TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
1. H Street Zombie Takeover At 906 H Street NE
Halloween is two weekends away. So what? Start your costuming early tonight on H Street Zombie makeup is fun. Any excuse to look undead should be taken. 7 p.m., 21+, $5 to $11
2. Supafrik At Gallery O On H
The fourth pop-up shop/gallery from Supafrik, first in D.C., will feature works from 10 local artists, Ethiopian-Canadian painter Kalikidan Assefa and contemporary fashions from across the country. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover, Through Sunday, October 21
3. OFF! At Black Cat
Keith Morris and Co. have made actual punk rock music sort-of mainstream thanks to opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in arenas, appearing on PRI's "Sound Opinions" and being pretty awesome. No frills, pretty awesome punk rock from guys that have been doing it 30+ years. 8 p.m., all ages, $17
4. The Pallet Project At 915 F St. NW
Yet another pop-up art space. We never get sick of these things because they're temporary and turn unused spaces into something useful. For the next four days this space will host fashion shows, yoga classes, concerts and more. 8 p.m., all ages, no cover, Through Sunday, October 21
5. Collecting Art 101 At Smith Center For Healing And The Arts
This city is rich with art critics, world-class museums and up-and-coming producers. But what should you buy? If you're not so sure if you have good taste, this event may be for you. 6:30 p.m., all ages, no cover
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Friday, October 19
DC Lady Arm Wrestlers at Penn Social
If it's anything like what it sounds like, it'll be fun. All proceeds will benefit Miriam's Kitchen, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in the D.C. area.
Saturday, October 20
Corcoran Community Day 2012 at Corcoran Gallery of Art
An art fair in a museum. Why doesn't this happen every week? Take home works and support artists that are still alive.
Sunday, October 21
Langhorne Slim & The Law at Rock and Roll Hotel
Honky tonk stomp and twangy guitars. This is one of America's patented sounds.
Monday, October 22
The Lemonheads and Psychadelic Furs at Howard Theatre
The '80s sounded good. So did the '90s. Hopefully they still sound good. Find out Monday.
Tuesday, October 23
A Night with David Sedaris at Strathmore
Everyone's favorite "This American Life" author will read from a book. It will be entertaining.