Halloween Hot Tickets: 'Exorcist' Author to Speak at Georgetown AMC Loews

This morning, Fox5 News staffers raced up "the Exorcist Steps" at 36th Street: film critic Kevin McCarthy (Clint Eastwood character ), anchor Sarah Simmons (fox), meteorologist Tucker Barnes (panda).
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This morning, Fox5 News staffers raced up "the Exorcist Steps" at 36th Street: film critic Kevin McCarthy (Clint Eastwood character ), anchor Sarah Simmons (fox), meteorologist Tucker Barnes (panda).

Below are but a few of the events happening around town on Halloween.

-- 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Trick-or-Treat With Students, Healy Lawn: the Georgetown University Student Association invites neighborhood families to a family-friendly night of trick-or-treating on the front lawn. There will be candy, giveaways, performances, cookie decorating, a pumpkin patch and more. All are welcome.

-- 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, "The Exorcist," Georgetown AMC Loews, 3111 K Street, NW. After viewing the movie, audience members may ask author William Peter Blatty questions about the epic 1973 horror film, set in Georgetown and at Georgetown University.

-- 4 p.m. until close, Oct. 31, Chipotle Mexican Grill is pleased to bring back the Boorito fundraiser this Halloween. Kids (and adults) of all ages are encouraged to take a break from the candy and stop by any Chipotle restaurant nationwide on Halloween, dressed in costume to receive any burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for only $3. All proceeds will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable food supply.

-- 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Oct. 31, the Georgetown Graham -- 1075 Thomas Jefferson St., NW -- turns its rooftop Observatory bar into "The Laboratory for Halloween," the scene of its Halloween party with specialty cocktails and costume prizes. Open bar will be available from 8 to 10 p.m., featuring syringe shots, bourbon cider and a hot pumpkin coffee cocktail. Costumes are required, and the guest with the most creative costume will win a prize from hotel. Tickets for the "Laboratory" are $30; contact erika@epgPR.com.

-- 9 p.m., Oct. 31, join Nick's Riverside Grill -- 3050 K St., NW, at Washington Harbour -- for a Halloween Night Celebration, including "D.C. Throwback" at 10 p.m. and a costume contest to follow. You can win brunch for two at Tony and Joe's, a bar tab at Nick's Riverside, merchandise and more. You must be 21 or older to attend; no cover charge included.

-- 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, "Howl-O-Ween": Trick Or Treating For Dogs, Courtyard Garden of the Fairmont in the West End, 2401 M St., NW. Prizes for "Best Dog Costume" and "Most Adorable Dog in Costume"; house-made doggie snacks for all dogs. Adults will enjoy a special "Witches’ Brew Cocktail" at $5.

-- 8 p.m., Oct. 31, P.O.V. Lounge at the W Hotel -- 515 15th St. NW -- hosts its third annual Halloween social with proceeds benefiting the Washington Humane Society. The social will feature live performances by DJ Ghost and DJ Phillipz, craft cocktails and a costume contest, with the winner to be awarded a W Washington, D.C. sleepover package which includes an overnight stay in one of the W WOW Suites and breakfast in bed.

-- 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 31: For a frightening experience in a very D.C. setting, check out the National Museum of Crime & Punishment’s version of a haunted house. “Fright at the Museum: Dead Men Walking” centers on an electric chair from Tennessee and is intended only for those who truly enjoy scary experiences. Visit crimemuseum.org for information and tickets ($20). 575 7th St. NW, 202-393-1099.

-- 6:30 p.m. (doors open), 7:30 p.m., Oct. 31, Blue Öyster Cult, the Hamilton, 600 14th St., NW. Visit www.TheHamiltonDC.com.

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