A grab bag of Halloween arts events that should be a scream:
Ed Lawrence's Noteworthy card and stationery shop sent word out to local artists that it would accept original masks for sale on consignment -- and received more than 100, ranging from the mundane to the bizarre, including Pablo Martinez's Mexican death mask, Chuck Hovey's frightening faces (with real nails for hair) and Jack Guidone's monstrous Mephistopheles masks, made of celastic. Priced from $5 to $300, they're on display at the shop, 2402 18th St. NW.
The Voices in the Glen storytelling group will present "Spirits in the Glen," a night of spooky stories for adults and older children, Sunday night at 7 in the Adventure Theater at Glen Echo Park. Fourteen storytellers are lined up for the evening, cosponsored by the National Park Service. Admission is $5, which includes a copy of the group's new storytelling journal. Call 652-7835.
The American Film Institute is paying tribute to shock-schlock director William Castle with a Halloween night double feature of Castle's best -- "Strait-Jacket," starring Joan Crawford (and written by "Psycho's" Robert Bloch), and "House On Haunted Hill," with Vincent Price. The show starts at 8:30.
Costume balls and other events being thrown by area arts organizations include District Curators/WPFW's Sun Ra Arkestra Costume Ball, Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Old Post Office. Call 783-0360 . . . Herb's Restaurant is offering dinner and dancing on Halloween night, with a $100 prize for the costume (and for the really daring -- a $50 prize for the best costume at lunch) . . . Political satirist Mark Russell will perform at a Halloween night benefit for the Source Theatre, 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Rep. Source expects guests to dress as their favorite pol, past or present. Call 462-1073 . . . And the Tom Cunningham Band of Elegance will entertain at a big band masquerade ball, Sunday night at 8 at the Glen Echo Ballroom. Call 256-2734.