Halloween Events

Take a haunted hayride around the airport; enjoy tricks, treats and games; and join a tour of the College Park Aviation Museum at night during the museum's Flight Night, Saturday from 7 to 9 at the museum at 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park (Metro: College Park). Admission is $4, $3 for seniors and $2 for children 17 and younger. Call 301/864-6029 (TDD: 301/864-4765).

Local legends of hauntings, including the tale of an actor's ghost at the National Theatre, are the subject of the Georgetown Theatre Company's performances of "Haunted Washington," Saturday at 11:30 and 1 at the Discovery Theatre in the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Dr. SW (Metro: Smithsonian). Tickets are $10. Call 202/357-1500.

Ireland's Culture

Irish folklore, music and dance are showcased when Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, opens at Ford's Theatre on Tuesday at 7:30. Performances this week continue Wednesday and Thursday at 1 and 7:30, with more shows through Nov. 14. Tickets are $20 for the evening shows Tuesday through Thursday. Tickets to other shows are $27 to $43. Ford's Theatre is at 511 10th St. NW (Metro: Metro Center). Order tickets from ProTix, 703/218-6500 (service charges); for information, call 202/347-4833.

Britten's `War Requiem'

The Cathedral Choral Society opens its 58th season with Britten's "War Requiem," Friday at 7:30 at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Tickets are $15 to $27; call 202/537-8980.

Disney on Ice

Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pinocchio, the Mouseketeers, Belle and the Beast are on the ice when Disney on Ice celebrates "75 Years of Disney Magic," Friday through Sunday at MCI Center, 601 F St. NW (Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown). Showtimes are Friday at 10:30 and 7:30; Saturday at 11, 3 and 7:30; and Sunday at 1 and 4:30. Tickets are $12.75 to $20.75 from Ticketmaster, 202/432-7328 (service charges); for information, call 202/628-3200. The show then moves to Baltimore Arena for shows Wednesday through Nov. 7. Call 410/347-2010.

Dancing Feats

The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan explores religious practices in Asia in "Songs of the Wanderers," a 90-minute work that includes torrents of rice pouring on the dancers, Saturday at 8 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall at George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Tickets are $25 to $35 from ProTix; call 703/218-6500 (service charges). For information, call 703/993-8888.

Debbie Allen premieres her dance piece "Soul Possessed," a story of conflict and betrayal, Friday at 7:30 and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Singer Patti LaBelle, musician Arturo Sandoval and Tai Jiminez from the Dance Theatre of Harlem are featured. Tickets are $20 to $64. Call 202/ 467-4600 (TDD: 202/416-8524).

The rich dance heritage of India is displayed during "Darpana: Dance Reflections," a three-day festival of dances featuring 100 dancers from North America and India, Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30, and Sunday at 1:30 at Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets NW (Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU). Tickets are $15 for one show, $30 for all four. Call 703/532-5479 or 301/864-6976. See story, Page 26.

Ho-Hos Alert

Weekend's annual calendar of holiday activities appears Dec. 3. If you would like us to include your holiday concert, parade or other event, send your notice by Nov. 19 to Ho-Hos, Weekend, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071. Please include a description of the event, dates, times, an exact address, a telephone number (with area code) we can print and admission fees. Craft shows and religious services will not be included.

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Exhibitions

In conjunction with the publication a new book of female portraiture, "Annie Leibovitz: Women" features more than 70 of the photographer's pictures of celebrated and unsung women -- from first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hoboken police officer Janet Aiello. At the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW (Metro: Farragut West). 202/639-1700.

-- Michael O'Sullivan

Film

Being a mere fan of John Malkovich is nothing compared to getting into his head. In Spike Jonze's brilliantly inventive "Being John Malkovich," John Cusack and Catherine Keener discover a way to actually enter the actor's brain and see the world through his eyes. Review on Page 41.

-- Desson Howe

Nightlife

Why am I so upset that I'll be out of town Thursday? Because that's when jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, one of the most creative and prolific musicians working today, and his New Quartet are performing at the Barns of Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Rd, Vienna; 703/218-6500).

-- Eric Brace