Borderstan Blueprint (Oct. 27-Nov. 2)

by Andrew Ramonas October 26, 2015 at 5:15 pm 0

Keiden Seebruck at the Little Goblins Parade

Didn’t make it to the Little Goblins Parade or “Howl-O-Ween” last weekend? This week is set to have several more opportunities for kids, adults and pets to celebrate Halloween in the Borderstan coverage area.

And if you don’t think you can get your dog into a costume or find a Halloween outfit for yourself, we have other ideas for how to spend your week, too.

Here are some suggestions to get you started:


17th Street High Heel Race
17th Street between R and P streets NW
7 p.m.

Racers in high heels and colorful costumes will once again sprint through Dupont Circle during this year’s 29th annual 17th Street High Heel Race.


Night of the Living Ales
Churchkey (1337 14th St. NW)
4 p.m.

Bartenders will pour locally-brewed sour ales from brewers such as Bluejacket, Burley Oak, Hardywood Park, Lost Rhino and Ocelot.

Republican Debate Watch Parties
Various locations
8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW), Ventnor Sports Cafe (2411 18th St. NW) and other area restaurants will have their televisions tuned to CNBC for the third Republican presidential debate this year.


Heurich House Halloween Party
Heurich House (1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW)
7:30 p.m.

Local actors tell spooky gothic tales while guests sip on drinks, tour the house after dark and learn about the Heurich family’s spiritualism — and the porcelain dolls on the second floor.

Punk Rock Karaoke
Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW)
9:30 p.m.

The 14th Street corridor nightclub is having punk rock karaoke to benefit Black Lives Matter DC, an organization that says it fights “anti-blackness and racialized oppression.”


Stetson’s Last Day
1610 U St. NW

The landmark U Street bar will serve its final beer after 35 years of business.

Halloween Brunch Costume Contest
Masa 14 (1825 14th St. NW)
10 a.m.

This event promises a “spooktacular” bottomless brunch with a costume contest for a $75 gift card.

Dupont Circle Pet Costume Contest
Dog park at at 17th and S streets NW
10 a.m.

Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets will host its annual Dupont Circle pet costume contest in the dog park at at 17th and S St. NW on Halloween at 10 a.m. All pets are welcome to compete, and the event will occur rain or shine, said the event’s organizers.

Six Feet Under the Sea and Kiddo Craft and Cider Happy Hour
Meridian Pint (3400 11th St. NW)
Noon; 4-7 p.m.

Meridian Pint will host two Halloween events on the same day. Six Feet Under the Sea is a prom-themed Halloween party in the basement of the bar preceded by a horror movie marathon. On the patio, kids in costumes can gather at 4 p.m. for hot cider, trick or treating and crafts.

Halloween at El Rey
El Rey (919 U St. NW)

Halloween happy hour brunch precedes live music and a costume contest where attendees can compete to win $250.

“Haunted Haus”
Sauf Haus (1216 18th St. NW)

Guests can gather at noon for apple bobbing followed by an evening movie marathon, a tarot card reader, evil clowns, human statues, drink specials and live music.

Old School Hip Hop Halloween Bar Crawl
14th, U and 11th streets NW
3 p.m.

Drink specials abound at six bars. Though the idea is to visit each bar, attendees can join the bar crawl at any stop along the way.

Third District MPD Halloween Party
Third District Station (1620 V Street NW)
5 p.m.

Guests can join local police officers for food, games and a haunted house.

Halloween House Carnival
Mellow Mushroom (2436 18th St. NW)
8 p.m.

A DJ spins house tunes while costumed attendees compete in a “scariest” and “sexiest” costume contest. No cover.

Halloween Circus
Black Cat
9 p.m.

Church Night hosts a Halloween show with three bands, two burlesque performers and “a night of raucous, raunchy, loud, and wild fun.”

Ghost Town
Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St. NW)
10 p.m.

Guests can compete to win $1000 in a massive costume contest, and a drag show kicks off at 10:30 p.m. $15 cover.


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