This post was written by Hatchet reporter Bridie O’Connell.
Enjoy tree lighting, zombies and a dance performance in your last weekend in D.C. before Thanksgiving break.
Chinese Lantern Festival
The Chinese Lantern Festival brings ancient lantern-making and unique artwork together to create a special night for visitors of all ages. This is the festival’s inaugural year, and it will include live martial arts shows and traditional Chinese artwork.
Roer’s Zoofari, 1228 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, Va. 5 to 9 p.m. $25.
Holiday Tree Lighting at Pike & Rose
To get in the holiday spirit, head to Pike & Rose in Bethesda for an annual tree lighting ceremony. Don’t forget to check out live ice carving, food, holiday music and surprise giveaways while you’re there.
Pike & Rose, 11580 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Md. 6 p.m. Free.
The Great Zombie Invasion: DC
The Great Zombie Invasion returns to the District with the catchy slogan “Forget blue and red, come party with the undead!” To become part of one of the spookiest bar crawls in history, don your best zombie costume, gather your undead pals and head to Dupont Circle. It’s sure to scare away your election woes.
1825 M St., NW. 9 p.m., $25.
What’s Going On
This dance performance takes inspiration from the music of Marvin Gaye to reflect on themes relevant to the world today, like love and social justice.
Dance Place, 3225 8th St., NE. 4 p.m. $15.