Best Bets — Oct. 31, 2014

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Haunted Healy Hall

Where: Healy Hall
When: Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Info: facebook.com
Price: Free

Celebrate Halloween weekend with some on-campus scares. Come by Healy Hall to see if you can make it through Georgetown’s scariest maze. Fellow students are volunteering as haunts in the maze, so be aware that your friends might be around corner! It’s a great way to have some fun and get scared by and with fellow Hoyas this spooky weekend.

D.C. A Cappella Festival (DCAF)

Where: Gaston Hall
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Info: guevents.georgetown.edu
Price: $8 students; $10 general

DCAF features a wide range of musical genres from oldies to rock to modern hits. The concert is co-hosted by the Georgetown Phantoms and the Georgetown GraceNotes. The Phantoms perform tomorrow, while the GraceNotes will take the stage the following Saturday. The festival displays a variety of groups and programs, including premier university a cappella groups from across the east coast.

CSJ Options Fair

Where: ICC Galleria
When: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Info: csj.georgetown.edu/optionsseries
Price: Free

If you’re interested in a career involving social justice after graduation, then drop by the Options Fair. Students can consider postgraduate possibilities with recruiters from organizations such as the Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps and City Year. Recruiters from last year’s Options Fair include Teach For America, Visions in Action and D.C. Teaching Fellows. Student registration closes on Sunday.

Encountering Jesus

Where: ICC Auditorium
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Info: guevents.georgetown.edu
Price: Free

Father James Martin, S.J., is a gifted communicator as well as an outspoken advocate for Jesuit values, which has earned him a position as “Chaplain to the Colbert Report.” Martin will speak in the ICC on his New York Times bestselling book “Jesus: A Pilgrimage.” He hopes to engage students by presenting Jesus from a new perspective and relating these stories to the present day.

 

Off Campus

Fright at the Museum

Where: Crime Museum, 575 7th St NW
When: Friday and Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m.
Info: crimemuseum.org
Price: $30

Head down to the Crime Museum to experience its transformation into one of the best Haunted Houses in D.C.! Located right next to the Verizon Center, this exhibit is the perfect Halloween outing for you and your friends. This spooky evening event will make your heart stop and might even make you head back home covering your eyes.

Comedian Jermaine Fowler

Where: DC Improv
When: Friday to Sunday, 8 p.m.
Info: dcimprov.com
Price: $15 on Sunday and $17 on Friday and Saturday

Comedian Jermaine Fowler is presenting his own live show at DC Improv this weekend. This budding comedian has starred in McDonald’s, Sobe and Sports Illustrated promos, Comedy Central’s “Comedy Underground with Dave Atell” and MTV2’S “Guy Code.”

Out of Many, One

Where: National Mall
When: Friday
Info: npg.si.edu/outofmanyone/index.html
Price: Free

Don’t miss out on this grand landscape portrait by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada. The piece titled “Out of Many, One” is a collection of portraits taken around D.C. that has been combined into one composite portrait. This is an interactive walk-through experience promoted by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Dear White People Film Screening

Where: AMC Georgetown 14
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Info: http://now-events.net/
Price: Free

“Dear White People” won the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Award for Breakthrough Talent. Co-sponsored by the NAACP and Georgetown University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Affirmative Action, this free movie screening explores modern racism in  a highly recognizable college setting.

 

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