Halloween falls right in the middle of the week this year, making day-of celebration tricky, particularly if you have, you know, a job. Many local celebrations unfold over the previous weekend, but there are still a few activities for those who aren’t content merely gorging on mini-Snickers while listlessly awaiting trick-or-treaters. Embrace the twisted and the bizarre at Alliance Française’s Halloween celebration honoring la fée verte, or the Green Fairy. The party, held at Adams Morgan’s Napoleon Bistro, plans to dish out mind-warping magic tricks, caricature drawings, absinthe-inspired cocktails, and prizes for those who come donning their most Francophile and/or scary costumes. Halloween sophisticates, on the other hand, ought to check out the Washington Ballet’s spooky rendition of Dracula tonight; for high-school theater nerds, there’s always The Rocky Horror Picture Show at E Street Cinema.
“Halloween in Paris” begins at 8 p.m. at Napoleon Bistro and Lounge, 1847 Columbia Road NW. $12. francedc.org. The ballet runs to Nov. 4 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25-$125. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org. The film shows at 8 p.m. at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $11. (202) 452-7672. dcrockyhorror.com.