Local Nonprofit Bulletin
From time travel to “human spiders” occupying the Underworld, Scena Theatre’s The Time Machine is a wonderful, spooky-vibes play for all sci-fi lovers. It runs from October 21 – November 13 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. More into fairytales? Try Kalanidhi Dance’s The Ballad of Belle (October 28 & 29), an original take on Beauty and the Beast inspired by the style of storytelling from the Indian classical dance tradition of Kuchipudi. (+ Are you an artist or know someone who is? Applications for the Atlas Arts Lab close tomorrow! This program facilitates artistic growth & development for artists whose work explores the ideas and issues of our time, and runs from January – June, 2023.)
Catch the debut of La Llorona at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. An adaptation of the Latin American legend of the weeping woman in white, this is a story of young love, loss, betrayal, and despair that runs from October 28 – November 19, with a single Monday performance on October 31. Written by Gabby Wolfe and presented by We Happy Few.
Drug use and addiction are health issues. Participate in an Overdose Awareness Community Art Build on October 28 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Petworth Library with the Decrim Poverty Coalition and its members — HIPS, the Fair Budget Coalition, and the Drug Policy Alliance, with support from Movement Matters.
LGBTQIA+ youth are invited to SMYAL‘s Halloween party on October 28 at their youth center in Eastern Market! Show up in costume, grab some treats, and hang out at their haunted house.
Here’s a party where you’re invited to boo the hosts — shout BOO at improvisers on October 28 at the Washington Improv Theater‘s Halloween fundraiser bash! Come in costume starting at 8:00 PM and be ready to dance at Hawthorne’s outdoor deck.
Volunteer as a debate judge at the Washington Urban Debate League‘s Spoookiest tournament of the year on October 29 at EL Haynes High School. They are looking for four more judges, especially for their afternoon shift between 12:30 – 5:30 PM!
Dress your dog up and go trick-or-treating in Shirlington Village on October 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM to raise funds for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue! Enter their costume contest, collect homemade treats from Dogma Bakery, and do it all for a great cause.
Alternatively, if you are looking to bring home a dog, head to Petsmart Chantilly on October 29 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM, where Homeless Animals Rescue Team is holding their next adoption event!
Join Common Good City Farm for a Fall-O-Ween on October 30 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. From free chili & snacks to a costume contest (and then costumes & karaoke starting at 5:00 PM), it’ll be a good day of enjoying all things fall and Halloween.
Decorate bandanas for you or your pet! VisArts is hosting a free, family-friendly Halloween Bandana Workshop on October 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in Rockville Town Square.
Trick-or-treat in Chevy Chase! On October 31 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, District Bridges‘ Chevy Chase Main Street has organized a Spooktacular with participating businesses.
Help Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services pull off some Halloween magic on October 31! Sign up to volunteer at their Trunk-or-Treat — they have slots available between 2:00 – 8:00 PM.