Arts Desk

ToDo ToDay: Horror for Snobs! Champagne! Prog!

Most horror fans have a subgenre they love most. At the AFI Silver Theatre tonight, there’s something that’ll sate any horror junkie’s jones. For the classicists and the snobs, the evening opens with F.W. Murnau’s silent film Nosferatu, complete with live musical accompaniment by Not So Silent Cinema. Afterward, there’s a chance to see Brian De Palma’s Carrie, and there's also Shaun of the Dead, the 2004 zombie comedy from Edgar Wright that’s since become a new classic. Read more >>> The films begin at 7:45 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $11.50-$20. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Alan Zilberman)

DRINK THIS

Cheers, everyone, it's National Champagne Day, and several local restaurants are celebrating with food and drink specials tonight. Proof will offer most of its Champagnes by the glass and bottle for 40-percent off, with other highly-rated sparkling wines at a discount. Napoleon Bistro in Adams Morgan is dropping its Champagne cocktails to half price, and Champagne flights will be available at the bar from 9-11 p.m. Lastly, Marcel's, which has one of the largest Champagne selections in the city, will offer a Champagne flight at the bar for $55 and is preparing a five-course dinner with Champagne pairings for $135. (Jessica Sidman)

OH AND ALSO

Saturday: Aping an older style of music is easy. But making it sound like something other than a reproduction takes considerable skill. That’s why Zombi’s interpretation of 1970s keyboard-driven prog-rock has always felt authentic. Much of the solo stuff from Zombi's Steve Moore evokes the same other-era essence, and is so full of sound that it’s hard to believe only one guy is creating it. Read more >>> (Christopher Porter)

Sunday: Don’t let Buena Vista Social Club hog the spotlight: Cuba has its share of unimpeachable classical musicians, and many of its choral groups are among the finest in the Western Hemisphere. Alexandria-based Classical Movements, Inc., has brought one of Cuba’s top choirs, Schola Cantorum Coralina, to perform a diverse program of Afro-Cuban, South American, and traditional European choral works on Sunday. Read more >>> (Mike Paarlberg)

Oh! And we have a couple of Halloween ideas.

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