3 things to do this weekend besides Homecoming (10/27-10/28)


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Miranda Sandoval, online editor

1.) Do the Monster Mash at the 80’s Halloween Dance Party at the Black Ca in Washington, D.C.! Rock singers like Roky Erickson, White Mystery, and bat Fangs will be performing. Show off your wickedly wonderful dance moves in the Beetlejuice room with DJs Steve EP and MissGuided, in the REDRUM (Red Room), or in the Bowser’s Halloween Castle Room with DJ Killa K. Hungry from the dancing? No worries! Head over to the Food for Thought Café – they have a little something for every one (yes, even for vegans and vegetarians). Oh, and the Black Cat has pinball machines, so it’s never a dull moment there.
To find out more, click: http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/eighties2.html?utm_source=washingtonorg&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=80s-halloween-dance-party.

2.) Artists, don’t miss the Big Draw Festival (the biggest drawing festival in the world) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.! Start your morning off right with meditation exercises (nothing like peace and tranquility to get the creative juices flowing). Take part in live model sketching, still life sketching, and sketching labs. Get advice from top artists, spend time with people that share your passions, and draw away while you listen to music. While you’re there, take a look around at their art exhibits (especially Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project and Sense of Humor). With some major holidays just around the corner (think Thanksgiving and Christmas), pick up some greeting cards or other lovely items from their gift shop.
Visit: https://www.nga.gov/calendar/community-events/sketching-is-seeing/big-draw-festival.html for extra information.

3.) Go to the Global Perspectives Festival at the Dance Place in Washington, D.C.! The event features culturally diverse dance performances given by local groups and artists, like Coyaba Dance Theater, Prakriti Dance, Xing Dance Theater, Christopher K. Morgan, Furia Flamenca, and Serendib Dance. Several highlights of the festival include Kumulipo (a Hawaiian solo dance), Beloved (a classical composition in Telugu), and Equinox (a blend of classical and modern Chinese dances).
Click on: http://www.danceplace.org/performances/global-perspectives-festival/?utm_source=washingtonorg&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=global-perspectives-festival for additional details.