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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/27/2008

Free and Easy Events

By Fritz Hahn

The Red Derby screens zombie films from the classic ("Invasion of the Body Snatchers") to modern ("Shaun of the Dead") in Columbia Heights. (Courtesy of Rogue Pictures)

Derby Horror Fest at the Red Derby
The Red Derby gets into the Halloween spirit by showing zombie movies all night, including "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Shawn of the Dead."

High Heel Race on 17th Street
Colorfully costumed drag queens take to the streets of Dupont for the annual High Heel Race.

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' at the American Art Museum
Audrey Hepburn's classic film is presented as part of the American Art Museum's "Page to Stage" series.

Doggie Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco
The Doggie Happy Hour season comes to a close with a canine costume contest and free food and drink for four-legged friends. Dress up with your pooch and win a trip to New York.

Holtorf Pumpkin Carving Halloween Display in Vienna, Va.
Think making one Jack-o'-lantern is difficult? Every year, the Holtorf family and their friends carve 200 pumpkins, depicting movie stars, scenes from classic art or a giant squid attacking a submarine, and put them on display in their driveway.

Children's Multicultural Book Festival at the Kennedy Center
Now in its 13th year, the Kennedy Center's day of children's literature features readings by authors, including Nikki Giovanni, music and dance performances and arts and crafts workshops. Books will also be available for sale.

Day of the Dead Celebrations at the National Museum of the American Indian
Learn about the Latin American holiday with cooking demonstrations, live music, craft-making, films and more.

'What Candidates Are Really Made of and Other Famous Faces' at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
Pop artist Hanoch Piven constructs portraits of politicians and other celebrities using found materials like bubble gum, light bulbs and electrical wire.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | October 27, 2008; 11:29 AM ET
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