Halloween will bring out more than ghouls, goblins and those college kids who trick-or-treat at the embassies: It's also a big night for music fans, who have Drake, Passion Pit, Jessie Ware and more to choose from on a single night.
Fresh off the release of "Nothing Was the Same," rap's most sensitive thug brings his "Would You Like a Tour?" tour to Verizon Center with openers Miguel and Future. Drake, who has been bringing a few surprises from some of his dates -- including the A$AP crew in New York -- had some trouble getting his tour off the ground. First, the tour was bumped back a few weeks, then dates in Philadelphia and North Carolina were canceled, the former an hour after the show was to start. But D.C.'s a big market for the rap star, and we're sure he'll bring his A-game for the show and for the concert's after-party at the Park at Fourteenth. Get tickets here.
British singer Jessie Ware's most recognized contributions remain singing with bass-driven electronic act SBTRKT and appearing with Disclosure, but for the best introduction to Ware's soulful voice, check out her debut solo album, "Devotion," particularly its single, "Wildest Moments." Her star-making U.S. tour brings her to the Fillmore on Halloween night. Post music critic Chris Richards profiled the singer. Get tickets here.
After swapping venues from Virginia's Patriot Center this month, dance-poppers Passion Pit settle into a District venue, the more intimate Echostage in Northeast. Passion Pit hasn't always found love from critics -- Richards described their Sweetlife appearance this year as the "only bad apple in the barrel." Tickets, $45, are still available. Get them here.
The Howard Theatre devotes its night to '90s hip-hop nostalgia with "Insane in the Brain" rappers Cypress Hill. Do you need us to say more? Get tickets here.