WASHINGTON — Trying to figure out how to spend your Halloween weekend? We've got you covered. You're bound to have a good time without breaking the bank with these events! Remember to bundle up!
Friday, Nov. 2
When: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Mexican holiday will honor loved ones with free calavera face painting and other arts and crafts. The free event will conclude with a live mariachi band and processional route to see the different altars that were made last weekend.
Saturday, Nov. 4
When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets NW
The free food history festival presents live cooking demonstrations, book signings and more with chefs, local organizations and experts.
Registration to the Deep Dish Dialogue is suggested due to limited seating. Authors and chefs take a look at how food within different regions is connected to American history.
All activities are for visitors of all ages.
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Anacostia Arts Center - 1231 Good Hope Road SE
Shop for custom made products at the artist market in Anacostia! The local market pop-up will feature an array of artists that will combine arts, culture and entrepreneurship. This is a great opportunity to shop early for the upcoming holiday season.
Sunday, Nov. 4
When: Nov. 4 to Nov. 11
Where: Various locations
The inaugural DMV Black Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday in support of African-American owned restaurants. Participating restaurants include the historic Ben's Chili Bowl, Calabash Tea & Cafe, Hen Quarter and Matchbox. Take you and your taste buds across the DMV to see what the area has to offer!
According to the National Restaurant Association, eight percent of African-Americans make up restaurant owners and the same share of restaurant managers.