Ghouls just wanna have fun.
Happy Hour at Capitale
What: Toast your ghosts with $10 specials like the Misty Mummy (a gin fizz wrapped in crepe paper and topped with green foam, pictured) or the Bruja Brew (a margarita made with peppercorn-smoked tequila and animated by dry ice).
Why: Another reason to make this tricked-out nightclub a regular haunt.
When: Thru Oct. 31. Wed.-Fri., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 1301 K St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts. (202-962-3933).
Neon Nights ’80s Halloween Party
What: Dress up to get down at a costumes-mandatory throwback fete at the city’s most glamorous rooftop bar. Best dressed wins a night at the hotel and breakfast in bed.
Why: Monies raised support Fashion for Paws, the Washington Humane Society’s high-octane fundraising office.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.-3 a.m.
Where: W, 515 15th St. NW, at Pennsylvania Ave. (202-661-2400). Tickets ($40) at eventfarm.com.
Drawing at Dusk
What: Ease into the weekend with a meditative art class with a live (clothed) model in the Luce Foundation Center. Limited materials provided, so take paper and pencil.
Why: Arrive early for a prime view.
When: Fri., 5:30-7:40 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th St NW, at F St. Reservations (required) to 202-633-5435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drafting Table Opens
What: The cozy Logan Circle gastropub serves chef Ciji Wagner’s shareable grub — pickled veggies and charcuterie, fried eggs in soy broth with coconut jam on toast, and grilled pound cake with stewed apples.
Why: Owner Aaron Gordon and architect/designer Andrew Christenberry have been friends since high school.
When: Mon.-Wed., 4-11 p.m.; Thurs., 4 p.m.-midnight; Fri., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 1529 14th St. NW, b/t P & Q Sts. (202-621-7475).
Celebrate the Pumpkin
What: Carve a jack-o’-lantern on the patio while enjoying seasonal treats, then duck inside to admire your handiwork over a bowl of fall pasta (cavatelli with maple-glazed squash, mascarpone, mushrooms, and dried cranberries).
Why: Gourd, that’s good.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Ris, 2275 L St. NW, at 23rd St. (202-730-2500). Suggested donation is $20, to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen.
What: The Washington Ballet seduces with the Gothic tale set in Transylvania terror-tory; Denis Malinkine, who originated the role of Count, returns.
Why: There will be blood.
When: Thru. Nov. 4. Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, at Virginia Ave. (202-467-4600). Tickets ($25-$125) at kennedy-center.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Vithaya Photography