What’s on Tap in Tenleytown – Special Halloween Edition

halloween-bat-moon-clipart1There’s a chill in the air, and ghosts and goblins are taking up residence in yards and on front stoops – it’s time to explore all the spooky, Halloween revels Tenleytown has planned. In addition to trick-or-treating on Halloween night – for which the 4600 block of Brandywine in AU Park cannot be beat – the community has plenty spine-chilling fun to enjoy throughout the month.

  • The Tenley-Friendship Library is hosting a free Halloween Film Festival every Thursday at 7 p.m.  The festival culminates with a movie marathon on the 31st starting at 1 p.m. The lineup of movies includes:

October 10:  Repulsion (1965, unrated)
October 17:  Beetlejuice (1988, PG)
October 24:  The Last Man on Earth (1964, unrated)
October 31:  @ 1 p.m. The Birds (1963, PG-13); @ 3 p.m. Hocus Pocus (1993, PG); @ 5 p.m. Frankenweenie (2012, PG); @ 7 p.m. The Exorcist (1973, R)

  • The annual Turtle Park Halloween Parade and Party will take place October 25 at 45th and Van Ness Streets, NW.  The parade of costumes around the park steps off at 5:40 p.m. – kids and parents alike are encouraged to dress up.  After the parade, settle in with some free pizza and an outdoor screening of perennial favorite “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and other family-friendly Halloween films.  The event is sponsored by Friends of Friendship Park.
  • On Halloween, lil omm yoga will hold an “Oh-So-Omm” Halloween party for families and children; all ages are welcome and encouraged to wear their costumes. Enjoy a story from Tenley-Friendship children’s librarian Megan Biggins and a sing-along with Meadowlark Music.  The 45-minute party starts at 3 p.m. at 4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  Tickets are $10 per family.
  • The Metropolitan Police Department Second District will host a Haunted House on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Second District station, 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW.  The annual event, coordinated by Community Outreach Coordinator Officer Rhonda Hardy-Robinson, provides a safe, fun environment for kids to trick-or-treat.  Each child who attends will receive a goody bag.
  • And just for the adults, the Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre presents a production of The Rocky Horror Show, directed by Cara Gabriel, starting October 17 and running through October 26. “This sexy, campy, hilarious, interactive cult musical is an ironic homage to science fiction and B horror movies.” Tickets are $15 for regular admission and $10 for university students and seniors.  For show times and tickets, visit http://american.tix.com or call 202-885-ARTS.

Happy Halloween