TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
1. DC's Annual High Heel Race At 17th Street, Between P And R Streets NW
Who cares if it's after Halloween? Some storm named Sandy can't stop this D.C. tradition. 6 p.m., all ages, no cover
2. Phillips After 5 At The Phillips Collection
The theme of tonight's event is "French Fever." With Sandy and the election, a little break from the U.S. might be nice. Check out French artist Xavier Veilhan’s first major U.S. museum exhibition. 5:30 p.m., all ages, no cover to $12, advance registration encouraged
3. Day Of The Dead Festival At Oyamel
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos on the actual holiday. A special menu honoring Mayan leader K’inich Janaab’ Pakal, or Pakal the Great, who ruled the Mayan kingdom of Palenque from 615 BCE to 683 BCE, from Chef Omar Rodriguez will be available. Now through November 2
4. Haunted History Tour At Lafayette Park
Didn't get your fill of Halloween? Take a tour of the haunted parts of D.C. 7:30 p.m., all ages, donations appreciated
5. Dr. Science's Science Time Science-va-ganza! At Fort Fringe
After a successful Fringe run earlier this year, Adam Ruben and Chuck Na return for five shows with this tongue-in-cheek sketch and science show. 7 p.m., all ages, $20, also November 2, 3, 10, 11
TOP 5 FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS
Friday, November 2
Hello Kitty For President at Living Social's 918 F St NW
We may not all have the same political views, but we can all agree that the idea of voting for a Japanese cat icon is dumb but could be fun. Free party and a chance to support the "Friendship Party." Why not?
Saturday, November 3
"Political Advertisement" at AFI Silver Spring
In 1984 Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese exhibited presidential ads from the 1950s to 1984. Every four years they added the standout commercials from the current election. This year brings the eighth edition of the series.
Sunday, November 4
DC Tweed Ride at Brixton
It's finally weather appropriate to wear a heavy tweed coat and ride a bike at a leisurely pace. Registration is now open.
Monday, November 5
Henry Rollins: Capitalism at 9:30 Club
A spoken word/stand up/guerrilla journalist report from the former Black Flag frontman. An appropriate way to spend election eve.