22 Things to Do in October
It's a great month for bad princesses, music legends and inventive costumes.
When: Oct. 3-27
Where: Creative Cauldron, 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church
Creative Cauldron presents its regional premiere of a musical poking fun at the many princesses of fairy-tale land, with songs such as “All I Wanna Do Is Eat” and “A Happy Tune?” $20-$35.
When: Oct. 4, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington
Dancing is encouraged at this First Friday concert series featuring the Dave Kline band and local jazz vocalist Lynn Veronneau. All ages are welcome. Free.
When: Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Courthaus Social, 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
Cornhole and brewery bingo are on the roster of events at this 4th annual Oktoberfest, which also promises live music. A special import of Hofbräuhaus München is on hand, as well as several local beers, and dogs are welcome. Free admission.
When: Oct. 5, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Adams St. at Columbia Pike
Expect food and drink options—likely including a fair number of ciders, pumpkin ales and Oktoberfest ales—as well as live music and family-friendly activities at this 5th annual street fest. Free admission.
When: Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 4100 Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington (Ballston)
Enjoy all-day live music, German beer tastings and some outdoor BBQ with a variety of sausages at the inaugural Oktoberfest for this new Ballston beer hall. Cornhole and ping-pong are available on the patio. Free admission.