Emerging Arts Leaders DC

What to do this Halloween?

Dress up in your best costume, and check out the events around DC!

  • Fear at the Freer

    Special Event: Fear at the Freer! Learn about spooky objects in our collection, make your own Freer-inspired mask, and enjoy Japanese food for sale from the Tokyo in the City food truck. Then, get in the Halloween spirit with a screening of Ring (aka Ringu), the movie that inspired the American thriller The Ring, at 7 pm. Free admission! Click for more

  • Night of the Living Zoo

    Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo’s annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it’s a wicked night of fun that you won’t want to miss. Click for more

  • DC Dead

    Teams of 6 are equipped with “neurotoxin” darts and sent through a zombie infested building in search of the cure. One part haunted house, and two parts interactive theatre, DC DEAD is a must this Halloween season. Explore the hidden hallways of Fort Fringe in NW Washington, DC. Salvage supplies and maybe save humanity…but watch out, the undead are lurking just around the corner. Click for more


Join Us for the the next Creative Conversation!

“Managing and Taking Risks”
Oct. 29 at GALA Hispanic Theatre

Click Here for more information and to register. Limited space available


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Monthly First Friday Lunches (FFLs)

Held the first Friday of every month, these informal lunches are a chance to network and socialize with your peers, as well as discuss issues affecting young arts professionals in DC. Lunches are held in different neighborhoods throughout the city each month. At least two members of the EALDC Steering Committee are always present to answer any questions about the organization and talk about upcoming events.

Some past First Friday Lunches have been held at Mai Thai, Founding Farmers, Cafe Asia, Commissary, Five Guys, Lincoln, and Raku. Registration for FFLs is hosted at EventBrite.

Click HERE to find out more and register for the next First Friday Lunch.