Monday, October 28, 6:30 p.m.
Coded Message for the Boss
Goethe Institute, 812 7th St., NW
Like "Alias" with more facial hair, Wolf Brandin is an engineering student turned double agent in East Berlin. This German-language flick follows how working for the CIA and the Stasi can cause #epicFAILS in his personal life. This film is in German; English scripts upon request.
Deal nearby: Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub
Tuesday, October 29, 5 p.m. to close
Tacos and Ping Pong Tuesday
Breadsoda, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW
This underground den of retro rec-room iniquity in Glover Park is the perfect background for playing ping pong—or table tennis, for the linguistically-challenged—scarfing tacos and listening to '90s alternative, old-school hip-hop and vintage punk.
Deal nearby: J. Paul's Dining Saloon
Wednesday, October 30, 6 p.m.
Doggie Happy Howl-o-ween
Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria
Jackson 20 is hosting a Doggie Howl-o-ween costume contest, where dogs can dress up their humans in an attempt to win prizes and titles such as "Most Glamorous Getup," "Top Dog Award," and pet/owner combo "Best Dressed Couple," which signifies marriage in certain states. Taste Halloween cocktails and light fare, while canines enjoy non-alcoholic water bowls.
Deal nearby: Killer ESP (Espresso.Sorbet.Pie)
Thursday, October 31, 8 p.m.
Burlesque Haunted House Halloween
The Brixton, 901 U St., NW
Like bacon bits, a liberal sprinkle of burlesque makes everything taste better. Join DJ Beast, Derick Atkins, Synz, Team Zapata and Joe L on the rocking rooftop, or inside, where the ladies of Glam Gamz and Dainty will put Miley Cyrus to shame. Meanwhile, the second floor will be transformed into a "haunted house." Whichever floor you choose, be sure to come costumed and ready.
Deal nearby: Maraki Restaurant & Lounge