The Weekend Scene: What To Do Around DC Oct. 25-27

From the Marine Corps Marathon to the World Series to Halloween haunts, here's what to do around D.C. this weekend

What to Know

  • Saturday is the best day to get outside. Temps will hit the 60s. It will be cloudy, but dry for most, until showers move in overnight
  • Sunday brings a 100% chance of rain, mostly early in the morning. It should clear up in time for the Nats game.

This weekend literally has something for everyone who is lucky enough to live in the D.C. area.

It's Halloweekend. It's the World Series. It's the Marine Corps Marathon. There's a Mac and Cheese Festival!

Here's all the ways to get out and make the most of it.

Everything you need to know about the World Series, plus where to watch near Nationals Park

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— Spooky time: Here are the area's best haunted houses, from kid-friendly to downright terrifying

The Marine Corps Marathon Guide for runners and spectators

Over the Weekend

World Series Games
Game 4: Saturday at 8:07 p.m.
Game 5: Sunday at 8:07 p.m.

Consider yourself part of history this weekend as the World Series comes to D.C. for the first time since the 1930s — and the first time in the history of the Nationals franchise.

If there's a silver lining around Friday's loss, it's that the Nats get to play three World Series home games in the District.

Tickets to each home game cost at least hundreds of dollars, and are only available on third-party resale sites. So, we're rounded up where you can watch the game just outside the ballpark (and in the other three quadrants of the city). 

Arlington Restaurant Week
Oct. 21-28

More than two dozen restaurants in Arlington are serving up specials for restaurant week. Some highlights include Ted's Bulliten, Ambar and Cookology, which is offering discount cooking classes. Specials start around $18, and most menus offer a $22 multi-course menu.

Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival
Through Oct. 27

Many of the country's best comedians are descending on D.C. for the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival. Catch Roxane Gay, Tig Nataro, Baron Vaughn, Catherine Cohen, Sasheer Zamata and more. On Saturday night, check out a lineup of homegrown comedians all from the DMV.

Madhaunter's Madhouse
Oct. 25, 26, 27, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 4-11 p.m.
1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg, VA

For two weekends, one of the top-rated scare experiences in Virginia will return to haunt the DMV. Located at Chefscape in Leesburg, the event features a 6- to 8-minute "indoor fright experience," followed by a food hall with Halloween-themed drinks and international options.

Family hours are 4-7 p.m., when the lights and sounds will be turned on but the actors won't be frightening people. Tickets cost $5. Otherwise, regular madhouse hours are 7-11 p.m; tickets are $10.


MCM Kids Run
Oct. 26, 9:30- 11:50 a.m.
The Pentagon North Parking Lot

Kids wanting to take part in the fitness activities can run the one-mile race that draws thousands of young athletes between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Thousands of kids who run will receive a shirt, access to the Camp Miles family Festival and a metal at the finish line. Loved ones can cheer on the sidelines during this event made to get everyone moving. Registration is $10.

Free Pick
Adams Morgan Apple Festival
Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
SunTrust Bank Plaza

This festival has returned to the Adams Morgan Farmer's Market every October for years. And this weekend, the annual Apple Pie Contest will be judged in part by none other than News4's Eun Yang, among other Washington notables. All proceeds from pie slices benefit The Platfrom of Hope, and heirloom apple tasting sponsored by Licking Creek Bend Farm will be available once again.

DC Mac and Cheese Festival
1880 2nd St. SW
Noon to 5 p.m.

Snack your way through all the gooey goodness you can handle at this festival. VIP tickets start at $70 plus fees and include all-you-can taste drinks plus samples. Regular tickets start at $40 plus fees and come with drink samples — but macaroni and cheese dishes are a la cart. 

And while some mac and cheese festivals in the DMV have failed to get off the ground, organizers say this one isn't affilitated and promise all their noodles are in a row for this one.

Nightmare on M Street
Oct. 26, 1-9 p.m.
Dupont Circle

D.C.'s notorious bar crawl — that expands far beyond M Street — is turning 21!

Ghouls and gals can start crawling at 1 p.m. at Decades before making their way to Blackfinn, City Tap House, The Big Hunt, Gryphon and others. Everyone looking to attend should buy a ticket in advance and then pick up their wristband from any of the participating checkpoints. Tickets start at $11.25 for a group discount when you buy 4 or more.

Don't forget to drink water, or you'll be in for a real Halloween nightmare.

Halloween Costume Party and Contest
Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing (209 M St. NE, Washington D.C.)

Dress in your most spooky, pun-related costumes for a chance to win cash prizes at Red Bear Brewing’s first Halloween Costume Party and Contest. Campy, horrifying and sickening costumes are all welcome during this night of dancing and fun.

Movies at The Wine Bin
Oct. 26, 8-9:30p.m.
8390 Main St., Ellicott City, MD

For the final movie of the year, the Ellicott City venue will be playing "A Quiet Place." Visitors can drink in the parking lot and are encouraged to support The Wine Bin by buying a bottle or glass.


Marine Corps Marathon
Oct. 27, 7:45 a.m.
Route 110, between Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Drive, Arlington, and through D.C.

Beginner and advanced runners are all welcome to this event known as “the people's marathon." Although registration is closed, you can cheer on from the sidelines. The Marine Corps Marathon course starts in Arlington, Virginia, and winds its way through iconic parts of D.C. such as the National Mall and along Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

Come to Mile 4 near the Key Bridge to cheer on the runners with NBC4 and Telemundo 44. We have goodies to give away and can't wait to meet you.

"Modern Love" Screening and Conversation
Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Sixth & I (600 I St. NW, Washington, DC)

Listen to a conversation about the highs and lows of that warm fuzzy feeling, love. Hear from editor of the Modern Love column of the New York Times, Daniel Jones, as he talks the series’ most recent evolution into an Amazon Original Series. He will be talking to essayist Deborah Copaken about her essay-turned-episode.

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