Halloween Isn’t Over Yet—You Can Still Play Dead At The Torpedo Factory

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dodslide The one downside to holidays like Halloween and Christmas is that, after weeks of anticipation and preparation, the party is over almost as soon as it starts. But this year, you can delay your post-holiday gloom and get one more use out of that truly fabulous costume — tomorrow night.

Get set for an evening of art and dancing during the Torpedo Factory’s fourth annual Day of the Dead Extravaganza. Held in honor of the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos — a celebration of life and death in conjunction with All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day — the event features live music by The Torches, a cash bar, and a crafty component (natch).

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