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If you haven't hit up the latest pop-up bar from the Drink Company team, tonight is your last night to do so. The three Shaw bars, now known for hosting the best themed pop-ups in town, were turned into spooky, creepy spaces with dolls, spiders, skulls, a haunted tree, an homage to David Bowie and cocktails inspired by It, Beetlejuice and other horror flicks for the month of October. (Image: Farrah Skeiky)

Out and About: Halloween parties and 8 other must-know happenings this week

Tuesday, October 31

Mean Girls Premiere: The one and only Tina Fey is bringing her Mean Girls to D.C. for its world premiere run through December 3 before it lands on Broadway next March. You can read all about what Tina Fey and her gang have planned for the show here. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 8 p.m., tickets start at $48

Closing night for PUB Dread: If you haven't hit up the latest pop-up bar from the Drink Company team, tonight is your last night to do so. The three Shaw bars, now known for hosting the best themed pop-ups in town, were turned into spooky, creepy spaces with dolls, spiders, skulls, a haunted tree, an homage to David Bowie and cocktails inspired by It, Beetlejuice and other horror flicks for the month of October. PUB Dread, 1843 7th St NW, 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m, free to enter, cocktails are $14

Femme Fatale Anniversary: To celebrate the first year of the Femme Fatale DC Collective, the team is throwing a special party to mark the occasion. In true girl power fashion, the night will honor the late songstress Aaliyah with a theme from her movie "Queen of The Damned." The night will include spooky live music, special performances reenacted from the film, delicious vegan treats, drinks and more. A "vampiress" dress code is encouraged. Femme Fatale DC, 100 Florida Ave., NE, 6 p.m., $15

Murder Mystery Dinner Party: The Whittemore House has opened its doors for a dinner party, bringing together an opera singer, an explorer, suffragettes, and of course a politician or two. But no one expected murder to be on the menu. And, when the guests are questioned, it turns out their stories aren’t lining up quite as neatly as the capital streets. The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, 6:30 p.m., $70

Wednesday, November 1

D.C. Cocktail Week Sneak Peek: Cocktail enthusiasts eager to get an early taste of creative specials from the region’s best mixologist should hit up Jack Rose this week for the D.C. Cocktail Week kick-off event. Restaurants will pour tastings of their DC Cocktail Week concoctions featuring leading local spirits and distilleries will pour tastings and - yep you guessed it - more cocktails featuring their luscious libations. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th Street, NW, 5:30 p.m., $35

The Book of Mormon: The nine-time Tony-winning Best Musical returns to the Kennedy Center and follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing-room-only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $59

Thursday, November 2

Opera Master Class with Francesca Zambello: Witness how great performers are made, hear the opera's voices of tomorrow, and observe the creative process. Emerging artists hone their craft under the guidance of WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. Observe the internationally acclaimed director of theater and opera--accompanied by Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program Director Robert Ainsley--as she leads this master class for pre-professional singers. The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 7 p.m., $12

The 9 Songwriter Series: Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring live music event based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing in rotation and often sitting in with each other, providing audiences with a rich, intimate, varied listening experience. Pearl Street Warehouse, 33 Pearl Street SW, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., $10

The Shins: Check out GRAMMY-nominated American band The Shins at the hottest new music venue in town as they showcase music from their four albums; a fifth is due out in March. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St SW, doors open at 6:30 p.m. show starts at 8, tickets start at $40

A Discussion with Photographer Amanda Lucidon: If you ever wondered what it was like to photograph Michelle Obama, join White House photographer Amanda Lucidon at the Mt. Pleasant Library for a discussion about her New York Times bestselling book "Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer". Photographs from the book will be exhibited at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library through November 10. Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, 6 p.m., free

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