There's also a costume contest, so you can repurpose last night's finery, or dream up a new Day of the Dead skeleton outfit. And, given that the Torpedo Factory is first and foremost an art center, the soiree isn’t complete without an exhibit: Día de los Muertos: The Art of Remembrance features altar installations and other thematic works by local artists. We think it's the perfect combo of spooky and sophisticated. When: Party is Friday, November 2, from 8-11 p.m. Exhibit is open until 9 p.m. tonight and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, November 4.
Where: Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria; 703-838-4565. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Photo: Courtesy of the Torpedo Factory Art Center