Scott Brooks with his painting "Boldly Going"

So, yeah, you might have some plans this weekend. Perhaps, maybe. But let me tell you about some other things happening this weekend that are worth checking out:

  • Scott Brooks (remember the profile I did on him?) has a show at Long View (9th/N), entitled “We the People.” The opening reception is Friday night at 6:30 and then the show will run for a month, through November 28th. Scott is a local artist who does really interesting, fabulous work – so go out and support him!
  • Transformer (14/P) is having an open house for their new exhibition, Tang: Freedom & Its Owner on Saturday from 1 to 7 pm. There will be flavored coffee and chocolates from ACKC to nibble on.
  • At the 14/ U Street farmers market, there will be a ton of cute things to celebrate Halloween. There will be a costume contest with prizes for kids and dogs at 11 am. There will be prizes for best girl, best boy. and best dog. There are also a lot of food to buy related to Halloween: there will be half price on pumpkins and many winter squashes at Kuhn. And I’ve been meaning to try Copper Pot’s pumpkin truffle soup, it went fast last week so get there early. And of course, you can buy your pumpkin whoopie pies at Pecan Meadow.

Just in time for Halloween, the Gibson is opening a second floor of seating, nearly doubling their capacity. Going Out Gurus report that capacity will now be 48 and that the two smaller rooms on the second floor will be available for rental.

And, on the Halloween note, the Gibson is having a Corpse Revival Halloween party, with an open bar, snacks from the new menu, dance music, a pumpkin-carving contest, and a zombie costume contest with prizes. Tickets are $75 – sounds like my Mad Men inspired Halloween costume would be a perfect fit for the old school, classy vibe of the Gibson. However, I’m not going to be a Betty Draper zombie – but if you are you can credit me with the idea.