spooky scene alongside photobooths, caricatures and food. It's family-friendly and free to enter.
Unofficial' Freddie Mercury Convention
Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wonderland Ballroom
Bring your best Freddie Mercury for a chance at winning $250.
Pottery on the Hill Show & Sale
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Capitol Hill
The nation’s top ceramic artists are all on the hill to showcase and sell their work.
DMV Black Restaurant Week 2018
Starts Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday kicks off Black Restaurant Week which brings black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers and financiers into one room to discuss.
Free Day: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts